We left disappointed due to poor service. Our server was just off his game. Our food was good, and I’d consider another try.
So beautiful watching the sun setting from the patio
Had the sea bass and the lobster escargot !!! Amazing!!!!!
Beautiful setting and the food was extremely well done. Best food we’ve had on Sanibel or Captiva.
Lamb was full of fat and gristly. Mashed parsnips too sugary. The “lobster cargot” had rice in it but when asked the chef denied it. Key lime pie was much too tart.
However, Crab bisque was excellent. Waiter was good.
Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Ordered the small plate dinners and they were nicely presented and just enough for us. Had a mixed drink from the bar and that was nicely presented as well. I had scallops and my husband had the fish. Both were tasty. Service was excellent. Attentive but not annoying. Would highly recommend.
We are repeat customers who return every year for great location service and food. We like the option of small plates which while not inexpensive are reasonable portions.
Excellent dinner after trying a lot of others near by would recommend this if you want a quiet dinner
Lovely atmosphere and good food. Easter buffet was fabulous and dinner and breakfast were both very good.
We sat outside with a view of the Gulf. Several families nearby, but the children were poised and well-behaved. Great waiter and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant.
This was the best dinner we had on Captiva.
Easter buffet was a little too expensive. No one can eat $55 worth of food. A more appropriate price would have been maximum $35.
Great meal. First time having dinner there and was very surprised how good the food was. Sorry we haven’t been there sooner. We will be back.
I had the Spicy Grilled Tuna with coconut rice and steamed vegetables. It was AMAZING! We were able to sit at a table with a view of the Gulf. Our wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The noise from the bar was a little much but they were able to close some doors and block out much of the noise. The dinner portion was too filling to try a dessert. It was a great date night.
We had been to The Captiva House before and found it wonderful. Unfortunately Wednesday night was the opposite. We had an 8:00 reservation for the porch. We were seated around 8:15 or so. After 15-20 minutes our drink order was taken. Then our waiter was a "no show" for another 20 minutes. We ended up leaving after paying for our drinks. It was to be a special dinner for our daughter and husband. So disappointed!
Great Restaurant great food, no complaints
The menu was small and what we did order wasn't special in any way. The seafood was underwhelming for an island location. We sat outside and watched the many cars and people go by certainly not a quiet or romantic atmosphere. Our poor server had been working 7 days straight and was visibly tired - couldn't remember the specials and almost spilled a try of drinks on my lap. We likely won't return.
Food is fantastic. Everything was delicious. Oysters Alexander is a must.
We thought we were going to one of the better restaurants on the island. The food was mediocre. We left disappointed.
While the food and cocktails were delicious the service was lacking. We arrived promptly for our 7:30 dinner reservation and were seated quickly. Unfortunately after 20 minutes without being approached by any one of three servers that kept passing by I finally asked a bus person if there was a server assigned to our table. Following another 5 minutes a server finally arrived to take our drink orders. Dinner was tasty but the ball was dropped again as I had specifically noted our Open Table reservation that it was my significant other's birthday and had requested that something to commemorate the occasion be provided. While two other tables in the same room had birthdays that were acknowledged my girl friends was not. Rather disappointing.
Very pleasant evening with friends. Lovely restaurant in Captiva with a more adult flair and menu. Excellent food.
Excellent waiter, outstanding food
We had a great time for our spring break fam dinner and it was super enjoyable.
The blue crab bisque was unbelievable. The curry gulf snapper was delicious. Views are awesome.. Highly recommend.
Portions skimpy. Price high Quality not as I remembered. Sad
Great service. Food has improved with newer culinary staffing than years ago but with prices to match but still worth the splurge. Entertained family from Texas and they even enjoyed the special gumbo soup
Birthday dinner, great food, really large portions
Excellent food and service. Tempting to partake of too much wonderful fresh-baked bread at the start- be careful!
We stayed on Captiva for a week, about half way through our stay I met a fellow from Michigan at the ice cream store in Captiva, he actually recommended going to Captiva House, and it was perfect, every single aspect from food to ambiance to service, even mother nature supplied a wonderful view with a stunning sunset from our table. I would recommend Captiva house to anyone that would like a superb dinner and perfect ambiance. We will return the next time we come back.
The food and service was very good. It was the best food we have had on Captiva. The Bubble Room and the Mucky Duck have terrible food. The Mexican restaurant has good take out. Doc Ford is fun and the food is ok.
Disappointing. Blue crab bisque soup was cold, not once but twice. Filet was flavorless. Tuna was average. Service started out great but fizzled. Wine menu was ok but not great. Lack of ambience ~~~ restaurant was empty in March (our reservation was at 7 p.m.)!!! Bathroom was very dirty.
This is a lovely restaurant with windows all around a beautiful dining room and a warm, relaxing ambiance. The garden salad was a generous array of fresh vegetables, and the spaghetti with clams was a wonderful dish. The atmosphere is refined yet casual. Excellent service. On trips to Captiva, this will be first on the list for dinner.
Excellent food and service
We arrived looking forward to a great meal, but shame on us, we had overdone the appetizers at our vacation home and were not particularly hungry. We expressed this to our server (Jen was her name, I believe -- delightful!) who suggested some dishes on the lighter side and sharing, which is what we did. It was perfect for us. We dined outside and while the night was chilly, the heaters kept us very comfortable. A wonderful experience and we will return.
#1 on Captiva
The building itself needs work, as it is old and not having been well maintained.
It had been two years since we dined there and were disappointed. The quality of the food was not as good as we remembered and the service was very slow for not may people being in the dining room.
Took my husband here for his birthday. The hostess was the most attentive. Waiter was too busy with other tables. Salad was good, entrees had a bit too much sauce but maybe that’s the way it is down here. Went to Il Cielo last night - great meal and service
We vacation on Sanibel every year and always include Captiva House on our dining list. We were there with friends and had a lovely evening. Ray was our waiter and very friendly and attentive. The food is always lovely.