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About Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern

This restaurant reinvigorates Boca Raton’s Mizner park dining scene with lively ambiance, striking interiors and a chef-driven American menu presented by award-winning celebrity chef Matthew Danaher. Restaurateur Gary Rack’s newest dining destination debuted in June 2010 after nearly $4 million in renovations, including eye-catching décor elements by Karen Hanlon and a chic indoor/outdoor bar and lounge area, perfect for game-watching or smoking a cigar. Grab a power lunch, enjoy “farm-to-table” dinner options, or grab cocktails and mingle. Lunch and dinner served daily. Happy Hour is daily from 4 – 7 p.m. and features a delightful Happy Hour menu, 50% off happy hour liquors & wines by the glass, $4 draft beers. Also featuring Sunday Funday Brunch at 10:30 with bottomless mimosas and mary's and a pop up concept Rooster fans will love!

402 Plaza Real, Mizner Park
Mizner Park
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: (12:00 PM - 3 Dinner– 10:00 pm)
Monday: (12:00 PM – 10:00 pm)
Tuesday: (12:00 PM – 10:00 pm)
Wednesday: (12:00 PM – 10:00 pm)
Thursday: (12:00 PM – 10:00 pm)
Friday: (12:00 PM – 11:00 pm, Bar open until Midnight)
Saturday: (12:00 PM – 11:00 pm, Bar open until Midnight)

Cross Street:
Federal Hwy @ NE 2nd St, one block North of Palmetto in Mizner Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 395-1662

Website:
http://www.racksboca.com/

Catering:
We will try to accommodate any/all catering inquires

Parking Details:
On street, public garage or Valet parking $5

Executive Chef:
Matthew Danaher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate any special events requests;
Personalized menu
Seating layout to your liking
from creative to the day of, we will accommodate your every request to make the event special

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Love is in the air and on the table offering a featured 4-course menu for $49 per person or $98 per couple. Regular menu served all day. We look forward to setting the mood for romance on February 14th. Join us, will you?

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Bar Seating (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

I order sushi and it was not very good. Service was slow.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived and were seated inside (our preference ) quickly. We ordered drinks and the waiter then came and reviewed the menu. He was a turnoff, very officious and not at all interested in our needs.
We cancelled our drink order and left!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service. Kevin our server was very patient with us 5 ladies changing our table etc.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We've eaten here several times and this time was such a disappointment. The server was very difficult to hear...very low voice. My family and I were there on a Tuesday night and it was not busy....yet they crammed the five of us into a four person booth while there were MANY tables around us to accommodate five easily. We had to ask WHEN our appetizers would be arriving after not receiving them for 30 minutes. Then, when our meals arrived just a few minutes later the steak my daughter ordered was VERY overcooked (she had asked for a MED filet and it was served WELL DONE) and my husband and I had asked for the trout and instead of us each receiving our own meal they SPLIT one dish between the two of us...very strange since we had ONLY requested to SHARE our salad NOT our main course. Overall I don't think we will dine here again....

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We like Racks, but this wasn't our favorite visit
something was a little off
having said that, our friends loved their ribs; my salmon was good and the mashed potatoes were great
for some weird reason, my husbands Caesar salad came with dinner and not before
the waiter (nice guy otherwise) seemed surprised that my husband rejected it and wasn't particularly apologetic
one other small criticism- the only tea on the menu was a flavored one (peach something or other)
we'll go back though as we really like Mizner and enjoy the energy of Racks

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Waitstaff was iffy at best..had 3 different people and hard to flag a waiter down.
Shared the meatloaf ( 10 oz) and ordered side dish of mushrooms and onions. asked for extra gravy for meatloaf since we were sharing..late in coming and mushrooms arrived cold with no onions. they were remade and still no onions ( why list on menu mushrooms and onions if you don't put them in dish?)
Dessert was ice cream sandwich--half was choc chip cookie ( hard as a rock) and other side was brownie ( hard as a rock) as you bit into it, ice cream all squished out..POOR choice for dessert..messy and hard to share. Would have preferred to go across the street to Sloanes Ice cream in Mizner with no mess. Probably won't be back as food not worth the price except for happy hour.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
·Dined on January 14, 2018

Calamari a bit over cooked. Salmon, crab cakes and the sides they came with were outstanding. Bottle of Barolo was excellent though I had to refuse the first one brought to the table since the cork had started to come out. Espresso was excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed Racks 3 times in the last 6 months.
Love the back round music they played on all 3 visits. 👍

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent service. Pricey menu. Large portions. Some menu items are average others are excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Terrible hostesses. What's the point of a reservation if you cannot be seated for an entire hour?? Completely disorganized at hostess station and hostesses were completely indifferent - they did not follow up with us about seating. Not going back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I made a reservation for 8:00pm on a Saturday and was not seated until 9:00pm when I checked in they told me I had atleast a 25 minute and was told they could not predict how long someone would sit a a table and that my reservation doesn’t give me any priority . We asked to talked to the manager 2 times and was ignored very disappointed and would not return for this reason. Drinks expensive and not worth less than half the wine glass they poured . Service good , main dishes limited if you don’t eat meat

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My birthing is coming up very soon and I went on the lookout for a cool, trendy place to have dinner, with great Mac and cheese. I came across Racks and after looking at the menu and venue pictures I thought it was a perfect fit, and man was I right. Racks was everything and more. The decor inside and outside was amazing and looked so cool. The food was outstanding and so delicious. We had a reservation but had to wait like 20 minutes for a table which is understandable since how busy it was so we got a drink at the bar before hand. The bartender had to have been new cause she didn’t even know how to make a tequila sunrise or Manhattan which are pretty simple and standard drinks in my option. Moving on to dinner, all of the food was top notch! I enjoyed every last bite. The meatloaf was a little overwhelming with thyme flavor but other than that everything was amazing. 5 stars I will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a 7:30 reservation. Sat at 8 pm. Entrees came midway thru appetizers and so they had to take them back to the kitchen.

When they served the entrees again, they were no longer hot. I spoke to the manager and told him the food was not hot. He arranged for the food to be redone. This took about 40 mins. This was now 9:15 pm. One entree was piping hot. The other entree was not.

Customer service was abysmal. Service recovery was lacking. Will not go back there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love Racks! Food is always great! Their ribs and fish are really good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was great and service was above average. Server was very pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The sushi is amazing and the service is great
Great place for kids too

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a New Year celebration which turned out a complete disaster starting from 40 min wait for the table, inattentive service, not able to hear each other due to noise level, champagne tasted like a rubber.
Couldn't be any worse than that. The only positive DJ was good lol

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice play - good food

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Can’t wait to go back! Amazing atmosphere,great service. We went on NYE and it really had a terrific vibe.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Such a great place. Came for New Year’s Eve. Had the best service best food it was an amazing experience. Everything about this place is 5 Star.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Worst experience I have had in a restaurant in over 40 years. To give a simple account, chef Mathew was completely rude and out of control to our server and yanked a plate out of her and then started to argue with her and my family at my table. He needs to be fired! He is not cut out for this job! The server told the assistant manager who was appalled and asked me to call the corp office. He should have sent the chef home immediately. He also needs to be coached on how to deal with his staff.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The portion sizes compared to prices are not what I expected. 4 Shrimp = $17

Service was EXTREMELY slow. The waiter we had spent more time chatting up some females at the bar versus taking care of our table.

The bread was brought late to the table and was cold.

Medium Well Steak and Medium Rare Steak were cooked exactly the same.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were five people on New Year's eve at 6PM. The positive was we were seated on time outside. The weather was perfect and the noise level much lower than inside. Always nice sitting outside in good weather in Mizner Park. The service was below standard. We never got extra plates or glasses we asked for until the last part of the meal. The food was pretty good. I shared the flounder which is enough for two and a large bowl of soup. As mentioned earlier the asked for extra plates came after the soup was finished.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was disappointed that it was a limited menu and the prices were raised because it was a holiday week. They did seat us on time so that was a plus!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was served cold - either watress messed up or kitchen pre-cooked everything and did not reheat well.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visited this restaurant during peak season (on the Friday night before New Years Eve). While management might dismiss the events described below due to how busy they were, the truth is that they made it worse by packing in as many people as possible to the point where they were outmatched.

The meal began with us being seated outside in an unheated area immediately adjacent to a path where valet workers regularly sprinted by us. Even though we made these reservations 6 weeks ago, we were told that there were no tables available inside. After asking the waiter and the manager twice to move a heat lamp near us, they finally did so, which at least allowed half of our table not to freeze. I had to leave to buy sweatshirt at a nearby store just to make it through the meal.

Each time the food arrived (when it did), there was some mistake. Tuna tacos did not arrive in the quantity ordered, a skirt steak first showed up as a filet mignon, and then as a pizza, and then as salmon and finally that dish arrived with Brussel sprouts (which weren't ordered). When the well traveled steak arrived, the earlier delivered meals were all cold. The waiter then disappeared so that it was impossible to get ketchup for the burger or salt for poorly seasoned pork chop until they were even colder. The pork chop itself was overcooked and plain and the waiter was totally wrong when he indicated that it did not need to be ordered with sauce.

The delivery of drinks was equally problematic. Our daughter ordered a glass of white wine before the entrees were ordered, the drink did not arrive until after she was finished with her entree and only after she had to ask the waiter twice and the manager once to find her long lost drink. Getting the check was equally difficult and time consuming, adding an explanation point to one of the worst meals of the year.

To those who choose restaurants based upon how crowded it is, that formula will lead you astray here.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Server was amazing - Johnny was his name (I think) but the table next to us had a bunch of kids and was very loud. Food was excellent

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Two of the meals were ok. The sushi was not good and very, very skimpy for the price charged. The meatloaf was not only salty, but awful. Our server had to be reminded several times to bring our drinks and bread to the table. Food was not hot when we finally got ir

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food and service , lively atmosphere. A fun place in Mizner Park!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service was great! They seated us right on time and the waitress gave good recommendations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent creative food in lively friendly environment!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our meals were OK - our first time there - we would not rush to return - but it certainly was mediocre acceptable.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Second time there for a friends get together. Food is good-service could have been better. Restaurant wasn’t busy that day for lunch so ... not sure why it was a bit slow, but overall 4 out of 5 stars

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was good, but, it has gotten very pricey.
$18.00 for a bowl of soup is outrageous . I don't care what is in it.
All the entrees have gotten expensive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went there for the first time on Christmas Day. The food was delicious and beautifully presented/plated. The service was first rate, spot on. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Creative menu with a great raw bar. A good happy hour spot with an indoor/outdoor bar.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and tasty food

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We look forward to the Dragon Roll and Crab Cakes. Can’t beat that anywhere.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed! Food was less than fair.
Arrived cold sent back returned from the microwave. Service from the wAiter was poor as the bar service was backed up 20 minutes
for a coke , extremely poor organization.
Will not return and not recommend

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