The Restaurant at The Norton

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Restaurant at the Norton overlooks the Pamela and Robert B. Goergen Garden and offers a choice of dining indoors or outside. The perfect place to meet for an appetizer, snack, or complete meal. The Restaurant is run by the renowned caterers Constellation Culinary Group, which has a stellar reputation operating museum cafes and restaurants throughout the country, and providing fantastic food for all palates.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I wrote yes because there was no maybe option. If the friend were affluent enough then yes, if they had less economic ability I would say no. The pricing of this restaurant is way too high for it to be a place I would frequent. The people visiting the Norton come from all walks of life and the restaurant should be affordable to all, not just the elite.

T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are outside which was a bit hot. Water needed ice which I had to ask for. Else was great!

E
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I were invited back to the Restaurant after complaining about poor service back in May.
This time service was prompt and cheerful, a remarkable improvement over our first visit. Our lunches, Ceviche and Crabcake Benedict, were outstanding. Our seating outside was lovely. Kudos to the staff for a delightful dining experience.

N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and excellent, the Norton is the place to go in West Palm Beach

G
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurant at the Norton is one more excellent reason to enjoy a visit to the museum. The menu and the service were excellent. Perfect for our Art After Dark experience. I plan to return frequently. Thank you.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor venue looking into a garden. Entrees and wine is a bit pricey

SY
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, fast friendly service, great food and we are paleo/picky eaters. Will be going again and definately recommend.

S
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had never been to this restaurant but Friday night has music at the museum so the 4 of us decided to try it out. The restaurant itself is new and beautifully appointed. We sat next to the all glass back wall that looked out onto the outside eating patio and lawn. Things were off to a good start or so we thought. The server poured water and presented the menu and this is where things started going downhill. The menu was limited in all areas, the few entrees were very pricey and we were scrambling as to what to order. Finally decided on salads all around and when delivered another disappointment. The chilled bowls looked lovely in presentation, however, very small portions for the price of $14-$17. The Florida Chopped Citrus Salad had a few orange segments throughout but nothing out of the ordinary. The Caesar Salad looked exactly like the Citrus with a tablespoonful of tiny diced chicken cubes in one corner of the bowl. The Beet Salad looked lovely on half the plate with swirls of syrupy designs on the other half. Is this it was the first impression but interspersed with the beets were small pieces of bib lettuce. Still not worth the value and after paying a hefty price for 4 salads we left very disappointed. Found out that this restaurant is only open for dinner Fridays so perhaps that is the reason for a limited, pricey menu but we will not return.

LO
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I appreciate paintings/sculptures in the Museum. The aesthetic appearance of dots on the plate as pointed out by the server, does not substitute for food. The dinner portions were smaller than child size and were not commensurate with the price. The previous Norton restaurant presented food that was fairly priced, exquisite in appearance and also delicious. The curried chicken salad was especially remembered. Perhaps, this restaurant has a more varied lunch menu than dinner menu. I do not know. There are several good restaurants in the area of the Norton. If this restaurant is to continue, I recommend more generous portions.

J
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious meals and excellent service. Enjoyed the mushroom goat cheese quiche along with the salmon eggs Benedict.

FC
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Interesting collection of patrons. limited menu. service slow. convenient for attending the museum

PG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, menu, drinks, service was to our full satisfaction. We want to specially mention the outstanding, friendly, witty service by Anna. And the best Margarita in town, clearly made from scratch.

H
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat outside and it was very pleasant, with less noise and more of nature. Our server was very helpful and friendly. The menu is rather limited but good. Overall it was a good experience.

L
Miami
134 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. The food was fresh and the service friendly.

A
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was over-priced, limited, and most of my meal was french fries.

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was great, sit outside if possible to avoid the high noise level. The food was good, no complaints and the service was excellent. What drive the review is the high cost of the meal, very high for slightly above average food.

T
Tampa
74 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. Average to high prices. Only open on Friday in the summer. Vegetarian options.

CD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As a resident of West Palm Beach, I’m thrilled with the Norton Museum’s incredible, new enlarged spaces. Friday night dinner facing an outdoor venue used for fun and games, lent to the joyous atmosphere. A little noisy but we soon adjusted and enjoyed the food and wine. The server needed more training.
Cynthia

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

Service and ambiance is fabulous. Food was good and overall the restaurant is a wonderful place to have lunch

JP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The only thing we're didn't like wad the mashed potatoes. Everything else was great.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We truly enjoyed the food here. The dining experience is very similar to the art galleries surrounding it, unique, creative and tasteful. (And expensive, but that’s art).

DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we went to the museum and having no thought of having dinner there. Then we stumbled upon the Restaurant and decided to stay and eat and were so glad we did. The food was great plus we had a lovely view of the gardens. Everything was 1st class so now we plan to go back when we are in the area, regardless of whether we plan on going to the museum itself. It was that good.

AM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely surprise for us at the Norton - it was our first visit there. The service is warm and friendly. The food is diverse, beautiful presentation, not your normal fare. We enjoyed it very much.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great go there weekly

OT
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the Norton Restaurant. We enjoyed it once again. We forgot to bring our discount postcards from the first time!

BC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Norton. The food and service was excellent. The ambiance could use some improvement. The food is a little over priced for what you get but nevertheless delicious. The dining room reminded both of us of a cafeteria at Kennedy Space Center. It could use a bit more color and creativity to match the dinner menu.

F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was looking forward to dining in the new dining room since the renovation ....the room is very contemporary ...but cold ...as was my entree and fries ..unacceptable ..food should arrive to the table hot .. and also we only saw our server once ...when she took our order and not again till we asked for our check ..but I think what really was the most annoying thing of the evening ,was when they charged us for a slice of bread !! NO ,JUST NO ....

o
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere; excellent food; great service; delightful overall

DF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The four of us enjoyed the food we had at our first visit to the restaurant. But two of my friends thought that the portions were too small. Gluten free items would also be appreciated.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.
Table at the window looking at the sculpture garden.
Had salmon eggs Benedict- amaze.
The tomato bisque was outstanding.
Lesley was our server and was attentive, friendly and accommodating!
Already made reservations for next Sunday.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside where it was quiet! Noise was not an issue but the mosquitos were.
My only suggestion would be overhead fans and citronella candles.
Otherwise everything was perfect

BA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, fair prices. And the waitress did not rush us.

CW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed the bonmei sandwich I had once before and was delicious wasn't on the menu.
I ordered the fried fish sandwich. The fish was overcooked. The bread (only ate the bottom slice) was saturated in oil. I would have preferred coleslaw or a side salad instead of more fried french fries.

L
Salt Lake City
38 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What a wonderful improvement to the old Norton! This was our first visit since the extensive renovations by Foster. This is now a museum one can spend a day enjoying with the additional bonus of a fabulous restaurant to round out the experience. The inside dining space is a bit noisy due to the hard surfaces, however the modern clean environment is lovely. We were there on a hot summer day and some brave souls were enjoying the outdoor seating area. In season during more favorable weather that will be a great alternative seating arrangement. Thank you Norton and the design staff of Foster for creating such a nice addition to West Palm Beach!

KG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about The Restaurant at The Norton makes for a perfect meal or nosh! The expanded menu offers delicious choices for all palates. A must do!

K
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! Food was fresh and delicious, wait staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. Will be back!

WF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to museum, fantastic, & had heard food was great at the restaurant. We tried & it was excellent all around - food, service, ambiance.

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

I thought the menu looked interesting but was so surprised at just how fabulous everything tasted. We went for lunch this past Saturday with friends who were visiting from Miami. Everyone loved their meals. We ordered the mushroom and Brie toast and needed to order a second one. The same with the Caesar salad with fried capers. Our friend ordered the Salmon with quinoa, edamame and cashews that was a perfect blend of flavors. I’m definitely getting next time! And my husband had a special that had pork belly and eggs on a baguette. Can’t wait to go back!

P
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the new look and feel of The restaurant, food was good. Food service a little slow.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great drinks. Small portion sizes for the price. Food was good but pricey for what you get.

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