Redesigned Hilton West Palm Beach restaurant combines culinary, visual arts

The Hilton West Palm Beach reopened Galley, a restaurant that combines visual and culinary arts, after a redesign. Photo credit: Hilton West Palm Beach

Galley, the global restaurant blending visual and culinary arts, has reopened at Hilton West Palm Beach, Fla., following a redesign. Located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach's emerging cultural district, the mid-century modern-designed restaurant features a new menu, a mixology bar, a pizza oven and a wood-fire master grill, paired with a curated contemporary art collection.

Design

Inspired by the local district’s growing art and culture, Galley features a contemporary collection curated by Related and Eaton Fine Art. The restaurant walls are lined with novelties such as a vintage album design for the Talking Heads by Robert Rauschenberg, a Warhol vs. Basquiat exhibit poster from the 80’s, totemic posts carved in Cameroon by Tucker Robbins and works from local artists including Brenda Haim, Megan James and Christina Cernik. An homage to its proximity to the ocean, the restaurant also boasts refurbished pieces from old ships, vintage wooden mirrors and a large wall art installation made from recycled buoys from local nautical warehouse, Culpepper Nautical.

The artful design flows beyond the dining room and into the kitchen with a mosaic-tiled Marra Forni pizza oven and oversized robata grill. A 25-foot nana wall opens to a lush outdoor oasis featuring terrazzo and marble flooring with furniture by Milan-based furnishings company, Unopiu. The open-air terrace is complete with an expansive, custom fire pit.

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 “The artwork on display throughout the hotel and in Galley comes from every corner of the world and the dishes and drinks we serve reflect that global influence,” said John L. Parkinson, GM. “Locals and visitors alike are blown away by this level of creative food and artistic character at a Hilton.”

Dishes

Galley’s new menu features farm-to-table cuisine infused with global flavors. Signature dishes include a selection of international shared plates, local mushroom pizza, grilled lamb chops bathed in a mint and jalapeño chutney, wood-fired Tomahawk steaks and Scottish salmon. The culinary team’s forward-thinking style provides an interactive experience for guests, including potted herbs at each table for DIY seasoning. The revamped menu showcases the best dishes of the season through partnerships with local farms, such as nearby Swank Specialty Produce.  

Drinks

The experiential mixology bar evokes a speakeasy feeling upon entering. The creative cocktail menu features JP’s Rum Runner made with locally produced Island Company Rum, Galley’s Pisco Sour, which uses a bitter “spray” to achieve its unique design, and the aptly-named G.O.P.A.L. blending gin, orange marmalade, pure cane, aromatics and lemon.

The tableside cocktails offer a personalized approach to mixology, including the Smoked Old Fashioned, which is presented in a smoking globe at the table.

 Hilton West Palm Beach also offers casual dining and locally curated grab-and-go:

  • Manor: Inspired by a traditional Palm Beach-style manor home serving breakfast and lunch daily with seasonal ingredients from nearby Swank Farms,
  • Provisions: Stocked with locally sourced gourmet salads, pressed juices and native beer,
  • La Playa: Featuring poolside cocktails and bites.

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