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Cafe Marquesa, Key West, FL

Cafe Marquesa

4.8
4.8
2262 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” is a local favorite. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and desserts made daily.

Based on seasonal availability, our passionate culinary team select the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. Innovative interpretations of classic dishes are presented each evening. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. The ideal place for friends and hotel guests to meet prior to dinner and before or after the theater.

We have two intimate dining rooms, one is located directly within The Marquesa Hotel's charming parlor and the other is the cherished dining room of the café. You will be seated at the best available table, however if you have a preference, please let us know when making the reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner(winter hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Dinner(summer hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 292-1244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Simonton and Fleming

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 2,262 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Overall

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Food

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Service

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. RE

    RobertE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really spectacular meal. We sat out on the veranda and it was a perfect meal with flawless service.
  2. SF

    SnowFreeBirds2

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were very nicely done. This is a great place for a special occasion.
  3. G

    Gail

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and portions were perfectly satisfying. Our waiter, Wilson, was very attentive and nice. It's pricey, but worth the money.
  4. l

    linnar

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff was very attentive. Our thanksgiving dinner was nicely presented and quite tasty-very tender turkey. The she crab soup was delicious,as always. It was a lovely atmosphere for thanksgiving away from home. The southern chocolate cobbler was a big hit!
  5. KA

    KAS1

    Central Coast

    484 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    484 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Excellent service. All started with their She Crab Soup which was phenomenal. Two had swordfish and loved it. One had the veal chop and the other had the filet oscar. All first rate. Desserts were wonderful. James was our waiter and he was a real pro.
  6. M

    Marie

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ! Menu dégustation très bon, mais trop cher, l'accord des vins n'est pas inclus !
  7. l

    linnar

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The matre di was not at all pleasant when I asked for a table other than the one he took us to. The table he took us to was facing the opening to the kitchen where waitstaff enter and come out. There were tables for two at the front of the restaurant. When I suggested a table he said rudely , “in the front?” When we left he passed us without thanking us or saying anything. The waiter was efficient but hurried, spilled water he was pouring in my glass. Having been to cafe marquesa numerous times I was disappointed in tonight’s experience.
  8. b

    bobboj

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and perused the extensive wine list and settled on Forman 2018 Cabernet. This small production wine is a favorite and shows the characteristics of this list and the experience in general. Food was exceptional.
  9. DS

    DanetteS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Somewhat disappointed. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, so we finally did during our last visit. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation and they were able to seat us, so that was great. I had planned this dinner because it was our last night in Key West and I thought it would be a great way for my husband and I to end our month stay. I knew the restaurant was pricey, but was expecting an experience and I am willing to pay a little more for that. Unfortunately, I felt very rushed. My husband and I each had a Cosmo, along with an appetizer and entree. I also had a glass of wine with dinner. Our appetizers arrived shortly after our Cosmos and our entrees arrived just as we were finishing our appetizers. I barely had enough time to gulp down my Cosmo in order to have a glass of wine with my dinner. Both entrees were very good, but very small in size. My biggest complaint is that we were seated and had our bill within 1 hour. Not the experience I was looking for with a bill that was $290.00 before gratuity.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time at Cafe Marquesa - we have been here many times and it never disappoints.
  11. KW

    KWJJ

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab bisque was the best. Very enjoyable meal with friends. The scallops were delicious as well as the grouper. Great drinks. Juan, the bartender, was attentive and great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best meals in Key West. Menu has gotten extremely pricy, so he prepared.
  13. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server!
  14. J

    Jeremy

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic place. Food is always amazing and service is spectacular.
  15. WS

    WSHurricane

    Savannah

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    No wait to be seated. Very good service, food was great
  16. K

    Ktill

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service! It’s one of our favorite places to eat when we are in Key West.
  17. CC

    CindyC

    Key West

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulously outstanding! Kyle was so efficient and pleasant, making great recommendations and answering all questions we had. The food was perfectly prepared and one of the chefs provided quality control before delivering each item from the kitchen. Very impressive. Beautiful decor and art. It was very quiet when we first were seated and a table of 6 women sat and what was left of a quiet meal was gone!
  18. j

    jadaka

    Key West

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wilson did a great job. Great place to have a great dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was great!
  20. KD

    KristinaD

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wilson was an amazing server and created a wonderful experience twice during our stay in Key West. The food was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back next year!
  21. JJ

    JanJ

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cozy and friendly atmosphere lends itself to great bar like table to table conversation. Food was very good and unique. Though we chose ala cart, the tasting menu seemed fun at the table to our right. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive.
  22. C

    Carl

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of the food was inline with the pricing
  23. TP

    ThomasP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great surprise. We come to Key West a few times a year. We have tried many places and have our favorites. Cafe Marquesa has been added to the list. Service was outstanding and the food was world class. My wife has allergies and they were very accommodating. The vibe is awesome as well. We live just outside NYC and go in regularly to eat and this ranks up there with some of NYC Best. Looking forward to our next trip down to Key West!
  24. LD

    LiaD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Honeymoon night out…wonderful atmosphere and food. With fantastic service we would recommend for a special night out.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner took friends out for a birthday dinner. The service and food were superb. I highly recommend this place!
  26. BB

    BrianB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put this is the best restaurant in Key West
  27. CG

    CaptGuy

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eaten there many times always cozy!!! Food is always good!!!
  28. CG

    ChrisG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Marquesa continues to be a Key West gem. Just a wonderful overall experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Didn’t care for Marquesa’s version of swordfish. Didn’t agree with me. Should have had the blackened grouper which was excellent. Waiter disappeared at the end of meal.
  30. w

    weber1013

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Birthday and anniversary. Had high hopes. Got great reviews but heard it had changed ownership and lost chef. Well, the food was ok. Very limited if you don’t like seafood or are a vegetarian. Starters are good. Main entrees need work. Pork was bland. Definitely not 4/5 star worthy. Probably won’t go back. $50 corkage too! Wowza.
  31. PT

    PTF1

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Marquesa always impresses. Great service and enough menu choices everyone can find something they will love. Very small, so make a reservation.
  32. NR

    NRL7

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, almost too good….quick to clear plates when not quite finished or still chewing the last bite. The foie gras was AMAZING!! The swordfish was perfectly cooked. Osso bucco was okay, risotto that came with iit was better.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted as soon as we stepped in and promptly seated. Our waiter, James, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food and drinks were fantastic!
  34. KJ

    KimberlyJacobsJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Lobster was $85 and there was hardly any lobster. Filet was good.
  35. R

    Roses1916

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tasting menu is a delicious way to try much of the menu. The filet and lobster were real highlights. Great wine list too. Service was excellent but not obtrusive. A great choice for an evening out in Key West.
  36. IR

    IreneR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is the very best in Key West!!!! Expensive but well worth it . We had the shrimp and grits , the black grouper and the soup is a must have . Finished our meal with beignets that were amazing. Our waiter was very helpful in choosing our meal .
  37. SF

    StephanieF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal ! Great Service! This was the best meal I had on the island! They had the BEST Key Lime Pie too! Even better than Kermits!
  38. AJ

    AndyJ

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, presentation of food was excellent. I had the filet Oscar which was very well cooked - one of the best filets I have had in a long time. My partner had the pork Osso Bucco which he said was a little dry. The service was exemplary. It was a very nice meal but definitely on the expensive side so not a good value option.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal on KW hands down!!
  40. YM

    YumiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab soup and

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Marquesa is rated 4.8 stars by 2262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Cafe Marquesa

600 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Simonton and Fleming

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner(winter hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Dinner(summer hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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