Alternative Dining onboard the Celebrity Eclipse
The Celebrity Eclipse arguably has some of the best speciality restaurants available at sea. Debuting in 2010, the Celebrity Eclipse was built from the ground-up to the a leader the alternative dining area with 4 superb specialty restaurants featured onboard the ship.
Light, healthy cuisine prepared the chef using natural reductions and sauteing are available at Blu. Beautiful salads, and entrees selections such as braised short ribs and halibut are on your menu. For Aquaclass guests onboard Celebrity Eclipse, there is no charge to dine at Blu. Specialty drinks, soft drinks, wine, and beer are at current menu prices. For all other guests, reservations are expected, and there is an additional nominal fee per diner at Blu.
Aft on Entertainment Deck, the Tuscan Grille menu includes grilled meats and seafood. Antipasti and Caesar Salads are prepared for you table side. The Tuscan Grille onboard the Celebrity Eclipse serves calamari and grilled veal chops as well as pasta selections. Reservations are required, and there is a 25 USD charge per diner. Smart casual attire, such as polo shirts and slacks for gentlemen, is expected at Tuscan Grille.
Created by Jaques Van Staden, this restaurant offers whimsical and extraordinary culinary creations concocted from commonly good food. Sushi presented as lollipops, and delectable meatballs of veal, beef, and turkey are among other menu favorites. Be prepared to savor the delicate seasonings, make your guacamole to taste with a mortar and pestle, and smile to your heart's content! There is a 40 USD charge per diner, and no reservations are required. At Qsine, casual clothing is fine, but swim wear and bare feet are not permitted.
Foie Gras, Escargots, Lobster Tail, Surf and Turf, and Dover Sole Veronique are exemplary of entrees on this multi course menu at Murano onboard the Celebrity Eclipse. Murano features French, Italian, and innovative American cuisine. Caviar is also available at market price. Smart casual dress is suggested, and reservations are required. There's a 35 USD charge per person. However, there is a 6 course wine pairing option for an additional 110 USD per guest.
Tips for all Specialty Restaurants onboard Celebrity Eclipse:
Tuscan Grille Restaurant Menu
Murano Restaurant Menu
Specialty restaurants have limited seating and you should make your reservations ahead of time when these are required, preferably just after booking on line and well before you board ship.
Call 800-722-5941 or contact Celebrity online at SpecialtyRestaurant@celebrity.com to make reservations up to 4 days before your sail date.
Specialty restaurants provide more intimate seating than the main dining room, and only reserve for parties of up to six guests.
Children 12 years or older are welcome.
The per diner fee does include gratuity.
How much should I tip at the alternative dining restaurants (Blu, Tuscan Grille, Qsine, Murano) on Celebrity Eclipse? 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.