Grato to Open for Lunch Beginning August 8th

Posted on Aug 5 2016 - 9:30am by Cristyle
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Lunch Hours Begin Monday, August 8

Grato, the new Italian eatery by Chef Clay Conley and partners, will soon be expanding its hours to include daily lunch service. Starting August 8, daytime diners will be able to indulge in some of the same handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas that made Grato an instant hit since opening earlier this year. Lunch service will run Monday through Saturday, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Sundays will continue to open at 11:00AM and feature exclusive brunch items in addition to lunch choices.

While some dinner dishes will have their place on the lunch menu, weekday offerings will also feature entrée salads such as the Confit Tuna ($16) with Romano beans, shaved fennel, potato, olives and red wine vinaigrette and the Summer Panzanella ($14) with rotisserie chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes and garlic croutons, along with sandwiches such as the Porchetta ($13) with Italian ham, mustard, pickles, and caciocavallo cheese and the Meatball ($12) with mozzarella and pesto. Varying handmade pastas, like the Gemeli ($15.50) with rock shrimp, prosciutto, artichoke and tomato, will regularly be unveiled for daytime guests.

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“We really want to serve our local community, and offering lunch service is a natural evolution of a neighborhood restaurant,” said Conley.

During lunch hours, guests can also enjoy favorites from Grato’s dinner menu including the Heirloom Tomato Salad ($12) with herbed ricotta, basil and focaccia toasts, as well as brick-oven pizzas including the Greek ($19) with feta cream, Calabrese salami, romaine, kalamata olives and pepperoncini or the Mushroom ($20) with asparagus, roasted tomatoes and fontina. Pastas such as the Bucatini Carbonara ($14) with bacon, ham, English peas and egg, the Spaghetti Nero ($24) with lobster, chilies and “coral” crumbs and the Paccheri ($13.5) with “Sunday gravy” meat sauce and ricotta will also be available in lunch-sized portions.

A catering menu with group-sized offerings of pastas and salads will soon be available as well.

Beginning August 8, Grato will be open for

lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30AM-2:30PM

and for dinner daily at 4:30PM;

Sunday Brunch begins at 11:00AM.

Located at 1901 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, reservations are recommended at 561-404-1334 or

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James Beard Award-nominated Chef Clay Conley and his restaurants have been recognized in national and international publications including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, NY Post, Robb Report, Conde Nast Traveler, Miami Herald, Fodor’s, Boston Globe and USA Today. Buccan is listed as Forbes Travel Guide’s “hottest spot” in Palm Beach and as Esquire’s “Where to Eat in South FL Now,” and has received “Best Restaurant” honors from all area publications. Clay has also cooked on Emeril’s Florida, featured on both the Food Network and Cooking Channel, PBS’s The Victory Garden, The Today Show and Fox and Friends.

The partnership team includes Conley, Sam Slattery and Piper Quinn. They opened Buccan in Palm Beach, FL in 2011 as a modern American grill featuring exceptional cuisine in a casually sophisticated setting. In 2012, Imoto, an intimate, Asian-focused extension of Buccan opened, followed by Buccan Catering, which caters events both on and off premises. The Sandwich Shop at Buccan opened in 2014. Grato, a modern Italian concept, is the group’s first restaurant in West Palm Beach.

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!