Palm Beach Restaurants: Swifty’s

Once an Upper East Side favorite, Swifty’s opened its doors as a pop-up at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach for the first time in 2019 after shuttering its doors in New York in 2016. Following the pop-up’s success, the restaurant, owned by Robert Caravaggi, opened a permanent location at The Colony and remains a popular dining destination on the island, attracting the same regulars that once frequented the Upper East Side location. Featuring an alfresco setup in the hotel’s outdoor hanging garden and poolside (giving it a much-welcomed Palm Beach twist), the restaurant features live entertainment under the palms. The menu serves old Swifty’s favorites like the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and Crab Cakes, and Palm Beach-themed cocktails like “The Sailfish” and “Pink Paradise.” Exciting new additions to the menu this season include the Whole Grilled Branzino Stuffed with Fennel and Lemon, Seared Peppered Tuna, and Chickpea Fritters. 

Images courtesy of Annie Watt
Robert Caravaggi and Executive Chef Tom Whitaker
The Bacon-wrapped meatloaf