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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Key West / Florida Keys

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Key West / Florida Keys? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key restaurant
4.8
4.8 (14713)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Key West
About the restaurant
Latitudes is located on the private island of Sunset Key. Our boat launch is located at Slip 29, behind the Opal Key Resort, 245 Front St. Your reservation time is your departure time, please arrive 8-10 minutes prior to check in. Due to limited indoor seating, reservations MAY NOT be guaranteed in case of inclement weather. In an effort to not overcrowd our bar space or the boat, we may not be able to bring guests over early.
Advance reservations are required. Dress Code is resort casual, collared shirt, shorts or slacks for men -no tank tops; casual dress, shorts or slacks for women. No beachwear please.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Michael was wonderful, he was very attentive and made our birthday celebration very special! We loved the outdoor seating and view! Great experience!
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4.8
4.8 (2300)
$31 to $50
American
Key West
About the restaurant
Tropical open-air fine dining in a casual atmosphere. open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested. Classic elegant cuisine prepared in our unique style, featuring fresh local seafood and the finest cuts of meat. We offer an extensive wine list to satisfy all palates. Come experience a Key West tradition...La Te Da.
Top review
BillD
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Outstanding dinner in a quiet elegant setting. Service was exceptional and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant when in Key West
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4.8
4.8 (2674)
$50 and over
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant

We are OPEN 6 nights a week with 3 seating times
Monday-Saturday 5pm/7pm/9pm
Offering Chef’s Tasting Menu only. Unfortunately, our regular menu is unavailable at this time. Follow our website, Facebook, or IG for most current menu offerings... or just give us a call!
Please contact the restaurant with ALL dietary restrictions 24 hours before reservation for us to accommodate.
Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Nestled in the heart of Old Town and away from the bustling downtown streets of Key West, Florida, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist.
Reservations are recommended!! Please call us for parties larger than 4 people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Very nice place, good vibes, cute decorations, delicious food. The gazpacho with crab meat was unlike anything ive ever tasted.
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4.8
4.8 (1144)
$50 and over
Italian
Key West
About the restaurant
"Bel Mare means 'beautiful ocean' in Italian. We specialize in coastal Italian food served with an emphasis on traditional fine dining. Not only does our food come from that beautiful ocean, but our dining room overlooks it. The gorgeous yachts docked in the foreground of the A&B Marina make for stunning views and sunsets over that beautiful ocean!"
Top review
MaritzaSvip
Dined 7 days ago
Overall great restaurant. I had the lobster scampi which was excellent
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4.6
4.6 (354)
$31 to $50
American
Marathon
About the restaurant
Serving ocean food platters in the scenic bay views of Tranquility Bay, Butterfly Café is a full service restaurant ladling seafood dinners to the lodgers and visiting gourmets.
Customers can dine in the upscale elegant indoors furnished with wicker seats and grommet curtains or relax in the outdoor patio at Butterfly Cafe.

Important note: To guarantee outdoor dining with us please select "Outdoor" Seating at booking. Standard seating is indoors.
If Outdoor Seating is not an option when you book, all outdoor tables are reserved at the time you selected.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Very quiet & laid back experience! Food was delicious!!! 🤍
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4.8
4.8 (3937)
$30 and under
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant
A visit to our house is a unique way to relax and enjoy life's simple pleasures as well as our treasures from the sea. The word Bagatelle comes from the French and means "a trifle or a little nothing", often referring to a light, fun, yet not too serious spring time romance. The French brought their history of fine cuisine and their love of wine to the Caribbean Islands. It is in this tradition that we have combined our French heritage, southern hospitality and the indigenous tastes of the Florida Keys into the meals we prepare today. Our chefs blend the best of our locally caught fresh seafood, fresh produce and delicious tropical fruits for our tropical seafood dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Good food good service but I wouldn’t recommend seating people outside during a tropical storm while you had multiple tables inside available
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4.9
4.9 (1099)
$31 to $50
American
Key West
About the restaurant
Key West seafood restaurant in the heart of old town on Petronia. The menu is kept small so that everything is nice and fresh for you. Yellowtail snapper, fish of the day, Key West pink shrimp, and seafood medley highlight the menu.
Deviled Eggs topped with Scallops, Shrimp Mango Toast and Crispy Pork Belly Croustinis tantalize the pallet. Beef stroganoff made with certified black angus beef is a favorite.

Relaxing, unpretentious, and romantic.
Seating is very limited.
24 Hour Cancellation window.
For the consideration of our guests, we do not accept parties over the size of six (6).
We offer a 6 pm and an 8 pm seating.
BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE.
No Children's menu available.
Top review
BrianTvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
What a wonderful experience! We will be back next time we are in town.
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4.0
4 (39)
$30 and under
American
Islamorada
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Islamorada at mile marker 81.6, the Morada Bay Keys Beach Café & Bar lays amidst a beautiful palm-lined beach, overlooking blue waters, with walking paths through tropical flowers. You’ll find inside and outside bars and dining areas, live unique entertainment, spectacular sunsets and a large child-friendly beach with cozy Adirondack chairs.

The Café is conceived to evoke the feel of a beach café where the Hawaiian and Californian surfers and sailboarders would relax after a day on the water. As such, its walls are adorned with surfboards, longboards, sail and kite boards, as well as many original 60’s surf posters.

The Café’s menu showcases the freshest in local seafood and produce, the fare is both innovative and eclectic. The Café’s bar and wine offerings are equally noteworthy. The Café is open for dining seven days a week from 11 AM to 10 PM.
Top review
Erincredible
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
The food was amazing!!! The swordfish special was mind blowing
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4.7
4.7 (68)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Marathon
About the restaurant
Plaza Grill offers a sophisticated, friendly, relaxing atmosphere, a cozy bar, comfortable chairs, attentive service, an award-winning wine list, and an unparalleled menu.
Get a selective glass of wine 25% off from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Beautiful presentation. Excellent food. Exceptional service. Romantic ambience
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4.8
4.8 (189)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Key West
About the restaurant
Atlas Izakaya is a chef-run restaurant focused on creating delicious, thought-provoking Japanese food. Meaning “stay-drink-place” in its native tongue, Izakaya is a word to describe the perfect spot to settle down with company as you dine together. Located in the heart of historic Key West steps from Duval Street, our restaurant provides a relaxed vibe to meet your palate. To live up to our name, we created a refined atmosphere that features an impressive open kitchen to complement the same great impression made by our menu. Complete with local seafood, fresh vegetable dishes, bao buns, dumplings, and much more, our offerings are the kind you’ll be craving in the weeks following your visit. If you’re in the mood for cozy comfort and whimsical Asian cuisine, join us at Atlas Izakaya.
Now offering Omakase Bar seating. Let the Chef cook for you at the limited 6 seat counter.
Call restaurant directly to book your 10 Course Shefu Menu.
Seatings at 530pm and 8pm. Call direct...
305-998-4189
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
One of the best meals we’ve had anywhere. Hands down the best food in Key West.
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