Buccan

4.9
2652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Buccan (pronounced boo-cahn) is a restaurant, bar and lounge in the heart of Palm Beach. The concept, conceived by James Beard-nominated Chef Clay Conley, is a high-end bistro, featuring progressive American cuisine, in a casually sophisticated setting. The predominant characteristic of Buccan's menu is a changing array of small plates - highlighting the use of superior ingredients and preparation - offering an adventurous and memorable dining experience.
Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a long, leisurely evening.



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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2652 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrendaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We requested outdoor seating and went early so we were the first ones there. Outdoor seating is on the sidewalk at the side of the restaurant so not much to look at but a gas station. No heat lamps so could get cool on a chilly night but we were fine. I started with the Italian Burrata app and my companion had the cherry tomato tart --- both excellent and worth the trip. Then we each ordered a half order of the sweet corn agnolotti, one of Buccan's signature dishes and very good. It is extremely rich so I don't think we could've eaten a full order. We had saved room for dessert but alas, the only offering was chocolate chip cookies so we skipped it. Wine is on the pricy side. After dinner coffee is French press and well made. COVID precautions were observed with outside tables well spaced --- it also looked like more than half of the inside tables had been removed. A minor irritation: we have been tipping very strong because so many restaurant workers have seen their income cut significantly and we continued the practice at Buccan (we all want our local restaurants to survive!). But the waiter did not ask if we wanted change back and simple presumed that he was to keep the full amount of cash. He was, but the presumption was rude.

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vipsportzfan
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and Buccan does not disappoint. Tables were spaced out confortably due to COVID. Old fashions were terrific. This time we ordered small plates and each was better than the other. Definitely will be back.

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vipDagger
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reigning for the past 5 years, as the top culinary experience in the PB area, Buccan has up to recently earned its chops. This mainly through creative sometimes adventurous dishes properly prepared and professionally served. Like eating in one of San Francisco's top places. This cuisine, which is periodically changed, brings patrons back regularly for more despite the almost over-whelming noise level exacerbated with forgettable loud music. Apparently, the dimming of our hearing doesn't dim the taste buds.
But recently, the food has misfired in some respects. Two quick examples--The wonderfully airy crispies served on request in place of rolls/bread, have suddenly morphed into a mundane cracker-like texture and taste. A very well-composed crunchy fresh kale salad ahs been replaced with a non-descript bland and somewhat soggy "Farmstead" salad. Fortunately, some outstanding dishes, like the tasty snapper ceviche, survive.

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BetsyV
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely fantastic, and they are consistent with producing it. Friendly staff, and particularly good bartenders! The noise level thanks it’s a little challenging at times, but it’s a nice energy. I highly recommend!

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Azjj
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was wonderful, a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always fabulous - the food is the best I’ve had in the area and the service is top notch.

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipPamC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

We're thrilled to hear you had an awesome experience! Hope to see you again soon.

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Robs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for a great review!

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vipMeredith
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating A New Career Opportunity!

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5-stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buccan, as always, was delicious. Everything was made to perfection. Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Palm Beach.

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

The team here at Buccan is thrilled to hear such good feedback. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and great ambience.

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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vipmimic
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Love this restaurant!

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5-stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

Buccan
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to always provide an outstanding and memorable experience!

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GREAT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love “Small Plates” and these are so varied and delicious!! Lots of thought goes into a menu which varies enough on a weekly rotation to make it a regular stop. Highly recommended!

Buccan
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you soon!

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vipguiggy
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rock stars..need I say more!!!
Every thing was 💯 from start to finish!!

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to always provide an outstanding and memorable experience!

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JohnE
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience super good food as always

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Epatton
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband loved this place. The corn butter ravioli was delicious. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon.

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ElizabethB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to eat in Palm Beach. Food is absolutely wonderful.

Buccan
Responded on December 27, 2020

We here at Buccan are proud to be your favorite place to eat in Palm Beach. Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First,the loud noise distract from anything else couldn’t hear myself, service was good except we were 6 people , busboys took immediately empty plates from some guests I try to hold my fork close to unfinished meal, it was as a battle , first course then second. I ordered a dish that has one price and was told that it is bigger size meal( bc some dishes has double sizes and prices) I was hungry, but I got one little lazanette in a Big bowl, lol. It not worth a price. Bread was much better before not like now as a skinny crackers. Please increase amount of meal of promised prices, we are not in Paris lol. I don’t think we will be back.

Buccan
Responded on December 27, 2020

We are sorry to hear that the serving sizes of our dishes were not to your satisfaction. We have a constantly changing menu that highlights fresh seasonal ingredients, so sometimes our dishes will vary in size. We hope that you will visit us again and allow us to provide you with the experience you expect and deserve. Thank you.

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KathleenD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buccan is always a favorite of mine. Came here to celebrate and enjoyed fantastic food & service. Atmosphere was quiet because we sat outside to enjoy the cool evening. Highly recommend dining here for a special occasion or just because!

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to always provide an outstanding and memorable experience!

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vipDeborahE
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for a great review!

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vipMichelleP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I've dined at Buccan at least ten times. Of course, this was the first time I dined there during COVID 19. The waiter was very 'businesslike' and seemed rushed to just deliver everything and leave. We ordered a small orrichette but received and got billed for a large.
The carrot appetizer and raw oysters were superb. All of the food was tasty but it came out so quickly that it felt like dinner was over before it began.
We were stuffed in a corner in a booth style table and unable to even see the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant. Will definitely spend my money elsewhere in the future after this most recent mediocre experience.

Buccan
Responded on December 27, 2020

We apologize for any confusion regarding billing and hope that the correct measures were taken to resolve this issue. At Buccan we pride ourselves in delivering an excellent dining experience for each guest. As you noted, your experience was not up to that standard, but we hope that you will join us again soon and allow us to provide the experience you deserve. Thank you for the feedback!

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vipJupiterlunchlady
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We booked a table at Buccan when we realized they had outdoor seating. When we arrived we realized the outdoor seating was on the sidewalk, with people walking by next to the table, overlooking a big gas station across the street with very bright lights. It was also the area where cars pull up to get their take-out orders, so idling cars next to us while we were dining.
Our appetizers were very good, but the entrees were average. I ordered a second drink which never came. I was so disappointed, had heard such good things, but won't be going back.

Buccan
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! Our outdoor seating is new, and was added as a response to COVID-19. Due to our location, our only choice for outdoor seating is roadside. This seating is offered for the enjoyment of the beautiful South Florida weather, as well as the added safety it provides for our guests. We hope that you will return and allow us to provide you with a better experience - the one that you deserve!

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vadimp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome place. Service needs some improvement: check the table when it need some cleaning between the courses.

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we are sorry to hear you experience wasn’t up to our standards. We pride ourselves on our dedication to hospitality and I have passed along your note to our manager. We hope you will give us another chance to show you what we’re all about at Buccan.

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AnthonyC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m in the medical industry and I entertain a lot of clients and I have to admit this is one of the best restaurants I have experienced. Nothing to say negative everything was absolutely perfect. I will be back

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to always provide an outstanding and memorable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding throughout.

Buccan
Responded on December 26, 2020

The team here at Buccan is thrilled to hear such good feedback. Thank you!

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ReeseB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tapas menu very creative and delicious, sweet corn Agnolotti was the best

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

We are so glad to hear you were able to enjoy our house-made pasta! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. See you at Buccan again soon.

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vipSusanH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiter and fun approach to ordering small plates.

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

The team here at Buccan is thrilled to hear such good feedback. Thank you!

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SarahC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic experience! The steak tartare is our go-to!

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food!

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danielleg
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Small, sharable portions make for an intimate setting.

Buccan
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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RonF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During COVID it is not as crowded as in the past. Food is fantastic. The squash blossom is highly recommended.

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Ron, thank you for writing this review. We have made many changes to our procedures as a result of COVID - limited seating and increased spacing among them. We appreciate that you have noticed this and we will continue to provide a safe environment for our guests. We look forward to your next visit (and more squash blossoms)!

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ljheath
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding...memorable

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to always provide an outstanding and memorable experience!

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Flyguy2592
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Fernando our server guided us through the menu diligently and was very attentive. Table were spread out and even though it felt busy we had space which was nice. 10/10

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are always happy to hear when our team members can guide our guests through our menu - in fact knowledge is part of the Buccan experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time as always. Need some sound proofing though

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Buccan. We have added outdoor seating to our establishment. If the weather permits, it is quieter outside than inside. We look forward to your next visit!

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MarcelD
Chile
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food absolutely great, we really enjoyed it. The ambiance was nice but the level of noise (people talking) was to loud, so, if you are looking for a romantic or special dinner, probably this will not be the place.
The food prices was fair, but the wine or Champagne prices was extremely expensive.

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Marcel, thank you for writing this review. At Buccan we strive to deliver the whole experience, from delicious food to the perfect setting. For a quieter experience, we also now offer outdoor seating! We are glad you enjoyed the food and hope to see you again soon!

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vipMMMill
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beyond amazing food. 100!!

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for a great review!

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vipChas
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were seated in a far booth area with very poor lighting ...I truly don't know if it is worth the visit or the cost!!

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Chas, we are sorry that you did not like the ambiance. While our restaurant is small and therefore seating is limited, we are always happy to accommodate our guests if there is something they do not like about where they have been seated. We apologize for the mishap and hope you will join us again. Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent (Andy). Outside dining was nice.

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

We at Buccan are glad that Andy could make your experience a great one. Our outside dining was added not only for safety, but for the enjoyment of the beautiful weather we have here in Palm Beach. The weather is only getting better, so we hope to see you again soon!

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DavidK
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish! Our server Tim was very personable and even more knowledgeable. We started with the Brussel Caesar and WOW almost ruined my meal because I NEEDED another. Second course was the baked oysters and it did not skip a beat what a combination. 3rd course we went tapas... lobster blossoms, short rib empanadas, spicy pork taco should be self explanatory but just to encourage everyone they were INCREDIBLE. After having such success with the tapas we went for more! Tuna Crisps and Grouper sliders. If you thought you weren’t a fish person this will totally change that perspective. Finally the entree we decided on the White truffle pasta to share house made tagliatelle in a brown butter parmesan sauce covered with 5 oz of shaved white truffles. Simple yet absolutely amazing. 4 options for desert but for me and the wife it was an easy choice a s’mores style dish that was heavenly and basically a banana Klondike bar as Tim described that blew are minds. Needless to say we will be back as the food and service were both amazing. Thank you Tim and chef for an amazing night! We booked dinner reservations at sister restaurant Imoto mid meal as a testament to how great the experience was. Cheers

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

David, thank you for such a comprehensive review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience here. We are also very proud of our knowledgeable team and their ability to guide our guests through the menu - and it looks like you accomplished just that! Booking another reservation at Imoto is a very high compliment, and we look forward to delivering an equally enjoyable experience when you dine with us again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant does smaller portions with a variety of options. The food is delicious, but meatballs were subpar (tasted like frozen meatballs).

Buccan
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our many options on the menu. Next time you visit us, we will make sure that the meatballs are not subpar - but superb! We look forward to seeing you again!

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FAQs

Buccan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 833-3450.

Buccan is rated 4.9 stars by 2652 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.