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“Classic Georgetown dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Old House

Grand Old House
648 South Church Street, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-9333
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Ranked #35 of 251 Restaurants in Grand Cayman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Grand Old House, formerly known as Petra Plantation, is one of Cayman’s most beautiful and well known historic homes. Petra literally translated means gem, rock or stone. The Biblical city of Petra was described as a place of refuge. Our Petra is also a place of refuge, providing your senses with five star dining, soft piano music and colorful sunsets. Like biblical Petra, ours is located on the rock or “ironshore” as we call it locally, but overlooks another gem; the sapphire depths of the Caribbean Sea.
Clovis, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Classic Georgetown dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Outstanding service and food nestled on the point on the southern end of Georgetown. Old world classic service and new world cuisine combine into a fantastic experience.

Visited May 2013
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Whiteville, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We couldn't sit outside because the water was too rough. Bummer. There was a wedding reception going on so, the music was loud. Dined in a screened-in porch. It was hot. Bugs somehow kept getting in and biting us even though it was screened in. The food was so-so. Dont know if I would be back. Mixed feelings.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Divine dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The setting is lovely and the food was amazing especially the sticky toffee cake. We had our team dinner there and the service was excellent. The bartender made us wonderful martini and was very hospitable.

Visited April 2013
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Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Define Tourist Trap”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

After three nights of great dining on Grand Cayman, we thought we'd "follow the crowd" and other reviews...could not have been more disappointed. Large outdoor deck next to an equally large tented outdoor area left a lot to be desired...poor lighting, no lighting to highlight the lapping waterline. The deck flooring panels were very unstable to the point that each time the staff or guests walked by, our wine glasses shook...very distracting. Lots of kids running around but that was probably due to a special pasta night they offer weekly. Food off the menu was satisfactory, service was very attentive and friendly. The wine list left a lot to be desired contrary to some other reviews. I taste and drink a lot of wines each year. there were at least a half dozen bottles on the menu that would retail for $7-9 in the states and priced in the $50-60 range here. I understand and expect high markups especially in the islands but at least start with better quality choices. Their wine steward is there for sales and effect not for expertise.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glastonbury, CT
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“Elegant dining, European service. Extensive Wine list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Weather permitting you dine on a deck over the water. This remains a very special place. Ronnie the matre'd is very gracious. He said they import 15,000 (o 1,500?) cases each year. The wine list offers bargain selections from Italy and Spain - under $ 100 ci.

Service is formal. Food is well prepared and sides prepared for each plate not from a steamer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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