Bagatelle
Bagatelle

Bagatelle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bagatellekeywest.com/
  • Phone: 3052966609
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Maria Manso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greene Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street and off-street parking
A word from Bagatelle
A visit to our house is a unique way to relax and enjoy life's simple pleasures as well as our treasures from the sea. The word Bagatelle comes from the French and means "a trifle or a little nothing", often referring to a light, fun, yet not too serious spring time romance. The French brought their history of fine cuisine and their love of wine to the Caribbean Islands. It is in this tradition that we have combined our French heritage, southern hospitality and the indigenous tastes of the Florida Keys into the meals we prepare today. Our chefs blend the best of our locally caught fresh seafood, fresh produce and delicious tropical fruits for our tropical seafood dishes.
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Bagatelle reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Unfortunately it poured when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Unfortunately it poured when we were there and we were seated on the upstairs porch. It would have been nicer on a pretty night. The food and service were excellent and we would go back in a minute the next time we go to Key West. The grouper was really the best I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Too bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Food was very good. Too bad the music from the neighboring businesses took away from the atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Brookemeister
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    The food was great! We had a wonderful server who never made us feel rushed and was always accommodating. It is right on Duval street and you can hear the music from The Hog's Breath Saloon across the street. The music was better than the bar's name would lead you to believe. A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We rang in the New Year at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We rang in the New Year at Bagatelle. Their three course tasting menu was top-notch and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic New Years Eve limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Fantastic New Years Eve limited menu. All 4 of us were simply amazed with every part of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New year's Eve Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Crab cakes and lobster tail were OK, but not great. Mango risotto served with the lobster was overpowering with fruit flavor, and didn't complement the dish. Desserts were OK, nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrated husband's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Celebrated husband's birthday and, as in past years, was not disappointed. The salad - raspberry, walnut salad with gorgonzola cheese remains a favorite. His ahi was superb. My fried grouper was quite fresh - but would have been better grilled (my fault for not asking) One caveat: I was surprised to see red snapper on the menu - it remains an 'unsustainable' fish. I would think there are other snapper varieties out there that you wouldn't have to continue to deplete the red snapper numbers. Gwen Feldman
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Welcome and bad Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Poor Welcome and bad Seating. Full Review under Tripadvisor. Fair rating due to that problems.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was quite slow here
    HBBear
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Service was quite slow here even though you could tell that our waiter was trying. I think there may had been a kitchen issue and that is why the food came out so slow. Food was fine but nothing special. View from upper balcony table overlooking Duval Street made the evening. Great location to people watch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was awful. Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Service was awful. Waiter was inattentive, food was mediocre and we were finally served lukewarm entrees after waiting over an hour and a half. Would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was excellent the presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    It was excellent the presentation of the red snapper in the plate was very original and it was really delicious... So don't miss it !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just get the whole snapper
    dbow
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    Just get the whole snapper with sweet chili sauce. Amazing! End of discussion. They need a bartender who can keep up with the numbers of drinks. The night we were there (Mon), we waited almost 25 min for drinks; waiter said there were a lot of "tickets" ahead of us. ?????
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  • Perfect for couples, but tables
    Writer
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Perfect for couples, but tables for 4 are too small for 4 adults --- even slender adults like us. Everything else was excellent! We're going back for another meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cliff was a five star waiter.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Cliff was a five star waiter. Have been there on at least 5 previous occasions - outstanding everytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining on Duval
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We loved Bagatelle. The yucca fries were one of the best thing I have ever had!! We thought one of the meals was overpriced but the atmosphere and location is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found this restaurant through
    CydFVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    We found this restaurant through Open Table, and the menu and reviews looked enticing. The out door seating was perfect to watch the action on Duval Street and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were off to a good start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    We were off to a good start when without asking the server gave our 2 year old a cup with a lid. Salid fresh, Dogfish over a latka, fine mix of flavor,artfully presented, a little heat but not to much. Wine recomendation spot on, and served in the correct glasses. Portions large, took home leftovers. This was the best meal we had in Key West all week. They just got everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were off to a good start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    We were off to a good start when without asking the server gave our 2 year old a cup with a lid. Salid fresh, Dogfish over a latka, fine mix of flavor,artfully presented, a little heat but not to much. Wine recomendation spot on, and served in the correct glasses. Portions large, took home leftovers. This was the best meal we had in Key West all week. They just got everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    One of the best meals I've ever had. Service is top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wish the menu on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Just wish the menu on the street was the same in the restrurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Whole Snapper!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Our server was from NH where we are from and he was absolutely outstanding. He steered us toward the whole snapper and the hogfish and I could not be happier that we listened to him. The food was top notch, the wine list was great and the server was perfect. The ambiance was romantic and fun. Perfect for a beautiful place like Key West. We will definitely return if we travel to the Keys again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watch the Duval crawl
    CatewvVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Nice place to people watch on Duval.. Food is good , better for brunch .. Go there nice wine list , too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barbeque Shrimp appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Barbeque Shrimp appetizer - outstanding Yellowfin Snapper - unusual presentation, outstanding Hog Fish - dry, mediocre The restaurant is on Duval Street not far from Mallory Square... We sat on the porch overlooking the street. If you like people watching then this is the perfect place. Very busy foot traffic. Lots going on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our reservation was for 9
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Our reservation was for 9 p.m. When we arrived the hostess told us the kitchen was backed up and asked that we go to the upstairs bar to wait. I went to the bar to order a bottle of wine and after waiting ten minutes the bartender finally acknowledged me. She gave me the wine list, I found the wine we wanted and was ready to order. After waiting until she served other patrons at the bar and wait staff, another person waiting for a table aproached her and she took his order. She filled his order, asked me for my order, checked stock and then told me that the wine was out of stock. A very unpleasant beginning. The redeeming attributes were our outstanding, service oriented waiter and the steak/lobster dinner.
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  • This is a must do resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    This is a must do resturant when in Key West. We have dined at many of Key West's better resturants; Bagatelle is by far the hands down best!!! The Spney Loster Tail Tempura was absolutely fantastic as was the swordfish. Prince Edward mussels were great.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for my husband's birthday
    meatisgood
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Went for my husband's birthday dinner and everything was amazing. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow! A great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Wow! A great dining experience in Key West! Right on Duval in the middle of it all. Get a table on the porch and eventually everyone on the Key will walk by. The Yellow Tail Snapper is fantastic and unique in preperation and presentation, and was the best meal we had on the island. Great service that was part waiter, part entertainer, and all appreciated. Highly recommended as a dinner spot on your next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Key West gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Excellant spot for dinner in Key West. Dishes were exceptional flavor/quality/moderate price...red snapper, full lobster, lobster bisque. Away from the Duval noise, but still get the KW vibe. Get a table on the upstairs balcony overlooking the street...very cool!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Fabulous food and service. Had the yellowtail snapper with baby verde greenbeans and young carrots. Great view of Duval happenings from balcony. Will go back on next trip to Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Far below my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Way below my expectations. Oversold for the quality of food and waitress even asmed if I wanted my Cognac with ice. Just far below standards for the price and level. Must give credit to the wine list. It was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sea food and very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Great sea food and very friendly service. The restaurant is central placed on Duval St. and close to the harbor if you plan on going down there to see the sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Bagatelle is our favorite restaurant in Key West! We usually share the whole fried snapper, but have recently tried other items on the menu like the ahi tuna, which was delicious. I love the hearts of palm salad and the Acai Mojitos and Cucumber Coolers are very refreshing. We're here for the month of July and have already dined there four times! And, we'll definitely be back! Ask for Samantha...she's our favorite server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Hubby snd I had the ribeye and it was one of tastiest steaks we have had in a long time. Loved our waiter - pleasant and friendly. And it was fun to people watch on Duval St as we dined. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    This is one of the better more expensive restaurants in Key West. The food was very good, the portion size was on the small side. The entire restaurant could use renovation, it an old mansion type setting which could use a face lift, the was fan on the ceiling was broken, etc
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    We have been coming to Key West for 5 years and somehow never found this place. It was so good we came back twice in 5 days. Samantha the waitress was great. Our favorites were the lobster tempura, tuna soba noodles and key lime pie. It was seriously wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best sea food we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Had a great dinner at the balcony. One of the best mussels that we had as an appetizer and the whole yellowtail snapper was delicious. Their sweat-spicy sauce that came with the snapper was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The 2nd floor overlooking
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    The 2nd floor overlooking the street was outstanding. Our waiter was extremely well versed on the menu and the taste profile.. We hade pasta with shrimp and lobster, filet and red snapper. What a treat!. Would go back when we are in the keys again.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner destination in Key West
    ChrisSchreiber
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Best dinner destination in Key West. Each course got better as the meal went along. I highly recommend the Mussels appetizer, then we split the Heats of Palm Salad, another good choice, finally, the Tuna entree and the Filet Mignon did not disappoint. The next time I am in Key West, I will definitely be back for those Mussels and to try some other entrees. As for drinks we highly suggest you try the Mango Mojito and the Espresso-tini. We sat on the porch right after down, it was noisy at times but what do you expect, it's key West on a Friday night. Service was excellent, well done Samantha, I'd hire you in my restaurant up north anytime. Bagatelle was the best all-around meal we had on our vacation. Cheers!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    Everything was delicious! Great seafood chowder, awesome raspberry Gorgonzola salad, and huge delicious seared ahi main with soba. Cliff, the server, couldn't have been better. This is a must-eat place when in Key West!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow, one of the best meals
    whoprVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Wow, one of the best meals I had in town. Amazing and friedly staff. Will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic