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Cafe Marquesa

4.8
4.8
2151 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Service

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Ambiance

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. JG

    JohnG

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Fourth and probably last visit, coming off our list of must-do’s while visiting Key West. Nothing really wrong with the food or service, but certainly not worthy of the premium pricing.
  2. NO

    NOLA1

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We had the tasting menu and every course was great. Lobster risotto was amazing. Service was outstanding
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had in Key West in 30 years. What took us so long to visit? Mike M. was fantastic as was the entire wait staff. Can recommend enough. Grouper tempora was fantastic..as was the grouper entre and Wilshire Pork chop..
  4. HZ

    HeatherZ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, very intimate. Favorite was the yellowfin tuna. Chef is a genuis with everything. His combination of flavors, unexpected, yet amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Cafe Marquesa on every trip to Key West over the last few years, and every single time I am blown away at how fantastic the food is. For the last couple of years we eat here twice during our trip, and there’s a simple reason, it is in my opinion, the best restaurant in Key West. Chef Graham recognized us from our trip last year and it made for our best experience yet. The staff is highly professional, offers excellent recommendations, and really does it right. We had Barbecue Baked Oysters( unbelievable), Crispy Pork Osso Buco, and Blackened Grouper. Each was just phenomenal! For dessert we had the Beignets, which were light, fluffy and just out of this world. A few days later, we had the Grilled Berkshire pork chop, She Crab soup, and Blackened Grouper again… all were just out of this world. Thank you Chef Graham and staff, we will be back soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never fails. It’s a must every year when we visit the Keys.
  7. LC

    LawrenceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Highly recommend the seared grouper! Don't hesitate, just go!
  8. C

    Caro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diana took great care of us and took the time to read the comments that we left on open table. This has been the best fine dining experience that we have had here in Key West. Highly recommend Cafe Marquesa and in particular the She Crab Soup and Foie Gras appetizers and the Beignets for dessert! Thanks for a memorable experience and can’t wait to come back on our next visit. Carolina and Hal
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! I had the Bib salad and Crispy Pork Osso Bucco. It is now my favorite meal of all time. The service was great as was the ambiance. The food is pricey, but I would say it was worth it. So, so good!
  10. AG

    AshG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was expensive but worth it, in my opinion. We did the 6 course tasting menu… so delicious. The crab soup had the best flavor. Foie Gras was delicious. Caviar on top of grouper dish was our favorite. We couldn’t decide which of the dessert trio we liked best.
  11. R

    Rich

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Anniversary Dinner! Outstanding Food! Highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best place to eat. Every bite will go beyond your expectations.!!! Service like no others!
  13. MW

    MarkW

    Treasure Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Cafe Marquesa is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful staff and chef. The popularity dictates getting a reservation well in advance. The food cant be topped. The background noise level can be loud and less than peaceful because the dining room is not large in space. We only wish our nearby tablemates were more mindful at how much their voices projected to others. This was probably more of an isolated case than the norm. We will definitely go there anytime we are in Key West and you should as well!
  14. B

    Buffs

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finest restaurant in KEY WEST. every dish was better than the last. Chef really good. Super She crab soup, Osso bucco, lobster. Skip the key lime pie.
  15. MR

    MatthewR

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Exactly what we have come to expect at Cafe marquesa.
  16. FA

    FredA

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent server. Wonderful food. Would recommend to visitors
  17. LT

    LindaT

    Key West

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Happy Birthday great!! Thanks to Mike, our server, fora great experience.
  18. G

    Gfoa2013

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going for 20 year Hope to go 20 more The chef is AWESOME Service is. 10
  19. D

    Dallas

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is absolutely, location and layout is perfect, staff is superior! Just a great spot that is comfortable yet a high end finish!
  20. TB

    ThomasB

    Naples

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second night in a row at Cafe Marquesa . . most enjoyable dining experience in years. Lamb Carpaccio, Crispy Pork Osso Buco, Seared Black Grouper are all indescribably delicious . . so good you must try them for yourself. Beignets that are lighter than air and Key Lime Pie that’s heavenly. Totally wonderful. You will be amazed !
  21. TS

    TSLBetty

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Valentina! Filet Oscar top notch. Loved the Lobster risotto with caviar topper. Same Amazing chef from 10 years ago. Custom requests accepted. She Crab is better than any bisque we have ever had. Must get one order of Beignets to share as they are way better than NOLA has. French pastry style that’s something you won’t forget. 1 of my Top 3 restaurants of my life so far.
  22. TB

    ThomasB

    Naples

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG . . . . great everything ! ! We’ll be back whenever we are in Key West. Highly recommended !
  23. ML

    MillieL

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Key West. She crab soup is amazing
  24. AT

    AlessandraT

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding, as is the food. We highly recommend the caviar, steak, and the pork chops. Also really delicious was the… I think it was grouper appetizer that we had. Oh - and the beignets! The best part!
  25. SW

    StuartW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    There were limited vegetarian options but otherwise lovely
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Great staff! Will definitely go again!
  27. KS

    KenS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best meal in key west but top 10 for us ever. We'll done. Low country roots rule!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overall very disappointing. We've been there many times in the past. Always enjoyed it. This time , way overpriced, way oversold how good food would be. Portions small for the price charged. Seated in a new additional dining room, not the expected ambiance. Disappointing. $125 for a fillet not worth it plus mix up on delivery 1 rate one medium, server mixed them up. For the price should have been perfection. Will no longer recommend this place to anyone.
  29. ST

    ScottT

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I feel that this is one of the finest restaurant in Key West. Don’t pass up the opportunity to dine here. We go every time we are in the Key West.
  30. m

    marcb

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arguably one of the top 5 meals of my life. Spent weeks studying the menu prior to my KW trip but couldn’t decide between the multiple appetizers and main courses. Considered booking 2 nites in a row. Fortunately server mentioned a tasting menu with wine pairings that hit all my favorites on the menu- except the lamb carpaccio. My Charleston roots questioned the “ best ever “ she crab claim but it was absolutely divine. Foie Gras/ again best ever and paired with a gran Marnier shake. An amazing experience I would travel all the way back to Key West just to dine there - and I will book 2 nites.
  31. T

    Todd

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful overall experience, as always. This place is the best and never disappoints.
  32. DA

    DorisA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Osso Buco and Grouper are must haves! Can’t wait to visit again!
  33. RB

    RodneyB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. The best in Key West.
  34. HW

    HannahW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We did the six-course tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it! The she crab soup was my favorite course, wine pairings were delicious, and the desert sampler was the perfect ending.
  35. j

    johnp

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Cafe Marquesa almost 10 years ago…and interestingly were seated (last night) exactly where we had been seated those many years ago. The food, service, ambience is certainly the best we’ve ever experienced in Key West.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals I’ve experienced. Great service too!
  37. NF

    NapaFoodie

    West Palm Beach

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Marquesa never disappoints. For as many years as I can remember, we always return to the oasis that Cafe Marquesa has become. The welcoming and attentive staff, the elegant atmosphere (Key West style, of course), the kitchen's ability to outdo itself time and time again, and the satisfaction from the cocktails to the appetizers to the entrees and to the desserts (always beignets for me, please). Cafe Marquesa always feels like home ... especially since we usually stay next door at The Marquesa Hotel! A must for any Key West trip, whether it is your first time or your hundredth time!
  38. SF

    SarahF

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. Our favorite date night spot in key west ❤️
  39. KN

    KimN

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Marquesa is wonderful. We did the tasting menu and every bite we took was an experience. Perfectly matched wines with the food, this is definitely a very special night.
  40. DR

    DerrillR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience in every regard! Romantic and quiet setting right in the heart of Key West. Great service. And fabulous food!

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 2151 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 15 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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