Tommy Bahama is set to unveil its latest retail and restaurant concept at Harbourside Place in Jupiter this month. The restaurant will open its newest establishment, continuing the company's history in Florida, where it opened its first restaurant and bar in 1996 in Naples.
The Jupiter location is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, an 8,000-square-foot space that features both a restaurant and retail shop. It is one of 14 restaurant and retail locations worldwide, which the company refers to as "Islands."
The restaurant, which opens November 20, will be the fifth Tommy Bahama restaurant in Florida after Naples, Orlando, Sandestin, and Sarasota. It will join the roster of establishments located in California, Nevada, Hawaii, New York, Texas, and Japan.
This latest design is new, and eliminates any barrier between the traditional shopping area and dining room, as with other establishments. An expansive wrap around outdoor dining space is just steps from the marina and is in close proximity to the plaza amphitheater, providing a good view of the live entertainment scheduled to appear.
Throughout the establishment, a palette of whites and creamy caramels are accented by rich teak woods, ocean blue tiles and sun-bleached fixtures, creating the look and feel of a gorgeous beach house while maintaining the crisp lines characteristic to Florida's sought after coastal lifestyle and the Tommy Bahama island-inspired brand. Design elements include glazed recycled paper with natural grasses in the dining area, local repurposed wood, Brazilian quartz counter and table tops, and white coral Florida limestone.
If you like to shop and eat, guests can shop for an assortment of men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, footwear, and accessories right there at the restaurant.
The menu has a number of seafood dishes with an island flare, like the coconut shrimp, pina colada cake, and macadamia encrusted snapper are offered alongside traditional entrees with a sprinkling of island flare. A savory Kona coffee crusted ribeye steak sounds pretty good, too.
Executive chef Jimmy Frantz has fashioned a forward thinking "All Day Menu" delivering local seafood, and prepared by the in-house culinary team using seasonal ingredients that will be infused into island-inspired cuisine. Likewise, a sprawling indoor/outdoor bar will dispense handcrafted cocktails, local brews, and wine from a well-curated list. Try a grapefruit basil martini or a hibiscus lime cooler, winner of the Naples Illustrated cocktail contest.
Tommy Bahama Jupiter Florida is located at 126 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter. Visit tommybahama.com.
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