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Buccan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buccanpalmbeach.com
  • Phone: (561) 833-3450
  • Hours of Operation: M-Th: 4:00pm* - 11:00pm (bar open until 1:00am) Fri: 4:00pm* - 12:00am (bar open until 1:00am) Sat: 5:00pm - 12:00am (bar open until 1:00am) Sun: 5:00pm until 10:00pm (bar open until 12:00am)

    *Limited menu from 4:00pm until 5:00pm, happy hour until 7:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Clay Conley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: DJ every friday night 9-1
  • Special Events & Promotions: Every monday night 1/2 price on all wines by the bottle

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Australian Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet begins at 5:00pm every day. Street parking is available as well.
A word from Buccan
Buccan (pronounced boo-cahn) is a restaurant, bar and lounge in the heart of Palm Beach. The concept, conceived by acclaimed Miami Chef Clay Conley, is primarily a high-end bistro, featuring progressive American cuisine, in a casually sophisticated setting. The predominant characteristic of buccan's menu is a changing array of small plates - highlighting the use of superior ingredients and preparation - offering an adventurous and memorable dining experience. Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a long, leisurely evening.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Buccan specialises in small plates. Snapper slider, pulled pork taco etc. All are great. Monday night 50% off bottles of wine! The service is impeccable, simply the best. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Just loved the food and wine. We will go back whenever we are in the area in the future. The small plates were great and a good way to try many different tastes. The pastas were to die for one was better than the next. Great wine list and drinks. Our waiter was outstanding and informative about the dishes. My only complant is that they keep the place at the tempature of a meat locker, it was a little cold for me. I usually like that as I am always warm but this was just a little too cold but that won't stop us from returning as the food and service out shown the cold. We had seen Buccan on Emeril's Florida and was not dispointed in his review. We had wanted to try it's sister Imoto but it was closed so we will try next time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant in Palm Beach. We go back every time we are in town and only gets better with each visit."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great and tasty food, excellent service. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was the finest dining experience we have ever had, from beginning to end! Thank you for the inventive, delicious menu and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Perfect portion sizes (small plates) allows you to try many of their delicious offerings. Half price wine bottles on Mondays was a nice surprise. Our server was delightful and acted like she enjoyed her job. We'll go back soon and often!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "From start to finish, every course and every dish was impeccable! Complex flavor combinations that excite the palate. This is probably the tenth time I've dined at Buccan and it "wows" me each time. Chef Clay is one of the best around! We always request server Francisco because his energy and enthusiastic aura really add to the experience- love him! Still reminiscing the meal and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First rate in every way. My only negative is the six hour drive from south Georgia to get to the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "And the reason? It will only make it harder to get a reservation. Wonderful place and my favorite restaurant in Palm Beach County. The food is so good and the vibe is so good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for a birthday and it was fantastic. We were seared at the chefs table which was a fun experience. Our server mike was great"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Buccan never disappoints! The food is always fantastic and exciting. We were celebrating our anniversary and the server did an amazing job recognizing it and even put a candle in the dessert we ordered. He made our night! We'll be back soon!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "In town for a conference and took the family to Bucccan. We split numerous dishes and all were very good. The spicy pork tacos, the mahi sliders, and the lobster pasta were amazing! Service was friendly and attentive. Place gets loud when it gets crowded, but overall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Warm brussel ceasar outstanding! The milk and cookies dessert was definitely a highlight. The service was friendly and helpful. A great night!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food is delicious. We love to order a few of the small plates. We had 4 and all were outstanding! It is a real treat. Wish they had a Buccan up North."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "One of the best dinners I have had...and I am from New Orleans, a foodie heaven. The steak tartar and tuna tostada are a must for starters. Squid Ink Orecchiette, Spicy Port Tacos and Mushroom Pizza were delicious. All was perfectly paired with the wine recommended by our waiter. The atmosphere is great and perfect for people watching. If in West Palm, this spot is a must."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at Buccan on a Thursday evening out of season. The hostess was aloof and distant, which was a poor start, after that it got dramatically better. The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful, professional and attentive. the food, we shared a series of small plates, was outstanding, each dish better than the one before. Despite its title the Grouper Slider was absolutely excellent. The only negative was the price and selection of wines by the glass. The Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc were both mediocre for their type, and very overpriced at $10 and $12 respectively. Much better choices are readily available for $8 to $12 a bottle in the stores, so for these wines $6 a glass would have been acceptable. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences ever - and I have had some great ones. The ambiance, service and of course the food were all amazing. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "It's honestly the best restaurant I've ever been to in America!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We've been to buccan several times before, but this time, we really lucked out and were seated at the chef's table. Best seats in the house!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We make it a point to hit Buccan every trip to Palm Beach- it is a must do!!! The gnocchi is killer!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Sensational food and outstanding service! All I am looking for when I want to go out for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great wine, excellent beet salad, with small plate soft shell crab ,spicy shrimp and bread basket and oil dip. Very filling servings for small plate. My husband the golfer lover the burgers !! Good Vibrations throughout Buccan with a nice bright and airy atmosphere ."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had gone to buccan about a month ago for the first time. We came back to FL for 4 days this weekend and took 3 friends. Everyone loved it. Last time we had Francisco as a server and this time David. Both were wonderful! Good food, good wine, good friends. Can't beat it!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "You won't find a hefty, leather-bound menu here, or a phone book-sized wine list. The ethos at Buccan tends towards the spare. There is plenty of diversity in their offerings, but just enough, and nothing extraneous. The motto here seems to be: "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well." True to form, each menu item stands on its own, from starters on up the line. The flavors are fantastic and never overwrought. If you're looking for a Zen-like dining experience, I highly recommend Buccan."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "In town with friends, we found this place on open table and LOVED it the moment we walked in. We shared several small plates and everyone loved everything. Waiter was not the greatest, but we don't hold that against the restaurant itself - the food stands out much more. Thrilled to have found and experienced it. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "There are so many wonderful options on the menu, it would be difficult to select just one for each course. With the tapas style concept popular at Buccan, guests get to try and share several small plates instead of one plate of the same dish. Everything was amazing! Don't miss the squid ink pasta, and the tuna!! Our server said "you can't make a bad choice" and I totally agree."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always good, always crowded - even after the season. Although known for its small plates, its large plates are also fantastic - particularly the hangar steak."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Totally perfect. Hostess was friendly and gave us a table where we could talk and enjoy our meal but still be in the think of things. Definitely a keeper."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always great. Very good food, very good service. The food is always different and special. The best of Palm Beach."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Perfect place for foodies! Enjoyed every morsel and will be back for more. Good choices on the wine list and prices weren't outrageous."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Even if you think you don't like Steak Tartare, you will here. And you'll like everything else, too. Fantastic each and every time we visit!"
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Went for anniversary. Amazing food. Great wine. Will be going back. Recommending for friends"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Our server was lovely and we relied on her recommendations for our food order. The food was fab!! We had the tuna tartare, baby kale salad, squid ink orrichiette, shrimp scampi, pork taco and a side of asparagus. My husband and I shared these small plates. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Waiter politely explained tapas concept and recommended multiple items. Ordered a few items only to realize the portions were regular size. - Ravioli type dish with English peas and spinach filling was in a disgustingly salty brine sauce. - mushroom pizza had terrible chewy crust which was difficult to chew (I am under 40 so not a dental issue). - beet salad was good but good enough for two and came in a big bowl. Again portion description was misleading. - ambience was not great but entertaining for watching the self absorbed old but well heeled nouveau rich crowd. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "service was very friendly and attentive. food was ceviche app had excellent nuisances, scallops main course average. very group oriented, meetup kind of place would go again"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, as it always is!!! Service was excellent too! :) "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Bucaan does not disappoint - enjoyed fresh oysters, steak tartare, baby kale salad, and lobster fettucine. Desserts were not as fabulous as the rest of the meal, but after we shared a bottle of wine, it just wasn't that important!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The most marvelous food! The most caring service!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The absolute best place on"the island". Buccan keeps the menu interesting and people watching can't be beat. And if sushi is your thing, Right next door is for you."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I am always looking for food that lives up to fine dining in NYC. I want the menu to be interesting which means I would want to order many dishes. I want it to be delicious and memorable. Buccan was. The small plates allowed us to share so many dishes and one was better than the rest. The waiter was knowledgeable regarding food and wine and couldn't be more professional and friendly. The restaurant is light and bright and you can feel comfortable dining in dressy shorts or a jacket. I would recommend this restaurant and will and look forward to returning. If we hadn't eaten there on our last night in Palm Springs, we would have gone back for another meal."
    Dined on 4/21/2014