An Insider’s Guide to One-of-A-Kind Dining Experiences along the Treasure CoastPosted on: May 17, 2022
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Renowned for its fresh ocean dishes and mouthwatering coastal cuisines, Florida’s Treasure Coast is a food lover’s paradise. This tropical locale along the east coast is home to some of the top restaurants, with award-winning dining options for every time of day and every discerning palate. Here’s a glimpse into just a few of the incredible dining experiences that make the Treasure Coast irreplaceable.
New & Noteworthy Restaurants
For farm-to-table favorites, Colab Kitchen in Stuart features everything from vegan-friendly flatbreads to lemon ricotta pancakes and waffles. The open-air backyard area is a favored spot to dine, with a patio area, lawn games, and plenty of places where people can spread out, lounge, and enjoy good food. Colab Kitchen also features its own fresh market to shop for local produce, house-made bread, pastries, and more.
Hudson’s on the River
Hudson’s on the River is a brand-new restaurant designed to bring friends and family together in a relaxed atmosphere. This trendy waterfront restaurant combines a unique location underneath the Roosevelt bridge with tropical design flair. Hudson’s is known for its fresh seafood and sushi, along with a unique roster of mixed drinks.
Stringer’s Tavern and Oyster Bar in Stuart provides a flavorful menu of fresh oysters, classically reimagined seafood dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, and the area’s largest selection of rum. This restaurant is also very fond of the historical influence of boat builders and surrounds guests with the city’s unique history.
Located at the Post Office Arcade in Downtown Stuart, Café Martier is an eclectic modern European café that features a wine garden, breezeway piano bar, and a speakeasy. This vintage chic eatery serves everything from brunch omelets and waffles to pan-seared scallops and hand-cut ribeye for dinner.
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Luna Italian Cuisine
Established in 1991, Luna Italian Cuisine is a restaurant icon within Downtown Stuart. This casual Italian restaurant is known for its specialty pizzas, and irresistible homemade garlic knots.
Located at the edge of the Riverwalk, Stuart Boathouse boasts views of the St. Lucie River from every seat. This serene Stuart centerpiece is open seven days a week, complete with a mouthwatering American-style menu that will make any visitor a regular.
Jan’s Place in Jensen Beach is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving delicious food for over 20 years. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, brunch, and delicious homemade pastries.
Best Private Club Dining
Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club
For a night at home, this private club community offers three restaurants ranging from formal waterfront dining to a la carte casual fair. The Grille Room is a favorite casual spot for lunch, dinner, and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting. The Dockside Pavilion is one of the favorite pub venues among members, hosting a la carte dining while enjoying live music, cocktails, and watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters. Finally, as more formal dining venue, the elegant Riverview Dining Room hosts the Club’s gala affairs, with a variety of dining areas to suit any mood.
South Fork Kitchen
Located in Stuart, South Fork Kitchen and Bar focuses on a farm-to-table approach, sourcing only the freshest local ingredients available. This casual atmosphere is known for its vast wine selection, and one of the best burgers in town.
Talk: House provides an intimate and relaxed dining experience, with an innovative menu focused on the freshest ingredients. Popular menu items include the cashew-crusted salmon and specialty New Zealand rack of lamb.
Located in a cozy Key West-style house just outside of Downtown Stuart, Casa Bella provides creative and authentic Italian cuisines. This family-owned restaurant focuses on homemade food and pasta using the only finest ingredients.
The Chef’s Table
Since 2009, The Chef’s Table has been pairing bold New American and Italian cuisines with a friendly atmosphere. Understated yet elegant, the main dining room is centered around a family heirloom, a well-loved table that seats up to six. The restaurant’s executive chef creates seasonal menus that showcase handmade pastas, the freshest local seafood, choice meats, and peak of the season vegetables.
Located in the heart of Downtown Stuart, The Gafford is a sophisticated bistro offering high-end American cuisine. This family-owned and operated restaurant is known for its exceptional fresh fish, beef, and daily specials. The Gafford has also won Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award four years in a row.
The District Table
District Table & Bar in Port Salerno, Florida, is a seasonally driven restaurant with Southern roots and a laid-back atmosphere. From small plates meant for sharing to the freshest Florida seafood and Prime grade beef, The District Table fulfills every craving.
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Oak & Ember
Just outside Palm City’s limits, Oak & Ember is the latest concept in new steak dinner restaurants by Kyle Greene. This steakhouse is known for its delectable meats, craft cocktails, fine wines, and an ambiance that sets the tone for a memorable evening. They also have a second location that will be opening in Downtown Stuart this fall.
Overlooking the Saint Lucie River and the Roosevelt Bridge, TideHouse is the perfect place for food, drinks, and beautiful views. With indoor and outdoor seating available, this restaurant provides a mix of Florida seafood, shareable plates, and a creative cocktail menu.
The Twisted Tuna
As a Port Salerno icon, The Twisted Tuna is the city’s largest waterfront restaurant, offering 10,000 square feet of indoor dining on two floors – each with panoramic views of the St. Lucie River. Nightly live entertainment, a diverse food and drink menu, and great views make this spot a favorite among locals.
Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks
Located on Hutchinson Island, Kyle G’s is an award-winning restaurant boasting spectacular ocean views. Open for every meal, this seaside dining locale has created an amazing menu from sunrise breakfast and brunch to fresh oysters, seafood, and steaks.
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Sailor’s Return is a favored spot for boaters, offering 930 feet of docks right in front of the restaurant. This waterfront restaurant provides guests with a wide variety of food from seafood and steaks to classic American fare. For a quick cup of coffee or a sweet treat after dinner, Gilbert’s Coffee Bar is also located in the same plaza.
Easy access to Treasure Coast’s Top Restaurants
Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club enjoys premier access to the Treasure Coast’s top restaurants. The club’s private Water Taxi ensures seamless travel, transporting residents from their home to Downtown Stuart for a night on the town. Members relish the convenience of hopping onto the taxi from their home, and leisurely cruising down the river to their dinner destination.
Premier Waterfront Living
Harbour Ridge is the premier private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The 45,000-square-foot Clubhouse is the heart of our community, where residents can focus on health and wellness with the tennis program, full-service spa, aquatics center, and spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand. Harbour Ridge is also home to three private marinas, with a combined 98 slips for boats up to 80 feet in length. An active calendar of events keeps resident Members active with everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.
The wide variety of homes for sale within the Harbour Ridge community offers varying price points and styles to suit every need. All single-family homes and condominiums have stunning views of the St. Lucie River, lakes golf courses or nature preserves. Move-in-ready rental residences are also available for seasonal residents. Our complimentary digital brochure shares an even closer look at the amenities and lifestyle offered within this waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-3000 for more information.