Cafe Luna

Intimate, romantic, and offering great food and service, Café Luna is a Mediterranean-style gem with a rooftop setting that sets it apart. The view is spectacular, with starry, elegant hanging lights and softly gleaming lanterns on the tables, complementing gently rolling turquoise waves of the beach below.

Café Luna is perched atop Little Arches, a small luxury boutique hotel in Enterprise, across from the locally tagged ‘Miami Beach.’ Adults-only, the 10-room property features eclectic décor, beautiful gardens, and the very cozy feel of a home away from home. Daytime, the terra cotta tiled rooftop has strategically placed comfy couches and hammocks for guests to do a spot of reading’about the most active they get. Part of the hotel’s charm, pretty mosaic tiles in accent designs abound.

At night, though, food takes center stage, and the restaurant earns high marks from Zagat for eclectic food among other categories. The chef, Mark de Gruchy, affectionately known as ‘Moo,’ based on his childhood nickname, calls the cuisine ‘pan-tropical,’ which apparently means a fusion of Caribbean, Asian and Mediterranean flavors. His philosophy of cooking is simple, fresh, quality, so menus change at least twice weekly, depending on what fresh ingredients are available.

Recent offerings from Chef Moo include fresh tuna paillards seared with a peppercorn crust, grilled octopus salad with sundried tomatoes and grilled sweet peppers, and chicken livers sautéed with roasted apples and a port wine demi glace. His classical kitchen uses typical French cooking techniques, with everything made from scratch.

  • Check in at the cute reception area before proceeding to the roof for dinner. Chef Moo’s Giant Crazy Rolls are in high demand on the restaurant’s sushi nights, Thursday and Friday, and lobster is served when it’s catching, so ask ahead.
  • Want the most coveted table’ Book Table 3, in the corner overlooking the sea.
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