Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel

4.4
237 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
We can’t wait to welcome you back this season! Serving lunch and dinner daily, Swifty’s POOL will feature the same tasty fare and excellent service from the Swifty’s indoor dining room, but (fun twist!) Swifty’s POOL is outside under The Colony’s hanging garden with an al fresco bar that has live music and chic lounge seating. So if you want to dine outside, or if you desire a slightly more casual approach, Swifty’s POOL is for you. Original proprietor Robert Caravaggi is at the helm just as in ‘the good old days’, with Chef Stephen Attoe serving as consultant to Colony Executive Chef Tom Whitaker. So come, dive in to the POOL, and see what the fuss is all about. The Colony’s CPB restaurant will continue serving breakfast daily in the hotel’s lounge and on the outdoor patio.

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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 237 people are saying
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ChristinG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One fabulous poolside brunch! We enjoyed bottomless Bellini & sunshine with light live music perfection! Going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for dinner and breakfast in subsequent days. Had a pasta dish and a an assortment in the morning. Food was amazing, staff attentive, the ambiance is truly special here.

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vipThomasM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff!!!

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DanielS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting around the pool is beautiful. Our server was great and we had multiple employees check on us throughout the visit. They apologized for the slow service, but we thought it was quick enough.

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vipAnnaC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swifty’s is fantastic! We ate breakfast and dinner there. Any return visit to Palm Beach will always include Swifty’s. Thank you for bringing back a classic and updating it in the best possible ways.

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vipHope60
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s definitely worth a trip to the colony hotel to sit by the pool and enjoy a meal. The atmosphere is so lovely. The food is great, nice menu and fairly priced. My second visit and a great little place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Just terrible. The restaurant was completely empty, yet it seemed as though we had to compete for the attention of the server.

It took an extended period of time to receive our wine which they had to retrieve from the basement. Additionally, the maître d’ came over multiple times to apologize for the service making excuses for the “new staff” and how the wine delay was his fault.

Would not go back.

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Wills
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious. The staff were very friendly, but everything required being ordered several times. Also brunch took almost 2 hours. 20 minutes for cake to arrive was a bit much. Singer was awesome. The decor of kelly green, sage green and teal is a bit odd. Will go back because the food once it finally arrives is excellent.

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vipMaggie
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious good, good music- all around fun spot!

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LouL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. The food is always outstanding, along with the service. The scallops were perfectly done and the side dishes were just right to complete the meal. After dinner, we stopped at the bar and had drinks. The bartender was attentive and friendly. It's pricey, but if you want good food, service and ambiance, then it's worth it. We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was non existent! Portions were small for the price There would be mo reason to return. What a shame as the hotel is beautiful

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vipBill
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is purley Palm Beach! Services and food are worth the slightly elevated costs. Romantic and perfect for any occasion. Indoor and outdoor seating by the pool available.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
Band great

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vipFastflanker
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had lunch poolside at the Colony Hotel once or twice each winter for several years--and never have been disappointed. Our choices--lobster roll and crab cakes--were generous, tasty and beautifully presented. The service and ambiance were up to their usual standards.

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MichaelS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

excellent setting for brunch and social at the 11 am Mass at Episcopal Church of Bethesda by the Sea on the island. Friendly, clean, and courteous staff surrounds you. Cocktails not that great so we changed to wine with a good selection of by the glass. The young woman who waited on us was very friendly, smiled but not sure about her responsibilities....very slow in service, not attentive at all. We had long waits for ordering, for ordering cocktails and wine, to see dessert menu and waited 14 minutes for our bill.
Yet overall THE COLONY is worth a visit at lunch. Indeed a true taste of Palm Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing experience. We had a Birthday dinner and didn’t even stay for a dessert, just wanted to get out of the restaurant. Staff was overwhelmed and clearly not staffed to handle evening service. Food was underwhelming as well. Might have been a bad night in otherwise good establishment, but we won’t be back.

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BillyB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience at a Palm Beach Restaurant the 8+ years we have been going to Palm Beach.

Once seated, sat for a very long time without being acknowledged until a lady cleaning tables spoke up and said we needed service, still no-one came to table. After a party of 4 and a party of 2 came in after us were served drinks, I went up to hostess and said something. Even after that the hostess walked past our table twice, and never acknowledged the lack of service... We then just left, never will we return or recommend this establishment...

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Somers
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and no one did anything for even mentioned happy birthday. Huge disappointment on this part. Otherwise, always been one of my favorites.

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vipCarmenF
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An experience that revisits another era.
Serene lunchtime meal. Out of a movie set.

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vipMegRSR25
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service too. Loved the music

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vipBilly
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ...New York ambiance in Palm Beach...beautiful

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vipDonnaD
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, we were seated in a lovely banquette, offered a glass of champagne and had a wonderful dinner. Thank you also for excellent service.

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vipPamela
Miami
227 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Great ambience . Remarkable food,. Yummy creative selections. Highly recommend!

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KarenK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and eating outdoors is always a treat. Wonderful service and attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to get together with friends. We were very happy, we will be back!

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vipPamela
Miami
227 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hotspot with amazing food! Great ambience. Tasty options like chicken curry and lobster salad outdoor seating is amazing!

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service is extremely slow. Ambiance beautiful next to pool. Food fair. A lot of tables with dogs which is a deterrent.

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vipJamesd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at breakfast. Pleasant environment.

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vipDerrickM
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Great food but if you are expecting good service.... Look elsewhere

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vipStephenceo
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music great ,great manager Mark is outstanding in every way. We loved our evening and will be back ASAP

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KrisP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 50 minutes for drinks to arrive; service was very slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Such a pretty and retro venue for poolside breakfast. The food is good but very expensive and pretty ordinary. However the service is pleasant but quite inept, very surprising....almost like they are all new and never had a busy service. Over an hour and a half for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The price listed for New Year’s Eve on open table was charged to my card without authorization and for hundreds more dollars than was advertised. The GM was not just unapologetic, he was outright rude.

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vipAmanda
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fun setting and cute decor. The menu wasn’t our favorite and food was just Kay. I think it would be better for lunch!

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vipOliverTerrier
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food okay. Appetizers esp the tuna tartare very good. Entrees were hit and miss. The steak was very good. Crab cakes meh and fried chicken was not real chicken but chicken tenders. Desserts much better than okay. Brownie super and key lime pie exceptional. Room temperature felt like a meat locker and repeated pleas to turn down the a/c went unheeded. Service also hit and miss. Slow (it was busy so cut some slack). Had to ask for dessert menu. Dishes not cleared properly. At the prices here the service should be more professional.

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vipjudyh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Sitting by the pool was lovely. The wait staff tried hard. The menu was not really a dinner menu.
I ordered a lobster salad, that was supposed to be chunk lobster on greens with green beans and vinaigrette dressing on the side. It turned out to be mayonnaise with a little bit of lobster mixed in.
My entire table felt the same way. It was easy to get a reservation last minute, and now I know why.

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vipLLCB
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portions

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LynnZ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our reservations were not honored even though we confirmed earlier that afternoon. The restaurant then wanted to put us at an outdoor table with a cold rain. The menu at this part of the restaurant was a bar menu different from the menu in the main dining room. When we complained, they managed to find a table for us. There were no flowers on this table even though the rest of the tables had than. There were bread and butter plates, but we were never offered bread and the plates were whisked away. The food was okay but not spectacular. Having lived in Palm Beach for many years, I have never had this type of experience. There are many better restaurants in Palm Beach. Don’t waste your money here.

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vipArleneC
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food.

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vipHope60
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate outside by the pool and it was a beautiful sunny day. Lunch was very nice. I would only say our waitress was a bit MIA most of the time. Would have expected more at the Colony!

FAQs

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 801-7429.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 237 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.