Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today's Groupon to Patio Delray in Delray Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of American dinner fare and drinks for a minimum of two guests (or $45 worth of American fare if redeemed on Monday or Tuesday).
- For $38, you get $80 worth of American dinner fare and drinks for a minimum of four guests (or $85 worth of American fare if redeemed on Monday or Tuesday).
Patio Delray combines exotic ingredients with locally sourced meat and produce to create braised and grilled wonders. Diners rejoice over a dinner menu of steaks, noodles, and seafood delicacies. Groups can chew the crab-cake croissant sandwich ($14.75) in tandem or feast meat-free with vegan singapore noodles ($16.75). Like an attempt to put a jellyfish in a headlock, the braised beef short rib illustrates the advantages of bonelessness, its all-meat goodness arriving slathered in a tropical mango-barbecue sauce ($28.75).
Every item at Patio Delray is made to order on the premises, sparing the hassle of hiring carrier pigeons to fly ingredients across state lines. Diners delight in the wall-mounted photography of local artist Dr. Mark Widick while sipping one of the dozens of fine wines, imported and craft beers, or specialty cocktails that populate the restaurant's drink menu.
Fresh, seasonal ingredients, harmonious flavors, artful presentation, and eclectic gastronomic touches are the core tenets behind Patio Delray's tropical-inspired menu. The creative bill of fare highlights fresh local seafood—including Florida blue-crab cakes and a catch du jour—as well as Asian-inspired dishes such as braised boneless beef short ribs that the Sun Sentinel praised as "slow-prepared to practically dissolve in your mouth." An intimate purple-and-gray bar pours more than 30 craft and local beers, plus a menu of specialty cocktails and martinis, each one devised by owner Miss Lily.
Patio Delray’s namesake space—a covered outdoor patio area—situates diners amid lush tropical plants and casual patio tables, and an interior dining room offers a more refined experience, complete with crisp white tablecloths, silk draperies, and forks that whisper in French. The yellow-and-orange walls are made all the more colorful with the addition of artwork from Dr. Mark H. Widick, a local photographer who captures cityscapes, space-shuttle launches, and vivid underwater scenes in vibrant high-resolution images.