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Cafe Marquesa, Key West, FL

Cafe Marquesa

4.7
4.7
2347 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” is a local favorite. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and desserts made daily.

Based on seasonal availability, our passionate culinary team select the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. Innovative interpretations of classic dishes are presented each evening. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. The ideal place for friends and hotel guests to meet prior to dinner and before or after the theater.

We have two intimate dining rooms, one is located directly within The Marquesa Hotel's charming parlor and the other is the cherished dining room of the café. You will be seated at the best available table, however if you have a preference, please let us know when making the reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner(winter hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Dinner(summer hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 292-1244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Simonton and Fleming

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Food

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Service

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Innovative

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Neighborhood gem

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for fine wines

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for special occasions

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Food

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Service

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Innovative

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for fine wines

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for special occasions

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience eating at the bar! Juan was terrific! Truly excellent seevice!
  2. MA

    MarthaA73

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have dined here before-it’s a lovely place, wonderful service & the food was delicious-however I don’t remember the prices being sooo high-entrees from $52-$82-sorry-thats a bit too much-also, limited menu items-if price doesn’t matter, I would recommend
  3. NC

    NCgirl

    Wilmington

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I am so glad I chose to celebrate my upcoming birthday at Cafe Marquesa. We had excellent service from Kyler & a lovely romantic table on the porch. Someone mentioned the sunsets were beautiful from here but you can’t see the sunset from the porch that overlooks Fleming St. ; the clouds prevented seeing it set anyway. They serve a delicious ciabatta bread with a nice béarnaise butter. The tasting menu sounded delicious, but my husband didn’t want it & they require both diners to order it so I just ordered the she crab soup & the foie gras which were outstanding & the lobster cassoulet which was not very good & these were on that tasting menu. The lobster was on a bed of fava beans & Hackleback Caviar; I don’t usually like fava beans but these were delicious, sadly the lobster lacked flavor so it was a lot to pay for good fava beans. My husband said his piccata swordfish was perfect & it was a large serving. We did not know they would bring me a large piece of their delicious Key Lime Pie for my birthday so we ordered their dessert trio of a tiny piece of Key Lime, a very tiny Carmel milkshake & 1 delicious Beignet with delicious custard sauce. This was a wonderful dinner even if the lobster was a disappointment & I do want to return again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me & my husband were given a gift card for our 11th year anniversary from my uncle that has lived in Key West for 30years and raved about Cafe Marquesa. We were greeted with friendly faces & we requested outside and they quickly set us up a table while we grabbed a drink at the bar . Sasha was our server and she was so attentive & friendly, she was great with the menu & recommendations, she also brought us tuna tostada as compliments from the chef that were little bites of Heaven . We had the frisée salad as appetizer 10/10, my husband got the Miso Grouper and it was extremely tasty & I got the Pork Osso Bucco & im not typically someone who eats pork very often but I would go back 20 more times for that dish, the meat was cooked perfectly and the whole dish was delicious. The manager was walking around making sure everyone was good & having a good dinner , he was such a gem and definitely made our experience that much nicer. Definitely will be going back often, don’t hesitate to book it’s worth every penny
  5. P

    Peter

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant out of many we like here in Key West. The she-crab soup is the best soup on the island. They always have interesting bartenders. I am disappointed they discontinued the pork chop — a provocative signature dish.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall superb meal, we will definitely be back, and soon!!!
  7. CB

    ChelseaB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio and it was a wonderful romantic atmosphere. Top notch service.
  8. AD

    AdelleD

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the beignets!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service which of course always elevated the experience. Food was amazing and they were able to accommodate us earlier than our reservation which was much appreciated
  10. DF

    DeeFoodie

    Treasure Coast

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend the Chef’s 6 course meal! Exquisite!
  11. S

    Soupy

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was impeccable and food was awesome. She crab soup a must.
  12. F

    Foodhound

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We will be back soon.
  13. N

    Nyacker

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Marquesa is always special. The food and service are exceptional. Wines and cocktails are excellent.
  14. S

    Steve

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never lets disappoints. I have been at this restaurant three times and each time it has been a great experience. The food is fabulous, the Chef, general manager (Mark), bartender and wait staff are the best. I have had two of my best meals in my life at Cafe Marquesa, which were the Yellowtail Snaper and Swordfish. I highly recommend this extrodenary restaurant when visiting Key West.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Good day! Wilson is always at the ready and attentive w us whenever we visit. Love him! Service staff is great, seamless & professional. Vealchop was supposed to be medium but came out welldone, didn’t send it back cuz we’re not those people, and overpriced for that entree. Came to the conclusion that last night may be our last visit just based on menu selections.
  16. RK

    RKIB

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many reviews say it’s the place to go in Key West. Couldn’t agree more. Had the grouper and oysters (not photoed). Both were excellent! Recommend with all the others.
  17. WD

    WaltD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Excelent food, but we were not received well, immediately were told about an additional wait to our reservation. After deciding to eat at the bar, extremely bad service and getting order wrong. Too expensive for such mishaps.
  18. JP

    JackP

    Key West

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful early evening dinner. Delightful & capable service. Delicious, properly prepared food. Always good meals.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine, and Kat was lovely.
  20. J

    Janet

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous! Food and service were great. I had the grouper and loved it!
  21. BB

    BikingBaker

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine Dining! Having been there previously we made reservations for both of our nights in Key West and Cafe Marquesa lived up to our memories. With friends we tried multiple items on the menu, everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. The starter portion of the shrimp and grits was sufficient for an entrée. The starter portion of diver scallops I was offered to upgrade to an entrée with four scallops. Entrée portions were very nicely sized and not huge. It’s a relatively small space and diners are somewhat close. Great service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Overrated. The $82 veal chop was just “ok”, unacceptable at these prices. Mirrors surround the restaurant and shine any car headlights from the road into your eye. Been more satisfied on Duval St as a walk-in to a no-name establishment.
  23. V

    Vb777

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed ourselves with our dinner for 4. The she crab soup was excellent as were our entrees. We will return!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An unforgettable meal and a true feast for the senses! Complimentary flavors in each bite and sip. Attentive and outstanding service. Not to be missed!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the tasting menu and loved the soup!
  26. NT

    NonTourist

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was above average. Drinks were rather sweet. The server was lovely. Unfortunately, there was a loud party of 8 sitting next to us and their voices carried on and on and on.
  27. JJ

    JenniferJ

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cafe Marquesa and are never disappointed. The new chef is wonderful. Everything was delicious! The lobster was amazing!! Add this restaurant to your list if you don’t already have it as a regular stop.
  28. MS

    MarkS

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We haven’t gone to a restaurant of this level in a long time due to the cost. We left with zero regrets and big smiles. We had an outstanding evening. Excellent service and incredible food. We asked to be in the main dining room but if you prefer a quieter dinner, there are options to be seated next door in the hotel.
  29. e

    ep44

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Well thought out food, beautifully presented, and delicious to boot. Our server was attentive and picked up on our preferences quickly. Decor is nothing special.
  30. TP

    TerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to dine! Great food and presentation too. It’s on the list!
  31. JD

    JohnD

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time for dinner. Tried new dishes. All good. Wine is reasonable. Will be back. One of the best in Key West
  32. CR

    ChicagoResident

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food (She Crab Soup, veal chop, Steak Oscar) and friendly and attentive service. Expensive but worth the splurge.
  33. LM

    LindseyMack

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!
  34. PC

    PietroC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Probably the best restaurant of Key west. It’s of another level confronted to the other restaurants of the island.
  35. i

    itajkim

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was underwhelmed with the food given the prices.
  36. K

    Karen

    Birmingham

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Marquesa. Service was great and the food was delicious. She Crab Soup was silky and full of tender crab.
  37. MH

    MattH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great. Our wait staff was very accommodating and made great recommendations. Drinks were wonderful and the food was so enjoyable. Wife and I had a wonderful night out.
  38. T

    Tom33308

    Miami

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star food and service..can't be beat...try the She Crab soup... wowowow!
  39. DM

    DMLondon

    Hampshire

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you order the scallop appetiser as a main course they give you 4 instead of 2 but they then more than triple the price … which is a rip off!
  40. BA

    BarbA

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine list. I would be glad to eat there again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Marquesa is rated 4.7 stars by 2347 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


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Cafe Marquesa

600 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Simonton and Fleming

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner(winter hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Dinner(summer hours) Daily 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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