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Norwegian Encore Restaurant Menus and Dining Guide – Specialty Restaurants
Q Texas Smokehouse (Deck 6)
What goes better with some southern style brisket or baby-back ribs? How about some live country music. At Q Texas Smokehouse, you can enjoy some southern comfort food, then join the hoedown afterwards with some country tunes and dancing. In addition, this specialty restaurant is part of the Specialty Dining Package. Likewise, those not on the package will have to pay a la carte prices. With savory selections like smoked beef brisket, pork spareribs, mac and cheese, and banana pudding, the costs are certainly worth it.
Teppanyaki (Deck 6)
This Japanese-style hibachi steakhouse is a specialty restaurant that offers a multi-course menu with a flat fee price of $39 (+20% service charge). Entree selections range from chicken, steak, and shrimp. In addition, all meals including soup, salad, fried rice, grilled vegetables, and dessert. This is a staple Norwegian Cruise Line restaurant. Whenever we have dined at Teppanyaki, the food was as good as the culinary show!
Cagney’s Steakhouse (Deck 8)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature steakhouse is a carnivore’s go-to specialty restaurant. Similarly, the restaurant is part of the Specialty Dining plan. Of course, you can choose to pay a la carte. On this ship Cagney’s offers both al fresco seating on the Waterfront and indoor accommodations. Menu items like the perfectly seared filet, veal chop, or jumbo shrimp cocktail are paired with a wide selection of sides and desserts. We have never left this venue hungry, and we doubt you will either.
Los Lobos (Deck 8)
The menu at Norwegian Cruise Line’s upscale Mexican restaurant, Los Lobos, highlights classic Mexican dishes with a modern twist. For instance, the venue offers guacamole prepared table-side, Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos, and Mesquite Smoked Chicken Quesadillas. The specialty dining plan is accepted at the restaurant or you can pay a la carte. Couple the exquisite menu with handcrafted margaritas, and you have one festive night out.
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Ocean Blue (Deck 8)
Fresh seafood and ocean views come together for one epic evening at Ocean Blue. For instance there is a wide selection of appetizers and entrees. Among some of our favorites are the sauteed calamari and clam chowder, as well the surf and turf and a fisherman’s platter. Dine with or without the Specialty Dining package at this elegant and nautically decorated venue. However, if you choose to use the dining plan, there is an additional dining package supplement for some items on the menu.
Onda by Scarpetta (Deck 8)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Italian restaurant, Onda by Scarpetta has debuted on Norwegian Encore. The venue offers several modern Italian dishes like fresh pasta, mouthwatering seafood, and timeless desserts. Subsequently, you will certainly want to dine at this brand new restaurant during your cruise. It’s a good thing that the Specialty Dining Package is accepted as you will want to sample selections from every course. Likewise, for a more romantic evening, you should consider dining on the Waterfront.
Food Republic (Deck 8)
One of our favorite restaurants on Norwegian Cruise Line is Food Republic. This fusion restaurant combines different culinary traditions and cooking styles. The bright, funky design offers patrons ocean views while dining at the restaurant. Most importantly, guests using a Norwegian Cruise Line Specialty Dining Package at Food Republic can order up to four items each. Additional items will be charged a la carte.
Tee items range from sushi and handheld bites like the firecracker shrimp. In addition, the menu features shareable plates, a grill, and noodles and rice. Therefore, there are plenty of delicious items to choose from on the menu. Oh, you will need to save room for the green tea jar too.
Le Bistro (Deck 17)
French cuisine with some of the best views of the ocean are available at Le Bistro. The restaurant is in a new location (like sister ship Norwegian Bliss) on Deck 17. Subsequently, this location provides a more open, yet intimate space for cruisers looking to celebrate a special evening. The menu includes some of the restaurant’s favorites like the Coq Au Vin and profiteroles for dessert. Of course, the Specialty Dining Package is accepted and is a great value as dinner can be quite pricey at this a la carte restaurant.
Norwegian Encore Restaurant Menus and Dining Guide – Main Dining Room
Norwegian Encore offers the cruise line’s traditional Freestyle approach to dining. There are three main dining rooms which all offer the same nightly menu. Savor and Taste are located aft on Deck 6, while the more upscale Manhattan Room is located on Deck 7. The menu selections change each evening with a list of standard options available every night. Savor and Taste are open for breakfast and select days for lunch, as well as dinner.
The Manhattan Room is only open for dinner. Reservations can be made in advance (for dinner) or you can choose to just walk up to a venue whenever you want to dine. Keep in mind, there might be a short wait like any restaurant on land.
Norwegian Encore Restaurant Menus and Dining Guide – Casual Eats and Snacks
Cocos (Deck 6)
Chocolate lovers have a place to indulge in all things sweet on Norwegian Encore. At Coco’s, your confectionery favorites come in all varieties including bonbons, crepes, outrageous milkshakes and sundaes, and even a chocolate fondue fountain. You may have to show some self-restraint because you could simply lose yourself in these sweet surroundings. Coco’s a la carte menu is an up-charge, and the venue is open most days until late.
Dessert Menu (note, this is a large file)
Starbucks (Deck 6)
The Starbucks menu on Norwegian Encore offers all the drink items that you would expect to find at the coffee house on land, including lattes, espressos, drip coffee, and even some pastries and snacks. Unfortunately, none of the beverages are covered in the Premium Beverage Package. All of the food is also an up-charge with advertised a la carte pricing.
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The Local Bar and Grill (Deck 7)
If you are looking for a casual spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Local Bar and Grill is your table service destination. This complimentary venue is an updated take on the brand’s popular O’Sheehan’s Pub, with a menu that showcases similar offerings like the Fish and Chips and a Chicago Style Hot Dog, with some new additions like the Tortilla Bowl. The venue is open 24 hours a day serving up slightly different menus depending on what time of day you choose to dine.
The Bake Shop and Dolce Gelato (Deck 8)
If you like petite pastries or perhaps a scoop of smooth Italian-style ice cream, then you might stop in at the Bake Shop. This location is a perfect place to stop during one of your afternoon strolls along the Waterfront. This ocean-side venue on Norwegian Encore is the perfect place to take a midday break with the family and indulge in a treat. After all, you are on vacation. These items are priced a la carte.
Garden Cafe (Deck 16)
The cruise ship’s casual buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a variety of food options. International selections include American, Indian, Asian, and Central American cuisines. The menu options rotate regularly with some standard offerings, so tracking an official menu is almost impossible. The Garden Cafe is located on Deck 16, so it is a short stroll away to satisfy all your poolside munchies.
American Diner (Deck 17)
This new venue debuted on Norwegian Joy, taking the place of the Margaritaville at Sea restaurant on other ships in this class. The American Diner is a casual, a la carte restaurant big on nostalgia. For instance the menu offers a wide variety of comfort foods along with Americana decor. LIkewise, this partially enclosed outdoor venue is the perfect spot to grab lunch while still enjoying ocean views.
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