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One Night in Bermuda

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I've seen some great posts and recommendations on here for various places and would love to get to them all but..I only have ONE night in Bermuda and I am looking for the best restaurant the island has to offer on a Monday night. I've done a little research and have narrowed it down to these 5:

BLU
TUCKERS POINT
PEARL
PORT O CALL
BOLERO...

Any feeling or alternate suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I'm looking for fine dining with a nice atmosphere....

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  1. If you're on your own I'd go for Port O Call - Tucker's Point is very quiet on a Monday night and you might feel like a lone pea rolling around on a very large plate. I don't like sushi, but Bdachow speaks very highly of Pearl. If it's one of those flat calm beautiful evenings I'd also consider the terrace at Beau Rivage overlooking the harbour.

    1. Blu has a beautiful backdrop with views of the harbour but I have never been enamored of their food (I find it middle of road, nothing exciting).

      Tucker's Point is a bit of a trek out of town if you're not staying out that way, the food I've heard is amazing but if you read the following post, whs mentioned he found the room a bit sterile.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5159...

      Pearl and Port O Call are the same group and building. I love Pearl, I find that their sushi is very good (think Nobu/Morimoto style) rather than just plain traditional rolls and sashimi. Service I noted is sproadic if they're swamped. If you decide on this, see if you can wrangle a balcony table as it's entertaining to people and traffic watch (call ahead for reservation and request it). Port O Call has good food, not exceptional and I suspect caters to the business account types given portion sizing.

      Bolero, I haven't been to in a very long time. Again, middle of the road, nothing exceptional for me. But they have a balcony overlooking Front St and the harbour which is nice at this time of year.

      I second the suggestion for Beau Rivage for a gorgeous evening and pretty good food (although I haven't been in several months).

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      1. re: bdachow

        Thanks so much!! We are coming in on a cruise in July. I want to get a res in early...

        1. re: RayP

          I agree, Blu has fabulous views and I would go for lunch, but the food isn't good enough to warrant a dinner.

          I don't think whs described Tucker's Point as sterile, and the dining room certainly isn't.

          My well-travelled, bon vivant of a son says the steak frites he's had at Port O Call is the best ever.

          Can't comment on Pearl as I just don't like sushi.

          1. re: Athena

            So you would recommend Tuckers Point for a great dining experience Athena? How far is it from Kings Wharf area?

            1. re: RayP

              Pretty much the other end of the island! As your ship will be at Dockyard I suggest Beau Rivage at Newstead outside on the terrace or maybe Cambridge Beaches which is close to Dockyard - you can check out both places online.

              1. re: RayP

                Oh geez, I agree with Athena, you're basically going from one end of the island to the other. The cab ride will be very expensive to get from Dockyard to Tucker's Point. And also note that The Point restaurant requires men to wear a jacket or blazer.

                I second her suggestion of going to Beau Rivage which is only about halfway around the island.

                Another suggestion is going to The Reefs Hotel and dining at one of their restaurants. Coconuts is located beachside or on the beach I believe. Ocean Echo has a great bay window looking down on the beach and surf. I was disappointed in the food at Ocean Echo but their service was excellent. Perhaps if Athena or I visit Coconuts anytime soon, we'll let you know how it goes.

                I haven't eaten at Cambridge Beaches so cannot comment.

                1. re: bdachow

                  Forgot to add that I suggested Beau Rivage as you can take a ferry to get there.

                  1. re: Athena

                    Agree with your assessment--it's a long haul from Dockyard to anywhere on the island. Whose brilliant idea was it to dock the cruise ships out there?

                    1. re: whs

                      The draft in Hamilton Harbour is too shallow to accommodate those huge cruise ships.

                      1. re: Athena

                        Beau Rivage is booked! Thank you all for your help!! Athena from viewing this board previously over the last year i KNEW i could count on you!! :-)

                    2. re: Athena

                      Beau Rivage was excellent! Thank you so much for the rec...BTW how do you guys drive on those narrow roads! WOW!

                      1. re: RayP

                        Defensively!!

                        Glad you enjoyed Beau Rivage!