Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jetty's, Jupiter Florida: a restaurant's minimalist approach

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Waterfront dining thrives in Jupiter
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Jetty’s Restaurant       
1075 N. Highway A1A
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Monday-Thursday: 5-9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5-10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Jetty’s provides a grand view of the Jupiter Lighthouse and inlet from its waterside patio. That’s a good thing because it falls short in several ways.

Seafood is the reason most dine at this spot and they do a great job with it. They also serve some good steaks.  But this is another eatery that doesn’t get the notion that a meal is more than the featured entrĂ©e.   Salads come wilted, bread is meager and vegetable accompaniments are minimal.  Prices average $30 for an entree, which is the norm for the area.

If there isn’t  a table available on the deck, leave. The interior is gloomy and filled with Denny's-style booths in vinyl. The bar – and this is what astounds me because they ignore it as a profit center – faces a dark corner of the interior without a view.  It’s merely a waiting room, so to speak, not a mood setter.

Jetty’s seems to have taken the minimalist approach with everything but the good seafood they serve. That said, they do draw in the business.  But with service focused on turning tables, a diner can walk out feeling like a number rather than an appreciated customer. Copyright©2010. Jane Feehan. All rights reserved. Enter city in search box on right for more restaurants in area. 

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