Buccan
Buccan

Buccan

  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Buccan reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)hot spot (99)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (54)vibrant bar scene (54)good for groups (37)notable wine list (36)romantic (23)late-night find (21)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food, great service !!!
    Juliarossi17
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Second time and just as wonderful as the first ! Food-service-price ratio excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We are in Palm Beach on vacation and loved Buccan so much we cancelled another reservation to go back a second time before going back to Montreal! The food was right up our alley! Lots of things to share and not too heavy. The service was excellent on both nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buccan
    One109VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food at Buccan is great. Tables are very close together and the noise level is outrageous!! I definitely would go back, but perhaps sit in the front area, if possible..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still oh-so-good
    Empogo
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We've loved this place for years, and this most recent trip was just as wonderful as the others have been. Service was great, food was spectacular, and the ambiance was the perfect blend of energetic and comfortable. We will absolutely be back, and soon. Thank you to everyone who made our night lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great dining experience, would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Did not disappoint
    RoRo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Followed the recommendation of many friends to dine here and was not disappointed. Food was creative and inspiring ! An amazing chef with incredible talent! Service was impeccable. The experience was overall impressive and delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happening PB spot.
    Yaya
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My husband and I took a friend to Buccan on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was buzzing all night! They offer small plates, averaging $15. per dish, with the full dinners in the $40. range. The food is creative and tasty. The people watching is fun. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable. We had fun and enjoyed our meal.... Brussels sprout Caesar salad, flat bread pizza, squash blossoms, and a very nice $18. cheeseburger......not for the bargain hunter.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice!
    Baroness
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Hello, We had nice time yesterday evening. Great, lively atmosphere and nice table. Wonderful food!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Amazing restaurant, outstanding service and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buccan - Great place
    lorislifeVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Must have the tuna crisps and Brussels sprout Caesar salad. Great vibe, great food and all around happening place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal of my life
    nbcsally
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I am not joking. My husband and I ate here for dinner. It was amazing! We had spicy pork tacos and short rib empanadas to start, then the lamb risotto and the Waygu Beef Short Ribs (which was the best beef I've ever had). Followed by a caramel popcorn sundae and fresh brewed coffee in a French press. So delicious! The service was fantastic! Our waiter was very helpful and did not rush us. I'm only sad we live so far away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvfood
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Interesting small plate choices. Each one we tried was terrific. Attractively presented. Desserts were great. Wait staff helpful in description of food choices. Service excellent. Noise level comfortable although our reservation was early so restaurant not filled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The two top seating was too tight. It was actually very difficult to get up to use the rest room or leave without disturbing the diners next to us. Appetizer and salad were vey good. Main dish was good, but not quite warm enough when served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Some dishes good, a few new items not so: Octopus not up to standard. Orecchiette great,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    LIEKVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our server and the food were both wonderful. We've had dinner here many times and always enjoy ourselves!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner
    AnnBVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went to Buccan for dinner this past Sunday night. Everything was great from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    Lambo
    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 !
    SebandCaro
    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.
  • Neighborhood Surprise
    JBIRISH
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    What canone say, walking around the block and finding Buccan is a dream come true. From small plates to full dinners, you can not go wrong. And if sharing is your thing, this is the place for you. A must on any visit to the Palm Beach area, but once is a week thru out the season works for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.