This is a very good restaurant
This is a very good restaurant in a very nice hotel. Food was excellent and the service did not disappoint. All ingredients are locally sourced. The ahi tuna was excellent and our server was well informed, attentive, and a lot of fun. It is not a cheap night out so for me its special occasions only. But if your looking for a great night out with some great food and some beautiful ambiance you can't go wrong.
2/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST IN TOWN!
This is the best restaurant in town. Our waiter Rick was top notch, very detailed and truly enhanced our experience. Our food was outstanding and loved the view looking at the water on the screened in patio. First we had the fried calamari, with pickled pepper and house made sausage yummy! Then a elegant shrimp crab and tangerine salad that we fully recommend.For our entrée we had the butter poached lazy mans 2lb lobster and a 16oz Ribeye smothered in fries and bleu cheese. The lobster and steak absolutely melts in your mouth. We skipped dessert and had champagne at the bar and listened to the band. Bartender Ray was very entertaining too. He made us laugh. All in all when looking for THE BEST place to dine one answer TARPON BAY! LOVE IT!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just ordered appetizers
We just ordered appetizers (6 total) since we wanted to try some different things.
Mussels were some of the best I have had anywhere. Flatbread was better than average but not stellar.
Good wine list yet slightly overpriced compared to similar establishments.
Service was exceptional.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was amazing, everything my party of 4 ordered was out of this world. My husband even finished drinking the juices from his seafood pasta with a straw. Quite embarrassing but that's how delicious it was!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waiter service excellent,
Waiter service excellent, hostess extremely unfriendly making it sem like chore for us to be there.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food in a beautiful
Delicious food in a beautiful setting. The ceviche is terrific. In your reservation, you may want to request a table by a window or on the patio.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate
From beginning to end, our dinner was very special at Tarpon Bay. While is it part of the Hyatt Coconut Point, it is in a stand alone building and doesn't feel like a typical "hotel" restaurant. The décor is Old Florida, elegant but not fussy. We all enjoyed a different seafood selection and all the preparations were unique and delicious. The crab cake appetizer and fresh baked bread were outstanding. I had and recommend the Coconut Ahi, cooked perfectly with an Asian flair. They have a full bar and impressive wine list. The service was excellent and the special dessert brought for my husband's birthday topped a perfect dinner. Even our grandkids enjoyed it. We will be back next season and will make this one of our "regulars."
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was really good. The fish was fresh and creatively presented. The dessert was amazing ! We had dinner on the screen terrace. Very relaxing dinner.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Sunday dinner was
Easter Sunday dinner was our second time to dine at Tarpon Bay. The restaurant was much busier than the first time we dined there so we expected some holiday issues but the entire meal and the service surpassed our first visit. The ceviche choices of snapper, grouper and salmon were larger and more filing than expected and we were impressed with the flavorful use of fresh herbs from the kitchen garden. A shared salad of Key West shrimp and crab was excellent and filling. We had a third appetizer of grouper with an excellent kitchen made kimchee. Be prepared that Tarpon Bay is not West Coast Florida priced so if you enjoy thoughtfully prepared, well presented dining and are used to upscale, larger city prices, Tarpon Bay is a winner.
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We usually come here for date night as we are local. We came this time to celebrate our anniversary. Our waiter was amazing and even surprised us with a beautiful anniversary dessert plate. It was fantastic! We will be. Back!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tarpon Bay is an A+!
Wonderful food, great service....their ceviche is out of this world! Try the snapper....The hotel itself is absolutely lovely. Great date night restaurant!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. Been here before - this was best dinner b
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time we dine at Tarpon
Every time we dine at Tarpon Bay, we become more impressed with the food and the service that evening and wonder how they can outperform the stellar experiences of previous visits. Once again, this evening was outstanding. We were four people and we shared the 8 piece ceviche, each fish explained by our server especially pointing out any item that might contain gluten for our gluten free diner. Three of us dined on shared appetizers and we highly recommend the shrimp/crab salad, the crab cake, calamari, and the lobster mac and cheese. The lobster mac and cheese was a bit dry, like it was held too long, but still very tasty. Tarpon Bay has become one of our favorite restaurants in Southwest Florida.
4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience.
Outstanding dining experience. Service was perfect!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small Restaurant Experience
Tarpon Bay at the Hyatt Coconut Point gives the diner the food quality, style and service one would expect at a high end local establishment in a resort hotel. Everything we had from steak to the Snapper was done perfectly. While at Tarpon Bay you will do yourself a disservice if you ignore the great selection of ceviche; watch out for the conch if you are afraid of spice! However, the conch and the snapper ceviche need to be tried! The whole Snapper, although a bit pricey is well worth the experience. Don't be afraid to ask a waiter for help taking the meat from the bone. The "Norm Love" chocolate and the samples of sorbet brought to the table at the conclusion of diner was a nice touch.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day dinner
Food was incredible! It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. We sat in the enclosed area which was beautiful. The service was so attentive it was almost too much. The staff were awesome, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! A great dinner!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome as always!
`I have been here more than 10 times over the years and the consistency is remarkable! Ceviche sampler and the whole Snapper is what my wife and I get every time. This time was no different, excellent, excellent, excellent!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tarpon Bay - A Hidden Gem
We tend to visit the Tarpon Bay restaurant on special occasions. It provides a nice atmosphere either inside or out on the patio overlooking the small lake and fountain. The service is terrific, always first class. And the food never disappoints. Their ceviche makes a fantastic appetizer and the seafood is always fantastic. Our meal this time also included local vegetables cooked to perfection.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off-season perhaps even better
Sitting on the screened porch watching the Florida cloud display is a fine way to spend a Sunday evening. Late in May the seasonal crowds are not so prevalent, and the wait staff and the kitchen are especially attentive. Fish tends to be featured in a wide variety of presentations. Prices are not like Wendy's.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Resort dining...higher priced and no dress code. Swim suit coverups next to people celebrating a special occasion and dressed up. Food was excellent.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extra Special Service and Food
We probably had 8 different staff members helping us during our dining experience. Food was incredible along with the presentation by the chef! The next time I am visiting this area I will definitely return! I was in the area to get fitted for my wedding dress which came up in conversation with the manager. When it came time for dessert, my dessert had a special message in chocolate that read "Congratulations Bride-To-Be!" This just topped off the experience we had throughout the evening!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
We have enjoyed dining at Tarpon Bay for several years and have introduced friends and family to the restaurant. The seafood dishes are outstanding and the ambiance in the outdoor dining area is especially nice if a thunderstorm is in the area when you dine.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! Our
The food was delicious! Our server (Debbie) was very attentive and was able to answer any questions we had. She was especially accommodating to my friend who has multiple allergies. She was especially excited that there was a gluten free cake on the dessert menu. Everything was great!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
I took my wife here for a getaway evening while on vacation. We had the ceviche which was very fresh and very good as well as some oysters. My wife had the seafood pasta which was more seafood with very little pasta which was pleasant in a properly seasoned lobster sauce. I had the diver scallops which were so tender, seasoned to perfection as well as properly seared where the knife went thru like it was butter. For dessert they brought us a special surprise which comprised of their Key Lime pie, in a chocolate graham cracker crust, cinnamon ice cream as well as a chocolate raspberry lava cake. What a great experience and next time we are in town, we'll make a point to return again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My swordfish was great and my husband had the 14oz prime rib that was fantastic! Everything is presented beautifully, and very tasty!
If you are celebrating a special day, the staff will treat you like royalty.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ceviche is the best!!!!
This resturant is a hidden gem! The ceviche sampler could be a dinner for one. Soooo DELISH it is a must if in the area.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night at Tarpon Bay.
Had another great dinner as expected at Tarpon Bay. Our server was Josh who did a wonderful job and Ray the bartender always makes us laugh. Our Surf n Turf Entree's were fresh and tasty, the appetizers were interesting and creative. The view over looking the water was beautiful. We are looking forward to returning for the special that runs all summer 4 course and a bottle of wine for $65 per couple. It's a must do for everyone.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous early anniversary
We had a fabulous early anniversary dinner on Monday. Jaimie was our server and everything from the food to the service to the ambience was impeccable. I highly recommend their calamari and the mussels for a first course. My husband and I ordered the whole snapper and the presentation was just beautiful. This is definitely going to be our new date night location!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are not big Sushi fans,
We are not big Sushi fans, but Tarpon Bay has turned us around on eating Ceviche and by all means this is the restaurant to do so . Our choices this visit were shrimp, salmon and grouper, each one excellent. We were 3 people dining, celebrating 2 birthdays and our entire meal was shared appetizers, each one better than the next. Tarpon Bay was the busiest we have ever seen it, so we informed our server we did not want to be rushed and we would as the night moved along. This was not a problem and we had our best meal ever at Tarpon Bay.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for the advertised summer
Went for the advertised summer special which was excellent including all four courses and the wine. service was personable and attentive.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place restaurant
very nice place restaurant is in the hotel it is family kid friendly. dress is extremely casual service was outstanding fantastic and the hotel grounds amazingly beautiful
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a hotel restaurant so we usually like to go outside the resort for fine dining. This was truly delicious and everything was so fresh and unique. There is something for everyone on the seafood menu so you can't be disappointed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service.
Iam completely obsessed with the fresh Ceviche! I also had the Tile fish and it was fantastic. Great service and food.
We sat outside by the fire pit after dinner. Beautiful place
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the ambience, the food, the service and the menu. This was the first time I tried ceviche, another winner here. Food was a 10 and so was the service. Will be returning next time I am in the area.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always
We come here every time we're in town. Fantastic view of the fountain from the lanai. Friday & Saturday there's live jazz In the bar. I only wish they'd pipe the live music onto the lanai.
The food is always superb. A minor cosmetic issue with my meal was corrected promptly with a new portion and complementary ceviche while I waited. My husband and I had never had ceviche before; my husband is the pickiest eater on the planet!! And we both agreed its worth having again!
Knowledgeable & friendly staff. And always a nice walk by the pool & fire pit after dinner to wrap up the evening!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes, this a hotel restaurant
Yes, this a hotel restaurant but it is some of the finest dining we have in Southwest Florida. We have eaten at Tarpon Bay numerous times and each experience has been better than the one before it. By SW FL standards, Tarpon Bay is expensive. By Big City standards, the quality of the food, the presentation, the portions, the ambiance make the prices charged very in line with todays prices. This eveing we celebrated out friend's 70th birthday and she was overwhelmed by the fuss from the serving staff. Check with Tarpon Bay as until October they offer a pre-fix meal for two people that includes a bottle of wine and my hsuband and I it's a superb value.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top of the line seafood and service
A great olive dip for the bread to start, for which they share the recipe. The best ceviche in town, and we have tried many. Entrees are prepared quite well, and the fish has always been fresh. Also the service is excellent. It's on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for in this case. They also run a special once in awhile. Over the summer it was $65 for a 4 course meal for two, which included a bottle of wine. The portions were smaller than normal but given the 4 courses it was a good amount of food.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening at Tarpon Point. The summer special is a 4 course dinner with a bottle of wine for $65...and it was very enjoyable. The waiter made us aware of the "small plates" but with 4 courses that was more than enough to satisfy nearly any appetite. They offer 8 variations of ceviche and each diner had their choice to sample...second course salad was featured gait cheese & watermelon and was light and flavorful...third course was a choice of Fl lobster tail or grouper with a stciky rice and vegetables with 3 sauces. The dessert course consisted of a shared plate of key lime pie, starwberry shortcake, guiness ice cream & a lemon sherbert...House Pinot Noir was also very good. We plan to go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were able to find very
We were able to find very tasty vegan food on the menu.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service and atmosphere
we have been to this restaurant several times. We usually come for date night. Normally we have excellent food and we especially enjoy the ceviche. Unfortunately they have a new ceviche chef and it was not half as good as it normally is. We were a little disappointed but will definitely give them another try and hope that the ceviche is better next time.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Spot, Service & Food
TerrificThe restaurant itself is open, airy, big & bright with a great, helpful waitstaff. Upon arriving for our reservation, I was quite chilled from being in the convention room's A/C for hours...I asked for a "warmer" table, not near a fan or air duct. The hostess was very sweet & accommodating, we were led to a table that was gd but I spotted some open booths nearer to the kitchen(warmer:) and they said we could sit there if we would prefer. Our waitress was Candace, & she was happy & knowledgeable. She just made our delicious meal of seared tuna & 2 1/2 dozen delicious oysters even lovelier. I had a special request of freshly chopped jalapeno's & it was filled twice, quickly & efficiently, when I asked for them with my meal of oysters.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
In spite of the extensive
In spite of the extensive and well chosen wine list, there were no Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand nor any Pinot Noirs from Williamette Valley--two of our favorite choices. The swordfish was excellent and cooked perfectly. We would also recommend the crab cake appetizer and the heirloom tomato salad with fresh mozzarella.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are locals that dine at
We are locals that dine at Tarpon Bay time after time and the food never disappoints. It's a little pricey by SWFL standards, but up there in the ranks for setting, ambiance, food quality and preparation and hardly pricey at all by major city, fine dining settings. We travel continually from Tampa through Marco Island for business and by far, Tarpon Bay is our favorite place to dine.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had another great night sitting at the bar watching the band play as we usually do. Ray the bartender is always good for a few jokes, we tried the dinner for 2 surf and turf which is such a bargain. We each got salad with pomegranate dressing. We each got perfectly cooked organic filets and shared 2lb lobster with wine flights for $85. Tarpon Bay not has great service but has top notch quality at a good value. We will continue to return over and over again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM