I feel compelled to write my first restaurant review about 3rd & 3rd.
First - this restaurant is off the beaten path - removed from the "action" on Atlantic- but walking distance from Pineapple Grove. It's in a nondescript white building with no sign outside - just the address - 301. The interior is a large room dominated with a large bar in the center and tables around the bar. An alcove is to the left with sofas and chairs. The room is loud. So the atmosphere is not conducive to intimate dining which belies the quality of the food.
This place is all about the food. A limited menu with just a few appetizers, salads and entrees - printed for the day we were there. We had the grilled halloumi and shrimp & chorizo skewers as appetizers, and red snapper and the short ribs as entrees - each delicious, fresh, & beautifully presented. Portions slightly larger than tapas, just enough to share. The red snapper was extraordinarily fresh. The braised short ribs were flavorful with marinated mushrooms - savory, a tad salty but paired well with a glass of their merlot.
Cocktails were creative and good. I highly recommend their "Sazerac" a blend of Bullit, absinthe, & simple syrup with a twist. Sort of like a sweet bourbon manhattan. Very aromatic! Both wines by the glass - merlot Raymond and chardonnay 7 Falls were excellent. Wines were priced reasonably, but the pours were a bit short. If you plan to have more than one glass each, buy the bottle.
If you have room, try the bread pudding for dessert - a generous portion (enough for 4 people to share) of warm bread pudding slightly browned on the outside - soft and warm inside with fresh figs mixed inside.
Prices were surprisingly reasonable ($5-7 for appetizers; $15 -19 for entrees) given the quality of the food. And the prices on the menu included tax - unusual for restaurants in the area.
No reservations are accepted. Like most Delray restaurants on a Saturday night, the room was packed by 7:30. So plan to arrive by 7 to avoid a wait.