Lovely Old Florida
This restaurant is the perfect slice of old Florida. A great menu and good service.
10/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
Take a step back in time to
Take a step back in time to an elegant setting where you are treated like royalty to an outstanding menu with the highest quality food. The bar is also a lounge where patrons visit quietly with their cocktails. Thankfully they are now open to the public during the winter season. The best place to take guests or for a romantic dinner alone. Worth every penny!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Gasparilla is classic.
The Gasparilla is classic. Incredible food, atmosphere and service. The best of the best.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow is all I can say. What an amazing dining experience. A welcome greeting when you come in the door and then a bread server comes around with 3 choices of bread-delicious!! Next the wait staff takes your order and the menu changes, and is small but it is truly a menu for foodies. I got the shrimp cocktail and it was amazing, presentation fabulous. Hubby got the Caesar salad and it was presented very differently but was so good. For the main course, he got the tenderloin and I got the black grouper, no not blackened, black grouper, no it isn't black when you get it but it was the BEST FISH I ever ate. Chef's presentation was wonderful served on a bed of mashed potatoes and fresh white and green asparagus. Worth the trip. Dessert Amazing
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good but Hot!!!
Everything was wonderful, except....the dining room and hotel are very hot. The hotel is quite old and with the west sun hitting it in the afternoons, it makes it uncomfortable to enjoy yourself. My husband was sweating so much, he had to take his jacket off, to find he had soaked through his shirt. I asked some staff if something was wrong with the air, only to find out, it is typical of the hotel. I would be very cautious to stay there.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
OLD FLORIDA CHARM
What a wonderful place to dine. We just love it so much. The greeting you receive at the door is so special and then the service while at the table is beyond compare. Now they are to fussy but just enough to know you are not forgotten. The shrimp cocktail is beautifully presented and the Caesar salad is so uniquely presented but delicious. I got the grouper and my husband got the tenderloin and the presentation is amazing and the food wonderful Dessert to die for.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Seth is doing an amazing job there. His pairings of ingredients are innovative and so delicious. We had dinner there 3 nights in a row it was excellent each night I would highly recommend . Looking forward to going back next year.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor, attentiveness and food were most gracious. We celebrated a birthday our meal was a special event. The scallops and Crispy Red Snapper were outstanding. Don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an anniversary party for four couples Celebrating 10, 25, and 50 year anniversarys. The food, the service was outstanding everything met our expectations. Will definitely go back there again.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As we entered the dining room our hostess greeted us with a big smile and showed us to a table by the window with a view of the golf course. Perfect! When we open our menus we noticed “Happy 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn” on the right side. What a nice surprise. The manager, Nate, came to our table and poured two glasses of complimentary champagne. Cathy started with “Locally Harvested Stone Crab”.I had “Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail”. Then Cathy had the “Tossed Mixed Greens” and I had the “Boston Bibb Salad”. Nate informed us that preparing our meals for the evening was Chef Blackburn!!! Out came a complimentary course of “Roasted Beef Tenderloin". Cathy had “Rosemary Scented Rack of Lamb” I had “Local Black Grouper Filet”.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One word describes it all--FABULOUS
We loved our dinner (and our three breakfasts) at the Inn. The service is so professional but friendly--just as it should be in the South--and, of course, the food was delicious.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantasitc food and Florida charm
If you consider yourself a foodie and or love a great dining experience with old Florida charm and ambiance than this is the place for you. During the season you must dress for dinner and men must have a sport coat, and I love that you can go someplace and feel and dress special. Don't expect to get the same thing each time because they change some menu items but they have all been wonderful. My sister got the swordfish, I got the freshly caught grouper and hubby got a filet. Dinner comes with 2 sides and the potatoes and the asparagus were to die for. We each tried the potato leek soup, and the Caesar salad, Service from the time you walk in until you leave is wonderful. Favorite place to go when in in Florida home.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM