Buccan

4.9
1869 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Buccan (pronounced boo-cahn) is a restaurant, bar and lounge in the heart of Palm Beach. The concept, conceived by acclaimed Miami Chef Clay Conley, is primarily a high-end bistro, featuring progressive American cuisine, in a casually sophisticated setting. The predominant characteristic of buccan's menu is a changing array of small plates - highlighting the use of superior ingredients and preparation - offering an adventurous and memorable dining experience.
Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a long, leisurely evening.



Visit our web page for more information, updates and special events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
M-Th: 4:00pm* - 10:00pm (bar open until 1:00am)
Fri: 4:00pm* - 11:00pm (bar open until 1:00am)
Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (bar open until 1:00am)
Sun: 5:00pm until 10:00pm (bar open until 12:00am)



*happy hour until 7:00pm.
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Phone number
(561) 833-3450
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Clay Conley
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Australian Ave
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Parking details
Valet begins at 5:00pm every day. Street parking is available as well.
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Entertainment
DJ every friday night 9-1
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Special events & promotions
Every monday night 1/2 price on all wines by the bottle
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
What 1869 People Are Saying
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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great vibe. Full and fun even on a Monday night off season.

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AL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting and it was outstanding. The food was fresh and delicious. The presentation was also so pretty. The ambiance has a very romantic feel with candles and dim lighting. The tables can be a little close together for a bistro feel but it's not bothersome. Our server, Jonny was excellent. He really made the experience for us. He suggested perfect dishes and was very attentive. He also has a really great mustache! We definitely intend on visiting again so we can try more of the menu.

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Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and lively atmosphere. Very noisy!!

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JT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great..... service superior..... Noise level uncomfortable.

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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All good except check in experience. Hostess insisted that we they didn’t have a reservation for us after me telling her three times we do.Finally I had to pull up my Open Table confirmation; then she looked deeper and hound it. She didn’t apologize; she was convinced we didn’t have a reservation and just huffed when she was proved wrong. All in all a good spot; hostess just needs basic hospitality training.

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed happy hour a lot. Those empanadas! Really nice spot; will come back.

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GB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Buccan. They have a Brussel Sprout Ceasar salad that is ridiculous! SFG!! I ordered the Strip steak and it was over salted but cooked perfectly. I have never had a bad experience at buccan

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place & food. Will definitely be going back when we are the Daytona area again!

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AH
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been many times and am always thrilled. The service is fantastic, the staff are all friendly and very helpful. Always recommend to friends.

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m
New England
275 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. Food and service always great. Some new menu items and they were excellent. Squid ink pasta with sausage and Conch was really different and excellent! Main courses of Grouper and Bass were also very good. Wines by the glass had many choices and reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by several people and definitely met expectations. Good food, comfortable atmosphere, yet quite loud at dinner time.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is not much more to say other than we love it every time we go.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Buccan! Never had a bad meal. I loved everything about this visit- thanks again!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! One of my favorite dining experiences

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B
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu had a lot of variety and unique flavors to it. Ambiance was top notch and waiter was very knowledgeable.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chicken and the oyster slider where best in class! Service was excellent! Quality was very high.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Wonderful establishment.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Got very loud as acoustics are poor.

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p
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic food. Great service. Our only complaint was the noise level when the restaurant filled up. Large bar area.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy good delicious food! Highly recommend!!

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience... Food and service was amazing. It was very loud however. We went early but by the end of the meal when it was much more crowded, we had to yell at each other for any conversation. I’d go back though. It was a fun, energetic place with great food and service.

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FL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I along with our friends came here for our 15 year wedding anniversary. Food was very nice. I had the 1/2 chicken and it was a very good serving size. My husband and our friends had the scallops and the serving was small, came with 4 scallops and veggies, nothing else. Our other friend had fish and the serving was small as well. They all enjoyed the meal but it could have come with something else. We had a crab slider, just to let you know it’s an actual crab with the legs hanging from the bread. My husband couldn’t eat it, it was actually good but if seeing the crab legs turns you off then don’t order this. Our friends had the Sweet Corn Agnolotti and they loved it. The wines we had were very good as well. Ambiance is nice but it gets really dark in there after a while but we really enjoyed it as a choice for our anniversary setting. Server was very nice. If booking on Opentable, the notation that happy hour goes until 7pm during the week is incorrect, it ends at 6pm and it’s also only at the bar.

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EB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding. The only problem is this restaurant is so busy is difficult to get a reservation during the "Season" in Palm Beach.

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RR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Julia was great and Shelby on the phone was very helpful. The food was a bit spicy for my friends but overall the taste was great. Definitely recommending!

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BG
New England
74 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time but will NOT be my last. Buccan has a great vibe. The service was fantastic Johnny did a great job!. Short Rib empanadas were good but not outstanding the Burrata was excellent but the cornerstone and most memorable dish had to be the Corn Agnolotti. These were to die for. I cannot wait to go back just for this dish, but i might skip the crumbled bacon on top as it was truly Bacos and not real bacon.
The Tuna crisps were delicious, great quality tuna cubed atop some julienne veggies and a crispy cracker. The Steak tartare was also very good but I would likely try another option next time.
The Burger and the Fries were outstanding, the 1/2 chicken was de-boned and perfectly cooked, Lomo Saltado (strip steak) was just as described, prime, tender and cooked perfectly.
Cocktails were a bit pricey but a solid pour so no complaints and we happened there on a Monday which is 1/2 off on all bottles of wine... a pleasant surprise and a good strategy to keep this place hopping even on a Monday.

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JK
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Love it all, but two shout outs: pork tacos are amazing, and Francisco is the BEST, most FUN waiter who adds so much to our total dining experience!

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DG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have dined here before and loved the food. That oart of the experience has not changed. The variety and ability to share so many options with one better than the next is fantastic. On this trip i did experience two things that were distractors. 1st be booked almost 2 months prior and requested a chefs table. We were told first come first serve. We were denied and table was empty for an hour into our dining. But ok

This was the major disappointment. We ordered tons of food. It was served in such quick succession. Waiter interrupter our conversation multiple times. The last one i kept speaking to my friend as i was tired of it. They were taking plates and drinks that were not finished. The waiter audiblly yelled at the crew to turn it over and did everything but move the table. We had a $400 bill for 4 so i think we had the right to stay.

Great food but felt like sherp being herded

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FF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going there for years but our dinner the other night was the absolute best ever. Just the combination of waiter and food was on point! But then again, it is my favorite restaurant and I never expect anything less.

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RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, terrific energy, amazing food and best waiters in town. HIGHLY Recommended !!

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MV
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always have specials with fresh local or unique items We always enjoy and love watching the chefs at work

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AH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ran out of two of appetizers by 8, so disappointed. Otherwise fun

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Over all we were VERY PLEASED
Food as always was tops! Service after we finally got a waiter was very good.
HOWEVER, we did request the Captains table via our reservation and it was NOT honored despite an early appointment/reservation time and WE WERE ON TIME ~~~ they had just given up those two unique tables within a minute of our arrival ~ ~ very, very disappointed by the front host/ hostess ... I did not make a real fuss as not to cause a seen for our out of town guests!

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JB
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BUCCAN is our go to, whenever in PB.
Noise can get intense on weekends but early and weekdays it can’t be beat. Best burger on “the island”

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is right on mark. Great food, fun and my Floridian go to place. Johnathan our server was personable, funny and made our dining experience even better.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent but service was either non existent or rushed. Seated immediately but never saw server until literally stopping someone to request beverages. Once started however appetizers, main courses, second round of drinks and cappuccino were non stop. After receiving cappuccino but before having drunk it, the bill appeared on the table. From arrival to departure was a total of 1 hour 15 minutes. Did not expect a fast food restaurant!

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan, our server, was knowledgeable and super friendly. Our food was delicious and wine and cocktails perfectly suited.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience & a fabulous meal while on vacation with my mom.

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JV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a great spot. Our waiter Johnny, was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were delicious. I would definitely go back!

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XO
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot find a better place to eat in West Palm Beach. Enviable consistency - superb food quality, excellent service, lively ambience. Baby Kale salad is always fresh, crisp, well-seasoned with dressing, pine nuts, currant/raisins, and cheese (leave a bit of nuts, currants, and cheese for a nice, little bite of a dessert). Steak Tartare - pure, well-chilled perfection, layered with flavors, and topped with soft-boiled egg yolk. Snapper Ceviche - simply the best Ceviche I've tried anywhere; zesty deliciousness; a truly inspiring culinary creation. Bahn Me Bun Duck Confit (w/Foie gras) was tasty, but I missed the crunchy crispness of a well-baked duck skin.
Dear Buccan, please keep it up! Do not change your fantastic attitude, your friendly, relaxed, yet impeccably professional service, and, most of all, do not change what matters the most (at least to this regular customer) your attention to the quality and beauty of your food offerings!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was well worth the cost for the area and anticipated. The small plate menu was terrific for sharing and I believe they change it regularly. The atmosphere was great, casual, relaxed and the service was fantastic. Great place for a date or catch up with a friend.

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