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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (34)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (25)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (17)great for lunch (17)late-night find (13)romantic (9)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Varied menu -- good food -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    Varied menu -- good food - alittle noisy especially if you are seated near the Bar
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frequent guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/23/2011
    Service has definitely improved. food quality was great, and the specials are making me a frequent/happy customer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level
    diningproVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    we were seated under a speaker and the noise level was horrific-combine that with the choice of boom boom music- not pelasant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu! We had the meatloaf
    kathVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2011
    Great menu! We had the meatloaf and roast chicken - both were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can always count on the food
    ShelleyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2011
    Can always count on the food and service to be great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very good. My
    BraunVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2011
    The food is very good. My husband and I both love the roast chicken. It is truly outstanding. We Have headed north for the summer, but will return in the Fall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place in Mizner Park.
    rw98VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    Great place in Mizner Park. Trendy but not too much. Great Lunch. I need to do a dinner
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I rally enjoyed Racks. They
    Risa
    Dined on 5/10/2011
    I rally enjoyed Racks. They have great appetizers such a the Tuna Tacos, Buffalo style calamari and mac and cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food, good service, decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2011
    Fine food, good service, decent prices. What more can you ask? I always feel safe to bring guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    I haven eaten here many times, food and service are always GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The onion soup was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    The onion soup was delicious and the food for the most part was very good. My grilled Mahi was overcooked and dry. Otherwise we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They make us feel special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Been here a few times now and always consistently great service, they make us feel special; remembering what my boyfriend likes for a cocktail and where we sat the last time we were there...I love the wine list! Food is really good, got to have the tuna tacos. I like to go a little later in the night once all of the geriatrics have gone home.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drink were made with 75% ice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    drink were made with 75% ice total rip off salad i had was awful pizza my husband had tasted like cardboard way over priced menu dessert was good would not go back would not recommend
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've eaten here twice before
    JMillerVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    We've eaten here twice before and unlike the other two times, the quality of the food and service were significantly lacking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food could take a serious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2011
    The food could take a serious lesson from the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after a slight wait for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    after a slight wait for our table, we were seated- the restaurant was filled- after being seated, we found that there was a leak from the ceiling on our heads- the manager was very concerned and as soon as another table was available, he moved us- our waiter was extremely helpfuland most efficient and the food was delicious- this was our first time at Racks, but definitely not our last!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great but the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    Food was great but the best part was they supplied a pair of reading Glasses after we left ours in the car. Server named Phil did a great job.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refreshing Find
    StiggVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Have eaten at Racks several times. Food is always very fresh and very good. Specials are very good as well. Tried the Tuna Tacos as an appetizer and it was amazing. I have had many things on the menu (even this signature burger that will leave redefines naughty). No matter what fish dish I have ordered it is always prepared excellent and tastey.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ladies night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2011
    Being a frequent diner at racks in boca, I feel like I can explain their overall feel quite well. It's been a while since I went to a ladies night so i wasn't sure what to expect. I was shocked at how much fun it was and how entergetic the vibe was. Alot of places in boca are stuck up, but I felt comfortable, and like vip even though i clearly cannot benefit from ladies night specials. check it out, ladies night is on Thursday's. have fun!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was all good lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2011
    It was all good lovely evening sat outside until cigar smoker at next table chased us inside. fortunately restaurant wasn't busy and the staff could not have been nicer! Food was great had two 16 yr olds with usnand they were as happy as we were"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit with six friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    First visit with six friends - every one was very impressed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very professional;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    The staff was very professional; the reservation time was kept; the server was good but did need to be reminded of several things; the food was good but certainly not outstanding and the ambiance was fine but again not outstanding. All in all it was a good experience, nothing more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced. Generally nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Overpriced. Generally nothing fair overall but the Trout Almondine was at least tasty and the Smores dessert was enjoyed. Not much else positive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten here a few times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    We have eaten here a few times. Decorated nicely, trendy and inviting. Waiting a long time before our waiter came to the table. Restaurant was not busy at this time (6pm Saturday night), otherwise, the waiter was very good. Salad had too much dressing, main courses were good, but nothing memorable. They weren't able to make specialty coffees because their machine was broken. Regular coffee is served french press. Not hot enough.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    Awesome lunch spot. Had been for dinner and found myself in Mizner in the afternoon, so glad I chose Racks. The BEST food in Mizner Park! Had the onion soup and the portobello club sandwich, out of this world!! Neat vib at lunch, great light, really cool music, same great service as dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • versatile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    Something about a consistent restaurant- is hard to find. Whenever I go to racks for a quick lunch break or a dine out experience, and it is always dependable. You can't find that in ever place, especially in boca. A great place for a date, or a place to sit outside and watch the games- whichever it's very versatile.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were treated very well
    DisappointmentVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    We were treated very well by our waiter until he realized we were not eating any of the high end foods on the menu, but mostly sticking with the appetizer and sandwiches. This is an integral part of the menu, and in my opinion some of the best food. Also the tip as included as we were a party of six. I will definitely return but in no hurry. As an additional comment, my 12.00 mojito was lousy, I mentioned it to the waiter and he actually argued with me. He should have gotten me another one, what harm could have come from that?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and the after
    Lazlo
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Excellent food and the after dinner coffee reminded us of Paris.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the decor, atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2011
    Loved the decor, atmosphere and people watching. Young, hip crowd at bar. Great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new regular place to go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2011
    Really cool spot, referred by some friends and glad they did. Super food, fun friendly staff, really liked the wine list, something for everyone’s budget. Saw other friends while we were there. We felt very comfortable, very fast. Think we found our new regular place to go. The outside bar looks really sweet.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great dinner. You
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/4/2011
    Another great dinner. You must get the French Onion Soup. Its delish. Our third time here and the food keeps getting better. Too bad we live in New York and wont be back till November.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food fair-overpriced....hamburger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    food fair-overpriced....hamburger w/ff and sauted onions;$15.95 !!! VERY NOISY !!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining in Boca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    Went for dinner and everything was great. Service started out slow but improved quickly. Pot Pie was very tasty and so was the tuna tacos, buffalo calamari and baked smores. We will return for lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/28/2011
    I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions, and I must say, consistency is the key. That seems to be where RACKS focuses on because it's very noticeable. They have a great beer/wine selection, and the servers are very..hmm....nice to look at. :). If you're not in too much of a rush, I recommend the Roast Chicken. Phenomenal- and totally worth it!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Racks was one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Dinner at Racks was one of the most awful dining experiences I've ever had. Not only was our waitress apathetic and unfriendly, she received 20% gratuity because we had 6 in our group. Perhaps knowing she would get a huge tip is the reasons why she was so awful. We constantly asked different employees for things that we needed, i.e. water, more napkins, a certain sauce, another cocktail, because our waitress was no where to be found. The decor is odd and border line cheesy with gaudy chandeliers and irrelevant finishings. For instance, upon sitting down we were given menus by one person and then another random person came over and placed plastic ketchup and mustard bottles on the table. When asked what they were for, he just nodded..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had reservations for 7:30pm
    PATETVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    We had reservations for 7:30pm and when we ordered they were sold out of half the specials not to mention the Chicken Pot Pie. When asked how they could be out of a staple itme on the menu the response was we only make 10-12 a day and when they are gone they are gone. Been there twice and it has happened 2x.
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  • Food was delicious and prompt.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Food was delicious and prompt. Service was OK but nothing to write home about. Good for a fun dinner with friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2010
    Food great and the service was very good! Sat at the bar first for some drinks....very nice crowd at the bar...will go again
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic