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New Year's Dining on Grand Cayman

jrgkittredge Nov 26, 2008 12:07 PM

I am looking for a place to spend New Year's eve. Want good food, great atmosphere, maybe some music, and fun. Open on cuisine and price. High end dress up or fun and funky, either way.

Definitely don't want just a bar though, want dinner etc. Also, we are 30 and 40 somethings as a point of reference.

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    steve999 Nov 26, 2008 04:48 PM

    For a nice dinner I would recommend Blue or 7 Prime at the Ritz. The beach cabana's are very nice. Might want to call them and see if there's anything special going on for New Year's.


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    1. re: steve999
      Friend of Bill Dec 2, 2008 10:04 AM

      How about Calypso Grill? Not sure if there will be music that night, but the food and atmosphere are both terrific.


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      Dirtybird Dec 13, 2008 11:21 AM

      I would recommend the Grand Old House or Papagallo's (sp?). Both have excellent food, great wine lists but you'd have to check on NY's activities. Let us know how it worked out for you! Good luck!

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        twohey Dec 17, 2008 10:34 AM

        Grand Old House is the best for New Year - always music and on the sea. excellent food - good wine list - should dress up a bit. other comparable restaurants are Ragazzi and Luca. the hotels all have big ballroom affairs.While you are here make sure to have dinner at Bacchus for great food. Plus Abacus, and echo Calypso Grill.

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          Friend of Bill Dec 18, 2008 05:01 AM

          I see that Rum Point restaurant reopened - any word on that?

          1. re: Friend of Bill
            twohey Dec 18, 2008 10:22 AM

            it is common for many high end restaurants in the caribbean to close for a month or so in the off season at a time. so calypso is now open for the season after its month off.

            1. re: Friend of Bill
              Dirtybird Dec 20, 2008 07:57 AM

              Are you referring to the "Wreck at Rum Point" or is there a more upscale restaurant there now?

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                Friend of Bill Dec 23, 2008 04:44 AM



                1. re: Dirtybird
                  steve999 Dec 24, 2008 11:53 AM

                  There's restaurant space at the Retreat at Rum Point, attached to the hotel and separate from the Wreck Bar. It was closed and empty last year when I was there.

              2. re: twohey
                HaveSpoonWillCook Jan 24, 2009 05:52 AM

                Bacchus ... nah. Last time I went there, my steak was pretty uncooked, the lobster was way overcooked, the wine served was the wrong one, the server inexperienced and giggly.

                1. re: HaveSpoonWillCook
                  Friend of Bill Jan 25, 2009 10:29 AM

                  Ok, HSWC, your last two posts have told us what you don't like on Grand Cayman Island. Can you give us some recommendations?

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