About Cagney’s Steakhouse

Cagney’s Steakhouse on NCL is a dining destination that is a must-visit for foodies at sea and steak connoisseurs alike. This upscale specialty dining restaurant on Norwegian cruise ships offers a sophisticated atmosphere, complete with dark wood furnishings, plush seating, and an elegant ambiance that is the perfect backdrop for an amazing meal.

On most ships, Cagney’s Steakhouse replicates an old-world, beautiful steakhouse you would find in major cities like Chicago, New York, Dallas, etc.

Quick tips for Dining at Cagney’s Steakhouse on Norwegian Cruise Line

  • The steaks are where it’s at. Stick with the filet mignon and you can’t go wrong.
  • The sides are usually all really good, but the portions are considerably smaller than they once were.
  • If you’re considering prime rib, skip it. It’s often served at the buffet or during a special dining night in the main dining rooms, and having tried the prime rib at Cagney’s, it’s not really any better.
  • The cream spinach side dish is often watery – try something else
  • The Oysters Rockefeller are the biggest disappointment in Cagney’s. There are 3 shriveled-up dry pucks that they sadly overcook and call Oysters Rockefeller – Definitely choose any other starter! (The lettuce wedge is a favorite and is always consistent)
  • For chocolate lovers, the 7 layer cake is a MUST
  • MOST IMPORTANT: Always make a reservation right when you get on board. Prime dining hours fill up fast for most voyages.
cagney's NCL menu prices - filet mignon
Cagney’s Steakhouse NCL – Filet Mignon

TIP: Visit The Cagney’s Bar!

One of our favorite tips is that Cagney’s (usually shared with Moderno) has a bar within the restaurant on some ships. This bar is usually one of the best on the ship and is rarely crowded! Additionally, they sometimes have unique mixers and drink options not available anywhere else on the ship.

Cost to Eat at Cagney’s

The price for steak now starts at about $31 and appetizers can’t be had for $10-$19 (excluding a mandatory 20% service charge.

Anyone who’s sailed on Norwegian in the past will notice that menu prices for Cagney’s Steakhouse have risen quite a bit, unfortunately. Here are the latest menus from a recent voyage on the Norwegian Joy & NCL Encore

USE the dining package!

If you have taken advantage of the Free At Sea, or have a rewards dining package, Cagney’s is a great place to use it. The value you receive based on menu item costs is one of the higher returns for the dining package credit. It’s important to know that if you are using a dining package credit, you are entitled to a single starter, a main course + a sauce, two sides, and a dessert.

Cagney’s Steakhouse menu

The Cagney’s menu is centered around premium cuts of meat, expertly grilled to perfection and served with an array of gourmet sides and sauces. For those who prefer a lighter meal, there are plenty of options on the menu that cater to their tastes. From succulent seafood dishes to crisp salads and savory sides, there is something to suit every palate.

Passengers generally rave about impeccable service and attention to detail, with knowledgeable servers and wine sommeliers who are passionate about food and eager to recommend the perfect pairing.

Last Updated on April 15, 2024

Cagney's Steakhouse Menu on NCL
Cagneys Steakhouse Menu Norwegian Cruise Line

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Don’t forget the desserts at Cagney’s Steakhouse! They’re some of the best on the ship! ❤️

The most important part of a steak dinner is of course the desserts 🙂

NCL Cagney's Dessert Menu
7 Layer Chocolate Cake

Our Conclusion – Cagney’s Steakhouse is Worth It, WITH a Dining Package

Comparing food quality and prices to a land-based steakhouse, Cagney’s is definitely worth it. If you have a dining package, it’s a no-brainer! I think this is one of the best values for the dining package credit, even with a few items that have surcharges (i.e. Tomahawk or lobster tail). Dining a la carte, however, the prices have gotten so high, that it’s hard to justify now.

Sidenote: People Ask About the Cagney’s Dress Code

Norwegian’s official policy is no swimwear in restaurants, but there is no specific dress code for Cagney’s. You’ll see everything from men in suits to guys wearing dress shorts. Most people in the dining room are usually seen wearing jeans or slacks with a collared shirt.

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  1. On the menu it notes “lobster tail added to any entree $25”. Is this also an added fee/supplemental to the specialty dining package? Or is it covered by the SDP?
    I know Ocean Blue has something similar for a lobster tail or shrimp skewers, but I can’t tell if it’s an extra cost. Do you know?

    1. Hi Amanda – The lobster is unfortunately NOT covered by the Specialty Dining Package at Cagneys 🙁 – As for Ocean Blue I believe I recall the lobster is part of the SDP because it’s a small portion part of the selections you can get with the package. I’m going back in about 3 weeks, I’ll update this comment if I find different info.