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“We picked here because they were open on Thanksgiving. Much better than we expected”
Review of Square One Restaurant - CLOSED

Square One Restaurant
Price range: US$8 - US$28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Square One
Transit: The Key West Bus Route stops one block away at The Gato Building next to the restaurant"s Simonton Street parking lot.
Description: The restaurant's New American cuisine features "chef driven" ethnic twists on classic recipes that combine innovative global flavors. The Square One team of chefs take many old world dishes and transforms them through luxury ingredients and contemporary gastronomy featuring significant creative use of seasonal produce, regional herbs, exotic spices, fresh colorful foods, interesting sauces and homemade condiments. An eclectic offering of fine boutique wines, craft beers and innovative cocktails complement the cuisine. Enjoy your Square One dining experience in their sophisticated, yet truly upbeat, Key West ambiance all while being expertly attended by professional, dedicated servers. Square One is open every evening for dinner. FREE PARKING in our parking lot.
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Glad we had reservations, because they were packed. Service was quick and efficient. Food was wonderful. Spouse had duck breast and duck confit. I chose the vegetable Risotto. Loved that it had a large variety of fresh vegetables, winter squash, asparagus, peas, carrots to name a few. And the vegetables comprised most of the dish. Their house bread is tasty with just a touch of sweetness. Drinks were reasonably priced. Loved it!!

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Thank Manmap
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Many thanks for your kind comments. We're very pleased to have brightened your Thanksgiving.
We are thankful for our many faithful customers and wish everyone a holiday season filled with love
and joy.

Namaste,
Michael
Guest Relations

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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We went here for dinner the other night and the food was good but I was not impressed with anything. The sides were the best that we had.

Thank Christopher J
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Certainly your flippant comments are not helpful. Square One is the passion of several dozen hard working souls who work diligently each day to provide a tasteful, gracious experience to all of your guests. We gladly accept constructive criticism, as it helps improve our guest experience. Any guest who is not completely satisfied with their meal is kindly requested to relay their concerns immediately to their server or manager/owner on duty. We'll quickly do everything possible to correct the matter. Including either crediting your bill, preparing the item again or substituting the item with whatever pleases the guest.

We are in the hospitality business and it means a great deal to us and our valued guests. Customers can rest assured that at Square One kindness is very much in vogue.

Namaste,
Michael
Guest Relations

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We found this one tucked away off Duval Street and walked by it three times before we decided to give it a try. So glad we did. Wait staff was exceptional - food allergies not an issue or a bother. They were happy to help. The food was outstanding to boot. The best meal we have and in Key West. Nice wine list too. Everything from spaghetti to duck to butternut squash ravioli to decadent fresh fish. Hmmmmm. Thinking we will have to go back before we leave!

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Thank crae_12
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

We are all grateful for your kind words. Thanks for acknowledging our hard working staff and mentioning everything that enhanced your experience at Square One. Hopefully we'll see you again
soon.

Namaste,
Michael
Guest Relations

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Just off Duval St. in a handsome (remember this IS Key West) courtyard. Indoor/outdoor dining. Rapid friendly greeting, looked you in the eye when speaking to us. Entire place (including restrooms) clean and fresh smelling. Lighting sufficient but subdued for evening dining. Rapid friendly service. Full 4 course meal tasty and just slightly too warm and "cooled" well before eating. Desserts were WOW. What was really amazing and the entertainment of the night was the "off-the-wall" person 20 feet in front of us. Nothing was pleasing or pleasant to this know-it-all. All said so we all could share in this comedy-club thought process. One of the 2 persons also at the table got up and scowled at her and stomped out of the restaurant. She blamed that on "slow-service"! All this time John our Waiter politely and with a smile marshaled several other waiters to assist them with the rest of their meal. That this was done so artfully was amazing. Dinner and a Show! We will return soon, but maybe just for the food. Expensive but of good value.

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Thank Tommyk140
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thanks for your patience and very kind remarks. Everyone has a bad day sometimes and we're glad your "show" didn't affect your experience. We pride ourselves on a patient, kind and knowledgeable staff. Please come again. We love customers like you how come to enjoy life.

Namaste,
Michael
Guest Relations

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We are foodies so we try and hit all the local restaurants we can in a given timeframe. We generally only plan one really nice meal out during a week's vacation. Otherwise we plan appetizer here, dinner there, etc. so we can fit them all in! Some may say it's crazy but hey, we LOVE good food and drink.
We are glad we chose Square One. We started with a cocktail each and wow, what unusual recipes and what fresh, delicious ingredients. You can't go wrong, just find one you you like. I had a concoction made with bourbon and maple syrup!
So many things looked delicious to us that we decided to treat it as sort of a tapas night. The waiter was very down to earth and fun, and overall it was just a delicious, only moderately priced evening out!

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Thank harleechik70
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SquareOneKeyWest, Guest Relations Manager at Square One Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Thank you for such a glowing contribution.
We hope you will visit again.

Namaste,
Michael
Guest Relations

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