At a Glance:
Contrary to popular belief, the Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club is not reserved for the residents and guests of Sea Horse Ranch (an upscale gated community on the outskirts of Cabarete)
It’s open to the public and unquestionably one of the best restaurant atmospheres in the area.
The Beach Club sits perched on black coral cliffs overhanging the ocean, and is flanked by an adorable and secluded beach.
The dining room is sheltered from the hot sun by a traditional cana roof, and from the wind/spray by a glass railing. There are no walls here, you dine in the open ocean air, but in style.
It’s cozy chic, oozing with class but without the pretense.
String lights and candles soften up the evening atmosphere.
Be sure to check their events calendar for live music, usually some sort of jazz, which completes the Beach Club experience. Or for a quick taste, check out our “Minute Escape : Tropical Jazz Getaway” from the beach club.
Let’s just say we love this place so much we got married there. That’s how awesome it is. ;)
Although there are a few traditional Dominican plates on the menu, the food here is eclectic.
Ingredients have been freshly picked to create simple but tasty dishes with worldwide influences.
The carpaccios are to die for, and come in various selections of meats and fishes, topped with thin slices of real parmesan.
The kebabs and tuna meals are perfectly cooked.
The deserts are indulgent.
I could keep talking about their food for a while, but you could just check out their full menu instead.
Even if you’re not hungry for a full meal, you can also come enjoy the fresh and romantic atmosphere while enjoying a cocktail.
Service here is impeccable.
The Beach club is staffed with a completely Dominican and completely competent team. Service is taken seriously here, and your needs will be tended to in a caring professional manner.
Usually the dining room is not very full and service is intimate and quick.
However, we can personally attest to the staff still rocking hard when the going gets tough and the room fills up with party folk, as our wedding reception proved.
As a whole The Beach Club is a lovely place for lunch, magic for a sunset cocktail, exquisite for a romantic dinner for two, perfect for intimate group dinners, and oh so fun for drinks and live music.
It’s one of our favorite places to hang in the Dominican Republic, and our fave on the North coast. As surfers we might be biased by its seaside location, but really, who doesn’t love the sea?