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Key West / New Years Eve - Opinions?

We'll be in Key West for 5 days over News Years and will be hitting all or of our favorites haunts, B.O.'s Fish Wagon, Pepe's, Blue Heaven, Bobaloo's etc... But, I have taken it upon myself to find a more special place for dinner on New Years Eve.

We'll have 7 people for an early dinner....7 at 7 if you will. I want Key West non-tourist local funk with a homey feel and chowhound quality food(not asking too much huh?) and I've narrowed it down to Seven Fish, Camilles, or Cafe Sole'. I know they are small but I'm hoping to get in early and out early and will definitely call soon for reservations!

What are your Opinions? Any one better than the other? Any alternate ideas along those lines?


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  1. No bones about it. With the 3 you have narrowed it down to, 7 Fish! The other 2 don't even come close.

    1. Two other thoughts are Santiagos Bodega (tapas, so its fun with a group) or 915 which is on Duval.

      1. It's been a while since I have been down there but last time we went I really liked Mangoes Cafe. Not sure if it's still good...

        1. Mangoes has sold and is not as good. They even took those great little pizzas off the menu.

              1. re: gingersnap

                Michaels is wonderful and certainly a favorite but for that evening they are doing a pre-set menu for $85 pp. It looks wonderful but I doubt they will be doing the Fondue menu that night.

              2. I will be in Key West also for New Years. Has anyone been to Commodore's?

                1. I'm wondering about Key West NYE options too. I'll be there with my mum and her husband; it's the first time in KW for all of us. We don't mind splurging on a meal, but I'd prefer to do it when there's a full menu as opposed to prix fixe, so I wanted to find out some options for non-fancy dining. Places where we could just head to around 6:30 and grab a bite to eat?

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                  1. re: ggom1

                    Go to any of the places mentioned in the original post for great food. Not sure of what their menu status is for NYE. Haven't been to the other 2, but I'd go to Camille's for breakfast while you're there. Amazing....

                  2. Sorry, but we've been dining at Cafe Sole for ten years, and it's as good as it gets in Key West. The chef/owner was trained in Provence, and uses only the finest, freshest ingredients. We hosted our wedding reception there in 1998 and last ate there in July. You won't be disappointed, I assure you. The lamb is fabulous, but go with whatever fresh fish they have. There are usually at least two varieties of grouper available, plus Polly's Pink and Whites, which are sand dabs, and absolutely delicious. Camille's and 7 Fish are both good, but Cafe Sole is one of our favorite three restaurants world wide.