Alternative Restaurants onboard the Norwegian Spirit
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE DINING ON THE NORWEGIAN SPIRIT:
For all alternative restaurants on the Norwegian Spirit, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later. This can be accomplished by visiting the reservations desk, open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, a day in advance of your plans. You may also call each restaurant directly after 5:30pm.
Norwegian Spirit's Cagney's Steakhouse offers steakhouse specialties in an elegant atmosphere. Look forward to Lobster Bisque, Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad, and Iceberg Lettuce Wedges among soups and salads. Main courses include lamb chops, veal chops, 16 ounce T-bone steaks, prime rib, 14 ounce rib eye steaks, and filet mignon. There's Rotisserie chicken, and for seafood fans the menu features Atlantic Salmon Oscar, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and grilled Ahi Tuna Steak. Whole Lobster, Surf & Turf, and a massive 24 ounce Porterhouse Steak are house specials. This restaurant receives high praise for rib-eyes! Lobster is available for current menu price. Cagney's Steakhouse is located on Norwegian Spirit's Deck 7. There is a 25USD per person charge for dining at Cagney's Steakhouse.
La Trattoria Italian Restaurant:
La Trattoria Italian Restaurant on Norwegian Spirt is located on Deck 12. La Trattoria serves traditional Italian. Antipasti, bean soup, Minestrone Soup, and salads are starters. With a selection of pastas and sauces, you can choose your own first course. For pizza, there's also a create your own as well as three house specialties. Second course menu items include Veal Marsala, vegetarian manicotti, chicken parmesan, and Salmon Francesca accompanied by side dishes. Macadamia nut ice cream, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate velvet cake, and Tiramisu are dessert choices. The La Trattoria restaurant receives good guest reviews for food quality. Per person charge for dining at Norwegian Spirit's La Trattoria restaurant 10USD.
Le Bistro french restaurant on Norwegian Spirit does an excellent job serving traditional and contemporary French cuisine. There are cold appetizers such as lettuce with vinaigrete, lobster & scallop martini, and chilled halibut. Goat cheese tarts, steamed mussels in white wine, and Escargots Bourguinonne are featured warm appetizers. Soups include French Onion and Cream of Mushroom, and grilled Turbot fillet, shrimo encrusted salmon, braised short ribs, and duck l'orange are among main entrees. Of course there's a selection of cheeses, apple tarts, crÃ¨me brulee, and chocolate mousse for dessert, but we suggest the fruit & chocolate fondue. This restaurant receives great guest reviews. There's a 20USD per person charge at Le Bistro, but be prepared for another 10USD per person for lobster. Norwegian Spirit's Le Bistro restaurant is located on Deck 6.
Shogun Asian restaurant on Norwegian Spirit is located on Deck 7. Shogun is your place for sophisticated Asian cuisine. Miso Soup, Peking Duck Crepes, and Mandarin Prawn Salad are just a few of the starters. There are noodle and rice selections including Wok dishes, Pad Thai, and Lo Mein. Seared Ahi Tuna, Szechuan Beef, Spicy Seafood Hot Pots, Tofu and Vegetables, and Chicken with Snow Peas number among main entree selections, but you can also opt for individual entree choices such as Seafood Diablo and Chicken Yakisoba. Norwegian Spirit's Shogun restaurant has teppanyaki entree selections and Ginza Entree combinations. For dessert, there's ginger crÃ¨me brulee, Thai Banana Pancakes, Green Tea Ice Cream, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. There's a 15USD charge per person to dine at Shogun. According to guests, that surcharge is worth every penny!
Sushi and Sake Bar:
The Sushi Bar on Norwegian Spirit offers a nice selection of sushi which is by most counts better than grocery store quality but not superior. The Norwegian Spirit Sushi Bar is also a great place for sake! All drinks are at current menu prices, and there's a 15USD per person charge to dine at the Sushi Bar. The Sushi Bar is located in the Shogun restaurant on Norwegian Spirit's Deck 7.
A Teppanyaki grill is offered on Norwegian Spirit. The Teppanyaki is located within the Shogun Restaurant on Deck 7. Teppanyaki provides you dinner with style as chefs prepare your menu selections on the classic griddle. The Teppanyaki on the Norwegian Star receives sterling guest reviews for the overall dining experience including food quality, but be warned that Teppanyaki only seats up to 10 guests. Reserving early is imperative! There's a 25USD per person charge to dine at the Norwegian Star's Teppanyaki grill.
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Tips for the Alternative Dining Restaurants on Norwegian Spirit:
Casual attire is fine and very much in keeping with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle cruising. We do suggest no shorts or jeans after 6:00pm.
For all alternative restaurants, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later.
Hours open are based upon itinerary.
Per person dining charges do not include specialty drinks, beer, and wine.
How much should I tip at the Alternative Dining Restaurants (Cagney's Steakhouse, La Trattoria Italian Restaurant, Le Bistro, Shogun Asian, Sushi and Teppanyaki) on the Norwegian Spirit? 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. If the service is exceptional, giving the waiter $5 per person would be most appreciated.