Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

4.9
418 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
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Indisputably, Grand Cayman’s premier restaurant. Blue by Eric Ripert is where both guests and Caymanians come to be beguiled by true epicurean artistry in the grand tradition of Le Bernardin.

•Seafood menus inspired by the bounty of Cayman’s fishermen
•Featuring locally-caught and responsibly-fished seafood
•Select from Prix Fixe or Blue by Eric Ripert and Blue Classics Tasting Menus
•Wine cellar featuring more than 800 selections

Awards
Blue by Eric Ripert is the only restaurant in Grand Cayman to earn the distinction of the AAA Five Diamond Award.
AAA Five Diamond Award, 2008 - Present
Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, 2008 - Present

Kindly note that suggested attire is Resort Elegant, with long pants and closed-toe shoes required for gentlemen.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Tuesday through Saturday,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (last seating).





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Phone number
(345) 815-6912
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Seifried
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Private party facilities
For intimate occasions, special celebrations or entertaining corporate clients, Blue by Eric Ripert offers elegant private dining rooms to accommodate various events – from secluded dining for 10 or semi-private dining spaces for groups of 30 to 40.
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Private party contact
Christina Reisenbauer: (345) 815-6912
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Catering
Gift Card
Treat a friend, loved one or business associate to a luxurious dining experience with The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card.
https://ritzcarltongiftcards.com/consumer/main/home.py
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Bay Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking.
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Special events & promotions
Presenting tasting-menu sizes of the restaurant’s award-winning cuisine, this new dining experience features two, three or four courses, served on a first-come/first-served basis, available only in the Blue lounge or bar area. Our chefs will decide your included courses “out of the blue.” based upon each day’s catch and fresh harvests. Out of the Blue features limited seating, special pricing and a shorter service time, with no reservations accepted. Optional wine pairings are available for this new tasting experience.
Let us surprise and delight you with the our "Out of the Blue" options!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 418 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was fantastic and the presentation of the food was spectacular The very best of dining experiences.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best dinner experience I have ever had . My entire family (spouse, 15 and 21 year old ) all raves about this phenomenal experience.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Must do in Cayman!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Overall a great fine dining experience which stands out in Cayman. We went there for a special occasion and had the tasting menu which was overall very well executed. As is to be expected, some dishes were more to our liking than others - the raw fish dishes were outstanding and would try more of those on the a la carte next time. The service is simply impressive.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Loved the food and our waiters were great! Michael and Pedro!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The staff was incredible— waiters, somm, hostess, even the hotel concierge who led us to the restaurant. They were engaged attentive and incredibly knowledgeable, all while being personable and funny. The food and wine were of course delicious, but it was really the service that enhances every aspect of our experience. They answered every question and accommodated every special request. What a magical meal and a wonderful memory from our first trip to the Cayman Islands. Hope it won’t be our last.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Service was amazing and the food was even better.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had an amazing experience at Blue when we celebrated our anniversary from the attention to every detail, to the fantastic food, and the impeccable service. Roxana and Rami made us feel so special. They were very professional, attentive, and friendly and made for the fabulous experience. The food cannot be described in words. You have to experience it.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Restaurant manager Christina was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of the most culinary and paletizing experiences of our lifetime
.....we had the Eric Ripert with the rare and vintage wine pairing...

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Big time experience

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

A lovely special occasion treat. I was worried that most dishes would involve raw or undercooked (by my taste) fish and seafood. I couldn't have been more wrong. My favorites were the snapper ceviche, lobster and crab pasta, and the octopus. All fabulous and the desserts and chef's tastes were wonderful little treasures. If I had one complaint, it would be that some dishes were not hot enough. Other than that, it surpassed my expectations.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This dining experience is definitely in the top 5 that my wife and I have ever had. If you’re a meat and potatoes person, don’t come here. This is not a place for a meal. It is a place for the food experience. It is a place to witness the craftsmanship of the chefs to see what they are able to do with food. And then to taste their handiwork was just as magnificent. This restaurant should be a requirement when one visits Grand Cayman. Now, if I could only get into Le Bernardin.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always top notch.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing experience again. Our third time and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I went with my best friend for my 40th birthday. It was the best food I’ve had, EVER!!!

We had the “Eric tasting menu with wine pairing” and each dish was simply “divine,” from start to finish. I was moved, tearful with joy and excitement during our entire dinner experience.

The service was impeccable. It was like watching ballet, as the staff seamlessly presented our meals and cleared our table for the next master piece. Each dish and wine was described to us in such a professional and eloquent manner.

The atmosphere was relaxing, smartly defined with refinement and elegance without being intimidating or over done.

It was truly a great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Life changing food. The wine pairing is a must with the tasting menu

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Simply Wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food and service are impeccable. Diner for two...we had the tuna Foie Gras appetizer, Rose Champagne, the 6 course “Blue” tasting menu, and paired wine option with each course. Total was just over $800 US. Probably one the highest priced meals anyone would have for two people, but it lacked nothing in the realm of taste, presentation, and service. Overall it was an amazing experience!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was impeccable, as it’s always at any Ritz establishment. Got there after 9 and was told that last seating was at 9 but the manager conferred with the chef and extended the last seating time for us.

The menu didn’t offer many options but the food was nicely prepared. The portion size however was about 1/3 you’d get at most restaurants. My husband and I are both fit people, we don’t overeat, but thought the portion sizes to be absurdly small and overpriced.

Overall nice restaurant but if you want a better overall experience and somewhere that will satiate your appetite, go across the street to Seven instead.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food was amazing. Had the four course meal and it was absolutely fabulous. The presentation of all the food was spectacular along with the different flavors. We were totally impressed by this restaurant. The lobster was my favorite. You can't go wrong with anything you order. Very impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Hands down one of the best restaurants I've been to!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great service, great innovative food and overall a really nice experience. It was pricey so more suitable for a special occasion but definitely worth it. They paid special attention for the birthday occasion. Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was excellent. Food keep coming. The price was outrageous. Was it worth it? If you have money for a special occasion - yes.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was amazing. The best food we had on the island! Worth it!

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. We’ve been to Le Bernardin and loved everything about it so we thought Blue was going to be amazing too. My main issues are with the service, food and I felt like I was being nickel and dimed. We were there for 3 hours for no good reason other than extremely slow service. Our main waiter looked like he had 9 tables and was running around from table to table all night. It took forever to order drinks and to receive them and non of the staff seemed happy to be there. As for the food, we ordered the Blue tasting menu: the conch, halibut and the chef’s tasting in the very beginning were excellent but everything else was over cooked and bland. They used 3 red broths/sauces for 3 different courses that tasted very similar. I also ordered a salad as an a la carte menu item thinking it will be an extra $20-$25 dollars. They ended up charging me for the more expensive tasting menu instead ($135ci vs. $155ci so the salad itself ended up costing $50US). When I asked about this they said they did that because it would be more expensive to charge me for the salad alone. How can it individually be more expensive? I wanted one small salad to split with my husband. On top of that they convert the charge to US dollars using a conversion of 1.25 when it should be 1.20. Like I said, I felt like I was being nickel and dimed. There are so many amazing restaurants in a Grand Cayman with excellent service. Blue needs to step it up big time.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing service and phenomenal food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic service and innovative food

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely THE most incredible meal/experience of our fine dining lives. It is NOT to be missed.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It’s like the Louvre; I am happy to have been, but am in no hurry to return.
While the food is a technical tour de force, the overall experience falls a little short. The ambiance could be described as generic upscale. An effort is made to present a luxurious experience, but there is little connection to the location on a tropical island. Based upon physical appearance, the restaurant could just as easily be at DFW or a strip mall in Orlando.
Service was attentive, even borderline obsequious, but was somehow unremarkable.
While costly, I am sure the food prices reflect superior ingredients and labor costs.
Diners who like to think about the construction of the imaginative and soundly prepared dishes will find more value than those who just want to enjoy a meal.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Overpriced and main dishes were good, but not excellent for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Blue by Eric Ripert is an amazing restaurant that would not be expected in the Carribean. The service was impeccable and the food is world class. As one of the top chefs in the world Ripert will take you on a culinary journey that is unbeatable for an island setting.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent and the food good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Who knew fish could be this good! Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Blue is A World Class Dining Experience Complimented By a First Class Staff. We Could not have been more impressed with Gabriel and Pedro who attended our every question and need promptly and professionally. The Cuisine was An International Master Piece of Flavor combined with Presentation that Is Flawless.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Exceptional in every way!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Blue was a wonderful dining experience. Close second to the fabulous Le Bernardin. A must when visiting the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food as well as wine pairings we’re phenomenal!

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