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Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
  • Address:
    402 Plaza Real, Mizner Park
    Mizner Park
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Boca Raton
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.racksboca.com
  • Phone: (561) 395-1662
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday + Sunday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
    {Reversed Happy Hour} Friday & Saturday 10:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Sushi, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Danaher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will try to accommodate any/all catering inquires
  • Special Events & Promotions: We can accommodate any special events requests;
    Personalized menu
    Seating layout to your liking
    from creative to the day of, we will accommodate your every request to make the event special

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Federal Hwy @ NE 2nd St, one block North of Palmetto in Mizner Park
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street, public garage or Valet parking $5
A word from Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
This restaurant reinvigorates Boca Raton’s Mizner park dining scene with lively ambiance, striking interiors and a chef-driven American menu presented by award-winning celebrity chef Matthew Danaher. Restaurateur Gary Rack’s newest dining destination debuted in June 2010 after nearly $4 million in renovations, including eye-catching décor elements by Karen Hanlon and a chic indoor/outdoor bar and lounge area, perfect for game-watching or smoking a cigar. Grab a power lunch, enjoy “farm-to-table” dinner options, or grab cocktails and mingle. Lunch and dinner served daily. Happy Hour is daily from 4 – 7 p.m. and features a delightful Happy Hour menu | Friday is HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY beginning at 11:30 am - 7pm.
{Reversed Happy Hour} Friday & Saturday 10:00pm-2:00am featuring 25% off ALL RAW BAR items, Select Drinks are HALF OFF!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Never ever disappoints! Food, service, ambience...all GREAT!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had their Lobster special. It was amazing. Perfectly prepared. It was beautiful on the plate. We went there to celebrate our anniversary and totally enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Racks currently has two locations. This is the Boca Raton one. They focus on meat but also have a rawbar and sushi. They have an incredible happy hour with half price drinks, reduced price food and oysters shuck to order for $1!!!! Their have everything from ahi tuna tacos to BBQ ribs, lobster cobb salad, to mac and cheese and all is great"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at Racks had the sea bass with crab topping was absolutely delicious would definitely recommend it"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Rack’s is a terrific place for a drink & a nice dinner. A nice variety of choices. It’s also very stylish. Service is usually great but my only complaint, (for 1 server) is that she just interrupted us every time she came over. She literally came right up to the table, did not notice or care to notice that we (4/top) were in mid-sentence. Just stand at the table for a sec & we would have stopped talking but she just immediately started speaking very loudly. This happened several times during our meal. We know you have a job to do; we know when you’re standing there. Give us a sec to at least finish our word & then proceed. Petty I know, but management should know so they can improve. Food is really good, and Rack’s is very enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Terrific food and great value for the money. Prompt service, great ambiance and a very fun place to dine! Definitely going back again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "great food, excellent presentation. artichoke was a little under cook for the first couple of pieces."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Booked for a birthday celebration with family and really had a great time! Our server Joe was friendly, quick, and a really nice guy he helped make our night great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We loved everything we got, and we had 8 people. Everything was excellent but the alcohol was far too expensive. The wines were 4x what they would cost in a store. I understand doubling but 3x and 4x feels like way too much of a rip off for me. Veuve cliquot was $140. That is insane really. You can get it for $45 at total wine. Even low end bottles of wine were outrageous. But that is my ONLY COMPLAINT! Everything else was excellent. The food, service, and ambiance. Loved the sushi bar and open fire areas."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our waiter was Joe Diano. He was very attentive and took great care of us. He made valuable suggestions and they were spot on. Next time that we go there, which will be soon, we're going to request him when we make our reservation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My friend and I had a fantastic dining experience at Racks. The food was seriously great, the ambiance was fun, and our server Ben completed the dining experience. I'm sure all the menu items are yummy, but Ben did a great job steering us to some seriously fantastic food - lobster tempura appetizer, seabass and chicken entrees, and icecream trio - Boca has countless dining options - choose Racks, ask for Ben - your expectations will be exceeded."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Its a great place for a quiet date or family dinner."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great place for happy hour. Its from 4 to 7 daily and its the best deal in Mizner park"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've now tried both restaurants, earlier in the week I tried their seafood restaurant and last night was the boca location. Both are exceptional."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waiter was clearly new and needed more training. And kept trying to clear before we were finished - we felt hurried along. Salad on crab cakes was wickedly overdressed. Vegetable under trout too creamy should have been on the side as it quickly merged onto the trout and overwhelmed the beautiful piece of fish so that it's flavor was buried. On the up side, portions were extremely generous."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I made this reservation 2 weeks in advance and requested in the reservation that I get the check; I was the only woman in the group. I confirmed this with the hostess when I checked in and server. I did not get the check, my guest did = wrong. Also, this was the third time visiting this restaurant, each time one of the guests in my party's food was prepared incorrectly or delivered to another table so we all waited each time for the persons food to arrive while ours got cold. ouch."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Both food, drink and atomsphere were amazing. I had the lobster mac and cheese, YUMM-O. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "best Burgers I have eaten. our waiter was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our waiter was very nice, but the food delivery was very slow. It took almost 30 mins just to get our bread. (pretzel bread). My meal was the fresh fish and it was undercooked and a bit 'runny'. The rest of the table enjoyed their food- fish tacos- although they were very spicy and my girlfriend couldn't handle the 'heat'. The atmosphere is very nice- unique decor and vibrant bar scene with an excellent outdoor eating area. I wish there were more items on the menu- it doesn't have a lot that I personally care for- no scallops, swordfish/mahi mahi, crab stuffed mushrooms, flat bread... I should have checked the menu before I chose Racks. I may give it a try again if the menu adds some new items because I love the location and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I wish I could say more about this place. I started off on the wrong foot which left a bad taste in my mouth. We made a RESERVATION for 4 on OPEN TABLE. We arrived at 7:52pm for our 8:00pm reservation. After waiting until 8:31pm they finally had a table for us! I was extremely stressed because the rest of the night had been planned and we were in a hurry. The kitchen was a bit slow also. OTHER than that, the food was good, the server was good and the drinks were good. So if you have no where to be and can hang around for a table....good luck!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was fantastic . service was great . I believe john was our server. very knowledgeable. Overall still would love to return an bring friends ."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "that uneviable experience were the first time was exceptional,then eagerly await return visit,and next out it's like falling off a cliff. both times service wasspot on. but the flavors somehow went from macro.to micro."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "been there twice this week. BOTH times, 2 different servers, BOTH very slow. Didn't see the server for 25 minutes last time. Before that, waited 20 minutes to get him to pay the bill."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was unique and thr taste was delicious ! Best calamari I have ever had it is bbq favorsled with blue cheese! Amazing!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal. Interesting specials and very fresh seafood. Lovely presentation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a nice dinner with friends. Service and food very good! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very nice find at Mizner, but if you like...no LOVE French Onion Soup you have to order "Yesterday's French Onion Soup. It is outstanding! They cannot make it this good in Paris!! We also had the Crab Cakes, which my wife liked and I had the short rib meat loaf, which was very good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Really place for lunch and groups. My go to place in Boca."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Some of the food is excellent, some not so great. Specifically, the burger with fried egg is every good, as are the oysters, steamed spinach and vegetable plate. The onion soup at $11 is overpriced, too full of bread and especially too sweet. The wine list is pricey. The Mt Veeder cabernet which was about $65 a couple of weeks ago, has shot up to $99. At that price it is a rip off. The service was very good."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Service and ambiance were great. Unfortunately the food was strictly fair."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "From our first visit when Racks first opened, to our most recent on Mother's Day, Racks is a delight to our palette, with a comfortable yet electric ambiance. Every staff member makes you feel welcomed, even the managers stop by to make sure you are enjoying your meal. We have a favorite waiter Peter, that regardless of our tables location, he attends to us. Racks food is fantastic on every visit, the Crab Crusted Sea Bass, is my personal favorite! Racks just added Sushi to their menu and wow! The Lobster rolls were out of this world."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Amateur service. Waiter in such a rush he didn't even take my order, forgot my moms order, allowed us to wait for quite some time before showing up with someone else's order. We've been here before and to others in the chain. The food is usually worth putting up with noise and minor mishaps. But not this time. To compensate, the waiter brought everything all at once: appetizers and main courses together. The manager was kind to reduce our bill for our troubles. I hope this was just one inept instance and not a new trend "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, the artichokes are delicious! It is a little noisy "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always we enjoyed our dinner at one of our local favorites. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It had been awhile since we had been there. Dinner for 4 at the last minute. Hostess was very helpful in getting us seated. The server was fun, knew his job and overall was on it. The food and drinks are just what you would expect. Actually, better than I thought. A pleasant surprise and we will return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went to racks with a group of women and a great time. Our bartender was very personable and made us feel welcome. Then we ate outside and our server was very nice. We had a lot of questions and he was very knowledgeable about the menu. I would have liked the appetizers list to contain a couple less expensive items, but overall great menu. I would definitely dine there again and definitely go there for happy hour."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "we were sitting at our table for over one-half hour before we received our drink order and another half hour before our food arrived at table. one of our guests received his fish cold and sent it back with apologies from manager (who was less than professional) and it was still not hot. the manager was told upon our arrival that we were celebrating a birthday and did nothing to acknowledge it. at other restaurants the manager at least offers free coffee or dessert when you have an issue. believe me we were not looking for anything for nothing, but common courtesy."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We sat down and a waitor asked us for our drinks. Minutes later another waitor asked us again. I had asked for a coke and got a diet coke. My friend asked for a lemonade and did not get it for 45 minutes and it tasted over due. Then asked for a sprite. was charged for both. The menu did not have any options. We were rushed to order. And then as we needed refills we could see the waitor stuffing his face with food. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Racks is the Best!I go there whenever I want a 1st class top meal. It is a great location& I always bring "new people" 1st timers and every single one of them have now adopted Racks as one of their favorites. You cannot beat the wide variety of choices. I am completely biased for the dessert called "S'mores" wow! Outstanding. U can't go wrong with anything in the menu and every person is a professional and very well versed on every item on the menu. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "For dinner: The stone crabs smelled bad and the sea food platter wasn't fresh but the sushi and the burger were delicious For lunch: everything was fresh and amazing Could have been an off night"
    Dined on 4/18/2014