Address:106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL
By: Sarah Dunn
WHAT TO EXPECT
Just a few blocks from downtown Delray Beach is a historic gem worth exploring. Constructed in 1902, The Sundy House is the oldest house in Delray Beach. It’s an official historic landmark. Nestled within an unforgettable one-acre botanical garden featuring charming gazebos, babbling brooks, and lush landscaping. Today, Sundy House is home to Taru, a brand new restaurant helmed by Chef James Strine. The restaurant’s debut and the hotel’s reopening are cause for celebration and some exciting new events, including a weekend brunch and monthly Havana Nights.
The menu is a collection of American classics with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, referred to as “New Florida Cuisine” by Chef Strine. They offer traditional and local chilled seafood appetizers and entrees. The best parts of their menu are the “culture” and “comfort” selections. The “Culture” section has an exotic flair and includes Asian rice dishes, fish tacos, and the Chef’s take on poutine. The “Comfort” items include popcorn shrimp, baked cannelloni, and some of our favorites.
WHAT TO ORDER
We recommend that you start your meal with the Tomato Salad. This is not your everyday salad; it showcases Florida heirloom tomatoes marinated in aged sherry, topped with miniature grilled cheese croutons.
We loved the “Comfort” dishes, our favorite being the Turkey and Stuffing Croquettes. These are exactly what they sound like, croquettes that taste like Thanksgiving! Each bite is like a warm, crispy forkful of stuffing and turkey, dipped into a sweet and savory cranberry mayo.
You must order the Rice Noodles and Clams, classically prepared with garlic and white wine. And elevated by the addition of the bone marrow and Thai basil.
How to score a table
Book your table HERE.
Taru at Sundy House offers outdoor seating with socially distanced tables and disposable paper menus.