A Palm Beach Landmark.
Ta-boo has been a Palm Beach staple for many years, popular with locals and visitors alike. The bar scene is lively, the menu extensive with a wide range of price points.
Staff is attentive and personable. Ask for a table overlooking Worth Avenue for the best people-watching spot in Palm Beach. Keep an eye out; you might see Rod Stewart.
Terrible first impression --.
My first time at this restaurant, but accompanied by two women who are fairly regular clients. I haven't encountered a ruder hostess/reservation taker in many years. She was incredibly rude to my elderly friend. Out of hearshot of my friend, a politely whipered to her "that was quite rude" to which she replied "well she was rude to me". Clearly not well trained. A second seater/greeter was more polite. One would think that the hostess, as first impression of a restaurant, would be better trained and able to deal with an elderly woman with more finesse. But then again, it's a lunch place in Florida, not Le Bernadin, so I guess it should be expected. Food was very good, service was good, manager offered dessert as a peace offering, which was kind but not offered properly.
Overall, good food, fair service, fair management, terrible greeter/hostess. I did not realize this restaurant has been open so long -- which makes our lunch experience even more surprising.
Great History Great Place. On Worth Avenue in Palm Beach what can I say. We enjoy places with history and this one has it in spades, had a fine dinner. Good service sat at the bar. enjoyed it.
See and Be Seen. When you come to Taboo, you can expect slow, but personable service. It's a great place to put your bags down and take a break from shopping. You can also often find representatives modeling Worth Avenue's fashion designers' latest lines. While I have noticed that the quality of the food has gone down over the years, Taboo is still a great place for a bloody mary, a glass of wine or some people watching.
Bad Service and Poor Experience. My parents were visiting from NY and we heard Taboo was a terrific place for lunch. Our waiter was unresponsive and outright hostile. We asked him about the status of our lunch ordered 45 minutes ago and his response was "it's the seared tuna. I don't work in the kitchen. What do you want me to do about it?" Wrong answer for such an establishment. When the order did finally arrive after 1 hour, the tuna was raw (we asked for it medium well) and the mushrooms with an odd taste. Others there seemed equally upset with their experience. The managers were nowhere to be found, allowing for such horrible service. No thank you on leaving the establishment and a manager who had to be sought out to provide feedback. Atmosphere only goes so far. Frankly, I've had better service and food at CPK.
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