Spur Tree at Normans Cay

Spur Tree at Normans Cay

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.normanscaynyc.com/
  • Phone: 6464811229x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday -Saturday: 5:30PM to 10:30PM

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM to 5:00PM

    Bar and lounge open until 4AM
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Caribbean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Spur Tree at Normans Cay
Normans Cay is located in the Exuma Island chain of the Bahamas. The area is known for its crystal blue waters and lush, tropical cays. Bahamians fish the local waters for Grouper, Conch, Red Snapper, Barracuda, Spiny Tail Lobster and other aquatic delicacies.

Further north, an eponymous restaurant and bar is located in Manhattan Island at 74 Orchard Street, between Broome and Grand Streets. It is also regarded as a lush, tropical oasis offering aquatic delicacies and paradise cocktails year-round.
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Spur Tree at Normans Cay reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (8)special occasion (8)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (5)romantic (5)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Nice Caribbean Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nice place, brought a date here and she loved it. She like's to check out new places and never heard of the place before, but when she saw the menu and the Caribbean dishes she was excited and loved her Escovitch fish. Before we got ate we had some drinks at the bar which were well made and not too expensive. We were lucky to get a parking spot close so everything went smooth. Will def come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was good but the food is just okay. Small restaurant that seems more vibrant at night..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the bomb
    yassss
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had my bday dinner here, despite the tight squeeze for a party of 15 the food and service was excellent! A must have. Will visit again ;) Very affordable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute spot
    Dinerwithfriends
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Small and cozy, the food was good.... Caribbean fusion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Foodie2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The place is very small. The food was good, but not over the top good. The mojito's were in the tiniest glasses. Maybe the size of a large shot glass, for 12 bucks that was pretty ridiculous. The service was a little bit slow but nothing to bad. Overall it was okay. Not in a rush to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bartenders and Chef
    CexiesqVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were looking for good Caribben food in NYC which is hard to find. This place totally delivered!!!!!!!!!! The restaurant owners need to make sure its Chef, kitchen and Bar staff are well taken care of as without them I doubt the experience would be the same. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    DonnaDYW
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We opted to sit outside, which was fine until a large truck pulled up and idled right beside us for over 45 minutes (most of our meal). The service was slow but friendly. We enjoyed the pork and chicken bun appetizers followed by tacos, which really did rock. The banana bread pudding with vanilla ice cream was exceptionally decadent. Would have liked to have tasted more rum in the rum sauce, but that's just me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best experience EVER!
    sandy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hi .. I first wanna say a HUGE THANK YOU. To the owner and wonderful staff for making this night possible. Your wonderful waitresses were very accommodating and patient lol. All the guest had a wonderful time ...such positive energy and delicious food! It was a pleasure doing business with you and we will be back soon.. p.s the dj was incredible and it was great that he allow us to play soca music too it would be great to hear a mixure of both reggae and soca. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    So Happy to have Spur Tree Back! The food is amazing and service attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I enjoyed the energetic feel of this place - like old friends reuniting around kitchen table after years apart. I definitely will return here for a night in the city. The Rasta Pasta was more amazing than I anticipated! Everyone at the table had a taste and wished they had ordered their own. The salmon was delicious as was the oxtail. The King fish also received excellents from those who ordered it. The baby Back Ribs was a bit chared; seems the sauce was on too soon; otherwise it fell off the bone. Service was excellent, (A group of seven friends celebrating my birthday), LaToya who tended our table was very professional, and exhibited great interpersonal skills. Overall we were very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I've been to this place several times before and always had an enjoyable experience, but this was my first time since the "remodeling." Sadly, the food was sub par and the service was even worse. The rice and peas were a joke, the curry chicken was spongy, and the ackee and codfish bruchetta was 1% ackee and 99% codfish. Our appetizer came out after our entree and one entree was prepared incorrectly so we had to wait again (after a long initial wait though the place was empty). I won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Spur Tree at Normans Cay reviews archive.
  • jules
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Would return for drinks only. Food was ok, but nothing to make me want to go back.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A step into the islands...
    luvRum
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    For those lucky to spend time in the out islands of the Bahamas and who enjoy the local food will be transported to their favorite island when the walk into Norman's Cay. It's not the glitz and shine of the Paradise Island crowd, it's the local beach-side sun shack with killer conch fritters, lots of rum and friendly service. Make it a place to visit often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • island hopping
    soycristina
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is a lovely spot, made me forget about the snow outside. The tapas we got were all delicious (grouper fingers, coconut shrimp and avocado salad), and the cocktails were deliciously tropical. I highly recommend the sky juice, with gin, coconut water and nutmeg.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i'll be back
    legit
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    good bar drinks. i feel like therr aren't enough places like this. i hope the host n waiter was new because he was " behind the 8-ball". not awful but 'cleary' a new hire with little to no experience. this place doesn't answer their phone!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good food, otherwise just OK
    travelmad478
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We arrived at 7 PM on Saturday night to find a totally empty restaurant. The restaurant was also out of the grouper fingers, which was the one dish I'd been advised to order, so that was also disappointing. Still, the food on the limited menu was pretty good, better than I would have expected for what appears to be more of a bar/nightspot than a serious restaurant. The shrimp cocktail was refreshing and spicy, and the conch chowder was fresh and full of nice vegetables. The drinks menu leans very heavily on rum, which is great if you like rum but not so much if you don't; the beer selections are almost nonexistent (and bad). Overall, a much better meal than I expected for a place like this, but I don't see a reason to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the lion fish
    HeynowTainow
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Everything was delicious. But what drew me in was the whole fried lion fish which was beautiful, tasty, and helps rid the carribean of an invasive species.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.