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“Elegant, sumptious dinner in Don CeSar’s top restaurant”

Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar
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Ranked #21 of 154 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$75
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 21 May 2018

Our dinner here was sister’s celebration of turning 87. We ate elegantly in hotel’s swanky Maritana. Waiter Jeff from Long Island did a fine bit of service. He brought ahi appetizers. Main entrees were filets for Don & Gretchen, chicken for sister Norma, swordfish steak (catch of the day) for me. Gretchen shared her flaming creme brulee and Norma her chocolate mousse. A $90 bottle of Quail Napa Valley wine was surprisingly good, though it was capped, not corked. Da times dey is a changin’. Nice restaurant and the dinner served us well for a momentous occasion. It is worth putting on your best duds. Classy clientele. Also a beautiful setting.

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1  Thank Tommy M
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Carlos C, Directo, Food and Beverage at Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Tommy M
First of all thank you for choosing Maritana Grille and The Don CeSar to celebrate a momentous occasion such as your sister's birthday.
Second, Thank you for entrusting us to to host and deliver upon your expectations
Finally, Thank you for the kinds words to commemorate the occasion and your experience.
In today's environment you can choose where to go and we are honored you have commemorated it here.
We relish the opportunity to host you and your family once again in the near and distant future.
Warm regards,

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I wanted a special dinner to treat my wife for Mother's Day. We were in St. Pete Beach for the weekend. I had never been to the Don Ceasar before, and this was a great time to eat and see the grounds. From the friendly valet staff, the great bartender in the lobby bar, to the servers involved with dinner, it was all top notch. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. Our dinners were fantastic. This is a higher priced restaurant, our bill was $142 before tip, no wine, but one beer. However, the food and experience was worth it. A special evening for a special Mom.

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Carlos C, Director of Food and Beverage at Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you peterthegreatmlkj for your words!. I am overjoyed that we were able to exceed your expectations with our service and product. We constantly strive for moments like this and always enjoy hearing the feedback from our loyal customers. We look forward to hosting once again and wish your special mom a great day!
Warm regards,

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stayed at the hotel for our anniversary and ate here. We liked it so much the first night we returned again the next evening. Both times we had great waiters that were friendly and knowledgable about the menu. I advised them both times that I had a gluten allergy and it was not an issue at all. They both helped me find items on the menu that were gluten free. All the food we had was flavorful, fresh, and beautifully plated. Both nights the restaurant was not incredibly busy and so we had a nice laid back vibe going where it wasn't noisy. There is also a huge aquarium that you can look at while eating. This restaurant has higher end prices, but it was totally worth it. I see the sous vide octopus is still on the menu- its a must try. Its amazing and the olives give it an interesting twist. You do have to valet to dine here, we were staying at the hotel so we just walked down. The key lime martini was GOOD! It was gluten free without the graham cracker on the lip of the glass. I would recommend that drink for sure. 2 days + great service = we will be back again!

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GM-TheDonCeSar, Manager at Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks so much for dining with us at the Maritana Grille. Please join us again soon.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful, and given most of the reviews, we expected it to be amazing. We were disappointed. The brulee'd crab appetizer was underseasoned and bland. We had the sea bass and lobster paparadelle. The spinach risotto under the sea bass was tasteless mush. There was no texture, and the flavor was bland to absent. The sea bass itself was great and cooked perfectly. The lobster had good flavor; the pasta was cooked perfectly.

The service was ok, but nothing more. They were out of multiple things on the menu (tuna appetizer, venison entree, and fresh catch chef's special) at 7:00 pm. We really enjoyed the gentleman who brought our amouse bouche and bread, but our server was 'meh'. The wine list is good, but only if they actually have what you want--they didn't that night.

Was it good? Yes. Was is amazing? No.

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GM-TheDonCeSar, Manager at Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks so much for dining with us at the Maritana Grille. Happy belated anniversary. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to host you once again and strive to exceed your expectations.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I really was expecting great food from this special hotel restaurant but my main course did not taste that great - especially for the price. To be fair- my friends with me said their steaks were really good and cooked to order. Mine was fish - a very small portion and overcooked. I should have complained - but I didn't! The waitstaff was very efficient. The atmosphere was very nice and quiet and comfortable - just need a better chef I guess.

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GM-TheDonCeSar, Manager at Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for dining with us at the Maritana Grille and for providing feedback on your experience

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