Bistro 245
Bistro 245

Bistro 245

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westinkeywestresort.com/dining
  • Phone: (305) 292-4312
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; dinner nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Stockton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Bistro 245 and the Westin offer many choices for your private dining needs. Whether it be a gathering in our private dining room or on our Sunset Deck, a sunset dinner on the Westin Pier or an elegant event in our ballroom the Chefs at the Westin will create a meal to remember for you and your guests. The Westin facilities can handle any event from 10 to 300.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private indoor dining room can accommodate up to 32 people. We also offer private dining under the stars on our Sunset Deck for up to 50 people, complete with its own bar. We offer a la carte, limited or specialized menus for all your dining needs. Private facilities are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Petak 3052924320
  • Entertainment: Key West's famous sunset celebration is at your table... enjoy the people watching, the world famous cat show, the sounds of the Caribbean by our steel drum musicians and the nightly celebration to end of the day... a Key West tradition. No better place to watch the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico than Bistro 245 and our Sunset Deck bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The Westin parking garage is located on Front Street adjacent to the resort lobby. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation. 2-hour complimentary parking while you dine.
A word from Bistro 245
Bistro 245 at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina is located on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or sunset cocktails and snacks as you watch the boats enter and leave the harbor. Waterfront dining at its best. Our Chefs prepare the Westin signature super foods breakfast, an array of mouthwatering salads and sandwiches for lunch, fresh local fish and juicy steaks for dinner, all with a Caribbean flair. Our bartenders will tempt you with our frozen drinks, tropical libations or choose one of our signature mojitos in 10 refreshing flavors. Bistro 245 is also the island's premier location for our nightly sunset celebration. Come out for people watching, the famous cat show and to see the nightly celebration to end the day. Bistro 245 is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal or sit back with a cocktail. Open daily from 7am until 10pm
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Bistro 245 reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (12)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (4)fit for foodies (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    after standing around for over an hour waiting for a table to open up because 3/4 of the outside seating was reserved I finally had the idea to book a table using open table. To my surprise seating times were wide open and I booked a table for 6 within the next 20 minutes. We really felt as if the seating staff had no clue what was going on or cared to have any customers. By the way if you ask why we didn't sit inside, that would be because the AC was not working. Food was moderate at best, and although the hostess and manager seemed like complete idiots, the service was descent. I should also note that none of the tables that they claimed were reserved were ever used in the 2+ hours that we were there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding waterside location
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Located on a waterfront landing with beautiful Key West sunsets. Food was well prepared and tasty. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Lizerd2177
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Really delicious! Everything was great, as was our waitress! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the view
    SuzyqVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Right on the harbor. Enjoyable to watch the boats, the sunset, the people, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Spectacular Seafood Brunch
    vivov
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The biggest freshest variety of seafood ever....raw bar, smoked salmon, sushi, ceviche, shrimp topped flatbread, caviers, poached fish. Carved beef and stuffed rolled beef. Omelet station. Superb selection of sweets..key lime tarts, danish, croissants, volcano cake, cheese cake, mousse, cannolli. An excellent assortment of food, beautifully displayed, served by a wonderful staff, located ocean front. The best in my memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for brunch!
    Bella
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I absolutely love brunch at the Westin. I was very disappointed to see that there was no Lobster Mac&Cheese this time. Please bring it back!!! It's do die for!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had dinner for our 20th wedding anniversary and could not have been happier! We had the crab cakes and avocado salad, which was phenomenal! We both had the beef tenderloin and it was cooked perfectly to order and so tender and tasty! Also Loved the frozen Rumrunner!!! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 109 reviews are from the Bistro 245 reviews archive.
  • Best view for dining at sunset!
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Quality, simple restaurant right off the Westin pier and perfect for sunsets. Husband LOVED the lobster and steak, but my Truffle Grouper was a little too rich. A little pricey, but worth it for a special night with good weather. Head upstairs later for a drink and better view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great location
    StraightTalk
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Either indoor (A/C) or outdoor a great view of the sunset over Sunset Key. Easy access to Mallory Square for the evening festivities. Westin parking garage. Good menu but pricey. The service was impeccable and the food expertly prepared and presented. All in all a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    group of six, the food was fresh and quality, service was good, price was fair, and would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset dinner
    2hungry
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Our last night in key west called for a sunset dinner and there are a few choices around the marina of the island. Favorable reviews from others and a good location fueled our decision. It didn't disappoint with good service and food. Nearly empty on a Thursday night and we chose to sit inside along the window as it was blazing hot outside and we needed a/c after being outside all day. We had the steak and lobster combo entrée. Although the seafood was a little dry it was still enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation spot
    Lovedit
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was a great sunset resturant in the mid to high price range.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast with a view.
    DominicS
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Bistro 245 was a wonderful experience. My mother and I had breakfast there the day before Mother's Day and we could not have had a better meal. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We sat inside and our view was absolutely gorgeous. I would highly recommend Bistro 245 to my family and friends for any meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    SuzyqVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We always take our company there as the food is good, the scenery is great and they get a great lay west experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sunset dining
    TomkVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Dinner was excellent. It's a great location for people watching and of course beautiful sunsets.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All about the sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Great views but just ok otherwise.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Nice view of the water, but it was masked by an obnoxious wedding party with extremely loud music. Food was average and very overpriced. Service was poor. They got attitude with us because we wanted a different table. Hostess was cranky, did not really greet us at all. Not impressed. Won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    DocCVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The view sitting outside looking at the Gulf of Mexico was beautiful. The service and lunch were outstanding. It was an ideal lunch experience. The only problem was locating the restaurant for tourists who are not familiar with the area because the address is a little misleading for it's on a pier not exactly on Front Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing sunset view and food!
    Beachbum0321
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We picked Bistro 245 based on other reviews and we're NOT disappointed! Everything was amazing, down to the honey and tangerine infused butter! We shared the Seafood Cocktail for an appetizer, followed by the Mahi and Shrimp and Lobster pasta dish. Both were incredible! The view of the sunset and street performers only made our experience better. And our server Karl was fantastic!! Ask for him. We will be back on our next trip to KW!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Paradise
    Leann1022
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The perfect place to eat dinner while watching the sun set. Make reservations ahead of time and make sure to ask for a table outside where you can watch the sun set. If you have an opportunity to sit on the upper deck, take it. Tourists often crowd the boardwalk area to get pictures and they may compromise the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went on a Thursday night,
    LBfoodie
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Went on a Thursday night, the restaurant was not crowded at all. Food was delicious and our waiter Karl was the best! The restaurant is also situated right by the water, so the view is very nice. Recommend for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a great brunch but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was a great brunch but the recent price increase is too much. Last years price is still published in the playbill for the Water Front Playhouse. 15% increase is too much.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    ReggieVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We stopped by for a late lunch. Had a few cocktails and the French Onion Soup, Tuna Ahi Salad and the crab appetizer. Followed off with some pinot grigo, everything was wonderful. Abundant sunshine, let's face it, this place is all about the fabulous water view. The excellent wait service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Of all the places we ate in key west this by far had the best location. Water, sunset, entertainment, and a cleaner scene than the typical key west Duval (which I love too). This place was just much more refined and elegant. Our server Edyta was amazing. We arrived a little later than we expected to the westin and we were tired and didn't want to venture far for dinner (we have a 2 month old) and we were very disappointed that we couldn't get into Latitudes. So we ended up at the bistro. I couldn't of been happier. The fish was amazing, could of had a touch more salt, and the conch, and the shrimp, and the keylime martini... I can go on and on. But Edyta was the cherry on top. So sweet, on top of everything but not pushy at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset
    Scenic
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Loved the sunset view, the food, the ambiance! Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro 245 Rocks!
    GoodEatin2U
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had an awesome breakfast... Food was great, service was great, and the view from our outdoor dining seats was perfect! And because I had cashed in some points via Recyclebank, our bill was taken care of which made the overall experience even better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice outdoor dining for the sunset
    georgeP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We ate at Bistro 245 twice last week. The location facing the ocean sunset is excellent. The seafood entrees and the gaspacho soup are superior. The waiter was very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Sunday brunch is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The Sunday brunch is the best deal in town - go for it! And for what you get, it's a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast @ Bistro 245
    Julie
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We had made a reservation but ended up arriving 1/2 hour early and was seated immediately. Outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the gulf . The salmon benedict was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT FRESH FOOD
    FERGY
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. FRESH, EXCELLENT CHOICES, NOT CARB LOAD. GREAT IF YOU LOVE FRESH FISH.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Champagne Brunch
    marie
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The Bistro restaurant was a great choice to celebrate my mother's 88th birthday. Great selection of food and good environment .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice meal in great location
    cev24
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Restaurant sits right overlooking water in key west, sit outside for great views as long as a cruise ship not parked at the dock in front. We chose to sit inside as it was muggy and the sun had already set, plus I dislike eating an expensive meal on a patio with passers by looking over my shoulder.(personal preference). It was a good choice as inside was quiet for a romantic dinner. Food was excellent, imaginative albeit a bit expensive.....very common in Key West these days. But a good choice for a special occasion. Fish fresh and well prepared.Service excellent, unobtrusive but helpful and efficient, thanks Alex!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in key west
    Sharonraeii
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Tuna salad & grouper sandwich. We shared each other's. Sitting on Mallory square between docked cruise she and watching the cat man set up. This was the best bang for our buck, so to speak. I would suggest moving to the upper bar area, just to see the sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoors, but...
    MangopopVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    The tables were outside with a short fence, on the waterfront. a steel drum player was just ending as we arrived. A band several hundred yards down the waterfront cranked out some mildly annoying noise. Waiter was great, good suggestions, attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good. Not much ambiance, just outdoors seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    IluvwineVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Was wonderful food a little salty but most resturants are we go to key west every year and stay at westin never been disappointed will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view to watch Key West go by.
    Dine4FunVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Location is very good for sunset as well as to see the activity along the water in Key West. Food is good, no real standouts but tasty enough. Service was attentive. Nice spot to dine when on vacation, particularly sitting outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Average
    katieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    While on vacation we went for lunch. We expected a great meal given the reviews online. However, the food was barely edible. I've had much better sandwiches at deli's let alone restaurants and for a much more reasonable price. We also ordered a grilled pineapple salad which ended up being very bitter arugula, onions, and 4 small pieces of pineapple. The restaurant also smelled of bleach. We will not be going back.
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  • Okay - not great
    DahliaDoo
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Our service was fabulous. The manager was attentive. The food was just okay. Menu is a bit limited with maybe too many fish entrees and not enough other choices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    catrig77
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    everything was fabulous. Drinks were a little skimpy and expensive but otherwise a fine dine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRAVO Bistro 245!!!
    FloridaKeysGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    My whole experience today at Bistro 245 can be described as - EXQUISITE ! .Again I could not resist ordering my favorie-the Ahi Tuna and Avocado Salad(an entree-sized salad).It is, in my opinion, the best-tasting salad ever! And, every ingredient used at Bistro 245 is the freshest available.My server today was new ,originally from the country of Turkey. Since he was new,I cannot remember his name, but he fit right in with their friendly, attentive, and efficient staff. As I've just emphasized, the food is always FRESH,FRESH,FRESH at Bistro 245. But now, on to the atmosphere/ambiance. It is very relaxed and quiet. If you want to sit inside as opposed to outside on their patio,there are still some tables next to the window with an oceanview.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.