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“creative new place”
Review of Brule Bistro

Brule Bistro
Ranked #12 of 435 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A chic and casual bistro tucked away in the Pineapple Grove district of Delray Beach serving modern American cuisine, artisan wines, craft beers and hand crafted cocktails
Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visit Delray periodically and enjoy favorite old places but look for fun new places. Had read nice reviews about this one. Our first dilemma was seating. The dinner crowd was slowly showing up and our choices were outside the partly open kitchen, near the door or outside. We ended up quite pleased with our seat near the door. It was probably the most comfortable and most intimate of the choices.
My husband did not feel inspired by the menu at first and wanted to leave. He thought the seafood selections were limited and he was in the mood for seafood. Our waitress sent over the manager who convinced us to stay by saying any dish could be modified. In the end, that wasn't necessary and we had a lovely experience.
We had the grilled avocado and salsa appetizer. It's an entire 1/2 an avocado grilled with a tomato salsa filling. The smoked sea salt added an almost meatier flavor to the avocado. It was very delicious. We also had a crab cake with mustard aioli. Nice crab cake. The sauce gave it a pleasant though surprising kick.
I had Salad Nicoise with octopus. Loved it! A contemporary twist on a classic. The octopus was not sliced but came in large chunks. The presentation was on a rectangular plate and not a bowl. It was a lovely surprising dish. He had crispy snapper with rice cakes, baby bok choy and lemongrass broth. He didn't change a thing and loved his dish.
Everything we ate was somehow a bit different, creative and delicious. You had to taste some of the dishes and realize the description didn't necessarily do the food justice.
Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.
We are glad we went early. By about 7 on a Sat night the indoor seating was full.
In the end, we were glad we stayed. Lovely meal.

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2  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had the jumbo shrimp linguine and my wife had a bolognese tagliatelle. Both of these dishes were awesome and a bit of brilliance in the sauces. The wait staff was excellent with a casual , but not your buddy , delivery and very enjoyable to be served by them.
We might go back tomorrow night as this really was over and above the rest .

please if you are in toen do yourself a favor and dine here;you wont be sorry you did.

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1  Thank knuknut
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

my fair lady, I and another couple visited Brule on Saturday night at 6 pm... they don't take reservations , but we took a chance and went anyway...GLAD we did...the small, but eclectic menu has something for everybody at not outrageous prices....the drinks are generous and the service is outstanding......the only drawback is the extremely loud music...we are going back, this time for lunch (I assume there won't be any music).

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1  Thank diamonddon69
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The owner has changed the seating arrangements a few times and he finally got it right. Good for him because the food is always great ! They are getting a good crowd for both lunch and dinner and they deserve it !

1  Thank marsha p
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went for dinner this past weekend with another couple and literally had to scream in order to communicate with each other. We even had our own table (not the large central family style one) at the opposite end of the bar. Although the food was decent, it was not an enjoyable experience and was overpowered by the noise. So if you like silently dining with friends or just being seen, this is the place for you but we walked out feeling like we just encountered a loud rock concert. Not and enjoyable evening! If you must go, be sure to sit outside.

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3  Thank happyasalark15
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