Taboo is a very popular spot for both lunch and dinner. This American bistro and bar's outdoor terrace dining area is highly coveted by Worth Avenue ... More
Taboo is a very popular spot for both lunch and dinner. This American bistro and bar's outdoor terrace dining area is highly coveted by Worth Avenue browsers. Inside, it is decorated in a cheerful, tropical motif of antique wood paneling and colorful ocean murals. At night, it doubles as a fun spot to stop for a drink and some dancing. Its menu is continental, serving mainly seafood dishes and steaks. It opens daily at 11:30a.
My husband & I were very fortunate over the past ten years to be able to dine at the best restaurants in South Florida. Recently, we have had to make an adjustment to our lifestyle and do some serious cost cutting. We are much more careful of where we spend our money. When we are able to go out to eat we almost always pick Taboo. The service and food is consistently great. We absolutely love this place and always feel it is money well spent.
With a reservation, we waited over an hour. It took FIFTEEN minutes for the waitress to even take a drink order. There was no one in the restaurant under the age of 70. The management seemed scattered. The food arrived cold. The service was simply awful. The bathroom was in complete disarray. It looked like something you would find in a nightclub with toilet paper everywhere. I do not know how this restaurant survives on Worth Avenue. Soup to Nuts, it was awful! I would never go back!
Taboo is a legend & staple for Palm Beach. Great place for lunch or dinner with a dress code of business casual (collar shirt for the men). Taboo’s menu has a variety; from burgers to caviar, gourmet pizza’s to Chilean Sea Bass and everything in between. Taboo’s prices are one of the most reasonable prices on Palm Beach. The dining experience will not be disappointing; the food, wine atmosphere and cliental are top notch. After 10pm on Friday & Saturday there is a small dance floor.
Ambiance, menu selection, value, great service, and atmosphere...Attentive waitresses, food properly prepared and with some imagination. great value for the food and the meal was presented as if a four star restaurant...
We live in Palm Beach County and know Taboo as a terndy place. In several occasions we tried to get a table in the evening but was always overcrowded... that shold be a good sign... Finally on a Sunday afternoon we were able to get in.
The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice, tropical and fresh. When it comes to the quality of food an service we have to express our disappointment. The quality is comparable to any standard suburban diner... only difference is the price. The service was incredibly slow even if tables were only 25% occupied and we did't feel a welcoming attitude by any of the staf.... maybe because this was our first time there or maybe you need to be a celebrity to be well attended... This place has definetly an appeal due to its location and name. and maybe the bar and as a social spot to be seen are OK. As a quality restaurant we believe that a lot is left to desire when it comes to the 2 most important factors... food and service. Our impression that owner and staff want to tell you that your were lucky to the be able to be a patron and if you don't like it just go somewhere else... we certainly accept the cordial invitation and won't go back.
The plusses: location, decor - the room was fabulous and we had a great seat. The minuses: the food was awful - my wife had a salad that was disgusting, drowned in balsamic vinegar and not fresh. I had a marginal (at best) burger, but had to ask three times for catsup - when the waitress finally brought it (after more than 10 minutes) she had the nerve to ask me how my food was (she hadn't noticed I hadn't eaten it because I was waiting on my katsup). Also, the clientele is annoying - trust fund kids and eurotrash.
There are two types of people who go to this kind of restaurant - people who don't know good food or service but go wherever they think they're supposed to get it (i.e. dumb, pretntious rich people) and people who simply don't know any better (ie out of towners). I certainly fell into the second category but have no plans to move into the first. If you're serious about food, you can probably do better at McDonalds.