Lightkeepers

4.6
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114 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Outdoor Eating
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Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, Lightkeepers is an oceanfront restaurant and bar that brings Key Biscayne island history to life. The Light Keeper pays homage to the stalwart “Guardian of the Light,” who watched over ships along the Florida Coast. A lively locale with a unique design inspired by the Cape Florida Lighthouse, we invite you to share in the story of ‘The Light Keeper’ while enjoying the bounty of the Florida coast. Far from exclusive, our lamp burns bright for all who need a place to rest, recharge, or revel.
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Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dining experience

D
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was there for my birthday the food was delicious and the special desert was awesome!! Thank you everyone for making my dinner amazing

BD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent customer service!!! Amazing food and sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had great time!

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Placido,our server, made all the difference for our experience. The meal was great, including craft cocktails from the Rum Bar, and hand selected wines for each entree. We loved the way Placido treated our kids, and “my last”. Five Stars. Bravo.

K
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Miami Spice menu is excellent.

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w
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lightkeepers is a hidden gem. The setting is unassuming but comfortable. The service is impeccable, somm Jorge is a world class expert, stemware is tops, in short, a winner.
Now to food: their seafood selection is incredible- winners are the oysters, King crabs and scallops. Meet is top grade as well, and the lamb chops are delectable.

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Miami Spice Menu was fantastic. We sat outside and it was beautiful. The server was attentive and friendly. And the live music in the hotel lobby is always a plus!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place to dine out

GA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks and meal were all excellent! Shrimp cocktail was one of the best we’ve ever had-water was attentive and very attentive-wonderful dining experience!

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except our waitress was inattentive as the evening went on. She brought a drink to my wife - after we had to ask for another, that was literally half full. Then we had to flag her down to get our check after waiting way too long.

BS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 1

Might have thought we were in Disney world. Not a Ritz Carlton experience.

a
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent staff extremely outgoing and friendly. The food is excellent too - filet mignonette and fish, seafood tower and oysters. Great wine selection too! Third time we eat there and it gets better every time.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always outstanding as well as service.

Only con is that I’ve noticed every time We eat there, there are annoying nats buzzing you repeatedly, every time. (Inside)

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Danielo was our server and he was amazing. Went out of his way to make our anniversary special!!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was one of the nicest we’ve ever had and the food was great.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fantastic fun

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and relaxing choice . the food was phenomenal. Service was great.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and our waiter was very professional and helpful. His recommendation for our menu selection was perfect. I wish I remembered his name.

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant atmosphere is nice, staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is tasty and fresh. The tables by the window have a nice view of the ocean..

TN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I had brunch on Saturday and from the start the Hostess was charming and kind. The servers were all friendly and did a wonderful job. The food was wonderfully and the seafood was very fresh. The presentation, taste and combination were perfect. Thank you for a great brunch.

GA
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambience. The prices are a bit steep, but the prices of the wine were outrageous.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday Dinner

HE
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant is very well done ( remodeled ), very attentive service, excellent menu but for its prime location in a fine hotel at fairly high prices it should not be as informal and noisy as a " family beach place" which unfortunately is the case. I think the previous establishment followed much more the style and expectation of an upscale eatery in an upscale hotel.

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, attentive and friendly waiter. We live on Key Biscayne and always enjoy our meals at this restaurant.

P
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting outside. Food was excellent. Dinner special was all you could eat seafood platter $55 with oysters, ceviche, snow crab claws & shrimp. My husband got that and it was Outstanding! My scallops were delicious with the yukon gold potatoes. Our server Diago was wonderful as well. We will be back.

S
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was second to one. Our waiter could not have been better. The Friday night all you can eat raw bar was delicious!!!

AB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall experience was great ! Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and menu was printed w HBirthday greetings ! Great deals on Wednesday’s with the wines and champagnes. Had a fabulous time ! Food was very good! Seafood very fresh and nicely seasoned atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Our servers were good, but none were exactly alert

J
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful setting outside while inside feels like a typical hotel dining space. The food was ok, but compared to the price it was a let down. The service we received outside on the patio was tremendous and the half price wine night is a great value. I expected a little more from the Ritz and the menu was limited to the point that the fresh catch of the day was Steak.

DV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Waiter was top notch. Friendly and accommodating

LP
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Seafood menu narrow appeal for those who do not love seafood but want to have seafood when visiting Miami

LS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Our celebration was never acknowledged.
We will not be going back unfortunately.

TM
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we expected and more. Carolyn was delightful, professional and a wealth of knowledge.

w
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This price expectations for the value was a bit to high.

MG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved everything: the ambiance, music, delicious food and especially service
Best experience in Miami
We’ll be definitely back

MV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Lightkeepers because we were so impressed the 1st time.

We were promptly seated and greeted by our waitress. She took drink orders and came right back with the cocktails, but two of the three of us had ordered a kir and received kir royales. No biggie.
She took our order (and the wine list!). Appetizers arrived via busboys, very quickly and we asked for the wine list back
Next thing we knew, our dinners were being served before the appetizers were cleared! The busboys could not take our wine order and one of them had to go find the waitress. We tried not to eat too much as we waited for our wine, but one of our party had ordered a medium rare filet which was done medium. At the price we she was paying, that was not acceptable. We summoned the waitress, who seemed to be the only real waitstaff in the restaurant, and she had the chef prepare another steak, which was cooked perfectly.
The rest of our time there was pleasant and the waitress brought out a beautiful dessert board, as it was a birthday celebration
All in all, our waitress was good, but the support staff threw off the timing for the whole evening

AM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday. Sat outside. Lovely. Waiter was very attentive. Brought us a complimentary dessert. So nice. Will be back soon enough.

JO
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We had a reservation but had to wait because they were overbooked. They did try to find seating at the bar for us but it was too crowded. They finally opened a side room so at least we got a table. I would think the Ritz Carlton restaurant would have a better handle on how to book reservations when you have many people staying there as part of their cruise package. The key lime pie dessert was outstanding enough for 4 to share.

RR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

For appetizers we had the tuna tartare, which was wonderful, and the beets and burrata which was good, though a little heavy on the burrata. We both had the Cobia fish for the main course and it was good though we wished it had more of a sauce to accompany it. We decided to share a side. Caution: the side portions are enormous. We tried the charred cauliflower and could only finish half of it.

Service was top notch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Food was horrendous

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch

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