Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  • Address:
    Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd. 3400 Gulf Blvd.
    3400 Gulf Blvd.
    St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
    Neighborhood:
    St. Pete Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/the-maritana-grille/overview
  • Phone: 7273601881x2177
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily 6:00 - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Hunsberger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Join us for dinner at the exclusive Chef’s Table at the Maritana Grille, an unforgettable culinary adventure. Your meal is composed of a seven-course tasting menu, chosen especially for you by the Chef. Add to the excitement by asking our Sommelier to pair the perfect wine with each course, carefully selected from our award-winning wine list. The intimate atmosphere adds a little extra flavor, and turns dining into a deliciously rewarding experience. The Chef’s Table seats up to eight people. Reservations can only be made by telephone, and must be made 48 hours in advance. OR turn your intimate event into a delicious dining experience in the Maritana Grille’s Private Dining Room. With space for 14, it’s the perfect place for a business dinner, a birthday party, or any special event. We’ll help you plan your menu, choose your wines and make this a celebration to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: JC Shurts 7273601881x2172
  • Special Events: Please call JC Shurts at 727.360.1881 Ext. 2172

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self parking for guests dining at Maritana Grille
A word from Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. At this signature restaurant of the beautiful 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-chic, 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.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (53)fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (27)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Top tier fine dining
    HeWhoLikesToDine
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Simply outstanding restaurant in the beautiful Don Cesar hotel. World-class food, wine, and friendly, relaxed service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    monalot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had the chef's tasting menu with wine paring. It was excellent. Great combinations of food, spices and wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Seafood restaurant!
    Bobm
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    All aspects of the meal where excellant. All in our party had seafood dishes and the sea bass and the cobiia preparations were our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining
    BeachLocals
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I ate here for the first time for our anniversary dinner. We found the service to be top notch. Our server was exceptional, gave good recommendations and had extensive knowledge of everything on the menu and food in general. The meal portions (we ordered appetizers, were served bread, ordered a main course as well as a dessert each) were small enough to enjoy something from each part of the menu and not feel overfull. The swordfish was the best I have ever had. The final tab was a bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. We would highly recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maritana magnificence
    Fishyonadishy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Decided to go to the Maritana at the don cezar not having been to the hotel before. Service was superb the ambience terrific Big fish tanks of unusual tropical fish to look at in the restuarant if your partner is eating and can't talk. The food was everything and more than we inspected. Fish is the speciality we chose grouper and snapper and is was fantastic. Presentation was great and the cheesecake desert was simply the best cheesecake I've ever tasted. Would go again in a heartbeat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    FANTASTIC Experience- the food was scrumptious and the service was amazing with all the right recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return
    luxEating
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great atmosphere, great service and exceptional food! This restaurant is a must for anyone in the area!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenenomenal food
    notalocal
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The preparation, presentation and taste are superb! The food is truly memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    willbback
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating a (Delayed) wedding anniversary and wanted to make this a special occasion. We are never disappointed with the overall experience at the Don's Maritana Grill. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for an Anniversary Dinner
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere and an excellent staff. The Filet Rossini was perfect - a prime cut of filet Mignon topped with duck liver pate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Expected
    TroubleVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Premier hotel dining room deliver tasty food, small portions, an unique combinations of sides presented well. The service staff were very pleasant and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect special night out
    Julie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The Maritana grill is always a consistent winner! I've dined there three times this summer, and each time the food and service was outstanding. The small room is just right, and the aquariums add the right seaside vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This 5 star restaurant started out with matching the linen napkins to our attire. Next sparkling or bottle water. Many courses ,and a few added by the chef. Our entrees were superb . Staff was present ,but not uncomfortably . It is not a large restaurant the aquariums fantastic with unique fish. It was not a weekend ,and tables filled as the night went on. Pricey well worth it for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    copter7
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend to any of my friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    Toonoisytoocramped
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten here before but we invited a couple that had not been here before. We had reservations in advance. They sat us in the corner, which is fine, but they had squeezed a 2 top next to us. I asked to be reseated in a different table, and they said they couldn't. I felt like I was uncomfortably close while sitting down and one half of the table shared a booth seat. Getting in and out of the booth seat was even more uncomfortable. The conversation was difficult to keep private. There was a 26 person table directly behind us, wine reps and Russian Standard reps.. I saw other customers being seated next to them that asked to be seated elsewhere, and they were. It was LOUD. My throat was soar after dinner conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dining experience
    Greatdining
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had been once to the Maritana Grill 10 years ago, so it is hard to even compare but I will say the decor it's completely changed in a positive way (much more natural light, very fresh look, salt water tanks). I went with my family including a 4 and 2 year old kids. Many upscale/fine restaurants tenf not to be kid-friendly but this one is very welcoming, they even have a kids menu which also goes with the theme of the entire adult menu. High chairs etc, they'll have it here. We wrnt for dinner and not a single issue. Waiters/waitresses were very knowledgeable of the menu options, cooking methods, and were ready and eager to suggest their favorite dishes. They have a very unique and original selection of poultry/meat/fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday dinner
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were a group of six for a family birthday dinner. Our server was very knowledgeable, straightforward, and attentive, the food was all wonderful, we had a great time. This was our third time going to the Maritana Grille and will definitely not be the last. Not cheap, but well worth the price for a high quality dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 50th Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 50th birthday with a wonderful meal at the Maritana. Service was impeccable, food was perfect! The menu is varied enough to satisfy the most discerning foodie without confusing the everyday diner. The wait staff was well informed and explained each offering thoroughly. Portion sizes were generous, and the prices were appropriate for the amazing quality. We lived in St Petersburg for 25 years without realizing what a wonderful dining experience was waiting for us. We WILL be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great4adate
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our first time dining at the Maritana Grille. It was my husband's birthday and wanted to take him somewhere special. The ambience was great! The service was fantastic! The food was very good also, but a little pricey. We both had fish which both dishes were delicious! We would go back for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding but BEWARE...
    Rosemary1232
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was exceptional , the service was outstanding . The only problem was that a small noisy child was seated next to us and ruined the ambiance for us and other guests. A restaurant of this caliber and price point should have a small child policy after 8:00pm. Matter of fact, the whole Loews Don Cesar Hotel seemed like Disney World--- screaming kids all over the place-- stay away if you are looking for a quiet resort experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    JosJ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A must for anyone near St Pete Beach. Service was outstanding and the food gourmet. The chef took time to visit the table to discuss the meal. Service was five stars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Service and Fine Food
    AustinWriterGirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our first trip to the Maritana did not disappoint. First off, the service was excellent. Our server was on top of everything, and also had fabulous knowledge of the menu items. He really did a great job of explaining each dish. He also had a sense of humor and was FUN. We liked that. Fine dining does not have to be so serious and formal. There were some goofs in our orders, but the mistakes were rectified immediately. Our server went and gave the kitchen heck for overcooking our snapper. The revisions did take some time but were wonderful. All portions are moderately sized, so you can enjoy without getting too full. Desserts are very special, and don't miss the surprise dome-style dessert with a sauce that melts the "orb."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience
    Dinfor2
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was excellent Wait staff very knowledgable Beautiful surroundings It was our second time to go and it was just as good as the first time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb gem inside the Don
    Julie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were staying at the Don Cesar and booked dinner at the Maritana. The wait staff were so knowledgable and service was spot on. The food- delightful. Appropriate sized portions of very special food. A delicious night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a special anniversary dinner here recently. Everything was good and the service was excellent from Jasper who was attentive and knowledgeable. We finished the evening listening to jazz at the Don Cesar lobby bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dinner was great! Food and service were exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sandy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Even though it is in a major hotel, it has the feel of fine dining. Service was excellent in addition to a fine meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A mixed Bag
    bullfb3
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to this location for our anniversary celebration. The atmosphrere and decor do not match the formaltiy or pricing of their menu. The service was good but not great and the staff was attentive but not terribly helpful or enthusiastic about providing information for first time diners. I ordered the scallops which were very good. My wife ordered the Salmon but instead got snapper. We tried it anyway hoping to avoid waiting for another entree and were very disappointed . The fish did not taste fresh. We informed our server and she immediately apologized that she entered the wrong order and brought us the Salmon but the experience had really been ruined as by the time her food arrived I was finished.
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  • Really perfect food and service
    IndydinerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This restaurant pulled off a perfect evening. It could not have been better. Excellent staff incredible food. Go here!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Princessfavorite
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great place to dine for a special occasion. Food and sevice were outstanding..highly recommend this restaurant to all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Tomieo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was amazing and inventive. The service some of the best I have had in Florida. Will eat here again when in St. Pete. Truely Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had the oceania px fix item
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had the same last year, this year, the portions were small in the extreme, the main course (lamb) was no more than 3-4 inches across. The food quality was excellent, but I don 't think I would order this particular dish again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine & service
    Steaklover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was a perfect dining experience, all the dishes were fantastic and the wine list was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service at a price
    Gman
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We found the Grille at Loews to be a great place to celebrate our anniversary. The dining experience was enjoyable and different from the usual restaurant menus. The food was excellent as was the service. Our table waitress took the time to explain the menu items that we were not familiar with and this was a big help to me. You will pay ($$$$) for this unique experience but in our case it didn't matter due to the occasion. I would also recommend visiting the bar area and walking out to the ocean view terrace. A group was playing in the bar area and the ocean view was beautiful. The building itself draws you in with its architecture from the time you drive in. Be sure to check out the history of the building.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our group of six was seated immediately, followed by solid service that was attentive but not intrusive. Drink orders included a fabulous Pink Pearl cocktail, a nice mix of Chambourd and Champagne. Others had the Fashion Week, a sultry sip updating the Old Fashioned, a divine Hendryx Gin and tonic with lime, and a choices from a good beer and wine list. Appetizers were interesting as well as delicious. Entrees exceeded expectations, from the Cobia to the perfectly seared scallops with flavorful larder and several fish choices. Desserts were artful and tasty, but the cheesecake with brulee crust was exceptionally smooth and good. A great experience on a holiday evening, sending us out for fireworks just in time. In a word, wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, atmosphere & kid friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant with great friends! We each have young kids, 3 & 4. They catered to us and our children. Extensive wine list, great food, atmosphere is delightful and staff friendly & accommodating. We stayed at the resort for the holiday weekend and dined there each night. We love Maritana grill and will recommend to friends. We plan to return to this great restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princessfavorite
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We dine at the Maritana frequently, the food is outstanding as is the serive. Our server, Jasper, is excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dinner
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Our dining experience at Maritana Grille was amazing! Our waiter was so knowledgeable about each dish, its ingredients, and preparation that we couldn't help but be impressed. This is a great restaurant for a quiet, relaxing dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scarpia
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Fine food, fine service; had the tasting menu. Good timing on serving the various courses - prompt but never rushed. Great restaurant for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal, priced high
    jasonfz
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is an expensive dining experience, and the food was very good but not as elegant or exotic/good as comparably priced restaurants. I think it either needs to be more casual with a tapas style menu or move to the full elegant with a number of signature dishes but also multiple tastings menu with full menu variety and wine pairing and customization of the actual menu item. For example, a filet full or foie gras is a turn off for the person that love filet and wants to see it paired with a lobster, scallop or oyster or other sides from other meals. I felt that the quality and service were very good bit overall this was overpriced especially considering the other choices in the area for true fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.