The Pasta Cafe does require reservations, but there is no extra fee. My advice is to go there on Friday night. I just got back from the SEA this weekend. On Friday night, the regular meal is not as good as the others are, therefore you will be better off at the Pasta Cafe. You can make your reservation a day in advance on board. The food there is very good. If you try Le Bistro, the fee is $15 per person. Do not do this on Thursday night because that is lobster night in the other restaurants. Enjoy!