By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
Every once in a while, we all need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Lucky for us South Floridians, there are plenty of options right in our own backyards. The Waterstone Resort & Marina is one of the options in the Boca/Delray area. This art-deco inspired waterfront escape in Boca Raton has everything you’d want in your weekend getaway — upscale dining with Intracoastal views, a casual poolside eatery with refreshing cocktails and a dock-to-dine option, a 180-degree view of the beautiful Lake Boca, a culinary team to assist with private events, wedding festivities, birthday parties or any other special gatherings that your trip might include, and it’s just one block from the beach.
Along with its stunning views comes vast and vibrant culinary options featuring fresh ingredients and delicious dishes to complement the relaxing vacation vibes you feel the moment you step foot in the door. The resort’s Executive Chef Matthew Mixon has recently unveiled new menus at both of the property’s restaurants, the fine dining Boca Landing and the casual Waterstone Rum Bar & Grille. Each has its own distinct atmosphere and cuisine. Boca Landing is where you’ll go for a more upscale, fine dining experience. The menu is influenced by Chef Matt’s French and Italian heritage and highlights local ingredients and fresh flavors, like the mango-mustard glazed salmon with cilantro-infused rice and papaya salsa, pan-seared line-caught Florida grouper with cauliflower puree and sauteed spicy broccolini and the charred 8 oz. filet mignon with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and red wine bone marrow reduction. At Boca Landing, you can expect sophisticated yet unpretentious seafood fare.
For those looking to chill out by the pool with a more laid-back food and drink menu, put on your best resort wear and head outside to the Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill, The all-day menu features light bites, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, a seafood raw bar, fresh-pressed juices, desserts and a children’s menu. The Rum Bar’s vacation-worthy speciality cocktails are your best poolside companion. You’ll get that coveted taste of the tropics from the blackberry mojitos, coconut rum punch, strawberry-basil Caipirinhas, tiki lemonade and so many more. There’s also a brand new Elixirs cocktail list, featuring trendy concoctions of fresh pressed juices, syrups and essences like in the Bramble which is made with gin, fresh pressed lemon juice, raspberries, simple syrup, lemon essence and soda water. The Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill is Boca Raton’s only dock-to-dine restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway. Boaters are able to anchor along the 280-foot seawall and can choose to to dine on or off their vessel, or call ahead to have food delivered right to the boat.
As if the view, food and drinks aren’t enough to entice you to stay at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, there is also live music every weekend. On Fridays at Boca Landing, bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the sounds of various local jazz vocalists from 7-10pm. On Saturdays, things mellow out at Waterstone Rum Bar & Grille when a different acoustic vocalist performs each week from 6-10pm. Sundays at the Rum Bar are reserved for that
cool reggae vibe when Calyspo steel drummer, Whainy B, takes the stage from 1-5pm. The best part is that you don’t need to be a resort guest to come out and enjoy the music or the culinary offerings. The restaurants are always open to the public.
Boca Landing is open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The food menu at Waterstone Rum Bar & Grille is offered from noon to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Breakfast is served from 6-11a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7-11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
There is also in-room dining available 6-11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. -11 p.m. for all day dining.
The Waterstone Resort & Marina is part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and is located at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton.