Alternative Dining onboard Celebrity Equinox
Light, healthy cuisine prepared by chefs using natural reductions and sautÃ©ing are available at Blu. Beautiful salads, and entrees selections such as braised short ribs and halibut are on your menu. This restaurant excellent guest reviews for food quality and service. For Aquaclass guests, there is no charge, but 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. Reservations are based solely upon availability.
Aft on Entertainment Deck, the Tuscan menu includes grilled meats and seafood. Antipasti and Caesar Salads are prepared for you table side. While there are only a few traditional pasta choices, The Tuscan Grille serves excellent Tuscan Onion Soup and veal chops. This restaurant provides great staff service and superb cuisine. Reservations are required, and there is a 45 USD charge per diner. Smart casual attire, such as polo shirts and slacks for gentlemen, is expected at the Tuscan Grille.
Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine is on the menu. This Silk Harvest by all counts is worth the specialty restaurant charge! There is a 30 USD charge per diner, and no reservations are required. At Silk Harvest, casual clothing is fine, but swim wear and bare feet are not permitted.
Foie Gras, Escargots Torttellini, Lobster Tail, Surf and Turf, Rack of Lamb, Scallops Wellington Style, and Dover Sole Veronique are exemplary of entrees on this multi course menu featuring French, Italian, and innovative American cuisine. The Goat Cheese Souffle is excellent, as is the 6 course wine pairing feast. Caviar is also available at market price.
The Murano restaurant receives superior guest reviews for food quality and has excellent staff service. Smart casual dress is suggested, and reservations are required. At Murano, there is a 45 USD charge per person, with a 6 course wine pairing option for an additional 110 USD per guest.
Tips for all Specialty Restaurants onboard Celebrity Equinox:
Celebrity Equinox Tuscan Grille Dinner Menu
Celebrity Equinox Silk Harvest Dinner Menu
Celebrity Equinox Murano Dinner Menu
Specialty restaurants have limited seating and you should make your reservations ahead of time, 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, Silk Harvest, Murano) on Celebrity Equinox? 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.