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Degustation Menu - Clandestine, West Palm Beach, FL

Clandestine

4.6
4.6
35 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Chef Emerson Frisbie began Clandestine Culinary in August of 2021 as an intimate chef tasting curated experience . Chef Frisbie draws inspiration from his time in James Beard and Michelin kitchens while continuing to grow his own knowledge of ingredients, cuisines and techniques. Clandestine offers chef tasting menus in a casual setting at Palm Beach Meats, located at 4812 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Each seating is limited to 20 guests at a time. Supplemental wine or non-alcoholic beverage pairings curated by a level 2 Sommolier Brett Hart are available to enhance the experience . As a degustation style menu, we purchase and produce proportionately for each seating. We politely decline substitutions due to the nature of the concept. However, omissions may be made to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions.

*Private dining experiences are available for advanced booking for parties of 10 or more and may offer specially curated menus. Please contact for details.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 7:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 233-9591
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Emerson Frisbie & James Cruz
  • Private party facilities
    Private buy outs are available upon request
  • Neighborhood
    West Palm Beach
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

35 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the service was great.

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  2. ChesterK

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not a restaurant. It is a culinary dining experience like none other located inside a butcher shop. It is a very quaint, intimate dining environment. The food is prepared with the highest quality ingredients. The food is very tasty, presented in a very artistic way. The wine pairing is very well done with old world wines which pair well with the food. If you want to enjoy something new in your dining experience this is the place to go. 8 courses, wine, Kobe beef, what more can you ask for. Would definitely dine here again.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Excellent

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing for what it was. I came for the wagyu tasting and while the meats were very good, I can say I was expecting a bit more. The portions were small, the wine was OK, and while I'm glad I had the experience, I would not go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. HelleA

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience, we had the Japanese tasting menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. AnaS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the service and the food was good but no amazing. We were expecting the plates being described to us, but they just serve and described the wine.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special experience. Incredible food. Must visit

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful evening. Absolutely superb

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Momo

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very special dining experience. Small intimate groups of people enjoying fine dining and amazing wine pairings. They are clear to their guests that this is not a restaurant. They don’t want to be a restaurant. Think of it as a dining experience in someone’s home. The Elk dish was our favorite, but each course provided something special. You have the opportunity to interact with the chef, sommelier and other special guests that they rotate to learn about the food and wine. You might find it odd to dine in a butcher shop, but their double use of the facility is a great concept. We really enjoyed the food, wine and company. We will return!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finest cuisine by the chef and paired with the finest wine by the sommelier. What you call fine dining. What an awesome experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. BenS

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Great atmosphere! Definitely recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. DianeS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best eating experience I have ever had. If you are a culinary adventurist a absolute must. Each course was delightful and delicious, presentation was artistic.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. emma

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most amazing dining experiences of my life. Every single dish & wine was so amazing and different- food I would never have expected to eat but now it is my favorite. The chef and sommelier described everything in detail and were absolute pleasures to be around. The pricetag is high but for a special occasion (my partner and I were celebrating our two year anniversary) it’s totally worth it! Lots of the parts of the dishes were locally sourced. I also saw a table that looked like they got the non-alcoholic drink pairing, and they really looked like carefully curated cocktails with each course. I didn’t try any of them obviously but if you don’t drink it looked like a great addition to the meal. 10/10 I will recommend this experience to literally everyone. See pictures!!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. MikeW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experiential, intimate dining event. The food was an amazing presentation of thoughtfully prepared culinary delights and delivered with the friendly and engaging service from the sommelier to the chefs. Dining area is casual elegance so you can comfortably enjoy this unique dining experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unparalleled, insanely unique experience with out of this world food. They take food to an art form. The experience does go from 7-11pm so plan for an entire evening of amazement. The wine pairing is also well worth the investment

    1 person found this helpful

  16. worksafely

    Miami

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply wonderful. Great chefs, great host / sommelier, food EXCELLENT!! Wotrrh it

    1 person found this helpful

  17. PBwino

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Emerson is a culinary force to be reckoned with. His food is creative and diverse without being unapproachable or unnecessarily over the top, not to mention insanely delicious and visually stunning! This natural wine and snack pairing was so interesting and boundary-pushing! Lauren was so fun and descriptive as she walked us through the wines and what made them so unique. Natural wine isn’t for everyone but she guided the group so effortlessly! If you have the opportunity definitely take advantage of these one-of-a-kind pop-up dinners, you won’t be disappointed!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. RodneyR

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Clandestine was a wonderful treat! The staff was on point. Presentation was 5 stars! Quality of food-5 stars. Brett, the sommelier, was knowledgeable and friendly, taking time to explain and describe the wines served. We loved the first wine - the Salat Cava. I felt that the quality of the other wines did not rise to the level of the food. Biggest treat of the night was to see two old friends - the San Pedro's- that we'd lost touch with years ago and it was great to catch up and share their pride in their son's involvement with Palm Beach Meats and Clandestine. The cherry on top was to see that PBM carries creamed honey locally made by our dear friends, Sierra and Al; if you haven't enjoyed their creamed honey on an English muffin or anything else, you are missing out!

    2 people found this helpful

  19. BenS

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always superb food..Has never been a disappointment..We also love the atmosphere, cozy and unpretentious. Emerson and James are talented and creative.Every dish presented is photo worthy..The wine pairing with sommelier Brett is also a great experience.. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK...!!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. ChrisW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clandestine was an amazing experience. The chefs were extremely talented and everything they brought out was delicious. 10/10 would recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  21. ErnestN

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great ambience. The food was great and creative. The staff was friendly and despite it being a little chilly outside we enjoyed ourselves.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife here for a birthday dinner. We arrived and were greeted by friendly staff. We enjoyed an incredible tasting menu, small plates paired with wine. The chefs came out to the dining area with each plate and explained the ingredients and process involved in preparation of each dish. The wait staff was incredible. Everything was delicious and would definitely go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dinner I have ever had! Held in Palm Beach Meats after closing time, in the most intimate setting with only 5 tables, Clandestine puts on an exhibition of mastering the culinary arts. Two amazing chefs who are highly experienced in working in michelin star restaurants, explain every thoughtful dish. A must experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. BenS

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best menu so far...Loved it. Food and wines were superior..

    2 people found this helpful

  25. DougFairbanks

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a remarkable experience. The food was excellent. The wine pairing was very well done. This is the type of original concept focused on the food a wine that is not common for South Florida. Excellent dinner!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Saturday’s dinner was phenomenal. My wife and I had a great time and really loved all the food. The risotto was delicious and the wagyu was out of this world. Every dish was well thought out. Chef Emerson and Chef James are bringing something to Palm Beach that i have been waiting years for! The wine chosen by Brett was also a great pairing. Loved the reds and whites wines. Can’t wait to go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. LoriC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a quaint party of 10 due to last minute cancellation. I was grateful that my husband and I had a table for 2 and not a communal table as I had seen in previous reviews. The tables were decorated nicely, it felt very romantic. Each course was beautifully presented, with amazing flavor profiles. The squash risotto was my favorite, if I had to choose. My only critique, would be the wine pours were much smaller than anticipated. This is of course no reflection on the food. My husband and I have been to other establishments with tasting menus where they offer more than one tasting of the wines being pared. That said, we actually liked some of the wine so much that we purchased it to take home. Overall, it was an amazing experience and we enjoyed talking with both of the Chefs after the service was over. We will return

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magical evening.I recommend to try at least once .

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An intimate dinner with friends. We were overwhelmed by the attention to detail in each dish. Everything was clearly given such thoughtful consideration. We all agreed that this is by far one of the most memorable meals and overall dining experiences that we have ever had the honor of being a part of. We were continuously bewildered by each course. The chefs came out to explain the courses but also educated their guests about ingredients and techniques. The service was spot on. Everyone was attentive but not hovering. I have only ever experienced food, service and such story telling in a meal like this once at a Michelin stared restaurant a few years ago. This is truly a hidden gem.

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  30. SFlaDiningGuy

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where to begin...? Are you the type of person who values experiences and memories over material possessions... Clandestine is for you. Are you the type who relishes adventurous gastronomy..Clandestine is for you. Are you someone who understands and appreciates the thought, planning and restraint "invisible service" demands. Clandestine is for you. In short, if you love unique and perfectly executed food and service... Clandestine is for you. You're welcome. 🙂

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  31. MarieB

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's eating at a restaurant, and there's experiencing a chef or team's heart and artistry; Clandestine is the latter. The three of us trusted Chefs Emerson Frisbie and James Cruz with our palates, as this was a pre-fixed menu, and left feeling like we bought tickets to a different time! First off, it was intimate: low lights, lit candles, beautiful cutlery, and soft tunes. Each course was unique to us and quite mindblowing. While everything was delicious, my favorites were sweetbreads with guava demi, the mushrooms (pay extra for the alba white truffles) paired with a broth (that crunch!), and that tender wagyu Palm Beach Meats is famous for bringing to the area. Austin and Farrens provided excellent service! They kept our water and wine glasses full and quickly answered questions we had about the white wines and truffles. So, I'm sure there's a question of value: Is the EXPERIENCE worth the price tag? YES! Chefs Emerson and James are changing the currents here in Palm Beach County, and you definitely want to be one of the tides that powered them!

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  32. BearJew

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    if you are looking for a place that stands above the rest look no further. in a small quiet beach community known as west palm beach; Clandestine is single handedly putting the community on the map as a culinary destination. Los Angeles had Chef Ludo's Trois Mec, But West Palm Beach has Chef Frisbee's and Cruz's Clandestine!!! THIS PLACE DOES FOOD EXCEPTIONALLY WELL!!! if your a foodie or just a person looking for an unforgettable night in an intimate setting paired with world renown wines (or mocktails) then this is the place for you!!!

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  33. stillhungry

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was an absolute sh_t show. Start with the accolade: chefs were awesome and the morsel size pieces we got were fabulous. That was the good. The bad: everything else....greeting us, they sat us at a community table. And we waited. And waited. The wine pairing was to start with the first appetizer. No other drink was offered. When the wine came, I'm going to guess they were $30 bottles at Total Wine. The pours were very small. Unless they ran out before they got to you, in which case they'll "make it up to you on the next round". I suspect the bottles they poured were ones they couldn't sell. They didn't have enough open bottles to make a standard pour. The "mocktails", I'm told, were full of sugar. This was a disaster, from top to bottom. But at least it was "only" $175/person.
    ClandestineResponded on October 6, 2021
    Thank you for your criticism. We are a work in progress and we know that the food is more polished than the rest of the experience. We have brought in a new Sommolier recently and will be significantly improving our wine program. In addition, we have hired a new front of house team all of whom have fine dining experience. We greatly appreciate your critique as we can only improve by knowing what needs improvement.

    2 people found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible experience. These guys know what they’re doing and have such passion for creating unique and amazing dishes. Each course was carefully prepared with the freshest quality ingredients and served perfectly. I can’t wait for the next dinner!

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  35. Gladys

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother and I loved this experience!! It is so much more than a dinner. We celebrated my mother's birthday and we had such a great time. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect. It felt very comfortable and not up tight. Some people had tables just for their party, but we were at a longer table and shared with another group. We laughed and joked with the people at our table. It was great. Each dish was absolute perfection. It was especially special when the Chefs introduced each dish and shared a little about the history of the ingredients, the process, and their thoughts that went into its creation. We also had the wine pairing which was a journey all on its own. Not only did the wine pair perfectly with the dishes, but the sommelier, Brett, also traveled us through the making and life of cabernet sauvignon as if it were a person with an interesting geneological tasting. I would recommend trying this experience and can't wait to return to try their next menu.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Clandestine is rated 4.6 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Clandestine

4812 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2927

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    West Palm Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 7:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Emerson Frisbie & James Cruz
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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