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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

Double Points Tuesday's!

Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

HAPPY HOUR- EVERY day of the week!

Special valid Nov 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

"The Best Ladies Night In Boca" - Boca Mag

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Specials

Double Points Tuesday's!

Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Double Points for GR Loyalty members ever Tuesday open to close. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Nov 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Open 12 noon - 9pm. Make your reservation today featuring a limited version of our regular menu with something for everyone.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Open 1pm - 9pm. Make your reservation today featuring a limited version of our regular menu. Celebrate with us!

HAPPY HOUR- EVERY day of the week!

Special valid Nov 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Limited Happy Hour Menu with 50% off House Wine / Well Drinks / and Selected Draft Beer This special excludes tax and tip. Excludes Tax and Tip. 1st come, 1st enjoy!. Special valid Nov 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

"The Best Ladies Night In Boca" - Boca Mag

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

Ladies Complementary Well Drink / House Wines / Select Draft Beer Half off Apps ( Including Raw Bar / Except Stones ). Pair it with out {Happy Hour Menu} and you'll have a great night!. Excludes Tax and Tip. First come, first serve. Hurry in!. Special valid Nov 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 on Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (9)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 23, 2017

I think they were having an off night. The drink service was very slow, took forever to get our drinks after ordering at our table (each time), and the waiter didn't come back to check on us or give us an update or apology or to check on how food was after it was dropped at table... so my crab cakes were barely warm by time I got lemons for them (had to get the hostess to get me lemons because he was nowhere to be found.). The food was good—didn't love the ahi tuna tacos & I thought that'd be a winner, but I liked the other fish tacos we got, crab cake was mostly crab which is awesome, the Brussel Sprouts side was great, and the lobster/truffle mac-n-cheese was delish.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Everything was just okay. Our waiter brought our appetizer after our dinner. 👎 But the food was good. Please! Someone get rid of those awful red lights on the back patio!! They made my dinner look very unappetizing so I ended up feeling a little queasy afterwards.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

A very good meal. Tasty fried calamari, chicken soup (full of chicken, matzoh ball, vegetables, and wontons), and tasty pizza. Reservations are honored on time and seating is comfortable. This place is a bit noisy and hectic. We will go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Service was very poor- Unattentive and slow server. !!! Put a bad spin on the evening..

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It was a fine place to take our teenaged grandson who is on a college break. (A major improvement, he told us, from college food.) The menu had sufficient variety to satisfy everyone. Service was a little off on a jam-packed Saturday night. We started with oysters and the waiter suggested a sampler of a half-dozen varieties, which was wonderful. However, drink glasses (water, soda) were empty for too long. And our grandson's risotto was delivered long after he'd finished his steak. As a result, he only picked at the risotto. All in all, a pleasant dining experience for the three of us, but there was room for improvement.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent menu. Food was fabulous and many choices

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Our waiter was missing most of the night. It took 45 minutes just to get the pretzel bread to the table. The food was very oily as seen in the Brussels sprouts and extremely salty. I literally had indirection after the meal. All 4 of us couldn't believe how bad our service was. I had to get up numerous times to ask for our waiter.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great as usual!

We were there for Valentine's Day and our waiter was perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very good place to eat. perfect atmosphere for a valentines day date.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food and service. Seated promptly and received great service as soon as we sat down.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Food was okay, nothing special. Our server was not very attentive and could not understand that the salad that I had ordered was supposed to be an appetizer.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

When first seated table very small, and very loud inside.entrees took long to receive. Big problem was food portions very small like for children.And very overpriced
Won't be going back to Racks in Mizner Park any time soon, When looking for a place to eat pass on Racks in Mizner Park. 1 Star.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Tough time of year to judge a restaurant but the staff seemed to be overwhelmed. The hostesses bickered in front of my wife and I, the waiters were circling the dining room with drinks that they didn't know where to deliver. And I believe the manager farted in the dining room. The food is OK but I miss the Mizner Park of 2003.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Service was bad. Food wasn't much better. Terrible experience..

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2017

If you want to treat yourself and your guest to a fabulous meal, this is the place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Another great dining night out with Freinds. Always a great time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 6, 2017

I made this reservation for my adult children who were in town visiting. Knew they would enjoy a hip place to spend the evening. They loved it!

Tags: Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Overall had a really nice meal and the service was great. Bar menu very affordable I will definitely go again

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2017

The Good over Bad . The sushi rolls were fantastic even though Lobster roll platter was $36. Chicken Bolognese is not what it used to be. Skimpy auce was more acidic, there weren't meat chunks as in past, & cork screw noodles don't fit - they overpower the dish. Don't start making cheap cutbacks. Don't skimp on the bread rolls- should be replenished automatically without having to ask & be forgotten [especially with pasta].

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our evening was a rollercoaster of mishaps. The service was very poor. We were seated and waited 15 minutes before our server came over and asked us if we would like any water or a cocktail. Then he disappeared for another 15 minutes before bring the drinks and he arrived without water. He asked us if we wanted bread and then never brought that either. He had no knowledge of the menu and was a bit arrogant. When the food finally did arrive it was not piping hot. Wait staff needs more training !

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Always a great dinner at Racks!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We did not think the menu offered enough variety. Also it was very noisy and they tried to seat us at a very unsatisfactory table before finding us a decent table.

Overall not a good night.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Perfect
Great spot great menu
Great service

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Terrible experience

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The ambience and lighting are nice (no bright lights!). Our service was very good. The food was mediocre. I thought the same thing last year when we took visiting friends. The menu reads better than the true taste.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We have eaten here several times at the different bars, as well as tables in the dining room. The food is always good! And so is the service. However, This particular night we brought another couple with us from out of town. We were initially sat in a corner table in the back.. However not even before or appetizers came out a couple came and was sat near us .. At this point the whole dining room was still quite empty, the problem was they had a dog, and it smelled of dog. We were surprised at how the couple didn't ask if we minded or have a care to anyone but themselves. We asked to move and even then they did not apologize or say a word they knew we were moving because of them. The manager came by and said unfortunately they have to let these people in if they say their pet is a "Service Animal" clearly this ugly, smelly dog, in a pink dress was doing no service except stinking up the place. Our food was delicious, but we walked away with the story that unfortunately trumps the food. I think if you have a service animal you sit outside ! PERIOD this is South Florida so it's not like it's snowing out there and if your a little hot then oh well maybe that's the price you pay for thinking it's ok to bring your smelly dog to a restaurant which in turn ruins others night out .

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2017

For lunch the food was not that good for the cost charged. Very high cost with food that was average at best.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Ridiculously expensive for small amount of food, service very slow

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was delicious. Staff friendly and professional. If you have a wait, there are stores to explore.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Octopus was amazing! Great oysters! Sea Bass disappointing- good but I have had so much better. We sat outside so noise level low.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Too bad happy hour does not cover dinner table sitting.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Once we got past the rude manager and got seated where we were told we could sit everything was fine. The bartender had checked with the hostess and he told us we could sit in the main dining area. When the manager tried to take us to the patio I told him we'd just been told we could sit inside. He argued with me about this then acquiesced. Not very nice to argue with your customers - especially since there were available tables.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We have been to Racks before, and enjoyed it. However, this time we went with friends, and were surprised how expensive it was. A lot of the menu items were marked "Market Price". They turned out to be $49 and $66. Maybe we should have asked before ordering, but I don't see Racks as a super high end restaurant. On a different note, they have a great Happy Hour.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

honestly, I go for the atmosphere...drinks are better than the food...I would only do apps next time....ya can't win them all

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2017

The food was excellent as always, the service was very polite and friendly unfortunetley the meal was rushed, our appetizers and entre were served at the same time.
Once I pointed this out, they were very quick to correct the situation however it does make the meal a little uncomfortable

Outdoor seating and ambiance were just right

I would definetely return

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Racks was a pleasant surprise for a shopping district restaurant superb food with top-notch service ! Above average cocktails with plentiful portions had a good value .

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We haven't dined here in a while because of poor service last time, but decided to give it another try. No one came to our table for about 15 minutes after we were seated. Everything took a very long time to come out. Our server seemed to forget us, never looking over to our table. Eventually, someone else (a manager?) came over and apologized for the wait. He told us our dinner would be coming out shortly but the potatoes would be another 20 minutes. We told him to skip the potatoes and it still took another 15 minutes to get our dinner. The food was good. After dinner, we had to ask someone to clean our plates away. We were offered a free dessert but we had been there way too long already, so we passed. Not going back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

the drinks & food are always outstanding. The collassal size stone crabs were amazing & so was the lechee martini!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Service was terrible, food was not good and overpriced. When we told them that we didn't like the caesar salad and mashed potatoes they left them on the bill. Caesar salad had too much garlic and black pepper on it. We ordered one and they sent two. We talked to the manager and he was not helpful at all either. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Food was good but several items that we ordered didn't show up. I don't know if it's a kitchen issue or a service issue, but I'm disappointed to say the least.

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