Rappy’s Restaurant and Deli in Boca Raton – The South Florida Sage

Burt Rapoport, a third generation restaurateur, has harnessed his childhood experiences growing up in an iconic New York Jewish restaurant, owned by his grandfather and then father for over 50 years, to create a one-of-a-kind “delica-restaurant-tessen.” Named after his father, Ray “Rappy” Rapoport, Rappy’s is a old school restaurant for the modern world.

The menu at Rappy’s is inspired by Rapoport’s family and friend’s recipes. Committed to traditional cooking methods and fresh, quality ingredients Rappy’s expansive menu features over 75 unique items broken down into a wide range of sections for endless combinations.

We recently had an opportunity to check out Rappy’s, which opened in December 2016 at the brand new Park Place Plaza in Boca Raton. See our experience below!

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com 

rappy's deli boca raton

A beautiful sunset was setting on the horizon in East Boca as we arrived at Rappy’s!

rappy's deli boca raton

The first thing I noticed was the delicious looking assortment of pastries and case full of classic deli goods.

rappy's deli boca raton

The next thing I noticed was this pastrami sandwich mural on the wall near the bar area, how fun!

Time to eat. Dinner starts daily at 4 pm and includes all kinds of goodies to choose from including all-day-breakfast. I went with the classics!

rappy's deli boca raton

New York Pickles & Coleslaw

No visit to a deli would be complete without pickles & coleslaw. I like the slaw at Rappy’s, the addition of scallions added a nice “zing” to it. I even took some home to nosh on the next day!

rappy's deli boca raton

Potato Latkes with Applesauce and Sour Cream

Now THAT is a latke! These potato pancakes were hearty and delicious, measuring in at about 1 inch in thickness with a beautiful golden brown exterior. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was plenty of cinnamon in the applesauce – loved that!

rappy's deli boca raton

Blackberry Mule & Creamsicle Martini

My ideal deli sandwich includes the best of both worlds. Maybe I’m just indecisive, but I can’t seem to commit to one whole sandwich of the same meat when I go to a deli.  That’s why I ordered half pastrami and half turkey (on rye, of course).

rappy's deli boca raton

rappy's deli boca raton

House-smoked Pastrami with Brown Deli Mustard

The pastrami was super tender, it melts in your mouth! The bread was fresh and the french fries were pretty good, too.

rappy's deli boca raton

House-roasted Turkey with Russian Dressing

I’m used to having off-the-bone turkey when I go to a deli, which usually isn’t roasted. This turkey was moist, but might have been a little too salty for my liking. I like the Russian dressing that they have, which is a very important aspect at a deli!

rappy's deli boca raton

Brisket with Root Veggies & Mashed Potatoes

The brisket was tender and had a nice flavor. The root veggies could have been a little bit softer.

Now, back to that pastry counter for dessert!

rappy's deli boca raton

rappy's deli boca raton

Raspberry & Chocolate Rugelach

OMG these were so good, some of the best rugelach that I have had. I had to contain myself because I could have eaten a billion more of these. Both flavors were great.

rappy's deli boca raton

Bruleed Rice Pudding

Another winning choice for dessert! I definitely like rice pudding, and creme brulee is actually one of my favorite desserts of all time. So, I was pretty stoked to see this merger and it did not disappoint!

Overall, I was pretty impressed with Rappy’s. I like how it is more of a modern deli yet it retains the traditional aspects as well.

Rappy’s is located at 5560 North Military Trail, at the new Park Place plaza, Boca Raton. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Rapoport’s Restaurant Group

Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, Inc., led by veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport, has positively influenced the palates of South Florida diners for over thirty years. Dedicated to providing high-quality cuisine for a good value, a warm and welcoming ambiance, and truly attentive service at all of his restaurants, Burt Rapoport has redefined dining in South Florida.

Rapoport’s restaurants have been the recipients of many honors, awarded by not only local and nationally known food critics but by consumers who have selected Rapoport’s restaurants to win awards of distinction for Favorite Restaurant, Best Service, Best Business Lunch, Best Dining Entertainment, Best Fine Dining and Best Outdoor Dining. Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was nominated and honored with the United States Chamber of Commerce 2013 Southeast Regional DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award and the Community of Excellence award, which is awarded to one small business out of hundreds across the nation that demonstrates support for their local community.

Rapoport’s Restaurant Group is also recognized by Restaurant Hospitality magazine as one of 2016’s RH 25: Coolest Multi Concept Companies. Rapoport’s collection of restaurants include Henry’s; Deck 84; Burt & Max’s; and Rappy’s. He is also a partner in Max’s Grille in Mizner Park.

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All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

Disclaimer: I received complimentary tasting at Rappy’s.

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