Lightkeepers

4.5
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162 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Indulge in modern-coastal cuisine in Key Biscayne, FL when dining at Lightkeepers. Our oceanfront restaurant and bar serves gourmet breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in a lively setting.
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was mediocre at best but very expensive. I would expect much better food for the price requested.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You could eat here every night or for a special occasion. The staff is amazing and friendly. We highly recommend!!!

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vipMari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was brought out to one person at a time every on five minutes intervals. Even the cold plates! We were not able to eat together. The ceviche was suboptimal. All in all a very bad experience for over $750.

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vipNice4dinner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Johnny was our server and he was fantastic! He went out of his way to make out anniversary night special. The food was delicious! The Manager was very present would check in on us and other guests as well. We had a really lovely evening.

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and staff! Great food and big wine selection.

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service by server Edmond was amazing all he’s food and wine recommendations where amazing! My girlfriends and Me had a great time.We are going back soon.

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StephanyC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend & the service was impeccable. The food was really nice as well!

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vipMoreraRodriguez21
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LightKeepers Customer Service was Amazing.
Our Server went above and beyond to make our
Dinner 🍽 Spectucalar.
The Cusine and Ambience was fabulous.
We had A Wonderful Anniversay Evening!!!

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent place. Nice atmosphere! The service is excellent!

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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
23 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
6 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
Miami
3 reviews
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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Lightkeepers is rated 4.5 stars by 162 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.