Thursday, July 15, 2010

ZED451 Named Best of Boca

In Boca Raton Magazine's Annual Best of Boca and Beyond Issue, the Mussels at ZED451 were names on of the "Appetizers we Love." They said: "Mussels in steamed broth at Zed 451 in Mizner Park receive a thumbs-up (we love that sassy little bar menu)..."

One of the judges for the annual awards also commented, “Zed 451 [at Mizner Park] has the absolute best mussels in town!”

It only gets better, every Monday - Saturday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and again from 9:30 p.m to Close, plus all day on Sunday -- all appetizer and drinks (including the mussels) are half-price! You can't find a better deal than that. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Times: Zed451 Steps Up Its Game

By Eric Barton
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Usually when we bash a restaurant, as we did with a review of Zed451 in November 2008, the place fades into restaurant obscurity and eventually quietly closes. It's not that restaurant critics have a crystal ball — it's just that bad restaurants tend to die early deaths. Not so with Zed, which took its early lumps as lessons.

First off, this churrasquería-style restaurant lowered its prices: The salad-bar-only option dropped from $33 to $22, and the full meat parade went from $59 to $44. Brunch on Sundays is a downright steal at $24, which includes breakfast fare on the salad bar, the churrasquería meats, and a dessert station. For those not interested in the roving meats, Zed added a new à la carte menu.

The restaurant also solved the issue of bland offerings, and now the "harvest table" includes creative and flavorful dishes like spiced Fuji apple salad, watermelon with feta, mini-bruscetta-stuffed tomatoes with balsamic reduction, and a radically creamy and spicy tomato soup with garlic-crusted croutons. The offerings were enough to keep two vegetarians in our group busy long after the meat eaters quit. And there's plenty to sample when it comes to the meat: The roving chefs doling out slices of skewered meat serve such gems as New Zealand red deer meat with a red wine reduction, braised Asian pork belly, Moroccan chicken, and a bottom sirloin marinated for four days in herbed buttermilk. If you haven't quit after all that, go for the s'more pie, a tart of graham cracker with a roasted marshmallow center, a bittersweet chocolate ganache, a sour cherry compote, and two kinds of ice cream.

Yeah, Zed451 fixed its problems, and we're glad it listened.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ZED451 – The Art of a La Carte

ZED451 introduces a new savory Small Plates Menu and a la carte selections in addition to its American Churrasco menu. New additions give guests the chance to try ZED offerings in smaller portions.

The new Small Plates choices range from a fire-grilled Ribeye with balsamic glazed onions ($14) to an Asian Pork Belly in five-spice hoisin sauce ($10). For those who prefer fish, Chef’s selections include seared Rare Ahi Tuna with miso soy vinaigrette ($12) or citrus dusted Salmon ($12). New a la carte selections include citrus rosemary seasoned Double-cut Lamb Chops ($19), Grilled Prawns and Diver Scallops with a house made basil oil and summer ratatouille ($15) and the acclaimed ZED Kobe Burger ($14).

“We listened to our guests,” explained Chef Steve Byrne, director of culinary operations. “ZED51 offers a truly unique culinary experience, and now with a la carte options, people will have more reasons to visit.”

The restaurant will continue to serve its award winning American Churrasco experience in addition to the new items. Billed as the ultimate ZED experience, the unlimited menu includes up to sixteen daily creations of meats, fish, poultry and game served tableside by the Chefs who prepare them.

The American Churassco experience includes the abundant Summer Harvest Tables, laden with a selection of seasonal fresh fruits, charcuterie, artisan breads and composed salads. The full American Churrasco menu is $44 per person, or guests can opt for the Summer Harvest Tables alone for $22 per person. House made desserts created by renowned Pastry Chef, Kate Milashus, include Mango Crème Brulee ($10) and Butterscotch Bread Pudding ($10).

ZED451 is open seven days a week for dinner starting at 4 p.m., and Sunday brunch starting at 11 a.m. Complimentary valet parking is available. For more information or to make reservations, please call (561) 3-ZED451 or visit
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