About Us

The Story of 44


Restaurant 44 | Palm Beach

Restaurant 44 features creative contemporary cuisine, as well as, classic favorites, all created under the direction of Executive Chef Sam Norwood!

We offer drinks and light fare in our sleek and comfortable bar as well as a nightly Happy Hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. which features discounted prices on both our inventive Cocktail Menu and our delectable Bar Menu.

The restaurant is available for events during the day for private or corporate groups. Please call us at 561-659-3241 to plan your event.

Meet Our Chef

Sam Norwood

Experience culinary excellence at Restaurant 44. Executive chef Sam Norwood crafts made-from-scratch cuisine blending classic and innovative dishes with locally sourced fresh ingredients.

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The Restaurant 44 Team

Sam Norwood

Executive Chef

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Growing up outside of D.C. Sam was exposed to a wide variety of cuisines, spawning a love for food early on.

He attended Lincoln Culinary Institute where he found his passion for cooking and started his career in the kitchens of The Everglades Club. Since then, he has worked at various clubs throughout Florida developing his skills before going to the Southampton Bath & Tennis Club as the Production Chef for their banquets.

Sam continued his career working alternating seasons between Southampton and Restaurant 44, where he has recently taken on his current position as 44’s Executive Chef.

Priscilla Munoz

Pastry Chef

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Priscilla Munoz, a South Florida native, decided that baking would be
her life’s calling the first day she walked into the Florida Culinary

“I went into the pastry kitchen, saw all of the incredible creations and
fell in love. I knew I had found my passion.”

Her first job after graduation was two years in the kitchens at the Mar-
a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, which set high standards for performance.
She has since worked at the Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach
Gardens and spends her summers at the exclusive Bald Peak Colony
Club in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.

Priscilla is excited to be working at restaurant 44 Palm Beach where she
enjoys working with Executive Chef Sam Norwood, who has afforded
her the creative freedom to introduce a wide variety of utterly delicious

Joseph Brunetti

Restaurant Manager

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Joseph was born and raised in New York. He has worked in various types of restaurants and educated himself in the kitchen and dining room which sparked a passion for bringing happiness in peoples’ lives through food and experiences. His enthusiasm for the hospitality industry led him to the decision of attending The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He graduated from the CIA in 2019 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration in Food Business Management. 

Joseph then took a leap of faith and decided to move his life and career to South Florida. Since then, he was given the opportunity to be a part of the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Manager in Training program. Shortly after, he accepted a job with Salt7 Fort Lauderdale and was a part of the opening team. His hard work and leadership were eminent, and it wasn’t long before he got promoted to a Restaurant Manager. As he continued to gain knowledge and experience, he was offered the position of the Restaurant Manager at Restaurant 44.

Jose Perez

Maître d’

Rebecca Cohen

Assistant Manager

Make A Reservation

Reservations are preferred, all walk-ins are treated on a first come first served basis depending on availability. To make a reservation, please call us at 561-659-3241 during opening hours or click the button.

Temporarily Closed Until November 2024

We look forward to returning in the fall for the 2024-2025 season!