Bagatelle Restaurant: A Tropical Oasis of Flavor and Fun!


Bagatelle Restaurant: A Tropical Oasis of Flavor and Fun!

Key West, a place renowned for its laid-back charm and island vibes, offers a myriad of culinary adventures. But if you're searching for a taste of the tropics that transcends the ordinary, let us introduce you to Bagatelle Restaurant. Nestled within a charming historic building that oozes old-world charm, Bagatelle is the hidden gem you've been yearning for – a culinary paradise that promises unforgettable dining experiences.

From the moment you step through Bagatelle's doors, you'll find yourself transported to a world where flavors collide in a delightful fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant's relaxed and laid-back atmosphere immediately puts you at ease, setting the stage for an evening filled with mouthwatering dishes and tropical delights.

Start Your Journey: Appetizers That Dazzle

Embark on your flavor adventure with Bagatelle's captivating array of starters. Imagine the warmth of creamy brie meeting the sweet embrace of caramelized pineapple, pecans, and rosemary crostini. This tantalizing concoction is just the beginning of your culinary journey. Delve deeper into the tropical experience with the irresistible tuna poke – ahi tuna marinated in a soy-chili concoction and served alongside a refreshing cucumber and yellow pepper remoulade. And for those craving indulgence, don't miss the lobster mac and cheese, where cavatappi pasta dances harmoniously with a three-cheese blend and succulent lobster medallions.

But that's not all. Bagatelle's menu continues to impress with options like succulent mussels bathed in a black peppercorn cognac cream sauce and BBQ shrimp, featuring Key West pink shrimp wrapped in crispy hickory-smoked bacon, kissed by chipotle BBQ sauce. The tenderloin carpaccio, a delicate balance of thin-sliced beef tenderloin, pickled shallots, shaved parmesan, caper relish, and arugula, is a masterful creation sure to tantalize your taste buds. And let's not forget the Brussels sprouts, pan-charred to perfection and served with bacon, caramelized onion, rosemary butter, and parmesan. Plus, the crab cake – a golden masterpiece of lump blue crab, panko crust, and roasted corn & black bean salsa with a passionfruit vinaigrette.

Salads That Sing of the Tropics

For those seeking lighter fare, Bagatelle offers a selection of salads that burst with fresh flavors. The Bagatelle salad, featuring Asian pear, watermelon radish, chipotle cashews, golden raisins, artisan greens, and a granny smith apple vinaigrette, is a refreshing start to your meal. Alternatively, indulge in the hearts of palm salad, a delightful combination of Costa Rican hearts of palm, roasted cherry tomatoes, maple-glazed pecans, artisan greens, and honey balsamic vinaigrette. Classic Caesar lovers will relish the hearts of romaine, house-made Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, and shaved Italian parmesan. And for a creamy indulgence, the burrata salad pairs burrata cheese with arugula, marinated heirloom cherry tomatoes, walnut pesto, and aged balsamic.

Main Plates: Where Flavor Soars

Bagatelle takes its main courses seriously, promising an explosion of flavors in every bite. The lightly blackened swordfish, an honored "Key West master chef award winner," comes accompanied by roasted corn & black bean risotto, broccolini, and a tantalizing poblano cream sauce – a symphony of taste that dances on your palate. Seafood enthusiasts can savor the pan-seared black grouper, served with risotto primavera and a white wine-basil cream sauce that elevates the dish to new heights.

For those seeking variety, the menu offers a whole fried locally sourced snapper with jasmine rice, chef's vegetables, and a Thai chili garlic sauce that adds a spicy kick. Pasta lovers will delight in the royal red shrimp fettuccine, featuring blistered cherry tomatoes, spinach, roasted garlic and herb oil, parmigiano-reggiano, and lemon zest. And the herbed airline chicken breast, accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushroom sauté, broccolini, and a truffle rosemary aioli, is a poultry lover's dream come true.

For the steak connoisseurs, Bagatelle presents a 14oz bone-in Kansas City cut striploin – the New York strip – served with truffle mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and a wild mushroom demi. And, of course, the 8oz tenderloin filet mignon, complemented by garlic mashed potatoes, a burgundy reduction, grilled asparagus, crispy shallot, and blue cheese butter, is a true showstopper.

Sides That Perfectly Complement

To complete your dining experience, Bagatelle offers a selection of sides that perfectly complement your chosen main course. Indulge in truffle fries & parmesan, savor the grilled asparagus & rosemary garlic aioli, or relish the roasted corn & black bean risotto. Don't miss out on the chef's risotto primavera or the wild mushroom & caramelized onion side, all designed to elevate your meal to new heights.

A Sweet Ending: Dessert Delights

No culinary journey is complete without a sweet ending, and Bagatelle does not disappoint. Treat yourself to a luscious tiramisu with a dollop of whipped cream or indulge in a decadent brownie topped with ice cream and even more whipped cream. These desserts are the perfect finale to your tropical culinary voyage.

A Taste of the Tropics

So, gather your taste buds and set sail to Bagatelle Restaurant in Key West. With its blend of flavors, charming ambiance, and unforgettable dishes, it's an experience that will have you dreaming of the tropics long after your meal is over. Discover the magic of Bagatelle – where island vibes meet culinary excellence, creating a truly unforgettable dining oasis in the heart of Key West.

Bagatelle Restaurant - Current Menu: Served Daily 5-10pm

Starters:

  • Warm Brie: Caramelized pineapple, pecans, rosemary crostini
  • Tuna Poke: Ahi tuna, soy-chili marinade, cucumber, yellow pepper remoulade
  • Lobster Mac and Cheese: Cavatappi pasta, three cheese blend, lobster medallions
  • Mussels: Prince Edward Island mussels, black peppercorn cognac cream sauce
  • BBQ Shrimp: Key West pink shrimp, wrapped crispy hickory-smoked bacon, chipotle BBQ
  • Tenderloin Carpaccio: Thin-sliced beef tenderloin, pickled shallots, shaved parmesan, caper relish, arugula
  • Brussels: Pan-charred sprouts, bacon, caramelized onion, rosemary butter, parmesan
  • Crab Cake: Lump blue crab, panko crust, roasted corn & black bean salsa, passionfruit vinaigrette

Salads:

  • Bagatelle Salad: Asian pear, watermelon radish, chipotle cashews, golden raisins, artisan greens, granny smith apple vinaigrette
  • Hearts of Palm: Costa Rican hearts of palm, roasted cherry tomatoes, maple glazed pecans, artisan greens, honey balsamic vinaigrette
  • Caesar: Hearts of romaine, house-made caesar dressing, garlic croutons, shaved Italian parmesan
  • Burrata: Burrata cheese, arugula, marinated heirloom cherry tomatoes, walnut pesto, aged balsamic

Main Plates:

  • Swordfish: "Key West master chef award winner," lightly blackened swordfish, roasted corn & black bean risotto, broccolini, poblano cream sauce
  • Tuna: Sesame-crusted, seared rare yellowfin tuna, chilled Asian vegetable & udon noodle salad, miso peanut dressing
  • Grouper: Pan-seared black grouper, risotto primavera, grilled asparagus, white wine-basil cream sauce
  • Whole Snapper: Whole fried locally sourced snapper, jasmine rice, chef's vegetable, Thai chili garlic sauce
  • Shrimp Fettuccine: Royal red shrimp, blistered cherry tomatoes & spinach, roasted garlic and herb oil, parmigiano-reggiano, lemon zest
  • Roast Chicken: Herbed airline chicken breast, garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushroom sauté, broccolini, truffle rosemary aioli
  • New York Strip: 14oz bone-in Kansas City cut striploin, truffle mash potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wild mushroom demi
  • Filet Mignon: 8oz tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, burgundy reduction, grilled asparagus, crispy shallot, blue cheese butter

Sides:

  • Truffle Fries & Parmesan
  • Grilled Asparagus & Rosemary Garlic Aioli
  • Roasted Corn & Black Bean Risotto
  • Chef's Risotto Primavera
  • Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion