Buccan
Buccan

Buccan

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buccanpalmbeach.com/
  • Phone: 5618333450
  • 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: 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.

Visit our web page for more information, updates and special events.
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Buccan reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (98)hot spot (81)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (48)vibrant bar scene (44)good for groups (37)notable wine list (35)romantic (22)late-night find (17)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Small plates are my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Lots to choose from and the timing of the delivery was great I never felt rushed
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food, service personnel and atmosphere is wonderful and we very much enjoy that part of our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal at Buccan
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a wonderful night out with friends. The food is creative and delicious at Buccan. The service was outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finedinningtour
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great as usual- the food was delicious, staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot!
    Cruisinggal
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Specialize in small plates and sharing. Excellent flavor and fun. This is a hot spot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you for the nice evening !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    the food and the service is really good. We took our time and they did not rush us. We ordered a plate and finished it before ordering the oder one. We shared it to taste a maximum of them ! I highly recommand this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eloquent but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    LOUD, very tight, constantly bumped by staff and patrons (relative to configuration of tables). Food was good with the exception of "gritty" scallops which I would attribute to sand. Otherwise the service was fantastic, immediate service, friendly, and exacting. Food was prepared to individual requests, cocktails were mixed as desired, and again the staff was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SpeedVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Borderline Michelin star! Service very friendly and helpful. Small plates make dining fun allowing one to sample an assortment of dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and fabulous
    Tbh7305VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food, lively. Menu offered something for everyone or better yet, many choices to share. Meat eaters to vegetarians will be happy. Come hungry. You will want to try many things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banker1212
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    excellent...was there twice in one weekend. The wait staff was wonderful and even made some suggestions as to what to order...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changes we hope are not permanent
    PuggammaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Waitress was horrible, forgot or food we ordered had to wait again, only had one drink and had to ask for another one when she would come around again. Changed music from what it used to be. Horrible we are not 80 years old. So loud you could not hear conversation at your table. Lounge area was full with people not ordering just killing time. This was the worst we have ever seen it. Menu changes needed
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WHAT? CAN'T HEAR YOU!!
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was the experience we had with our friends since the restaurant was frenetic, noisy, and expensive....for what it is! While the service was okay, the server indicated the portions were "small plates" but one of the party had a pizza suitable for two or more people. Still, it was a nice experience that we are unlikely to repeat. One of the main reasons, truthfully, is that it is obviously, from what we saw, supposed to be a "happening place" for younger people, and there were all kinds of hardbodies around, but if you're over 50, if you like noise, and unable, literally to hold a conversation, you'll love Buccan!! Good luck!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    SaSaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Clay Conley is masterful with flavors. His food is always superb. Between his ultra delicious and beautifully presented fare, his wine and beverage list, and his superior team of staff, Buccan has the WOW factor EVERY time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No complaints - excellent food
    GregInFTL
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. We had an 8:30pm reservation on 10/4/14. We had a few drinks at the bar and were quickly seated once I let them know we were ready to sit(probably around 30 minutes early for our res). Service was good, but the food was phenomenal. We had the short-rib empanandas, pork tacos and the hog fish. Everything was delicious, but the hog fish was the best fish dish I've had. So flavorful. I highly recommend it. All in all, it was a great meal and I would definitely repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good- hoping for better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The place is conveniently located. The food was very diverse, we had many items, all tapas style, the conch ceviche was overpowered with citrus as was the kale salad, we also had the empanadas- they were the best! The calamari was just Ok. We may give it another try as we heard better things about the restaurant than what we experienced.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Night
    dine4fun
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The first time I went there it was a Tuesday night celebrating my birthday on a date. I thought the p'ace was romantic, great service, good wine and food. Second time was a Friday night with a business friend, my first comment of the night was "wow is noisy", there was a DJ, much more people waiting for tables and servers looked obviously more busy and stressed. Regarless, I had a good time excepto for the noise; food and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie3
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have eaten at Buccan many times and every single time it is a great experience. Clay Conley is a very talented chef. Aways a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicy and Hot
    loveroffood777
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    food was toooo spicy for our liking.But it was very fresh and tasty.We found the restaurant also too noisy. The Service was EXCELLENT,even for us Palm Beachers,we were impressed by the friendly and courteous service by Norman our waiter.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    Chitownfoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have been to Buccan twice now, once with a large group and once for a date night with my husband. I really enjoy small plates and Buccan did not disappoint on either occasion. Overall the food was great. The menu is interesting for foodies and the wine list has something for everyone. We especially enjoyed the tuna tostada and the steak tartare. The dining room was a little loud, but overall we enjoyed the energy of the place. Service was very attentive. The menu prices are about what you would expect for Palm Beach but I have had equally good meals at similar restaurants that were not quite so expensive, so this will remain a special occasion place for us. It would be very difficult to spend less than $100 per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    3rd or so time at Buccan and it never disappoints. Food was great and all bottles of wine were 1/2 price! We had a great barolo and too many dishes to name, all of which were fantastic. Not to be missed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inovative
    lovagediners
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On our first visit to Buccan, we were very impressed! The food was amazing, our server Mike was one of the best we have had, the selections were creative, and we loved the "small plates," as we couldn't narrow down our choices. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night in palm beach
    Devaney68
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Despite a very quiet night in palm beach in September, Buccan had a lively spirit. The service was great, food was good and interesting and atmosphere was lively. A great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out
    Spook
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Vibrant bar scene. Good entrees but the tapas are delicious and easily make a meal. Great for groups or a special date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Meal
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We really enjoyed our small plates dinner. Everything was delicious and it was fun to share multiple dishes. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • different
    Molly
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fun,lively venue with interesting food, many choices and outstanding,friendly service. Enjoy the wide variety by sticking with the small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Pbfoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is a great place for palm beach tapas. It's GREAT!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must !!!!
    Juliarossi17
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fantastic and delicious restaurant, excellent service, the steak tartar is the best ever ..... all the plates are different and worth to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice!
    XOXO
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lovely place, although tables could have been placed further apart. Excellent octopus and calamari dishes. Pork belly - on the chewy, meaty side, but still tasty. Gnocchi - pretty good, but a little muddled. Kale salad is just OK. Burrata is good, but the sauce is cloyingly sweet. Would definitely give Buccan another chance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liveliest
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had the summer price fix menu. Could not have been more satisfied. An excellent excellent meal. Service was spot on. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Beach Dining at its Best!!!
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been dining at Buccan since it first opened and I'm always impressed. The menu is updated regularly/seasonally to reflect new creations from the chef. The main stsples & favorites are always available. The steak tartare is delectable, the kale salad is a perfect blend of sweet & citrus, the squid ink orrichette is just incredible. The cocktail menu has the perfect accompaniment to your meal whatever your taste. I absolutely adore this restaurant, and the scene is great as well. LOVE LOVE LOVE Buccaan!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for Foodies!
    CakeMama
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent restaurant in Palm Beach! Unusual and exciting menu with the concept of sharing several small plates. The only hard thing was deciding what to eat! It all is exceptional and given a creative flair, with great combinations of flavors. Service is beyond compare...staff is completely knowledgable about all aspects of the menu and they make if comfortable to ask questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect find in Palm Beach
    lulu
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    would return in a second! very happy we discovered this gem. hats off to the designer of the space and to the group bringing this concept to the Island. Perfect local feel, fabulous food, great drinks...overall fun vibe. must have the fish tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best foodie spot in Palm Beach
    grizlybear
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A nice change from the upscale comfort food that most other Palm Beach restaurants serve. An adventurous menu with some fascinating flavor combinations, and the small plates that make up most of the menu are perfect for sharing and trying out a good number of dishes. Which is what this place is all about. Service was great, and very helpful on the topic of how many dishes to order. There were some large groups the night we went, and the noise level was pretty high, but maybe this wasn't typical. But probably not the place for an intimate diner a deux. It's all about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jps7257
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Just a amazing night. Great food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iro15VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Loved this restaurant. The food was excellent and our server was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    MissVV
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant You can count on good service and excellent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buccan vs Cafe Boloud
    TahiaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was creative, well executed. Must make reservations somewhat early. Very good competition for Cafe Boloud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Emilycaprice2014VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great spot w odd menu items that make it unique. Hot dog panini is one. Tapas style food so u can share many choices. Tables r really small and close together though which I don't prefer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best
    Bobcat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We go back to Buccan over and over. They have an eclectic menu- mostly small plates. Two small plates is enough for most folks. Seafood tacos, spicy pork taco, empanadas, outstanding pizza margarita - even a hot dog panini which my friend swear by. Go on a Monday night for 1/2 price bottles of wine. Finally the service is always A1. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buccan heaven
    Sarlisx2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Has a great atmosphere and is more enjoyable during the off-season. The small plates and desserts are outstanding. Of special note: the warm Brussels sprouts Caesar salad and the carrot cake. Truly innovative cuisine that presents comfort food in nouvelle cuisine portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.