Brilliance of the Seas Main Dining Room
Welcome to our Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Dining guide! Here you'll find information at a glance, including Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Dining Times and Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Menu selections. Cuisine ranges from casual basics such as sandwiches, salads, and pizza to gourmet fare.
You may choose between My Time Dining, early dinner (6:15 PM), or late dinner (8:30 PM) seating when you make your cruise reservation. With My Time Dining, you are welcome to show-up at any time to be seated for dinner. However, it is advised that you inform the Maître D' of your preferred dining time earlier in the day, or, set a consistent time with the Maître D' on the first day of your cruise. If you show-up and you have not set a dining time previously, you may have a short wait until a table becomes available.
The Minstrel Main Dining Room:
Located aft on Decks 4 and 5, golden columns surround a dome of light in this classically appointed, two tiered main dining room. Your menu varies daily, and always includes Chef signature entrees, as well as vegetarian, beef, seafood, chicken, and continental selections. Soups and salads are among starters, and there's always the dessert menu to finish your lunch or dinner. The main dining room menu features Ship Shape entrees for the diet conscious. Some guest reviews suggest you'll be happiest with the lobster at the Portofino. The small portions and variety of food in this main dining room have been criticized. Also, tables for two are scarce.
Tips for the main dining room on Brilliance of the Seas:
Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am. Lunch is from noon to 2:00pm. Early dinner time is 6:15pm, and the late dinner is 8:30pm. Reservations for dinner are required, and it's best to make your dining choices during your booking process. No reservations are required for breakfast or lunch. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted. For gentlemen, nice shirts and shorts are acceptable but smart casual such as slacks and polo style shirts are more appropriate at dinner time. You'll be most comfortable in elegant attire for formal evenings. Meals are no cost, but special beverages, wines, beer, and soft drinks may be purchased via current bar menu. When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference. While the main dining room of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas offers meals with some good reviews, dining at its finest is at Chops Grille. We highly suggest you plan at least one evening to include this experience. More about Chops Grille follows the Royal Caribbean's My Time dining described next.
Throughout your Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas cruise, you'll be able to savor cuisine as you wish on your time! From 6:00pm to 9:30pm, the main dining room provides first come, first serve seating. You may choose My Time, early dinner, or late dinner during your booking process. My Time dining may be opted once aboard, or just you can just show up. Guest reviews suggest you'll be happiest with your dining accommodations by making all dining reservations online when booking your cruise. Royal Caribbean is sensitive to special dietary concerns, including gluten free entrees, but it's best to make special arrangements earlier than later. There may be a wait time for My Time seating.
+++ Menu for The Minstrel Dining Room on the Brilliance of the Seas
My Time Dining on Brilliance of the Seas
Throughout your Brilliance of the Seas cruise, you'll be able to savor cuisine as you wish on your time! From 5:45pm to 9:30pm, both main dining rooms provide first come, first serve seating. Wait time is usually 20 minutes, and parties of ten plus may be accommodated at different tables. All tips / the tipping policy for the main dining room does apply. Check out our article on Royal Caribbean's My Time Dining for additional information.