About 501 East Kitchen & Bar - Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf

Casual dining makes 501 East Kitchen & Bar the ideal spot to enjoy moderately-priced contemporary specialties in a comfortable setting. The menu features some of the best burgers in Boca and other popular American favorites. 501 East offers a great wine list, a huge selection of craft beers, and inventive cocktails that refresh seasonally. The patio invites guests to take advantage of panoramic views of the golf course and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner.

501 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
US 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 447-3000

Website:
http://www.bocaresort.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available directly in front of the entrance to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Ray Dolan

Private Party Facilities:
501 East has a private room that accommodates as many as forty guests. In addition, arrangements may be made for private veranda functions as well as full property buy-outs. Details are available from restaurant General Manager Michael Huminski

Private Party Contact:
Michael Huminski: (561) 447-3682

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

501 East Kitchen & Bar - Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.3

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Quiet

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Problems from the start. We were seated under a spotlight creating the feeling of being interrogated. My husband ordered the catch of the day. It should have been served with a chainsaw it was so tough and overlooked. My entree arrived 10 minutes after my husbands. There is no excuse for such a bad experience in an upscale restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food great service very professional one of the best steaks I’ve ever had

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

$175 for one order of salad, one order of tacos and middle of the road bottle of Chardonnay?
Took 45 minutes in between the salad and the tacos.
Ain’t coming back.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was awesome besides brussel sprouts being very over cooked and dry. Server was not very knowledgeable and not very good. Overall great scenery and good food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Absolutely, enjoyed our dinner. First time there and can't wait to return. Steaks are amazing! Best ever!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great place to dine when staying at the resort. Food was delish! I would go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Food was v good. Service is questionable thewaitress did not do a good job. Took order then disappeared.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is a very nice restaurant in a very nice location in the Boca Raton Resort.
I recommend a table outdoors overlooking the golf course.
Great setting.
Service is first rate.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Great seating options and the menu is for everyone. The staff is so amazing!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Everything was great as always !! Our server was wonderful, friendly and very helpful.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 6, 2017

After having been a member and dining at this facility for nearly 15 years, I can truly say the food is at an all time low. I wish anyone of the powers that be in the food department from the resort would go to Houston's, Trattoria or any dozens of decent restaurants that you could hit with a stone standing in the center of this golf course and figure out how to fix the problems they have here. The food at Woodfield, Royal Palm, and Boca Rio put our food to shame! The food used to be one of the great pleasures of being a member here. It's a shame that I can't say that anymore!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Good atmosphere and good service

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Fabulous----from beginning to end the service and food were outstanding. Great ambiance and altogether a wonderful evening.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Service needs managing. We are members and go all the time and the funny thing is, every time you order soup... you never get a spoon! If you need things after your food is delivered...good luck!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Beautifully decorated .. Stephen, our server, was excellent. Great food went back for dinner!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

501 was special. The location at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club, the great decor, the great staff made it a great evening. Had a Allen NY Strip with bernaise & a loaded bake potato was amazing. Probably the best NY Strip I remember having. Also they make a great Old Fashioned. High marks all around!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Very nice relaxed atmosphere and benefits from both inside and outside - with protection and cover - seating. Great variety on the menu of full meal or burgers and fish tacos.
Excellent relaxed setting for catching up with old friends and colleagues and enjoying a casual but very tasty meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

This was the second time we went in the day. Lunch was great and we had the filet and 501 Tator, both excellent! Our waiter was friendly and attentive but not pushy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Delicious artichokes that have been marinated overnight in lemon juice then toasted dry on the grill. Main course selections rather pricey and not especially imaginative.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Our server Marissa was superb, food was presented nicely and service overall was outstanding!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Food was really great the chefs did there job it was the service that was very disappointing, had do go and get my own spoon to eat soup after server never came back ,3 of 4 meals delivered the 4th meal came 15 minutes later. Dirty dishes left on table . Asked for water never came .
Not what you'd expect from a place like this . The food was very very good .

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·Dined on November 24, 2016

Had an amazing Thanksgiving at 501East. Food is pricey but I don't mind splurging when everything is perfect including service. They even gave us a complimentary dessert for a birthday celebration. I will definitely return if I'm back at Waldorf Astoria.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We came here to celebrate a birthday with friends. Could not have picked a better place! The staff accommodated our every request and did so without hesitation. Thanks for making this a memorable event!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2016

Wonderful dinner and very friendly staff. Our server was wonderful and friendly. Actually helped us on previous celebration and made dinner even more special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2016

I've been dining here nightly since I arrived at the resort. Sooo good! The Asiago bread and butter- delicious. Roasted chicken was divine. Over the top cookie in a skillet w ice cream and caramel sauce! I've had the kale and strawberry salad w a 10 oz salmon! Awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Expected a little more upscale for the price charged. Some of the waitstaff were in blue jeans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Great resort dining with tasteful turns on traditional dishes. Our food was full of flavor and a good value for a resort property eatery. I was a bit disappointed that the views of the golf course were obstructed by screens around the porch area.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 29, 2016

good food and good service. Must have the crispy Brussels sprouts!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 8, 2016

As always, everything was great! Our out of town friend enjoyed all of it as did my twin grandchildren.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 11, 2016

I sent back food for the first time when they served me a $50 steak that I ordered mid- rare. I said it was mid-well. A manager brought it back cut in half to show it was medium. Never got the new steak. Never brought glass of wine I ordered. Do not recommend.

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·Dined on April 10, 2016

Getting through the guard gate is impossible. We had reservations and there is no communication between the restaurants and the guard gate...they can't notify the guards that we are coming in. Ridiculous!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2016

This was our first time to dine at 501 and everything was fantastic!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Steady capable service. No surprises. The best of the informal dining locations of the Boca Resort

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent. Food was great.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2015

Male bartender had no personality. Please train him the Waldorf Astoria brand way.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Very noisy,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Amazing food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 7, 2015

Great service - attentive but not intrusive. Excellent good quality. The seasonal succotash was memorable.

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