Monday, February 21, 2011

E.R. Bradley's Saloon - West Palm Beach's waterfront draw

E.R. Bradley’s Saloon
104 S. Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Breakfast (Mon-Sat, 7:30-10:30 a.m.) lunch, dinner, Happy Hour and Sunday Brunch (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
561-833-3520 – Call for hours not listed

By Jane Feehan

E.R. Bradley’s Saloon sits as an anchor to Clematis Street, entertainment central for West Palm Beach. It’s a large, mostly open air establishment with a youngish, party ambiance at night. During weekend days the place pulls in all ages – and families.  An enclosed area with a bar and tables serves as a staging area for their popular Sunday brunch (about $16) and as an air conditioned refuge during the sweltering summer months.

Lake Worth Lagoon with Flagler Museum (reddish roof) 
Food is not primarily what draws patrons to E.R. Bradley’s; a stop here is also for the view of Lake Worth Lagoon with its boat traffic, an outdoor venue to meet and party with friends or a place to enjoy a drink or two (don't forget the saloon part in its name). Mixed drinks tend to be pricey, starting at $10, the norm for a place that attracts tourists. The menu, some items with a hint of Mexico and the Caribbean, presents a mix of bar food (nachos, quesadillas), good burgers, a small selection of sandwiches, standard steak and chicken options and the obligatory Florida seafood dishes. Most of the menu is fairly good – not gourmet.  Stay away from the Caesar salads; they’re meager and tasteless.

 E.R. Bradley’s Saloon is not Palm Beach. If you’re looking for something more sedate and upscale, with the clientele to match, drive across one of the bridges to “the Island.” Some restaurants there are not much more expensive.

Service at E.R. Bradley’s is fair. Parking is available in one of the many lots along Datura, a short walk to the restaurants. Cost is $5 for two hours with each additional hour at $2.
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Tags: West Palm Beach dining, West Palm waterfront dining, outdoor bar, Sunday brunch, breakfast in West Palm Beach

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