Key West is one of those end-of-the-world places that attract both those who are looking to get away from it all — and those who are looking to get away to something special. Besides lovely hotels, museums and architecture, Key West has many dining options. Here are four restaurants I particularly liked.
At this lively and congenial place, I rejoiced in a dish I’d never encountered before: conch carpaccio. The conch is pounded paper-thin and served with sweet red pepper, capers, Bermuda onions and a sprinkling of Asiago cheese. An entrée of hogfish — a reef fish that is succulent and almost sweet due to its diet of crustaceans — came with a red bell pepper Hollandaise.
1029 Southard Street. Tel. (305) 294-0230