Sure, there are places to get beer and crab claws (Monty's and Shuckers, we're looking at you), but when it comes to romantic, tiki torch-lit spaces where you can feast on veal cheeks and sweet corn doughnuts with life-altering views of the bay…we ain't got 'em.
Behold your first look inside Gibraltar, Grove Isle's new home of elegant bayside dining, now open and ready to serve you a gratis cocktail (more on that later).
First things first: Gibraltar takes over the old Baleen space, with a million-dollar infusion of contemporary glam. Gone are the outdated monkey designs and ho-hum menu of tourist-friendly eats. In their place, you'll find that same view perched on the northern end of Grove Isle, but now there's a stunning glass-enclosed private dining room and a restored outdoor patio that practically screams marriage proposal.
Your chef is a man who survived trial by fire as Donald Trump's personal cook, and emerged with dishes that can stand up to the fiercest standards (and the fiercest comb-overs). Which means you'll feast on plates of mussels steamed in a fragrant coconut-coriander broth with mint, tomato and lobster oil, then move on to pan-roasted guinea hen.
We doubt you'll want to fire him.