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An Exclusive Lunch at The Breakers Hotel

Updated on August 21, 2012

An Elegant Lunch Option

The Breakers
The Breakers

Most people would opt for lunch at a modest little get away by the beach any day of the week here in South Florida. The types and varieties of oceanfront restaurants are numerous and all offer a great view of the Atlantic. If you are wanting to dine in elegance, there is no better place than The Breakers located on Palm Beach island.

The hotel was founded by Henry Flagler, the great railroad tycoon, and is still operated by his descendants. It is a world famous hotel and offers visitors the same quality standards established decades earlier. It is located on 140 acres of lush oceanfront property and is a complete resort offering patrons amenities which include a spa, fitness center, 36 hole golf course, lovely outdoor gardens and courtyards. The architecture is Italian-Renaissance and gives one the feeling of being somewhere in Europe as they stroll through the buildings and gardens.

Other Trivia on The Breakers:

Hotel guests have a choice of eating at one of nine restaurants and five bars. Last year, we dined in one of the more private dining rooms which reminded us of a Mediterranean villa with its pastel walls, stately furniture and floral backdrops. The food menu consisted of fresh salads as well as heartier meal options such as pasta and gourmet burgers. We were not disappointed.

The shops located within the hotel cater to guests desiring upscale merchandise, including Ralph Lauren and Lilly Pulitzer. If you are wanting to take a dip, The Breakers has five pools to choose from, but with the ocean at its doorstep people often go for the beach.

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Our Luncheon Experience

My husband and I enjoy a date every week. Usually, we take in a calming get away at one of the moderate restaurants on our list, but this week we decided to celebrate my husband's birthday by splurging on one of our "bucket list" dining venues, The Breaker's Hotel Seafood Bar.

It's not every day we get to lunch in such an elaborate setting, so you can imagine the excitement we experienced during the whole time we visited the hotel. As you can see by the video, it does have some beautiful gardens, walkways and views of the Atlantic. The buildings are also quite a site and walking between them is reminiscent of Europe's finest.

We enjoyed strolling the ocean path that paralleled the beach. We watched the waves crash against the boulders and spray the beachcombers looking for seashells and small crabs. The breeze smelled of salt water and the seagulls floated along the air currents looking for small fish in the blue water. Occasionally, one of the birds would swoop down and come up with a small prize in its beak and sail off over the sand to enjoy its catch.

As we entered the restaurant, the ocean themed decor was relaxing and provided us a view of the ocean. The highlights of the decor were the water fountains between the booths and the aquarium bar which contained small tropical fish swimming among coral stones. Of course our meals were absolutely scrumptious! The fresh seafood was beyond description and truly was the best we have ever eaten.

Overall, our lunch was a memorable experience and one that we will not soon forget.

My Luncheon Choice

Fresh pecan-crusted cod, citrus mashed potatoes, and mango slaw served over a delicious coconut lime sauce!
Fresh pecan-crusted cod, citrus mashed potatoes, and mango slaw served over a delicious coconut lime sauce!

The Breaker's Hotel Located on Palm Beach Island

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      OK.. looking forward to it!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Teaches, that sounds great. I will let you know if I do decide to visit:)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Love, the Breakers is visited by people all over the world. If you have been there, then you know the amazing grounds and hotel that attracts people. You will have to make a trip down here again some day to say hello! Take care.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tour. This is an exquisite hotel. I was watching TV one day when a commercial for the Breakers Hotel came on and from that day, I was mesmerized! Such a lovely place to visit. I'm from Florida. The farthest beach that I've been to is West Palm. I'm sure that Palm Beach is lovely. I hope that you had a nice time celebrating your husband's birthday. I like the idea of the weekly dates. It spices up your relationship. That dish looks amazing! voting up!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Our weekly dates keep us young and active! Now that I see this recipe in your post again -- I am hungry for it. Thanks for your add to the hub, Life IS Beautiful. Your visit means much to me.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      I loved "Fresh pecan-crusted cod, citrus mashed potatoes, and mango slaw served over a delicious coconut lime sauce!" It looks mouth watering. It is so sweet that you and your husband still go out o weekly dates...:) glad you enjoyed a great day with your husband at a beautiful place and having mouthwatering, delicious food!

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      Have a great day ahead.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks! Will have to take a look at millionairetips hub on creating slideshows like you accomplished. I thought that it was great!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Peggy, I was so taken with the aquarium bar. It was so beautiful with the coral, rocks, and tropical fish swimming within it. Very peaceful. You know, that would make a good hub. I will work on that one, but it may take awhile due to detailing the steps first. I did get my basics from millionairetips who has a hub on the slideshow. I enjoyed our visit today. Take care.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a beautiful video and hub about your lunch at the Breakers Hotel. That aquarium bar was something to see along with the elegant ceilings and decor in general. Thanks for showing us this wonderful place. All up votes except funny and will share. BTW...a good hub would be to teach us how you accomplished making that video. It was wonderful!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Eddy, I appreciate your visit here, friend. You have a good day.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I save this one into my favourite hubs slot a brilliant read and lesson.

      Great work and here's to so many more to come.

      Eddy.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Moviemaker and Twentyfive, I think you wholeheartedly for stopping in here to visit. Appreciate your comments. Have a great week.

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      twentyfive 5 years ago

      I am salivating now. Wow food looks so yummy! That hotel looks royalty. Thank you for sharing this :) Great hub and video!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a fabulous hotel, how I would love to have lunch there, a plate of that delicious looking seafood would do nicely!

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful lunch date experience!

      Voting up.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Cogerson, I'm sure you and your wife would enjoy this resort. It is a mini city of its own and has so many activities to offer. If you come, we'll join you for lunch!

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      UltimateMovieRankings 5 years ago from Virginia

      I loved the video snapshots of the Hotel.....it looks like a wonderful place to visit....so beautiful and the food looks fantastic.....reading and viewing your hub almost makes me feel that I have now been there....I am sharing with my wife....as we are always looking for new places to go.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Lindacee, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. It was fun and so enjoyable to be by the ocean. Thanks!

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Oh, teaches, this is such a wonderful, descriptive Hub. I felt like I was right there with you. Your entree looks so yummy! What a fabulous, delicious and relaxing way to celebrate a special occasion!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I thank you for coming in for a look, MHatter.

      Drbj, thanks. I am going to call them and forward this -- good idea!

      Christy, we did enjoy our selves and you have to something special to celebrate birthdays at our age. Glad you stopped by.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The food looks good that you ordered, and how nice that you and your husband walk around and enjoy a date there. Thanks for including us in your lunch plans. A vote up of course.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Your Breakers tour and accompanying photos were so lovely and compelling, teaches, that the resort should offer to pay you to include this entire hub in their publicity flyer. Trust me.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What an experience! Thanks for sharing.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Alicia, I guess with nine restaurants you wouldn't lack for some type of variety every day. Thanks for the visit here and your support. Enjoy your day.

    • teaches12345 profile image
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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, TeacherJoe, thank you. I will let him know that you wished him a happy birthday. It was something he enjoyed much. Blessings, friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hey, Nell. Posh, is just the right word for this adventurous lunch date. We usually just grab a sandwich and walk a park or something. Thanks for coming by here.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Just thought some people might like to see what is behind the castle-like building. Thanks for your support of the hub, Molly. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks, Glimmer. I appreciate your comment here.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The Breakers Hotel looks like a very attractive place for a meal, teaches. A hotel with nine restaurants sounds very impressive! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and the description of the hotel.

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi teaches.

      I think it is great for you and your husband to get away once a week. Please wish him a happy birthday for me.

      God bless.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I am so jealous! lol! I loved the video, what an awesome place! and your description just made me want to jump on a plane! what a great place to visit, and its lovely to go 'posh' as we call it occasionally! lol! lovely, now wheres my plane ticket? lol!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Wow, Teaches! This is so beautiful and I loved "walking" along on your tour of this beautiful resort. I love hubs that take me vicariously to beautiful places. The Breakers is now on my wish list to visit, as well! Thanks for sharing your fantasy lunch date!

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      Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

      Ohhhh. This looks lovely. Neat video and hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Pollyannalana, thanks for the visit and comment on this hub. Take care.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      What a great job and the music to go with the video...superb!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Cleaner3, I appreciate your time visiting and commenting on the hub. Dating your spouse is one thing I encourage in a marriage. Our spouses have found it to make for a good solid relationship. Be blessed in your walk today, friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Unknown, thanks for stopping in here. So glad you enjoyed the video, it was a fun piece to put together. Be safe out there.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Janine, you deserve a vacation, come on down! My husband and I enjoyed the lunch, especially the fish. It's his favorite meal anytime and anywhere. I appreciate your support and value your following. Stay focused and well.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Congrats on the 100%, you really know how to tell if a fish is fresh or not. I knew that a good cook like you would ace this test! Thanks for the visit,votes and sharing. Blessings!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Dwachira, we did enjoy our outing, but the food is really what made our day. Fresh fish is something we truly love. I think I may just take up fishing. Thanks for your vote of support.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      teaches, thanks for sharing. my wife and me do this once in a while and it is the best recipe for romance when you are married. it also makes her feel very special . the food looks very yummy . in fact i better go eat something. bye.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Great hub all in all Dianna! the video is wonderful and the place sounds fantastic!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Dianna, this place looks and sounds amazing. Where can I sign up, lol!!! Seriously lovely place to celebrate your husband's birthday and thank you for sharing. I quite enjoyed the video and your story behind your visit there. Have voted up, shared and tweeted of course :)

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Oh wow that looks delicious! I made a 100 on the quiz...yea! I have to get to the Breaker's Hotel soon. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up, beautiful, useful, and shared! Kelley

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      You must have enjoyed your outing, Breaker's Hotel look awesome especially the lobby and the gardens are beautiful from the video. Voted up.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Lyricwriter, if you make it down this way look me up and we'll have lunch there! Thanks for the support of the hub. Enjoy your day.

      Bill, it's not the peaceful beauty of Washington state, but it's is relaxing. Thanks for coming by, friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very cool hub and video! Nice change of pace from your regular work. Of course, I am jealous! :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Teaches, voted up and all the way across but funny. WOW! Loved the video and music:) Such a glamorous place! If I ever make it down to Palm Beach, count me in! Great job on everything Teaches. Very well written and informed. Best wishes.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The place is beautiful, but I would have to say that the food was the cap on our day. The fresh fish is beyond mention! Thanks for stopping to tour the hub, Faith. May you be blessed in your day's journey.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      I am ready to go!!! Such a lovely place and the food sounds fabulous. Great video. Well done hub here. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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