Leopard Lounge and Restaurant The Chesterfield Palm Beach The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant

The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant Menu

Cuisine: International
Throw back martinis at this eclectic watering hole, reminisce about pish-posh Palm Beach and feast on surprisingly current fare.
Openings: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily


The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant, Palm Beach, FL

The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant Restaurant Review:

With nymphs frolicking scandalously on the ceiling, leopard carpeting on the floor, and bordello-red Victorian drapery plus more leopard accents in between, the décor of this restaurant/lounge, located in the boutique Chesterfield hotel, obviously constitutes a major part of the place's appeal; many retro-revelers come primarily for that plus the stiff drinks and live piano bar music. But given the usual constraints of being a resort restaurant (the necessity, or perceived necessity, of having to be middle-of-the-road to placate all guests' tastes), chef Gerard Coughlin has put together a pretty witty menu of old school English, continental and American fare, with occasional creative surprises. It's easy to ignore the boring basic dishes when alternatives include enjoyments like Eggs Royale (emptied shells stuffed with caviar, smoked salmon and shrimp), braised lamb cottage pie, wild salmon with asparagus and smooth hollandaise, or traditional orange-glazed roast duck with an inventive almond/fennel stuffing. For dessert, top picks are English sticky toffee pudding, or Eton mess (a Brit schoolboy dessert mixing strawberries, whipped cream and crumbled meringues). The wine list, international but dominated by California bottles, offers a unique opportunity to sample quaffs from the hotel's own vineyards in South Africa. Note: Late afternoons' traditional full English tea (a multi-course affair of mini-sandwiches, pastries and scones) is also great fun.

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