BY Edmund Bogen | September 13, 2023
Imagine dining under a chandelier’s glow, enveloped by a year-round skylit garden where olive trees have stood witness to countless stories. We’re talking about none other than the RH Rooftop Restaurant in West Palm Beach, perched elegantly on the fourth floor of an 80,000-square-foot design wonderland. Think of it as eating in a living architectural digest.
The Culinary Symphony
Prepare to be spoiled by an ingredient-driven menu, complete with artisanal wines and craft beers. Whether it’s brunch or dinner, your palate will be entertained by a lineup of timeless classics. They’ve sourced 60 wines from top-tier vintners worldwide, offering 40 wines by the glass. So, you’re not just eating; you’re embarking on a global wine tour.
The aesthetics here are not just “nice” but are truly transportive. You’ll dine amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees, and, of course, those glimmering chandeliers. The décor is so opulent you’d think you’re in the antechamber of a European palace. For those looking for romance or simply an Instagram-worthy setting, RH Rooftop delivers. It’s the kind of place where you’ll want to slow down time.
The Reviews Speak Volumes
This place isn’t just for show; the food holds its own. Guests rave about everything from the Peach Bellini to the Lobster Roll. Though, take note, the lobster roll could use a bit more “bang for the buck.” Reviewers have also tipped their hats to the knowledgeable staff, who can guide you through the menu like a sommelier through a wine cellar.
Edmund Bogen’s Take
Let’s get real; I adore this place. When I make my way up to Palm Beach, it’s a non-negotiable stop. My go-to meal? The lobster roll. True, parking can be a bit of a hassle, but believe me, the experience you get inside makes it all worth it. This isn’t just dining; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss.
RH Rooftop Restaurant is more than a restaurant; it’s a design-meets-culinary masterpiece. Whether you’re there for the food, wine, or the sheer ambiance, it offers an experience that defies the usual dining narrative. It’s the epitome of how design and culinary art can come together to create an extraordinary experience.