Openings and Closings

Two Miami Hotties Coming to Boca Raton

Lately it seems that Delray and West Palm Beach have been getting all the restaurant glory but now it appears that Boca Raton is cutting itself a slice of fine dining glam. 

Expecting to debut in mid-August is the second SoFla outpost of New York-based high-end Chinese eatery Philippe Chow. The Boca Chow, the fifth in the chainlet, will take over the downtown space just vacated by III Forks. A total renovation is in the works.  

And though Boca is nobody's idea of impoverished, prices at this latest Chow will be considerably less than those charged at the sleekly elegant South Beach restaurant, so even if you weren't born with a platinum spoon in your mouth you can probably afford to eat there. 

The other tony Miami restaurant slated to birth a newbie in Boca is--goddess help us--another steakhouse. That would be Red, The Steakhouse, which will reportedly open sometime before the end of the year in the old Mario's of Boca space on Military Trail. Aged USDA Prime Angus beef will be the draw here, just in case there are any carnivores out there who haven't gotten over the demise of III Forks.

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