The Atlantic’s Edge restaurant offers fresh seafood, prime steaks and locally sourced, organic produce for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant boasts floor to ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean, with both indoor and outdoor seating available. The breakfast menu includes breakfast staples like eggs benedict, waffles, and pancakes, as well as a lavish buffet.
For dinner, the menu offers delightful choices such as Seafood Towers with oysters, lobster, shrimp and ceviché; Ahi Tuna Tataki with avocado cream, pickled red onions, and ponzu; Guava Glazed Mahi with coconut bamboo rice, tempura baby bok choy, and Thai coconut curry sauce; and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée, which is served with fresh berries. Another dining option is to have your own catch of the day prepared however you prefer.
The Atlantic’s Edge, as well as Cheeca’s other restaurants and lounge, features an extensive wine list with over two hundred carefully selected varieties, which has garnered Cheeca Lodge and Spa the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence three times over. In addition, the Atlantic’s Edge has been honored year after year with the American Automobile Association’s Four Diamond Award for excellence in dining.
Limoncello is Cheeca’s Tuscan-style, family friendly, Italian restaurant. The dinner menu choices include Crispy Polenta Bruschetta with tomato, basil, fig, mascarpone, artichoke pesto, and roasted tomato; Winter Squash Insalata with pistachios, pomegranate, brown butter, and sage; Seafood and Squid Ink Fettuccine with calamari, mussels, and shrimp; Veal Cutlet with hen of the woods mushrooms, green pole beans, lemon zest, and a white wine peppercorn sauce; and Coconut Panna Cotta with black mission figs, pistachios, and fresh berries. Limoncello also features a custom designed kid’s menu.
Nikai Sushi offers guests an intimate dining experience with its unique, twenty-seven table layout. Chef Sy Hire is known for his ability to customize each sushi platter to each diner’s individual tastes. Among the menu’s extensive list of nigiri, sashimi, and specialty rolls are the Big Kahuna roll, which is tuna & avocado topped with lobster salad, pineapple ginger glaze, and toasted macadamia; the Sashimi Blossom, which includes tuna, escolar, hamachi and tasmanian salmon with tobiko, wasabi tobiko, and yuzu ponzu; and Maguro Tartar with spicy tuna, truffled ponzu, and wasabi tobiko, as well as traditional Japanese appetizers such as wakame seaweed and squid salad and miso soup. Nikai also offers more than thirty-five hot and cold sakes.
The Tiki Bar is a casual venue where they can savor light fare right on the palm-lined beach. Menu options include wood fired pizzas like From the Vine with San Marzano tomato Sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil & extra virgin olive oil; hamburgers such as the Barbeque, Bacon, and Cheddar Burger; the Chicken Salad Wrap with grapes, celery, pickled red onion, aioli, spinach, and tomato; and Cheeca Conch Fritters, with key lime aioli. They also offer a variety of Keys-inspired cocktails and an assortment of beers.
The Chart Room is considered to be one of the most exclusive beachfront lounges in the Florida Keys, and is decorated in a sumptuous West Indies style. Guests can relax in overstuffed leather chairs amid trophy game fish and old photographs that showcase the history of Cheeca Lodge and Spa. Outdoor seating is also available – from the sundeck guests can take in a lovely view of the pier and the historic Alligator Lighthouse beyond.