Latitudes Key West
Latitudes Key West, located on the secluded and private Sunset Key Island, takes fine dining to another level. Upscale, yet casual, Latitudes ambiance is one that chef’s and restaurant connoisseurs savor. Executive Chef Todd Holender works his culinary magic creating a sumptuous, tantalizing, ever-evolving “work of art” menu which incorporates fresh locally sourced fish and tropical fruits. Chef Todd’s guests have the option of indoor dining in the Ernest Hemingway Room, where photos of author, avid fisherman and former Key West resident adorn the walls or outdoor dining to enjoy the warm tropical air.
Guests may also dine alfresco on the adjacent patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or spend a romantic evening dining on the beach, where tiki torches illuminate the night sky. Whether dining indoor or outdoor, floor to ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of the glorious Key West sunsets.
In this Grand Island paradise, menu items often change based on what is in-season. Popular fares include:
- Pan-seared snapper served with citrus risotto, asparagus, ginger-lime cream sauce, tropical fruit relish and crispy plantain
- Honey & ancho chile crusted Waygu beef skirt steak with roasted garlic potato puree, goat cheese and corn cake, sauce romesco and fried onions
Latitudes is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Attire for breakfast and lunch is casual. Shirts and shoes are required. Attire for dinner is "country club casual." Collared or dress V-neck shirts and dress shorts are acceptable. Tank tops and/or cover-ups are not allowed for dinner. Reservations are required.
Our Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Small Plate Bar menus are provided for your convenience. Latitudes also offers a Children's Menu, Champagne/Wine List. Lighter fare and tropical beverages are available near the beach and pool areas.
Each morning, cottage guests receive a complimentary Breakfast Basket delivered to their cottage porch consisting of freshly baked muffins, other bakery specialties, orange juice and newspaper. In-cottage dining service is also available.
Chef Todd’s Culinary Background
Chef Todd joined Latitudes in 2008 and was named executive chef in 2012. A Florida native, his passion for cooking was inspired at his parents’ restaurant in Port Everglades. Honing his skills at Inverrary Country Club, near Fort Lauderdale, he became a chef at age 18. He further perfected his talent at the Orlando Culinary Academy, an affiliate of Le Cordon Bleu Schools.
At 24, he opened Zabella Ristorante in Winter Park, serving as executive chef and part-owner. After being open just a short time, Zabella was acclaimed as Orlando’s best restaurant and the city’s top restaurant for bar dining. Chef Todd went on to work in top restaurants across the United States, including North Carolina, New York, Maine, Utah and New Hampshire.
His travels in the U.S. and abroad have allowed him to enhance his own culinary approach, beginning with classic French techniques and building from there, using locally available ingredients.