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“WHERE'S THE CHICKEN?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinon Grill

Pinon Grill
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Ranked #59 of 803 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Price range: $41 - $60
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: St. Andrews Road
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,280 reviews
917 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 785 helpful votes
“WHERE'S THE CHICKEN?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

I came here for dinner early enough to avoid a crowd. The few other diners were spread around the main dining area so that every occupied table had privacy. The tables were of new wood with high-back, cushioned seating that was comfortable, and the tables were not jammed together. The interior done in dark wood with stone accent. Colorful paintings on the walls. Background music of pop tunes, the volume low enough to be enjoyable rather than annoying. Soft lighting. A covered lit candle on each table. Very classy. And with a touch of romance. Too bad I was dining alone.

I ordered the Chicken Paillard: "sautéed chicken breast, angel hair pasta, brown butter sauce, topped with arugula, sun dried tomatoes and roasted red pepper tapenade." The chicken was cooked just right and was delicious. But the portion was small. The pasta was bland. Though cooked properly, it lacked flavor. I didn't taste any butter sauce. The pasta needed, say, butter and/or lemon and/or white wine. The arugula was totally out of place sitting atop the chicken. It wasn't tasty and sure didn't blend in with the chicken or pasta. If anything, it should have been like a side salad, which is how I treated it, eating it separately.

Because of the paucity of chicken, I was still hungry. I ordered the Chicken Tortilla Soup. It was very tasty and with a nice hot-spice bite that lingered. But there wasn't much chicken.

All in all a nice dining experience despite chicken apparently being an endangered species here.

Visited June 2014
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English first
South Florida
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A good place to eat in Boca.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant accepts reservations and has large round tables, so it is convenient for a group of 6 or more. It can be very loud, but the food is excellent. The salmon and the trout are really good. The martinis and margaritas are also good.

Visited June 2014
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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232 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Very good upscale American food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went here to try some appetizers and were very impressed. Inside the place is huge, open and very nicely decorated. Jerome our server was attentive and friendly. The butternut squash soup was superb. The Kobe beef sliders were above average. The crispy crab puffs were excellent. Serving sizes are average but the quality is above average. This is a good place to go with friends are party. it can also be romantic if you sit in the corner booths.

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Lantana, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place, atmosphere, and staff. Not much to choose phone but they provide an assortment. Food was great and price was reasonable. They were very accommodating to the late arrivals as well.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Favorite Boca lunch and happy hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Piñon is so convenient whether I go to the mall and want a quick delicious lunch, or meet friends for happy hour or go for dinner with my fiancé. Food is consistent, service is great and atmosphere is beautiful ! It is a restaurant that I frequent often. Love it

Visited May 2014
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