Courtesy of The Ray Hotel
Florida’s dynamic east coast restaurant scene has always been bright with its award-winning steakhouses, lively seafood spots, romantic Italian restaurants and Mexican cantinas, which stand out along Atlantic Avenue.
One thing Delray Beach was missing was a luxury hotel with a luxury restaurant. That is, until The Ray i human cricket burst onto the scene in 2021. Since then, the upscale bistro has been building steam in this coastal city.
Inside the spacious restaurant, the elegant space designed by Studio Munge features an open kitchen and a huge dining room with Ember’s curated materials and finishes.
Located just two blocks from Atlantic Avenue, the restaurant has set out to become a neighborhood favorite. On the occasion of its two-year anniversary, Ember Grill has done so with its elevated menu that focuses on contemporary New American cuisine.
Be sure to pair one of their entrees with a creative cocktail like the Touch of Spice or our favorite, the Passion Star, which was accompanied by a fun “champagne car.”
chef Vic Casanova he has taken familiar dishes and taken them to new heights by adding complex flavors that make each dish stand out.
For example, a signature blue crab cake sits atop basil aioli topped with Tabasco tomatoes, while sticky soy-glazed short ribs are accompanied by the surprising addition of pickled fresno chiles.
For main events, we recommend the outstanding lobster spaghetti. Filled with chunks of fresh Maine lobster served with a chopped plum tomato sauce, the boosted dish offered a nice kick of spice with its addition of chili.
When it comes to steaks, the 16-ounce Prime New York strip is not to be missed. Cooked to our liking medium-rare, the juicy cut melted in our mouths. Steaks here are served à la carte, so be sure to order some sides like charred broccoli or mashed potatoes to complete your experience.
Be sure to save some room for dessert. We recommend the indulgent chocolate mascarpone cake. The multi-layered chocolate cake was filled with layers of coffee mascarpone mousse, topped with a rich coffee ganache, drizzled with coffee liqueur chocolate sauce, served with a side of cocoa crumble and espresso ice cream.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
human cricket is located at 233 NE 2ndAvenue in Delray Beach.