Last week, Geoffrey Zakarian opened his newest restaurant, Point Royal, at The Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla.—the culmination of two years of planning and hard work.
"My goal in a restaurant, in any restaurant, is to make it an unexpected journey," Zakarian tells Food & Wine. "We don't promise—we under-promise and we try to over-deliver all the time. If you do that, and if you get the cold food cold and the hot food hot, and [deliver] great hospitality, it's a good restaurant."
Point Royal is Zakarian's seventh restaurant—the veteran chef, author, and television personality also heads up New York City's The Lambs Club and The National Bar & Dining Rooms; Georgie and The Garden Bar in Los Angeles; The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City; and The National in Greenwich, Conn.