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Ben's of Boca


Name: Noel Weinstock
Occupation: School Psychologist
Lives In: Davie
Restaurant Pick: Ben’s of Boca Raton
Reviewed Ben's of Boca: May 4th, 2008

Located in a suburban mall, you enter Ben’s and are greeted by a mouth-watering display of meats, salads, appetizers, desserts and all the trimmings. A five minute wait allows you to listen in on the conversations of patrons, many of them seniors, on topics from family, politics and the upcoming dining events. Ben’s modern décor of Danish woods, glass and chrome with Yiddish prints on the wall and humorous statements is an all around joy. The food, though, is as old-fashioned and traditional as grandma’s with your table set with pickles, cole slaw, and bread. Jordan, our young waiter, was responsive to our party of 4. My “appetizer” was the chicken-noodle matzo ball soup. Hot, the flavor began with the steam of the healthy looking yellow broth. The baseball size matzo ball sucked up the tasty broth – was easy to chew, yet not flimsy and the noodles were fun to slurp up. The main event – extra lean corned beef – was just that. Surrounded by fresh rye and adorned with deli mustard, a bite could not get around the entire sandwich. The meat was cured, just right, and your teeth were not required to do much chewing. The round baked potato knish was hot – soft on the inside and crusty on the outside, and all of the above was washed down exquisitely with a Dr. Brown’s cream soda. Leftovers abounded and were happily finished the next day. My wife ordered the same, while the kids ordered a very tasty hamburger and a chicken Caesar wrap. The entire bill, without tip, was $60 and definitely less expensive than a therapy session!

Name: Patrick Carron
Occupation: : Pharmaceutical Sales
Lives In: Ft. Lauderdale
Restaurant Pick: UVA 69
Reviewed Ben's of Boca: May 3rd, 2008

There was plenty of free parking. I was immediately welcomed and seated by a friendly hostess in a modern and nicely decorated restaurant with several dining rooms. The Terrazzo floors are very stylish and very clean. Booths were cushiony and soft. Tabletops had a Terrazzo look and were squeaky clean. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the very lengthy menu. Food was freshly made and good. Fresh cut coleslaw and homemade pickles are provided to each table. Lots of food for the price! The atmosphere has a Jewish feel with old Yiddish radio programs playing softly overhead and lots of humorous Yiddish sayings on the walls. I felt like I was in Brooklyn. Tables are spaced apart in a roomy fashion. It was a great experience.

Name: Lisa Pacin
Occupation: Sales
Lives In: Aventura
Restaurant Pick: DiLido Beach Club
Reviewed Ben's of Boca: May 18th, 2008

I pulled in behind the place and walked through the bushes to get to the front of the place. When I walked in, I was sat immediately. I requested a booth and my wish was granted. To my surprise, it was not a dairy kosher deli. Many of the items I wanted were clearly not available. My waiter was very accommodating and assisted me with making a good selection due to the circumstances. I ordered the matzo ball soup and roast beef wrap. Both were excellent. As I looked around, I was impressed with the size of the place and the attention to detail they placed on the inside. Overall, the service was friendly and good. The food should be noted as very fresh. The price was typical of a Jewish deli. I enjoyed myself, but went for bagels and lox the next day.

Restaurant Information

Location: 9942 Clint Moore Road (off Route 441), Boca Raton, Florida 33496
Phone: 561.470.9963
Parking: Shopping Center with handicapped parking close to the restaurant
Restaurant Owners: Ronnie Dragoon/Michael Ross
Executive Chef: Atilio Celis
Pastry Chef: Celia Westfield

Type of Cuisine: Kosher/Jewish
Signature Dishes: Roumanian Tenderloin Steak
Vegetarian Options: Veggie Burger, Knishes, Assorted Green Salads
Alcohol Served: Beer and Wine
Corkage Fee: Must be Kosher Wine, N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours:
Retail Takeout Counter – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Dining Room – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Meals Served: Yes
Prix Fixe Menu: No
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $18.00
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $11.00
Payment Options: All credit cards
Accept Reservations: No, except for larger parties during the day.
Need Reservations: No

How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A
Accomodations for children:N/A
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size:7,000 square feet, 250 seats
Accomodate Groups
Private Dining Room: Yes with large screen television, Direct TV, with video conferencing technology
Tables with Scenic Views: Windows surround the front and side of the restaurant
Outdoor Dining: No
Entertainment: Classic Eastern European Music playing throughout the day.