Hidden within the unassuming shops of The Fountains in Boca Raton, a new gem of a restaurant has emerged from Chef Joshua Hedquist and managing partner Mike Zikri, formerly of Todd English’s De Campo Oesteria and the Max Group. The Butcher Block Grill offers a unique steak and seafood concept, bringing the best of the new wave of local farm to table dining to the steakhouse crowd with a touch of Mediterranean flavor to widen the appeal to foodies as well.
This 145-seat, 4,000-square-foot restaurant, features a chic interior dining room that opens up onto a covered outdoor patio overlooking the Fountain Center’s lovely, piazza-style fountains.
On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to taste an array of dishes beginning with a super lump crab cake large enough for two to split, and a carpaccio platter made with tender, fresh beef from Creekstone Farm and served with local arugula, 2 yr aged parmesan, and garlic herb aioli.
For my entree, I ordered a filet mignon served with butcher butter, red wine demi and hand-cut malt vinegar steak fries, it was perfectly seasoned, and cooked just to my liking. Also on the menu is a Veal Tomahawk Chop plated with grilled asparagus, roasted garlic asiago mashed potatoes, onion rings, and finished with a Saltimbocca sauce, as well as fresh caught Local Snapper with a sweet corn & heirloom bean succatash, crispy asparagus, corn nage & saffron oil.
For dessert, don’t leave without trying Butcher Block’s creamy stuffed Creme Brûlée, with a hidden stash of fresh berries served in a pie crust, or the signature fresh goat cheese cheesecake with spiced pistachio crust.
The Butcher Block Grill opens officially on September 13, and will be open for lunch Sunday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and for dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 5-11:00 p.m.
Butcher Block Grill is located within The Fountains Center at 7000 West Camino Real Rd. in Boca Raton, FL.
For reservations call: 561-409-3035