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Disclosure: I was invited to dine as a guest of Galley at the Hilton West Palm Beach and received a complimentary meal in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Galley is located within the Hilton West Palm Beach, right in the heart of Downtown West Palm just minutes away from popular attractions such as City Place, Clematis Street and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant recently went through some changes, including a new general manager, new menu, new specials and promotions, and new contemporary art collection adorning the walls, giving it a chic, modern feel.
The Hilton WPB is a prime location for out-of-towners looking for that Downtown West Palm Beach experience. It’s even connected to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, making it super convenient for those attending conferences or events. It’s only 3 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport, and features 400 rooms, 24,000 square-feet of modern and refined meeting space, a beautiful pool deck with cabanas and poolside bar, and a grab-and-go convenience store.
Galley is known for its ability to blend its culinary creations with beautiful presentation and visual arts. Not only is the food presented artfully, but the mixology program is super inventive as well. The bartenders are constantly experimenting and entertaining guests while they masterfully mix their cocktails, sometimes even tableside, like their Smoked Old Fashioned, which is presented in a smoking globe right at the table.
The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Miguel Santiago, who has 20 years of culinary experience under his belt. He’s even cooked for multiple U.S. presidents while helming the kitchen at The Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. He’s also worked at Loews Miami Beach, Acqualina by Rosewood, Hyatt Pier 66 and El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. This award-winning chef is inspired by his Puerto Rican background, and works with local South Florida farmers to ensure that the produce and herbs used at Galley are of top quality. New general manager, Craig Steele, also has an impressive background. Born in the UK, but in America for over 21 years now, he was raised in the hospitality industry in one of my favorite cities: Philadelphia. His career blossomed and eventually he found himself in West Palm Beach, where his most recent GM stint before Galley was at The Alchemist Gastropub, which he opened. I always gravitate toward people with NJ and PA backgrounds, so you know we spent a decent amount of time talking about our fave Philly hotspots.