Fries To Caviar
Fries to Caviar: 6299 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487
Fries to Caviar is a small restaurant in a nondescript strip mall. We almost missed the restaurant as we were driving on federal highway. But luckily the GPS took us to the right place. When we drove up it was pretty much an empty parking lot with only about 3-4 cars in it. Our group of six consisted of four of our best friends out for a Sunday dinner.
Once inside, there is a bar area to the right side and the main restaurant is to the left. You can eat in both spots, and not one person was sitting at the bar. Only one table was already seated when we entered. One of our friends who eats here a lot told us that this was very unusual. Most of the time the restaurant is very busy and you may have to wait for a table.
We started off with our group having a drink at Fries to Caviar. Some of us chose the special of the day which really quenched our thirst. We chose a few appetizers for the table. The Baby Wedge made with Iceberg Lettuce, Bason, Classic Blue Cheese dressing, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Red Onion. We also had the Housemade Mozzarella and Tomato, and a few had the squid appetizer special. Each and every one of us really enjoyed the flavors that exploded in our mouths.
The main courses is where we had some of the most variety in choices. I personally went for the Filet Mignon special, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. They cooked it perfectly and the side items added to the deliciousness of the dish. There was a Seafood Paella special that was filled with mussels, clams, shrimp, and fish over yellow rice in a very tasty sauce. This particular dish was the choice of two of our group.
Chicken Schnitzel was Kevin’s choice which was served with cognac mushroom gravy and accompanied by mashed potatoes with asparagus. He said that the food was cooked perfectly and the gravy enhanced the breaded chicken. One of the table favorites was the House-made squid ink fettuccine. It looks very cool to see the squid ink in the fettucine with a red sauce made from fresh tomatoes. Mixed in was a good serving of shrimp and calamari with toasted garlic fresh herbs and some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). Vegan vegetable curry was an odd mix, but a welcome addition from one of our friends that likes to try interesting vegetarian dishes. There was a good mix of fresh vegetables in a mild thai curry sauce with lemongrass and cilantro.
And since two of our friends were celebrating their birthdays, we were surprised with a delicious puff pastry with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. We each dug in to try it and all ended up with smiles on our faces.
We would all recommend this place and feel it should be one of those regular stops.
Pricing: $$$ – $$$$ for dinner, depending on drinks you buy and appetizers