During the last couple of years I have created a new tradition. I take my parents out for a fine dining experience when we visit them in Florida during the holiday season.
The tradition began in 2013 when I discovered The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach. The first time we stayed there, we had a family reunion at the Flagler Steakhouse to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday.
And let me tell you, once you experience The Breakers, chances are you will keep coming back.
Even if you are like me and prefer to keep visiting different restaurants, you will like The Breakers because they have a ton of different ones.
This year we went for Asian. Echo Restaurant was the top choice.
What Makes Echo Restaurant Different
One of the things I loved about this restaurant is that it is in the center of Palm Beach. Only 10 minutes on foot away from the hotel.
Palm Beach is said to have the most expensive zip code in the US. I don’t really pay much attention to that, but I was able to notice the effects of that label. You step out of your car and feel this absolute sense of elegance and richness. It is a feeling of beauty and perfection.
The ambiance of the area even spilled over into the restaurant.
The restaurant has five areas where you can sit and enjoy the drinks and food.
1. Outside patio – This one overlooks the street. It is a cool place but because of the kids we decided to stay inside.
2. Inside – That’s where we sat.
3. Sushi Bar area – Here you see mostly couples or solo people. It wasn’t very kid friendly but we enjoyed 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 was another fun area that we skipped because they have an open fire and I didn’t want my boys running around it.
The restaurant offers food from China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. However, from what I was able to see, sushi is their specialty. We must have eaten at least ten different kinds of their amazing rolls.
We also had miso soup because who comes to one of these restaurants and doesn’t get it? The cool part is that it had scallops.
We also had their duck poppers which were the special appetizers of the day.
I was craving Chinese food since we don’t find much of that in Guatemala. I ordered their sesame chicken. It was completely different than others I’ve had, but in the best of ways. The sauce was really fresh.
However my absolute favorite part of the experience was the wine. They had plum wine which is my absolute favorite. I could’ve sat here for hours just sipping on the wine.
Recommendations for Echo Restaurant
My first recommendation – You should make reservations. We arrived at 6 p.m. on a Wednesday and the restaurant was half full. In less than an hour it had filled up.
My second recommendation –The food comes out pretty quickly so take your time. Order your drinks and appetizers first and wait until you have savored everything before you order the main dishes.
Information for Visiting Echo Restaurant
Address: 230A Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Phone: (561) 802-4222
Monday to Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 – 10:30
Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00