Cafe Marquesa

4.9
1698 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.

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
What 1698 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after our engagement and the experience couldn’t have been more perfect. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We will be back for many years to come.

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BB1985
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilson did a great job! Our fist night but glad we made reservations it was popular!

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vipHappyFoodieof3
Cincinnati
176 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We started with cocktails - I had the Juliet and Romeo. My husband wanted the Aviator, which used to be on the menu only it wasn’t anymore. The bartender made it for him anyway. Both drinks were very good. After we ordered, the waiter brought warm bread and herbed butter and an amuse bouche which was watermelon based. A lovely little something from the chef. We had ordered appetizers- I got the seared and chilled yellowfin tuna a s my husband got the smoked swordfish &fried green tomato. The yellowfin tuna was lovely and the smoke swordfish was really good.
For the main course we enjoyed the grilled Scottish salmon with roasted eggplant and the roasted maple leaf farms duck breast. The salmon was prepared beautifully and “falling” off the fork. The eggplant had great seasoning. The duck was really good and the cauliflower was a nice touch.
We went for the dessert trip so that we could try all three of their dessert specialties: Beignet, caramel milk shake and key lime pie. The beignet was good. ( glad we didn’t get just them.) the milk shake was very very thick. And the small piece of key lime pie was enough to share between the two of us - you can see in the photo.
The waiter, Jorge, was extremely good and attentive. He made recommendations and never rushed us. He knew we came to celebrate our anniversary and even sang a little to us. It was very sweet.
Based upon other restaurants we have been to in Key West, this one was more expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Osso bucco was succulent and risotto spot on. Snapper very fresh and excellent preparation. Server Jorge gave great suggestions and very attentive.

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricing for starters was limited and about double the price of the other places we’ve dined at here at Key West.

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RoXie
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service did not disappoint. All of my expectations were exceeded. I highly recommend this establishment if you are looking for a enjoyable dining experience.

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vipTomK
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal- best restaurant in Key West

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PaellaLover
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, friendly, professional service. Food was well prepared and delicious.

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vipCindyS
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, leave room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at bar.excellent service and food!

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SusanW
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous service ! Our server Bryna was outstanding !

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vipSuzanneW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Chef and service a 10 every time.

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MCanela
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente, Mateo nos atendió excelente. La dinámica del personal excelente y la comida ESPECTACULAR!!!
La sopa de mariscos divina y el Oso Buco indescriptible. La gastronomía excelente. Y los precios justos y razonables para la calidad de la comida y el servicio.
SUPER RECOMENDADO!!

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Carlos
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, we had the appetizer crab bisque that was delicious. For our entrees the osso-bucco and the crispy snapper were perfect! The key lime pie and beignets for dessert were awesome! Highly recommend the Romeo and Juliet martini!!! Overall amazing place, 5 stars!!!!

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and everything was excellent. Our server was fantastic. We had a wonderful evening all around.

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KerriA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on the keys for sure! We had an amazing experience that left us feeling as if we had just dined with one of the greatest chefs of our time :) #truly

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bonniem
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Wait staff made us feel very rushed. Been there many times and have never had this happen, it’s a great place so we wanted to spend more time there. They seemed anxious to turn tables.

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Donna
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Some food selections were excellent and some good. We had a gift certificate and they didn’t allow it to go to gratuity. Not disclosed up front, so now we have a credit we may never use if not back in area sooner that later. Not good. They need to figure out internally how to handle and not inconvenience diners. Left bad taste in mouth . There is a debit on my best friends visa for the full amount so it shouldn’t matter.

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SherriH
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous!
The Beingets were the best we have ever had.

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vipThomasT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best dining experience in Key West!! Do not miss this restaurant.

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josephg
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot to eat in key west. Beautiful setting and the chief is an artist in the kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Highly recommend She crab soup. Scallop dish was a bit salty. Over all very happy

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TrOyD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They seated our party immediately even though we were 30 minutes earlier than our reservation. The Food was fantastic. The waiter’s suggestion was spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience. Nate our waiter was awesome ! Will go again.

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MichelleK
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, the perfect romantic dinner. Service was excellent, food was excellent. We would return if got the chance.

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vipMLForte
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Best meal so far in Key West! From the “spicy senorita” cocktail to the airy beignet…exquisite! Our server,Wilson was so knowledgeable about the menu. He explained in detail how each dish was prepared. The place is cozy but had good spacing between tables and servers all wore masks. Put Cafe Marguesa on your list! Well done chef!

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Jmaherrle
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back!

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Local
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very good service. Our best meal in Key West.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner drinks, dessert and service tonight at Cafe Marquesa! We had a couple Manhattans along with the smoked swordfish and fired green tomato appetizer, my wife had seared scallops and I had the yellow snapper, both were terrific. Shared a piece of key lime pie for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although expensive, it was one of the best dinners we had in Key West.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice elegant and gourmet dining restaurant, if you ask for a table in the house, it is quiet and beautiful. the chef I’d unfortunately not friendly but his food is delicious and the service is 5*

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vipaldogs
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends.

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kristiem
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite meal of our entire Key West vacation. Scottish salmon was incredible and the pink shrimp spiny lobster app was so tasty and fresh. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the yellowfin. Dessert bengiets melted in my mouth. Service was excellent, they didn't rush you!

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Kcostilo88
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marquesa Cafe lived up to the hype. With a smaller menu, they HAD to deliver on flavor in every item and they sure did. Service was fast and efficient. Each course bursting with flavor, down to the bread and seasoned butter! Absolutely delicious meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Graham and Nate the maître d were nothing but first class. Food was outstanding m. Extremely fresh, perfect combinations and the music was on point! We will be back! Thank you all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Marquesa Hotel and took advantage of the Cafe for dinner. My daughter and son-in-law recommended the restaurant and we are glad they did. It’s a very small and intimate space and our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The yellowtail snapper was amazing as was the duck and both appetizers. We wanted dessert but was too full to get anything. The wine selection was very good and the espresso martini and rum punch was delicious. I highly recommend Cafe Marquesa and we will return on our next visit. I e already recommended it to two other groups of friends that are heading to KW for vacation this year.

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vipcesg
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

5 star dining! One of the best meals I’ve ever had.
Great ambiance. Great for a romantic evening

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vipKirkD
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks. Off the hustle of Duval street which is very nice. Will return.

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KarenJ
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food.
Loved the place.
Service was great.
She-crab soup and then salmon-YUM!

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way! The service… impeccable! The food…one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The price…expensive, but worth every penny!

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Cafe Marquesa is rated 4.9 stars by 1698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.