Pubs began as spots for locals to swap news, but they began serving cuisine when the world was no longer interesting enough to fill mouths with gossip. Occupy your jaws with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of small plates, upscale pub fare, and drinks at Gratify American Gastro Pub in West Palm Beach.
Gratify American Gastro Pub merges artfully crafted small plates and gourmet fare with the approachability of a neighborhood gin joint. A season-sensitive menu of small plates allows guests to mix and match tastes to their appetites or choice of ties, with options such as the truffle mac ‘n’ cheese sauced with rich white cheddar and parmesan ($12) and fried risotto balls served with red-pepper aioli ($8). Patrons freshen palates with fresh plates of salad and savor sandwiches such as the beef ‘n’ mushroom hoagie, a mountain of grilled, sliced beef and roasted mushrooms peaked with muenster cheese and bombarded with hot, garlicky fries ($14).
Big plates offer more substantial portions for humans and double as small plates for giants. Chefs pan sear salmon before glazing it with stone-ground mustard and resting it atop a mélange of roasted vegetables and potatoes ($21). Gratify American Gastro Pub gifts guests with a basket of house-made potato chips, which diners can munch at the bar while gazing upon flat screens or crunch at a booth beneath modern pendant lighting and looping chandeliers studded with orb lights.
Chef Fritz Cassel constantly imagines up creative dishes to complement his eclectic, ever-changing menus. Servers transport his small plates and inventive gastro-pub dishes—such as mussels, gourmet sandwiches, and cheesy grits—to tables already supplied with complimentary baskets of housemade potato chips. Beneath a lofted ceiling lit by artistic pendant lamps and chandeliers, bartenders pour craft beers and mixed drinks as well as concoct potent adult milkshakes that pair perfectly with a copy of the latest _ Hardy Men_ mystery novel.
Downtown West Palm Beach
125 Datura St.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401Get Directions