Lightkeepers

4.6
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153 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, Lightkeepers is an oceanfront restaurant and bar that brings Key Biscayne island history to life. The Light Keeper pays homage to the stalwart “Guardian of the Light,” who watched over ships along the Florida Coast. A lively locale with a unique design inspired by the Cape Florida Lighthouse, we invite you to share in the story of ‘The Light Keeper’ while enjoying the bounty of the Florida coast. Far from exclusive, our lamp burns bright for all who need a place to rest, recharge, or revel.
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, delicious food!

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vipCutlerBayFoodie
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our greeter to our server Juliana, my birthday celebration was a great experience. The food and drink choices were amazing.

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JudithF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give 10 stars to each of the categories I would, that’s how wonderful the experience was dining here. The fact that this was a special occasion and that it was honored so wonderfully made it even more memorable. My friend said it was the best birthday she ever had! Look forward to a return visit.

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vipMHenry
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way- from the food to the atmosphere to the wine to the service- all A+++++

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vipMiamiMan
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The key to this place, used to be the crepes. They should bring them back.

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ChrisJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

2 scallops for $23 is ridiculous. Presentation and taste was great, but dinner was such a disappointment compared to breakfast and lunch (Mexican theme) on site at the Ritz.

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vipSaraK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch at Lightkeepers. Their Saturday brunch special is perfect! Shared the $25 bottle of Rose all day, the salmon salad. Charred cauliflower and lobster Mac n cheese. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. They were also very accommodating of a family with an 8.5 month old infant.

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vipFoodieatheart
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Lamas to be your server, he was outstanding! The service was great. We’ve gone several times but we went for unlimited seafood and got a deal on a wine.

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SeanK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The server was so super slow. It took 20+ minutes just to get a drink and he never checked in on us. I couldn’t even flag him down. I ended up spending way less than I would have because of everything, we even forwent dessert just because I was going to lose it if I had to wait longer. All in all, we were there about 2 1/2 hours for 2 courses and 1 drink. Absolutely insane and a total waste of money. It’s sad to think I had been looking to this for a while and was excited to take my wife on Valentine’s Day. This was not the service I expect from a Ritz; it was more in line with Days Inn. Completely disappointing.

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vipMontyB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server!

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CarlS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - got the Friday night special of all you can eat "raw seafood". It was fantastic! Our waiter had 12 years experience and it showed. He recommended a bottle of wine from Italy at a $50 discount that was outstanding. And the atmosphere . . . a moonlit night a few hundred feet from the beach, outdoor seating with mild temperatures in Key Biscayne - it was a very memorable evening for my wife and me.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a reservation in advance, thought that be a good place to grab a bite. The service was unbelievable and recommendations made to the table were unreal. The scallops that I had, words can't describe how good they were. 100% would recommend people taking the time to have a nice out and grabbing a bite here

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CalebB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Scallops, Ravioli and Empanadas were quite tasty. Nice blend and layering of flavors. Crispy Brussel Sprouts not as crispy as advertised, but flavor brought an Asian spice and flare to the meal. Service was attentive and cordial. Steak ordered rare, served medium to medium well, even so, converted decent flavors of garlic and paprika. Dessert cake a touch dry but the grey salt caramel ice cream saved the day.

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vipFernandoA
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good option in Key Biscayne at the Ritz Carlton. Always friendly and very good service. Food is also very good & menu has good options. Wine list is also very complete.

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vipLynda
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service & the cocktails were outstanding! Highly recommend.

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viviang
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch and the food and service were very good.

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vipMC143
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant experience was one of the top ones that we've ever had! What a hidden gem and a surprise for us, as we celebrated my wife's birthday. The food was absolutely spectacular. We got the Prince Edwards Island mussels (divine!), the biscuits that had honey butter & bacon essence (amazing!), and the fried red snapper (unbelievably large & tasty) for two...and they gave us the BEST key lime cheesecake that we've ever had. This was an incredibly special culinary delight. On top of this all, the service was impeccable and the price was amazingly affordable given the quality of food. Thank you, Ritz Carlton and Lightkeepers staff. AMAZING!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was amazing!

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johnmia
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a very nice brunch. Excellent selections. A few minor hiccups.
Reservations made on open table for 12:00. It doesn't open until 1230.
Kobe beef burgers were raw and cold.
Not sure if that's Intentional.
Unlimited mimosa's. Huge desert room.

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RuthG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Danielle was AMAZING!! He is an asset to the restaurant.

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vipDrJCO
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing special about the ambience. Most of the food was quite good but the rack of lamb was burnt on the outside such that the flavor profile was mostly charcoal. On the plus side, the service was excellent.

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
146 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Main course, steak, was significantly under cooked. They were clearly not ready at the reception for their dinner guests to arrive. It was a crowded mess. Restaurant ambience is loud. Staff kept dropping, breaking things.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Steve our waiter was fantastic everything else was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Conference

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mop2eli
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Pricey. Limited menu. Great service. Only fine dining in the ritz.

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CharlesW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at Lightkeepers - food and service. Especially good this visit ere the crab cake and whole spring chicken dinner

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vipNYer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and amazing service made our anniversary dinner a special evening.

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GreatFoodMatters
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location for a celebratory brunch and/or lunch. Food was fresh and very good. They accommodated special requests, and were clear in their understanding of a food allergy. They were lovely to my mother, who was celebrating her birthday, and gave her a beautiful, abundant, very tasty desert .

There was a DJ playing music very loudly, which didn't go with the elegant afternoon, ocean view ambiance. Would have been better for late evening. There was another location on the property that leant itself to afternoon/late afternoon cocktails with a DJ.

The seat cushions on the chairs were stained and there was mildew on the back pillow on one of the chairs--not appetizing or acceptable anywhere, and particularly in that location with those prices and level of service. They need to stay on top of the critical details to get the highest marks.

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Petelone
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Two of the dishes were not as expected. Meat was overcooked.
The outdoor space is wonderful with ocean view

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vipKristinaP
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here several times during our stay at the Ritz and it was outstanding every time. Our server, Diego, was stellar and really elevated the experience. I would highly recommend!

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vipKShor
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lamas was an Amazing server. Would go back just just for his service alone.

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vipSashaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Boris was a delight! He had great recommendations and was well versed on the menu and preparation of each dish. The recommendations included the crab cake, Branzino and the flank steak. He put a special touch on a key lime dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful, our server was fantastic and friendly, the food was delicious, we had a great evening.

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vipNelda
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious, creative food, excellent service and dancing to live music in lobby. Sublime....

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Turbo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu and good, but not extraordinary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was an amazing server. Made a great night even better!

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vipMoreraRodriguez21
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🎉It was a delightful experience at the LightKeepers.
The Miami Spice menu was divine.
We Congratulate Chef Allyson Cummings for her Haute Cusine and Mr. Daniele our server for his Excellent Service.
It was definitely a Fabulous
Ritz Experience for us.🎉

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vipMadeline23
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just okay. Hotel is fabulous but would not eat here again on a return visit. Nothing too bad about it but nothing great either.

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Foodie001
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience

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