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“A wonderful restaurant”
Review of Square One Restaurant - CLOSED

Square One Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a really wonderful restaurant. Beautifully cooked and well presented food. A diverse and imaginative menu makes it stand out from others in the area. Highly recommended.

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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

And you are a wonderful guest for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to see you
again at Square One. Our imagination isn't limited to just our daily lunch and dinner menus, we also offer daily specials which we hope will seduce your taste buds.

Namaste,
Michael,
Guest Relations

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We came across this place while looking for a quieter place for dinner. Though you can see it from Duval Street, it is set a bit back from the street down a little pedestrian mall. It has some lovely outdoor seating. Our waiter was wonderful, attentive and helpful with some great recommendations. The crab cakes are a must try. We also got pork cheek "pierogies"...which were more like spring roll wrappers than traditional pierogies but also delicious. The short ribs were amazing. I foound the dishes to be a nice balance of inventive and classic flavor combinations. Their chef has some creativity. I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice place near Duval without all of the tourist trap garbage.

Thank RisaR
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

You discovered us! Thank you for a very kind review. Our area is referred to as Duval Square,
the lower floor of the pedestrian mall are interesting shops and cafes. Our shops alone are worth a visit to Duval Square. The upper floors are prized vacation condos, popular for their central location. Although we are only about 50 meters from Duval St., the courtyard is very quiet and indeed a respite from the bustle of Duval. We are less than a block from the corner of Duval St. and Truman Ave. An easy walk from virtually anywhere in Old Town Key West. We welcome diners such as yourselves, who are seeking a tasteful adventure dining.

We hope to see you again someday soon at Square One.

Namaste,
Michael,
Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had dinner at Square One this evening and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to write on trip advisor before I returned home and forgot. We ordered three different meals which were beautifully present and perfectly cooked. It was nice to see the gluten free and vegetarian marked on the menu. Our waiter was polite and helpful with old knowledge of the menu and explained all the specials clearly and spoke to us about things we should do before returning home to the UK. Highly recommended !!

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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Thanks for acknowledging our experienced servers. Some on staff have been with Square One for over 15 years and transitioned to the New American Table. Staff is welcomed based on their experience and passion for both food and attentive service.

Namaste,
Michael,
Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

We decide to try Square One because their menu had a key to show which items were GF, vegan, and vegetarian. We ordered the mussels and crab cake. Delish! We were so full we didn't need anything more. They had a decent wine and bar menu but after a day in the we just wanted water. Very cool swanky place :) we can't wait to come back on our next trip.

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1  Thank mstarling
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Thanks for commenting on your experience at Square One. We take pride in offering flavorful and creative food that appeals to a variety of adventurous tastes. While we don't consider ourselves a
vegan or vegetarian restaurant, we've taken great care to communicate our passion for food to our vegetarian and vegan friends. The highlights you mentioned on our menu will help our friends select dining options that are suitable to their specific diets. There is much to choose from that is vegan, vegetarian and gluten free at Square One.

Namaste,
Michael,
Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were starving, hot, irritable and I think we would not have made pleasant patrons but we stumbled upon this restaurant and the server immediately had us hydrate cool off and then she was fantastic then the food was over the top delicious...this was just for lunch...we don't usually order desert but the food was so good we had to try...we were very lucky to find this place at the moment...

2  Thank colonr55
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Sounds like you may have enjoyed a cool bottle of our fresh filtered water which we serve complimentary to each table on request. We are so happy you sought refuge from the mid day
sun at Square One and enjoyed your experience.
Please return to your oasis here soon.

Namaste,
Michael,
Guest Relations

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