Jeff O’Neill formally began his extensive career by attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, he elected to work under Charles Palmer at Aureole, where he spent the next two years climbing the ranks of the kitchen, ultimately establishing himself as the restaurant’s Chef Saucier. O’Neill went on to work at Daniel Boulud’s Daniel, Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin and eatery L’Escalier at The Breakers Hotel, in Palm Beach. Most recently, he was the Executive Chef of Donald Trump’s ultra-exclusive Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach. He has made multiple appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, and his dishes consistently top Oprah Winfrey’s list of “the things you must try before you die”.
The critically acclaimed Dining Room at The Villa By Barton G., with its pebble mosaiced walls and storied history, features refined continental cuisine fused with Barton G. style. The intimate 30-seat restaurant is a gastronome’s delight with signature dishes that include Truffled Asparagus Salad, Maple Glazed Barrmundi and Duo of Beef Rossini. Diners at the restaurant can choose from a variety of specialty cocktails such as The Villa Martini, a scintillating blend of liquors served in a Versace martini glass.