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
78 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (50)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (9)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our server was really slow getting to us. We waited 10 mins before she came over. I ordered the steak and it was not a filet mignon like she said but more like a roast. I also didn't know a steak did not come with a potato.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miroslava
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Atmosphere great, but Oceana fixed price menu menu not a good value. Portions way too small and taste average. Reality did not match menu descriptions. Maybe it would have been better to select from the regular menu. I would give the place another try.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    James
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food was supurb and service is viewed as a profession. Our group tries each fish dish, all of which were considered to be excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Donald
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was amazed to see how the staff helped each other to provide great service and the food was so very good...
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maritana Grille
    Mister
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Maritana Grille is a first class restaurant! The atmosphere was terrific! My spouse and I ate there for our anniversary--their customer service and attention to detail was phenomenal! We had lamb and veal--the meal was cooked to profession! We would definitely visit again and recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu
    monalot
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent meal. Ravioli was slightly undercooked. Wine pairing was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Firgil
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We had eaten here 2 times before and the food was wonderful - restaurant is beautiful and service good . We had party of 6 and had made reservations 2 weeks in advance. There was also a party of approx 16 and some smaller parties but restaurant wasn't full. We sat at 745 and ordered our entrees. Food not served until after 945 !!!! FINALLY told the large party had backed up kitchen !! We ordered dessert after dinner arrived just to beat the other table. The poor planning was quite surprising from a Loews and lack of info from staff and manager until I started asking at 9 wasn't handled well. They comped appetizers but would much rather had eaten and been out in less than 2.45 hours!! But will go back again - food was that excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion
    Hard2please
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Wonderful food, great chef. Quiet atmosphere, exquisite service. Every dish is delicious. Dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner celebration
    Stillatit
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Enjoyed a beautiful Birthday celebration dinner that included foie gras, crab cakes, rack of lamb and Chilean sea bass. Out of this world! Extremely memorable, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!
    HoosierFans
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was our first time here! My daughter and I were celebrating my birthday by staying at the Don and someone told us we had to try the Maritana!! Our waiter done a great job at explaining everything that was brought to our table. The food was presented so beautifully and they even added a little something special to the dessert for my birthday. We would recommend it to everyone staying at the Don and anyone who would like a memorable upscale dining experience! It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our Anniversary celebration dinner at Maritana Grille on May 17th, 2014 was absolutely wonderful! The food and presentation was outstanding. The service was terrific but unfortunately I can't remember his name. Our server recommended a red wine was excellent and he even suggested that I take a photo of the label for future reference. I felt that he went out of his way to make our evening special. Our topic of discussion the next day, for most of the day, was how excellent dinner was at the Maritana Grille.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drew
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service slow at times particularly toward end. Dessert of "homemade" ice cream awful despite waitress' high assurances it was "delicious". Overall, not as enjoyable as previously.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful graduation dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The menu was unique and exquisite ..the service was excellent....a very creative chef...ask for the "surprise" dessert. Very attentive team...thank you for makng my daughters college graduation weekend even more memorable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    JohnM
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We visit this St. Pete Beach gem every time we come to the area and are never disappointed. It is expensive but worth it.Great for celebrations. This is one of our all time favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great for a special occasion
    MackVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. A really special place-- right down to the unique plates and glasses used for each course. Some of the best seafood I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    dinner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had been there on a date and loved it. As a single mother I chose to treat my boys on mothers day. They loved it. They even played connect 4 out by the pool while we waited and we explored the hotel after. They were impressed and I'm sure they will return with dates in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maritana Grille was superb!
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at the Maritan Grille. Everything was perfect. I had called ahead to request a slice of cake or other dessert to be served with a lighted candle and our attentive waiter served a special dessert called "the reveal." Under a dome of white chocolate there was a beautiful citrus flan, revealed when our waiter poured hot mango sauce on it and the dome melted away. A truly delightful was to finish an excellent dinner. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains one of the top in the area
    TheSeriousFoodieDotNetVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been to Maritana many times, enjoying the chef's wonderful and creative constructions. He is one of the few in the area that keeps his menu fresh and exciting. The wine list works very well with the menu (although they can use a few more French white selections), and fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate