The settings were welcoming as was the environment. Yes, there is romance here and yes, we were greeted gracefully. So what's the problem you ask? The service wasn't great at all. After placing our order, we waited for what seemed like an eternity for the food, starting with the appetizer. The intro, or pre-appetizer, which usually consists of breads and/or crackers, were dry and seemed to be from that morning. The salad didn't seem to be fresh but maybe was sitting outside of the fridge, and the main course wasn't something to brag about being bland and unimpressive in taste! I, as usual, had my seafood and my wife did as well. In addition, we waited over 30 minutes for our check.
I really wish I could brag about this place, but I can't and it would definitely be misleading to you if I did! Maybe at one time, when customers mattered, they were phenomenal. But not this time. I had some bad news to tell my friends when I got back home. There seems to be alot of competition growing between restaurants and Bogart's is falling through the cracks.
Maybe what once was isn't any longer.
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March 18, 2005
There was a fountain in the middle, and we had our own cozy round table that was semi-enclosed and very nice and romantic. It was formal dining, but in Cancun, nobody really dresses up.
Now, the food was even better. My wife got a juicy filet, while I had the lobster. Pricey, sure, but absolutely delicious. Oh, by the way, they have the best fresh bread too, especially the onion bread--mmm, good!
I only went there once but would like to go back there again. It was great for fine dining or a romantic occasion.
The only negative maybe is that there are no views of the sea.
From journal Cancun Fun, Sun, and Yes, It Is The Caribbean!
Long Beach, California
December 17, 2004
From journal One Week In Cancun, Mexico
November 18, 2004
From journal Family in Cancun
Elizabeth, New Jersey
November 5, 2003
From journal You Want The Truth About Cancun?
July 30, 2003
From journal Craving Cancun
by Coach Bear
May 27, 2002
As we entered the lobby, there were potted plants set on Persian carpets. We had a short wait to be seated, then were taken through three different dining areas to our table. The room which first caught my attention was one with a piano bar. A man was playing the piano, reminiscent of "Casablanca." We were seated in a room with very nice rugs, and high-backed 'wicker"-style chairs.
The maitre 'D was attentive, as were the three different waiters who appeared at different times to assist us with any needs. Sadly, my wife was not well that evening and had only a salad and a small glass of wine. I had a salad, lobster three ways, and the remainder of the wine. The food was delicious, but small in portions.
After the meal we were presented a photo that had been taken of us, for which we paid $20. Then we were presented with the bill. $128!!! I knew that the meal would be expensive, but little did I realize how much expense it would be. I think that what made the evening palatable was the fact that my wife was pleased with the extremely romantic atmosphere that we encountered at this restaurant.
If you want a romantic evening and do not care about the expense, this is your place. I recommend that you go to Christine's afterwards and take in the dancing.
From journal Cancun: City of Sun, Fun, and Romance
April 4, 2001
There are several rooms to choose from to eat, a Piano room where there is a grand piano and a pianist playing soft music. A fountain room has beautiful water fountains. A Chair room filled with large fan back chairs with soft cushions, this is the room we ate in. People go from table to table playing music and singing to you.
The food was very good, it was a bit expensive...but well worth every peso! A great atmosphere and good food, it is a must do!
From journal Memories of Cancun