Top Outdoor Dinner Restaurants at Sea

by John Roberts

Top Outdoor Dinner Restaurants at Sea

by John Roberts

Much of the allure of taking a cruise is being able to spend time outside in warm weather. While outdoor buffet seating and poolside dining have been common on cruises for decades, today more ships are emphasizing enticing, stand-alone outdoor dining spots than ever before. Think savoring the day's fresh catch while taking in a memorable sunset, or gazing out at the mesmerizing surf over an intimate dinner paired with fine wines. Pull up a chair under the stars at these top outdoor dinner venues at sea:

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Bayamo on the Norwegian Escape / Norwegian Cruise Line
Lawn Club Grill on Celebrity Reflection and Silhouette
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The Lawn Club Grill

Found on: Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette
At this special spot, you can join the chef in preparing steaks, bratwurst, lamb chops, or skewers of meat and veggies at the custom-built grills. Or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular ocean views; this restaurant sits at the top of the ship next to the lawn club's live green grass. 
Price: Cover charge

Found on: Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette
At this special spot, you can join the chef in preparing steaks, bratwurst, lamb chops, or skewers of meat and veggies at the custom-built grills. Or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular ocean views; this restaurant sits at the top of the ship next to the lawn club's live green grass. 
Price: Cover charge

Tuna Crudo at Ocean Blue on Norwegian
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Ocean Blue

Found on: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway
Upping the ante for outdoor eating options at sea is Ocean Blue. With its refined dishes, Ocean Blue showcases local seafood and also presents a raw bar (the wine pairings are equally impressive). Sweeping ocean vistas and an elegant but modern setting round out the experience.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway
Upping the ante for outdoor eating options at sea is Ocean Blue. With its refined dishes, Ocean Blue showcases local seafood and also presents a raw bar (the wine pairings are equally impressive). Sweeping ocean vistas and an elegant but modern setting round out the experience.
Price: A la carte

Scallops at Bayamo on Norwegian
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Bayamo

Found on: Norwegian Escape
Located in the heart of the ship's vibrant Waterfront area on Deck 8, Bayamo celebrates seafood with a Latin (and particularly Cuban) twist, thanks to the culinary vision of Iron Chef Jose Garces; Bayamo is the chef's first restaurant at sea.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Norwegian Escape
Located in the heart of the ship's vibrant Waterfront area on Deck 8, Bayamo celebrates seafood with a Latin (and particularly Cuban) twist, thanks to the culinary vision of Iron Chef Jose Garces; Bayamo is the chef's first restaurant at sea.
Price: A la carte

Seafood Shack on Carnival Vista
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Seafood Shack

Found on: Carnival Vista 
Picture New England-style summer clam bakes and roadside lobster stands — that's the vibe this casual, fun, and family-friendly restaurant promises to deliver. Fried clams, lobster rolls, seafood salads, and more are all on offer — with expansive ocean views as a bonus. It is summer at the shore, after all.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Carnival Vista 
Picture New England-style summer clam bakes and roadside lobster stands — that's the vibe this casual, fun, and family-friendly restaurant promises to deliver. Fried clams, lobster rolls, seafood salads, and more are all on offer — with expansive ocean views as a bonus. It is summer at the shore, after all.
Price: A la carte

Hot Rocks on Silver Muse
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Hot Rocks

Found on: Silversea's Silver Muse
Here's how it works: Hot lava stones sourced from actual volcanoes are heated to a high temperature in an oven. Then, guests cook their own meat, fish, or vegetables directly at their table on the grill stone. The whole experience is interactive, individualized, and fun. Bonus: Lava stone cooking is very healthy.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Silversea's Silver Muse
Here's how it works: Hot lava stones sourced from actual volcanoes are heated to a high temperature in an oven. Then, guests cook their own meat, fish, or vegetables directly at their table on the grill stone. The whole experience is interactive, individualized, and fun. Bonus: Lava stone cooking is very healthy.
Price: A la carte

Sette Mari on RSSC
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Sette Mari at La Veranda

Found on: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Found at the aft of the ship, Sette Mari serves authentic Italian dishes, including seafood cioppino and handmade gnocchi or ravioli. Fresh, organic ingredients are paired with fine wines and served under the stars while the ship anchors in stunning ports such as Ibiza or Cape Town.
Price: Included

Found on: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Found at the aft of the ship, Sette Mari serves authentic Italian dishes, including seafood cioppino and handmade gnocchi or ravioli. Fresh, organic ingredients are paired with fine wines and served under the stars while the ship anchors in stunning ports such as Ibiza or Cape Town.
Price: Included

La Veranda on Paul Gauguin
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La Veranda

Found on: Paul Gauguin
Choose breezy, balmy alfresco dining at the reservations-only La Veranda (or enjoy the wraparound ocean views from inside its dining room), where you'll feast on elevated dishes from the creative mind of Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, the Michelin-starred chef of Restaurant Apicius in Paris.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Paul Gauguin
Choose breezy, balmy alfresco dining at the reservations-only La Veranda (or enjoy the wraparound ocean views from inside its dining room), where you'll feast on elevated dishes from the creative mind of Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, the Michelin-starred chef of Restaurant Apicius in Paris.
Price: A la carte

Candles Grill on Wind Surf
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Candles Grill

Found on: Windstar Cruises
It's all about the unobstructed vistas here: Dine seaside on refined plates under the stars in this dreamy setting that's both elegantly chic and casually modern. In the alluring ambiance, you'll feel like you're dining aboard your own private yacht.
Price: A la carte

Found on: Windstar Cruises
It's all about the unobstructed vistas here: Dine seaside on refined plates under the stars in this dreamy setting that's both elegantly chic and casually modern. In the alluring ambiance, you'll feel like you're dining aboard your own private yacht.
Price: A la carte

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