5 Princess Restaurants That Every Cruiser Should Experience

Restaurant with hanging glass and tables when visit Harmony

The exceptional dining offered at Princess restaurants is a cut above the rest, even by cruise line specialty dining standards. The entire Princess experience is designed to make you feel like royalty, so it is fitting that their specialty restaurants bring the same opulence and exquisiteness that exudes from every corner of the ship. Whether you want to have a romantic candlelight dinner with your partner, or you just need a place to hang out with newly made friends in a casual environment, Princess cruise dining has an elevated restaurant experience that is sure to exceed your expectations.

Crown Grill: A Princess Restaurants Staple

Checkerboard floor with tables in Restaurant

First on our list of can’t-miss Princess restaurants is the sophisticated and refined kitchen of Crown Grill. This premium seafood and chop house serves perfectly-seared, top-of-the-line marbled cuts, along with exquisite seafood dishes and lush salads. The dining room carries a warm and inviting ambience that feels as cozy as it is classy, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. One highlight that makes this unique from other Princess cruise dining is their specialty salts that are served with your meal. These include the potent Hawaiian Black Salt, the robust and earthy Himalayan Mountain Pink Salt, and the Smoked Applewood Salt from the Yakima Valley of Washington state with its flavoring of sweet apple wood. You can enjoy this culinary experience for $39 per person on Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Sky Princess, and Sun Princess.

Harmony: Unique to Majestic Princess Restaurants

The next establishment on our list of Princess restaurants is a chic and elegant restaurant that is aptly named Harmony. Here they put a modern twist on traditional Asian dishes for a mix of flavors that take inspiration from across the continent and reimagine them for a contemporary palette. This Asian-fusion menu features many traditional offerings like sushi and sashimi, as well as succulent signature creations, such as miso-marinated sea bass or Thai chicken coconut curry. In order to dine at this innovative establishment, you will have to book a voyage on Majestic Princess, as that is the only Princess ship that offers it. At a price point of $29 per person, this rare Princess cruise dining experience is too tempting to pass up!

Bayou Cafe: A Taste of New Orleans at Sea

People eating and drinking at Bayou cafe on Princess

The Bayou Cafe, available on Coral Princess and Island Princess, brings the taste and essence of New Orleans to the Princess cruise dining experience. Here you can savor the zesty flavors of Creole and Cajun cuisine while enjoying live jazz performances that promise and deliver the soul of the South. Get a taste of classic Louisiana staples like spicy seafood gumbo and crispy fried chicken. Try dishes you won’t find at any other Princess restaurants, like cornmeal fried catfish. If it is comfort food you are after, then there is no better place than an authentic soul food kitchen like this. The price here is either $35 or $40 per person, depending on which ship you are on, but the love and care cooked into every bite is undeniably priceless!

For Casual Princess Restaurants: The Salty Dog Gastropub

People walking around Salty Dog Cafe.

Taking a break from the pomp and circumstance of the higher-end Princess restaurants, the Salty Dog Gastropub is our top pick for the more casual side of Princess cruise dining. This lively bar takes inspiration from iconic city dives, and elevates them with a touch of gourmet cooking thrown into their delectable bar staples. Here you can get juicy burgers stacked almost too high to bite into, creamy and indulgent lobster mac, savory beef short-rib poutine, and so much more. If you are looking for a place to unwind with friends and enjoy a couple of draft beers, this is the spot for you. The Salty Dog is offered on Discovery Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, and Ruby Princess, with a price tag of only $18.

Alfredo’s Pizzeria: The Best Pizza at Sea

Entrance to Alfredo with wood and chairs with lights and mirror

Finishing off our list of Princess restaurants is Alfredo’s Pizzeria, which is named after the former Master Chef of Princess, Alfredo Marzi. This is a world-class restaurant where highly-trained pizzaiolos craft made-to-order pizzas using only the best ingredients. The vibe in the dining room is casual and charming, and the open kitchen invites you to watch as skilled cooks piece together your custom hand-crafted pizza. Once you’ve experienced this authentic Italian eatery, you will immediately understand why it was voted “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA TODAY. Alfredo’s is offered on Discovery Princess, Grand Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Sky Princess at a price point of $14.99, although Princess Plus and Princess Premier guests can dine for free!

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