Fodor's Expert Review Beach House
This refined eatery glamorously channels South Beach and Santa Monica, with a sleek black bar, an earthy color scheme, and sparkly ecru curtains dividing dining spaces. Executive chef Sandy Tuason (who apprenticed with the Roux brothers, Daniel Boulud, and David Burke) masterfully adapts Mediterranean and Asian influences to local traditions and ingredients to create a "coastal cuisine" menu that offers mostly small plates and large plates to be shared family-style. Seafood is the star, unsurprisingly (his marine version of a charcuterie plate makes a marvelous meal). But the mouthwatering sous vide beef tenderloin is a winner, too. Pairings are suggested for each dish, and the wine list features several fine $40 options and some surprising high-end bargains. Wine Master dinners pair several courses with wines (Marchese di Barolo to Gosset Champagne), often introduced by guest winemakers or owners from as far afield as Tuscany, Australia, Napa, and Chile.
West Bay Rd.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman KY1-1203, Cayman Islands
- Superb seafood, especially the charcuterie and salt-baked fish
- Well-considered if pricey wine list
- Elegant yet unstuffy atmosphere