Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jekyllclub.com/
  • Phone: (912) 635-5200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Abigail Hutchinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Piano for Holiday Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: School House Lane
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available.
A word from Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Casual Fine Dining at it's best. The Courtyard at Crane of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is located center courtyard and loggia of the historic Crane Cottage. Exquisite al fresco ambiance or well appointed indoor dining options are available along with world class cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (16)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (8)scenic view (7)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Eureka
    Dreamwalker
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Reminded me of a place where time stood still. Just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keep going back!
    Savfooddemon
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant has excellent food and service. Have been going there for several years and it is consistently outstanding. The ambiance is romantic and perfect for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Courtyard at Crane, Jekyll Island
    Jkdovie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere! Dined alfresco and it was romantic and pleasurable. The food was impeccably prepared and presented. Kelly our waiter was very professional and quick with everything we ordered. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers better than entrees
    Princess
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    ate in the lovely courtyard w/fountain. Staff attentive. Husband ordered 2 appetizers: stuffed avocado and crab cakes ; wife ordered catch of day with salad and veggies. Avocado underripe, stuffing very good. The arrival of fish entree at the same time as crab cake appetizer was underwhelming, as the piece of dried out white fish over dry looking white rice looked unappealing compared to the two beautiful large crab cakes nestled on tri colored garnish. The savior was a beure blanc; I asked for extra and poured it liberally over the fish and rice. husband enjoyed his crab cakes. For dessert, the key lime pie looked delicious but tasted only of whipped cream. The lime was way too subtle.Texture was good tho. But need to up the lime.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too expensive
    jivacation
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great service. Not enough dinner choices and too expensive for dinner menu. Would go back for lunch but not dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When you want to feel special...
    YodaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You will feel special dining at the Crane. The location is an architectural gem with a unique history and till date you will experience the sense of a very romantic and classy place. Your taste buds will thank you snd do will your self respect with outstanding flavor and first class service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Can always depend on them to deliver a high quality, first class experience! Nothing goes lacking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The quality of all aspects of our dinner was superb. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time here
    GAEX
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first visit. It was my wife's birthday. She really gets into places like this, i.e., white linen tablecloth, stem water glass, etc. It's a lot like the grand ballroom at the hotel, but not quite as formal. I had the grilled steak sandwich - excellent. I like the fact that the bread was not very thick. My wife had grilled scallops. Her plate was very artsy presentation, as was the piece of pie she had for dessert. Speaking of dessert, they had ample options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We ate here twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. It was excellent both times. The service was great and the menu offered a variety. We would definitely eat there again. Love the ambiance. Those old homes are impressive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommend with some reservation
    Dumyum
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Server was nice but not efficient....slow to serve wine and mistake on check. Given food prices the food prep and service should have been more extraordinary. Ambience and hostess (French?) we're extraordinary:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    sbh0303
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Jekyll Island with family. We had a lovely date night at the Courtyard at Crane. The service/staff was friendly and accommodating. We had the fried green tomato appetizer to start. It was light and delicious. I ordered the crab-stuffed shrimp and my husband had the filet mignon. He was a little disappointed that the steak was over-cooked. He asked for medium and it was definitely medium-well. The steak was flavorful, so he still enjoyed his dinner. My dinner was excellent. We had the peanut butter pie for dessert. It was to die for!! The ambiance is very romantic and there is not a bad view from any window in the house. A real Southern gem! We will definitely return the next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Courtyard at Crane - Jekyll Island Club Hotel reviews archive.
  • We are in love!
    Atlfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our family takes an all-girls beach trip every July. In all the years we have been coming to Jekyll Island, this is our first time eating here! It was fantastic, great service, gorgeous dining room and outside courtyard. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual elegance
    thwgt
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Wonderful dining experience in the heart of Jekyll's historic district. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The beer cheese soup and the saltimbocca were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We dined at the Courtyard on our last day at the resort. It is a beautiful old cottage that has been converted in a restaurant. The ambience and service were excellent. The food was very good with a wide selection of choices for lunch. Will try again on our next visit for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Highly recommend! Food was outstanding. loved the setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We ate here, while staying at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. We had an early dinner reservation as we were eating wit our kids (8-15), it was early and midweek so it was quiet in the restaurant. The food was good and we all enjoyed it very much. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal and view
    Meff44VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We ate here on our Anniversary weekend. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive, yet not overwhelming. The view of the waterway made it all perfect. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We ordered the seafood pasta seafood was cooked fine but the pasta was mush, also ordered the filet cooked med but it came med well and had a strange vinegar taste, our final order was the marinated tempeh could not taste the marinade and wanted to go in the kitchen and give the chef a quick vegan cooking lesson. Salad had a great dressing and the bread was fantastic. We had to sit near the kitchen door in a nearly empty restaurant way overpriced for the quality
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  • Good time, Great food
    eddiessteel
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Met before a business meeting. The food and the service was at its best. I will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nostalgic
    RedBurgundyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went for the old world charm, the entire hotel and grounds were very romantic. A nice lunch in a quaint dining room. It turned out to be very relaxing, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Dining Experience
    Elise
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I was not expecting to be blown away by the excellent food at the entire Jekyll Island Club. We ate at every restaurant and loved each one. But our meal at Crane was To-Die-For. The Scallops with candied pancetta were mind blowing. I am already trying to figure out how to recreate that amazing dish. We sat outside and it was an all around superb experience. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ARleneVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food , service and view very nice lunc selection
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Jansue
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We've eaten Thanksgiving brunch here for 3years. First time in the evening and it was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food on the Island!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Everyone in my party loved their food and they offered enough of a selection to fit my meat eater to my non- meat eater. We all agreed it was the best meal we had that weekend and would definitely be back. Our server was awesome and we enjoyed the beauty of the courtyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lavish Ambiance
    TheConciergeVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have a corner table next to the fireplace which set the mood. The peach soup, crab cakes, filet and the duck (for me) was fantastic! Our server was very good with the kids, was honest and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    kber
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food on the buffet was "luke cool". fantastic selection and very tasty..!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Wow!
    ZzzTheDay
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    In my opinion, if you live on GA coast, you have to go to Jekyll Island for the food and ambiance at least once a year. I don't live nearby but how could it be anything else? The Grand Dining Room and the Crane Cottage are great places to dine. We ate outdoors at the Crane Cottage in a lovely courtyard with 2 dozen arches, lovely flowers, beautiful weather. Serene and gorgeous. Food was excellent! We both had seafood dinners and they were both yummy with excellent presentation. I'm not sure what could possibly have made this a better evening; we were even pleased with the house wine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    ZzzTheDay
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is inside the Jekyll Island Club grounds. First rate meal amongst gardens, columns, arches and great weather. Indoor tables available too.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JohnT328
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on Jeckyll and I made dinner reservations at the Courtyard at Crane. We decided to dine outside since the weather was perfect. The meals were great and the service was outstanding. Our waiter knew it was a special occasion and offered us two complimentary glasses of Champagne. We will definitely recommend the Courtyard to our friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place to impress!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Had a client coming into town and went to Crane to impress her! It was flawless and I didn't have to do any of the work.... only enjoy a outstanding evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Outstanding service. Delicious but expensive dinner. Portions on the small side. Our waiter was professional and patient, even though we arrived right before closing and took our time.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Beachbunny
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We were greeted and shown to our table upon arriving. Had been offered the choice of indoors or outside, but chose inside as it was chilly. Outdoors looked pleasant and inviting, however. Our waitress was knowledgeable and excellent. The salad, entrees and wine were excellent and attractively presented. We commented that the room we were in reminded us of dining in Italy or France - very nice ambiance and not noisy. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • transported to italy
    janicecl
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    not that this is an Italian menu, but eating lunch outside in the covered courtyard is like being in a piazza! Good wine was shared by a group of 6...special daily pizza recommended by waitress was excellent. Others had salads, croissant sandwich w/crab salad, or pasta with shrimp. All very light and well prepared. Definitely a must for a relaxing special lunch when on Jekyll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expectations easily met
    Donna
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We expected a delicious meal, excellent service and a beautiful setting. We were not disappointed. Our waitress even went out of her way to speak with the chef regarding the special of the evening in order to get a wine recommendation. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great semi-casual lunchtime dining
    Eddie2
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Although outdoor seating is offered in a lovely courtyard setting, it was a bit cool & breezy the day we dined so we chose to sit inside. The room where we were seated was cozy, comfortable & had a view out large windows to the front gardens. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly & attentive. Tables are adequately spaced & although casual, there is an air of grace to the setting. The soup of the day (seafood with a touch of cream) was excellent; salads were fresh & bright with many good choices. Fish of the day (grouper) was well-prepared & presented, as was the artichoke pasta with shrimp. We were thoroughly satisfied with our dining experience & highly recommend C@C.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood
    Wayne
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We arrived late and enjoyed a quiet and excellent dinner with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has poor quality
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The salad was premade, cucumbers had been frosted in the refrigerator. Fried green tomato sandwich was not on sourdough, was bland and bread greasy. Pecan pie was not fresh and was clearly a few days old as the syrup was oozing through the bottom crust. Server was nice (Kelly). Building was gorgeous.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our dining experience was top notch. The food, the service, the decor, and the garden view was just perfect! The waitress was friendly and we four enjoyed ourselves very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always return
    Youngatheart
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The ambience, service and food keep us returning to this gem of a restaurant. We have found that if it is a get together with friends or a romantic meal, Cranes delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet