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Park Tavern’s menu is much like its atmosphere—all over the board.

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Park Tavern’s menu is much like its atmosphere—all over the board.
While modern menus try to have a good sampling of dishes, Park’s variety is over the top. Here you get grilled Antarctic salmon, sweet corn agnolotti, spiced duck breast, sh and chips, Maine lobster roll, prime rib, enormous burgers, oysters, cauli ower fried rice, Italian bur- rata, Maryland crab cake, Ahi tuna tartare and a whole passel more.
There’s also a crazy-busy bar, es- pecially during happy hour. Every-one is smiling. The high-top seating is full of the very young to the fairly old, which is not something seen in most bars. Service is excellent. The food is fresh, creative and emerges from the kitchen quickly.

The generous sh and chips, for example, have a light tempura batter around the tender northern Atlantic cod. The mahi-mahi soft tacos also had tempura batter, and the excellent, light slaw carried slight heat from the tomatillo sauce and chipotle mayo. Burgers passed us by the dozens—there
are six kinds, including veggie and turkey options.

It is noisy inside (outside tables are quieter), but a conversation can still be had. In the dining room, TVs line one wall, and the games are re ected in mirrors on the op- posite wall. It’s a bustling choreog- raphy, where people-watching is as interesting as the menu.
Open since 2012, Park Tavern is owned by the same group that runs popular El Camino and Cut 432 restaurants. It’s clear their vision is working here, too.

By: Lynn Kalber


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If you ask us, happy hour is the best time of the day.

What could be better than sipping cocktails and nibbling on light bites? Usually there’s some sort of discount involved, so that can clinch the deal.

And since South Florida is a travel destination, you can bet that the bars and restaurants here know how to slap happy hour up to a new level.

Here are some of our favorites right now. (Stay tuned for some breaking happy hour news from the Miami Heat during the NBA Playoffs.)


15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. 561-865-5350.

817 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-530-1188.

Both locations of this restaurant that bills itself as serving Mexican soul food have a late night happy hour — which they call “Reverse Happy Hour” — from midnight to 2 a.m. daily. Wine, beer, spirits and margaritas are $5 and under. Tequilas are half price (there are more than 400 on the list) and made-right-there chips and salsa goes for $1. Some tacos are $2.


32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach. 561-265-5093.

Park Tavern has more than 50 varieties of bourbon in its curated collection. More importantly the restaurant has a $8 bourbon flight during the daily 5-7 p.m. happy hour that includes Sagamore Rye, Elijah Craig and Old Forester 1910. Of course there other happy hour deals: $5 spirits and cocktails; $4 beer on tap, $3 bottles and $3 wine by the glass.

By: Rod Stafford