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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
  • "We had dinner last night at Buccan, and it far exceeded our expectations. The service was attentive yet not at all intrusive. The waiter took the time to describe many of the menu items to us and was obviously very knowledgeable. The food was absolutely fabulous!! The appetizer, the salad, and the main course were all superb. We were very, very pleased, and we will definitely return to Buccan whenever we are in Palm Springs. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great 3 course meal for $35.00. Second there for the fried chicken. Delicious and I was never a fried chicken lover!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Fun place with great food , reminds me of the Hamptons"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "excellent from start to finish. On a previous visit I had commented on the hostess being disinterested and unwelcoming, this time it was quite different - friendly and welcoming. The "Welcome Back" was a great touch. Server was knowledgeable and very effective, gave good descriptions and good guidance on ordering. The food was really exceptional, each dish was beautifully executed and very easy to eat. Overall quality was outstanding. Wines by the glass are mediocre and overpriced, e.g $10 for a Malbec which costs less than $10 a bottle, yet is the only choice in a hearty red."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food is magnificent, service impeccable and ambiance delightful!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent food. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The portions are very large. The Ratatouille, Mexican Corn, Squid Ink Orecchiette, and the Brussel Caesar were excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Always very good - great ambience, attentive service - great dishes - brussel sprout salad, kale salad, meat lovers pizza, short rib empanada, ricotta gnocchi - a meal for 4! Nice wine list - all very thoughtfully and well done."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Everything about this place is tremendous. Brussels Sprout Caesar is a must have!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I celebrated my 65th birthday at Buccan and it was really wonderful. We all loved the food and the wine we ordered was sensational. If I lived in Palm Beach, I would be there all of the time, but alas, I don't. Hope to make it back there sometime before too long. Our server was absolutely lovely…..very helpful and professional."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Don't miss the kale salad and the brussels sprouts caesar salad. Oh, did I mention the hot dog panini."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Buccan is my favorite restaurant. Everything on the menu is terrific. This time snapper sliders were new and they were incredible. The snapper was perfectly grilled, placed on buttery, toasted brioche with chipotle aoli and slaw. So good! Mondays are 50% off bottles of wine so go on Mondays. Make a reservation as it is crowded even off season."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Very creative dishes but portions are relatively small. Great ambiance and good service but it's a little pricey for what you get. Keep in mind that this is Palm Beach so it's in line with other restaurants on the island. Overall, it's a very nice place for a special occasion. Worth a visit and I would go back again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our visit to Buccan this occasion was the third time my wife and I , (adult children with us twice), have dined here. My wife was particularly interested in trying out the "fried chicken special" on Sundays. She was not disappointed although the chicken was not your typical "fried" presentation. Not surprising for Buccan. The lightly breaded and probably pan fried version was moist and tasty. The sides, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and cheese biscuits were equally delicious. My small plates were diverse and pleasant. My favorite dish was the grilled octopus salad. It's a fun lively place to visit for a casual night out for something different. PS, our waitress Cecelia was very good. We will visit again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "At the recommendation of a nearby resident, we tried Buccan. Simply put they have great food. Our group of four sampled at least 7 plates, tea, coffee and two deserts. All were excellent. And the delivery was amazingly quick for the quality. I estimated the restaurant to be about half full at 9 pm on a Tuesday. This is now on our return list when we are in the area."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "Great and tasty food, excellent service. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It's honestly the best restaurant I've ever been to in America!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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