On the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas, you have plenty of dining options to try on your cruise. To help you best decide on where to eat on your cruise, I’ll break down the free and paid dining options.
Free Dining Options On The Harmony Of The Seas
Main Dining Room
The main dining room is on decks 3, 4, and 5 which each deck has a unique decor and name. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can dine here for every meal if you wish. For the cruise, you’ll be assigned one of the floors and can only eat on the main dining room on that floor.
You’ll also be given the option to select a set dining time or my time dining where you can have dinner whenever you want within the set dining time frame. I strongly recommend doing a set dining time, as if you do my time dining, you will be stuck lining up every time at dinner until a table is free. I personally found the flexibility to dine whenever was offset by waiting in line. Moreover, I prefer to have the same waiter throughout the cruise, as they get to know you over the cruise, and it often means a better dining experience.
For dinner, the menu will always be an appetizer, entree, and dessert and you’ll be able to preview the menu in advance on the TV in your room. The menu for the entire week will be available for dinner. I found this very useful, as on nights there was nothing that I was really excited about anything on the menu I’d opt for specialty dining instead. For dinner, it was often the same appetizer, entree, and dessert each day, with 2-3 new items added per course. There also would be 2-3 main dishes that you could pay an additional cost for, such as the lobster.
Park Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and is a great spot to go for a cup of coffee and a healthy meal. Here you can enjoy custom-made salads, sandwiches or bagels. It is a great spot to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the outdoor patio.
Sorrento is an excellent spot to order a slice of pizza (or even gluten-free pizza). The pizza here was fantastic, and even when there was a long line the line always moved very quickly. The pizzeria is open late, so this restaurant makes a great spot to grab a spot to eat late at night.
Boardwalk Dog House
The Boardwalk Dog House offers a variety of hot dogs to enjoy. Hot dog options include the Wunderdog (veal hot dog), the Big Apple (chicken dog with bits of apple served on a baguette), the German (pork hot dog served on caraway seed baguette), The Coney Island Dog (all beef kosher hot dog on a traditional bun), and The Sicilian (pork hot dog with garlic, Italian spices and paprika baguette. Side orders of sauteed onions sauteed mixed peppers and sauerkraut.
Cafe Promenade is the cafe that is open all day. Here you can enjoy free coffee, teas, pastries, and sandwiches. They also offer specialty coffees like lattes and espressos for an additional cost.
This is the main buffet on the Harmony of the Seas, where you can go to enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here you can find cuisine from around the world, carving stations, gluten-free food and an impressive array of desserts.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet area is much smaller than the Windjammer Marketplace and offers healthier meals.
Located near the pool, Mini Bites offers foods like nachos or hot dogs for those craving a quick bite. This area is rather popular with children and teenagers for lunch.
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Paid Dining Options On The Harmony Of The Seas
When I went on Harmony of the Seas, on the first day of the cruise they were offering a dinner package where you could pay a set price per person to enjoy either 2, 3 or 4 meals at one of the paid restaurants. This package also included 40% any wine purchased which using your “dinner package”. Included in the deal with Jamie’s Italian, Wonderland, Chops Grill, Izumi (tepanyaki not included), and 150 Central Park. The package was only available on the first day of the cruise, and was advertised in the restaurants, and could be purchased at any of the restaurants. I highly recommend the deal, as it saves you tons of money, and allows you to try some of the extraordinary dining experiences for a fraction of the cost.
Foodies, if you are a fan of Jamie Oliver you need to visit Jamie’s Italian which offers family-style Italian food. Here you can savor rustic Italian dishes and fantastic homemade pasta. The casual restaurant is perfect for groups as you can split an antipasto board before your meal. The quality of the food and overall experience was wonderful.
No cruise on the Harmony of the Seas would be complete without dinner at Wonderland. Here the restaurant is designed around Alice and Wonderland, with a whimsical theme. Dinner is a blind tasting where every course is based upon a certain element. Expect to be left speechless by beautiful plating, and innovative dishes.
Izumi is a Japanese restaurant where half is teppanyaki (cook in front of you), and the other half is for sushi. Tapanyaki is always a fun experience, as it is like getting dinner and a show in one as you watch the chef grill the vegetable, fish, and meat in front of you.
Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Sabor is a Mexican restaurant where you can enjoy tacos, quesadillas, and ceviche. Offering a large outdoor patio it makes a nice spot to relax and enjoy some tacos and a margarita.
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Chops Grill is an American steakhouse where you can enjoy high-quality beef or seafood such as Maine lobster.
150 Central Park
150 Central Park is the perfect spot to enjoy a luxurious dining experience. The menu, developed famed Miami restaurateur Michael Schwartz focuses on locally sourced ingredients. This is the most upscale restaurant on the ship.