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“Chill is Cool!”

Chill Restaurant & Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Chill is so much more than just a beach restaurant with amazing food... we offer Saturday & Sunday brunch buffet AND a full menu, Monday night all you can eat seafood buffet including crab legs :) with full menu ($27.95) Chill offers live music, Carl's Piano Bar Thurs Fri & Sat beginning at 6:30. Wed night is Skyway Jazz on our outdoor patio. We offer small plates and full entrees, plenty of GF, vegetarian and vegan choices as well as a full espresso bar and liquor with expert craft cocktails. We have a private party room that accommodates up to 50 guests, expert service staff and as of 11/2016 a new management team 100% focused entirely on guest experience. We invite you to the new Chill, relocated from the original Gulf Blvd spot into beautiful downtown St. Pete Beach in the heart of our little downtown shopping district. See you soon :)
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Chill is Cool!”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Just spent a week at Treasure Island, Florida and had 2 unique experiences at a beach I've been going to since the early 80's. First...it rained cats and dogs 4 out of the 5 days we were there. Not much you can do about the weather, so we started to explore and found Chill on St Pete Beach. This is the second unique thing about this trip: We found a new place and liked it enough to go back again in the same week. Also, we bugged Ruthie so much about the Sangria, that I actually think she's going to send me the recipe. So...let's talk about Chill.

It is at the right-hand corner of Corey Avenue and Gulf Blvd - just after you make the left turn to head towards Pass-A-Grill after you come over the Pasadena Bridge. Translation: this is on an unassuming corner, low profile from the street, but with LOTS of character inside. Chill is attached to Steam, which I'm sorry to say, we did not get to visit. Chill is a tapas restaurant with live music, a wonderful wait staff, and food 'to die for'. Not to mention, the best Sangria I've had in a LONG time.

On our first visit, we had Sangria (of course), She-Crab soup, Eggplant chips, Carne Asada, Smore's Brownie cake (8 inches high!), Crème Brule, and probably some other stuff that I've forgotten. All I can say is 'Wow!' Excellent all the way round and we were sitting outside while the skies were grey, rainy and really trying to ruin our vacation. The discovery of this little spot was heaven. Great food + great service + great friends = Wonderful place!

We stayed and stayed, talked with Ruthie, the waiter, the new waiter (we stayed past a shift!), and even the guy delivering tomatoes! What a fun way to kill some time while it rains, and rains. Needless to say, Ruthie and her staff made us feel at home, even though we were ‘camping’ at one of their tables – avoiding the rain!

We chose to return to Chill on our last night at the beach to see check out the inside atmosphere and were greeted by a warm welcome from Ruthie and our previous waiter. They thought we cleaned up nicely! :) This time, we had Mushrooms, a Veal Rollitini, and baked Brie with apples...plus another pitcher of Sangria. YUM! Brie was perfect, as was the Veal and mushrooms. We had a visit from Chef Jackie, and also thoroughly enjoyed the evening entertainment. The warm, red-toned pendent lights make the place feel very warm and cozy, which was nice, on a cool, rainy evening. We really felt comfortable in our corner table, and had a lovely evening.

This is the kind of place you want to have as your local 'go to' place. The fact that it is at the beach just makes it that much more special. If you are on Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, or anywhere nearby and looking for a lovely place for food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere, this is the place. Tell them the 3 Atlanta girls sent you!

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank AtlantaBeachgirl
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Patterson, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We ate here our last night on St Pete Beach and after eating out 7 nights this was by far the best. The food was creative and the different tastes were outstanding. We have been to many restaurants in the US including NYC and this place rates up there with being one of the finest we have ever eaten at. Ruthie was warm and welcoming and Chef Jackie came around to every table to make sure we were happy with our food. You don't get that in NY. The atmosphere was comfortable and you kinda felt like you were home. A must for anyone visiting the area.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank littlewoman60
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Seminole, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quaint and very special place on St. Pete Beach”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Every time we come here we are always surprised by chef Jackies creativity. The food is always incredible. It is tapas style without being Spanish. Nice portions.

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1 Thank mitts1
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Rockledge, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food, servers and customer service”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

What a great place to eat on the beach strip. Excellent food and very different. Also a coffee bar and lounge seating withwi-fi.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank 1Bags
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College Park, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Once we discovered Chill@Steam and Steam, we went there every day for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The tapas are very fresh and creative. The breakfast are downright delicious. Try the chicken and mushroom crepes or the blueberry stuffed pancakes. Their iced lattes and homemade muffins are phenomenal!

Visited June 2012
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