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Bel Mare, Key West, FL

Bel Mare

4.6
4.6
668 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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

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What 668 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Fit for Foodies

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Special Occasion

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal, service and view!
  2. J

    Janet

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our entry to exit everything was perfect. AD our waiter was very knowledgeable and advised us with our selections. We had a great view of the harbor. We will be back!
  3. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was just ok. I ordered linguine with clams but what came to the table was fettuccine with a cream sauce and some clams. No taste. My husband ordered the steak medium well but it came medium. His entree was to come with broccolini but greens beans is what he got. Waiter was ok. Overall ambience was very nice but was hoping for a better experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent - we shared a Caesar salad and each had a 1/2 portion of a pasta entree - lobster and shrimp. Great and innovative drinks.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner & service. Beautiful view. We will definitely be back
  6. KW

    KWChris

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best table overlooking the harbor. Food is absolutely exquisite some of the best in Key West!
  7. CJ

    CJflorida

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had on Key West
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and food were a 10/10. Excellent service as well
  9. L

    Lucy

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We were greeted by a unfriendly and abrasive hostess. Waitress and bar service was very good. Food was tasty.
  10. w

    wcgirl3

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    None of the food was exquisite and some entrees not even good which for the price was unacceptable. Atmosphere was appropriate for east coast older snowbirds maybe? Not sure - we are in our late 50s and it was too stuffy for us plus the bottom line - food just wasn’t great and prices stratospheric. I am annoyed our hotel recommended it. Service was great though.
  11. JH

    JarlynnH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A gem to be put on your list
  12. LO

    LONC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , great service, wonderful atmosphere! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  13. DB

    DonnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was outstanding!! I visited Key West in February and had dinner here and absolutely loved it. Great meal
  14. DB

    DaleB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Had an issue with the hostess who treated us with great disrespect. As an African American couple it was clear she was acting out (racist) Travis, the “Manager”!addressed the matter and we stayed. Dinner was awesome, our server was awesome. We appreciate the intervention by Travis but are exhausted by this behavior. Wake up people. Treat all of your customers with respect. Travis bought us a glass of wine. But….we don’t want a free glass of wine. Don’t need it. We want respect. We want service.
  15. GC

    GreatChoice

    Key West

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Won’t go back!
  16. I

    Islandman

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had one of the few outdoor seatings and the view was great. Service can be an issue with only two tables outside, but our server was spot on when we needed her. Food was good and what better ambiance than the seaport.
  17. HF

    HankF

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and service is always on point !
  18. JR

    JoeyR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we’ve had. Portions were huge and definitely worth the price. Service was great and the view at sunset was 🤌🏼
  19. KP

    KPWay

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Some of the best food on the island. It isn't cheap but the quality of offerings are wonderful. Wait staff are a bit inexperienced for a high end restaurant but these days we're thrilled they showed up to work!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, we sat at a beautiful table with a view off to the side by ourselves. Very romantic. Drinks were delicious and refreshing. Food was excellent! Our server was attentive. The restaurant was beautiful. We loved the experience.
  21. MB

    MoniaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food easy to get to no reservation required great service
  22. BR

    BobbyR

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  23. S

    Ski1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The wait staff were very nice and attentive when they were able to. It seemed that they were stretched thin to cover the amount of tables given them. Food was good and well presented.
  24. W

    Winger

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special dinner with wife during a Key West vacation.
  25. c

    concolada

    Naples

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As first time visitors to Key West, we had a very exceptional dinner. Service was top-notch in a beautiful room overlooking the water. We appreciated the option of smaller portions.
  26. R

    Reenietree5

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food here! The view is so pretty, good service, yummy drinks and delicious food. The Caprese salad was so delicious that we sopped up the juices with the bread. I didn’t want it to end. We will definitely come back!
  27. JE

    J24E

    Tampa

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had dinner at this restaurant once before in March and back then it was perfect A lot has changed, the restaurant seems to have lost something. From the greeters station to the service, things are just not the same. I would describe it as awkward and disengaged. That said, the food is very good. However there are lots of great food options in Key West so we probably would not revisit this restaurant
  28. B

    Bruceb

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatl Great Great
  29. FB

    FredB

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I reserved a table to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were seated in a small balcony overlooking the Marina and were the only table. Our server was very good and the food, as expected, was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was a terrible experience
  31. F

    Fefy524

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for a high-end place to eat, with reasonable prices, I’m this is a great choice. Service is excellent, everyone greets you and is friendly. Our server Govanni was excellent. Varied selection of wine, menu is wonderful-packed with choices. Would recommend highly
  32. WB

    WilliamB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only actual cocktail bar in key west. The Ceviche, Angoloti, Grouper Piccata, and the cheesecake, with an incredible key lime glacé, were spectacular. A great dining experience. Service from Will was perfect. The rest of key west should take notes on how to run a restaurant from Bel Mare.
  33. M

    Mark

    Atlantic City

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Jovanna. Best Italian meal I’ve ever had on the island. Lobster Al diavolo had a good amount of heat but still had great flavor. Can’t wait to come back.
  34. AW

    AlexW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. The chef’s specials are amazing. The Lobster Diavolo is incredible. Great drinks. This is a go to for us every visit to KW.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks, appetizers, and entrees were all delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bel Mare is the place to go for fine dining in Key West. White tablecloth restaurant with excellent food, drinks, and staff, in a beautiful, but not pretentious, atmosphere. Amazing view of the marina from almost every table. The cosmos were delicious and they have a beautiful bar that is perfect for before or after dinner drinks. We shared the prosciutto and fruit and it was the best we’d ever had. Pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe and blueberries beautifully presented with a ricotta purée. My husband loved the Zuppa di Pesce and used the delicious bread to enjoy the broth. I had the Lobster Scampi. I ordered it over pasta instead of the zucchini and it was outstanding. The half order was more than enough and there was so much lobster it was insane; huge pieces of claw meat that melted in your mouth! Then we had the lightest, most flavorful tiramisu ever! You could taste the delicate lady fingers and the liqueur in every bite. Yum! This was our second visit to Key West and our second visit to Bel Mare. It should be on your must try list!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cuisine and service.
  38. P

    Piper

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best wait staff in KW. So professional. Food delicious. My only complaint is the music(which is all Italian and fabulous gets a bit loud and the acoustics when the restaurant fills up, makes it hard to hear conversations.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food taste great!
  40. a

    angelam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    My pasta was unbelievably delicious . I could eat it again tonight

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 668 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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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