I am a Marriott gal and have loved their resorts and restaurants since the early 1990’s. How do I remember? Because that is how long I have had a Marriott rewards card. No matter what the occasion, Marriott always feels like home to my family because we know that we are going to receive a nice and comfortable hotel room, delicious food, superb customer service, and a warm welcome. The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, on Florida’s East coast, proved to be no different, and we were once again treated to the wonderful Marriott experience with a grand dinner at the 3800 Ocean Restaurant.
Sheer Indulgence at the 3800 Ocean Restaurant
My husband, Eddie, and I were hosted by the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island for an overnight and dinner. We dined at their premier location, 3800 Ocean Restaurant, on a lovely outdoor patio.
Eddie started off the evening with the Shrimp Bruschetta. He ordered a Caesar Salad with chicken for dinner. I opted for the Truffle Artichoke Bisque, Italian Wedge Salad, and Jumbo Shrimp Garganelli. It was a whole lot of food but it all sounded so wonderful!
I loved that 3800 Ocean Restaurant put an imaginative spin on both of the Wedge and classic Caesar salad recipes. Eddie’s Caesar used arugula and endive lettuces instead of romaine and my Italian Wedge had my favorite Boston lettuce topped with red onions, crunch pancetta, and creamy Gorgonzola dressing. Superb!
We dined at 3800 Restaurant just in time to try their new summer menu as it was rolled out only the day before. Their Jumbo Shrimp Garganelli was incredibly rich and heavy from the parmesan cream sauce but did I stop: no way! The shrimp and pasta were paired with peas and crisp proscuitto, a great combination. I only indulge in this sort of dish occasionally and this one was well worth the splurge. The shrimp pasta meal was so huge that I brought 3/4 of it to the room (we had a refrigerator) and ended up eating the remaining portion on three occasions; it was that big and the taste was as good reheated as it was the night that I ordered it.
Though I did not try it, Eddie raved about the richness and creativity of the 3800 Ocean Restaurant’s dessert that we took to enjoy in the room. He is a chocoholic and the cookie dough brownie, served with a side of brown sugar mousse, pleased him tremendously. The presentation was divine.
The 3800 Ocean Restaurant definitely needs to invest in a way to offer outdoor dining guests lights in the event of the those wild ocean breezes. Our tabletop lantern would not stay lit because the winds were so gusty. This would be the only improvement I can think of that would make the operation more efficient.
Read our review of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island here.