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About Bistro 245


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.
Open daily from 7am until 10pm

245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; dinner nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Green Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 292-4320

Website:
http://www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com/bistro-245/

Entertainment:
Key West's famous sunset celebration is at your table... enjoy the people watching, the world famous cat show, the sounds of the Caribbean by our steel drum musicians and the nightly celebration to end of the day... a Key West tradition.
No better place to watch the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico than Bistro 245 and our Sunset Deck bar.

Catering:
Bistro 245 offers many choices for your private dining needs. Whether it be a gathering in our private dining room or on our Sunset Deck, a sunset dinner on the Pier or an elegant event in our ballroom the Chefs will create a meal to remember for you and your guests. Our facilities can handle any event from 10 to 300.

Parking Details:
Our parking garage is located on Front Street adjacent to the resort lobby. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation. 2-hour complimentary parking while you dine.

Executive Chef:
William Stockton

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Bistro 245 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (7)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic view of the sunset!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Really disappointed. Hard to find by location. Food was disappointing as well as the wine list and the service . Had higher expectations. Lobster and shrimp tough and the Alfredo was tasteless and soupy.. seemed the attention was on a large party inside! Will try again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Went with friends for a mid afternoon lunch. Grouper sandwich. Shrimp and arugula salad were fantastic!

Highly recommended and the view is spectacular!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We stopped by for a quick brunch on a Thursday morning before taking a cab to the airport. The menu had a nice selection of brunch standbys and a few dishes with a gourmet touch. I had the coconut French test with bananas and strawberries - it was a huge portion and satisfying! My husband had the grilled salmon Benedict and said it was good which to others would be very good.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The best brunch in Key West!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for New Years Eve. Excellent food and beautiful waterviee

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for new year's Eve. 3 had prime rib and 1 had fish. Everyone loved their dinners. Service was excellent. Only complaint was red wine was chilled. A little too cold for outside but they moved us in with no problem. Lovely evening.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We thought the Bistro 245 was an OK restaurant. The Food was fine but not outstanding.
However it was New Years Eve ( in a resort location) and as we all know sometimes quality suffer as the crowd gets bigger. I have eaten there at other times and it was "very good".

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have lived here for 8 years, but never had the opportunity to dine at Bistro 245. It was a wonderful experience. Our waitress was attentive and courteous . Will definitely be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great meal at Bistro 245. Our favorite for brunch!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I ate here when the Hotel was a Westin and it was awesome! One of the best meals I had in Key West. I looked so forward to going back. Now as Margaritaville, I cannot recommend this restaurant. The food was not good, it lacked flavor, the fish was bland and the quinoa had absolutely no taste at all.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were seated outside and the views were awesome. Waiter very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived for Christmas dinner at the time reserved. The hostess was indifferent and ruid. She could not find our confirmed Open Table reservation and finally said it doesn’t matter. She asked if we wanted to be seated inside or outside. We said inside because we didn’t want to be seated next to smokers outside. We were escorted inside. The entire restaurant was empty but for one table with a family of 3 at the middle table in front of the window looking out to the sunset. We were seated at a table next to the door of the kitchen and the outside service door. There were 2 dining rooms and no one else was in either room and only 2 other tables were set after we arrived. The restaurant was empty. The noise from the kitchen was very loud. The cigarette smoke from the outside came in on top of use every time the door was opened. We ordered a bottle of Saugivou Blanc anything but Kim Crawford. The server brought us a Kim Crawford. I could go on but $137 later the food was passable. I would not go back and would not recommend this mediocre restaurant to anyone. We had enjoyed such an gracious evening at Michael’s the night before and were looking forward to a wonderful evening for Christmas dinner and were very disappointed. Not a restaurant I would recommend to anyone.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The grouper was *amazing*! Best fish we had while in the Keys!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bistro 245 was Amazing! We spent a week in Key West over Christmas weekend & wanted to do a fun Christmas Eve brunch! We could not have found a better spot! We loved it! Great menu, loved the bottomless mimosas & the views. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good brunch, however you need some additional breakfast items.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was amazing.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent as usual! Everything is top notch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful as always. We've been coming here for brunch for years and we're never disappointed.

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Tooooo expencive compared to the standard of the food and service

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was amazing! Our server michael was above and beyond excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Server Michael made our annual brunch here amazing. Bottomless mimosas and great service was amazing. We live Key West and good drinks and great food are the staples of our travel plans. MICHAEL you are god sent. ❤️This brunch and it’s all because of the excellent Svc you provide.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2017

What a great find! Zach and Crissi were so attentive and friendly. They did a great job meeting our request for gulf-side seating and a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and dining during a Mallory Square sunset (but without the actual chaos of Mallory Square) was perfect! Highly recommend Bistro 245!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great lunch and breakfast place- you can sit inside if it's too hot. The hand made juices are good!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We were in the Keys on our honeymoon and coming to a restaurant with $50 plates and having kids scream was a nightmare!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Outstanding Sunday Brunch. The food was fresh and tasted great. Every bite was worth taking a second and nothing sat out too long, was soggy or cold. The chefs did an amazing job preparing food that turned over constantly. The service was a little slow and the only food we didn't enjoy as much was the desserts. They were placed by the window and it was very hot and everything was a little melted. Other than that, the price tag and every calorie was worth it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were staying in the Margaritaville Hotel of which the Bistro is a part. The view is unbeatable, facing west over the water to the Key West sunset - spectacular, though you will want to go outside to fully appreciate it.

The service was fast and pleasant, the food was tasty, abundant, and well-presented. Try the seafood cocktail! And the drinks were nicely concocted. This is also the source of the room service breakfasts at the hotel - they too were marvelous!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Signed birthday dinner but it didn't happen

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Was so excited to take my husband there for Father's day brunch. The food was good except the warm food need better warmers. Also, we made reservations for 1PM and exactly at 2pm, the kitchen staff began breaking down the buffet line and did not replenish food as the time got closer to 2. Was very disappointed with that. Other than that, we would be happy to dine there again as long as we get what we pay for akd not rushed out.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fantastic champagne brunch! Menu was outstanding. Great atmosphere & our waiter Baris was attentive & on spot! Sitting outside was pleasing as well...would not hesitate to recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Brunch is especially fun when there is a buffet with a dessert bar!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great service !! Our waiter Al was awesome our drinks and coffee were never empty, We had gone on Sunday for the brunch , go with an appetite there is so much food , everything was delicious and the dessert, yum. Everyone was friendly from the moment we were greeted, a smile from all the staff . I would suggest making a reservation for brunch and pace yourself , your going to want to try everything , everything is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Best place for breakfast with a view of the ocean and cruise ships.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Good Breakfast Menu Good Breakfast Menu Good Breakfast Menu

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very nice place for get together. Food is very good quality. Michael our waiter was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Have done Sunday Brunch at least 6 times here. Will be back again. The unlimited mimosas and food will speak for themselves!

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I enjoyed my visit - but found the reservation misleading - I thought I was reserving a table for Sunday brunch to find out it wasn't being served until later in the morning. At that point it was too late to make other arrangements. Still had a very good meal, and enjoyed the breakfast.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Portions were generous, but food was only so-so - not really in line with reviews. Sat outdoors on a Saturday night with music blaring from next door. was nice enough being outdoors on a mid-late May evening in Key West, but certainly could have been better. Service was decent, though we waited a bit for main course. No big demerits, just should have been a notch better.

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 (Key West)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We thought the food was fantastic! Overpriced but It was really good. If your looking for sunset dinner might want to think of another place.you need to be up higher than the crowd. Everyone was crowded in front of us and we had to get up and look over top of them. Holding our phones high over heads for a beautiful picture. Not what I thought it would be like but we did enjoy it after the people scattered a bit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Best brunch in Key West. Food outstanding and variety is unbeatable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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