Roof Top Cafe

308 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Roof Top Cafe

Roof Top Café is a tropical rehearsal dinner and reception venue located in Key West, Florida. Over the past 30 years, the restaurant has become known for its gourmet new-island cuisine and fine wine selection. Featuring indoor and outdoor event spaces for both intimate affairs and large parties, the venue is able to customize a couple's special event in countless ways.

Facilities and Capacity
The venue has three event spaces available for couples to host receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties. The Main Dining Room can host up to 110 guests indoors and on the balcony, with a space bordered on three walls with sliding glass doors. The Front Street Deck can accommodate up to 60 guests, and the space is shaded by a large mahogany tree and surrounded by tropical foliage. The Cocktail Lounge can accommodate up to 50 guests and provides a great space for reception bands and dancing.

Services Offered
Roof Top Café specializes fresh seafood and steak served in a variety of dining styles, including buffets, family style, passed hors d'Oeuvres, stations, and plated. Servers, bartenders, and a full bar are provided, as well as event planning services. The restaurant also provides couples with the following items:

  • Barware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Linens
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The wedding steps | photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
The wedding steps | photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
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Tropical vibes
Tropical vibes
Table setting
Table setting
Leafy designs
Leafy designs
Long white tables
Long white tables
Food serving
Food serving
Nude cake
Nude cake
Big white tables
Big white tables
The wedding utensils
The wedding utensils
Clean table arrangements
Clean table arrangements
Table cards
Table cards
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Sweet dancing | Photo courtesy of blue eyes images.
Reception area
Reception area
Tall flowers
Tall flowers
Warm lights | Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
Warm lights | Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
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Enchanted theme | Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
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Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
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Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
Photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
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The wedding steps | photo courtesy of ha! Photography.
The wedding steps | photo courtesy of ha! Photography.

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Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Andrew Harmon · Married on 06/08/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    MUST-SEE Charming, Rooftop Venue

    After touring several of the more "formal" venues in Key West for our upcoming wedding, we headed to Roof Top Cafe for dinner - we walked in, and instantly knew we had just *unexpectedly* stumbled into the absolute perfect venue for us. We were blown away by the charm of this elevated restaurant right in the middle of the Key West action. The space is intimate, but still airy and filled with beautiful hanging greenery; and the "dance floor area" has big sliding glass doors that open up to an incredible, expansive deck wrapping the bar with intertwined trees, and a view that is the epitome of a Key West evening - overlooking the Mallory Square action while showing off the gorgeous trademarked KW sunsets! Oh, and also, our dinner was absolutely top-notch...food and service...we were sold!

    Fast-forward, post wedding, we 100% know we could not have picked a better venue on the island! As far as the space went, it truly was perfect for our 90 guests. Everyone fit at 10 tables (slightly intimately, which we liked) in the "dining side", the "dance floor side" felt extremely energetic all night long, and we were even able to perform our ceremony (pre-dinner) out on the deck (we had a short 15min ceremony, so while we seated about 40-50, no guests minded the standing room at back). It was nice, for us, not to hassle with a separate ceremony space and potential transportation. We did a "complete buyout" at a very reasonable price, especially compared to some of the other in-town ballrooms and outdoor spaces in KW that didn't seem to compare to the Roof Top charm - highlighted at night by beautiful pink and blue uplighting on the white beams, wicker fans, and hanging greenery. We stuck with pure greenery and white florals on the tables - and it was absolutely ethereal!

    The dinner (we did "Hibiscus" menu option) was seated (guests ordered table-side) and was raved about by everyone! The seafood & corn chowder is out of this world, caesar salad is spot-on, and we gave our guests the choice of the Bacon-Bourbon Filet Mignon w/ Garlic Mash, Fresh Catch w/ Citrus Beurre Blanc & Garlic Mash, or a Fresh Pasta Basilico (plain, or with Chicken or Shrimp) - all were fresh, served hot, and absolutely delicious. Dessert was a crazy-rich "Flourless" Chocolate Cake (or) Key Lime Pie. As you can probably tell, the food was one of our highest priorities in our venue selection...and I'm quite certain nowhere else in Key West can deliver above what you get with Roof Top Cafe. It's probably unnecessary at this point to note, but along with the dinner, our "welcome" Rum Punch drinks, and open bar drinks, were all provided at the highest level of service - the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating to every guest all night!

    For all this, I urge anyone "venue shopping" in Key West, to do yourself a favor and go have dinner at Roof Top Cafe to taste their amazing food, meet the hospitable staff, and see this incredible space for yourself! I can't imagine having had our wedding anywhere else on the island - the guest compliments were ENDLESS...and everyone felt the charm and intimacy we knew Roof Top would provide that felt so "Key West". *Also, a "bonus perk" was that we didn't have to stress about the weather, since it's indoors and yet opens up to the gorgeous outdoor setting, and equivalently, air conditioned - it was 90 degrees out at the beginning of June and I can't imagine having been sweating outdoors all night long with our guests.

    Maria Johnston was our venue coordinator at Roof Top, and just like the perfect experience our wedding was, she helped us coordinate every detail down to a T with such ease. After the night was over, we looked at each other and both said..."wow, not even the *slightest* little thing went wrong, haha!" No detail was missed - Maria was amazing...be sure to ask for her!

    So, major kudos and THANK YOU, to Roof Top Cafe for the most magnificent night that exceeded every expectation we had! We cannot wait to come back and visit!

    Few other vendor details that just made a perfect night that much better:
    *Our OUTSTANDING Wedding Planner: Kayla Cross, "Say Yes in Key West"
    *Entertainment: Rusty Lemmon & DJ Buggy (incredible duo, performed so many personalized favorite song requests, even acoustically; hit the nail on the head "vibe-wise" of us as a couple, and our entire crowd...all night long!)
    *Photographer and Florals: Lena Perkins Photography / Table 7 (Lena's Floral company)
    *Cigar Roller (we had out on the deck at sunset until end of night): Rodriguez Cigars Key West
    *Light-up, White Hawaiian Leis (for the dance floor): www.flashingblinkylights.com
    *Cocktail Napkins of our Dogs: Etsy, Alicia from TheEmeraldHound/ONE PET Cocktail Napkins
    *Life-size Cardboard Cutout of our dogs: home-made
    *Temporary Tattoo Station (out near the dance floor): our Bridesmaid squad

    Sent on 07/06/2019
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    Margaret · Married on 02/15/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our destination wedding for 120 people

    We had our rehearsal dinner and a cocktail party after for all our wedding guests. Maria Johnston did such an awesome job and it was a seamless transition from dinner to cocktail party. Marathon Floral outdid themselves too with our florals.. Fantastic experience all the way around.

    Sent on 03/03/2019

    Roof Top Cafe's reply:

    Thank You, Margaret! The pleasure was ours.

    Best,
    Maria.

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Roof Top Cafe FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 25.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Event Planner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? July, August, September, October

Map

  • 308 Front St. Key West, FL, 33040 See on map
    786-207-1990 (Phone number)

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