Ortanique Grand Cayman

Ortanique Grand Cayman

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cindyhutsoncuisine.com/
  • Phone: (345) 640-7710
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary Asian, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Cindy Hutson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Ortanique Grand Cayman
Award winning chef/owner Cindy Hutson will dazzle and delight your palate by creating dishes using traditional Caribbean ingredients in an innovative way. By concentrating on the wonderful flavor combinations of fish, fruits, vegetables and traditional tropical seasonings, Ortanique offers diners authentic Caribbean cuisine with a fresh, light attitude.
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Ortanique Grand Cayman reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)scenic view (5)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (5)good for groups (4)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • RleadineVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Delicious Fisherman's Catch! Outdoor dining is gorgeous!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My last visit was very enjoyable. The food was very good and the service was good. It is very pleasant sitting outside near the water. Don't go too early. Camana Bay can be overrun with screaming children before 7PM.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • A Gem in Camana Bay!
    WRFGVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our 4th visit to Ortanique was as amazing as the first, second and third over the past two weeks. The team at Ortanique provide a dining experience that is truly outstanding, and everything I've tried on the menu (appetizers, mains, desserts) has had that unique touch that makes this place so special. We had the pleasure of hosting another couple, and they were very impressed and loved the evening. Well done everyone! See you next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 in a row!
    WRFGVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We enjoyed our 3rd dinner at Ortanique on the 6th of August for Lynn's birthday dinner, and like the previous two dinners, it was absolutely perfect. We arrived a bit early, and were able to enjoy a drink at the bar, watching Rahm (sp) work his magic. Mary was our server again, and like the first time, was outstanding. We were fortunate enough to meet Barrett as well, and Mike - the chef, came out to thank us for returning so often. Very nice touch - thank you to all, including those who's names I didn't pick up. Lynn thoroughly enjoyed her birthday dinner, especially the artwork designed birthday wish on her dessert plate. We'll try to get back once more before flying out. Either way, we'll be back. Coral Gables is on the agenda!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic again!
    WRFGVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We returned for the second time on this trip, and completely enjoyed the evening from start to finish. Our server, Elizabeth, was exceptional, and made a wonderful evening even better. See you again on Wednesday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Ortanique Grand Cayman reviews archive.
  • Outstanding
    WRFGVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    From start to finish, our dinner for four, on July 30th, was outstanding. Our main server, Mary, a lovely Filipina, described items on the menu with such style that each item seemed like the "one to have". Her knowledge of wines is exceptional. The atmosphere - nicely upscale yet relaxed. Food preparation and presentation - like a work of art. Amazing taste sensations. Simply something else! Mary, and the supporting wait staff were excellent, and made our evening at Ortanique one to remember. And Mary, we'll be back a couple of more times on this visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Visited from New York while on vacation. The setting is beautiful. Restaurant is located in the Camana Bay shopping area, short drive from the seven mile beach. Food was good by New York standards, but overpriced. Service was exceptional. We were a group of 20, including 6 kids who shared courses. It was a bit disappointing to discover a $5 course-sharing charges attached to our $800+ bill???Be aware that prices are listed in local currency : at the time of our dinner that resulted in 20% greater US dollar charge vs. The listed price...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Delicious and charming
    SSmith
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Lovely dining spot in Camana Bay. Great ambiance, personable staff and awesome food. Seafood shines in the ceviches and fresh catch menu items. No rush to move you along, they are delighted to have you dine with them. Would be fun for happy hour as well as they have cozy couch areas. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Dining
    EatFishVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great place for outdoor dining in the evenings, EXCEPT when seated next to 30 people in a cigar smoking club! The smells and smoke were overpowering and ruined an otherwise fine dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We were in and out in 45 min Thats ridiculous. Our appetizers came before our cocktails We would have ordered a bottle if wine but we knew our food would be gone before it came
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of everything
    AnnieEVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Ortanique , at Camana Bay, on Grand Cayman has food that surpasses the quality of most restaurant s. This is our second vacation to Grand Cayman, and the ambience, food, presentation is hard to top, even in New York......but the view to the sea and tha ability to dine indoors or outdoors is wonderful. First time we went for dinner, this past Saturday, we had lunch. Fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great if you like salt…and waiting
    CayFanVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Out of our whole week in Cayman with dozens of dining options, I was really looking forward to this restaurant most of all. The idea sounded so promising, and the reviews made it sound like Ortanique delivered on the hype. Well, we were disappointed. We ate in so many superior restaurants on Grand Cayman during the rest of the trip, and they were all striving to be restaurants -- not cash cows for investors. To begin with, even though it was not particularly crowded, we waited excessively at every stage. Getting the drink order in, then the food orders. Seeing the first course come out, only to wait 30 minutes for the entrees. The seafood was overly salted, the sweetness and texture needlessly cloaked in sharp sodium. Shrimp was not fresh.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ortanique at Camana Bay
    drhdhomeVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Great place. Too expensive, though. I ordered a Norma Salad ($14.00) and added scallops. They charged me $12.00 extra for two pieces of scallop. That was ridiculous.
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    hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ortanique delivers
    MeeZer
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The food was outstanding, the waitress engaging and the setting very nice. While a bit pricey, the cost was overshadowed by the quality of the dishes. We had a snapper ceviche-tuna tartare combo that was amazing. Our entrees were every bit as good. My wife had the coconut shrimp and seared diver scallops and I had the ahi prepared island style. Awesome! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Caribbean fusion cuisine
    josephVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were very impressed by the food at th Caribbean fusion spot - the chocolate/cocoa crusted salmon was incredible! And the view from the waterfront table was great! We loved it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening in paradise
    emsfromwi
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is our third trip to Ortanique. We make it a point to have dinner here whenever we vacation in Grand Cayman. It is the perfect combination of superb food, charming outdoor eating and capable service in a peaceful, relaxing setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Caribbean
    StephenPlusGwen
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    The food was superb. The ceviche, with lots of lime, creative spicing and wahu, was truly spectacular. The heaven-sent coconut cake dessert is an absolute must-try. Light as a feather; loaded with shaved fresh coconut. Spectacular. Service could have been more prompt; but the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Lovely location, excellent food, pricey but well worth it. Staff, particularly Maria from England and mwangi from Kenya added to the evening. Well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corporate chain?
    xyz1
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Some dishes were very good, but not the special duck confit salad. Duck confit should be succulent with crispy skin. There was not a fleck of crisped duck skin and the meat was desiccated to the point of being hard and tasteless—should have been called duck jerky. Serving were generous—to make up for quality? Had the feel of a chain restaurant. For the prices, Ortanique is too inconsistent and pretentious.
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  • New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a wonderful and memorable meal......must try the braised short rib app....one of the best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Year's Eve Dining
    HHRSCayman
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dined at Ortanique at an early seating on New Year's Eve to enjoy the fireworks with our daughter. I was absolutely (as were our guests) delighted by the service and the food we received. The team at Ortanique were fabulous from the time we arrived until the time we left. Thank you so much!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server Beata was wonderful.
    canuckinma
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Our server Beata was wonderful. Calamari appetizer was a bit tough, but the rest of the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in Cayman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Ortanique was just what I was looking for the other night for dinner. I had the braised short ribs for an appetizer and the catch of the day which was wahoo for an entree. Both were exceptional. I ate at the bar and had outstanding service from a very knowledgeable bartender. He pared the wines with both dishes well. Their wine selection was diverse and of an appropriate quality and price point. I summary, I enjoyed dining at Ortanique and would certainly recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with a price
    Torch1380VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    This second restaurant, the other in Miami serves great tasting, generous portions, and nice presentation. The service was less than wonderful due to not enough staff. They did try but the were waits for all parts of the meal which was longer then one wishes. Dishes prepared with good planning, tasty and different. Would recommend but plan to make it your only activity if going on a busy night!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made to feel very special
    Wheezy
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    To start with, the food was amazing. Even though there were only two of us and we didn't spend big money, the staff made us feel very special. Every dish we asked for more information on was described in great detail with obvious knowledge of the meals. We didn't feel abandoned for a moment and there was always someone available when we needed something. We sat outside and it was perfect. Will definitely be going to Ortanique more regularly, the food really is that good. Also, they do great coffee!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    All of our dining experiences on the island were above par and Ortanique was no different. The Grouper might have been the best single thing I have ever eaten in my life and I have eaten in James Beard winning and Michelin star rated restaurants.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Our food was delicious and
    Foodfan21
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Our food was delicious and the service was even better. My husband and I both had the pan seared shrimp and thought they were prepared perfectly. My mango mojito was to die for and the lemongrass with starfruit creme brûlée was so rich and creamy that I would definitely order it again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service a bit slow.. was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Service a bit slow.. was not impressed that it took 30 mins for bread to be sent to table. Ching Ching birds also a bother.
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  • The food was fantastic and
    skibum
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    The food was fantastic and the outdoor ambiance was unbeatable!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first time at Ortanique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    My first time at Ortanique and was very pleasantly surprised by the menu, happy hour specials and cocktail menu. Will definitely visit during my next trip to Grand Cayman.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Absolutely fantastic in every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Absolutely fantastic in every way. Wide variety of entree choices including vegetarian options. Very creative cuisine with nice presentation and excellent flavor combinations. Outdoor area with nice ambiance and waterway/tropical island view. Quiet, but not too quiet. Enthusiastic server that obviously was a fan of the food and chef and had great opinions and suggestions. Wine list was very extensive and reasonably priced 25% off Tuesday. Price was on the high side, but worth it!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Worth a return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    We dined al fresco at a few quality establishments while in Grand Cayman, and Ortanique was a definite highlight. We started with the ceviche / tartare appetizer of local fish, followed by the day's fish special and ribeye. The food was delicious, the service on-point, and the $5 house mojitos (Monday's only) were thirst quenching. Overall, an excellent experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We ate here our first night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We ate here our first night in the Caymans and it was a warm, wonderful welcome. The fish was prepared just right, the drinks were interesting and the outdoor dining area was wonderfully tropical. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A very good restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    A very good restaurant with a creative menu. The seafood was fresh and very well prepared. This is one of quite a few excellent places on this small island. We had a great server and a very good time. The restaurant is located in a newer shopping area with a nice ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • The food was an 8. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    The food was an 8. The service was a 5. After ordering, we did not see our waiter until after we had already been served our appetizer. Unfortunately, this was a little late, since we had ordered wine with dinner. The staff ran our apps out, but didn't wait to see if we needed anything else (our wine! it was an anniversary dinner after all!!!). But I guess our waiter didn't care about that. The food was was good, but good luck with the follow up from the wait staff. YMMV.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • spectacular sibling to the
    plecticalVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    spectacular sibling to the Miami original.....highly recommended,,,,fritters are a must,,,,sit outside,,,weather allowing
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Avoid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Avoid - poor service and mediocre food. While we were ordering, our server kept wiping his nose with his hand. It was all downhill from there. Slooowww service and food not worth the wait.
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  • Everything was so good! thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Everything was so good! thanks for a wonderful evening of food and wine. we could not enjoyed our food more and the restaurant ambiance is fantastic. one of the best places to enjoy a meal in grand cayman, the food is soooo good.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • My 4th visit to this resturant
    EarlVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    My 4th visit to this resturant and it is always a pleasure. The seafood is fresh and fantastic!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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  • Second piece of bread you pay for?
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    The food is good, not great but good. Here is what ruined the entire meal - you are in a nice resturant with not so cheap prices and they call themselves fine dining - yet the waiter tells you your first basket of bread is free but you have to pay more if you want it. REally, to me that is called McDonalds, get serious = we were at the Ritz Carlton and they gave us as much bread as we wanted for comparable prices, however, we don't want to overload on bread when the food is good. Just add it to the bill and stop telling people sounds cheap and diminishes the entire experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic