Take Geoffrey Zakarian’s, for instance.
Last year at SOBEWFF, the guy who gave us the Delano’s Blue Door back in the ’90s said he would open something new at the Diplomat Beach Resort.
Just shy of a year later, he unveils Point Royal, open now. See it here, and feel a newfound sense of trust.
A raw bar, lobster rolls—turns out, coastal American cuisine is well worth a drive north. Craving seafood towers of oysters, clams, stone crab claws, prawns, yellowfin tuna tartare, lobster and Alaskan king crab legs? Grab a date. This tower won’t eat itself. There’s also a little something called an Ugly Burger—as in, a mess may ensue—if you’re more turf than surf.
Re: surf, the oceanfront views aren’t bad either. Outdoor seating is situated around a fireplace for those chilly Hollywood nights. Indoors, ornate light fixtures illuminate the blue-and-gold decor. You’ll notice these things when you sit at the stone-and-wood bar and await your upside-down pineapple cocktail. The rum mixes well with fresh pineapple and lime juices. Don’t forget to share. It’s meant for two.
Also for sharing: the chocolate budino with dark chocolate, hazelnut praline and coco nibs.
We won’t judge if you want to keep any of that for yourself.