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“Party of 4 extremely disappointed!”

The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room
Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 5th Street
Description: Our spacious and welcoming Main Dining Room is at the heart of the many culinary experiences that delight guests at The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Breakfast and dinner offer the most tantalizing of fresh and natural ingredients available. All of this is presented impeccably by a cordial and knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to make each and every dining experience memorable. The Main Dining Room is open to the general public, members and hotel guests.
Toronto
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Party of 4 extremely disappointed!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The 4 of us arrived with high expectations but were so very disappointed with our dinner. My husband's filet (at $44) was poorly cooked and chewy. Two of us had fish that probably dried out while sitting under a heat lamp. We had ordered wine to have with our dinner - but it arrived as we were finishing. Terrible service and a meal not worthy of such beautiful surroundings. Absolutely not worth the $$ we had to spend....wish we had been luckier :-( sad

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
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103 reviews
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“Elegant!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Elegant and bright lobby, waiting lounge and restaurant. Very attentive and courteous service. Food presentation was exceptional and the food itself was all delicious. My swordfish was the best I have ever had and my wife's scallops were similarly excellent. Don't pass up the vertically-presented Caesar salad or any of the desserts. This is as good as it gets!

Visited February 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“Breakfast buffet is a delight to behold”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Why would you ever order off the menu? The buffet is absolutely exquisite. Smoked salmon every morning, scrambled eggs with cream, maple sausage that makes you think of winter up north without the snow, and bacon done to perfection. A staff that is so attentive and yet not hovering . Your morning starts in the most perfect way with breakfast in the inn.

Visited January 2014
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Thank JMN1209
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Dinner at Main Dining room in the Inn”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Loved the overall meal - had to send my potatoes back but the meat was amazing and our entire party really enjoyed being dressed up and treated so special. The hostess was not so nice as we asked not to sit under the air conditioning and seemed rather put out to move us. But that doesn't dampen the fact this food is amazing!

Visited January 2014
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Venice, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
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“An old beauty going strong!”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I had not been in the Inn in 20 years. What a wonderful surprise to find it in GREAT shape and vital as ever! The meal in the dinning room was exquisite! Staff was so nice and helpful when we arrived sans jackets, note: this is one hold out during season for men to wear jackets. While a little stuffy these days it's works for the profile of the clientele. Everything was beautifully done the entrée plates the dessert service, etc. You can't make an error in what to order it's all superb!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Stephen S
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