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Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel

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228 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
We can’t wait to welcome you back on October 29th! Serving lunch and dinner daily, Swifty’s POOL will feature the same tasty fare and excellent service from the Swifty’s indoor dining room, but (fun twist!) Swifty’s POOL is outside under The Colony’s hanging garden with an al fresco bar that has live music and chic lounge seating. So if you want to dine outside, or if you desire a slightly more casual approach, Swifty’s POOL is for you. Original proprietor Robert Caravaggi is at the helm just as in ‘the good old days’, with Chef Stephen Attoe serving as consultant to Colony Executive Chef Tom Whitaker. So come, dive in to the POOL, and see what the fuss is all about. The Colony’s CPB restaurant will continue serving breakfast daily in the hotel’s lounge and on the outdoor patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 228 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. The food is always outstanding, along with the service. The scallops were perfectly done and the side dishes were just right to complete the meal. After dinner, we stopped at the bar and had drinks. The bartender was attentive and friendly. It's pricey, but if you want good food, service and ambiance, then it's worth it. We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was non existent! Portions were small for the price There would be mo reason to return. What a shame as the hotel is beautiful

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vipBill
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is purley Palm Beach! Services and food are worth the slightly elevated costs. Romantic and perfect for any occasion. Indoor and outdoor seating by the pool available.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
Band great

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vipFastflanker
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had lunch poolside at the Colony Hotel once or twice each winter for several years--and never have been disappointed. Our choices--lobster roll and crab cakes--were generous, tasty and beautifully presented. The service and ambiance were up to their usual standards.

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MichaelS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

excellent setting for brunch and social at the 11 am Mass at Episcopal Church of Bethesda by the Sea on the island. Friendly, clean, and courteous staff surrounds you. Cocktails not that great so we changed to wine with a good selection of by the glass. The young woman who waited on us was very friendly, smiled but not sure about her responsibilities....very slow in service, not attentive at all. We had long waits for ordering, for ordering cocktails and wine, to see dessert menu and waited 14 minutes for our bill.
Yet overall THE COLONY is worth a visit at lunch. Indeed a true taste of Palm Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing experience. We had a Birthday dinner and didn’t even stay for a dessert, just wanted to get out of the restaurant. Staff was overwhelmed and clearly not staffed to handle evening service. Food was underwhelming as well. Might have been a bad night in otherwise good establishment, but we won’t be back.

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BillyB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience at a Palm Beach Restaurant the 8+ years we have been going to Palm Beach.

Once seated, sat for a very long time without being acknowledged until a lady cleaning tables spoke up and said we needed service, still no-one came to table. After a party of 4 and a party of 2 came in after us were served drinks, I went up to hostess and said something. Even after that the hostess walked past our table twice, and never acknowledged the lack of service... We then just left, never will we return or recommend this establishment...

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Somers
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and no one did anything for even mentioned happy birthday. Huge disappointment on this part. Otherwise, always been one of my favorites.

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vipCarmenF
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An experience that revisits another era.
Serene lunchtime meal. Out of a movie set.

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vipMegRSR25
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service too. Loved the music

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vipBilly
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ...New York ambiance in Palm Beach...beautiful

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vipDonnaD
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, we were seated in a lovely banquette, offered a glass of champagne and had a wonderful dinner. Thank you also for excellent service.

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vipPamela
Miami
227 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Great ambience . Remarkable food,. Yummy creative selections. Highly recommend!

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KarenK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and eating outdoors is always a treat. Wonderful service and attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to get together with friends. We were very happy, we will be back!

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vipPamela
Miami
227 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hotspot with amazing food! Great ambience. Tasty options like chicken curry and lobster salad outdoor seating is amazing!

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service is extremely slow. Ambiance beautiful next to pool. Food fair. A lot of tables with dogs which is a deterrent.

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vipJamesd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at breakfast. Pleasant environment.

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vipDerrickM
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Great food but if you are expecting good service.... Look elsewhere

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vipStephenceo
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music great ,great manager Mark is outstanding in every way. We loved our evening and will be back ASAP

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KrisP
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 50 minutes for drinks to arrive; service was very slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Such a pretty and retro venue for poolside breakfast. The food is good but very expensive and pretty ordinary. However the service is pleasant but quite inept, very surprising....almost like they are all new and never had a busy service. Over an hour and a half for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The price listed for New Year’s Eve on open table was charged to my card without authorization and for hundreds more dollars than was advertised. The GM was not just unapologetic, he was outright rude.

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vipAmanda
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fun setting and cute decor. The menu wasn’t our favorite and food was just Kay. I think it would be better for lunch!

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vipOliverTerrier
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food okay. Appetizers esp the tuna tartare very good. Entrees were hit and miss. The steak was very good. Crab cakes meh and fried chicken was not real chicken but chicken tenders. Desserts much better than okay. Brownie super and key lime pie exceptional. Room temperature felt like a meat locker and repeated pleas to turn down the a/c went unheeded. Service also hit and miss. Slow (it was busy so cut some slack). Had to ask for dessert menu. Dishes not cleared properly. At the prices here the service should be more professional.

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vipjudyh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Sitting by the pool was lovely. The wait staff tried hard. The menu was not really a dinner menu.
I ordered a lobster salad, that was supposed to be chunk lobster on greens with green beans and vinaigrette dressing on the side. It turned out to be mayonnaise with a little bit of lobster mixed in.
My entire table felt the same way. It was easy to get a reservation last minute, and now I know why.

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vipLLCB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portions

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LynnZ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our reservations were not honored even though we confirmed earlier that afternoon. The restaurant then wanted to put us at an outdoor table with a cold rain. The menu at this part of the restaurant was a bar menu different from the menu in the main dining room. When we complained, they managed to find a table for us. There were no flowers on this table even though the rest of the tables had than. There were bread and butter plates, but we were never offered bread and the plates were whisked away. The food was okay but not spectacular. Having lived in Palm Beach for many years, I have never had this type of experience. There are many better restaurants in Palm Beach. Don’t waste your money here.

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vipArleneC
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food.

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vipHope60
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate outside by the pool and it was a beautiful sunny day. Lunch was very nice. I would only say our waitress was a bit MIA most of the time. Would have expected more at the Colony!

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Ricardo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lobster roll was without taste and too much mayonnaise

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel
Responded on 11 December 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your recent lunch. I am a huge fan of lobster rolls so I know what it means to be disappointed about one. I hope you don't draw too much of a conclusion of the culinary talent from your experience, because over all, they do an outstanding job day in and day out. I do hope you will come back and give us another try. I promise we will take great care of you. Thanks for the feedback.

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RobertW
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After having enjoyable meals and good experiences over the years, our most recent dinner was disappointing and well below par for the Colony and Palm Beach restaurants in general. Pedestrian food, grossly lacking service and a hostess that clearly need more training. Someone needs to make some adjustments quick.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel
Responded on 11 December 2019

So sorry to hear about your dinner last Monday. It may be hard to believe after your experience, but we do take great pride in our food and service. Unfortunately in this case we clearly we missed the mark on your dinner. I hope you will give us another shot. I appreciate the feedback and will reach out shortly. We will do our best to make it up to you and win back your trust. I look forward to welcoming you back.

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JoshR
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Katie was exceptional. Attentive, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The food, fresh, tasty and creative. A perfect pair great service and great food without the arrogance or entitlement so often found in Palm Beach establishments.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel
Responded on 28 November 2019

Dear Josh, Can't thank you enough for your lovely thoughts, and we will make sure to let Katie, Chef, and the Back of House team know how much you enjoyed your evening at The Colony. Hope to see you again soon.

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CarinC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was lovely. The service was very good and the food was delicious. I felt the prices were a bit steep for what we ordered.

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vipmomo
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch. Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful space - a wonderful experience.

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vipdoc40
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. outstanding desserts. Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making my birthday special.
The chocolate truffles were delish!

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vipMauriceC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We were pleasantly surprised with a musical trio with a piano jazz virtuoso.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel
Responded on 1 November 2019

Thanks for the feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed the food and service - and yes Copeland is a treasure! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not have asked for a more perfect dining experience. I am a vegetarian and this place did NOT disappoint. The vegan risotto was out of this world. I throughly enjoyed the cauliflower steak. Tyler is excellent, his service and recommendations were spot on! I can’t wait to go back.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel
Responded on 1 November 2019

Thank you for the feedback. And its great to hear you enjoyed the risotto and "steak". Chef Whitaker takes great pride in putting delicious vegetarian and vegan options on the menu - items that even a carnivore would love. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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FAQs

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 801-7429.

Swifty's POOL @ The Colony Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.