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Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn, Sanibel, FL

Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn

4.1
4.1
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
For exceptional and outstanding dining with a charming seaside feel — be it morning, noon or night — make way to Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Island Resort. Serving an inspired menu of fresh ingredients and selections prepared daily, we promise you bright breakfasts, lively lunches and creative dinner choices, each with an island flair.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, International, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;

  • Phone number

    (239) 472-1541 ext. 310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Nelson

  • Catering

    Catering at West Wind Island Resort Sanibel – Let us cater your next event. Our attentive staff is happy to help you with any type of gathering, large or small, from meetings to reunions and celebrations.<br /><br />Please contact our group sales office at 800-824-0476 or https://sanibelcaptivabeachresorts.com/weddings-events/

  • Private party facilities

    Private meal service can be arranged for groups from 20 to 45 guests. Consider snack breaks for any size group – any time of the day; including endless coffee, ice-cold beverages, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and baked pastries. Individual box lunches for your island adventures are available, as are buffets and brunches. Ask about our elegant six-course dinners from our private dining room overlooking the Gulf.

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. DM

    DiegoM

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked at 8.30 buy found closed. Very disapponting
  2. m

    michaelb

    Miami

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation on Open Table, which was accepted. We traveled 40 minutes (one way) from our hotel to the restaurant. Upon arrival, we were told that the restaurant had been closed about 1 week before because of a fire!! This was not reflected anywhere, and certainly NOT on Open Table. What kind of organization is that?? FINALLY, I saw the restaurant web site had been updated one day after we went - that is 9 days after they closed. A big waste of our time and fuel money.
  3. JM

    JoeM

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food in a casual atmosphere. Service was very good also.
  4. GM

    GwenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We went for dinner and given a lunch menu. Ask for mix drink and only had beer and wine . So we excused ourselves and went to another restaurant. Last time we were here in 2021 it was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for Father's day. Got email to confirm day before. They were closed when we got there
  6. CP

    ChristinaP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed several meals at Normandie during our visit to Sanibel. My husband said they had the best fish sandwich and key lime pie he’s ever had. Portions are large, service was friendly and fast- highly recommend!
  7. JG

    JoannaG

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was very nice. The coconut shrimp was delicious
  8. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The service there has always been good, however, the are currently trying to hire an executive chef so their current menu is very limited. The had apps, sandwiches, salads etc. but just 2 entrees pasta, and steak. I am sure they will get back to normal once they get a head chef.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family meal! Staff was very friendly. Restaurant was clean and inviting. Onion rings extremely tasty (lots of people were ordering them). Meal came out in an appropriate amount of time and was delicious. 5 stars :)
  11. JG

    JoannaG

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was also excellent. Our server was very attentive to us.
  12. B

    Bellerina

    Naples

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Well! To start with we made reservations for dinner because of the reputation of the chef and his outstanding food. Got there .... no chef and they were serving only from the lunch menu. What a grand disappointment! We stayed, at lunch for dinner and it was fine. Nothing outstanding. So sad for this restaurant and hoping things are worked out. It was such a little quiet gem. At this point, I cannot recommend this restaurant.
  13. L

    Liznbill

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    VERY disappointed. Have had nice meals in prior years so saved this restaurant for our last night in Sanibel. Due to lack of kitchen help they were only serving the lunch menu(fried baskets and burgers), fish stew and roast beef which we can't eat due to allergies. The only thing good was the salad($10). Wine was $10 for a less than half full glass, and the fish stew was $30 each. No dinner rolls and just one piece of toast with the stew. $90 for a terrible meal. Will not use online reservation again but will call directly to check the menu first. Wait staff apologetic but couldn't make up for lousy dinner.
  14. F

    Foodie

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Location was good for us so we were excited to try it. We were disappointed in the food. The staff were friendly and they did tell us they were short staffed in the kitchen so we may try it again.
  15. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Normandie is a great hidden gem back on Gulf Dr. We were greeted, seated promptly and had a great meal. Ritchie, out server was good despite a slow kitchen. Filet was cooked perfect, wife enjoyed her seafood trio. Great wines by glass on list as well. 2nd year in a row we fined here and we will again.
  16. O

    Organista65

    New England

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was excellent as was the service.It is a little worn looking but nothing a rehab wouldn’t take care of. Clean and good service.
  17. j

    jcalda

    New York Area

    146 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Had weekday dinner reservations- we were told they were understaffed when we were seated. That was an understatement- service was not only slow, but we were ignored. Food was average at best and we couldn’t wait to get out of there. Will never tetirn
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Nothing special here, overpriced for food easily made at home, nice servers but slow service.
  19. PJ

    PJMX

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our appetizers, entree, and dessert were all delicious and service was friendly and efficient! The staff was hopping as the restaurant was packed, but they provided great service with a smile.
  20. C

    Carol

    New England

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The appetizer Sanibel toast was awesome. My scallops and risotto were good but only 4 small scallops. .my husband had tha 1/2.duck and got 2 leg portions, no breast and he said it was very dry.
  21. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had attentive service by Mary and everyone loved their meals. The Grouper cooked in a ceramic pot was highly recommended by Mary our server and it did not disappoint. Several of us got the sunset entrees which came with a salad and a dessert. Three of us had salmon and it was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much despite being a large group which is not easy to provide excellent service to.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Small place, good food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Although our steaks came out overcooked our waitress was on top of it! She had new steaks made and gave us free dessert! The service made all the difference. We will definitely be back.
  24. VF

    VickiF

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, prices and service. Will come back, we come to Sanibel several times a year.
  25. l

    llc1

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal, friendly and attentive service! Would recommend.
  26. C

    Cece

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good service and great value with the Sunset Menu. More than adequate complete dinner. Good selection of fresh seafood. Will definitely return
  27. RC

    RickC

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately we had a reservation for 7:30. We were seated immediately but then ignored for 10-15 minutes so we walked out. Don’t take reservations if you cannot wait on the diners!
  28. TW

    TWSRAD

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner with our friends on Sanibel Island !
  29. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day
  30. t

    table4us

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We weren’t sure what to expect, had never been!!! The cosmo martini was one of the best I’ve ever had, thanks to my waiter/bartender!! My husband ordered the curried cream muscles app., it was sooooo good!! See you soon, for a repeat!!
  31. DS

    DavidS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and staff, special order prepared as requested.
  32. SP

    SaraP

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Good value for the price for sanibel!
  33. LH

    LucasH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    While the service was perfect , appetizers were great , salad was great , a basic ribeye served lute warm cold veggies an what seemed to be just instant mashed taters .. i was disappointed 😞 especially for a 100 dollar meal.. my date had a wonderful meal that was unique in taste an flavorshe was very happy ..
  34. DE

    DEBBIE

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shannon our server was delightful! We will return! Debbie and Bill Larson
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    My son and I dined via reservation at 7:30pm on Sunday. There were two only other tables occupied one of which was waiting on the check. Yet, the woman greeting us said “I’m the only one here” which we all know means “ I’m gonna do my best but be prepared for delays”. I ordered the champagne. She asked which champagne, and in my reply I explained they only have one choice on the menu. Tells me she didn’t know the menu. When she carded my 25 year old son (who looks 25 by the way) her tone was somewhat disrespectful She said “you don’t look 21. I need to see your ID. “ Then she said she was unfamiliar with Florida driver licenses??? Before she took our order she told us that she had to figure out a way to tape a concert scheduled at 9pm on her tv video recorder. Tells me her mind is elsewhere. When she served the meal, I informed her our salads were never served to which she blamed the dishwasher. Don’t blame the poor dishwasher, and maybe don’t inform patrons their food is being handled and prepped by the dishwasher. Makes me wonder if sanitation protocols are taken. I am thankful she wore a face mask because she seemed to cough a lot. We both had seafood. Food was tasty but portions are smaller than expected. Salads cost extra, and she did remove them from the The waitress never actually stop at our table again even after the other guests had left the restaurant. She kinda would shout something when she was in the vicinity like “you good over here” or “you want to see the dessert list”. Instead she was preoccupied doing set ups for all the empty tables. We felt pushed out even though food is served until 11pm, It was clear she was anxious to be elsewhere. As we left she hoked “Hope you enjoyed the salads”. My recommendation is that the woman tape a few episodes of Gordon Ramsey if she wants to keep her job because honestly her service is what you expect in the school cafeteria.
  36. L

    Lourdes

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Desserts homemade!! Everything was wonderful and delicious!
  37. S

    Suze

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious seafood! Had a very nice dinner there. Staff was very friendly.
  38. CC

    ChristopherC

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Restaurant on Sanbiel located in parking lot of hotel. Pretty ordinary fare, not "seaside" from a view or ambience perspective, but with a nautical flair. The grouper pot was good, everything else pretty mediocre. Snapper was a filet with the lobster bisque poured on top.
  39. m

    michaelr

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kitchen was short-staffed and they told us up front so things took a little longer which was fine with us. Service was great and the food was well worth the wait. Steak was excellent and the clay pot grouper was amazing. Stuffed snapper was exceptional as well. Overall it was a pleasant surprise. Our first visit but it won't be our last.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Christmas Day dinner while vacationing. Dinner was fantastic, service was very hospitable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-1541 ext. 310.

Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn

3345 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, International, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Nelson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 472-1541 ext. 310

  • Catering

    Catering at West Wind Island Resort Sanibel – Let us cater your next event. Our attentive staff is happy to help you with any type of gathering, large or small, from meetings to reunions and celebrations.<br /><br />Please contact our group sales office at 800-824-0476 or https://sanibelcaptivabeachresorts.com/weddings-events/

  • Private party facilities

    Private meal service can be arranged for groups from 20 to 45 guests. Consider snack breaks for any size group – any time of the day; including endless coffee, ice-cold beverages, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and baked pastries. Individual box lunches for your island adventures are available, as are buffets and brunches. Ask about our elegant six-course dinners from our private dining room overlooking the Gulf.

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