The Palm Beach County Village of Wellington, FL., just got a bit more tasty with the opening of Maxwell’s Plum. Giving off a “Palm Beach meets New York City’’vibe, the eatery features a raw bar, tapas, entrée options and handcrafted for every taste. The cocktails: handcrafted.
“We are excited to have opened with ‘season’ here in Wellington,” said owner Jenny Oz LeRoy. “I grew up in the original Maxwell’s Plum and loved what the restaurant meant to so many. In day to day travels we always hear the most incredible stories from those who visited. It became a dream of mine to open a new Maxwell’s Plum and what better place than Wellington?!”
LeRoy, great-granddaughter of Jack Warner, a legendary Hollywood director, producer, and one of the founders of the iconic film studio, Warner Brothers, spent her youth in NYC’s iconic Tavern on the Green, The Russian Tea Room, and the original Maxwell’s Plum, each of which her parents, Kay and Warner LeRoy, owned and operated.
Among the menu favorites are The menu already has standout favorites are house made chips and Truffled French Onion Dip; Steak Tartare with wagyu terres major, smoked egg yolk, traditional garnish and crostini; and Whole Roasted Yellowtail Snapper with olives, capers and lemon confit. Pizzas, steaks, chops and a full raw bar round out the menu.
As the original Maxwell’s Plum was known for being a showcase filled with Art Nouveau decor, kaleidoscopic stained-glass ceilings and walls, Tiffany lamps, ceramic animals, etched glass, and crystal, LeRoy knew that opening a new location without several pieces of art from the iconic NYC location would be a miss. She was able to incorporate pieces into the new look while keeping that fresh, South Florida feel.
“My dad was very theatrical and larger than life in his trademark paisley suits. Maxwell’s Plum is where he met my mom and basically where I grew up,” LeRoy said. “He hand-selected so many of the décor pieces and I wanted to honor him by bringing them here.”
Maxwell’s Plum is currently serving dinner Wednesday – Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. Happy Hour/Social Hour is 5-7 p.m. daily.