1609 Restaurant - Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

4.5
34 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Feed your eyes with spectacular harbour views; feed your hunger with locally sourced seafood and seasonal ingredients. This casual open-air eatery, named for the year of Bermuda’s discovery by Europeans, gives you the unique opportunity to bask in the temperate climate and natural beauty while you refuel and relax.
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ED
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favourite meal while vacationing in Bermuda. Never disappoints!

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B
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

1609 can be a bit hit or miss with food and service, but it's always a lovely view so I guess we just expect "off" days.
This most recent visit was not an off day at all, we had a super-charming server D'Kiyah, who really went out of the way to make sure our evening was lovely. The food was interesting, well prepared, and fresh, and despite the limited wine list we found a nice bottle there too.
Will certainly be back, and hopefully D'Kiyah will be our server again.

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EC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location with a beautiful water view and some of the best food on the island. But, like many restaurants on Bermuda, over priced. Worth a visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful, great food, really great food, wonderful views. Suitable for daytime

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CK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the 1609, unknown to us, on their last night of the season. It was a relaxing, fabulous three-hour experience on the harbor.

We were going to have a drink and dinner, but with the place nearly empty we opted to sit, talk and sample the menu over a few drinks. We had a crew of five on our table’s waitstaff, who were super, over our sunset to evening visit.

Our second floor table was right on the water, great sunset location. I had a local Beer, On Da Rocks IPA, served in a iced, tall Pilsner glass. It was a great draft. My partner had a Hendricks Gin, served with a small bottle of a local tonic mixer, with the liquor chilling on the rocks. Well presented.

For food, we started jumbo shrimp with a lime mayo and chutney sauce...six good sized pieces, perfect to split. Then I had the Bermuda fish stew, served with a two shakers of goslings rum and sherry. Tasty and tangy. Partner had chicken satay...nice sticky peanut sauce. We then split a Parma ham flat bread. It was very good.

We ended our experience with two glasses of Prosecco.

We weren’t rushed at all and enjoyed our visit to the 1609. Can’t wait for our next trip to the island.

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GH
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning location, fantastic food, smiling helpful service and reasonable prices. The Frosé is delicious!

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy good. Great service. Fantastic sunset views.

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SW
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Server very rude. We waited ages for someone to take our drink and food order. He was too busy being overly attentive to the large table next to us. Heaps of other servers just walking about. We said we had waited ages when he finally came. He made some sarcastic comment. I then watched him walk over to the manager who had seated us, tap him on the shoulder to get his attention, obviously started telling him what we had said and was shaking his head laughing, manager started looking over at us. Wasnt very nice to see - could have at least tried to hide the fact they were talking about us!

Food was tasty, not amazing but ok. Presented nicely. Views/setting is lovely.

Shame our waiter was rude and had another sarccy comment when he served our food later.

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DH
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our first time to this very lovely Bermuda restaurant. The restaurant itself is located within the gorgeous and historic Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The vibe is very cool and the location couldn’t be nicer. It is right on Hamilton Harbor and in addition to being a beautiful restaurant, the view from the restaurant is beyond fabulous. The service was not rushed whatsoever and the food was quite good. Try the mussels as an appetizer and fish tacos for an entree. Exceptional. I highly recommend this special place!

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AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant. The views, the décor, the food, the drinks. It was all excellent. I drank a frose which was fun and had the best fish tacos. We would highly recommend to anyone travelling in Bermuda. Fun and delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing I made a surprise reservation for my partners 30th birthday and she was so was happy. She was in love with the view and the service. Ann the host was such a wonderful person that helped me get the best seat in the house to have a great view and to see the sunset. The bartender Vernon was a great guy that helped us with recommendation of cocktails. Ronald our server was one of the most nicest and politest waiters we’ve had from our whole experience in Bermuda. 1609 is definitely a restaurant I would recommend to somebody and to make sure they’re taken care of by the same people who took care of me and my partner. 1609 thank you for the wonderful hospitality.

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t
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever seen! It juts out over the water, and you truly feel like you are dining right in the Atlantic. The food was excellent and fun (especially the check off the ingredients you want for your sundae), and the service was exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, drinks great!

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Randy was so hospitable. Made our anniversary special. Highly recommend.

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EB
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great view, right on the water. Service here is always slow. Tonight, our drinks arrived after our food, which was strange. Entrees are pricey but you pay for the water views.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

I had written on Open Table that we were celebrating an anniversary, however no one at the restaurant mentioned it. That was disappointing. We did enjoy the restaurant. The view was beautiful and we enjoyed the food.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable for a first time visit.

Great service from reception to the table.

Highly recommended by Karen at Cambridge Beaches and thoroughly deserved

thank you

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PJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Destiny was very attentive and pleasant.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For the last night of our honeymoon, we wanted something on the water, casual vibe, good food. This was perfect, the waitress even popped a bottle of prosecco to celebrate our wedding! Great spot.

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EB
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love to come here for the incredible view over the harbour. Unfortunately, the service is consistently neglectful-to-bad, starting with the dismissive host and continuing to the wait staff who disappear far too often. A dining companion joked it would be impossible to be over-served drinks here, since we couldn't find our waiter to flag down for a refill! Sadly, the poor service has become the norm here and seriously needs to be addressed by management. The creative menu and beautiful views keep us coming back, but I would really like to see the service problems resolved soon. No excuse for poor service in a tourism hot spot!

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KW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a location... absolutely beautiful view of the harbour, you literally can't stop just gazing out at the water. Food is very good and the service was fantastic, Dkya our server really helped make the night. As a location, well it is a perfect fit for the property which fancies itself as beach club first, luxury hotel second so if you need to be in a place to be seen then this is your spot.

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F
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our experience. Food was delicious, service prompt, and oh the view!!! Go for sunset.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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LF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great date night! We had lovely views, friendly & fun service and oud food was incredible!

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e
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view of the harbour and sunset were amazing. The food and service was great as well. Will come back again.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Decided to go to 1609 on my Anniversary date. Booked through Open Table. I also mentioned our dietary preference and about special occasion. However, there was no acknowledgement. Wrong food order was delivered twice. Server was apologetic. Flatbread was quite thick and not that great in taste. Appetizers were great. Overall good experience. Service could have been better

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SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife ordered the burger and said, and I had to agree, that it was one of the best that's not from a 'burger' place! Adversely, I ordered chicken tacos and I thought it didn't pop for me :( Service is some of the best in the business. I did, however, have one of the best drinks ever! The prickly pear mule! Who knew pear and ginger beer would go together so well! Uh...they did 🙄

Closing, my wife and I loved it's sister restaurant, Crown & Anchor. We thoroughly enjoyed 2 dinners, a fantastic waiter, Ean, and a great live band, One Solution! We had the pleasure of witnessing the singer's first live performance with the band and they rocked it!

Fabulous salsas with plaintain chips, crispy chicken bites with excellent chipotle mayo. All staff were friendly, had smiles on their faces, and worked well together. Very refreshing dining experiences overall!

I superlatively (not sure if that's a word) recommend C & A 😀👑

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OB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service seems to have improved markedly at 1609. Out waiter attentive (but not intrusive) and the food (simple lunch fare) was well-prepared.

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P
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal, great service and perfect location.

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CL
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view - fantastic food - fantastic service! Coming back again tomorrow (and I never do that while traveling ...)

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Despite allowing us to make an opentable reservation, the restaurant was closed when we arrived. We had made a special trip to Hamilton to eat there.

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L
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Initial service was rather slow this time around. Food came fast once ordered and was very good. As always a gorgeous setting

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BF
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had friends visiting from out of town - we always take visitors! The burger is always excellent, but I'm always disappointed when I deviate from my go-to dish. The lunch menu has so many great options, but the dinner menu is a bit of a disappointment. The ambiance is always nice though.

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was beautiful. Both my husband and I had the fish tacos which were great! And our waiter was great!

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