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 Best of the Best: Marcus You may have seen chef Marcus Samuelsson crushing the competition on TV’s Top Chef Masters. He’s done the same here on Bermuda, opening the island’s friendliest, tastiest, chicest eatery. Really: this is a place that gets everything right, and it’s a singular pleasure to dine here (and to see how the Bermuda’s other restaurateurs are upping their own games in response). See p. ###.

Most Romantic: Mickey’s Beach Bistro The stars will be twinkling above, and the surf crashing just 20 feet from your table when you dine at this al fresco favorite, located right on iconic Elbow Beach. It’s a charming spot, with excellent food, and discreet waitstaff.

Best Bang for Your Buck: D’angelini’s  Sometimes you just need simple, tasty sandwiches and baked goods to be happy. You’ll get them, along with excellent coffee, at this little café adjacent to the public ferry dock and a stone’s throw from the Visitor Services Center, in the City of Hamilton.

Best Splurge: Waterlot Inn Its setting is a handsome and historic 1830’s-era Bermuda cottage, and its schtick is steak. This is the island’s classic “big night out” choice, serving hearty cuts of meat, succulent seafood and famous (and dramatic) flaming bananas foster. A three-course meal for two will cost around $400 with wine, but it’s worth every penny.
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Best Sushi: Pearl Thanks to all of the fresh-caught seafood Bermuda gets, sushi is served at many island restaurants—even pubs. But here it’s taken to another level, with creative preparations like rockfish usuzukuri, thinly sliced grouper with rice wine vinegar and chili oil.

Best Pub: Frog & Onion Pub Of the many pubs on Bermuda, this is most fun to visit, thanks to its historic setting (an 18th-century cooperage built by the British Navy), the quality of food (traditional fish and chips, Cornish Pasties, meat pies and burgers of all kinds) and the suds on tap, which include locally brewed ale from the Dockyard Brewing Company. It doesn’t hurt that there’s live music throughout the week.

Best Ice Cream: Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream Parlour All-natural, homemade ice cream is served here, and it comes in very Bermudian flavors like Dark n Stormy, Bermuda banana, and rum raisin.
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Best Asian: L’Oriental This is the only restaurant in Bermuda with a traditional Japanese teppanyaki table, where a chef theatrically prepares Asian style beef, chicken, shrimp and scallops on a hot tabletop. Also on offer: well-executed Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese dishes.

Best Bermuda Seafood: Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio Try wahoo tacos, wahoo nuggets, wahoo burgers, smoked wahoo pate, wahoo chowder, and of course, simply grilled wahoo. And if you must, other types of seafood are served— they’re darn good, too.

Best View: Blackbeard’s Adjacent to Fort St. Catherine on Bermuda’s far eastern tip, this open-air restaurant has an unending view of the horizon and stunning Achilles Bay. Come at sunset.
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.