Reflection's main dining room is the two-level Opus
Dining Room. Done in a contemporary style, it is
nonetheless one of the more impressive cruise ship dining
rooms. As on all the Solstice ships, at one end is the
glistening metallic wine tower while at the other is a
glamorous staircase. Overhead is a huge chandelier.
The Opus is open for breakfast (every day) and lunch (sea
days) on an open seating basis. In the evenings, there is
both a traditional two-seating dining system and a flexible
On one of the sea days, an extensive buffet brunch is
The Murano Restaurant may well be the most elegant specialty
restaurant at sea. It is similar in concept (and menu) to the Normandie
Restaurant on Celebrity Summit (see review), the Ocean Liners Restaurant
on Celebrity Constellation (see review) and its namesake Murano
Restaurant on Celebrity Century (see review). The menu is Mediterranean
inspired and includes several dishes that are prepared net to the table. As
an option, Murano also offers a seven-course wine pairing menu. It is
sophisticated gourmet dining. A cover charge applies (See review).
Although Qsine has been around since 2010 when it
premiered on Celebrity Eclipse, it remains unlike any
restaurant you will find on any other cruise line. It is
entirely non-traditional. At Qsine, guided by your server,
you order a series of items, all unusual in their
conception such as sushi lollipops and Kobe beef sliders.
The items keep coming and are shared amongst the table.
None of the items is very big but by the end of the meal,
you know that you have eaten heartily.
The decor of the room is similarly avant garde with
unmatched chairs surrounding each table. Also unusual
is the digital menu on an Apple iPad. A cover charge
THE MAIN DINING ROOM
AQUA CLASS DINING
Reflecton's specialty coffee and a pastry bar is Café Al
Bacio on Deck Five (above). A satellite version of Cafe
Al Bacio, Il Secondo Bacio is in the Oceanview Cafe
(above right). Directly opposite the original cafe on
Deck Five is the Gelateria (Italian ice cream) (below).
There is a charge for the coffees and for the ice cream.
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Within the Solarium is the Aquaspa
Café,(not shown) which offers healthy
alternatives. Meanwhile, the Mast
Grill (right) offers hamburgers and
other traditional poolside fare on the
Reflection's buffet restaurant is the Oceanview Café.
TReflectingIn consideration of the ship's larger
passenger capacity, this venue has been increased by
118 seats over its counterparts on the prior Solstice
As on the earlier ships, the room is designed around
islands, which serve as food stations. This is done so
that the guest can come directly up to the spot where the
item the guest wants is located rather than stand in a
traditional cafeteria line and wait until the line passes
the item that the guest is interested in having. Since the
concept envisions that access to the food stations will be
easier than in a cafeteria line and thus the guest can
come back if he/she wants more or something
additional, there are no trays to pile high with food that
you may or may not want when you sit down. Instead,
there are only dishes.
The Tuscan Grille is Celebrity's answer to the steakhouse specialty restaurants
offered by other cruise lines. Tuscan combines the popular steakhouse concept
with equally popular elements of Italian cuisine. The room is less formal than
Murano but situated at the back of the ship, it offers scenic views over the ship's
wake. A cover charge applies. Tuscan is also open to certain levels of the
Captain's Club program for continental breakfast.
Blu is the assigned restaurant for guests
staying in Aqua class staterooms and
suites. These accomodations have a link
to the ship's spa and so Blu offers "clean
cuisine" with a Mediterranean influence.
But do not mistake this venue for the
stereotype of a health food restaurant. It
easily qualifies as a fine dining venue
with the variety of its menu offerings, the
preparation and the service.
Reflecting the new Auaclass suites, Blu's
capacity has been increased by 24 seats
over its counterpart on Silhouette.
The Bistro on Five offers
crepes, paninis, salads and
desserts from daybreak until
midnight. There is a nominal
The Lawn Club Grill debuted on Celebrity Silhouette and due to
its popularity there has been brought to Celebrity Reflection.
Opening out onto the ship's grass lawn, it has a summertime
atmosphere. Guests can get into barbecue mode by grilling their own
steaks and making their own pizza. However, it is just as appropriate
to have the restaurant's chefs prepare the meal. A cover charge
The Porch is located just off of
the ship's lawn and is sheltered
from the elements by a glass roof
and partitions. The furnishings
help to give it a beach club feel.
It features paninis, sandwiches
and desserts. A nominal cover
Celebrity seeks to provide a
"food as art" experience for
guests. Accordingly, Reflection
offers a wide variety of dining
options in often visually stunning
settings. (See our Celebrity
Reflection menus page)