Kathy's Gazebo Café

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For over three decades the Gazebo Café has been preparing and serving traditional French/Continental dishes with a creativity that will continuously please you. The restaurant offers a combination of elegant beauty, professional service, and extraordinary fine food. The signature dish, fresh Dover Sole, is not to be missed.
The knowledgeable staff can assist you in a selection from the outstanding wine list.

Throughout the years The Gazebo has been rated one of the top five restaurants in Zagat for Palm Beach County and has received Best French and Best Continental restaurant awards from various publications including The Sun Sentinel, Boca Raton Magazine, Boca Life Magazine and the Palm Beach Post.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest restaurant in Boca!
Always delicious and always special.

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was impeccable including service/timing, food, conversation with servers.

y
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New season and it is still high class place, go for any occasion - from appetizer to desert ( home made ) still excellent tasting .

TG
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

What ever happened to Kathy’s Gazebo? I’m hoping that they were just having a bad night when I was there. On the plus side, the place is still shining clean and pleasantly kitschy. Even the complicated crystal chandelier sparkled like diamonds. The knickknacks scattered around the restaurant were similarly polished and in perfect condition. The leaded glass windows were immaculate. The furniture was in perfect condition as were the table linens. Unfortunately, most menu items that were part of the summer menu dinner were terribly subpar, the exceptions being the Crepe Royale and Caesar salad first course. The tasteless and flaccid trout - oh my goodness - was covered in an oily substance and topped with what appeared to be tomato paste and enormous mushroom slices. Even the bread and Chef’s Selection desserts were far from worthy of a French restaurant. The servers were okay and attempted to make up for the fact that we didn’t begin to finish our entrées by bringing us a few small cookies after the meal. Overall it was a terribly disappointing experience. I’m not at all sure that I will ever go back.

D
Miami
151 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food and service. Specials change daily and are super.

P
Miami
271 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top service, menu, and management make this restaurant one of the finest classic French restaurant in SE Florida. Dover sole prepared with perfection and sides to match. Memorable deserts and a great wine selection. Never disappointing.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice Birthday dinner

y
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to admire this place -after several month closed most staff are back and service still excellent- the food also top notched, the Dove Sole excellent with mashed potatoes and green beans- if you want different sauces available. Home made desserts.

C
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal & excellent service!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Having dined many times at this restaurant we found this visit to be a shadow of our past-experiences
My wife’s dover sole was cold the beef wellington crust was burnt as were the special order soufflés that we had to remind our waiter that we ordered
He was too preoccupied with his pending vacation
and speaking with the car valet to be available to address our needs.
I even had to chase after him to obtain a check after we had waited an inordinate amount of time.

This was nothing like our past dining experiences at the Gazebo and hope that we caught them on a off night. Also do not make rsvp via open table as they automatically seat those customers in the poorer section of the restaurant next to the door.

A very disappointing dining experience

M
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Never been there before - old world charm .

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French cuisine-Beef Wellington, Dover Sole ( their signature dish-excellent ), served by tuxedoed waiters-warm, hospitable, knowledgeable.
It is a throw back to really fine dining. No rush, a conversation could be held easily.
Superb souffles for dessert. It was our anniversay and well worth the visit. It is costly, but you are getting your moneys worth.

R
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world elegance - excellent food in a beautiful setting served by professional, attentive, delightful waitstaff. A perfect place to celebrate a special event.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Food wasn’t nice.

LE
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best restaurant in Boca. Been there many times over the years. Never had a bad meal. So good that I don't mind paying the bill. I have made birthday parties for my wife on a few occasions, inviting up to 15 of our friends.

AB
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A placeFabulous For Dover sole. Impeccable service and quiet Old World atmosphere

LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I just love this place!!! Been coming here for years...

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff and ambience was wonderful. Very accommodating. Enjoyed it very much.

y
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. They make you feel important and they do not rush you to finish- food is also great

JK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special birthday dinner, and the experience was special. From the moment we were greeted, everything was really good. We had the special 3-course meal and really enjoyed it.

JW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best ever! A wonderful meal; a wonderful experience.

C
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! I had Beef Wellington, it wasn’t on the menu but I asked and they made it. Was probably the best I’ve had and I have had several.
This has become one of our favorites! Always a great meal and great service.

L
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the $39.99 summer special. The selection was excellent with a few items that had an up-charge. The Dover Sole was $12 additional but was worth every penny. The Escargot was an additional $3.50 and was also delicious.
Everyone at my table enjoyed their dinner and hoped to return during the summer.

LS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and friendly. Food was exceptional as usual.

J
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our most favorite place to dine. Romantic, amazing food and the staff is beyond fabulous.

s
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t think of a better place to propose to my gf. The maitre D was right there with a strudel with a candle in it to help us celebrate.

Great restaurant!

y
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly - food still outstanding - stay that way

j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, a hidden gem in Boca Raton , a must visit for anyone.

MF
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful, service is superb. Elegant yet very welcoming. One of my favorite go to restaurants , especially for an occasion.

JO
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. We sat at the bar for a few minuets. Saw the 5 cooks whip up wonderful dinners!!! Happy Mother’s Day !! The waiters couldn’t do more to make us comfortable !!! Happy feeling at this “ my Paris in Florida”. Joan criscione

PF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal!

LS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the food and the royal treatment!! The Dover sole is always a treat...

AC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Food matched with super service! This establishment should always be considered to celebrate a special occasion. Always pleased after dining here!

j
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have been better, especially for a lingering lunch with two friends who had much to talk about. From the welcome when we entered the restaurant to the careful description of some off-menu items to the pace of service, the Gazebo was an oasis in an otherwise frenetic lifestyle. This restaurant is calm; the food (pasta primavera) was wonderful and it's definitely high on my radar screen. Love it for dinner; love it for lunch.

G
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Several people told me this is THE place in Boca to go for Dover sole, my husband's favorite. So I arranged a birthday dinner for him there. The decor is dated, stuffy, and pretentious, and the exterior of the restaurant leaves much to be desired. (And the ladies room is so far below the dining room's level of "elegance," I was shocked.) The Dover sole was adequate but far from the best we've ever had. The rest of the food was good but, given the prices and attitude, should have been spectacular.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Dover Sole anywhere

j
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great rinks, fabulous service, a hidden gem in Boca Raton

VT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really looking forward to have dinner there and I was not disappointed. The service from the time you walk in till you leave was exceptional. The food was beyond heaven. I will be going back often.

EG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice ambiance and comfortable courteous service. Dover Sole outstanding

AS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been going to Kathy’s Gazebo for over 30 years. The seafood crapes and crabmeat stuffed artichoke hearts are two of my favorites. With great service and wonderful food Kathy’s gazebo never disappoints.

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