Name: Darren Anselmo
Restaurant Pick: Tropical Acres
Reviewed: TwentyTwenty Grille
We took an Uber over to the restaurant since we were pretty close from my sister's home, so parking was not an issue. The whole area around the place was beautiful! Walking up to the restaurant we noticed how everything was clean and warm. It was a bit tight inside so maybe we should have sat outside. My wife Gloria and I went together, and were immediately greeted by the staff. We only waited about 10 minutes to be seated. The first thing we did after meeting our server was order the 20/20 Charcuterie board. It was amazing! It did not last long at all! Gloria ordered the organic porcini chicken breast and I had the Meyer lemon / licorice seared salmon (mainly because I sell Meyer lemon trees and love salmon). The food came out at a decent time and looked like a piece of artwork. We didn’t want to finish it because it looked so nice. My salmon was cooked to perfection, mouthwatering, it melts in your mouth! I also tried Gloria’s chicken, and it was just as perfect! The whole time we were checked on by the staff, who were
always pleasant throughout our time there. Always felt safe and comfortable. For dessert we split the horchata crème blue. It was to die for! I should have ordered two. The fresh berries topped it off to perfection! The pricing was good for the amazing service and experience. The place was very busy, but everything worked out great. We had water to drink but there was a great selection of wines. Before we left I stopped to use the restroom, which was very clean. Their plates were amazing! We will definitely be going back, and are recommending it to our friends. There are not many places with such great food and service like Twenty/Twenty Grille.
Name: Roberta Kjelgaard
Restaurant Pick: Tacowa
Reviewed: TwentyTwenty Grille
Tucked away in the midst of Boca’s Royal Palm Plaza, Twenty Twenty Grille’s off-street, courtyard location is a delightful oasis. The indoor décor is artful but the seating is teeny—the quiet, romantic covered patio is the primary dining room. Our server was enthusiastic and informative without being fawning. Fragrant house-made French bread with bananas foster butter provided an early clue this was going to be a very creative and fun meal! Once we had decided on our selections—mainstay dishes in an evolving seasonal menu—our server helped us narrow down wines based on our preferences, and provided tastings that helped us decide the perfect choice. Our amazingly complex and delicious appetizer, Duck Duck Taco—a signature dish comprised of a double-decker of duck confit and tender slices of duck breast layered between flaky medallions of crisp flour tortillas—was followed by a refreshing sorbet that Chef Ron personally delivered to our table along with a quiz about the four ingredients. We failed the test—watermelon, concord grape, coconut, and ginger—but won respect for his culinary expertise. Our entrees—Meyer lemon/licorice seared salmon and silver oak brined New Zealand lamb rack—were artfully presented and outstanding. We closed this extraordinary meal with coffee and house-made almond pralines. Twenty Twenty Grille is a fabulous find! I can’t wait to return to explore and discover more of Chef Ron’s inventive, changing offerings!
Name: Lillian Archbold
Restaurant Pick: TwentyTwenty Grille
Reviewed: TwentyTwenty Grille
TwentyTwenty Grille is one of our favorite restaurants and we are so fortunate that it is close by. Boca Raton is a finicky dining city and it is refreshing to find a gem like this that is consistently good while being innovative after more than 8 years in business. Nestled in a charming courtyard in the heart of Boca Raton, you will find a restaurant that will nourish your body and
soul. Since it was an evening made for being outdoors, we parked on the far side of the plaza and strolled leisurely. As we passed restaurant after restaurant, the anticipation was building. We finally arrived! Whether you dine on the patio or indoors, you will be immediately captivated by its energy and vibrancy. You will be greeted by the Hostess and Owner, Rhonda. Whether it’s your first visit, or you’re a regular, you will be made to feel at home. We were immediately seated outdoors and our server, Robert, introduced himself. With his dazzling smile and passion for food, Robert welcomed us with his encyclopedic knowledge of the menu. The menu is reimagined every 8-10 weeks to keep diners engaged and well fed. After taking our beverage orders, we were presented with warm fresh bread (made in house) and the most unique and airy butter I’ve ever tasted – bananas foster flavored butter (made in house). We asked Robert for suggestions for appetizers and entrees and he led us straight to the Duck duck taco. It was thinly sliced duck with orange gastrique sandwiched in between 2 house made corn tortillas and a hint of pico de gallo. The flavors were subtle and complemented one another.
Although known for its lamb rack, we asked Robert for his other recommendations. Believe me when I say that you can’t go wrong with any of the entrees. The last time we dined a few weeks ago (current menu), we ordered the Tandoori brined pork rib chop and the Twenty Twenty Pasta (tagliatelle with chicken, goat cheese and coconut). This time, we ordered the Grilled sea scallops and Peruvian flank steak . We were also treated to a small sampling of beets infused with Nutella. A quirky and unexpected flavor combination. The pleasant surprises keep coming. The chef likes to tease and tantalize diners by asking them to guess the 4 ingredients in the palate cleansing sorbet. Tonight it was purple in hue. We correctly identified the watermelon and ginger. 2 out of 4 is about as accurate as we get . Last time we dined, we were completely stumped by the sorbet with the Dijon mustard. Sorbet flavors are varied from table to table, so don’t think of eavesdropping for hints. Rhonda and the servers checked in with
us multiple times, refilling our beverages and asking about our boys with sincerity. As an added bonus, we enjoyed the wafting sounds of a live jazz band from the nearby Funky Biscuit. The entrees arrived like clockwork – the timing on every course was exact. I took a bite of my husband’s steak – ordered medium well. It was tender and perfectly paired with the roasted vegetables. My scallops were perfectly seared. I enjoyed the sweetness of the rice pudding juxtaposed with the seaweed and wasabi jam. Would there be room for dessert? We ordered the crème brulee and apple crisp. This wasn’t your traditional apple crisp with berries and whipped cream. To my pleasant surprise, the apple slices were delicately baked with berry puree, served warm with a hint of house made whipped cream. We requested our check. The prices were commensurate for similar restaurants in the area that provide better quality food and service. As always we were asked about our experience by Rhonda and thanked for choosing to dine with them. Attention to customer service and a true passion for innovative cuisine will keep us returning to TwentyTwenty Grille for years to come!
Restaurant Name: Twenty Twenty Grille
Type of Cuisine: Contemporary American
Meals Served: Dinner
Accommodations for Children: Yes