Four Marlins - The Reach Key West

4.5
136 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Four Marlins is a contemporary expression of a tropical island fishing lodge from the 1930's. The restaurant celebrates casual indulgence, freshly caught fish, the traditions of conviviality and sublime cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 136 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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vipTreatnightout
New England
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Seafood tapas, salad, all extremely tasty. The portions are small for the price. Super attentive service, just right

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CarynQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As we've eaten here before, we were disappointed that on this visit there were no specials. Unfortunately I was with a kosher friend and that left only one dish he could eat, whereas normally there are 1 or 2 fresh caught fish from which he could also select.

The waiter was very accommodating in shifting the sides / sauces for the fish that was ordered - yea!

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vipBryan
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.
Probably the best service in Key West.

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scottmcallister
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Gem of a Restaurant Nestled Along the Private Beach of the Reach in Key West! Definitely Try the Wood Fired Oysters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Had reservations since October for 8:30 New Year’s Eve. After getting there we had only a half hour to eat; because the food stations were being shut down. The curfew went into effect at 10:00. Three hundred dollars for a rushed meal. No communication prior to getting there.

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MaryC
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Key West's most beautiful waterfront restaurants!

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very expensive for small portions! No bread or extras! Limited menu....would not return!

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KeirL
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The ham was horrible. Salad app and dessert were ok. For the money no way. Why was it 45 minutes between each course??? My first time and probably last. As a local resident it was a bummer of a meal. We only went there because the brunch at the Casa has sucked the last few years. Last year they ran out of oysters at 1145. Where is the prime rib or turkey??

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas Day - it was very overpriced and the food was cold and the quality was poor. I was very disappointed.

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vipPhilo
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good and so was the set up for social distancing. Not much variety in menu. Some items under Sea and Land are just small plates. We ended up getting an app, and 3 “entrees”. Scallops and Swordfish were delicious but short ribs and peppers had absolutely no flavor. Vey pricey for portion size. Would have liked a better variety of food also. My recommendation is to find a nice place on the island instead of this hotel restaurant.

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Muskoka
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great on the water dining. Staff efficient and excellent covid protocol. Had fish dishes that were so flavorful. Thanks team well done. I believe Adam was the waiter and in training. Excellent service.

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vipCindyT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

View was lovely, food was yummy. Service was overwhelmed....if you build a page you really should deliver.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome as always.

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vipFoodiephile
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

What you would expect from a hotel restaurant. Ended up here because our flight arrived too late to explore the town. Menu is mostly tapas, grilled octopus was a decent option.

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vipElizabethC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, delicious food and great service!!!

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vipRagingWine
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There "sample everything" brunch is awesome. Food is creative, beautifully presented, and delicious. The views can't be beat... and the entertainment... well it is certainly entertaining. One of our favorite Sunday morning activities here in Key West.

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DavidR1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Now a Hilton Hotel, no longer a fine dining venue, not like Spencers. We were the only ones there, only three entrees available, very expensive, now a tapas restaurant. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spot on! Thank you for taking care of us for my fiancé’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

This reservation was to Celebrate our 20th Anniversary. And I placed that information on our reservation. With COVID it is very nice to be outside diners. Although we were seated near a very loud group of The Business Guild meeting. Loud music, microphone use of announcements and drawings. Our dinner which was to be relaxing, wasn’t. We are locals and love this place. Unfortunately, they did not even acknowledge our Anniversary. We have had better service, and ambience. We hope to return for a better experience. Time will tell

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vipSteakman
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch is amazing!!!

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vipPhutzee
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service wonderful.
Slightly overpriced for what we received
Delivery of food was uncoordinated. One person received all three items ordered.
Others had to wait and their orders which came out slowly.
Thus, orders were not coordinated from kitchen.

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vipKeyWestDave
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

4 Marlins has been a pretty good go to restaurant since reopening at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, they recently decided to get cute with the menu which seems to have only lead to unclear decisions as to what’s an entree, an appetizer or a salad. The actual fresh fish selection is kind of minimal. The meat dishes are crazy expensive. It is impossible to figure out what is an appetizer. Looks like they tried to create some sort of tapas type restaurant which just means overpriced little dishes that aren’t a meal and aren’t an app. Disappointing. Hope they find out this isn’t working and head back to where they came from a few weeks ago.

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ytnyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I thought the menu was very limited. If you don’t care for sweet southern style food, you’re not left with much choice. My whiskey chicken entree was terribly dry and overcooked. Very very small portions, this is definitely tapas.

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KathrynS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and creative, delicious food. We ordered small plates to share and dined tapas style. The service was excellent, everyone was attentive but not intrusive. The view cannot be beat! Best in Key West!

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vipLasteely
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the new menu and had great service from Danny! One of our favorite places in Key West to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, clean, outside is beautiful with a view of the pier and the beach, inside it is spectacular! Ordering some avocado toast with mimosas and cappuccino and it was all excellent! We will definitely go back❤️

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Absolutely fantastic view and fabulous food. Highly recommend!

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Feli
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant and quiet place to eat. Although at this time they were mostly serving tapas but I found them to be very tasty and filling.
It’s a very nice place to get away from the house to enjoy a nice relaxing evening.

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Kovz
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Apparently they changed the menu the day before and now everything is Tapas style with
small plates ranging from $15-40. The entrees were big enough to serve 2, but they
were $155 each!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our honeymoon we booked on late notice and received great service. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We decided yo go back for brunch. We were not impressed. The eggs Benedict were serve cold, the fried potato cake was greasy. Although the conch fritters were some of the best. The service and location were excellent. We enjoyed our dinner there much more than brunch.

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MarilynP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, excellent service, the sound of the surf...what could be better?!?!

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vipMark
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and friendly service by Uygar and staff. Greeted warmly by hostess and given table overlooking ocean. Food was great from apps to entree to dessert. Drinks were excellent as well and had alcohol in them. Covid guidelines recognized and applied. Wonderful experience and can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Chefs catch was amazing.

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vippriscillac
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We had 11 am reservations, when we arrived, we were told they were still serving breakfast and we couldn’t go in. No worries, off to the bar, waited a half hour or so. Hostess casually walked by to tell other diners their table was ready, but not us. (Our table had been ready since we got there.) We picked up our waters and Proseccos and seated ourselves as no one was there to offer help. Ashley the waitress came by, took our order and disappeared for the entire meal.
Our appetizer arrived without small plates to eat it on. I had to ask the server for plates and my coffee, which had never come.
When the coffee was served, there was no spoon to stir and I had to ask for a coffee spoon, the next time he walked by, as well as salt and pepper. No one ever came by to fill up empty water glasses or ask if we would like anything else.
My Eggs Benedict was barely acceptable, the Hollandaise delicious, but the English muffin appeared untoasted and one egg was overcooked hard. My friends braised short ribs almost had flavor and were burned.
Having had many delicious meals in this restaurant before the refurbishment, I was totally underwhelmed and disappointed.
There appeared to be no proper management, just young clueless kids in over their heads.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was a little bit of confusion initially with seating us. We had the first brunch res. of the day and breakfast was still in process. Then a little confusion as to who was serving us. But after that everything was great. Food, service, and the musician (Gary) who sang Happy Birthday to me. Afterward we sat on the beach, had a dip in the ocean, and altogether it was a perfect day.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the Reach to celebrate my boyfriend birthday, all service stuff was excellent! Very friendly hostess accommodated my request and give us nice, quiet table with the view! The waitress was very knowledgeable, friendly and he surprise my boyfriend with dessert and candle! We ordered oysters for appetizers and steak and catch of the day for entree - delicious! I highly recommend this place for food/ experience and the best view!

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jadaka
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, management and atmosphere. My wife and I will continue visiting.

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vipRonK
Naples
93 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Locate in The Reach Hotel, the recently renovated makes better use of space and provides a light and airy atmosphere. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.
It's a great place for breakfast and lunch.

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KeriC
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our experience was less than par. Upon arrival we waited almost 10 minutes to be seated even with a reservation, which should have let us know that this was the pace that everyone would operate. Our reservation was at 10:30am, we were seated and a ordered our first drink at around 10:45, we ordered two bloody Mary’s and our server after some time let us know that the bartender wasn’t setup just yet so it would be a few more minutes; we understood that we ordered a Bloody Mary before 11am (when brunch started) but we didn’t receive our drinks until 10:57. We ordered the oysters and they were delicious but only had 4 to an order and the oysters themselves were small and were finished promptly. We then waited for our server to come get our order which was at about 11:22am ... we had empty drinks, dirty dishes and I had asked for a napkin and never received it. We ordered two lobster Benedict’s and an order of the plain/regular avocado toast. When we received the avocado toast, it had seared tuna on it... something I was not expecting, it was a nice surprise but for $13 I wasn’t anticipating that which ended up being way too much food for us and we were charged $19 for it. We had to flag down our server multiple times, we felt ignored, and at the end when we asked for our check, we immediately put the card down to pay, and then him and the host walked past our table multiple times and did not take it. We ended up leaving cash and just left. Between being ignored and watching the host use the “this table has been sanitized” sign to pick food out from the cracks of the table and then not wipe the sign, and put back on the table next to the reserved sign; I can safely say that I would not come back to this Restuarant. The view is magnificent but the lack of service and promptness is just unexplainable. We finally left the Restuarant at 1:15 ... almost 3 hours later... absolutely insane.

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Four Marlins - The Reach Key West is rated 4.5 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.