Retro HMF Bar Opens at The Breakers, Palm Beach

retro HMF Bar Opens at the Breakers

HMF Lobby Bar at The Breakers, Palm Beach

The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida added the swanky new HMF lobby bar, named after its founder, Standard Oil magnate Henry Morrison Flagler. The bar hosts groups up to 140 people inside a glamorous 1940’s nightclub milieu for traditional cocktails and trendy South Florida fusion cuisine. The retro-chic bar was originally modeled after the 14th century Palazzo Davanzati in Florence, which the Breakers has carefully maintained for over a century.

HMF is staffed by a sophisticated team of mixologists and house DJ. There’s also a cigarette attendant who offers desserts, exotic coffees and premium cigars housed in a custom mahogany humidor.

“The nostalgia and the glamour of yesteryear are quite en vogue, ” says designer Adam D. Tihany. “We conceived HMF to cultivate a distinctly social, dynamic and inviting environment for the resort’s savvy clientele.”

For wine lovers, there’s a 7,000-bottle wine wall displaying some of the 28,000-bottles housed inside The Breakers. Each bottle has been hand selected by master sommelier Virginia Philip, who put together a 40 page wine menu for HMF. The bar also serves signature cocktails like the Chanel No. 6 with vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice. We like the Grand Mimosa with local squeezed oranges and a splash of Grand Marnier.

HMF’s extensive menu features an innovative take on sharing plates with traditional Asian, European and Mediterranean influence while keeping true to the farm-to-table philosophy. We loved the chicken albondigas tacos, churrasco steak chimichurri, cheesy lamb meatballs and coconut ginger Venus clams. Specialty sushi rolls are served at the sushi bar, including the signature HMF roll of tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado and red tobiko in a sesame soy sheet with siracha sauce.

Chef Joey Tuazon added comfort favorites to the menu too, inspired by the popular gourmet food truck trend. Refined street meat selections include Greek spiced lamb sliders on a pita, Korean shortribs and “Nonna’s” meatballs. For groups, there’s a private dining room seating 18 pax.