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Square One

1075 Duval St, Duval square, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4300
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Ranked #45 of 346 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $34
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, 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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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service very attentive but not hovering. Ambiance quiet and romantic. Food excellent! I'm vegetarian and my husband is not. Worked great for both of us. Will definitely go again.

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Scarsdale, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I went here for our first night out in Key West. Highly disappointing. We both ordered fish, and both fish were extremely bland. Additionally the waiter did a poor job at describing when we asked about the fish selection, and both entrees came out of the kitchen and we were very surprised, my fiancé actually had to... More

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

We regret to read of your experience and wish to thank you for bringing this to our attention. Regarding your food service we do wish you had mentioned this to the manager on duty so your experience could have been rectified that evening. We are contacting you via direct email to learn more about the details of your specific situation... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped here because of the claim that the restaurant had the best key lime pie in Key West - a must eat menu item when in town... The setting was lovely and the young gentleman who served us was a lovely, attentive and otherwise excellent waiter. We has the specialty of the day, along with one menu staple. The... More

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience. You might enjoy knowing that our Key Lime Pie claimed 3rd place in the Key Lime Pie World Championship Festival last July held right here in lovely Key West. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We saw Square One while dinning at New York Pasta Garden and thought we would give it a try. We were shown to a great corner table where it was quiet allowing us to chat over our meal. The menu was not extensive but we all managed to find something we liked. The service was quick and the food well... More

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

Thank you for dining at Square One and we do appreciate your visit after dining with our delightful neighbors across the courtyard. Our fresh and crunchy baguette is very popular. We focus on preparing a carefully presented menu with care. Our daily specials are always fresh. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had an early dinner at this restaurant. We were seated on the patio area, which was quite pleasant. The service was excellent. The dishes were good and creative. It was expensive, but so is everything in Key West.

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

We appreciate your kind words. Perhaps the most expensive meal is one that you paid for and did not enjoy. Square One is devoted to serving delicious food in a creative way, without being pretentious. Hopefully we succeeded. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

West Chester, Pa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

First night in Key West. I made reservations and we were early, no problem, we were seated outside with a casual view of people walking by. Our sever, Helen, was amazing. We told her we were here celebrating our 30th weddding anniversary and well, she just took it from there. Her description of the food and her delivery of the... More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We are also grateful that you acknowledged Helen, yes she is a true "gem" for sure and we are very fortunate to include Helen on our team. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Grand Haven
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Came to Square One because my twelve-year-old had scoped out the outdoor, yet covered seating, as it was raining. Service was fast and friendly. My husband had the grouper, which was good; I had the chicken, which was good, served nice and hot with nice seasonings; my son had the burger, which was a little dry. The bread was delicious... More

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

Thanks for visiting Square One and a special thank you to your twelve year old for the fruitful recon work that brought you to our little slice of the world. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I ate here with the hubby and 2 teens, it was amazing. Lick your fingers "amazing". The pillows on the seats make it friendly and comfy. We sat inside and had a very good waiter. It is worth the money, but is pricey.

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

Thanks for your finger licking good review. Very much appreciate. Hope to see your family dine with us again. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Troy, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Staff was very friendly. Was able to make a reservation online which was very easy. We had shrimp risotto and beef short ribs for dinner. We sat outside and service was polite and attentive. Would come back for sure.

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

Square One is grateful for your kind review. Open Table helps guide quests through their on-line booking platform and we've found it extremely helpful in managing our table reservations. we look forward to a return visit. Namaste, Michael Guest Relations More

Upstate NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It's in a little "square" on Duval. Good wine, well priced for the quality, nice bar area and dining inside or out. Food was excellent (duck and lamb tagine, a special that night), and service very friendly. Can have a leisurely dinner and not feel rushed.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. Square One is located about 50 steps from Duval St. in Duval Square, which is also a condominium between Simonton and Duval Sts. We share the square with many local businesses, such as a spa, vacation rentals, radio station, guitar store and other restaurants, including one called Panini Panini which is... More

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