Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/GrandCayman/Dining/Blue-byEricRipert/Default.htm
  • Phone: 345-815-6912x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Seasonal Closure: August 31 to November 19, 2014



  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Seifried
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining for groups of 30-40 and a private dining room for 10.
  • Private Party Contact: Andres Munoz 345-815-6100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Bay Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
Indisputably, Grand Cayman’s premier restaurant. Blue by Eric Ripert is where both guests and Caymanians come to be beguiled by true epicurean artistry in the grand tradition of Le Bernardin.

•Seafood menus inspired by the bounty of Cayman’s fishermen
•Featuring locally-caught and responsibly-fished seafood
•Select from Prix Fixe or Blue by Eric Ripert and Blue Classics Tasting Menus
•Wine cellar featuring more than 800 selections

Awards:

•AAA Five Diamond Award 2008-2013
•Wine Spectator - Best of Award of Excellence 2008-2013
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)fit for foodies (29)romantic (27)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • PHENOMENAL!!!
    StephVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We debated whether to take out a second mortgage to come here but oh, it was SO well worth the expense! Had an amazing dining experience and loved every itty bitty minute of it, from the gracious check-in, to the impeccable and engaging service to the outstanding dishes. We were lucky to get in on the last night before Blue closed for the season. Definitely plan to come here when you make your way to Grand Cayman - you will enjoy it!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • One of our best dinners ever!
    BuenprovechoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Blue was definitely up their with our top dining experiences of all times, including the likes of Per Se and Joel Robuchon! The service was fantastic and the meal was fabulous with the tasting menu providing several memorable delights. And although I had been there before on a business dinner, enjoying this spectacular experience with my beautiful, 21 week pregnant wife was 100x better!! The ambience in the restaurant just oozed of love in the air. Bonus: The night will be magical if you have the pleasure of staying at the Ritz Carlton the same evening you dine at Blue, especially after the lovely wine pairing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • M and M
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    On average 400USD with 2 glasses of champagne to start. Well worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Ebs312
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very good meal as expected with an eric ripert restaurant. Service was excellent. However, the food was a tad bit salty for our taste. Overall, excellent time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime doesn't come close
    Nottoolate
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I don't think I could have found a better place to celebrate the first day of my 40th decade. A truly international team of warm, caring professionals who made an occasion beyond outstanding. This team did justice to the unbelievably spectacular tasting menu that came from the talented hands of the kitchen staff. Thank you to the chef and servers of Blue for making my birthday so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent 'Blue '
    emjdining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate here for a treat while holidaying in Grand Cayman . All the Reviews are correct it is AMAZING . We had the 7 course tasting menu & accompanying generous glasses of wine . We felt well looked after & all courses were perfectly explained & Cooked so fantastically . We will be back if we return to Grand Cayman . If you are hesitating , don't , GO , it is not to be missed !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    jngo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here was incredibly good. As good as Le Bernardin IMHO. A bit nosier that a fine dining place should be. Wine list is nose bleed high. The food was just fantastic. Not a single dish was bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food at $$$$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, atmosphere, and service. Super expensive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing!
    MM12VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food, Service, Wine .... A+ Worth every penny. Simply a must do!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was superb. The food amazing. My husband and I were celebrating our honeymoon! Definitely, will be back!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    PickyEaters
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Every aspect of the evening was incredible. Great atmosphere, service, food, and wine. We chose the wine paring with dinner and each course was perfect. Great choices even through the dessert course. We were stunned and overjoyed with the experience. It was our dinner of the year perhaps the decade. An excellent reason to return to Cayman.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding experience
    cay1st
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have chosen this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. It was the right choice! We had 7 courses testing menu and it was simply amazing. Truly unique dining experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Class dining and service
    ijn201
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very impressed. We are a couple of New Yorkers who have dined at all the best places in NYC and we were truly pleased by the level if service and quality of the food. Joel is a wonderful server, making brilliant wine pairings and food recommendations. They greet and addressed us by name, and made a routine birthday dinner extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Outstanding service by Andre, food was impeccable. Highly recommend the tuna foie gras. Will definitely return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to standard
    foodtraveller
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Over cooked fish......really? Yes, anything off the grill was horrible. Two orders of Dover sole badly done. Not anywhere near NYC standards.
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  • Nice dining experience.
    EdDiaz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our family came to Blue to celebrate two birthdays. We had a very nice time. The meal hit on all cylinders. Even knowing to expect it was going to be pricey, it still stung a little when the check came, but overall, it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meal of a lifetime
    deanonycVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I've had a lot of seafood meals and the Eric Ripert tasting at Blue left everything a far second place. Every aspect of the experience was just mind blowing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!
    TimetoDiet
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    BLUE - my new favorite word. This was the best dining experience of my life to date. Every morsel was perfection. Each taste more magnificient than the last. The ambience, the service, everything was just sublime and outstanding. We can't stop talking about it. State-side we will be heading to NYC to Mr.Ripert's restaurant there.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Nothing more to be said but unbelievably amazing! Best food in grand cayman and worth the $$!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite!
    Beth
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Most amazing, expensive meal ever! And worth every penny! Outstanding service. Original presentation and taste. I wanted to hold each bite in my mouth for hours. First time here, so we tried the Eric Ripert tasting menu. Can't go wrong! Asked for a signed copy of the menu and unexpectedly ended up meeting the Chef Thomas and getting a tour of the kitchen. (I wouldn't expect this though, we were there in the off season.)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best experiences
    tryingoutnycVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I were looking for the perfect way to end our trip to the Cayman Islands, and Blue did not disappoint. Being from NYC, we have regularly gone to restaurants that have great food and great service, and we expected this to be similar- however, Blue was exceptional and on a whole new level. The service is attentive but not overbearing, and the food is within the top 3 places I've ever gone to. I highly recommend coming here at least once if you are visiting the Cayman Islands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class cuisine
    peacefulrb
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    WE celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and it exceeded our expectations. The staff throughout the restaurant were genuinely enjoying themselves so that set the tone immediately. they have a great desire to make you as comfortable as possible. The food was outstanding. We had the tasting menu and it was amazing. Wine pairings were spot on. One of the people in our party is a celiac and they had no problem substituting the gluten parts of the food. Even wonderful gluten free rolls that they make there...delicious! The fish was outstanding in every course, loved the play on the food...delicious. each course flowed into the other perfectly...and the wine!!! Great...Highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!
    MagicFan1987
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Blue by Eric Ripert is among the best meals that I have ever eaten in my life. The menu features unique, one of a kind creations and a massive wine list to boot should you choose to select from the menu a la carte. However, my wife and I elected to go with the tasting menu, which featured 6 dishes from the menu arranged to provide a grand tour of the flavors available. The meal was, simply put, divine. Fresh fish and seafood was combined with unique arrangements of sauces and other ingredients to create not just a dinner, but an experience. The wait staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable without being overbearing, and the ambience was refined but simple. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Party In Your Mouth
    djdoggystyle
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Outstanding sauces & desserts... just what you'd expect from Eric Ripert! The menu style can be a bit confusing at first, but the wait staff is patient & accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal ever.
    Michiganfoodfan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was the best meal I have had in a very long time. In no way shap or form was it cheap. My wife and I went with the tasting menu. Everyone looked amazing. My only negative was the time between dishes was a little long.
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I can't even put my experience into words. It was unreal and the best meal I've ever eaten in my life. We got the Eric Rippert tasting menu and everything was spot on. We loved it. I tried to go twice during our stay but it was booked up. Do not go to Cayman Islands and miss out on this. The wine list is one of best I've ever seen. Go here!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Ever...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It's the French Laundry of Seafood. Best seafood meal- EVER.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blue Never Disappoints
    houstonalle
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Can I give it 6 stars? We try to visit Blue every time we come to Cayman. The menu descriptions fall short of the deliciously that awaits. I enjoyed the hamachi, tuna and ravioli with the chocolate dessert. Amazing flavor, inventive preparation and creative presentation. Still savoring it.
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  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I travel all over the world. This is the second time I have eaten at Blue.... simply the best meal I have ever had.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Alfred
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    A remarkable and unforgettable experience. It was my first time in an Eric Ripert restaurant and it was unique. I would strongly recommend Le Bernardin and The Blue to my most demanding friends.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    Jaywalker87
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My husband and I ordered the Classics Tasting Menu with wine parings. It was easily one of the top 3 meals we've ever enjoyed! Our favorites were the tuna fois gras and the dover sole with brown butter & tamarind sauce and a side dish of basmati rice. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. A little over $700 and we didn't order cocktails, coffee, etc..but it was well worth it and an excellent way to celebrate our birthdays!
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dinner to remember.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I had booked the restaurant about a week before going, so we were definitely excited about going and seeing for ourselves, what the Eric Ripert experience was all about. From the minute we walked into the Ritz, the service was beyond exceptional. All of that continued while inside at Blue. The attendants were top notch... Fred and Stephano were just fabulous! I had the Eric Ripert 7 course menu and my husband had the Blue 6 course... all to die for and not to mention the presentation of each--WOW! Any foodie visiting the island definitely needs to go and check Blue out!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An olfactory dining experience
    WorthEveryPenny
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The four of us went to Blue for my birthday dinner on Sat, April 26, 2014. We ordered from the three-page tasting menu which was fantastic. Every bite of food was perfection. Our two servers were terrific - helpful in explaining items and assisting in ordering. It was without a doubt one of the best dinners that I have ever had (despite the high price tag). My 3 dining companions agree. It was worth every penny! Keep up the perfection in food prep and service. Decor comment - The celestial blue rug was cool.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue April 26, 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Menu is fashioned like Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin in NYC: raw, almost raw and slightly cooked. They had special offerings or 6 or 7 courses with wine pairings or not and the usual 4 course fixed price. The tuna with fois gras, lobster with macadamia nut and Dover sole were all excellent. The accompanying sauces we very flavorful and enhanced each dish. The quality and freshness of the ingredients is worth the price. It was like eating in NYC while being at a nice island resort. I'll eat here again before my vacation comes to an end.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    Bruce
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This was by far the best food and service I have ever had. The food presentation and flavors were incredible. If you want a great food experience, go to Blue by Eric Ripert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great tasting menu with wine pairings. Expensive but highly recommended. The staff did everything to ensure the evening was a success
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eric Ripert, enough said.
    SSmith
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    A review? If you have to ask, then don't bother. Most amazing meal of my life.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Laundry of seafood
    IowafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wow. Multi course extravaganza of seafood paired with wine and a bill to send you to the hospital. Service to match. We did the Eric Ripert menu with wine, my daughter and her boyfriend went earlier in the week and had the Blue menu. They said both were equally excellent but thought the Blue menu wines were better matched with the food. My opinion would be that about 50 percent of the wines were perfect matches, the others acceptable but a little off, but I would definitely do the wine pairing again. They also will give you extra pours of any of the wines. The bill makes this a special occasion type of place --$1200 for three people.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than expected
    TampaHoosierVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Having dined at Le Bernardin a couple of times, I can say there was no let-down in food quality, staff attentiveness, or attention to detail at Blue. Every course was expertly prepared and exquisitely presented. If you are a fan of fine dining and visit the Caribbean, Blue is an absolute must visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite in every way....
    RIFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I have eaten here several times and the recent visit was my most enjoyable...the service was exceptional (they are mind-readers!); the food was exquisitely prepared and presented, and sublime in flavor. The wine list contains some distinctive wines that are different from what you typically see in Cayman. I would say the meal was worth ever penny, but those who go will have to enjoy the TOTAL experience--that is food, presentation, service and atmosphere. That is what you are paying for. It is a prix-fixe menu, and the starting four course meal was $98 CI (about $120 USD). They offer two other menus (6 courses, if I remember correctly) with and without wine pairings. So it is not for the faint of hear--or wallet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate