Ave at Seafire Resort & Spa

4.6
99 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Mediterranean Seafood + Steaks
Come with the whole family or sneak away for a romantic dinner at Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa’s Ave.
Our Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca and his team have created a diverse menu inspired by Mediterranean flavors with local, seasonal ingredients. From fresh catch to prime cuts of steak, the restaurant offers a wide selection of preparations for everyone in the family. The food is delicious, and yet the views are equally compelling. At 24 feet above sea level, Ave overlooks Seven Mile Beach, with seating indoors and on the outdoor terrace. The interior design is open, airy and inviting, with a casual, community vibe that makes you feel welcome before your first bite.
Finish your night in our lounge or at the patio with a selection from our list of hand-crafted cocktails made with seasonal fruits and house liqueurs.
Ave is where eating well is a day well-spent.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(345) 746-4111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo De Francesca
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seven Mile Beach
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking with restaurant validation.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 99 People Are Saying
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JF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! We had and loved the goat cheese salad, pork ribs, snapper, tuna tartare, and pork chop.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived and throughout the evening we were so incredibly impressed with Ave. The service was delightful and the food was delicious. We tried a range of hot and cold plates, meat and fish, all were superb. Fantastic range of wines as well. We are only in the Caymans for 3 days and we have decided to forgo our usual exploring and go back....

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SP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We stayed at the Kimpton Seafire and this was our last "anniversary" dinner of the weekend (20 years!). I had amazing experiences/ attentiveness at the other two places I booked for dinner. I really wanted this to be our place to enjoy and relax before our last day home and heard amazing things... however the service received at the restaurant (for breakfast and dinner) was inattentive. They did provide an AMAZING anniversary dessert (which was much appreciated)... but was received after we waited for awhile for our bill and was given to us at the bar.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and I visited for Sunday brunch. Was brilliant! Great selection of food and our waiter was always on hand to top up our glasses of fizz. I liked that a selection of cocktails was also included in the brunch - nice touch. Would highly recommend and we will be back!

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A
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service is as expected. Wine list is overpriced compared to other similar restaurants on the island. Food is as expected. Decor is bland and lacks creativity. Ventilation is not good at all. When i got home, i had to take a shower and send clothes to laundry to get rid of the strong smell of cooking from the restaurant!!

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d
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice location, great varied and delicious modern menu, we had a couple of timing issues with the staff. But nevertheless very attentive Manager and sommelier. We will definitely go again during our next visit to the island.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this restaurant last night and it was excellent. Apps, entrees and desserts were all great as was the service. Really nice looking hotel and restaurant. Would def go back. New Zealand lamb and shrimp/lobster cocktail were very tasty as was the homemade sorbet. Compared to the ritz restaurants this place was more reasonably priced although still not inexpensive. Good friendly and professional service also.

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PA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for brunch, and it was fantastic. Great selection of food prepared well. Champagne and specialty drinks were also great. Service was very good and made sure our glasses always full. Take your time and enjoy it.

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S
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. We ate here twice (so far) on our trip. The staff is very knowledgeable. Top bartenders and interesting drinks. Enjoyed the whole experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sons name is Avery and we call him A e so of course we had to try this place. Food was delicious and did not disappoint. The sommelier was very friendly and chatted with us on a personal level which we appreciated. Next time we’re in GC we’ll be back to Ave for sure

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The room was beautiful with great views of the city. The food was excellent and spaced out nicely over the night. Great wine list and great menu. Thoroughly satisfying experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crispy octopus and pot him I mushroom puffs were amazing appetizers. The best beef tenderloin I ever had. Key lime cheesecake also delicious.

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W
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were excited to try Ave at the Kimpton Resort on our trip recently to GC and it did not disappoint. My brother who is a chef said it was his favorite meal of our 10 day trip. Our server was wonderful. Excellent wine list- very extensive! We shared several apps and I had the snapper that was so fresh and cooked perfectly! It was my birthday and although we had ordered a creme brûlée for the table they also served an amazing key lime cheesecake that was even better as a birthday surprise. Go at sunset and step out onto the patio with of their delicious and beautiful cocktails- the view was top notch. We had children with us as well and they were very happy and content with the food choices and coloring pictures. Will absolutely go back and would recommend without reservation. Don’t forget to go around sunset!

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GD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great! The service is great. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. I love the steak a lot. I think this is one of the best steak ive ever tried.

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary, The hostess Kate was simply Amazing!

Our waiter Larwance was equally amazing. His knowledge of the menus was impeccable and the service he provided, Fit for a king!

We went on a Friday, and even thou the place was a bit crowded, wait time was reasonably short.

The quality and taste of the food was Top Shelf.

I cant say enough about this place, just go you won't regret it.

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BU
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Squid ink spaghetti was so delicious! Menu was a bit limited but overall very good experience

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PP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The food was terrible. The Charcuterie appetizer was not Spanish meats. That was a lie. The Tuna special was rotted we sent it back. The Serrano Pork Special was so tuff that it needed a chainsaw I left half of it uneaten didn't have the energy and not Serrano pork loin either as advertised. We come from Spain dont advertise want you don't serve!
They exchanged the Tuna for Filet Mignon which was just ok.
They bought us dessert. Which, although a nice gesture, doexnr make up for a terrible meal!

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l
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice afternoon spent celebrating our anniversary! We will return!

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j
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The menu was exciting, the flavors were interesting and savory. Service, attentive and helpful. Ambiance and detail enjoyable.

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EB
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swordfish was prepared to perfection. Shrimp and lobster cocktail delicious with unusual presentation. Key lime cheesecake wonderful texture and beautifully blended. Ave’ never disappoints!!

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RS
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection

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J
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beyond amazing service. The staff is extremely professional and service oriented. Michael was a rock star and made our night so special.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch buffet was incredible. Food was top notch, service was top notch, ambiance was top notch, ...everything was top notch. Pricey maybe, but what price excellence? Definitely will be back next trip to the island.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ave is an outstanding restaurant with great views of the ocean. From the moment you walk in the service is excellent and everyone is extremely thoughtful and attentive. They have a great menu selection and the food is outstanding. Very nice setting for a quiet dinner. I would highly recommend Ave and will definitely come back

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Naples
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation. Amazing place and Christiano was a fantastic waiter.

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CH
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Overpriced wine mediocre appetizer so we left

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience, except that the hostess seated us at the table closest to the kitchen door when no more than 2 other tables were in use in the entire dining area. The staff accommodated our request to move, and the evening was splendid thereafter!

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JB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice! A birthday celebration dinner for my husband. Service was outstanding. The restaurant accommodated our request to sit outside. Unfortunately the mosquitos were out in full force, so we asked to be moved inside. The restaurant immediately moved us to a very nice table inside. Food was delicious and the server described its preparation perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the island.

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c
London
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was on point, flavoursome and big portions. Staff were attentive and helpful without being overbearing. I thoroughly enjoyable evening with good food and great wine.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end spot. Food was amazing. Resort is gorgeous.

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was fine, nothing special for Cayman on price or quality; servings were large so no one was hungry. The two sides we ordered came after I had finished as they forgot them (but they did comp them off without me needing to ask). The waiter grumbled about taking a gift card (issued by the hotel) and then the manager grumbled that the card was not activated so I gave him the receipt for the card (issued by the hotel) and told him to sort it out. Why ruin a nice evening - they got that bit right.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere, friendly service oh and the view to die for. Dinner was phenomenal , I especially recommend the homemade pasta.Mica and Anjoleena the managers and Michael the server were always around to assist. Thank you !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. We were very impressed to have a local waiter!

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C
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ave was an amazing experience. Everything you would expect from a 5 Diamond resort. Our meal was spectacular and the view breathtaking.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food wasn’t bad but not great and not worth the money after eating at the other fine dinning restaurants on the island. Absurd rip off on $20 drink with 1/4 of the glass filled.. We are staying at the Ritz Carlton and are fully used to the pricing but at least fill my glass up.

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l
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside was beautiful and quiet. The service was professional and friendly. Our food was delicious. Roasted beet salad was amazing, beets were sweet. I had the duck. It's presentation was beautiful and it was prepared to perfection.

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k
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience with impeccable service. Even with this overall experience, the management approached us at the end of our meal to let us know that they felt as if they fell short of the perfection they strive for (slight delay in delivering appetizer and drink) and covered our bill. Impressive! Thanks for the great evening.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They know how to do fish at Ave! We had the swordfish and the snapper, both perfectly cooked and imaginatively seasoned and garnished. Avocado & melon gazpacho was delicious. Very good wine list, which included one of our favorite albariños. Typical Cayman fine-dining pricing, and worth it.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch at Ave with a beautiful selection of food. Seafood is first class and the prime rib was superb. Having cocktails included is a nice touch. The terrace has amazing views, of course, but can be a little warm - so go for a table at the far end that catches the breeze. Staff are really excellent.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was AMAZING! Top notch!

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