About Lightkeepers

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.

455 Grand Bay Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
Bar
Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 365-4156

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/key-biscayne/dining/lightkeepers

Parking Details:
LightKeepers offers valet parking at a discounted price only for those who dine at the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Raul Del Pozo

Private Party Facilities:
Lightkeepers offers two private dining rooms; Each room can accommodate up to 30 people.

Private Party Contact:
Kelly Curtis: (305) 365-4186

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lightkeepers Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Scenic View (6)
Romantic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Waterfront (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Small portions. My husband enjoyed the salmon. My bass special was dry and bland. Desserts were a miss.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’s pretty good and service is excellent but I feel like the food used to better when it was under prior ownership and it had even more options. It’s still good though and service is excellent

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came to Lightkeepers for our one year anniversary and we were blown away by our service from the moment we arrived. The food was spectacular and Placido was a one of a kind server. Highly recommend him and the restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our food was just okay. We expected better for a Ritz. Also, the waitress, although pleasant to talk to, was not very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The quality of the food and the first class service definitely. At the Key Biscayne Ritz Carlton. Quality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome experience. Just go ahead and enjoy the entire experience. We did.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our server Hector was amazing... he will be the reason we return!!!! Great food and ambiance we will return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very dissapointing food -food was burnt and overcooked. Both fish dish. Carrots were undercooked. Won't go back

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Tremendous meal on our last day of vacation in Miami. Thanks to EJ for his great service and patience with our young boys.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great food and great scenery!! Very good seafood, beat expectations!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was good. The decor and ambiance were terrible. After so much anticipation to see the result of the renovation, we were greatly disappointed. The place looks like a cafeteria. Nothing of what you would expect at the Ritz.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had a lovely anniversary dinner. Delicious food (pork chop and filet mignon). My husband loved his octopus and I loved the ceviche. Excellent, warm service. Light and airy decor

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Lightkeepers is the new restaurant at the Ritz on Key Biscayne that was in the former location of their Italian restaurant. I am sorry the Italian restaurant was replaced. The menu may be a five star menu from a world renounced chef but for this "average joe" none of the entree's made my "toes tingle". The service and ambience was outstanding but you cannot eat service and ambience. You are also paying understandably above average prices for a restaurant at a 5 star hotel like the Ritz. I am not saying to avoid but just check out the menu online prior to going. It may save you time and dollars. But if you like what is on the menu... then you will be in for a treat.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent. Usually don't expect this much from a hotel restaurant. Mussels we're the best we have ever had. Branzino also delicious as was the chicken dish. Service was equally as great. The chef came out to ask us how our dinner was and actually engaged in conversation. You don't see that a lot unfortunately. Staff genuinely took time to get to know us. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I orderI churrasco and I sent it back because it was under cook to find out when it came back that it was very hard and the quality of the meat was not good. Not going back to the restaurant

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Considering they opened 3 months ago, the food was truly spectacular and our waiter was very attentive and happy. It was Mother's Day weekend at the ritz therefore it was packed; however the ambience was divine and our meals were fresh and savory.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 28, 2017

KeyLime cheesecake was amazing, Biscuits were also great. Outdoor dining much more romantic than inside.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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