Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Overnight GetawayMy husband and I enjoy little overnight getaways, so after a relaxing day on the beach of the beautiful Don Cesar in St Pete Beach, I made a dinner reservation through Open Table at hotel restaurant, Maritana Grille. The was our second time having dinner there so we were familiar with the menu. Just as we remembered, the food, service, the romantic setting was delighful. Cannot wait to go back......we have become a big fan.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat servicethe food was amazing and the staff was amazingly flexible-they altered both the food selections and the wines on their tasting menu to accomodate our love of fish.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticThis was a fabulous experience... the only thing that would make it better would be having dinner on the beach itself...
We were treated by an amus buis... and then a wonderful trio appertizer... a wonderful raspberry lemon sorbet palet cleanser and then the special of the day which was a hawaiian grey snapper... wo derful... we were too full for desert but had a great surprise of a mango truffle .... it was our anniversary dinner and 7 cannot think of a better wayto spend it6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial 25th anniversary dinnerThe decor was beautiful and modern, sitting next to the large aquarium was enjoyable. Our waiter/sommelier was helpful and knowledgeable about the entrees and wine list. The duck won tons and were unique and wonderful appetizers. The fresh baked bread was warm and the seasoned butter was a nice touch. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the fresh Hawaiian fish special was delicious!. The food presentation was impressive including the chocolate dessert trio with a special handwritten message on chocolate from the chef. Even the pastry chef provided a complimentary pair of gold dusted chocolate treats.The special touches were very much appreciated. Looking forward to a return trip.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, great serviceWe had a meal here during our last stay, the whole experience was incredible. The food is amazing, the service fantastic and the little extra touches made the evening very special.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary dinner!My husband and I wanted to spend our first wedding anniversary at the same place we got engaged two years before- the Don Cesar. I made reservations at the Maritana Grille because 1) It's the nice restaurant at the hotel, and 2) I thought it was the restaurant we'd eaten at after getting engaged before. Well, Turns out that it wasn't the same restaurant (we'd dined at the other restaurant located elsewhere at the resort), but I was pleasantly surprised nonetheless. In the reservation I had specifically mentioned it was our anniversary so everyone made sure to wish us a happy one as they came by. The food was beyond excellent and I enjoyed the added amuse bouche, palate cleanser, different bread and butters, and our entrees immensely.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Place in St. PeteEven though this is in a hotel, we were looking for a nice place to eat in between Tampa and Sarasota and this one fit the bill, would go again, the food and service were very good.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGrace and EleganceWhat a wonderful experience! We chose the prix fix menu with wine tasting. Every course and each wine selection was superb. The service was excellent; friendly and quick to respond, not stuffy at all. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and this menu choice. It was expensive, but we thought it was worth it!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great ambience.Great food. Great ambience. Small venue. We brought our kids and they loved the fish tanks.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Maritana and could not not have been more pleased. the food, service and ambiance were outstanding.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect College Graduation DinnerWe were in St. Petersburg for my son's Eckerd College graduation, and wanted an excellent meal to cap off the celebration. This restaurant was outstanding. A varied menu of never-seen-before cocktails, as well as a great wine selection kept everyone happy. Each of us ordered a different entree' and all were amazing. The lemon reveal dessert was the hit of the night. Make certain you try it!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 6 course tasting menuThe 6 course tasting menu was outstanding...the server did an excellent job of accomodating my preference for red wines and matched each course perfectly. We were only in town for 2 nights but decided to return for dinner the following night. Great decision!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerWe were gladly welcomed to the restaurant and our waiter was exceptionally kind, professional, and efficient. The other employees of the restaurant were equally kind and welcoming to us. In terms of food, we left with a satisfied appetite and plates that were bare of any food remains because the food was that SUPERB! We ordered the duck wontons, red snapper, and iron griddles shrimp which all were tasty. For dessert, we had a trio of sorbet and the flavors were supremely refreshing and a perfect ending to a memorable dining experience at Maritana. This definitely was a pleasurable dining experience!
I highly recommend trying this restaurant if you are in the area!!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerThis was truly a wonderful dining experience! The staff definitely make everyone feel special and the food was amazing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful dining experienceWe had a terrific dining experience. The service was over the top and the food even better. We'll be returning soon.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood; but Unlucky...The Maritana Grille located at the Don Cesar Hotel is a very elegant restaurant. Expect to be impressed with the skill level of the chefs and their creations. On the night we dined, we had the Sea Scallops appetizer, while I ordered the filet mignon and my girlfriend had the lobster ravioli. My filet was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Unfortunately, I had to give half of my steak away to my gf because her meal was inedible. The lobster had a very bad smell to it and a flavor to match. We also found a piece of a shell in her food. The waiter made it up to us and took it off our bill with no question and offered to give us something else.
Our waiter was very attentive and very kind about the situation. Overall a pleasant experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and the food wasThe service and the food was outstanding. It was by far the nicest meal we've had since moving back to Florida. We had the Lamb and the Venison, and they were cooked perfect. The Duo of Scallops were amazing, the hard part was picking which version I liked better. The only compliant is their lack of wine selection when you buy by the glass. We will make several return visits to try the rest of their menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Unexpected Great Find!My wife and I were in St. Pete Beach, FL for a business conference and were having difficulty finding "fine dining" restaurants. We happened to see Maritana Grille and decided to try it on Monday evening. It was fantastic! We liked It so much that we went back with two business associates on Friday night and it was even better! Everything we had was excellent from the chef's favor at the start of the meal, outstanding bread, delicious seafood appetizers, the intermezzo, the entrees and last but not least the desserts. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect all around!The food was wonderful! The presentations were beautiful and the service was impecabble!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and service.Great ambiance and service. Excellent food preparation and presentation. Wonderful for special occasions or anytime.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. WaitersExcellent service. Waiters very accommodating. Superb wine list. Enjoyed our dinner. Make reservations ahead of time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great quality withFood was great quality with attention to detail! Perfect for out anniversary. Well worth the money. If you want to eat at 8pm, make a reservation for 7pm due to the wait.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! the Food Was AFantastic! the Food Was A Tad Pricey, But Worth It! everyone In our Party Enjoyed The Dinner Thoroughly!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThey definitely lived up toThey definitely lived up to their reputation by delivering a beautiful environment, outstanding service, and a sublime meal artfully presented with wonderful wine pairings and exquisite taste !4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a terrific meal and experienceWhat a terrific meal and experience! We dine at many fine restaurants and this one stands out as memoriable. We especially liked the relaxed resort atmosphere--elegant without being stuffy. Very friendly service. And the food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Highly recommended!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing seafood!Amazing seafood in a great hotel. Perfect spot for date night. Have the daily fish special - can't go wrong!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceAbsolutely loved this place. What a find! Everything was wonderful. Consistently great food and service. And to top it off, it was my daughter's birthday and the birthday "cake" was amazing -- kind of a large, very thin white chocolate egg that opened up like a lotus flower. Beautiful. We'll definitely be going back soon.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Star DiningA top level restaurant and facility. The staff is friendly and attentive. The meal choices are classic with imaginative ingredients that combines to make an enjoyable delight.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had eaten there beforewe had eaten there before and it was very good this time...thanks4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best at St Pete BeachThe food, service and atmosphere made this a pleasureable dining experience. The seafood entries, appetizers and wine selection all were excellent and enjoyable. The server was attentive and anticipated requests before we asked. The elegance of our surroundings was evident, urging us to explore the Don CeSar for a future stay. "Our best dining experience on St Pete Beach!" was my wife's declaration.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, the serviceThe food was great, the service a bit slow but very friendly.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for St. Pete.Great spot for St. Pete. Fine dining, great service, delicious food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is small andThe restaurant is small and cozy.You are surrounded by aquariums. Very cool. The food was to die for. We did the six course meal. It was the best meal that I have had in my recent memory. The service was perfect. Not too much, not too little, just right. And the server was very kind to my elderly mother. The flowerless chocolate tort is to die for. I highly recommend going.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the money! A greatWell worth the money! A great find for that special occasion. The presentation of the food and the wait staff were top notch and the food was out of this world delicious. Would go again when in the area.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service with greatExcellent service with great attention to detail. Cannot wait to be married at the Don CeSar in April 2014!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous experience. HostFabulous experience. Host actually changed our assigned seat to put our daughter near the fish tank. Service was great. Do not miss the Lemon Reveal dessert.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! TheThe food was excellent! The New York strip was out of this world. So was the rack of lamb and roast veal3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter from Sag Harbor,Our waiter from Sag Harbor, NY was charming and very helpful. The tasting meal with wine pairing was exceptional.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic in St Pete's BeachStaff was superb. The food was out standing. We were both so happy with all3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM