BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach; 561-655-6060; CafeBoulud.com
Nestled in the Brazilian Court Hotel and Beach Club, this eatery is vraiment formidable. When the first whiff of stuffiness wafted in about two years ago, Cafe Boulud hit the reset button and did a redesign that gave the rooms a more contemporary look and tripled the size of the bar. That goes for the menu as well, which is now decidedly more modern. In the summer, the fare gets fairly frisky for a French restaurant, reflecting of-the-moment global influences with Café Boulud’s popular tasting menus.