A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of steak and seafood at 264 The Grill.
264 The Grill, open for 36 years and named "one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach" by The Zagat Survey, adorn their centennial menu with American and continental provender, including steak house and seafood dishes. Oil rusty jaw hinges with appetizers such as the blooming artichoke, steamed and served with drawn butter ($12), or take the old mandible for a spin on the crab-meat- and lobster-stuffed portobello mushroom ($19). The chicken caprese cutlet ($29) shows up to the gustatory prom with a trio of mescalum greens, tomatoes, and mozzarella, as the chopped sirloin ($22) looks on in envy, having showed up alone in a borrowed suit of grilled onions and mushrooms. Like a Greek Christmas tree, the linguini comes adorned in garlands of spinach and goat cheese ($22), and seafood dishes such as Maryland crab cakes ($29) allow diners the privilege of sampling the flavors of the ocean without the hassle of stealing a mermaid's lunchbox.
A stone façade, coral walls, and exposed pecky-cypress ceiling beams lend a Spanish mission atmosphere to the building, which was designed by lauded architect Addison Mizner. On Wednesday and Sunday nights, a jazz trio regales diners with sultry sounds and improvised three stooges routines, and every Friday and Saturday sees the environs transmogrify into a piano bar.
264 The Grill
Embedded into 264 The Grill's worn stone façade over a blue-and-white awning is a clock that reports the hour that meals begin. However, the weight of time vanishes once you're through the door, thanks to the posh interior full of timeless paraphernalia, classic entertainment such as live jazz, and a time-tested menu of upscale eats. Here, the chefs whip up a menu of surf 'n' turf classics, filling sizzling pans with new york strip steaks and fillets of their signature "steak"—a seared lobster cake drizzled with béarnaise sauce. They prepare freshly caught fish in four different fashions: siciliano, caribbean, baked and stuffed, or pineapple plank. As a side, Susan Merritt and her jazz trio The Switzer Trio fill hungry ears with smooth tunes on Friday and Saturday evenings, inspiring diners to get up and cut a rug or carve a baked potato into a pan flute. Diners can also visit Sundays for Jazz Jamm.
264 S County Rd.
Palm Beach, Florida 33480