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“Overpriced”

The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar
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Ranked #15 of 148 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$75
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. At this signature restaurant of the beautiful Loews Don CeSar resort, you’re surrounded by 1,500 gallons of salt water aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish. You’ll dine on the freshest local seafood prepared with pure, organic ingredients in a New American style. With an extensive wine list and world-class service, it’s no wonder The Maritana Grille was voted one of the Top 10 seafood restaurants in the United States by the Gayot Guide, and has received AAA’s 4-Diamond Rating for the past 15 years. The vibe is casual, no jackets required. The atmosphere is festive yet intimate and the food is incomparably delicious. The Maritana Grille turns every meal into a magical dining experience.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The food is good for the most part. My fiancee had the swordfish and wasn't impressed but the lobster pasta was tasty. Wine is highly marked up, $24 bottles at any grocery store or wine store for twice that price. Champagne prices insane. Would recommend just dining at one of the other Don Cesar restaurants and saving some money for beachside drinks, mmmm...

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The food was excellent but we left hungry. I had the tasting menu and I had the wine pairing which meant that I left drunk and hungry. The caviar was a joke, two microscopic cakes with a pinpoint of caviar, tiny salmon taste, half portion of sea bass, for $100, and they add 18% "for your convenience" ha ha ha. My wife's grouper was great but also small. At these prices they could give you something to eat besides bread.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I had the lobster/pasta/vegetable entree at dinner. It was the most expensive item. I couldn't find any lobster in it. Pasta was soft & mushy. Crab cake appetizer very good. Dark bread exellent. Service friendly but unprofessional--waitress dropped dirty silverware in my lap. Food was pretty good overall but the entree left a lot to be desired--overpriced.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

So disappointed here. Awesome menu. Professional service. Gorgeous room. Everything seemed perfect. But the food??? Is there new Chef? Maybe he is on vacation? It seemed impossible the creative genius that made that menu was cooking our meal. Next time headed to fancy dinner- when making reservations I should ask if the head chef is cooking or off that day.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The service, atmosphere and staff here are all excellent. The food is beautifully prepared and the staff make you feel extremely welcome. Definitely recommend a visit here (& a reservation)

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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you for the great comments!

We're happy that you enjoyed your experience and hope you'll come back again soon (be sure to call for a reservation - HA!).

Regards,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Maritana Grille

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