Ave at Seafire Resort & Spa

4.6
114 reviews
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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.

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SZ
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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DO
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great, until another patron started vaping.
Don’t allow vape smoke. Please!
It’s awful to see all that smoke around the food.
Disgusting, and other patrons.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually don’t write reviews because I simply don’t have time but the restaurant is just outstanding. We dined with a 3 years old daughter. Everything was excellent. Food and service. Definitely a place to dine in Grand Cayman.

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GF
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening! Our waiter was fantastic, the ambiance perfect, and the meal was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Muy buena atención del personal

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F
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Steak was the best we’ve had in a long time. Excellent!!

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K
54 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Ave dining experience. With friendly smiles and warm hearts. We enjoyed locally seafood and a creative delicious dessert. It was a wonderful final evening at Ave in The Kimpton Seafire.

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L
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We started with two appetizers...the Buratta and the crispy shrimp. The buratta was very good with nice flavors and came with two pieces of crostini that went well with the dish but the amount was pretty stingy for the large portion of cheese. The shrimp was very much lacking in flavor and the texture of the outside was dry. On a plus side, the shrimp was fresh and perfectly cooked and the mango sauce was excellent which was a good thing because it amounted to all the flavor. For our main course my husband got the NY Strip which he said tasted good and was moist even though it came more Medium to Med. Well rather than the Med Rare that he requested. My hanger steak was the highlight of the whole meal. It was both excellent and perfectly cooked. One more note is that there were no fans outside where we sat which made for a bit of an uncomfortable night since it was humid and there wasn’t an breeze.

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S
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, ocean view! Sunday Fun-Day atmosphere!

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L
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent. Service was attentive and so friendly.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation for 8:30. When we arrived at 8:25, we were told we would be seated shortly. We were sitted around 8:40, only to wait in our waiter for several minutes. I ordered the Boned in Porter House and was majority fat. I could have ordered the NY Strip and saved money and received more meat.
Furtheore, my wife and I were done eating and had to find the waiter for our check. That was a first since being here. The check is usually ready and on the table be we finish eating.
Not much to brag about with this being the resorts top restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I really enjoyed the meal, particularly the second half. The tuna was delicious. The wine and cocktail selection was extensive.

The first half: I sat outside at 6:30. At least four groups moved because of an onslaught of mosquitoes. The staff had significant trouble finding room inside. I would have liked to move, but layered on bug spray instead. The second half of the meal was much more enjoyable after the mosquitoes died down. For a high end restaurant, this seems like a lapse in experience. If you want to sit outside come after 7:30.

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RF
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and quality were top notch, Great service but be careful when you book as the mosquitoes come out at dusk and are brutal. I don't care how much repellent the restaurant provides it is not enough. We ended up sitting at the bar for Christmas dinner after being run inside by bites. For something so well designed the architects forgot to put fans in the ceiling or at the ends of the seating area to keep the bugs from attacking. I am not supposed to be the meal.

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LP
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish. Service and food outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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JF
8 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
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
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
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
12 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
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
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
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
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
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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OT
2 reviews
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
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
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
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
21 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
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
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection

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J
10 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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OT
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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