Bistro 245

4.3
416 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bistro 245 at The Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina is located on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or sunset cocktails and snacks as you watch the boats enter and leave the harbor. Waterfront dining at its best.
Our Chefs prepare unique breakfast items, an array of mouth watering salads and sandwiches for lunch, fresh local fish and juicy steaks for dinner, all with a Caribbean flair. Our bartenders will tempt you with our frozen drinks, tropical libations or choose one of our signature mojitos in 10 refreshing flavors.
Bistro 245 is also the island's premier location for our nightly sunset celebration. Come out for people watching, the famous cat show and to see the nightly celebration to end the day.
Bistro 245 is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal or sit back with a cocktail.
Don't miss our spectacular Sunday brunch buffet every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, reservations are recommended!

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ST
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Killer view, atmosphere great
If your in key West to see to sun set
It a great place to eat and see it from

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AB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro 245 is outstanding. We made a reservation for 6:45 so that we could be there for the sunset and it did not disappoint. We sat outside on the patio and while people did stand in front of us we could still see the sunset and could get up to take pictures. The food was amazing as well. The roasted Tuscan chicken was great! The roasted garlic mashed potatoes were the highlight of the meal. Before dinner they bring warm bread and two choices of butter to the table. The herb butter was so good. I was very impressed with the restaurant and I plan on coming back during our next vacation!

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TW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough good things, from the drinks to the bread to the meals to the view not one thing less than perfect.

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LS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This spot is all about the view.....and the drinks.... and the crabcakes with avocado salsa! Great people watching, too!

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BK
Key West
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal and watched the sunset...

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sunday brunch. The buffet held wide selection of great cuisine from the prime rib all the way to eggs benedict. The staff was friendly and accomodated our group of 7 with courtesy and professionalism

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RR
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Sunday brunch is exceptional, especially if you like seafood.

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JM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came here to watch the sunset in Key West. The food was outstanding, but not nearly worth the price considering the portion sizes. Go for the ambiance and the views, not the food.

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a
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes were not well made. Too little crab, too much filler, and deep frying was almost burnt.
Gaspacho was very good
Cesar Salad was mediocre; dressing too bland

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, fabulous server Govina, only disappointment was a cruise ship in our way of seeing sunset from our table!!! It was supposed to have left the dock at 5pm but left promptly after sun had set! We picked this restaurant for the SUNSET view advertised.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The location is great, we watched the sunset as we had an excellent meal.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supurb in all regards

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l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Pretty views during sunset times. Relaxing area for drinks and conversation. this evening we ate the grouper special with lobster hash and the chicken pine nut cream pasta. Always a good choice. But even if the food was just average The service is always fantastic!

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G
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant experience. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bistro 265. Food and service were fantastic. The view is spectacular. A quiet and elegant, but casual, option when visiting Key West. Part of the Margaritaville Hotel, which is also an amazing place to stay. Will return to both.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful brunch with great service.

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike H was fantastic! Very welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. Great experience. Beautiful location also. Great for sunset dining. We will definitely return:)

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f
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After ordering drinks and having them served we ordered an appetizer and were so turned off by the service we walked out BEFORE the appetizer even arrived!
I phoned the manager after we left not wanting to create a scene in the restaurant who gave me a sincere apology for the appalling service we received.
I cannot comment on the food as we did not hang around to eat.
I would be willing to give the restaurant another chance the next time we are in Key a West BUT only with a clear understanding when the reservation is made that unacceptable service will not be tolerated.

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BF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and good food!

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L
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best and most varied Sunday Brunch in Key West. We had a great meal, out on the deck under a forest of umbrellas. In a location like theirs, they could get away with crappy food, but no... It was delicious.

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I have ever been to. I make it a point to go there whenever I’m In key west!!!

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M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

I start with the waiter who I am sure must hate what he does and it showed. Not rude but absolutely nothing to make us feel valued and welcome. The food took over an hour to arrive and the restaurant was not even 1/4 full. Lobster was way over cooked.
Once I received the bill I realized they have charged the two of us 18% service charge. I then realized why my waiter was so awful. I recommend that You DO NOT visit this plane.

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F
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to have drinks and a great dinner while watching the sunset. Food and service were excellent. Bathrooms were immaculate.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed two dinner evenings here and found that Mike H and Givani were both excellent servers and very skilled with guest services. The food was great and the surroundings were ideal. Absolutely worth dining here.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great location. It is right on the docks and one can see the sunset and the night performances. Menu has a variety of dishes but nothing special. Service was good but the atmosphere was spectacular.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

It’s a really good spot for sunset!
But the food is really not ok. The presentation of the yellow tail which is the famous one in there is bad.
Go there for sunset and enjoy some cocktails would be great!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Being a local, I know of many options for Sunday Brunch. We chose Bistro 245 because we've enjoyed past visits. However, this time, we arrived right at 10 am. While the selection was nice, the food was cold. Our server spent the majority of time catering to customers at the tables at outside dining. Twice we had to have other servers track her down for us; once for drink refills, and once for the bill. She did not get a penny more than the gratuity that was already added to our bill.

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P
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Great meal with friends.

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M
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to watch sunset peacefully. Food was excellent.

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o
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Looking for a dinner place for 6 and Bistro 245 was available. It’s along the water and a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street. Our waiter seemed a bit harried. Came over, sat us and disappeared. Came back for drink orders and disappeared again. Finally drinks came and we ordered. Had to ask for bread but so glad we did. Two baskets were filled with a warm assortment of bread and whipped butter.
We skipped appetizers since we moshed a bit at our villa. We all ordered fish - 2 had mahi-mahi, 2 had scallops and 2 had snapper. All I can say is they were well worth the wait. Everyone was completely thrilled with their choices. The fish was extremely fresh and plentiful. One word of caution - gratuities were included on the bill. Party of 6 so probably why. No problem with this except that we weren’t told but luckily we noticed before adding another tip.

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SS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here yesterday morning for breakfast. Outdoor seating area was beautiful. Our waitress was Jane. She was very nice and friendly, Gave great recommendations. I got the lobster Benedict and my husband got the blueberry pancakes. The lobster Benedict was incredible except each one of the Benedict’s only had a small piece of lobster. I sorta expected from the price that it would have more. It tasted incredible and I’d order it again (just praying for more lobster)! Also, I’d like to clarify that a few of the other reviewers mentioned bottomless mimosas, I don’t really think this is a thing. When we asked Jane about mimosas because we didn’t see them listed on the menu she said yes but mentioned nothing of bottomless. Also, we had 4 so you’d assume she would have said at some point if they had bottomless.

However, yes we’d definitely go back. Food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Eat here twice food was good but service was poor even had to ask another waiter to fill my water

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g
Key West
98 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice venue, though a little breezy and cool the night we were there. Unfortunately, the portable heaters were not working. The gratis bread and 2 flavored butters was much enjoyed. My appetizer - the seafood cocktail - was a generous portion of lump crab, two shrimp (one of which had that "iodine" flavor wild shrimp often has), and lobster, with two sauces. My entree - the truffle crusted grouper with lobster hash and haricots verts was exceptional and a very generous portion of each component. Sorry to say, my husband's mixed seafood grill included an awful, mealy piece of lobster for which we received a credit, but he thoroughly enjoyed his starter, the salad with olives, feta cheese, etc. (can't recall its exact name). Our server, the lovely Givani, was warm and attentive.

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RA
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and great food.

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OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal

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WE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the prime rib special and it was amazing along with everything else

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JH
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant at the dock. VERY excellent waitstaff. They even made sure our coffee was to our satisfaction. Key Lime pie is a must have!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The lobster Mac and cheese and the Mississippi mud pie were amazing! The view at sunset is spectacular, but the entrees were extremely average

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G
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent as always, Five stars for that. Our server was great too. Now, drunk people who have been ongoing yelling across the outside restaurant was unacceptable. And a big minus is when you leave their own parking garage you find out the still charged us an additional $12 parking after spending $200 at the restaurant. There's 2 hour complimentary parking. We parked for 3.5 hours during our brunch. I think you should consider your guests to have free parking or at least don't try to make some extra $$ on that. Otherwise, it would have been 5 stars. Leaves a bad taste when you leave...

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for a sunset dinner. We went again for lunch the next day.

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YJ
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited Key West three times, and this was our second visit to Bistro 245. Our server, Mike, was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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