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Cafe Marquesa

4.8
4.8
2082 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” does not disappoint. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and desserts made daily.


Based on seasonal availability, Chefs Graham Dailey and Jon Mitchell and their talented team of chefs select the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. They present innovative interpretations of classic dishes nightly. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. Friends and hotel guests meet at the bar prior to dinner and before or after the theater.

We Have two dining rooms in our restaurant. One dining room is in The Marquesa Hotel's charming Parlor and the other is in the main part of the restaurant. When making a reservation you will seated at the best available table. If you prefer one over other please let us know when making the reservation.

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Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, French

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Graham Dailey

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Simonton and Fleming

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • She Crab Soup$14.00

    Lump Blue Crab & Sherry

    • Wedge Salad$14.00

      Iceberg, Cucumber, Hard Egg, Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing, Pickled Onion, Green Goddess

      • Shrimp and Grits$28.00

        Andouille Sausage, Country Ham, Tomatoes, Scallions

        • Seared and Chilled Yellow Fin Tuna$28.00

          Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Charred Red Onion, Carrot Ginger Aioli, Avocado Puree

          • Crispy Cornmeal Oysters$29.00

            Arugula, Frisee, Shaved Radish, Roasted Onion and Red Peppers, Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette

            • Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras$46.00

              Peach Jam, Foie Gras Toast, Grand Marnier Milkshake

              • Lamb Carpaccio$26.00

                Truffled Egg Salad, Baby Greens, Shaved Asiago

                • Barbecue Baked Oysters$28.00

                  Pimento Cheese, Pickled Dilly Beans

                  Entrees

                  • Grilled Scottish Salmon$44.00

                    Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, Capers, Pinenuts, Asparagus, Olive Vinaigrette, Pesto

                    • Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop$52.00

                      Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad, Sweet Potato Puree, Mustard Jus

                      • Crispy Yellowtail Snapper$46.00

                        Parmesan Grits, Chilled Pink Shrimp Salad, Chili Butter, English Pea Puree

                        • 8oz Prime Center Cut Filet "Oscar"$125.00

                          Truffled Cream Corn, Asparagus, Lump Crab, Bearnaise

                          • Crispy Pork Osso-Bucco$48.00

                            Wild Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Asparagus, Green Tomato Jam

                            • Colorado Lamb Loin$64.00

                              Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Mushroom Confit, Basil Mint Pesto

                              • Butter Poached Maine Lobster$85.00

                                Black Winter Truffles, Hackleback Caviar, She Crab Risotto

                                • Seared Atlantic Swordfish$46.00

                                  Fingerling Potato, Grilled Broccolini, Smoked Bacon Salad, Herb Brandade, Corn Butter

                                  Last updated: May 6, 2022

                                  What 2,082 people are saying

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                                  4.8
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                                  • 4.8Food
                                  • 4.8Service
                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                  • 4.3Value

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                                  1. m

                                    monsheri

                                    New York Area

                                    15 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    15 reviews

                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Extremely expensive, and the portions small. One soft shelled crab for $33 ! 1 1/4 lobster for $85!! Expext to pay way over $200 for dinner for 2!!!

                                  2. SM

                                    SheilaM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The delicious pork chop was enormous, it could have fed 3 people. Yellow fin tuna was exceptional, as were liquid desserts. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

                                  3. KP

                                    KevinP

                                    Atlanta

                                    27 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    27 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Definitely on our best-of list for Key West. You won’t find better food. Service is exceptional.

                                  4. JM

                                    JoeM

                                    Jackson Hole

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Our first visit back to Café Marquesa in a long time. Indoor seating a hot night was a good choice. The food was really a step way above most of what we’ve experienced in the last two months here. The service was great from a delightful young man who is very attentive and well-informed. We will definitely put it back on our list of regular revisits.

                                  5. K

                                    Kcirbu

                                    Caribbean

                                    146 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    146 reviews

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                    Drinks took forever but they bought us a round. Good place. My favorite in KW.

                                  6. MS

                                    MarkS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Truly sophisticated food. Excellent service. The kind of dining experience that when you get home you say "that was really good"!

                                  7. JP

                                    JohnP

                                    Detroit

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect dinner did the tasting it was amazing. One of the best restaurants we have been to in the entire world!!!

                                  8. LH

                                    LynnH

                                    New York Area

                                    51 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    51 reviews

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    One of the best meals in key west. Fantastic wine list. The only thing missing is outdoor seating.

                                  9. DH

                                    DanielH

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    The meal was fantastic and our server Paul was great. We will hopefully be back soon.

                                  10. JH

                                    JHJIII

                                    Dallas

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Can’t say enough good things about this place. The cocktails are delicious. The She Crab soup is phenomenal. The pork chop with mushroom jus and pimento cheese grits was probably one the best dishes I’ve ever eaten. I don’t normally write reviews but this place deserved it! Will definitely be back!

                                  11. LH

                                    LisaH

                                    Pittsburgh

                                    13 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    13 reviews

                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our waiter, Mike, was awesome! Excellent service!!!

                                  12. G

                                    Greg

                                    New England

                                    14 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Definitely on our top 10 list. Fantastic food and service. We had the tuna app, swordfish, and lamb. For dessert key lime pie and beignets. Will be back!

                                  13. TC

                                    TheColonel

                                    Dallas

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Shout out to Wilson, great food and great staff.

                                  14. B

                                    Becca

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and drinks and wine were outstanding! Service was excellent. Pricy but worth it!

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                    Lamb that I ordered was cold and hard. I could not even cut it. My husband’s pork chop was not juicy, pretty dry and barely warm. This restaurant is way too overrated and overpriced. The only good thing was their service. We won’t go there back.

                                  16. KA

                                    KAPJ

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food. Amazing service. Staff is attentive. Mikey was our server and he was right on par with our taste and knows his customers! Won’t be disappointed with this restaurant.

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Seattle

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Incredible food and drinks. High end and expensive, but an experience to remember. We were also visited by the chubby resident hotel cat, who we adored

                                  18. WF

                                    WindsorFoodie

                                    Richmond

                                    23 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing meal! Diana was fantastic, taking care of anything we needed. Food was delicious. We were seated in the hotel, beautiful location.

                                  19. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Mother’s Day

                                  20. MM

                                    MargaretM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Carmen was a fabulous and energetic server. You can tell she enjoys working at Cafe marquesa. Food was wonderful!

                                  21. ML

                                    MollieL

                                    Phoenix

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    This restaurant is such a lovely delight! The food is amazing as is the service. We always have dinner there every time we are in town. One of the very best restaurants in Key West! A good time was had by all. Thank you!

                                  22. DT

                                    DanielleT

                                    Wilmington

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fabulous dinner - amazing service and the food was fantastic

                                  23. ST

                                    STELLA

                                    Denver

                                    12 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    The food was fantastic, great drinks. Our waiter was on something…but attentive! 😂the manager was snobby.

                                  24. JB

                                    JaniceB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely high end restaurant with creative food pairings and wonderful presentation. Chef's preparation was perfection

                                  25. S

                                    Susanp

                                    New York Area

                                    7 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                    It’s expensive and the food was good not great. The service was very good to excellent. The restaurant is lovely

                                  26. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Los Angeles

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Best dessert in Key West

                                  27. R

                                    Robert

                                    Savannah

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Best meal we had in Key west. We loved everywhere we ate (7fish, little pearl to name a few) but this was the best. The sauces were amazing. We got the sea crab soup, yellowfin tuna appetizer, grouper, sword fish, and the desert trio. All was incredible! Next time we come to key west we will try the chef’s tasting, I’m sorry I didn’t try it this time. Amazing food and experience. Worth every penny!

                                  28. f

                                    fcolonno

                                    New York Area

                                    19 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    19 reviews

                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                    overall3food5service2ambience5

                                    Have been dining there for over 20 years now and love the food and service but this trip we went twice and last night was disappointing. The waiter was not very attentive and could not speak clearly over the noise level, this has never happen before. Also, the dessert selection was weak and did not offer anything we were interested in. Now worries we will be back next year.

                                  29. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Tampa

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing food.. service was perfect

                                  30. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Indiana

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                    I have been a long time patron of Marquesas. It has gone way down hill in the last few years. The prices are outrageous, the staff has gone from seasoned professional bartenders and waiters to 16 year old girls half dressed who have no idea how to wait on customers. The place is so loud that the 6 of us could not wait to get out of there and go to our home for a night cap where we could actually talk. The food was served cold, and when it was brought back warm, all that had been done was to microwave it. Really? For $75?They took our bread plates and bread service once our meals were served, which made no sense at all. Iam saddened by the decline as it used to be one of our favorite places to go. We will not be going back, and we used to be twice per month regulars. Too bad.

                                  31. LF

                                    LauraF

                                    Detroit

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Went here to celebrate my friend's 50th birthday. Everything about the experience was outstanding. By far, the best meal we had during our entire trip!

                                  32. NA

                                    NancyA

                                    Orlando

                                    14 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This restaurant is by far the best in a culinary experience. Exquisite! Our server, Carmen, was outstanding and on point with timing the flow of our dinner. The appetizers were excellent. Blue cheese wedge, roasted oysters shrimp & grits, and grouper tempura…all are a must. Sauces were amazing. We shared the Black Grouper and Osso Bucco with risotto! OMG! Beyond perfection! We will return!!!

                                  33. O

                                    Oakvillites

                                    Toronto

                                    17 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We ended up here a bit late and it was pretty busy but it thinned out quickly. Everything we had was excellent but the crispy pork osso bucco was memorable for sure! Save room for the dessert too.

                                  34. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Orlando

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic meal and great wine list! We had the pork chop and black grouper.

                                  35. g

                                    gatsby11

                                    Oklahoma City

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food and service were excellent. The lamb carpaccio was a first for our group. Highly recommend a visit.

                                  36. FM

                                    FrancesM

                                    Raleigh

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    Great food service and ambience. I'd like to try staying at the hotel next time

                                  37. CH

                                    CliffH

                                    Charlotte

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    Overall experience was very good. Only drawback in our opinion was the cost on the house wine per glass.

                                  38. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Best meal on Key West.

                                  39. JB

                                    JohnB

                                    New York Area

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We were extremely impressed with the food and the service. The small dining room was very intimate and our server, Simona was outstanding. Her recommendations were spot on and her friendly smile filled the room We would go again in a heartbeat

                                  40. CA

                                    ChrisA

                                    Houston

                                    7 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                    Disappointed in our meal here especially after reading all the great reviews. For the prices that we paid we expect a lot more. Osso bucco was a little dry, petit filet very good, wedge so-so, she crab soup excellent. Service was good. It’s a small cafe with limited seating and very noisy.

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Physical distancing

                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                    • Extra space between tables
                                  • Protective equipment

                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                  • Screening

                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                  FAQs

                                  Cafe Marquesa is rated 4.8 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  Booked 22 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, French

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress code

                                    Smart Casual

                                  • Parking details

                                    Street Parking

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Graham Dailey

                                  • Additional

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

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