Alternative Dining on Jewel of the Seas - Chops Grille and Portofino Italian Restaurant
Located on Deck 6, classic five star dining at Chops Grille on Jewel of the Seas awaits you. Perfect for special occasions, your wine list at Chops Grille is the best to be found on your cruise! Tuna Tartarre and crab cakes are among appetizers, and your main entree choices include Filet Mignon, a variety of cuts of steak, lamb chops, prime rib, and fish. On your cruise, this restaurant receives among the best guest reviews for staff service and delicious food. Desserts on your menu include the Mississippi Mud Pie and Apple Pudding.
The Chops Grille is one of the most popular restaurants onboard Jewel of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Chops Grille will sell out. You can make reservationa as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.
There is a charge per diner to dine at Chops Grille. The charge is $39 USD per diner.
The Portofino Restaurant:
Also on Deck 6, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, The Portofino Italian Restaurant on Jewel of the Seas provides you a nice selection of Italian treats in the tradition of Italian trattorias, the classic family restaurant. Caprese, fried calamari, and carpaccio, are among your Il primo selections. Look forward to seafood and veal as well as pasta for main entree choices, and great scenic views. Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce, Tiger Shrimp Risotto, and the Tiramisu are all highly recommended by guests.
The Portofino is one of the most popular restaurants onboard Jewel of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Portofino will sell out. You can make reservationa as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.
There is a charge per diner to dine at Portofino. The charge is $20 USD per diner.
Tips for Chops Grille and Portofino on Jewel of the Seas :
Menu for Chops Grille on Royal Caribbean
Chops Grille is available for dinner by reservation only. We recommend making your pre-confirmation reservations online (during the check-in process) or with Royal Caribbean's Ship Services as soon as possible after booking.
You may make your reservations the first day of your cruise, but with this option your choices will probably be limited. Royal Caribbean offers special reservations packages before you board, which include booking reservations for Chops Grille.
This is a dinner only experience from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Chops Grille and you'll feel most comfortable at the supper club in elegant attire on formal evenings, but otherwise smart casual is suggested.
There is no smoking in Chops Grille. The 39 USD fee per diner does include gratuity.
Specialty drinks, beer, wine, and soft drinks can be purchased from the current bar menu ar both restaurants.
The Portofino has limited seating and you should make your reservations ahead of time as recommended for Chops Grille.
The 20 USD per diner does include gratuity, and smart casual clothing is suggested. Tank tops and bare feet are not permitted.
How much should I tip at The Portofino Restaurant and Chops Grille on Jewel of the Seas? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. An appropriate amount is to estimate the value of the meal you ordered if you ordered it on land and tip 15-20% based on that cost. If you feel that the value of the meal was $50 were you to order it in a land-based restaurant, you should tip $7.50-$10. It is certainly your discretion not to tip, but, the waiters serving you are some of the best on the ship and should be rewarded if they provided you with an exceptional dining experience.