Palms West Monthly
Posted Sept. 3, 2012
Diners and shoppers visiting CityPlace soon will have more tempting choices as four new destination restaurants will be opening there in downtown West Palm Beach.
The new eateries include Brazilian-themed Pampas Grille, Mellow Mushroom pizzeria, Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar and the upscale bowling lounge Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grille.
“Visitors come to CityPlace because they enjoy the experience that comes with shopping and dining here, and we’re looking forward to the opening of these exciting new restaurant concepts,” said R. Webber Hudson, executive vice president of Related Urban, a mixed-use division of Related Companies, responsible for leasing and marketing at CityPlace.
Specializing in traditional South American grilling, Pampas Grille will open its doors in CityPlace this fall. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant will be located at the south end of CityPlace on Okeechobee Boulevard. Pampas Grille also has locations in Las Vegas, New York City and San Francisco.
The signature of Pampas Grille is its Surf and Turf Rodizio, featuring unlimited servings of fresh seafood of the day and grilled meats including picanaha, barbecue pork, grilled chicken, smoked ham and pineapple, Brazilian sausage and turkey wrapped in bacon, all hand carved table-side.
“The Side Bar” offers more than 50 items such as fresh vegetables, pre-designed salads, soups, and Pampas Grille’s famous cheese breads.
The popular pizzeria franchise Mellow Mushroom will open its newest restaurant on the east side of CityPlace on the corner of South Rosemary Avenue and Okeechobee Boulevard.
Signature menu items at the 7,000-square-foot restaurant will include specialty pizzas with psychedelic and 70s music-inspired names to match the eclectic décor.
Some of the most popular dishes include the “Magical Mystery Tour” with a pesto-based pizza and crust, topped with mushrooms, mozzarella, feta cheese, spinach and jalapeños; the “Kosmic Karma” with red sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, feta cheese, mozzarella and a pesto swirl; the “Thai Dye” and the “Maui Wowie,” a twist on the classic Hawaiian pizza.
Diners can build their own pizzas or choose from a list of calzones, salads, hoagies, “munchies” and gluten-free options. An extensive beer menu features local brews as well as favorites from around the world.
Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar
Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar is opening on the second level of CityPlace near City Cellar. The restaurant will feature a Latin-fusion menu of authentic main courses and tapas for lunch and dinner. More than 15 varieties of mojitos will be offered, in addition to daiquiris and other cocktails.
The nearly 8,000-square-foot space will feature a dining room with high-top tables facing the stage where bands will play Cuban music and a mix of other live entertainment. Other décor highlights include a “fresh fruit bar” on the patio and “green garden bar” inside, as well as genuine Cuban furniture and a lounge filled with couches.
Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grille
CityPlace’s biggest addition will be the new bowling lounge concept by Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grille – an upscale bowling experience geared to both family and nightlife fun.
The 35,000-square-foot facility will open at the north end of the property between Macy’s and Publix. It will feature 20 state-of-the-art bowling lanes surrounded by plush leather couches and the leading scoring technology.
Along with bowling, Revolutions will offer easy fare for bowlers and other CityPlace guests at its in-house restaurant, The Grille. The luxury, full-service sports bar will serve a variety of regional offerings.
In addition to dining, the venue will feature a sports theater with more than two dozen LED screens, the latest in video gaming with a large redemption arcade, VIP rooms and live entertainment.
Revolutions is part of the Frank Entertainment Companies, which develop, own, operate and manage more than 150 entertainment venues including nickelodeons, motion picture theatres, arcades, restaurants, nightclubs, bowling centers, game centers and family entertainment centers.