Danielle Rosse

Danielle Rosse

Owner, Oceans234

This statuesque and charming entrepreneur is a dedicated working mother and a fiercely keen leader focused in continually seeking to perfect the art of hospitality for her guests.

Danielle was just 22 and recently widowed when she first opened Oceans234 in 2001. Starting as Director of Operations, she transformed what was one a sleepy oceanfront diner into the alluring waterfront dining escape that Oceans234 is recognized as today. In 2013, she purchased the restaurant to become the sole owner of the establishment, and in 2015, she underwent a massive $2-million renovation on the property, elevating the guest experience.

In additional to Oceans234, in 2007 Rosse launched The Whale Raw Bar, a neighborhood New England raw bar in Parkland. After six years of successful business, she sold in 2013.

Rosse has a passion for the multi-faceted nature of restaurant ownership. She believes that Oceans234 is the total package, offering a fun experience, fresh food and great service with unparalleled views, reviving the Florida tradition of breezy oceanfront living.

The respected restauranteur also ensures to give back to the industry that she loves so dearly. Rosse served two years as the Broward Chapter President for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and now sits on the State Board of Directors for the FRLA. Rosse is also on the Board of Directors for the Deerfield Beach Economic Development Council.

She has been recognized for her community work and has received the following accolades: 2011 Coconut Creek Small Business Person of the Year, 2013 Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction, 2014 International Women’s Leadership Honoree by SSL, 2014 was named by the South Florida Business Journal Influential Woman of the the Year, 2017 Junior League of Palm Beach County Women Volunteer of the Year nominee, 2019 Deerfield Beach Chamber Community Heroes award recipient and a 2023 Zonta Club “Heart, Soul & Service” award recipient.

Rosse and the Oceans234 team utilize their professional resources to support as many nonprofit organizations as they are able each year, including the George Snow Scholarship Fund.