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Review of Cafe Marquesa

Cafe Marquesa
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Ranked #66 of 448 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Attention to every detail here. Crystal pristine wine glasses to serve wine. Excellent fare. Excellent service. A really nice bar if you were a party of one. Just a great place in general!

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We came here on the recommendation of The Pilot House staff's recommendation. It was an expensive treat, but it was a birthday and the food and service was well worth the cost. This is 5 star dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Further, the staff does do little things to try to improve further on your visit. In our case, they decorated our table nicely for the birthday event, as well.

While the regular menu might be a bit pricey, the restaurant offers a special - 2 courses for $22, and the staff allows you to somewhat mix and match things up. I had a $22 menu, but I had the soup and a dessert as well. The wine list had a wide variety for any taste or price range. We had visited Italy in 2011 and enjoyed limoncello, so it was lovely to see limoncello on the menu to wrap up our meal. The bread/flatbread and hummus offered at the start of the meal was a tasty touch!

The staff was pleasant and unobtrusive, service efficient and well-timed (no, they weren't serving the main course while I'm still on my soup and appetizer). The decor was pleasant, including large windows, mirrors and an open kitchen. The restaurant don't appear to enforce a dress code - island casual would work based on what we saw other patrons wearing.

If I return to Key West, I'd go here again over Roof Top Cafe, and the like.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and food/service to match. Best meal wide and I had on our second visit to key west.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

When pondering a meal Key West it is only natural to seek out a Cheeseburger in Paradise to enjoy your time in Margaritaville. Key West is awash with great options for those palates.

Cafe Marquesa takes a different approach by providing a memorable dining experience that will rival any meal you've ever eaten - served in a small,casual but elegant French Bistro setting a couple blocks from the hurly-burly of Duval Street.

The Tea Smoked quail was an enticing appetizer and the Roasted Duck Breast was perfectly prepared and was complemented by a delicious chicken and apple sausage. My wife enjoyed a selection from the 2 for $22 entrees. These are an incredible value.

Since we were in the tropics we avoided the wine list but found their rum based drinks (forget the names) to be terrific and potent even as they provided the subtle and sophisticated flavors you expect from a fine restaurant.

The servers were appropriately attentive and knowledgeable and assisted us with finding gluten free options.

If you enjoy food and find yourself in Key West, you have to go to Cafe Marquesa. It's that simple.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

What a classy and consistently good restaurant. Been going here for years. Last week had the special tasting menu. What a tremendous value. And didn't leave one bite on the plate! My friend was trying to decide between wines and the dining room manager brought over tastings of three different wines for him to try. A class act -- both her and the restaurant. I will always go back, because it's a consistently good experience. Fine dining at its finest.

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