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For 2
Date
Sat, 1/20
Time
8:30 PM
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Banana Cafe

4.5
299 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Banana Cafe in Key West, Florida is a casual French restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its food is influenced by French cooking techniques and cuisine, as well as the local flavors of Southern Florida and the Caribbean. The atmosphere at the Banana Cafe is casual and cozy, and its kitchen emphasizes fresh, local ingredients.

Some of the dishes at Banana Cafe include breakfast classics like sweet or savory French crepes, a salmon omelet and eggs Benedict. Dinner is full of casual takes on French classics like a country pate board, French onion soup and more creative dishes like duck breast pot stickers and seafood crepes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast and lunch
Daily 7:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 294-7227
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Cross street: Louisa Street
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What 299 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBob1inBrookline (New England)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Pleasant place with really nice wait staff. Unfortunately, one of the dishes we ordered was a pork chop that cam out overdone. Ruined the meal for us. Probably won't return there.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Had special prix fixe NY eve dinner here. Wonderful meal, though price a little steep due to occasion.

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vipSrqstay (Philadelphia)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Had an unpleasant experience. We had two little children and they agreed to do grill cheese for them which was nice but not needed. We just didn’t want to pay $78 per child for the four course prix fixe menu. We did order one chicken entry from that selection trying to make things easier for the kitchen. We then were charged a full $78 for our 3 year old even though she only had the chicken from the prix fixe and no other courses unless they counted a simple crepe and ice cream kid’s dessert! New Year’s Eve notwithstanding, it was very early when we went and we were their first guests. They could have handled this far better and communicated their plan in advance. To us this was fairly predatory. The waitress tried to explain that they did so given the grill cheese was added, but they charged us for that as well! They also didn’t disclose their corkage fee to us, merely charging us instead. Corkage fees are fine and expected but their pricing practices overall on 12/31 were very disappointing. It wasn’t worth ruining New Year’s Eve to argue with them vs leaving and trying to forget them. We are saying good bye to this place after many years and special meals. No longer a special place for us and just another price gouging tourist trap.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We arrived slightly early for our reservation, and were promptly seated, ahead of our scheduled time. Service was great, food was served quickly and was delicious! Would definitely recommend & will certainly return.

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vipjoeingoodtaste (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good; this year, better than ever. On the sane end of Duval St.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere! A must eat if your visiting. Snapper was delish!

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vipBanaNO (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Maybe it's more of a brunch place. Service was exceptionally slow. Pork chops were way over-done (not just "well cooked" - we're talking cardboard). Nice ambiance overall -- I would maybe try it for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We visited with kids for a nice night out. Delicious escargot and lobster sandwich!

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NathanLee (Tallahassee)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was good, the service not so much. We have been to Banana Cafe and were disappointed with this visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Great way to spend Christmas Eve.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast and lunch
Daily 7:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Cross street
Louisa Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(305) 294-7227
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Parking details
Street Parking on Duval street or side street, always plainly of parking.
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Public transit
Bus stop half block away, cab in key west take less then 15 minute to get you anywhere
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Executive chef
Christopher Vargas
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Private party facilities
We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs where we can seat up to 25 guests for brunch or dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party.
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Private party contact
Daniel Balbi: (305) 294-7227
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
We do special events in our upstairs dinning, indoors and outdoors up to 50 for cocktail party and 25 for dinner.
Private room with your own bar and restroom and outdoors patio.