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Square One

1075 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4300
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Ranked #54 of 360 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $8 - $34
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Square One
Transit: The Key West Bus Route stops one block away at The Gato Building next to the restaurant"s Simonton Street parking lot.
Description: The restaurant's New American cuisine features "chef driven" ethnic twists on classic recipes that combine innovative global flavors. the Square One team of chefs take many old world dishes and transforms them through luxury ingredients and contemporary gastronomy featuring significant creative use of seasonal produce, regional herbs, exotic spices, fresh colorful foods, interesting sauces and homemade condiments. An eclectic offering of fine boutique wines, craft beers and innovative cocktails complement the cuisine. Enjoy your Square One dining experience in their sophisticated, yet truly upbeat, Key West ambiance all while being expertly attended by professional, dedicated servers.Square One is open every evening for Dinner. FREE PARKING in our parking lot.
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391 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Holmen, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I would put this restaurant in my top 5 ever , I had the black grouper and it was great , I would return.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Came across the excellent Italian restaurant while taking a short cut from Duval to Truman and decided to come back later for dinner. A lovely setting aware from the business of Duval. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Fresh bread and a free sample appetiser was brought out, which was breaded artichokes with parmesan and marinara sauce and was... More

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Milford, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here with another couple on our trip to Key West, and the food was excellent. I had a Salted Caramel Martini that was excellent. Everyone in our group loved their food, our waitress was amazing, we sat outside and just had an overall excellent time at Square One.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Did not warrant the prices. Limited dinner choices my scallop appetizer for example, $13 came with 2 scallops - I am not kidding. I would not return. Service was cold (not friendly). Attractive patio area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

i was surprised when i walked in and saw the updated decor and michael the owner wasnt there to greet me..also the piano was missing..i was then told that michael had recently sold the business..i was excited with anticipation and hoped the food, service and experience would still be top notch... it was.. it was a slow night and was... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Super place for people-watching (whilst enjoying good food and wine). Elegant terrace with elegant clientele and comfortable interior; good, if marginally over-attentive service (for a pair of Brits), but rather this than the surliness often met elsewhere.

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York, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The restaurant is just a few steps away from the main drag of Duval Street. Excellent choice of dishes, attentive service. Tasty main courses and desserts to die for !

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Food was so good I cleaned my plate! Awesome does not do it justice! !! The service was terrific and the portions were generous! To say the people in Key West are friendly is an understatement!

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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review and for leaving a fabulously clean plate. Even our dish washers were impressed. We hope you'll visit us again. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant has some elegant dishes, however, it is over-priced, in my opinion. The service was very good.

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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Miramar Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Ate outside on the lovely front balcony/terrace. Nicely furnished with comfortable chairs and billowy curtains. Service was prompt, personable, and professional. The bread was great. My husband's burrato and tomato salad was sensational. My beet salad was excellent too. My seafood lasagna was very good but lacked some sort of binder between the layers of pasta and seafood, of which... More

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