Crown Grill, Share by Curtis Stone, Salty Dog Gastropub, Chef's Table, Crab Shack, and Ultimate Balcony Dining on the Emerald Princess
From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM on Promenade Deck, the Crown Grill on the Emerald Princess offers classic five star steak house dining. Dark wood panels and soft lighting combine to give the Crown an elegant yet intimate setting. Your menu combines traditional steak house fare with a nice selection of seafood. Appetizers include Black Tiger Prawns, Pine Coated Lamb Loin Carpaccio, Sea Scallops and Pan Seared Foie Gras, and Mediterranean inspired lobster cakes.
Shrimp and Pancetta Bisque, Onion Soup, and Marinated Goat's Cheese with Tomatoes exemplify soups and salads. Grilled Tiger Prawns, Maine Lobster Tails, the Mussel Pot, and Wild Black Striped Bass are among seafood selections. Daily fresh lobster is available for an additional charge which is currently 9 USD per diner. Other main menu features are Sterling Silver blackened beef chops, Sterling Silver pork chops, New Zealand Lamb Rack, double thick New York Strip Steaks, Rib-Eye Steaks, Kansas City Strip Steaks, filet mignon, and 22 oz. Porterhouse Steaks. If there's room for dessert, we suggest the Pastry chef's sampling of featured desserts, the Seven Layer S'Mores Stack, or the Wild Berry and Apple Cobbler.
This restaurant receives outstanding guest reviews for food quality and staff service. We suggest the porterhouse steak and the filet mignon.
Reservations are required, and, you should make them as soon as possible as Crown Grill will sell out on most evenings. The per person charge is 29 USD for adults and children over 12. For children 3 to 12 years old, the per person charge is 21.75 USD.
Share by Curtis Stone:
World renowned Chef Curtis Stone has created Share, which is focused upon the joy that brings people together via delicious cuisine! Located port side and aft on Sun Deck. and open from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Share on the Emerald Princess offers two menus that feature a memorable, delectable six course dining extravaganza. One of these two menus exclusively features vegetarian cuisine- Pantaleo Cheese with accompaniments exemplifies course one, followed by course two- your choice of two salads (romaine leaf salad with caraway buttermilk dressing or Tomatoes and Burrata). Course three consists of a vegetarian pasta dish. A soup, such as White Corn Veloute, is the fourth course. A main dish, Mushroom Ragu for example, is the fifth course. The last course is your choice of one of three desserts, such as a Citron Tart, Toffee Cheesecake, or Dark Chocolate Cremeux. Starters on the omnivorous menu include a choice of Pataleo Cheese or aged San Daniele Prosciutto with Castelvetrano Olives. Course two salads include romaine leaf salad with caraway buttermilk dressing, Tomatoes and Burrata, or poached prawns. Pork ravioli or Ricotta Cavatelli exemplify third course pasta selections. For the fourth course, most entrees are from the sea, to include poached lobster tail, Steelhead Trout, or scallops. Lamb Loin, Strip Loin Steak, and Duck Leg Confit are examples of fifth course entrees, and sixth course dessert choices are identical to the vegetarian menu. The per person charge for Share is 39 USD.
Salty Dog Gastropub:
In partnership with Chef Ernesto Uchimura, the Salty Dog Gastropub on the Emerald Princess takes and tweaks pub favorites into gourmet cuisine. The grilled cheese sandwich is composed of Emmenthal and Gruyere and served with creamed white tomato soup. The menu also includes Lobster Mac & Cheese, Wild Mushroom Saute, Beef Short Rib Poutine, Maryland-style Jumbo Lump Crabcake, and the (very) decadent "Ernesto." The "Ernesto" is a burger made from ground rib eye, grilled pork belly, and other goodies including Gruyere, carmelized Kimchi, beer battered jalapeno,and charred onion aioli. The Salty Dog Gastropub is in the Wheelhouse Bar on Promenade Deck from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and the per person charge is 19 per person. On board reservations are recommended.
On certain nights in the Horizon Court Buffet on the Emerald Princess, the Crab Shack offers a simple but delectable menu. Shrimp and Hushpuppies and Manhattan Clam Chowder are typically on the menu for the appetizer and soup options. Four main entrees options include the "Mud Bug" boil, a clam, mussel, and shrimp pot, Steamed Shrimp and Alaskan King Crab Legs, and a "Royal Boil" (King Crab, Snow Crab, shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Kielbasa Sausage and New Potatoes and Corn on the Cob). The per person charge is 20 USD per person.
Chef's Table, designed for foodies, is your gourmet experience on the Emerald Princess! Your chef prepares a multiple course meal paired with wines that perfectly complement each entree. What your chef prepares will be an epicurean delight, and will be totally determined by your host. It should be noted, however, that special dietary restrictions are accommodated when advance notice is given. The Chef's Table occurs up to two times per cruise, and it's announced in the Princess Patter. This is a very popular event with limited seating. To be a guest at the Chef's Table, you'll be asked to sign a document indicating you have not had a gastrointestinal illness in the last 48 hours. You will also be asked to wear a white lab jacket in the galley. Shorts and open toed shoes are not permitted. The Chef's Table has a per person charge of 95 USD per person (80 USD per person without wine), and is located in a "curtained area" in a main dining room. Enjoy!
Ultimate Balcony Dining:
For select staterooms, you may choose elegant dining in the privacy of your own balcony. Breakfast consists of selections including chilled shrimp with papaya relish, tropical fruit salad, warm eggs, specialty pastries, tomato pie with cheese gratin, and French champagne. For dinner, fresh flowers, cocktails, four courses of gourmet entrees, and champagne are served by attentive staff. Breakfast hours are from 7:00am to 11:00am, and dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. This service is available only on specified days at sea. Call when aboard for reservations. A nominal fee is charged for Ultimate Balcony Dining on Emerald Princess. While some sources recommend formal attire for dinner, we suggest you check with staff when making your reservations once aboard ship.
Tips for Specialty Restaurants on Emerald Princess:
Crown Grill Menu on Princess Cruises
Reservations are required for Crown Grill and Share, and we strongly suggest you make these arrangements as soon as possible once you are aboard your Princess cruise.
You may call in your reservation preferences by selecting the dining button on your room phone or by contacting the Maitre D'.
Princess tends to honor guest requests on a first come, first serve basis, and this includes any changes in your dining plans.
Specialty restaurant charges do not include specialty drinks, soft drinks, wine, or beer as these are at current menu prices.
You will be most comfortable in formal attire when dining in either specialty restaurant.
How much should I tip at the Crown Grill and Share on the Emerald Princess? 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.