Inspired by the sun and sea that is Chef Julien Gremaud’s St. Tropez heritage, Avocado Grill is a celebration of South Florida’s local, vibrant flavors. Each day’s menu offers a new world of possibilities created from ultra-seasonal ingredients that become imaginative culinary experiences.
Our atmosphere is as inspiring as our food. Located on Datura Street in an area where the fun and fashionable gather in Downtown West Palm Beach, we’re the spot for people who love artisanal small plates, a coastal-fresh raw bar and creative craft cocktails served in a relaxed and friendly vibe. And coming this winter, we’re bringing the Avocado Grill concept to Downtown at the Gardens, soon to become Palm Beach Gardens’ newest hotspot.
“Nothing excites me more than working with local artisans and purveyors to create inspired dishes our patrons can savor again and again.” –Chef Julien Gremaud
Located at 125 Datura Street, steps from West Palm Beach’s idyllic Intracoastal Waterway.
Reservations are strongly recommended and available through OpenTable.com.
Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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We take pride in our artisanal menu featuring locally sourced, hand-picked ingredients. As part of Avocado Grill’s mission and vision, serving farm-to-table fare benefits not only our valued patrons and guests, but also our local and global environments.
“Sustainability and carbon reduction are important cultural, and culinary, benchmarks and they’re why I source most of my ingredients locally,”
–Chef Julien Gremaud
There’s always a buzz at Avocado Grill. Our happy hours are a refreshing way to end the day or start the night with our signature bar bites, raw bar and drink specials. And on Sundays, our brunch party with a DJ and live entertainment rocks downtown well into the afternoon. Never miss an occasion to celebrate with us by signing up for our email.
Avocado Grill is widely praised by those in the know. Below you can find a few of our latest reviews.
Kelly Best Davidson - FL
Delicious, unique preparations. Highly recommend Mango Habenero Ceviche, Octopus with Fingerling Potatoes and my favorite, the Scallops with Creamy Grits and Corn Salsa.
Colin C - United Kingdom
While on vacation in Florida we drove from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. As we were not in a hurry we decided that e should detour off the freeway to have a look at Palm Beach and find some lunch. A little research ahead of the trip and we found the Avocado Grill.This turned out to be an excellent detour and a wonderful lunch. As a family, we agreed that the food we had here was the best on our 2.5 week stay in the US.Portion sizes were absolutely spot on - not the usual massive plates that most place we visited served - and the food was so tasty. Absolutely recommend this - and if you are alcohol free then go for the lemonade. Service was friendly and very helpful - one of our party is lactose intolerant and the staff were so helpful and accommodating.
Rebekah B. - Winter Park, FL
Avocado Grill had been sitting on my "to do" list for some time so I finally decided to drop in during my most recent trip to West Palm Beach with a co-worker and I was not disappointed. This place is called AVOCADO Grill for a reason. Basically, everything on the menu includes avocado. Being a lover of anything and everything with avocado, this had me extremely excited. I'll start with the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's on the smaller side. We dined here on a weeknight so it wasn't too crowded. The decor is casual but trendy. And the service was top-notch.On to the food. It was fantastic. We started with the guacamole. Really, really good. For our main course, we went for a crab salad - an item on their specialty menu that week. So flavorful and delicious! This was one of those spots where literally everything on the menu appealed to me so I will absolutely be back to try more!
Since Avocado Grill opened its doors in 2014, it has been recognized as one of Florida’s best.
Best Indie Restaurant
The Palm Beach Post’s Critics Choice Awards 2016
Best New Restaurant
Florida Trend Golden Spoon Awards 2015
Best New Restaurant
Palm Beach Post 2014
Rising Star Chef
Palm Beach Post 2014
Chef Gremaud grew up under the glittery, culinary backdrop of Saint-Tropez, France. He wanted to be a professional chef for as long as he can remember and credits his mother for inspiring him to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant. As a child, Julien spent many delightful hours learning the basics of French cooking under her patient instruction in the family’s kitchen. She equipped her son with the confidence and skill to become a professional pantry chef at just 14 years of age.
Shortly after that, Julien left France to hone his cooking and administrative skills at several of the finest restaurants in the UK including London’s Le Colombier and Goolies. In 2000, he arrived in the US at the age of twenty to hold consecutive positions at two of Chicago’s leading French restaurants: Le Francais and Le Vichyssois.
In 2002, he relocated to South Florida and accepted the position of personal chef for notable celebrities on Jupiter Island and Palm Beach Island. Chef Gremaud joined Pistache French Bistro in 2009 as a consultant, moving up to executive chef within weeks. His innovative approach to Francophile cuisine quickly transitioned the restaurant into a food critic favorite, garnering numerous accolades. Two years later, he was promoted to partner and co-opened Palm Beach’s famed seafood eatery, PB Catch. Finally, in fall 2014, Chef Gremaud opened the doors of Avocado Grill in downtown West Palm Beach.
In spite of a non-stop schedule, Chef Gremaud has been a frequent participant at a large number of local charity events that mark the Palm Beach social calendar. On his occasional day off Julien loves spending time with his wife, Tristan, and son, and their labrador retriever. He also enjoys spinning at his turntable (he’s been a DJ since he was a teenager) and traveling around the world to source exotic ingredients and discover non-traditional culinary practices.
Award-winning Chef Nathan Snow brings an Italian flair to Avocado Grill’s uniquely inspired menu. He shares Chef Julien’s dedication to full flavors, locally sourced. As chef-owner of one of Zagat’s 1500 Best Restaurants in America, he worked closely with local farmers and perfected his rustic cooking, making everything from scratch and becoming a world-class pasta maker. The Institute of Culinary Education, New York City, trained chef brought those skills to South Florida in late 2016 as his family relocated in search of warmer weather, and Avocado Grill patrons have reaped the benefits since.
Hawaiian Polynesian influences on the Avocado Grill menu are thanks to Chef Ben Awad, who spent 14 years in the islands perfecting his fresh, vibrant culinary style that perfectly complements Chef Julien’s creativity. Ben took the initiative to self-train as a chef and learned from many others along the way, from upstate New York, to America’s southernmost state. His drive has led him to successfully open new restaurants during his career, proving he’s just as talented outside the kitchen as he is in it.
He has always been a man on the move. At age 14, he took his first job in Italy at his local pizzeria to make enough money to buy a scooter. At 18, he flew to Los Angeles in the summers to work for Bice Ristorante, moved permanently to the U.S. at age 25, and climbed his way up Bice’s corporate ladder from busboy to assistant controller within 10 years. Diego was responsible for opening five different restaurants with Bice from the ground up between Los Angeles and Miami. He completely remodeled and re-launched two other restaurants in addition to a Gourmet Burger Bar and an Authentic Italian Gelateria on the beach right by Café Med at the Wyndham Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Florida where he served as general manager for six years before being hired by Chef Gremaud. What excites Diego most is a dining room packed to the rim, staff bustling with efficiency and happy guests who can’t wait to return with friends.