On Royal Caribbean cruise ships there are plenty of dining options for whatever you feel like eating. If on your cruise you happen to be celebrating a special occasion, or want a romantic date night, 150 Central Park is the perfect place to go for dinner.
The upscale restaurant is on the Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Sea, Oasis of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. You’ll want to make your dinner reservations early, to ensure you get the chance to dine here. Unlike the regular dining hall, you don’t need to wait in line for your table, and the food is of much higher quality. Plus, because there are only a few tables inside it allows for a quieter dining experience.
The fixed priced restaurant is $45 a person for a 3-course meal, but well worth the price for the exceptional service and food you’ll have. It is possible to dine at 150 Central Park for a much lower price though. When I boarded my Royal Caribbean cruise on the first day of the journey, all the meal plans were on sale. Opting for a 4-night meal plan, it meant for 4 evening I got to dine at the paid restaurants for about half the regular price.
Your meal will begin with freshly baked bread, served with a variety of flavoured salts. The idea here is to put butter on your bread and sprinkle a bit of salt on top. I highly enjoyed trying all the different salt types.
For the appetizer, I highly recommend the tuna tartare which is prepared tableside. The raw tuna is served with pickled ginger, garlic aïoli, scallions, sesame seeds, and shrimp chips.
If raw fish isn’t your thing, then the duck confit is also excellent and comes with whipped cauliflower, sautéed greens, and a pear-raisin chutney.
For the entree, there is a variety to pick from, but I highly recommend the steak or short rib as both perfectly cooked.
I opted for the braised beef short rib which came with charred leeks, sweet potato purée, toasted walnuts and watercress. It was by far the best steak I had on the entire cruise.
Finally, I ended the meal with a bittersweet chocolate bourbon tart topped with cranberry chutney and chantilly cream.
Overall I couldn’t be happier with my dining experience at 150 Central Park which was extraordinary. If you are looking for a fine dining experience away from all the crowds, it is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic meal.