We generally don’t like to write about new restaurants until they have been open for a few months and we have received feedback from numerous customers. We’re making an exception for LongBoards, the recently opened restaurant on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, because we have personally eaten there on several occasions already since their July 02nd opening and we have received positive feedback from several friends and guests.
LongBoards is a surfer / beach themed restaurant, perfect for visitors or locals who appreciate our local world-class beaches. The latest venture for South Florida restauranteur Rodney Mayo — of nearby establishments including Feelgood’s Rock Bar, Respectables and Monarchy Night Club to name a few — Longboardsbrings New England-style, fresh seafood with a casual, laid-back ambiance to West Palm Beach’s downtown scene….although non-seafood items receive nearly as much attention.
The moderately priced menu specializes in organic and local produce, with seafood delicacies such as live Maine lobster and a decked-out raw bar. The restaurant also offers a veritable plethora of local-caught fresh fish entrees. We have also tried the chicken dishes as well as the braised short ribs($23)…some of the best we’ve had in the area in recent times.
Many seafood favorites have been creatively altered, such as appetizers like “Trio of Cakes,” a pairing of lobster tarragon, shrimp and chorizo, and jumbo lump crab cakes served alongside pepper butter, key lime aioli and lemon caper aioli ($14). Or the sumac-dusted fried calamari with cornmeal-encrusted vinegar peppers and chipotle aioli ($10).
In addition to tasty, fresh food, Longboards has friendly service. We recommend to our blog and facebook followers to give this restaurant a try. You can let us know what you think!
LongBoards is open 7 days a week 4pm – 2am (until 3am on weekends) and open for lunch during the week.
LONGBOARDS RESTAURANT & BAR
519 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401