I went on the Brilliance last November on the 11-night Western Caribbean.
The ship is beautiful, very nautical.
Check out Portofino's at least one night. It's well worth the money. I didn't go to Chops but I'm sure that is such as good.
Best kept secreat....the Seaview Cafe in the aft Deck 12 is great for lunch instead of the Windjammer. It has sandwiches, salads, chili dogs, great onion rings etc. and great service. You can sit either in or outside. If you want to get away from the crowds, lunch is great there.
I wasn't very happy with the dining room food. The pasta dishes had very weird spices. Go to Portofino's for the best Italian food. I thought the Explorer had better dining room food. But maybe they've inproved it.
The Solarium pool area is great.
If you are into billiards, there are two self-leveling pool tables.
Anyway, you will love this ship.
Have a great time.