Check Please! South Florida
Michelle Bernstein and guests review Mussel Beach in Delray Beach.
Name: Ambar Candanedo
Occupation: Research Associate
Lives In: Miami
Restaurant Pick: Cardon y El Tirano
Reviewed: Mussel Beach
We drove up from Miami, the place was easy to spot since it is located right on the main road along with a lot of other restaurants and shopping. We found free parking quickly about a block away and walked over. We did have reservations but the place was pretty much empty with the exception of two other tables with families. The place looks newly remodeled, its bright with modern nautical décor with a lot of booths for seating options. We were greeted and promptly seated, our server was super friendly and gave us a lot of suggestions. We were hungry so we ordered quickly and everything came out really fast but all at the same time. We had the fire and ice shrimp and the sauces were good but the shrimp was a bit tough, French onion soup was really satisfying and had nice flavor and was super cheesy. The mussels were good, from the numerous options of sauces I tried to keep it simple and ordered Provencal. I felt it was a bit lacking in flavor, maybe I would have liked more garlic or they were just trying to make the mussels flavor be the star but overall it was good. It came with crouton-like bread slices but I found them tough and not very fresh. We also tried the lobster grilled cheese which was good, it had bacon, avo, tomato, cheese, lobster chunks but again lacking in flavor maybe a salt issue and the fries while perfectly crispy did not really taste like truffle. The portions were great, big enough to share. The have a great selection of wines to accompany the food, I choose an albarino and it was great, perfect combo. We did not have dessert so after our mains we asked for the check, which came quickly and we left. Overall it was a nice experience, the service was great and there is a lot of options including non-seafood items.
Name: Tom Chiarella
Occupation: Bar Owner
Lives In:Pompano Beach
Restaurant Pick:Mussel Beach Reviewed: Mussel Beach
Public parking is adequate. Complimentary Parmesan truffle fries instead of bread. Nice Pinot Noir. The waiter Joe, was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and very attentive. Crab cake was done with a ginger slaw. Charred Octopus was perfectly charred and surrounded by broccoli and white beans. Lobster and crab encrusted Chilean Sea Bass was perfectly cooked with Coconut ginger rice and lemon beurre blanc sauce. Big portions. Homemade. Donut Holes with vanilla crème glaze. Coconut Cream pie all well done. I would recommend anytime especially on special occasions. Great location.
Name: Patricia Bitnar
Occupation: Wealth Management Specialist
Lives In: Fort Lauderdale
Restaurant Pick: Vienna Café & Bistro
Reviewed: Mussel Beach
The restaurant is easy to find but parking was a bit of a challenge. The restaurant is pleasant with maritime sea-life décor nicely done. It was not busy even though we were there at 7:30PM on a Friday night. We were seated immediately and our server Michelle was great. The menu is ample with good choices. Appetizers (Lobster Rangoon and truffle fries) were good and the main course (grouper in a ginger garlic glaze with asparagus) was superb-size was perfect.
Location: 501 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
Type of Cuisine: Modern Seafood
Accommodations for Children: Yes