I have finally found the perfect date spot. A place where you can enjoy both a wonderful dinner, and a movie, all for under $100.
Bogart’s Bar & Grille is connected to the Cinemark Palace 20 theatre, one of the only multiplexes in the state to offer Premier Level seating. The oversized seats offer more legroom than typical theaters and food selections include more than just popcorn and pretzels.
Guests who would like to enjoy a wonderful pre or post movie dinner should consider dining at Bogart’s. The restaurant, owned by famed restaurateur Burt Rappaport offers a wonderful selection of items to fit all budgets and palates.
The menu features over a dozen starters to choose from including Potstickers, Black Angus sliders and Macaroni and Cheese. I let our chef choose his favorites for my guest and I to sample. Within a few minutes, our server was carrying a platter of food to our table. Apparently they are used to quick service because most people have a movie to catch.
Presented to us was an assortment of Signature Starters including Crispy Calamari with a yuzu-soy glaze, Wasabi Seared Sashimi Tuna with sweet ginger and Thai chili sauces, Chicken Spring Rolls and my favorite of the four, Crispy Shredded Duck Tacos with a chili-lime bbq sauce and Asian slaw.
The calamari was only lightly fried, which we both enjoyed. The accompanying soy glaze added the much needed flare to a dish that is so commonly served with marinara sauce. The tuna was perfectly cooked and the wasabi crust on the edges didn’t take away from the taste of the fish. By far the best of the starters were the duck tacos. Each miniature taco packed so much flavor that I thought I was eating at a BBQ restaurant.
Also worth noting is Bogart’s creative array of burgers. The Brie & Pear Burger is prepared with brie cheese, poached pears, pancetta and honey mustard. Another interesting choice is the Texas Burger, a 10 oz. sirloin burger topped with bbq
beef brisket, cheddar cheese and crispy onions. On my next visit, I will be sure to try one of those.
For our entrees, my guest ordered the Dijon Crusted Chicken Milano with spinach, sweet potato raviolis and maple-dijon cream sauce. Two large breasts of chicken were served on top a bed of delicious raviolis, which were the highlight of the dish. The chicken was juicy and lightly battered.
I opted for the Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Flank Steak with ginger rice, stir fried Asian vegetables and crispy carrots. My entrée wasn’t as good as my guest. The steak was slightly tough for my liking. However, the ginger rice and vegetables were flavorful and light. A nice contrast to the heaviness of the steak. Another entrée item of interest was the Key Lime Grilled Mahi Mahi with pineapple-coconut rice, sautéed spinach, citrus-butter sauce and crispy plantains.
Our hostess kindly recommended we try the Warm Apple Cobbler served with homemade maple-walnut ice cream and caramel sauce for dessert. Both the ice cream and the cobbler were delicious on their own, but doubly delectable when tasted together.
Bogart’s Bar & Grille
3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL