Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.racksboca.com/
  • Phone: 5613951662x
  • 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: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (43)great for outdoor dining (39)hot spot (37)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (28)special occasion (20)great for lunch (19)late-night find (17)romantic (11)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (8)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Great Happy Hour find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If your looking for either a great happy hour spot or a fun spot in Boca, try Racks! We were not disappointed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Girls night out
    Jennaedwarss
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went with a group of girls for dinner. Great night! Limited food selection but everything we got was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb dining experience!!!
    enjoysfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything was impeccable, from being greeted upon arrival, to wait staff service, down to the outstanding food. I had the chef's lobster roll special which was exquisite both in taste and sight. The chef deserves the highest of accolades!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Racks Is TOPS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Never ever disappoints! Food, service, ambience...all GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fantastic happy hour
    DelrayDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovegoodfood
    Luvgoodfoof
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Never had a bad meal at Racks had the sea bass with crab topping was absolutely delicious would definitely recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and good food
    RSBKFVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Value
    foodlver
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Terrific food and great value for the money. Prompt service, great ambiance and a very fun place to dine! Definitely going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    great food, excellent presentation. artichoke was a little under cook for the first couple of pieces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great, Alcohol Crazy expensive
    DBJules
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ben was the best!
    gottadine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Its a great place for a quiet date or family dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great place for happy hour. Its from 4 to 7 daily and its the best deal in Mizner park
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over dressed inexperienced
    BeenThereEatenThat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • are they listening?
    cheeks314VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delish...
    TheRack
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Both food, drink and atomsphere were amazing. I had the lobster mac and cheese, YUMM-O. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Burgers
    Adina
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    best Burgers I have eaten. our waiter was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place.
    Kristinafla
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting on an open table.
    Blondedrum
    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!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Look forward on coming back
    2fitfoody
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was fantastic . service was great . I believe john was our server. very knowledgeable. Overall still would love to return an bring friends .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time WOW,2nd THUD !
    grayyakVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice place, SLOW service
    skindoc
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    sanja
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was unique and thr taste was delicious ! Best calamari I have ever had it is bbq favorsled with blue cheese! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ranger44
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very enjoyable meal. Interesting specials and very fresh seafood. Lovely presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice menu lots of options.
    pammy71
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a nice dinner with friends. Service and food very good!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French Onion Soup
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Really place for lunch and groups. My go to place in Boca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly excellent
    luvfrenchfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and ambiance were great
    piezumVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Service and ambiance were great. Unfortunately the food was strictly fair.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always treated like a VIP
    BethanyM25
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but
    AlexcwVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the artichokes!!!
    BenjVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, the artichokes are delicious! It is a little noisy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    As always we enjoyed our dinner at one of our local favorites.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Will Be Back
    jvd1659VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    dineoutxoxo
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 593 reviews are from the Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern reviews archive.
  • inatentive
    ugly
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate