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Bel Mare, Key West, FL

Bel Mare

4.6
4.6
626 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

"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!"

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Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 396-4040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shane Wilkerson

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Fit for Foodies

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Notable Wine List

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Special Occasion

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Special Occasion

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

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  1. NB

    NickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, atmosphere and service. Love being up on top with the view of the marina, combined with great Italian food and updated atmosphere.

  2. B

    Buster

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    At best a mediocre restaurant trying way too hard within a truly excellent refit. The menu range and ability to address requests for minor additions like Blue Cheese dressing on a salad proved too much of a challenge. All in all I'm afraid I thought the experience adequate at best

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful interior and view of the ocean and boats. Server, Steve, was very personable, professional and attentive. The food was very good and the wine and cocktail list was great. We would return when you are back in Key West.

  4. NF

    NanceF

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food

  5. BL

    BruceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around enjoyed our dinner. Waiter was there when we needed and not when we didn't. Food was very flavorful.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Waiter was really attentive. Food was good. Didn’t feel rushed. Would definitely go back when we are in town.

  7. C

    Captfelix

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great great

  8. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular food with a great view of the harbor!

  9. F

    Finefoodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service. Drinks were a tad skimpy, great oysters, food was good but I think the small plate prices were a little high. Maybe it was due to the high price for the regular sized plate. The small plates could be smaller…like a tapas size! My friend took home leftovers from her small plate which wasn’t so small

  10. BM

    BobM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A place not to be missed. Everything was awesome and some of the best wait staff ever.

  11. JR

    JoannaR

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place! It was second time we went there, love it!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    We had high hopes for this restaurant. Walking in, it was stunning. However the view was the best part. We waited at the hostess stand for about five minutes. No one came up to us and the bartender just stood there and didn’t say a word. Finally someone walks up and says have you been helped and we said no. They took us to our table where we sat outside and had a gorgeous view. Our server was very kind and brought our drinks very quickly. We ordered the Carne Cruda and it tasted old. It was chewy and almost bitter. We ate half of it and just said to ourselves we will take the rest home to the dogs but didn’t mention it to our server. When it came time to order the entrées (and my husband has an allergy to seafood) so we asked if we could substitute chicken instead of shrimp for one of the dishes and the server immediately said no. We thought he was joking at first but he said the chef refuses to swap out proteins. He suggested a couple of other entrées on the menu but that’s not what we were looking for. He wanted a pasta dish and not bolognese. Our server went back and asked the chef on our behalf if we could exchange the shrimp in the Orecchiette for chicken and again were told no. Our server asked if there was something wrong with the Carne Cruda (noticing we didn’t eat the meat) and we told him that it tasted old but that we would take it home. He removed it from the table and said he would take it off our bill and proceeded to bring us the check. We were deciding if we wanted to stay and order something other than what my husband initially wanted because he knew how much I wanted to try their food (I’m a seafood lover!) but the decision was apparently made for us that we were leaving. So we paid for our drinks, tipped our server well (because it’s not his fault) & left. We have been to a lot of high-end restaurants and have never had an issue with changing out a protein due to his allergy. To have such an inflexible chef speaks volumes of this establishment.

  13. D

    Dumplins

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food. The cream of mushroom soup with taleggio was like no other. It was amazing. The grouper piccata was terrific. The veal agnolotti was unlike anything I’ve had before. Wine list is wonderful. Our server was knowledgeable and informative about the menu items. . I can’t say enough good things about our entire experience here. Will definitely be back.

  14. RF

    RobertF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and food quality. Will go back next visit to town.

  15. NF

    NanceF

    Key West

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh brilliant food, fab views, lovely service, would be happy to dine anytime.

  16. DP

    DinerPatron

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful food and restaurant experience overall Had to ask 2x for second cocktail . Entree cane before appy was cleared. Service therefore fell somewhat short of restaurant deservingly high reviews. Will be back - try it if you want an more upscale yet relaxed solidly good dining experience.

  17. d

    dinebyob

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    My dish was not as expected, looked unappealing. Ask what your entree will look like before ordering.

  18. h

    harryg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    Strange menu a failed attempt to be special/unique and over priced --- food only fair --rude bartender--- the overhead fan was too strong evidently the over weight bartender wanted it strong and refused to turn it down

  19. CP

    CherylP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience. We had a private outdoor balcony with excellent service and meal.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner. Everything top notch from the service to the food and drinks. Highly recommend dinner here. We will be back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great meal.

  22. A

    Ajncali

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ceviche was to die for.

  23. N

    Nana

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jared was great! Ceviche delicious!

  24. BK

    BethK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal - everything was exquisite. The service was impeccable. Our server had great wine recommendations. Special mention food were the scallops and the surf and turf special. Tiramasu was some of the best I've had. It was a birthday dinner and the cannoli with a candle were the perfect touch. We will be back every time we're in Key West. My brother lived three years in Italy and was raving about the food!!

  25. SD

    SteveD

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, great location, we enjoyed our wait staff as well.

  26. LW

    LyndaW

    Key West

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Good service. Tables were too close, though. Sitting right on top of your neighbors. And if they were LOUD, it was annoying. A very large space like that one can afford some "space" between tables.

  27. GL

    GaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Butternut Squash ravioli a hit at our table!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food and service in key west

  29. MM

    MiriamM

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at our table - Scallops and Pork Belly, Veal Bolognese, Wild Mushroom Risotto- all exceptional. This along with great service, overlooking the bay and boats! Will come back!

  30. K

    Kwdiner

    Central Coast

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We snagged one of the coveted outdoor tables, necessary for anyone with hearing issues - indoors can get quite noisy. We're locals and have dined here a number of times and it's our favorite place for a special evening. We've had different servers each time and all have been excellent! We've not discovered a mediocre dish yet! Pastas spot on, delicious fish and an excellent veal chop. A great addition to Key West

  31. MM

    MarkM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding. Meals were delicious. Highly recommended.

  32. C

    Cris

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food is very good but the service is not! We started with a drink at the bar and was great. But on the table the timing for the plates was incredible long! Almost 40 minutes to appetizer and more 30 to main courses.

  33. BO

    BOB4FOOD

    New England

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Its alway a great meal Warm house baked bread welcomes you woth garlic and herb butter with EVOO The Food is always presented beautifully

  34. C

    Cindy

    Naples

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a pleasant surprise. We went to dinner at 8:15 (late for us) and this was a late decision. So glad we chose this! The restaurant is pretty, has beautiful views, has great food, nice waitstaff, and was pretty perfect in every way. The half portions were the right amount for eating so late. We would go back any time!

  35. J

    Jill

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was simply amazing. Definitely would dine here again.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was very good. Service was excellent.

  37. DP

    DeniseP

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've eaten at just about every restaurant in Key West over the many years we've been coming down. The food at Bel Mare was well above average, well seasoned, well cooked and presentation was good. We had a lovely view of the harbor. Prices are on par with other fine dining restaurants in the area. Staff was accommodating and knowledgeable and even in this post-COVID struggle for employees, food was delivered to the table in a timely manner and staff was there for any need without having to hunt someone down. Good job!

  38. RJ

    ReneeJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No better Zupa on Key West. Chef Shane is a master of cooking many fine dishes!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. Our favorite place to celebrate!

  40. LC

    LuvCoastlines

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service; accommodated special requests on the food preparation. Extensive (but pricey) wine list.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bel Mare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 396-4040.

Bel Mare is rated 4.6 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Bel Mare

700 Front St Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shane Wilkerson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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