We have dined at Bistro 241 with different couples 5 times over the past few months and we and each couple have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food is excellent, service exceptionally accomodating and we highly recommend Bistro 241 for a great meal. We also like its Pineapple Grove location - close to Atlantic Ave, but without the noise and traffic. The soups are homemade and thick with the main ingredients. The meat dishes such as short ribs with winter vegetables or lamb oso bucco were excellent as were all of the fish dishes from salmon, to yellowtail, to grouper to scallops over risotto. And desserts from chocolate lava cake to lemon/raspberry parfait to creme brulee topped the meals perfectly.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try this place.. Delicious!
Excellent restaurant. The food was perfect, the service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. We will revisit next time we are in town. So happy to have discovered this place.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it. The food was
We loved it. The food was great. The service was wonderful and we liked the atmosphere.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
So glad we discovered Bistro 241!
We dined there recently on the recommendation of a flight attendant on a recent flight. Thanks Susan!!!! We loved Bistro 241. So refreshing to start out with the hummus and wheat pita. Nice change from the "white breads" we so often see these days. We both started with the caprese salad, which was just delicious and a very large portion. Glad I didn't finish mine and saved room for the main course. The scallop with risotto was outstanding, short ribs were a huge hit too. We skipped dessert but enjoyed a delightful cup of fresh coffee to top off our wonderful dinner. There is lots of competition in Delray for great restaurants, but this one is definitely a keeper....we will be back!!! Thanks too to the owner who was very visible and helpful.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it! Both staff and
We loved it! Both staff and owner made us feel very welcome. Food was terrific.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit in
This was my second visit in 2 weeks - even had the exact same meal because I enjoyed it so much the first time - the beet salad and the chicken paillard were excellent! Also enjoyed the pita and hummus (complimentary) and the interesting wine list. Our waiter Alex was a pleasure - so personable and enthusiastic ! And he did a great job too, in a friendly manner. Elli the owner was truly glad to have us there - a very hospitable host ! The parking is a huge asset - easy to park in the "impossible to park" downtown Delray area ! We will be back.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro 241 is a unassuming looking place, but with a great menu, great food and a wonderful feel to it. We have now been there 4 times without any disappointments. The owner, Elie, remembered us each time, even knowing where we sat and what we ordered. He makes you feel like a life long friend and special guest. We will continue to return regularly.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm family-owned restaurant
We celebrated Mother's Day at Bistro 241. The prices were reasonable, the food was good, and we were served by the owner and his sister. They were very warm. Our entire group of 9 were very happy. This restaurant is only about 6 months old (as of 5/2013). Would love to see it have a long and lively existence.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant not to be missed
Elie is a charming host and helped make for a wonderful night. We loved his choice of wine and the evening's special dish was superb! It was a great first time for all 4 of us and we plan on returning often.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined here half a dozen times over the past few months and never failed to enjoy excellent food, wonderfully prepared and presented and there is never a problem substituting side items with the main dish if there is a dietary problem. This time I had the mussels which were plump, tender and tasty, and the scallops over mushroom risotto which was delicious. We highly recommend Bistro 241 and each different couple we dined with share that assessment.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem in Delray Beach
Most visitors to Delray Beach stay on Atlantic Avenue. Hidden away in the Pineapple Grove Arts District are a number of fine restaurants. Our favorite is Bistro 421. The food is excellent, the service is superior and the owner, Ellie, will make you feel right at home. If you want to have a great night out Bistro 421 is the place.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at this restaurant and we will be back. Our meals, four of us ordered three different entrees, were outstanding. We all raved about taste, appearance, and overall quality of our meals. The owner came to our table to make sure that we were pleased with everything. He was attentive as was our waitress, but not overbearing. My scallops were the best I have ever had and my husband loved his yellowtail snapper dinner. We certainly will be back and highly recommend this restaurant.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. Enjoyed food & ambiance. Owner was delightful.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro 241: A Fantastic Culinary Fi
I have been to Bistro 241 on several occasions and have enjoyed the experiences immensely. I feel quite capable of offering my views on this exceptional establishment. This is a gem of a restaurant located in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida. Ellie, the owner, is a gregarious fellow who loves what he is doing and certainly knows how to operate a restaurant. The menu caters to all tastes and the preparation of the meals are excellent. The staff is very well trained and adept at what they are doing. The owner will explain in detail every item listed on the menu and have quite a conversation about the wines that he personally chose for the restaurant. Anybody who enjoys great food should be heading to Bistro 241.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best New Bistro in Delray
This restaurant is a MUST try! I have been there for lunch, dinner as well as late night "desert"! The food is outstanding and unique! The atmosphere is cozy and Elli the owner will make your dinning a great experience. I tell all my friends to try it.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the minute we entered the owner made us feel special. The La Fiesta appetizer was wonderful and certainly enough to share. The service was excellent as was the food. Will certainly return.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Neighborhood Restaurant
Good food and service. All 4 diners enjoyed their meals. We will be back.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Delightful Discovery!
Great ambiance, tasteful modern decor, well spaced tables, good energy, quiet enough for conversation. Excellent service--our waiter Alex was cordial, efficient, and attentive. Owner Elie is the consummate host, personally welcoming guests and visiting each table to be sure everything is pleasing. Excellent cuisine: fine, fresh ingredients, creatively prepared and attractively served. The mussels, beet and arugula salad, yellowtail snapper, and diver scallops were particularly outstanding. Nice wine selection, reasonably priced, served in fine stemware appropriate for wine chosen. We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience and will definitely return. (An added plus: plenty of adjacent parking.)
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional dining experience
Restaurant is run by a food and wine professional who loves what he does and oversees the entire operation. Outstanding food of the highest quality with fine wines served in the perfect glasses. Definitely will return often and bring friends.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST PLACE EVER!!
We love this restaurant.. We have been there a number of times and each time it gets better. We always try to bring new guests and this visit was no different. There were 6 of us and each meal was outstanding. The service far exceeded the normal and as always your host made us welcome and bent over backwards to make our evening special.
We'll be back, again and again.. This gem is worth well worth the visit and once you come to eat there... you'll return time and again.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were 4 for dinner and we
We were 4 for dinner and we each very much enjoyed the meal. Among the entrees, the scallops, snapper and pasta Bolognese stood out. The presentation was also nice. We will be going back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in Delray
Bistro 241 is a wonderful restaurant down the street from the tumult of Atlantic Avenue. The menu offers a variety of dishes. I enjoy the fish selections all done to perfection. The ambience is quieter so you can actually carry on a conversation during dinner.
Elie, the owner is always concerned that his patrons are well taken care of. No need to search for someone to refill your glass.
I will return again and again to this great place.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint Gem in the heat of Delray!!!
We were a party of 4 dining and had a wonderful experience. Not only was the food excellent, but the owner was a delight to converse with. We will definitely be returning and highly recommend!!!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant via Open Table, and saw the many, many great reviews... Decided to give it a try and we were *not* disappointed! The food was delicious (and beautifully presented). The service was great! They were also very accomodating to my request to design a dish to fit with my current diet :-P (and didn't charge me anything for the accomodation). We sat outside and enjoyed the Pineapple District, and then took a nice walk through downtown Delray. As mentioned in another review, it was great to have ample adjacent parking. We will definitely go back to Bistro 241!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem of a Restaurant
Great food; great host; great service... Consistently good. I highly recommend this restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
New and Creative
Bistro 241 is on the charming Pineapple Grove. Our meal was delicious and showed great creativity. We had snapper (flaky and generous) but two different preparations. Mine had caramelized onions, mushrooms, potatoes and asparagus. My husband's was topped with fresh pineapple and sat on a bed of pineapple risotto .Our host was warm and friendly and explained the various preparations.
We will be back
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A newly discovered gem
Great for lunch or dinner. Met friends for lunch. We had the arugula salad- fresh, tasty and dressed perfectly. The burger was divine-done to perfection and very ample. Well stocked bar and good wine list. The restaurant sits on the street but away from the hussle bussle of the avenue. Lovely to eat inside or out. From glasses of champagne to coffee, everything was superb! We will be back!
I would recommend this restaurant without reservation. Can't wait to enjoy a romantic dinner there!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eager to please
We had a fabulous meal on our 2nd visit to the restaurant. The host is so welcoming and makes you feel comfortable immediately. Everything we ordered was just delicious and presented beautifully. We highly recommend it.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot off of the noise
Great spot off of the noise and bustle of Atlantic Ave. Great food and Elie is a great host. Have been here several times as well as his families other restaurant ...Joseph's...across the street. Both are great.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always keep coming back...
with so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the Boca/Delray area, Bistro 241 keeps us coming back. The food is wonderful and combined with Elie's gracious hosting we find ourselves returning here often. It's nice to find a spot where the owner is so engaged and genuinely wants your experience to be perfect...start to finish. Thanks for another great dinner!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only So-So This Time
Food was very good. Service was problematic since restaurant was understaffed the evening of our visit. Usually excellent. Not up to usual performance.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal in a most comfortable
Great meal in a most comfortable setting. Always something new on the menu to try and it never disappoints.
This is a real neighborhood gem
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Night at Bistro 241
Another great night at Bistro 241. Fresh and scrumptious food, great martini and wine, lovely atmosphere. Thanks, Elie--I love your place. Here's wishing you a wonderful forthcoming "season" as others discover your lovely restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at Bistro 241 for the first time, the owner? seemed a little nervous training a new server, however it was apparent he was hands on with every aspect of the restaurant. Our food was excellent from starter to dessert. Everything was fresh and well prepared.
The Maryland crab cake, snapper, chilled shrimp, mussels, filet everything was excellent. Have lived in Delray Beach for many years and have dined at almost every place up and down Atlantic, this is off the avenue but well worth the visit.
Definitely will become a favorite!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful local bistro
If I lived in Delray, I would frequent often. My dinner companions had pan seared scallops and both thought they were excellent. My pork chop was the same.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dinner in a great
Very nice dinner in a great trendy area of Delray. Owner was very involved and on point. Small and very comfy, tables are not on top of each other and the decor is perfect...outdoor dining is available and looked great, but we decided on inside. Loved it and will return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't heard much about this gem a few blocks off the Ave, but the reviews here prompted us to roll the dice. I'm glad we did!
The owner welcomed us and offered to accommodate our children's (4,5 & 7) smaller appetities. They had salmon (2) and pasta/butter. My wife and I shared parsnip soup (hot, earthy, very flavorful) and beet salad. The waiter brought complimentary hummus (best I've ever had!) and pita. (News flash for the reviewer who complained about the pitas- they are toasted! They are SUPPOSED to be crispy!
Entrees were scallops w/risotto (beautifully seared and tasty) and short ribs (tender but not mushy, and very flavorful)
As we left my 4- year old (who had the salmon) asked, "can we come back here again?"
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant; great food; great service. What else can one ask for?
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant! Eli (the
Great restaurant! Eli (the owner) was totally accomodative to our needs (glutten free and dairy free) and flexible in having dishes prepared accordingly. The wine list is thoughtful and fairly priced while the dishes are outstanding. The hummus dip (Eli's family recipe) was a great addition as well. Do not miss this restaurant...a welcome addition to the Delray Beach scene.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable Service-Incredible Food
Wonderfully attentive service with fresh, well prepared and delicious menu. Very accomidating for friends who required Gluten free preparation. Music set the tone, Eli the owner was a positive presence and Alex the server went far and beyond to make sure everyone in our party felt special and that we were satisfied. Am overall wonderful experience that we look forward to repeating time and time again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this restaurant on Open Table and had never heard of it before. I really liked the look of the menu so we decided to go with our teenaged kids. We sat outside and had a really great time. The food and service were great! I really like the quiet area off the main drag of Atlantic Avenue. Quiet but still lively.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this place on opentable and made a reservation on a Sunday day night. when we arrived we were skeptical because it was almost empty. The owner came outside upon seeing us reading the menu and told us he is so sure we will love the food, he would pay foe our meals if we didn't. He was absolutely correct. The food was excellent. I had the short ribs, not something I normally order. It was succulent and flavorful and tender. The Caesar salad was fresh and lightly dressed. Excellent fare.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Spot in Delray
Great spot in Delray away from the crowds on Atlantic. Wonderful food and attentive food. Fresh ingredients. Quality Food. Very reasonable prices. Will be back again. Thank you.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food- fresh and delicious with exceptional flavorings.
The wine- wonderful selections moderately priced.
Service- excellent with food always served hot.
Ambience- outdoor patio wonderful and indoors beautiful.
My wife ordered the calamari/greens salad and yellowtail snapper.
I ordered the tomato basil soup and the salmon special.
All food was outstanding with timely service.
Can't wait to return; in fact we are dining there again next week.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Bistro 241 for the first time week. The food was outstanding. Especially try the homemade soup. We actually drove by the following day to buy some soup for lunch.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find
We not only enjoyed the food,the atmosphere is truly relaxing . The owner was so helpful in making our dinner decisions. We were treated very special. Try it you will like it
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit to this wonderful restaurant and it didnt disappoint. The menu is creative with a beautiful presentation that is consistently delicious. My husband and I both had the scallops nestled on a bed of delicious risotto. Our friends enjoyed both the salmon and the special of the evening which was linguine loaded with clams. Our server was adorable and presented us with a special appetizer as well as a beautiful chocolate dessert to celebrate. The owner of the restaurant was very pleasant and made sure that we were well taken care of. Casual but upscale, the ambiance is warm with a full view of the comfortable seating outside. We will be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience.
This was our second time at Bistro 241. Another great meal. Great service. The owner acknowledged and thanked us for coming back and mentioned the table we sat in the last time. Very nice personal touch. Will keep coming back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Owner/server Eli was extremely attentive. The food was top notch. We had short ribs, rich and delicious, shrimp over linguini with a terrific lemon sauce and two salads, perfectly dressed. The chocolate dessert was decadent, but not as smooth as it could have been.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new find!
Two of us recently enjoyed a great meal at Bistro 241. We shared a salad, fabulous crab cakes and delicious short ribs. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM