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Cafe Marquesa

4.8
4.8
2214 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

11:00 PM


Booked 16 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 2,214 people are saying

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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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    Best Overall

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    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

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  1. F

    Foodhound

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our best meals in Key West! Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to come back.
  2. GN

    GreggN

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in Key West do yourself a favor and make a reservation here.
  3. NP

    NancyP

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. We’d go here again during our short stay, except the business was just sold to a corporation and the chef is leaving in six days. We sat in the window bench and it was very hard to hear our server. However, the service was impeccable and the food was incredible. We had the she crab soup, the grouper and the swordfish.
  4. GA

    GreggA

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service and we are experienced fine diners!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ware back to one of our favorite restaurants in all of the USA. Everything was impeccable. Give it a 10+++
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friends Birthday!
  7. S

    Steve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were excellent but I am still trying to find their justification in charging $85 for lobster risotto. Or $58 for a grouper dish. Don't misunderstand me, the food was absolutely delicious but $278 for a bottle of wine, one appetizer, the above mentioned entrées and two desserts is ridiculous. The dinner was a birthday gift from family, otherwise we would never have spent $338 (including tip) on a single dinner.
  8. BS

    BillS

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular. Food was divine. My birthday so it was special and didn't disappoint💖
  9. AM

    AndreasM

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cafe Marquesa sets THE standard for Key West Fine Dining. No other restaurant even comes close. We’ve eaten there many times over the years and we’ve never been disappointed in the food, the service or the ambience.
  10. AS

    AshlieS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious!!! Absolutely loved it.
  11. GN

    GreggN

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very cozy and romantic setting with a wonderful server, James. He was attentive with great recommendations and so personable. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Wonderful wine list. Excellent experience. Will return on our next trip.
  13. ML

    MadisonvilleLA

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Marquesa was a wonderful way to start our vacation in Key West.
  14. RS

    RichardS

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    So poor. The food is overthought, bbq oysters were covered in cheese and tomato purée, crab soup had cheese and cream that drowned out any crab flavour, pork chop was well cooked but over seasoned, served with gloopy grits with cheese and fine beans swamped in white wine vinegar. My wife had fish which was over cooked and served with is mush mash of overbooked vegetables and an awful mayonnaise. It’s expensive at $200 without alcohol, at lest we didn’t have the tasting menu. This is not fine dining.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was fantastic, our choices were spectacular We paired our wine perfectly with the sumptuous courses and every bite was a memorable experience! We have been local diners there for 23 years and never has The Marquesa EVER disappointed!! Kenny Cabrera
  16. HF

    HectorF

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. The service, the suggestions of the waiter the special touch of the chef sending us a taste of their gazpacho soup was just perfect. We will come back on our next Key West vacation
  17. B

    Barb

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five star experience for our anniversary celebration. Best meal I’ve had in years. Service was top notch. We ordered lobster and beef tenderloin which were superb. The manager, Nate, personally brought desert to the table and wished us a happy anniversary. Wonderful dining experience.
  18. JM

    JonathonM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is simply amazing. Great food and service. You can't go wrong with anything you order on their menu. In addition the portion sizes are great so the value is there as well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding delicious. The chef was super nice and greeted us at the table. I will recommend 100 percent
  20. r

    richardb

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Aviation drink at bar was great. Restaurant promotes the tasting menu which I tried to order. Waiter informed me that unless my wife also ordered the tasting menu it was "chef's rule" not to serve one person---unless I was eating alone. So I changed order to grouper. Fish was good but entirely too much salt on the dish for my taste. Key West shrimp and grits was just OK and also salty. Excellent Charleston SC style she-crab soup appetizer. Dined at outside table at sunset which was nice.
  21. J

    Justine

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were phenomenal! In the stain age it is hard to find a wonderful waiter, but ours really was. The decor is a little outdated but nice. We ordered the chefs tasting menu so I can’t say that the value for the money was excellent because it was very expensive. But the food was really exquisite so I will definitely be back for a special occasion!
  22. MC

    MarshaC

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, the staff, the food, was incredible! Our group had the She Crab Soup which was excellent. The grouper and the swordfish did not disappoint. We finished with the Southern Chocolate Cobbler. The entire meal was superb!!
  23. CT

    CajunTelluridians

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent and restaurant was very low key. Excellent service., but not in your face all the time. Food was excellent. Had there osso bucol. It was excellent. Excellent value. Will be back.
  24. n

    nancyh

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever eaten. Ever. Anywhere. Sincerely fabulous.
  25. BB

    BasiaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew from the quality and beauty of the Bibb salad that we would be happy. Delicious food. Excellent service. Beautiful presentation of food.
  26. RC

    RodolfoC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with great service. Highly recommended.
  27. L

    Lucy27

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. Would return for sure!
  28. JC

    JimmC

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was exquisite! Wonderful French martinis from the bar. I was treated to a sampler dessert tray on the house. I am not sure why, but it was delicious and appreciated.
  29. n

    nb342

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We sat at 1 of 2 outdoor tables and had the balcony to ourselves. We initially feared that our remote seating might have resulted in diminished service but that fear was unfounded - the service was great, with the optimal level of attention, privacy and check-ins. The amuse bouche/ chilled soup was a nice palate cleanser and our deserts were fine. The real standouts were the entrees -- I had the grouper w/ succotash and my husband had the pork osso-bucco. Both dishes were nicely proportioned, flavorful and delicious.
  30. l

    lewisc

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. It did not disappoint the reviews. Service was excellent. We had the 6 couse tasting menu and everything was great. Highly recommend this place!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent absolutely excellent
  32. S

    Stargazer

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Super well done food. The grouper entree was a nice mix of tastes. Will return!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with superb service! Don’t miss the She Crab Soup! Grouper special was excellent and the Pork Chop was sweet & tender! Highly Recommend!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Definitely worth a visit. The ossa bucco and trio of desserts were spectacular.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went there on my last day in key west. Going in I had a feeling I save the best for last. I enjoyed my time there indeed this was the best restaurant that I visited on my four days in the keys and I visited quite a few.
  36. n

    nickh

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We felt rushed all thru the meal
  37. f

    faceja

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t be disappointed if looking for gourmet food. Excellent service, no rushing between plates so we could enjoy the dinner at ease. The flavors and quality of meals is as good as expected for value. And they have much more than just seafood. They even came up with a nice desserts combination including candle for our daughter 21 yo BDY! parking is on the street, not a problem, electronic meter.
  38. j

    jinojan

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
  39. j

    janiceg

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was annoying. They couldn’t wait for us to finish our meal. No lingering at this place. They need your table for the next party.
  40. N

    Nonaim1

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The bartender built a very tasty vodka martini. Osso bucco had a delicious crispy skin. The price reflected the high quality of the meal and experience. Recommended for those who aren’t on a tight budget.

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 2214 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 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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