When you  live in South Florida, you jump at any chance to dine outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. Piñon Grill, located at The Terrace at Town Center in Boca Raton, has created a new outdoor oasis, perfect for leisurely and laid-back meals. The indoor bar now flows into an outside patio area, which offers the perfect perch for guests to enjoy live entertainment, in a friendly, high-energy environment.

Executive Chef Robert Del Giacco has created an intriguing menu that follows culinary trends, while pairing new and interesting flavor profiles with classic favorites. Begin your meal with the crab fritters wrapped in a crispy nest filled with crab, shrimp, risotto and lobster-ginger sauce. These bites are tasty with no fillers. When it comes to greens, the warm goat cheese salad with spiced pecans, sun-dried cranberries and panko-crusted goat cheese is so good, you may not want to share. Another pleasant surprise was the hearty chicken tortilla soup, jam-packed with chicken and topped with crunchy tortilla strips. 

For seafood with a twist, consider the Asian Sea Bass. The slightly crispy bass with sherry soy broth, sits nicely on top of fresh spinach, seared veggies and sticky rice with a hint of mint. It’s light and the mint adds just the right amount of flavor. 

If you’re a carnivore, there are two mouth-watering meat dishes to devour. The baby back ribs are slow-roasted and finished on the wood fire grill. They are basted with Piñon’s housemade bbq sauce and served with shoestring fries. The smoky, sweet meat falls off the bone. Another standout is the marinated skirt steak, which is certified Angus beef soaked for 24-hours in a Hawaiian marinade with pineapple salsa, and is accompanied by a delectable au gratin potato.

I’m a dessert girl at heart and I am always in search of the best bread pudding. Piñon Grill’s chef has created a white chocolate bread pudding served with vanilla bean ice cream and raspberry compote. It is beyond heavenly, and the moist dessert pairs perfectly with coffee. The pecan crusted key lime pie with fresh whipped cream is light, and most importantly, not too tart.

Piñon Grill 
Boca Town Center
6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton
561.391.7770
www.PinonGrill.com