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Who we are


Fall 2014....

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Who we are


Fall 2014....

When it comes to wining and dining in downtown West Palm Beach, Avocado Grill reigns supreme, as it is without doubt the kind of restaurant that food lovers love. And for good reason. Grilled, spiced or seared, every morsel is délicieux.
— WPB Magazine

florida trend golden spoon award winner for best new restaurant 2015 & Voted "2014 best new restaurant" and "2014 rising star chef" julien gremaud by the palm beach post.

welcome to avocado grill

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

Come Join Us.

Located at 125 Datura Street, steps from West Palm Beach’s idyllic Intracoastal Waterway. 

Reservations are strongly recommended and available through OpenTable.com. 

Lunch

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

dinner

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.

brunch

Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

GIFT CARDS

AG Gift Cards now available for purchase online!

 

 

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A true farm-to-table experience


A true farm-to-table experience


farm-to-table is more thaN our menu. It's our mission!

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.

REVIEWS

Avocado Grill is widely praised by those in the know. Below you can find a few of our latest reviews. 

YELP:

5 stars
10/22/17

If I could give this place 10 stars I would.  Some friends and I were in town for a concert and we were looking for a place to eat dinner.  Of course I immediately went to my YELP app to look for a place.  I choose this place because it was vegan friendly for some in our group and because we all love avocados!  The last time I went to a restaurant with this level of service it was a fancy, ritzy one.  It truly was impressive.

FACEBOOK:

5 Stars
10/14/17
Excellent food and services. As soon as we arrived the hostess was very accommodating. She went out of her way to give us a good table since we had our baby stroller with us. We then had the pleasure of having Chip as our waiter and he was amazing. He gave us great recommendation for dinner and because of him our experience was so much more enjoyable. My husband and I will definitely be back and we will recommend this restaurant\bar to all of our friends. Many compliments to the chef/owner !!

TRIP ADVISOR:

5 stars
9/24/17

Stopped in for Sunday brunch and were certainly not disappointed. Their brunch menu offers everything from Eggs Benedict to Ceviche to Hamburgers, Salads and more - quite extensive! Our group of 4 started with a generous portion of guacamole served with the tastiest homemade chips ever. My entree was ceviche -- delicious! I'm a big iced tea drinker, but only like freshly brewed (not made from concentrate). This was definitely one of the best servings of iced tea I've had in a long time! And the staff is outstanding. The owner walks around to make sure that everyone is not only satisfied, but glowing about the place -- bet he's never disappointed!

5 stars
9/23/17

We stopped by around 10:30 for lunch, only to find that they aren't open until 11:30. We asked if there was somewhere they would recommend that was already open. The server said, "nope...we are the best! We are worth the wait. Hang out until 11:15 and we will seat you then." Wow, are we glad we listened! The lunch we had was delicious! Tuna poke and grilled mahi sandwich with the scrumptious avocado margarita and cucumber smash. We loved it so much, we came back for dinner. At dinner we enjoyed the lamb slider, fish taco, steak taco and the best ceviche I've ever eaten. Followed by the sinful avocado Nutella mousse. The staff are friendly and committed to providing the best from the service to the food. Home run lunch followed by home run dinner! Great job Avocado Grill!!

AWARDS

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

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Our Staff


Our Staff


Julien Gremaud

EXECUTIVE CHEF

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.

Nathan Snow

Chef de Cuisine

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. 

Ben Awad

Sous Chef

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.

diego oppo

General Manager

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.