The Dining Room at Little Palm Island
The Dining Room at Little Palm Island
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The Dining Room at Little Palm Island

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.littlepalmisland.com/
  • Phone: (305) 872-2551
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 8:00am - 10:30am
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Please note:
    Children must be 16 years of age and older.
    Proper attire is required.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, French, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Rolando Cruz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can accommodate small groups up to 40 guests. Please call us directly for additional information at 305-872-2524.
  • Entertainment: Live music most nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pirates Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available at our Welcome Station at 25800 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
A word from The Dining Room at Little Palm Island
The Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering the finest foods and wines from around the world, all served in an ocean front island paradise. There are seasonal menus along with tempting daily specials.

Executive Chef, Rolando Cruz and his team prepare menus featuring our signature "Modern Tropical Cuisine" which is a blend of classic French and Cuban techniques and flavors.

Your journey will begin with motor yacht transfers to our private Island from our Welcome Station on Little Torch Key at Mile Marker 28.5 on Overseas Highway. Always confirm your motor yacht transfer time when making reservations by calling 305-872-2551.
Enjoy one of the countries most romantic dining rooms with endless ocean views and beach front tables.
Our dress code is country club casual but gentlemen do need to wear a collared shirt. No jeans, cut-offs, swim attire or T-shirts allowed.
No children under 16 are permitted.
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The Dining Room at Little Palm Island reviews from OpenTable diners
  • a must do
    njcyogi
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    Had a most delightful time with 5 friends as we brunched our afternoon away! From our boat ride out to lounging after the meal this day will be one memory I will savor. Loved the seafood bar with oysters, crab, shrimp and salmon! The coconut mustard sauce was amazing with both the oysters and the shrimp. They are brilliant to serve tapas portions of the hot entrees, and we sampled many. They were all amazing, delicious, and pieces of art. The mimosa/blood mary bar is another brilliant idea! Many of the group enjoyed all aspects of it. Being out on the island gave all of us "locals" the feeling of a vacation without leaving home. The staff is attentive, accommodating, and personable.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • A lovely lunch !!! Drove
    crochetcpa
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    A lovely lunch !!! Drove up the keys from Key West and enjoyed a lovely upscale lunch at Little Palm. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • You can't get a more spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    You can't get a more spectacular location! Outdoor dining on the beach overlooking the sunset...marvelous! Key deer wander through at arms length away from you! The food was delicious and service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Pricey but incredible boat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Pricey but incredible boat ride to Island and excellent food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Great experience. Very, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    Great experience. Very, very expensive and the food was good, but not great. However, the overall experience (boat ride, nice water front setting) was wonderful and it is something I am glad that I did, but I will not do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I continue to be pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    I continue to be pleased with my experiences at Little Palm. Services and food are amazing. Our journey by boat on the Truman was easy and pleasant, the captain was curious and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Fantastic, magical restaurant
    BocaVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Fantastic, magical restaurant not far from Key West. Remote island with key deer roaming the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great food, beautifull setting,
    Cats
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    Great food, beautifull setting, outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A Perfect Meal at a Perfect Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Little Palm Island holds a special place in my heart. The second best thing to staying there to "Do Nothing" is coming in for dinner. This meal was spectacular. Sharing a small patch of sand with Key deer and an incredible show of stars above sets a difficult stage for the food, but Little Palm Island delivers. The octopus salad had amazing flavors and chef's special - lobster tail, filet, fois gras, and a slice of black truffle - surrounded by an amazing potato (how they were seasoned, I cannot image, but they were divine). Don't miss Little Palm island!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • One of the top three restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    One of the top three restaurants I have ever been to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AHHHHHMMMMMAZZING
    TypicalVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    I coordinated a one year anniversary dinner for my Beau. It was perfect. Spectacular table right on the sand...truly the most romantic thing ever! They lined the table in rose petals and had a personalized menu for us. Whatever you asked...they were able to deliver. Its all for a price...be prepared for an ENORMOUS BILL!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • From the boat ride over, to
    opentabledinerVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    From the boat ride over, to the excellent fare, to the royal-like service, to the deer walking beside our table on the beach, one of the best dining experiences we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Thanks for a great Anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Just totally awesome! By the way, great singer and small band!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The most amazing dinning experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The most amazing dinning experience of my life. Everything was amazing from the drinks to the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was our first time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    This was our first time to the Keys, staying at Cheeca Lodge and Spa (also wonderful) and someone had told us about Little Palm Island. Even though it was an hour drive, it was well worth the effort. Just an all-around great experience. Sun was just setting as we sat outside having our first cocktail, then moved to a table, also outside. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • One of the most beautiful
    KennebunkFoodie
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    One of the most beautiful places to go, not only to dine but to stay as well. The food was incredible and the service outstanding. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Romance & Fine Dining with Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    One of the most beautiful and romantic restaurants ... a gorgeous view, incredible food and impecible service! My husband proposed here and he could not have found a more amazing place -so having our anniversary here was wonderful! It is island time - Relax and enjoy! You have all the time in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Outstanding all around: a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    Outstanding all around: a gorgeous night eating out on the beach in January. The food is terrific and a wonderful, subtle combination of French, Carribean, and Spanish influences all combined into "The New American Cuisine." Our friends, who have eaten in some of the great restaurants of the USA and the world have put it in their top 10 dining experiences.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Despite bad weather, staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    Despite bad weather, staff quite accommodating. Food excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This property is just a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    This property is just a very well balanced dinning experience We are planning to revisit in the very near future,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Absolutely incredible. Words
    Gerry
    Dined on 12/12/2011
    Absolutely incredible. Words cannot describe the dinner experience at Little Palm Island. One of the best dining spots I've ever been to. From the boat ride to start to the fire pit to end the evening everything was perfect. Outdoor dining on the sand with great service and outstanding food. Save your money since dining here does come with a not so small check but worth the experience for special occasions. I would love to someday get back when I'm in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Absolutely wonderful experience.
    foodie
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Absolutely wonderful experience. They have paid careful attention to details. The server changed my linen napkin from white to black so that I wouldn't get lint on my black skirt !!! How thoughtful !!!! It was our 40th Wedding Anniversary and they had printed that on the top of the menu and gave us the menu as a souvenir !!! How thoughtful !!! These people really know how to run a business. I am bringing my friends here and recommending this restaurant to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Having read about the island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2011
    Having read about the island restaurant many months before in the UK we were very excited to be able to get there on our recent trip to The Keys. We knew it was exclusive and guessed that it would, therefore, be fairly expensive. The boat trip was fine, the greeting was very friendly but the dinning room experience was not what we would have expected. It was extremely dark, too dark to read the menu, hence the torches!! The food sadly average, even poor for the extortionate prices that were charged. A risotto was full of potatoe and very little rice although the lobster was good. Chicken was very dry and pork consisted of a peice of pork and very little else. In all a very expensive and hugely disappointing experience.
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    romantic
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  • Enjoyable overall, but our
    robert
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    Enjoyable overall, but our waiter was not well informed about details of the food and its preparation, and it is so dark that flashlights are needed to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A Must-Do Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    A great special occasion venue. We went for a Thanksgiving/birthday dinner and it was fantastic. The chorizo cornbread stuffing was a notable offering. A little pricey, of course, but what else would you expect at an exclusive, vintage-ferry-only-accessable, resort. Save your nickles and dimes but certainly include LPI on your bucket list.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Wonderful anniversary celebration.
    regulars
    Dined on 11/21/2011
    Wonderful anniversary celebration. The food was wonderful and atmosphere was one we have never experienced. We will come back and stay a fews nights as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This was one of our top 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    This was one of our top 3 dining experiences ever, and I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Fabulous Dinner at Little Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    Little Palm Island is a fabulous private island. We had a great dinner at Little Palm Island. We sat on the beach with the waves hitting the shore. Saw the most amazing sunset. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. You need to make a reservation now. For locals or visitors, it is an unforgettable experience. Go and have a fun and romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • You get what you pay for.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2011
    You get what you pay for. Great Food Great Service. The views are worth a Million and the Piano just makes it all special. Everyone needs to do this once. Did I mention the Boat Ride??
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • by far the best place in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    by far the best place in the florida keys....secluded...romantic.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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  • AMAZING!!! I live in CT and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    AMAZING!!! I live in CT and would make a special trip just to go back. Everything was outstanding and highly met my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Spectacular location, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Spectacular location, food and service. Definitely on the high end price wise but worth every penny. Highly recommended to those with the means.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The most romantic dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    The most romantic dinner with a sunset you wouldn't believe. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Little Palm Island is a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    Little Palm Island is a very beautiful,romantic and a relaxing place to be with a loved one. The view, the food and the variety of wines and specialty drinks were out of this world. I loved the relaxed feel of this place and the great personality of the staff. We enjoyed our selves so much that we are planning on going back again to relive the entire wonderful experience. The cheif's special lobster entre was to dead for. The entire evening from start to finish was a very wonderful surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This was a brunch, and I am
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2011
    This was a brunch, and I am not into them, so I am biased. The Apalachicola oysters were fantastic. Everything else was not. Mostly it was a half-dozen weird-looking sophisticated salads/ceviches/antipasti, none of which was a success with our table, and the hot items, which you ordered from a parsimonius waiter and came back in microscopic rations (2oz of steak, 1 oz of snapper, 2 1 oz. conch fritters, and such). The four of us are skinny people, totaling 600 lbs at most, but had to order three waves of hot items against amazing resistance from the waiter. Included drinks are bloody marys, champagne and mimosas. I just drink flat wine, so I had to pay for it separately, and it wasn't cheap. The setting is beautiful.
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  • Being there in Paradise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2011
    There is no more beautiful spot in the world than sitting on the terrace having lunch at Little Palm Island. Unfortunatly, the food doesn't always measure up (especially in off-season) to the magnificent scenic experience. But to a foodie like me, if I can forego the culinary experience for the extremely beautiful scenic experience, that is saying alot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Way over price! Food-nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    Way over price! Food-nothing special, Main dish's($50-100) does not come with vegetables($18-25) or salad ($20-25). So expect to pay $50-100 for just your main dish. Service was great! Scene was amazing. Boat ferry out to Island was ok, we asked the captain's helper to close his window cause we were getting splashed with water he did for 2seconds and then reopened it cause he was hot. So we continued to get wet. Also gas fumes were powerful it was a old boat.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Truly the best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    Let me start by saying I had such high expectations for the Dining Room at Little Palm. I was beginning to kick myself on the ride there because most times when I get my hopes up, I'm disappointed. BELIEVE ME, you will not be disappointed. I had the lobster risotto and my husband had the duck. Both were phenomenal and the service was outstanding. It was truly the best dining experience I have ever had. From beginning to end, the the Dining Room at Little Palm lived up to all expectations.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A perfect spot for a romatic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2011
    A perfect spot for a romatic dinner. The food was as good as the best I've had anywhere, the ambiance was as good as I've seen anywhere and to think, I didn't have to go to Bermuda or Hawaii....it was right here all the time in the Florida Keys. My wife loved it (that's important) and I did, too. Will visit again.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • highly recommend at least once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    Experience was unique and memorable. Great for a special occasion. Incredible view. What I ordered was just OK for the price, but will definitely return for the brunch or to try other things on the menu. Dessert was delicious. Key deer came right up to our table.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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