When I think about going out to eat in Delray Beach my mind usually jumps to the Ave or somewhere in that vicinity. I always forget about Delray Marketplace a little father West, unless I am looking at movie times in the area. In doing so I forget about Burt and Max’s, but after tasting the array of delicious options they have to offer, I will not be making that mistake again! Rapoport’s Restaurant Group Inc. has done it again with another restaurant that is welcoming from the moment you walk in the door, to the second you leave full and satisfied. A perfect spot for a light dinner before or after a movie, or to unwind after a long day of shopping; with the vast cocktail list and versatile menu, choosing Burt & Max’s is an easy decision.
All images appearing in this post photographed by Megan a.k.a TheGypSeaFoodie
Burt and Max’s Executive Chef, Dan Moore, has created and perfected 10 new additions to the already mouthwatering menu for the Fall/Winter season. This is Chef Moore’s first full menu roll out since being promoted from Sous Chef to Executive Chef this past summer. Moore believes that, “Food must LOOK good in order for it to TASTE good” and also says that he “cooks with his heart.” Those two sentiments are evident when you eat his food.
When you are at a table full of food bloggers half the time your food is cold before you can eat it, however this time we managed to take our pictures and eat hot delicious food at the same time.
Whether you are out for a date night, happy hour, or family dinner, Burt & Max’s has something for everyone. When I go out to eat with a group, or even just Jamie, I love to order a bunch of different things and share with the table, this menu is set up perfectly for just that. However, I think that after trying the Onion Soup Dumplings, you will want to tell others to get their own. They are like little pillows of heaven! So much flavor in such a little bite!
Being from Jersey, I am a little picky when it comes to crab cakes, and these jumbo lump cakes did not disappoint. They were seasoned perfectly and the lemon mayo was a nice addition.
Whenever I see mussels on the menu, I usually order them, kind of a go-to fail safe for me if nothing else seems appetizing. Not that I had this problem here, but I am glad that we got to try both flavors of mussels, with bread for dipping of course. The White Wine are always a favorite of mine, but the Chili Garlic stole the show. The ginger and the cilantro paired very well with the garlic and chili. Unfortunately, I was not able to grab a picture before everyone dug in! They were that good.
We had some delicious main plates along with the appetizers, but my favorite was the pizza! The crust had just enough crisp to it, which for me makes or breaks a pizza. Out of the three we tried, surprisingly, the Pancetta-Fennel was my favorite. Why is this surprising? BECA– USE I DESPISE FENNEL! But this fennel was roasted which made it sweeter and it paired perfectly with the salty pancetta.
After all of the savory comes the sweet ending. Now I am not really a huge fan of sweets, if it was up to me, I would eat more dinner for dessert, but I made an exception this time. When they set down the plate of warm fresh baked cookies with vanilla bean malted milk, I had to indulge. Also, when the picture perfect Warm Triple Chocolate Turtle Brownie was presented, I couldn’t possibly skip trying that.
Both were as delicious as they looked, but my pick would be the salted peanut butter cookies (I even took some home, shhhhh!)
Do yourselves a favor and make a reservation today, open seven days a week and Saturday and Sunday for brunch. The bar also has extended hours seven days a week.
Burt & Max’s Delray Marketplace- 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33446 561.638.6380
For more information please visit www.burtandmaxs.com
RAPOPORT’S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Led by veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport, Rapoport’s has been pleasing the palates of South Florida diners for 30 years. Dedicated to providing high-quality cuisine for a good value, a warm and welcoming ambiance, and truly attentive service at all of his restaurants, Rapoport has redefined dining in Palm Beach County.
Rapoport’s collection of restaurants currently include, Bogart’s Bar & Grille on the second level of the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, Delray’s Deck 84, located at 840 E. Atlantic Ave. on the Intracoastal, Henry’s at 16850 Jog Road in The Shoppes at Addison Place, Burt & Max’s and Apeiro Kitchen & Bar in the Delray Marketplace, a second Apeiro Kitchen & Bar in Midtown Miami, Rappy’s Deli opening in fall 2016 in Boca Raton, and co-owns Max’s Grille in Mizner Park at 404 Plaza Real in Boca Raton.