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“good food”

Guy Harvey's Island Grill
Ranked #14 of 117 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean, French, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
suffolk uk
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

menu is good here , if you go on a fridat 5-7 its happy hours and you will get a good deal.

Visited April 2012
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Marlboro, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good fresh fish”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I have eaten here about six times over the past three or four years because the people I visit who live here love the restaurant. The fish is always nicely prepared, but other than that, it's not much to write home about. The view from the outdoor deck is of the harbor in George Town, so you might have a view of the many cruise ships that dock almost daily. The portions are medium-sized, service clueless, prices expensive (as is much of the Cayman Islands), wine list very expensive. If you come off a cruise ship or are spending the day in George Town, you'll do ok if you eat here, but there are better choices relatively nearby.

  • Visited March 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Solid if not spectacular option”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

After stopping by some of the other tourist traps around George Town, we finally settled on Guy Harvey's for lunch.

The positives: Nice view, good service, reasonable prices.

Negatives: Food was just okay. Nothing memorable. A bit louder than I'd like. On a busy street so we heard all the road traffic.

  • Visited March 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Watch the cruisers rush to their tenders...”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

While you relax on the balcony having some delicious conch fritters and a mojito. That's what we did one afternoon the last week of March and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited March 2012
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Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bad service and even worse food...”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

My family (7 of us plus a baby) made a reservation at Guy Harvey's Island Grill after looking at some of their ads and hearing some good things from some friends who had been there.

Many of the pictures make the restaurant look like a relatively quiet dinner place but it's LOUD. But, that wasn't a problem for us and has no relevance to my rating of the place. Just a word of warning for those who might think this is the place for a nice quiet dinner.

We arrived and were promptly seated and provided with a baby seat. The waitress delivered menus but was missing one and didn't notice that one person was without a menu. Unfortunately she was gone and didn't return before we had a chance to ask for another menu, so we shared. When she returned to take our drink order we ordered a bottle of champagne and a white wine. She still didn't notice that two people were obviously sharing a menu, but at that point we didn't really care.

She came back with the wine, opened the bottle and went though the tasting ritual with me. The wine was fine and she began pouring. Normally, the ladies at the table are served first, but she just poured as she went. She finished pouring the bottle but oops, she completely skipped over one person. So we had to pour a little bit out of each of our glasses to fill the one she missed. Not really an ideal thing to do with a sparkling wine. Strike two.

Our appetizers arrived. The only one that was any good was the Smoked Wahoo Pate. The rest were bland and boring or very poorly executed. I ordered 5 Blue Point Oysters on the half shell. I had asked for lime (not lemon) and hot sauce to be brought with them. Instead I received horseradish and seafood sauce, and lemon. But the worst part was that none of the oysters had been shucked. They were still completely attached. Another family member who also ordered the Oysters found the same thing. So we had to use our little forks to try and scrape the oyster off the shell while trying not to spill all the delicious oyster liquor. We managed...but the waitress never came back in time for me to ask for my lime and hot sauce.

After far too long of a break (even taking into account "Cayman Time"), our mains came, and this is where things got even worse. Every single dish we had was a disappointment at best. The $32 Bouillabaisse had an awful, non-authentic, broth, and extremely over cooked seafood. Our guess is that they just continually "top up" their pot of it rather than make it fresh each day. I had the pan seared Wahoo with buerre blanc. The Wahoo was way over cooked, and buerre blanc tasted like it came out of a package. It was rich (but not buttery), and not at all light and airy like a good beurre blanc should be. The sides that came with the dish was plain white rice, a raw carrot, and two small florets of broccoli. Another member ordered a lobster dish with some sort of red sauce that can only be described as ketchup with some other seasonings. It was so awful as to be inedible by everyone at our table who tried it. We had this dish sent back and ordered a pasta instead. The waitress told us that we would not be charged for the lobster dish.

When our bill came (everything is quite expensive at this restaurant so it was a big bill), we found that we weren't charged for lobster dish, but she did add the pasta dish that we ordered to replace it. In every other establishment I've been in, they would have provided that dish for free. At this point we were fed up and just paid and left rather than deal with the incompetent waitress.

Under no circumstance would I recommend anyone eat at this restaurant. Go for drinks on the outdoor patio if you want, but stay clear of the extremely over priced and awful food, and don't be surprised if your service is on par with the food.

  • Visited March 2012
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