For the past few years we have developed a new tradition to take my parents out for a fine dining experience when we visit together in Florida during the holiday season.
Since 2013, when I first discovered The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, it has now become, almost, a tradition for us. Our first year we not only stayed there but had a family reunion dinner celebrating my dad’s 70th birthday at Flagler Steakhouse.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret, once you experience The Breakers chances are you will keep coming back.
And if you are anything like me, where you need to try out new restaurants and new places The Breakers is perfect for that since they seem to have an endless amount of restaurants to chose from.
This year we went for Asian. Echo Restaurant was the top choice.
What Makes Echo Restaurant Different
What I loved most about this restaurant is that it is located in the center of Palm Beach, about a ten minute walk from the actual hotel. I have visited Palm Beach before but for some reason the section where the restaurant is I’ve never been to.
Palm Beach is said to have the most expensive zip code in America. Quite frankly I don’t really care about that, however, the effects of that label does do something for the area. It is rare that you step out of your car and feel this absolute sense of elegance and richness. And I’m not talking about money richness, but a feeling of beauty and perfection. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but I can guarantee you will have the same feeling as I did when you enter this area. Even my kids were acting differently. Like they were more respectful of their surroundings.
Interestingly enough, the ambiance spilled over into the restaurant itself and I knew I made a good choice to celebrate with my family and my parents.
The restaurant has five areas where you can sit and enjoy the drinks and food.
1. Outside patio – which overlooks the street. We decided to stay indoors cause with kids you never know if they are going to get ‘cold’ for no reason, even if the weather is 70 degrees.
2. Inside – that’s where we sat.
3. Sushi Bar area – this is more for couples or people eating solo, not so much for families. But we did have fun watching them make the sushi.
4. Dragonfly lounge – this is the bar area. They have excellent happy hour deals!
5. Outside in the garden area – This too would have been super fun. But with a blazing fire, not sure if my kids would end up roasting their little fingers rather than simply enjoying it.
The restaurant offers different dishes all from Asian cuisines, such as China, Japan, Vietnamese and Thai. However, from what we saw and, mainly ordered, sushi was definitely their speciality. They had such an incredible selection and delicious rolls. We must have eaten at least ten different kind.
And how can you come to a Japanese style restaurant and not have miso soup? What’s different about their soup is that it comes with scallops. Yum!
We also had their duck poppers which were the special appetizers of the day.
I was craving Chinese food and since we don’t get that in Guatemala, at all, I ordered the Sesame Chicken. It was completely different than what I normally get, in a good way. The sauce was fresher, or maybe this was the first time the actual sauce was made with real and fresh ingredients.
But my favorite part was the wine. Plum wine is my absolute favorite and I only get to enjoy it two times per year when visiting the US. I could’ve sat here for hours just sipping on the wine.
Recommendations for Echo Restaurant
My first recommendation – make reservations. We arrived around 6 pm on a Wednesday and the restaurant was half full. However, within the hour that we were there it literally filled up. I guess we weren’t the only ones who found out about this gem of a place.
My second recommendation – take your time. The food comes out pretty quick. Without knowing this, we ordered the appetizers and drinks first. Enjoyed and savored the flavors. Then, we decided on the main dishes. Granted 75% of our meal were sushi rolls, but the rest of the food came quickly. So it was a good thing we waited to do the ordering until after we were fully done with the first course.
Information for Visiting Echo Restaurant
Address: 230A Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Phone: (561) 802-4222
- Monday to Thursday: 17:00 – 22:00
- Friday and Saturday: 17:00 – 22:30
- Sunday: 17:00 – 22:00