Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro
Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro

Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rocksteadyjamaicanbistro.com/
  • Phone: (561) 465-3167
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Brunch

    Sunday : close



    Dinner:

    Sunday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday: 12:30 - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Duane K Morgan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering and Events Planning, We cater for Large & Small parties, weddings, Anniversaries, etc.

    Our Catering is not limited to our menu.
  • Entertainment: We offer occasional live entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 20th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro
One Bite, One Taste, One Love. Love the no problem attitude inspired by good times, good friends, good food, and good music. We offer a cozy place for friends to meet and get away from the everyday ordinary.

A true taste of Jamaica is waiting for you!
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Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great Jamaican!
    Mbwilliamn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Awesome food! Nice decor and the music was a great selection played soft enough to allow easy conversation. The Sampler platter and Yucca fries are a must, but everything we had was excellent and authentic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    kgnstanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Open Table listed at 4 or 5 stars. Doesn't warrant any. The restaurant is very hard to find; no outside lighted sign. Empty at peak hour. The interior is tired, although clean. Waitperson absolutely untrained and clueless. Jamaican shrimp dish was too hot to eat. Second waitress told us it could have been toned down. Only vinegar salad dressing cut the pain from our mouths. Whole snapper was good, although a bit overcooked. Waitress one told us about popular dishes, but admitted she had never tried any of them. We won't go back
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  • MrsJVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I loved this restaurant! The food was amazing--perfect portions, not too much or too little. Atmosphere was so relaxing and the servers/hostess were very attentive and friendly. We had the jerk chicken and the jerk grouper, and it was marvelous! I'm so happy we decided to make this reservation, and try something new. For anyone tired of the same old, typical restaurants in Boca, this is the place to go! We'll definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great find!
    pennyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were visiting from Boston and came here with my husband and son because we haven't had a real authentic Jamaican food experience. All the reviews said it was great so though we'd try it. We eat out a lot and are foodies. Since we both travel for a living we've experienced great food everywhere and have very high standards. We were all so pleasantly surprised! Everything was made to order and very fresh. I had the OX tail stew and it was very tender and flavourful. Husband had Jerk chicken - very impressed that they kept it moist and juicy. Son had the shrimp very tasty with lots of great savory spices! People were very personable and the service was great too! We are coming back again for another meal as soon we come back to FL!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro reviews archive.
  • Authentic Food/Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We enjoyed our visit here. The service was fantastic. Our table was ready and the food was perfect. We certainly will go here again. I would absolutely recommend a visit! I just hate that we had not found this earlier!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BocadocVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Friendly staff. Tasty food. Nice atmosphere. Carribean/Raggae music in the background was just the right volume - not overpowering. The specials were a bit pricey. The bread pudding is a great dessert but only sometimes available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Irie
    lumpVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food here s awesome and the service also is great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taking us back to Jamaica
    Ohioians
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We have tried both Rocksteady Cafe and Bistro and both times the food has been excellent. It brought back many wonderful memories of our trips to Jamaica and the delicious food we had there. We are from Ohio but you can be sure we will be back next year to try more Brown stewed chicken, Escovich Snapper, or maybe try something different! Oh and the coco bread is so yummy! Our waitress was wonderful and spent time talking to us about Jamaica. If you like to try different types of food then you need to check Rocksteady out. We were there on a Thursday so it was quiet and not real busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Like always.....one of the
    FrankieVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Like always.....one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County.....food & service is amazing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great jerk chicken!
    LuvmexicanVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    the jerk chicken was delicious. Tried the crab fritter and was not really fond of that. It was more like a crab cake and not too tasty. My fiancé had the shrimp curry which was good. Will go back for the jerk chicken!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food. Every dish
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent food. Every dish we had was very tasty made with fresh ingredients. I will certainly dine there again. Parking can be a challenge, but don't let that discourage you...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocksteady
    Rocksteady
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was good we love island food Jamaican especially and it was tasty. Decent beer selection. No Rum so don't expect liquor. The main issue I had was there were several menus not available like coffee. Macaroni and cheese for my 11 year old. . Which just happened to be some of the items we were looking for. I would list this as good for 16+ not super kid friendly. Service was good no issues there at all. I will probably give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    Pamjohn100
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food and service, however we really miss the live music on Fridays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fish!
    100213VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very friendly service and good food. Nice to have vegetables along with excellent fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to table secret
    FreshandlocalVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is the best kept secret in south Florida. Chef Morgan is using only local and fresh meat and produce. And the results are simply awesome. Curry chicken. Jerk anything. And the shrimp rundown is amazing, a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamaica comes to Boca
    Jmillz
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Nice place, good fresh food and great flavors. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and Jamaican flavo
    Rich
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The atmosphere and decor was outstanding, the wait person was exceptional, and we both highly enjoyed our dinners, which were well represented both in the menu and by the wait person. We will definitely return soon to this neighborhood delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you can't afford to travel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    If you can't afford to travel to the islands then hop over to this place. Its really wonderful and the food is special. try the scallops as an appetizer its the real deal with some KICK
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Authentic Jamaican
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Love this place. Great food and great people. Friday nights reggae music. Just a cool vibe and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No problem - We will come again
    BocadocVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Friendly personal service and good food in a small comfortable setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem of a restaurant
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Unexpected surprise with great service and even better food. But please dont go, I want to always be able to get a table! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to grab something
    navidadVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great place to grab something different. The restaurant was uncomfortably warm. I would have had a better experience otherwise. Spicy food and too warn inside is not a good combo.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying to find a place for
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Trying to find a place for dinner on a Saturday night I always go to Open Table for ideas. When I saw this restaurant and great reviews I was delighted. Finally a great authentic ethnic restaurant in Boca. There are about 40 seats and the atmosphere is great. If you are tired of going out and everyplace has the same thing on the menu and no value this place is a must. Can't wait to go back. First timers must get the sampler platter as a starter. Support this local place nd expand your palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Excellent food and service, nice twist on traditional Jamaican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a most enjoyable meal
    karagator
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We had a most enjoyable meal and will definitely be going back. The entertainment was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Delicious Jamaican food.
    blueskiesVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Delicious Jamaican food. Lovely couple who own the restaurant. Service is slow because the owners do everything with help in the kitchen. Very sweet owners. Go when you are not in a hurry and just have patience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • undiscovered find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Surprisingly good food. Reasonable prices. It is a shame that there weren't more people dining while we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Jamaican place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    The restaurant was Great! I took my husband here for his birthday and he loved it! He's from jamaica and its hard to find true jamaican restaurants with a romantic flare for adults. I loved the staff they greated us by name and had a table reserved for us before we got there. Overral the food was great and so were the owners. Will be coming back!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A true Jamaican restaurant!The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We went there for my sisters birthday and I must say the service was impeccable, top notch service! The place is small but decorated very beautifully! The Bob market music playing in the background couldn't have been better for the mood. Very extensive menu which was great a lot to choose from, not like other Jamaican restaurants I've been too where you have maybe five options! Once our food came I thought I was in heaven!! The food was beyond what I thought I would have tasted!! It was soooo good!!! Great spices not too over bearing, rice was very lite and wonderful! And the coco bread is to die for! The owner of the restaurant came out and introduced himself! Very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's such a fun place with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    It's such a fun place with terrific food an the nicest people.
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  • It is great to know a local
    oxford
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    It is great to know a local and AUTHENTIC Jamaican restaurant with the owner as the chef. Great service and very friendly people, our dinner was tasty and terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little place. Very comfortabl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Great little place. Very comfortable bistro atmosphere, excellent food (plenty of heat if you ask for it, none if you don't want it). Authentic jerk chicken, oxtail and goat curry, and innovative fish dishes, all reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate