Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn

4.2
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97 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Normandie is located at the West Wind Inn and is known as the best kept secret on the island. The restaurant serves breakfast , lunch and dinner every day. The ambiance is very relaxing and the menu offers a choice for everyone. The restaurant is casual and welcomes families. Reservations are recommended for dinner because it fills up quickly. Also, please note that all guests are required to wear face covering when entering restaurant.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDorcas
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grouper in a clay pot delicious. Decent wine list.

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JenniferB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was just ok, but the server had her mask on under her nose., not the correct way to wear a mask. The wine selection was not good at all and my glass tasted old. Gratuity was automatically added and we were just a party of 2. Nothing was overly impressive to make me want to diner there again.

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DeanaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !!

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vipMichaelFortLauderdale
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. The food was hot and fresh. We definitely recommend.

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vipsunshine44
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was warmly welcomed. Tables were spaced out very well. The menu is full of wonderful seafood—that is what I was looking for. My server, Tom, was always attentive. My courses were paced well. The mussels in a curry cream sauce were delicious. No grit at all. While there were 4 that did not open, the serving is very large and I did not miss those. The grouper bakes in a clay bowl was moist with a very tasty herb crust. With all of my mussels, I could only eat half of my entree. So I look forward to enjoying the rest for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!!

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Jefferys
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service by Nick was outstanding!! Highly recommended!!

MP
vipMarkP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went to this restaurant for dinner while in Sanibel, the food was subpar & the prices were not reflective of the food you were getting. I would save your money and go somewhere else. The overall ambiance of the restaurant was dated, the staff was nice but not helpful at all. Also, the food was cooked incorrectly. Definitely skip this on your next trip to sanibel.

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patricias
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was a very small restaurant with 2 waitresses. Although they had a full bar, the wait staff were also tending bar. While the food was adequate, my sense is that this location is more of a dining courtesy to the guests of this resort. The wait staff mentions being more accustomed to serving at the pool. While it was not a bad experience, I probably won't revisit the next time in town.

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MichaelW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere is casual and the food is outstanding.

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JoeB
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.Everyone enjoyed the meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very poor and slow service
The staff seemed to be very out of it or high
The drinks were terrible

Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn
Responded on February 29, 2020

I regret that we provided a poor customer experience and slow service ,it is the exact opposite of what we pride ourselves on.We value our customers and understand how important it is to offer exceptional service.your review is very concerning , i would like to get more details about your experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at 239 4725161 ext 450. best regards, Laurent Bosc F&B Director Tween waters resorts/ West wind inn

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vipKevinT
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I should have known not to go here when it was easy to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. First, there is no view of anything as there are no windows. My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon cooked medium. Both of our filets were tender but way overcooked. The bread and olive oil were just okay...nothing special. My 7 year old ordered the Mac and cheese, which was kraft out of the box. We paid $100 for our meal, but it wasn’t worth it. Very disappointed.

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vipbills
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food. Fairly priced. Nothing fancy.

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MongrelDog
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a little disappointing. We've eaten there often in the past, and what used to be excellent, like the food, was only mediocre. We were a little disappointed with dinner but a lot more so with breakfast. I would only recommend to a friend with some reservations.

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PollyA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh ingredients presented at a fair price. Watch the sunset at the beach then celebrate with dinner at the Normandie! Be sure to make a reservation.

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Sandy1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delightful first visit—it is wonderful what a ceiling of attractive while foam ceiling tile, with a nice modern pattern, does to deliver a great “quiet” evening! Compare that to some of our favorite but VERY noisy other island restaurants. Our main course were excellent—medium rare beef fillet, and halibut special. Two outstanding desserts—Crete brûlée and chocolate peanut butter pie!

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Stendal
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The cafe is has very good food and service. It is in a great waterfront location that unfortunately it can not take advantage of for ambience.

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Manatee
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Was one of our favorite restaurants. Took off the menu my favorite dish so I was disappointed. Husband loved his meal.

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viphtmink
Cincinnati
121 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Four of us ordered Mediterranean Clay Pot Grouper on the recommendation of one of us that had had it previously. I would return to Normandie just to have that again. The grouper was cooked perfectly and the flavors in the stew were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Charming and comfortable atmosphere. A nice night out

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Cathy
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday celebration & nothing done except wishing a Happy bday.
Coconut shrimp appetizer was almost burned,
Service just a little spotty, Caesar salad not dressed, but very pleasant staff & attractive place.
Seafood trio was good, as was the grilled salmon sunset dish.
Peanut butter dessert was great, as was the creme brûlée
We’ll go back!

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JimC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We like Normandie a lot. It was on the grounds of our hotel and we walked there. Only thing missing was a view - of anything. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Loved that we were able to get take out on nights we wanted to eat on our porch overlooking the gulf.

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JimR
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Mediteranian Clay Pot Grouper was fantastic! It was the fourth time in a row I've ordered it and it's always the same. The flavors are incredible and I like that it's always so piping hot.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The duck was excellent. Casual but excellent dining experience.

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PeterPrinciple
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is a bit hidden on the property, and could use more signage to get from the front entrance to the place. The servers are pleasant and helpful. The bread and olive oil were fantastic, and the selection of beverages was good. I ordered the special which was a unique combination of a mild curry sauce, black rice / edamame / shitake mushroom risotto and grilled scallops. The combination was unique and the dish was well balanced and quite tasty. I would say that the $36 price tag was a bit steep for the dish however.

A quiet place for family dinner or a night out. Would go again.

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vipNickC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way better than expected, meal was great and service was perfect.

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vipcinsam
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinners last night !

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FamilyFunNight
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New year's Eve dinner. Great tasty dishes. Nice range of choices. Service was fantastic. Great holiday experience.

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ChristinaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious food and service for our group of 6. The mahi & shrimp scampi are delicious. Don’t skip desert. The creme brûlée is fantastic! Make reservations but it’s easy to do on TripAdvisor.

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Allan
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was good, though overpriced for the island. The service was shoddy, abrupt, and disinterested. One of our party had allergies and advised the waitress of it, but the food came with one of the side dishes came with butter, which we specifically said he couldn’t eat. The waitresse’s reaction was “sorry about that”, and she never offered to correct the error. Because she never checked back with us after delivering the food, it wasn’t discovered until it was too late, and we said the heck with it. We wouldn’t go back - this one incident was emblematic of the quality of the service we received throughout the meal.

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vipEastonGirl
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sadly the shrimp scampi was NOT local gulf shrimp, which the waiter said it was. Drinks were light on alcohol. Also...no sunset view. The coupon refers to the early bird $24 Sunset Special only the building is not on the water. And they refused the coupon. Very disappointed.

Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn
Responded on December 16, 2019

thank you for taking the time for telling us about your experience at the Normandie.i am very sorry to read that you were disappointed, the gulf shrimp are not always available with our local providers, we will speak to our new servers so they do not give the wrong information. the sunset coupon is called this way for the special offer just after the sunset( 5 to 6 only), since it is already an excellent deal, it cannot be combined with other coupons and offers ( see coupon). thank you

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JoeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Pleasant wait staff.

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CarolineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Overall a good meal! However, when it came to paying the bill, the problems began. Waiter was given a gift card for $50 and cash for a $51. 65 bill. Waiter was told to specifically use $50 of the card for the bill and cash for the remaining amount. Waiter came back to the table and told us that the card would not work. Why the card would not work, is that he told the card to take - $51.65 from the card. However, there is only $50 available on the card. Called the Visa card phone number the next day, and learned that the transaction was still "pending." Eventually the $50 amount should be returned to the card. However, a waiter should clearly understand that when a card ONLY has $50 on it, that is the amount to be used. He cannot charge a higher amount on the card. I was clearly inconvenienced by an employee of this restaurant. I do not have plans to return, as they are unable to handle simple transactions. Also, called the restaurant last night and left a message for the manager to call me. It is now, 6:43 PM. I have not received a call from the restaurant manager.

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Slim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Service was rushed and food was overpriced for precooked, dry, stringy entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful and wait staff very attentive. Enjoy Ed our meal and would highly recommend!

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JaneS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, outstanding service and lovely ambiance. A dining trifecta!

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vipJibar
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had good drinks, food and service. Delicious grouper was the highlight!

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BlaineH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve ever had!

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 4.2 stars by 97 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.