Michael Jordan and Ernie Els Opening 1000 North in Feburary

The prime burger from 1000 North.
The prime burger from 1000 North. Photo courtesy of 1000 North
Sports legend Michael Jordan is one of the names behind a Palm Beach County restaurant and private club set to debut in Jupiter February 12.

The luxury dining establishment, named 1000 North for its address, 1000 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, will offer nearly panoramic views of the Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter Lighthouse. The concept was conceived by real-estate developer Ira Fenton and former New York Giants running back Tucker Frederickson, both part of the team that developed Jupiter's the Bear’s Club and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa (now Trump National Golf Club).

The idea of 1000 North is to offer an experience unlike any other in Palm Beach County, Fenton says.

"We wanted to give guests something they can't find in our area, an experience many people travel to Miami or New York to get. We're bringing that to Jupiter and topping it off with a beautiful waterfront view of the Jupiter Lighthouse."

click to enlarge Charleston-style she-crab soup at 1000 North. - PHOTO COURTESY OF 1000 NORTH
Charleston-style she-crab soup at 1000 North.
Photo courtesy of 1000 North
In addition to Jordan, who's a Jupiter resident, other famous partners include golf legend Ernie Els and Terlato Wines CEO Bill Terlato. Morton Bouchard, Vincent Cerone, Russell and Lauren Fuchs, Raj Mantena, Stephen Mendell, Patrick Park, Marvin Shanken, Rick Stoddard, Richard Rifkin, and Charles and Kathryn Theofilos are also on the list of partners.

The building measures more than 8,000 square feet and will offer guests a chance to dine in a variety of settings, including the main restaurant and two areas known as the Tavern and the Terrace, each with its own menu.

Lee Morris, who has worked at restaurants such as BrickTop's and Palm Beach Grill, has been named executive chef. The menu he'll offer at 1000 North is considered modern American and will present fare from various U.S. regions, with a nod to his Southern heritage. A graduate of Johnson & Wales in Charleston, South Carolina, Morris' roots will be evident in dishes such as his Charleston she-crab soup, bourbon and hay-roasted oysters, and Joyce Farms rotisserie chicken. There will also be a selection of USDA Prime steaks, aged for a minimum of 21 days.
click to enlarge A rendering of 1000 North's private lounge. - COURTESY OF 1000 NORTH
A rendering of 1000 North's private lounge.
Courtesy of 1000 North
When it comes to the beverage program, the focal point will be wine, but also expect well-made cocktails, a large selection of high-end spirits, as well as local and international beers. Marvin Shanken and famed wine importer Bill Terlato have put together what they term a collection of "small-batch gems from California, Europe, and beyond." Most impressive are the wines by the glass: 20 regular selections are amplified by the same number of specialty reserve wines, giving diners a chance to sample great vintages in three or six-ounce servings like Peter Michael Chardonnay, Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet, Chateau Cos d’Estournel, or Chateau d’Yquem.

Although the main restaurant will be open to the public, the Club at 1000 North will be private and available by invitation only. Amenities include concierge services, priority reservations, dockside service, and access to a private lounge and patio. Those interested in joining can view the membership brochure online.

All guests arriving by boat may use the 350-foot dock, but only members will be allowed to access a separate area on the second level for dining and entertaining.

"While our partners have a lot going on in their lives, each one is still very passionate about 1000 North," Fenton says. "We want our guests' experiences to be truly memorable ones."

1000 North. 1000 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter; 561-570-1000,
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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