Hot Palm Beach SpotThe service was attentive, friendly and overall great. Food portions were small but that’s the point. Purchase a few different plates and share with friends. Prices are typical for Palm Beach so don’t expect any deals.
Jazz music in the background was pleasant, but not loud, so talking at the table was not a problem.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM"Small Plate dining"This was my first experience with small plate dining. Where have I been??
I really like the idea of picking and choosing from an array of items. It was like having a sampler of everything in the restaurant.
I would definitely go back again and again!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeWhen we arrived we were seated promtly but the table was way to small and close to another table . We were moved to another table .The only problem was there must have been some miscomunication between hostess and server for we waited a solid five minutes before asking the busser to please find our server .Then a waiter came over apoligized and took a app order,followed by another waiter asking if we ordered these apps. long story short service started out spotty but i the end was a good expierience. Being in the restaurant business for 30 years i know how these things can happen. We will definately go back and reccomend to friends6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWill keep coming back!One of our PB favorites! Food is always good and the service is top notch. My husband did have a martini spilled on him by our waitress...perhaps comping the drink would have been in order but that's the only negative I have.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryWas reccommended by a friend I was so happy she did it was a perfect evening for our anniversary ,we will definetly go again soon6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHave always liked Buccan ...ourHave always liked Buccan ...our table agreed that the food on this visit was excellent! Menu works well for fish and mear eaters alike.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceThis was my first visit to Buccan and won't be my last. I loved the decor and ambience. The service was fantastic. We went the large plate route and had the Pork Chop over Cheddar Grits (not usually on the menu) and Jumbo Scallops with White Asparagus and Black Truffle. I love scallops, so it was hard not to try. Both were fantastic. I had the Buccan T which is an acquired taste, but I like having something different. We already plan to return and dive into some of the small plates. On our list are the Shrimp "Scampi," Brisket Spring Roll, Shortrib Empanada and Gnocchi. Plus I need to have the Strawberry Rhubarb dessert! We went for our anniversary and I think it was the perfect setting. It becomes more romantic as the sun sets. Recommend.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA "Small Plate" Menu That WorksDinner at Buccan makes for an interesting - and intense - dining experience. The place is loud and bustling. The food comes at you fast and furious as one small plate is whisked away and another delivered in businesslike fashion. We enjoyed almost every dish we tried, although some were heavy on the salt. The only real failure was the cauliflower gratin which was undercooked and bland compared to the other offerings. That was a bit surprising since it's such an easy thing to make. Even though these are "small plates" select carefully because many of them are very rich and you can fill up fast.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME!Buccan hits all the notes!!! Cuisine, wine and spirits, staff and service, not to mention a hip, hot, fun dining experience. What more can I say??? In a word, GO!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind.This restaurant has a one of a kind menu served in tapas or dinner style. The ambience and decor are exciting. The food is indescribabley delicious. Can't wait to return.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat scene with good food.great scene with good food. Always good looking people, very energetic city type atmosphere.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat small plates in Palm BeachWe had an early reservation so it wasn't crowded but already lively. Service was excellent - attentive and regular but not obtrusive. Food was delicious, particularly the empanadas. The executive chef was in the kitchen cooking away (not just a figure head). My wife ordered a drink that was not great and the waiter replaced it with different one (and did not charge for the first). Would love to go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWasn't sure what to expectWasn't sure what to expect but loved the place and food. Fills up fast need to make reservations early. Hard to get in during high season. I would go back and highly recommend. It was a home run.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine here regularly andWe dine here regularly and always love it. Buccan is consistently a hit on all levels. Some restaurants concentrate on one cuisine and yet miss their mark. Buccan's cusine travels the world and never misses a beat! Flavors are always sparkling. Go figure!!! Go to Buccan:)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBuccan BirthdayDown to Palm Beach for my birthday, my partner wanted to find a special dinner venue and Buccan certainly was the place. Love the small plates idea. Highly recommend the gnocchi, the beet salad, stuffed zucchini flowers and the tuna tartare....all which seem commonplace, except here they are prepared with just a little extra flair, a little extra culinary pinoche.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Buccan, will keep going back.The food is amazing at Buccan. The steak tartar is heavenly. They dust the egg yolk with flour flash fry it so there is a lovely outer layer of slight crunch with the runny inside over the freshest, seasoned perfection. This time we went it was VERY loud. We couldn't carry on a conversation which was upsetting because I hate to say even one negative thing about Buccan. Our service this time was also sub-par at best. Our waiter forgot to pick up the rest of our meal and we waited close to an hour between courses. I am so happy that this was not our first (and still not our last) visit to Buccan. Every restaurant has an off night; but had this been our first experience I don't know if I would have been eager to go back.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMa treat for the palateWe ordered multiple dishes, serving size is perfect for doing this. There were 2 favorites overall, the tuna tar tar and the pork taco. Not to be out done by the beet salad, fresh yellow beets, goat cheese and a light dressing. Service was just the right amount, no hovering just attentive.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn adventureThis was our first visit to Buccan, but for sure not our last! The menu is organized by rather unusual categories: raw, crispy, etc. The dishes were unique combinations of unexpected ingredients that were delicious and worked together: for example, my wife and I shared empanadas stuffed with brisket, and hotdog and saurkraut paninis. This was accompanied by a terrific red meritage wine that I plan to drink at home. All in all, our dinner was a big hit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful and comfortableDelightful and comfortable in the heart of Palm Beach. The small plates are perfect for sharing as well as ample for a single meal with a lovely variety of cuisines represented.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwe are very fond of a conceptwe are very fond of a concept of a variety of small plates. obviously, buccan caters to our needs. the variety of aromas, the skills
by which they were prepared and the presentation left nothing to be desired. best meal we had in palm beach. worth visiting.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner in Palm Beach yet!We've been to Palm Beach many times now for vacation and Buccan has been the first meal to WOW us. Everything from our waiter to the food exceeded expectations. Everything was really fresh and had unique tastes we haven't tried anywhere else. As foodies from NY we were excited to try a few different things. We had the kale salad with currants and pine nuts, beef empanadas, and pork tacos. We also modified the mushroom pizza and substituted goat cheese from gruyere. Finished off the meal with Tiramisu. our waiter was extremely helpful and walked us through the menu and what he liked best as well. Everything was delicious and we can not wait to return next time we are here!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent creative food& GREAT SERVICE--BEST COOLEST RESTAURANNT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level is a completeThe noise level is a complete turnoff. Even though all else is very good, the noise and ambience lead to situation where you can't have normal conversation, a situation I will not tolerate very often.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance is mimimalist, noiseAmbiance is mimimalist, noise level a bit disconcerting. Food ranged from superb to merely ordinary. For example short rib empanadas were outstanding, whereas steak tartare was rather bland and kept falling apart. Squash blossoms had little taste, and the most distinctive aspect was the batter they were fried in. On the other hand, mushroom pizza was excellent.
Ordered an $80 bottle(albeit $40 on half priced Monday) of Silverado Cab. While it really wasn't bad enough to send back, it never opened, and really didn't have much going for it. At this price, wine should be much better.
Service was attentive and outstanding.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and atmosphere!Great ambiance and atmosphere! The wine list was extensive with plenty of variety. The food was good - some more than others - but the service was impeccable...truly some of the best I have seen. For food, it was above average althought expected more but the grilled quail was the best.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Everything we had was excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTHe food was excellent. SomeTHe food was excellent. Some things were a little spicy for my liking. Our server was exceptional. He helped us navigate the menu and was very attentive.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS FUN AND DIFFERENTALWAYS fun...and different from the ordinary restaurant. We love trying a new item each time we go. We think everything is delicious and we go there often.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant was terrific! The service was wonderful, the food was scrumptious. It was very noisy, so if you have dinner companions that have hearing problems, I'd skip this restaurant. I however, can't wait to go back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was veryFood and service was very good I will go back again soon4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service,Excellent food and service, the hamachi, brussel sprout caesar, empanadas and Quail are delicious!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM" Delicious "Great casual hot spot. Food menu is quite unique and different. A really great place for trying something different. Service was very attentive and informative about the Menu. Fresh ingredients makes everything delicious. A real neighborhood gem.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMif you want to see real palmif you want to see real palm beach lifestyle this is the place, Upscale and yet relax ambiance and wonderful food, Mondays half price in wine bottles and they have a great selection! Ask for Dave the server who is great.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhite hot is the best wayWhite hot is the best way to describe both the decor and the vibe at this Palm Beach gem. Despite its popularity, service is friendly and attentive, and the food is fantastic. A great variety of Mediterranean inspired small and large plates, each more delicious than the next. The only disappointment were the uninspired desserts. On the night we were there, a very diverse crowd was there, including Palm Beach dowagers, May-Decembers with prams, and even Bo Derelk and John Corbett (with a ridiculous pork pie hat). An extremely fun and satisfying evening. Can't wait to go back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had wonderful, friendlyWe had wonderful, friendly service from a delightful waitress named Joanne. She assisted us in our selections as the menu was a bit overwhelming at first glance. We started with delicious white anchovies then had the scrumptious beet and goat cheese salad. This salad is HUGE, plan to share it. The swordfish portion was large and grilled to perfection, served with fabulous crocks of roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes.the squid ink and sausage pasta was out of this world. No room for dessert, but we did try the signature drink - the "Buccan T"' yummy!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and a greatFantastic food and a great server (Ryan). Had a blast and ate small plates the whole night -- all recommended by Ryan. All excellent. The tuna tartare was amazing and bowl-licking good. The Brussel sprout Caesar was delicious. The squid ink orecchiette was unforgettable. Try the bay scallops and the lamp chops as well. The only stumble-- the carrot cake. Definitely tasty but not as good as the rest of the meal. And, it was the only thing we chose on our own. Go figure! Oh, and the decor was clean, comfy and beautiful.
Go to Buccan!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMbring your taste buds andbring your taste buds and order tapa style. Carborana pasta was soo good we ordered two.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat interesting menu. ItGreat interesting menu. It was our second time there. We live an hour away. If we were closer, we would go all the time. Really cool place!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove everything about Buccan!Love everything about Buccan! Tuna tartar is amazing and the swordfish to die for! Great energy and outstanding service, too.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBook early- Hard to getBook early- Hard to get a reservation and worth it. Have only had good food here with attentive service. Wonderful people watching too! My only regret is that they took the lamb meatballs off the menu- one of their best items in my estimation.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was amazing. RyanService was amazing. Ryan was terrific with food and wine selections. Food was creative yet not fussy. A definite return!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBuccan was delicious!This was our first time at Buccan and it was worth every penny. Our server Andy did an amazing job navigating my wife and I through the menu (we tend to let the servers do this on small plate menus). The food does not disappoint. The Warm Brussels Sprouts "Caesar" salad was delicious as well as the Shortrib Empanadas. You can't go wrong with any of the items on this menu. We will definitely be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food and energyCreative and outstanding food. Great for a large party to experience lots of flavors by ordering a variety of small and large plates to share.. My favorite restaurant in Palm Beach!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd visit. TheThis was our 2nd visit. The food is very good. Love to share the small plates. Had a few missteps - no bread basket came which is not a big deal. We did not miss it until the table near us was also missing it and mentioned it. Then I noticed some tables had it and some did not. We ordered dessert and did not receive the coconut sorbet that should have come with it. Our waiter quickly brought it to us. It's hard to get a reservation- the hot spot on the island. But it's worth the wait and even a few snafus along the way.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific! Inovative food withTerrific! Inovative food with attentive service. Brussel sprout cesear salad & mushroom pizza the best!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about thisLoved everything about this place. Menu was fun & creative. Waiter was professional but not intrusive. Food was great. Everything we ordered was delicious. The management came by twice to check on things which we really appreciated. Wished we lived closer so we could go more often!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOMGAbsolutely phenomenal!!! The tuna tartar is to die for!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is casual andThe atmosphere is casual and hip at the same time. Our server was delightful and knowledgeable about the food. The tasting of small tasting plates is recommended and is the way to go. there is a varied and tempting selection and making a selection can be difficult but fun. I understand the menu changes frequently as new items come into season. I would definetly return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBrussel sprout ceasar? Yes!Brussel sprout ceasar? Yes! And don't miss it!!! Awesome food.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHip,high energy spot withHip,high energy spot with excellent food and wine, great staff and service. Never misses a beat! ALWAYS great!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM