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13 American Table
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 13 American Table is a family owned restaurant located on the North side of East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. The owner, Alberto Aletto, did not get the name by counting the amount of tables (there's actually 25 tables), but rather by honoring the foundation of the United States of America. Aletto, the proud son of Italian immigrants, is a first generation American who truly embraces the idea that the United States is nothing short of a melting-pot of different cultures, bringing with them different styles of cooking and a wide variety of flavors from all over the world. The "13" represents the beginning, the 13 stripes on the Flag and the 13 colonies they represented. The menu is a tribute to how we view American Cuisine today. Our unique and delicious menu, craft cocktails and intimate setting provides for an exceptional dining experience that is as casual as it is elegant. Deemed one of the Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, 13 American Table offers succulent dishes prepared to share with a group or savor alone. The seasonal menu includes local produce, fresh fish, and a selection of meats cooked on our charcoal grill- the Josper. Visitors especially love our share plates, like the octopus and eggplant, unique Sang Wiches, daring sauces, sides and From the Garden entrees. We also offer a full bar with specialty cocktails, fine wines, draft, domestic and craft beers. Whether you're stopping by for daily happy hours, a family outing or a couple's dinner, there's something here for everyone to enjoy. From all of us, we look forward to sharing the 13 American Table experience as you dine with us soon.
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went for dinner with friends. Unfortunately, I think the hype is better than actuality. Started with octopus cooked in their fancy Jasper grill from Italy. Nice smokiness but nothing special. My wife had the eggplant appetizer with burrata, just ok. I had the pork chop which was a doubled and very tasty, Two people had the half roasted chicken, again good but nothing special. The other person had the Mahi-Mahi which they liked. Everything is A La Carte so we ordered mushrooms, scalloped potatoes and smashed roasted potatoes. A little pricey at $90.00 with tip and just 1 glass of wine for me only. Not rushing back

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our party of 5 enjoyed a wonderful meal at 13 American Table. We started with 4 of the shared appetizers including the grilled octopus and grilled sausage. All were very tasty. Salads, chicken, burger as entrees were also very good. Nice wine list including at least 10 white and red wines by the glass. Ceilings are low so the noise level is high but not overbearing. 13 American Table is a real gem - I hope it has a long run in Boca Raton.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fortunately, were allocated a table outside and even there the noise from boisterous fellow diners was rather loud - inside would have been unbearably noisy (the acoustics need attention).

Service was attentive enough, and pleasant - in relation to drinks, food ordering and food service.

The menu seemed problematic not only because of its quirkiness but also, and mainly, because there just did not seem to enough choices, particularly at the appetiser stage. The so-called Sharing Plates were not particularly alluring. Also, the salads seemed expensive when it was not clear if they were potential appetisers or meant for entrees.

Anyway, we did make our choices and awaited the offerings. The octopus sharing plate was mean in that there was too little of the scrawny octopus and its accompanying salad was oily.
The eggplant dish was also too oily.

A shrimp main course was excellent as was the half-chicken (as it was moist, succulent and probably all the good things that a Josper oven can do). The swordfish passed muster and the quinoa salad was very good, and so large in quantity that a take-home box was needed. The sides were alright.

A shared cobbler dessert was very good.

So, given that the food was very good why is the overall rating only Average? Well, this is because of the limiting menu choices that do not encourage a return and because of the poor acoustics that don't make this an appealing venue for a night out with friends, if you are hoping to have some conversation. Also, it is quite expensive.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful meal, our table shared everything so we enjoyed the Ceasar Salad with anchovies- tasted fresh, brocollini, Sweet Potato side, Eggplant starter (least favorite of selections), large hand cut fries which were very tasty, the sausage arugala sandwich (would be a good breakfast sandwich with egg) very tasty and the best thing we had was the chicken- the josper over made it the tastiest chicken I have ever had. The flavor was outstanding! It's a nice ambiance there and I would recommend it!

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Thank jmd73
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Albert A, Owner at 13 American Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2014

The stellar recommendation is greatly appreciated -- thank you! We're always here to whip up some josper grilled goodness whenever you're craving some.

'Til next time,
Alberto, Owner

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

New restaurant in Boca Raton on East Palmetto Park Rd. 14 tables inside and a bar where you can also sit and outdoor seating (14) as well. Rated 3 1/2 out of 4 stars in the Sun Sentinel last Friday. Owner also owns the most popular pizza joint in Boca, Tucci's in downtown area. They serve mixed drinks as well as beer and wine. I ordered a delicious margarita - Golden Harbour that was hand crafted. The food is really good. The menu includes tapas, sandwiches, salads, dinner items. We ordered the grouper ceviche - excellent; grilled octupus which was a bit skimpy in portion - one long tentacle - tasty but hard to share; sausages which were small but tasty. I ordered a delicious 12-oz pork chop that had the bone in and was cooked in a very tasty sauce, had to share as it was big. It was served on a bed of kale and a mushroom puree. Our house guest ordered the grouper which he enjoyed. Will definitely go back. The ambiance of the place is really nice - well appointed and attractive inside and out.

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Thank Barbara P
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Albert A, Owner at 13 American Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

I appreciate you taking a moment to share your kudos with us, Barbara! I'll be sure to pass your thoughts along to the kitchen. Thanks so much for letting us know what was great as well as where you felt we could kick things up a notch.

All the best,
Alberto, Owner

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