Restaurant Evaluation: Costa by OK&M

Boynton Seaside’s OK&M café crew has expanded into Delray Seaside with Costa by OK&M. The unique Natural Kitchen & Mercantile, just some blocks from the seaside, is an informal breakfast and lunch spot well-liked with locals for its contemporary, natural salads, juices and deli. Its sister idea, Costa, takes chef/proprietor Coton Stine’s dedication to farm-to-table fare to an elevated degree with its seasonal menu. Working intently with native farms and distributors, Stine curates deliciously wholesome dishes that tempt your palate whereas fueling your physique.

The nook house is snug and embraces pure parts from its wicker chairs, lanterns and placemats to its greenery and expansive sliding doorways that lead out to Fifth Avenue. Conserving true to its DNA, Costa is open for breakfast day by day and brunch on the weekends along with its lunch and dinner service. The primary a part of the menu, designed to be shared, is split into small starters, salads and boards (assume cheese, flatbreads and spreads). Most, if not all, the picks seemed attention-grabbing and known as to me, so it was troublesome to slim down my order. For these with dietary restrictions, the dishes are clearly labeled gluten-free or vegan, which provides a way of ease to the expertise. Entrees and shareable sides embrace quite a lot of choices like steak, pasta, seafood and greens.

Beets and burrata

I normally favor to dip my bread in olive oil, however I couldn’t get sufficient of the whipped butter (made with avocado oil) that kicked off our dinner. It was adopted by the beets and burrata ($24), a fantastically introduced dish highlighting tangy beets resting on pesto that begged to be slathered on each the beets and creamy cheese. The beets have been drizzled with house-made granola and a touch of honey that gave this appetizer layers of taste. I’d fortunately eat this day by day. I additionally tried the crab boulet ($24), which have been aesthetically paying homage to hush puppies or conch fritters. I might style the contemporary crabmeat within the frivolously fried balls that sat on an pleasing candy corn husk puree. The heritage pork stomach ($22) was small items of the premium pork coated in a turmeric caramel glaze. Every barely seared, tender morsel that I popped into my mouth hit my palate with an addictive stability of candy and savory.

Heritage pork stomach

I ordered the contemporary catch, and the hearty potion of a number of yellowtail filets mirrored Latin and Caribbean influences with the savory coconut lemongrass broth and crispy tostones. The grass-fed petite filet was beneficial, and for steak lovers it gained’t disappoint. The a la carte dishes will be paired with a number of sides just like the asparagus or truffle air fries. One of the simplest ways to deal with the menu subsequent time can be to curate a night of shareable dishes; the number of intriguing small plates and boards would make a enjoyable night of tapas.


502 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/501-6115
PARKING: Avenue parking, close by parking heaps
HOURS: Solar., 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
PRICES: $14- $56

This text is from the February 2023 problem of Boca journal. For extra like this, click on right here to subscribe to the journal.