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Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
  • Address:
    402 Plaza Real, Mizner Park
    Mizner Park
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Neighborhood:
    Boca Raton
  • Cuisine:
    American
    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
  • "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
  • "While the food is good, it is not worth sitting there endlessly waiting for the food. Maybe it's better during the week, but I wouldn't go near here on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to Racks at 7:30 on a Friday night when most other Mizner park restaurants were booked and should've taken this as my first warning. There were 4 of us. The good is we were seated promptly and the ambience has a cool feel (funky, huge lights hanging from the ceiling that are made of large tubes). Our server took our drink order and brought it quickly and was nice. The rest of the meal he brought 2 of our appetizers then we waited 4-5 minutes for the other 2, and same thing with our dinners. Three of us ordered red meat dishes and they were all bland and chewy meat. Nothing was hot. Very forgettable food and too many other good choices nearby to go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I read all the reviews about this location. They were very mixed be we decided to give it a shot. Most of the issues were with service and yes, we had the same experience. Service was very slow. I think our server was new. She read us all the specials for the night and then realized she was reading off the wrong paper and had to go get the correct one. We both ordered salads but only 1 arrived. I had to remind her that I also ordered a salad. We ordered a kids pizza which arrived with basil or some sort of green leafy substance on it. I would assume that most kids would not like that. They were very quick to replace that meal with a pasta dish which was good. Peter, the manager on duty, did come by and check on us and was gracious about it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We dine at Rack's fairly regularly, and the food is always very good,. This time was no exception. Even the items from the new sushi menu were great. But the service. Ugh. I asked for recommendations on three menu items and the waiter basically read the menu to me. No help at all. We had to go get our own soda and water refills from another waiter. Never asked if we wanted another cocktail. Our meals were almost finished before he asked how the food was. We had to chase down the manager to order dessert. It was a complete mess, and something not worthy of a restaurant with this caliber of food ... and these prices!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Requested a table outside with our reservation. Got there and was told a 15 minute wait. Half hour later we were told 15 more minutes but they could seat us inside. We walked around, found an empty table outside and they reluctantly gave us a table. Reservation was for 8:00 pm we sat down at 8:45. Not acceptable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The server was lovely but the prices were a bit high."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went to Racks Sunday afternoon and had a great experience- joe was our server and food and service was great. So decided to go back on Friday night and had a completely different experience. Don't know the waiters name because he never told us but our receipt said his name was Bucci. This guy was not worried about us at all - too pre-occupied with the table across from us. We barely saw him -didn't make us feel like he gave a damn about us. Food was ok - overall we were thrown off from the start and contemplated leaving after poor service prior to getting drinks. Hindsight - we should of because didn't get any better. Overall, we will spend more money and go to trulucks or just spend the same money and go to j Alexander's -they want our biz"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Delicious comfort food, nice-sized portions (Hubby and I each had a drink, but split a salad, hamburger, and side of brussel sprouts and we were more than satisfied), reasonably priced. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was not hot and was under cooked. The waiter had an attitude. I sent my food back and it came without the condiments I ordered."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Well decorated inside and out. Excellent waiter. Loved my Seabass, my Uncle's pork chop a little tough. Excellent French Onion Soup. Little pricey, but we expected that in Mizner. $12 for a cocktail a bit much, but it was good (Mojito)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014