Outdoor dining in Florida Keys.

The Dining Room

Think of our Florida Keys restaurant, The Dining Room, as paradise for your palate.

Experience our Florida Keys restaurant's candlelit ambiance indoors, or opt for a table on our breezy terrace overlooking the beach. The Dining Room at Little Palm Island is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for resort guests and off-island visitors.  We also offer an incredible Sunday Brunch each week, monthly Full Moon Dinners, and Wine Maker Events. Take care of your dining options ahead of time by selecting the Full Meal Plan, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner or dine a la carte. Off-island guests are welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Reservations and proper attire are required.  We welcome young adults age 16 and older. Be sure to inquire about our private table options including Palapa Point, Harbor Point and the exclusive Chef's Table located directly in our kitchen.

Dining table with candles and flowers.

About The Dining Room

Some of the world's finest cuisine can be experienced in the Palm Island resort’s Dining Room. Lead by our Executive Chef and his culinary team, we are proud to have been recently recognized as the Best Hotel Dining in Florida and Number Three in the US by Zagat.

The 2010 Zagat rated The Dining Room "extraordinary to perfection" in every category - Food, Decor and Service. They said "Lover's laud this exquisite oasis at a private island resort off Little Torch Key as a piece of absolute paradise, voting it Top Décor in the Keys; words cannot do justice either to the French-Pan-Latin fare."  "The gracious staff and marvelous setting make it well worth the cost."

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Breakfast: 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday Brunch: 11:00am to 2:30pm -- Feb 11 to May 13, 2017

Reservations: 305-872-2551

Fish main course.

Dining Room Menus

The eclectic, seasonally fresh menu, termed Modern Tropical Cuisine, is a vibrant blend of French and Pan Latin flavors like yellowtail snapper ceviche with passion fruit and coconut gelee. Continue with a main course of roasted pork tenderloin with corn, black bean, sweet plantain and bacon hash served with a mango mojo.

Sample Menus:

Dusk view of The Dining Room.

Special Events

We offer an incredible Sunday Brunch each week, monthly Full Moon Dinners, and Wine Maker Events.

Chef Stephen Belie.

Chef Belie

Chef Stephen Belie’s culinary approach is rooted in using the freshest regional ingredients, as well as teaching and mentoring staff on the consistent production of high-quality food. He has an established history of success in boutique destination restaurants and luxury resorts. Prior to joining Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Chef Belie was the executive chef at Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado. Chef Belie graduated in 2000 from the California Culinary Academy.

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  • Zagat – Extraordinary to Perfection in Food, Décor and Service
  • Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Dining