287 E. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Lunch and dinner
Monday : 11:30 a.m. 12 a.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30-12 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: open until 1 a.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
By Jane Feehan
Busy and noisy, expensive and trendy – that’s Too Bizarre. Overstuffed sofas and chairs, decorated interior balconies, ornate chandeliers, and stained glass lamps creatively thrown together provide a unique setting for drinking and dining. With a name that reflects its décor more than anything else, Too Bizarre is a gathering spot for the 20 and 30 somethings of north Palm Beach County.
The food is not as enchanting as the setting.
The menu, touted as Thai, is not authentic with its overly sweet and less-than-spicy dishes. What they list as tapas run about twice as much as tapas in other places I’ve dined at from Washington D.C to Miami. I sampled Thai Dumplings for $13 from the tapas menu; they were tasty but small. Fellow diner chose another tapas item – stuffed mushrooms for $16. The mushrooms topped with crabmeat were watery, tough and poorly prepared with the “gills” or membranes still intact. My main course was an Asian Crepe for $20. Rather than a paper thin soft pancake, the meal came in a crispy, fried, thickish casing with a bizarrely sweet interior concoction. Companion ordered a Thai pizza for one - $14. With a random piece of chicken and some raw broccoli, this dish also proved to be a disappointment. The bill, which included three glasses of wine and a tip came to $108. I don’t mind paying for good food, but it wasn’t good here for any amount of money.
Another thing – Too Bizarre is too dark inside. Bring a flashlight to read the menu. This establishment doesn’t have much competition among the youngish set; that may account for its popularity. Service: good. ©2010 Jane Feehan. All rights reserved. Jupiter restaurants, Palm Beach County, Florida