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SausPud March 27th, 2014 07:36 AM

Quantum & Anthem Restaurants
 
Main Dining

• American Icon Grill – A classic American road trip for the taste buds, guests will discover favourite comfort foods with a few creative twists, including New Orleans’ famous gumbo, New England clam chowder and Southern buttermilk fried chicken, among others. A casual and welcoming atmosphere is infused with nostalgic décor and striking visuals of American icons and sweeping natural landscapes, as well as accents emulating the classic American roadster. Located on Deck 4, American Icon Grill is complimentary and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It seats 430 guests, and attire is smart casual.

• Chic – Stylish never tasted so good at this sleek and modern restaurant. The height of contemporary cuisine is realized in a visually stunning environment where the finest, freshest ingredients, such as beef rib-eye, lamb chops, and Mediterranean sea bass are paired with sauces made from scratch and evolved for a modern palate. Located on Deck 3, Chic is complimentary and open for dinner. It seats 434 guests, and attire is smart casual.

• Silk – The greatest characters in the history of exotic cuisine come together at this Pan-Asian restaurant where the flavors are as diverse and nuanced as the Far East itself. Guests will enjoy an eclectic yet balanced menu inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cooking, such as a slow-cooked lamb curry, sake-glazed salmon and teriyaki steak. Located on Deck 4, Silk is complimentary and open for dinner. It seats 434 guests, and attire is smart casual.

• The Grande – The most elegant and sophisticated of the main dining restaurants, every night is formal night at The Grande. A nod to a bygone era of classic European ocean liners when dining was a time honored ritual, this opulent venue features a menu of classic dishes ranging from beef Wellington and chicken a l’orange, to roasted scallops and sole almondine. Located on Deck 3, The Grande is complimentary and open for dinner. It seats 432 guests, and formal attire is required.

• Coastal Kitchen – Exclusively for suite guests, Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with the unmatched riches of California’s bountiful farmlands. The menu exudes pure freshness, with selections ranging from Pacific Coast favorites like sea bass ceviche, to Mediterranean-
inspired tastes like Serrano ham, whipped goat cheese and roasted grapes. The restaurant has a warm and rustic ambiance and an extensive selection of wines from Napa and Tuscany, making it a perfect setting to wine, dine and relax. Located on Deck 14, Coastal Kitchen is complimentary and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It seats 128, and attire is smart casual

Casual Dining

• Windjammer Marketplace – On Quantum-class, a Royal Caribbean dining mainstay is reimagined as Windjammer Marketplace, a global culinary pavilion that invites guests to explore the world, dish by dish. Simply put, it’s Royal Caribbean’s best Windjammer ever. Enticing food islands weave throughout, showcasing international fare. Interactive stations offer signature specialties prepared to guest specs – like pressed paninis, custom-made juices and freshly-prepared desserts from the on-site bakery. Plus, a new 24-hour station, The Grill, features rotisserie chicken, Philly cheese steaks, all-day breakfast and more on a menu that changes daily. Located on Deck 14 Aft, Windjammer Marketplace is complimentary and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It seats 860 guests, and attire is casual.

• The Café @ Two70˚ – An easy gourmet marketplace, The Café @ Two70˚ lets guests choose from a variety of savory hot-pressed sandwiches, made-to-order salads, homemade soups and more, including Royal Caribbean’s signature Kummelweck Sandwich – a guest favorite. Selections are packed up picnic-style for guests to enjoy in Two70°, named for its magnificent 270-degree panoramic sea views, or anywhere else they like onboard. Located on Deck Five, The Café @ Two70˚ is complimentary and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Attire is casual.

• SeaPlex Dog House – The first food truck at sea, SeaPlex Dog House offers gourmet hot dogs for all to enjoy in the largest indoor active space at sea. Located on Deck 15, SeaPlex Dog House is complimentary and open for lunch and dinner. Attire is casual.

• These venues join returning casual-feel favorites including Sorrento’s and Café Promenade, which are complimentary, as well as Johnny Rockets; cover charge applies.

Specialty Dining

• Wonderland – From the depths of imagination comes a feast for the senses known as Wonderland. As guests venture down a figurative rabbit hole, talented Royal Caribbean chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to invent an elaborate dreamscape of never-before-seen fare. The story begins as guests open the menu and find their element – Wind, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth and Dreams – each with a selection of small or shareable fantasies. Baby vegetables sit in a garden of soil and pebbles. Crispy caviar mingles with arctic equator chocolate. Smoked salmon eggs appear in a plume of smoke. And magical elixirs whisper, “Drink me.” Amidst amorphous mirrors, mystery, and sensory surprises, the intention of it all becomes more certain with each maddeningly delicious bite. Located on Deck 5, Wonderland is open for dinner. It seats 62 guests and has a cover charge. Attire is smart casual.

• Jamie’s Italian – Chef Jamie Oliver may be one of Britain’s most famous food exports, but it’s his love of Italian cooking and the Italian way of life that drives the menu at Jamie’s Italian on Quantum-class, the first seafaring outpost of his hugely popular restaurant. Here, rustic dishes are handmade using seasonal ingredients and Jamie’s tried and tested crowd pleasers. Warm up with the Jamie’s Italian famous plank piled high with cured meats, pickles and tempting cheeses. From there, try delicious pastas made in-house everyday – like indulgent truffle tagliatelle and zingy prawn linguine. Located on Deck Five, Jamie’s Italian is open for lunch and dinner. It seats 100 guests, and has a cover charge. Attire is smart casual.

• Michael’s Genuine Pub – Food and drink doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s the philosophy at Michael’s Genuine Pub, the first American gastropub at sea from James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz. Start with simple ingredients from the best artisanal producers. Combine them with a warm and friendly setting. Throw in a few more great reasons for people to gather, converse and share – like craft beers, including the chef’s own classic American ale, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew. For those with their sights set beyond hops, a small, finely curated list of wine, cocktails and spirits, including bourbon whiskey flights, are sure to please. Located on Deck Four, Michael’s Genuine Pub is open for lunch and dinner. It seats 130 guests, and pricing is a la carte. Attire is casual.

• Devinly™ Decadence at Solarium Bistro – Solarium Bistro, Royal Caribbean’s fittest dining destination gets a refresh with a new Devinly™ Decadence menu designed by Devin Alexander, media personality, New York Times bestselling author and chef of highly-rated television show, “The Biggest Loser.” Located on Deck 14 Forward, Solarium Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and seats 110 guests. Breakfast is complimentary; lunch and dinner have a cover charge. Attire is casual.

• Chops Grille – For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at Royal Caribbean’s hallmark restaurant. Now, they give guests a fresh twist on an old favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: the first dry-aged steaks at sea, each hand selected and aged for nearly four weeks to achieve the pinnacle of flavor, tenderness and aroma. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, veal parmesan, grilled branzino and more succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts. Located on Deck Five, Chops Grille is open for dinner. It seats 108 guests, and has a cover charge. Attire is smart casual.

• Additionally, reimagined versions of Royal Caribbean favorites, such as Izumi Japanese Cuisine and Chef’s Table will return on Quantum-class with a revamped look and even more WOWs than before. Located on Deck Five, Izumi is open for lunch and dinner. It seats 40 and has a cover charge; attire is smart casual. Located on Deck Five inside Chops Grille, Chef’s Table is open for dinner. It seats 16 guests and has a cover charge; attire is formal.

SausPud March 27th, 2014 07:38 AM

That's 18 restaurants and I'm only cruising for 14 days so which 4 do I leave out. Choices are going to be hard to make.

Hope this list helps others to make a choice. You can't book any online until 15th May, when RCCL new webpage goes live.

thecruisequeen March 27th, 2014 07:57 AM

Royal will be "Wowing" cruisers once again!!

Those restaurant choices are awesome! I gained two pounds just reading the post! LOL:p:D

I wonder what they will do with Formal nights since most of the restaurants are Casual/Smart Casual. Will they not have the two formal nights anymore?

It's time to book Quantum ASAP! 8-):cool::-P

SausPud March 27th, 2014 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by thecruisequeen (Post 1497631)
I wonder what they will do with Formal nights since most of the restaurants are Casual/Smart Casual. Will they not have the two formal nights?

There are choose your own formal night in the Grande, which is formal night every night. So instead of everyone dressing up together it will be only those in that dining room. So not "a formal night" but formal evening if you want.

Also I lost 2 pounds just typing that post.

Surfguyxxx1 March 27th, 2014 09:52 AM

decisions decisions?????????????????

Donna March 27th, 2014 02:03 PM

Thanks SP,
Your post helped with the different menu's, dress code, etc....Yes, a lot of decisions, will be interesting to see how it all pans out. May cause a problem if folks pick the same place for an evening...may be a good idea to make resos?

seadog2 March 28th, 2014 12:41 PM

Looks like good eating ahead. Can't wait for my Quantum cruise in December. Restaurant hopping, sure, why not. Dynamic dining looks like fun. I can't wait.

SausPud March 28th, 2014 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by seadog2 (Post 1497702)
Looks like good eating ahead. Can't wait for my Quantum cruise in December. Restaurant hopping, sure, why not. Dynamic dining looks like fun. I can't wait.

I'm booked for July 2015 on Anthem so it would be great to compare the two ships. And to have your first hand opinions and experiences before I go. Enjoy.

beachbum13 March 28th, 2014 01:12 PM

I hope they do the Entertainment reveal before May 15th. Hard to make your dining reservations when your not sure what your entertainment schedule will be. The two sort of go hand in hand.

beachbum13 March 28th, 2014 01:18 PM

Hmmm.... 11 day cruise = a lot of planning.

I really hope that a lot of people do specialty dining! That way it will be easier to reschedule the MDR/free choices. The only specialty we really want to hit is Chops. I don't know just seems silly to me to spend a lot of money on specialty dining when there so many free choices. After all I paid for them! Plus it's not like we have ever gotten a bad meal at a MDR.

Plus with some dietary restrictions how do you know what your selections will be at these pricey places???

SausPud March 28th, 2014 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beachbum13 (Post 1497708)
I hope they do the Entertainment reveal before May 15th. Hard to make your dining reservations when your not sure what your entertainment schedule will be. The two sort of go hand in hand.

Also RCCL have NOT announced everything yet and more announcements to come. From just the deck plans there are at least 5 venues not revealed yet. So we need them and the entertainment or my choices might need changing again and again.

Surfguyxxx1 March 28th, 2014 03:03 PM

I think this is a fantastic idea. A nice change from the ordinary routine.

thecruisequeen March 28th, 2014 08:40 PM

I already planned my meals on Queen Quantum now I have to choose a week. :p

8 nights.....

5 nights at Grande
1. Scallops in Tuxedo
2. Fisherman's Catch
3. Sole Almondine
4. Fisherman's Catch
5. Salmon

1 night at Chic
1. Mediterranean Sea Bass

2 nights at Silk
1. Shanghai Lobster Tail
2. Shanghai Lobster Tail



Five formal nights at Grande...8-):p:-P And since no flight with baggage fees is needed I could pack all the formal dresses I want...SWEET!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::-P:twisted:LOLLOLLOLLOL

The menus are soooo awesome not only in the restaurants with a fee but the Complimentary ones too!!

Travelbuggs March 31st, 2014 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1497661)
Thanks SP,
Your post helped with the different menu's, dress code, etc....Yes, a lot of decisions, will be interesting to see how it all pans out. May cause a problem if folks pick the same place for an evening...may be a good idea to make resos?

Donna, from what I have read, there will be no other option but to book all your dinners well in advance. From my understanding, there is no walk up option. Also, Royal strongly encourages you to book each one and rotate, so if one is not your cup of tea, or you fall in love with one, it could be an issue. The venues sound lovely, but it is probably not for me. The fact that there is no longer a huge MDR that several hundred would go to each night, means the others will be in high demand. Going to be lots of unhappy folk who cannot get the time slot or venue they want most nights. As you said, it will be interesting!

SausPud March 31st, 2014 11:41 AM

I keep reading people disappointed with no MDR. The four big dining venues where a MDR would be fits over 1600. Average 430 per restaurant and with multiple time options available these 4 are your MDR. It's just split into four different options and you can rotate around just these four if you wish.

Manuel March 31st, 2014 06:54 PM

Since we have always signed up for traditional dining ( old fashioned ), it would seem strange to me to do something different.

Maybe my cruising days are coming to an end. :(

TM

thecruisequeen March 31st, 2014 10:44 PM

Not one bigger main dining room but a few smaller ones. Lobster tail is available at Silk every night. Formal night every night if you want it. :twisted::cool: At first I thought the menus at no charge dining was not going to be so good to get cruisers in the fee dining rooms. However not that case the menus with no charge are great!!

This may affect the waiters now with cruisers not having the same waiters for the duration of the cruise additional tipping may not happen as much.

Comet Cruiser April 1st, 2014 01:15 AM

Hi everyone,

We are booked on Quantum for next March the 12 night and there will be 8 of us going.

We don't always see each other during the day and we always found the MDR a great way to see each other and talk about our day in port etc.

The new Dynamic Dining will be interesting for sure, but like a previous poster mentioned, it will be difficult to reserve anything until the entertainment schedule is released. I'm sure they will post something soon ;) If we don't find something to eat there is always the 24 hour NEW Windjammer that serves all day breakfast :D

Gail
Comet Cruiser

seadog2 April 3rd, 2014 04:41 PM

I received a call from RCI inviting me to prebook all of my dining options for the Quantum early. It was stated that because I am Diamond Plus they are giving us an opportunity to book before the May 15th offering. I booked the Dynamic Dining menus. 11 nights and a different restaurant for most nights. I do have a couple of repeats. This is going to be fun.

felix_the_cat April 3rd, 2014 07:13 PM

This dining booking timing is getting to be a royal pain. I would advise anyone booked on Qof the S to phone RCL C&A desk and ask to do their bookings right now. My clients who are on Nov. 23, have now booked their dinner times. They were suppose to only allow a certain number but it's become a fiasco and now it seems anyone who calls is getting their times. Some are even full now.


Very poorly handled.


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