Key West , Florida
Tel: 305 296 0669
Concierge.com's insider take:
Make your way to the quiet southern end of Duval Street, and you'll find the blue-and-white classic Key West bungalow that houses Nine One Five. Chef Stuart Kemp captures the city's Old Town, tropical vibe without falling into the touristy culinary trap of so many of his counterparts fixated on conch fritters and Key Lime pie. The dome of tuna tartare spiked with pickled cucumber and avocado sashimi is a favorite starter to share; crispy whole yellowtail snapper from local waters is a menu standard and arrives sizzling in Thai chile and garlic sauce. After dinner, pop upstairs to the Point5 Lounge. They've got you covered for late-night dining, with a menu of Key West pink shrimp, Asian baby back ribs, and veggie paninis with chèvre served well into the balmy night.—Terry Ward
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 6 to 11 pm.