Lil' Chef - Prime Seafood & Tapas On The Bay

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$30 and under
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Formerly branded as Tapas On The Bay, Lil' Chef takes the 'little dishes from around the world' that Tapas was known for, and adds prime seafood, along with a well-selected lineup of fine wines, sangrias and other pitcher drinks.

Located on the waterfront, behind Big Chef Steakhouse, the funky, Spanish-styled setting is perfect for lunch, dinner or enjoying the breeze anytime. We're right next to a well-lit, secure dinghy dock, and offer free wi-fi for working or checking in with folks at home.
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4.0based on all time ratings
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4.0
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4.2
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m
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely small tapas restaurant with excellent food, service, and open air setting on the bay. Friday night music with Rob Zi and Phyness (sax and vocals) is an experience not to be missed. Perfect evening!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda our server was wonderful. The food was amazing, loved the setting. Perfect experience.

LD
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Worse tapas I ever had. Had dinner night before at Big Chef and it was amazing . This was terrible

EK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was overcooked. Not tasty at all.
The restaurant located on the water ... the smell from the water is not fresh.
The prices are high, the quality is Very low.

NL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend dinner here. The atmosphere is beautiful, as you gaze into the waters while hearing live music. The food was also divine. My partner and I shared 5 tapas and were impressed with the creativity, presentation, and most importantly, the taste. The bruschetta and salmon lollipops were simply divine. It's also adult friendly, so it has a more relaxed and/or romantic vibe.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Live music Friday night!!! Amazing atmosphere and environment. Food presentation is outstanding and spare ribs fall right off the bone. Great mixture of cuisines Asian and Spanish flare. summer pre-fixed menu is an outstanding deal!!! Can barely eat dessert after your entree. This tapas place will be an upcoming restaurant!!!

BS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on open table and paid $28 for a taxi to get there. When we arrived we were told they were closed for a special event and had to look for somewhere else to eat while it was pouring rain. Not sure if the food is good or not but the service sucked and I would stay away!

F
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well over all it was a fantastic experience the food was great, prices are not exorbitant and portion sizes were reasonable! However I did fine that the live entertainment was a nice touch however it was too loud and at many time could not hear the conversation that was going on at my own table. Also I selected the Birthday option with my reservation but nothing was done during my time there.

Q
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with our five adult children and it was amazing! We just kept ordering tapas, including a couple of the platters. The waiter brought the tapas out a couple at a time and we just kept sampling. The flavors were varied and wonderful! What an enjoyable evening.

KM
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not very flexible in the area of dietary restrictions

ML
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service just perfect, as always!
Music was really lovely, but too loud - we had difficulties having a conversation.
We’ll be back again!

s
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good,portions small. The server was excellent and was well informed on the menu. Unfortunately there was a hostess that was a total detriment to the business. She was rude and unwelcoming.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It was our third time visiting and we were very disappointed. We asked if they had a particular alcohol, the server said he would ask, and never returned. We asked a manager to help with our drink order, when it was served it was wrong, she returned with a new drink and was annoyed with us.
The food was good, but the 50 minute wait for drinks ruined the entire experience

J
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Restaurant is ok but when boss is nit atound the kitchen cannot deliver. Waited more than 1 hour just to get the bread. Had to walk out as servive was NOT exiting. Go for the steak house next door

LG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great Tapas. Baby Gem Salad, Lamb Tacos, Oyster Tagliatelle,Thai Noodles were all Excellent! Chocolate cake & Salted Caramel Gelato topped off an Outstanding Dinner!

m
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food, excellent service, and a bonus of wonderful live music. Perfect evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good experience

CB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat over looking the bay & our meal was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My new favorite in Rodney Bay, close tie with Big Chef. The food was amazing

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the relaxed atmosphere and the excellent service from the very friendly staff

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tapas on the Bay had recently re-opened when we visited. Front line table with view of the harbour as requested. Variation on the Tapas which we are used to in UK/Europe, but excellent food , menu options and service. It is advisable to reserve bay view table in the busy season. Would visit again and can recommend.