Wonderful French Cuisine
This was a beautiful and delightful restaurant. It is a real hidden gem on Duval Street. The food was excellent, the service friendly and ambiance lovely! This restaurant really stands out as excellent in all areas! A wonderufl find!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back.
Excellent variety of food. We had 7 in our group and everyone had an excellent meal. We will definitely return! Great service and very friendly waitress.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ann and I love The Banana
Ann and I love The Banana Cafe. We have a lot of visitors in Key West and we almost always take them to The Banana on the 1st or 2nd night because it is a perfect first impression of Key West food and service. We love Adrianna and the rest of the staff.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining with laid-back vibe
Excellent food--prepared to enhance rather than drown the fine ingredients. My own dish--yellowtail snapper with gnocchi and green beans--was superb. Very nice salad as well of marinated fennel with shaved onion. Nice atmosphere--the weather cooperated, and we ate on the upstairs deck. Portions did not overwhelm but were just right. Great vibe. Not a tourist trap; not glitzy, slick, or pretentious; but fine. Attentive service but not obtrusive. If the noise was moderate that's because my own party of seven made a good deal of it. I hope to return to Key West and I would absolutely eat here again in a heartbeat.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best baguettes ever!
This wonderful neighborhood cafe has been an institution for breakfast and lunch crepes in Key West for many years. It has added dinner service. The cafe itself is limited in terms of what it can do to transform the venue daily, but the owners make a definite and successful effort. They have created a nice evening atmosphere by using candles crisp white table clothes and linens, and a bistro uniformed waitstaff. The chef serves a delicious French bistro evening menu. The food becomes the main attraction at night. The French onion soup is divine, and served with a large crouton and plenty of cheese. It can be an entree when paired with any of the other delicious appetizers. The baguettes are marvelous!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good test of a restaurant'a
A good test of a restaurant'a service is how a single woman is treated, and Bsnana Cafe made me feel very welcome. I was dining late and did not feel rushed at all. The nion soup is excellent, and the fresh tuna nicoise very good. Nice wine list by the glass. This is a spot to return to often. It's on the quiet, stylish end of Duval,perfect for locals and tourists alike. Many nice shops and galleries to browse on the way.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! The seats by the
Great food! The seats by the open windows make for great people watching too.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time even better
I visited Banana Café twice during my six day visit to Key West. It is on the quieter, classier south end of Duval, and close to my B&B on Elizabeth Street. The food, like everywhere in Key West, is more expensive than similar places in cities I frequent, but hey, you can't get off the island for dinner, exactly. I had the stuffed pork chop with asparagus and mashed potatoes. It was tasty and filling. The bread at Banana Café is the best I've ever had in the US. They serve it will an interesting dish of butter pats in herb-infused olive oil...the best of both for dipping and spreading. I'll for sure return to Banana Café on my next visit to KW.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great food and excellent
Really great food and excellent service from Diana.
The catch of the day crepe was fantastic!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old friend in a new light
We've been going to Banana Cafe for years -- well before the "new" location -- for amazing breakfasts and brunches, but dinner was a new experience for us. It was terrific. The sauces were wonderful, the chicken & fish were perfectly prepared and Adriana served us with warmth and professionalism. In a town with so many good dining choices, BC is among the very best for any meal.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
While in Key West we've had
While in Key West we've had breakfast at Banana Cafe several times, but this was our first dinner trip. Actually, until we checked Key West restaurants on Open Table we didn't know they served dinner; it seemed like a breakfast/lunch type of place. That is clearly misguided on our part, and turned out their dinners are great. One selection was the stuffed porkchop, which was very good, along with generous mashed potatoes and other vegetables. The other entree was grilled scallops with mushroom risotto, also excellent. We were glad to a small refrigerator in our room in order to take leftovers with us. They have a very good wine list, as well. Unfortunately, we saved no room for dessert. Will definitely be a return trip for us.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French cuisine!
The best duck I ever had which says allot as I travel the world.
It's nice to find a great restaurant in Key West which is up to New York standards.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
At the East end of Duval, but definitely worth the walk to enjoy good fit, good atmosphere, and great service. Price appropriate for quality meal. Even found ourselves returning for brunch the next day.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal.
We love Banana Cafe. We visit Key West twice a year and always plan a dinner here. The food is prepared well and served hot. The service is friendly and competent. The interval between courses is just right. Can't wait to visit again when re return to Key West in October.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
They offer 30% off during low season. Big incentive. Been twice- high quality food, great service and very friendly! Close to walk downtown, near the end of Duval St. Galleries and shops near to stroll along and browse.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worthy of the trip
The food preparation showed a deft hand from the kitchen. The lobster ravioli was excellent and the main course was well prepared and cooked perfectly to order. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Overall quite and excellent dinner and one of the better values in Key West.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good good with so-so service
Banana Cafe is a favorite when we travel to Key West. On this visit, the food was well-preparwonks per for one dish that had gotten cold prior to being served but was immediately replaced when I told the server. Although it is known as a great breakfast/brunch/lunch place, we prefer it for dinner. The menu is varied and will suit a range of tastes. One of us had the fish special that was a simply prepared grouper over risotto. The other made a dinner from multiple appetizers - beet salad, lobster ravioli, and mussels. There is a good selection of reasonably priced food-friendly wines, many French. Unfortunately, the quality of service fails to match the quality of the food. However, we continue to return for the food and atmosphere.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm bananas for Banana Cafe
Dinner at Banana was nothing short of spectacular; the escargot app was superb, as were the mussels. The wine list is comprehensive, and the bottles are reasonably priced. Our server was enthusiastic and helpful, with good suggestions, but not intrusive. Dinners were a delight, from the pork chop to the grouper to the scallops--everyone left happy. So go!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by a few locals and friends. They are known for brunch but we went for dinner. It was amazing, we shared a few appetizers and a crepe dessert. Everything we tried was savory but not too heavy. We left with a great dining experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint & Delightful
This was an all around great dining spot. The staff was very attentive, the wine list included several very good French selections and bottle prices were very reasonable. The ambience was very quaint. Five in our party had different dishes with everyone agreeing the food was excellent. We'll be back next year!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Banana Cafe --- our go-to place. Food wonderful --- new chef, new selections, favorites still on menu. the wait staff is outstanding and bring us back as much as the great food. Get the two top by the window for some people watching.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I visit Key West I always eat at least one meal here .
Breakfast lunch dinner take your pick all good. Feels like a French
Bistro and great spot on upper end of Duval where it is quiet
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd Trip to Key West & Banana Cafe
We have visited Key West twice in the last year and enjoyed the Banana Cafe so much the first time we went again and were not disappointed. It is a cute little restaurant with unique entrées and salads. Try to go there when in Key West but make sure you have a reservation so there is a table waiting for you.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience at the Banana Cafe! The food was some of the best we have had on our many trips to KW. The waitstaff was first rate - friendly and very helpful. A new favorite restaurant for us.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM