Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  • Address:
    Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd.
    3400 Gulf Blvd.
    St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
    Neighborhood:
    St. Pete Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Don-CeSar-Beach-Resort/dining/restaurants
  • Phone: 7273601884x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 7am-3pm & 5-10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 7am-3pm & 5-11pm

    Join us for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Hunsberger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities:


    The Sea Porch restaurant, located on the garden level of our beautiful resort, offers groups a casual setting and a variety of Florribean delights.


    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a semi-private dining area called “The Gatsby” can accommodate groups from 12-30 guests. A $500 rental fee is applicable for reserving The Gatsby and the required food and beverage minimum is $1,500 (prior to tax and service fee).


    Please contact us for a copy of the menus, to check availability, or set up an appointment. The Sea Porch restaurant at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel offers the perfect setting for your next social or business event. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting your group.

  • Entertainment: Join us for live music on the outside patio on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring live acoustic contemporary "beach music" from 6pm to 9pm.
  • Special Events: Join us for a Breakfast Buffet on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 11:00am.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Up to 3 hours of Self Parking is complimentary when dining in Sea Porch Restaurant.
A word from Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel
The Sea Porch restaurant is the ideal place for a "Seaside Chic" oasis for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Chef de Cuisine, Jose Cuarta, ensures fresh catches, comfort food and local coastal flavors that cater to all appetites. Some of our favorites include Tostones, West Coast Conch Chowder, Roasted Gulf Grouper, and many more. Savor some of Chef's regional chutneys, salsas and specially made mojos which add some spice and pizzazz to each dish. Guests can choose to dine inside under the oversized skylight or outside under the swaying palms and take in the serene Gulf views.
Groups can enjoy the Gatsby private area with sliding doors, making it even more exclusive for functions up to 30 people.
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Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (8)great for lunch (8)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (6)good for groups (3)romantic (3)kid-friendly (2)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Sea Porch
    Sterling
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the best! ..................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at RumFish Grill
    Beachfun
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere with the three fish tanks, service was excellent and most accomodating, food was delicious and desserts were mouth-watering! Will go again! Love the lighted menu and I heard each table will have an iPad to help identify all the fish. Fantastic idea!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    PrettyInPinkVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We're local and frequent the Sea Porch for dinner after a day on St Pete Beach. The scallops are amazing and one of the best I've had in Tampa Bay. They are huge and cooked to perfection. We always sit outside and there is such a nice breeze in the evening even in the middle of the summer and lately they've had live music (acoustic guitar solo) on Saturday evenings. Also, the drinks at the lobby bar are amazing... the Strawberry Social is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business lunch
    emariecj
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I took a supplier to lunch here to show him the property and also to show support for the account. It was a wonderful experience on the whole. The hostess (Sharon?) knew my name even before I checked in, and was extremely pleasant both on entering and exiting the restaurant. I let her know that I had been in contact with the F&B Director, and she made sure to tell him I was there. Our server, Alex, was excellent. Very attentive and knew the menu well. My guest and I both ordered the fish tacos, which were delicious. Just the right amount of spice! I will definitely return, as I was told they'll be doing some renovations soon to augment the already stellar location. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable with great food!
    ladydininglocal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I ate brunch at the Sea Porch on Fathers Day. We enjoyed the variety and and many of the unique dishes. We especially enjoyed the fresh seafood. We would visit again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    For such a lovely location, the outside dining setting is not very well decorated. Someone should spend some time looking into what could be a lovely space.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea Porch
    Sterling
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is a 5 Star restaurant. Food and Service are always top quality. It is one of our favorite if not our favorite restaurant. It's usually quiet atmosphere allows us to relax while enjoying fine dining. We are always glad we came to the Sea Porch. We have only eaten inside, but the outside patio looks nice also. You just cannot go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ugly
    Gullable
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Awful place! Terrible rug, nasty chairs, one whole wall is made of what look like cheap shower enclosure doors. No plants, no nice lighting fixtures, no views of the sky or gulf, no design statement at all.Think of a banquet room in a cheap motel. Flat out Ugly. don't be fooled by image on web site as I was.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sea Porch - Don Cesar
    ieatoutalot
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Don't expect Gulf water views unless you eat at 4 or 5 of the outside tables with a view. You can see nothing from the inside. Went for lunch- menu is a little different. Don't expect sandwiches and burgers. Our group had fish tacos which were excellent, a de-constructed burrata (mozzarella cheese) blt and shrimp and grits. Most lunch items are $14-18 (it's the Don Cesar). Make sure to ask for your parking to be validated otherwise you'll pay $20 for self-parking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 157 reviews are from the Sea Porch Restaurant at Loews Don CeSar Hotel reviews archive.
  • Superb Meal, Wish it had a view!
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had a lovely experience at the Sea Porch- the food was very good, specifically the swordfish entree which was amazing. Our greatest disappointment was that we had no view of the ocean/sunset. They changed the layout and the front area is now more of a lounge and not for dining. Considering the opportunity they have to be the only fine dining restaurant on St. Pete Beach with a view, they are missing the mark by not elevating the patio facing west so people can dine and see the sunset. As it is now, out door seating is on the southside of the restaurant where the only view is the walkway and the pool. A missed opportunity for them to get an overall outstanding review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    KaseyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner thanks to good food and service. It is always nice to take out of town guests to the Don Cesar. Ours were impressed with the building even though it was not a very good night weather-wise. It is a bit pricey, but all the dishes we had were well-prepared and attractively presented.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 70th birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    group of ladies, nine in all. food was EXCELLENT/presentation a "10". waitress was great, I suspect it was the manager that stopped by to ask how things were going-kind of him. appreciate not paying for parking. did like the previous décor/ambiance MUCH< MUCH more, but---- thanks. Marlene
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet
    Koko
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Excellent food tender calmars wonderful lobster quietness no loud music excellent catering
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had group of 8 and the recommendati
    Gerryb
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had group of 8 and the recommendation of all was... we should come hack again. Great grouper and tacos
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea porch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel itself is expensive (but worth it). The menu pricing is fair. I wasn't to thrilled with the maitre de, but our server (Thomas) was excellent. Cheery, well-informed, attentive, but not invasive. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GiGi's Hat Club
    GiGis4Hats
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    My group had a lovely time at the Sea Porch. I'm sure we will dine there again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Don
    janman
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    We all ordered different dishes. All enjoyed their choices. The server was knowledgeable and very professional. The dining area is beautifully decorated and comfortable. I had not been to the Don in years and am happy that I chose it for our luncheon. It's a great place for friends to meet for a lovely lunch together.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We live in the area and have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We live in the area and have our regular favorite restaurants, but we chose to take our Canadian friends here since they wanted to eat close to the beach. It was a fabulous evening; the service was exceptional, the food was great and it is a new favorite spot of ours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I've gotten rid of the urge to go to Sea Porch Cafe. It was very cold that evening, and we were seated next to a door which opened into the outdoor bar. There was lots of coming and going, mostly due to a wedding. We weren't warned about the limited prix fixe menu, and the choices were few, the cost high.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took 5 other ladies to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    I took 5 other ladies to have lunch who had never been here before. We had a wonderful table that was very quiet for lunchtime so we were able to converse pleasantly. Our waitress Lisa, was outstanding. Her experience and pleasant demeanor was the best. The food was great (especially the desserts!) . We spent a little time looking around this beautiful historic hotel and shops and had a wonderful day. Would definitely recommend this highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trying too hard to fancy it up
    DanglerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We have eaten here 6-8 times. In my opinion the current menu reflects the chef trying a little too hard to fancy it up. This is a semi-casual/semi-formal setting, the main attraction is the beach. The average diner is not looking for fru-fru food, they are looking for flavorful food with a flair to jazz it up a little. Also, be aware that even though you have a reservation you sometimes have to wait, which is bad form, they should manage the reso process more efficiently to avoid doing that to diners. We will be back but mostly because of the setting and ability to dine outdoors.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    The restaurant was outstanding. A wonderful way to have a Sunday morning brunch and walk on the beach. Outstanding service and fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch needs improving
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    The Sunday brunch buffet was disappointing, both in quality of food and selections offered, especially in light of the price. Very nice facility, efficient and friendly service, and a wonderful location on the beach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back for what's becoming a
    OrlandoVisitr
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Back for what's becoming a tradition, watching early Sunday morning Formula 1 races from Europe while enjoying brunch at the Sea Porch. The staff remembered us from our last visit and went out of their way to accommodate us. Our odd request of french fries with mayo (this was a Belgian race) was fulfilled without hesitation. Everyone is extremely happy with the location, the food and especially the great staff. Frank was especially entertaining in the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We made arrangements to bring
    OrlandoVisitr
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    We made arrangements to bring a small group to watch the Budapest Formula 1 race on a Sunday morning. Called to make sure it would be possible and showed up early, just in case. The hostess was very pleasant but needed to check with the manager who told me the hotel was required to keep the Olympics on every TV as "they cater to international guests". Attention management: you might want to do a little research on what "international guests" want. F1 is *the* international motor sport. After a word, she agreed to change one screen to the race. No other guests came in the lounge area during our 3 hour visit. Everything else was perfect. Great breakfast buffet, excellent service and a very sweet hostess.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not like being up charged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Did not like being up charged on our credit card.... Will not return
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant has been remodeled/updat
    SbjmVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Restaurant has been remodeled/updated in the past year. Seating is comfortable - booths & half booths with lots of room between tables. Service was very efficient. Unique drink specialties - but quite expensive! Stand-outs were the sliders & watermelon arugula salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this is the Don Cesar's less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    this is the Don Cesar's less formal restaurant. The food is very good and fresh with local farms used listed on the menu. The roasted chicken and corn soup is awesome and their steaks and seafood and flatbreads are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service from young
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Excellent service from young waitress Leanna. Food ok but not stellar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A rare combination of great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    A rare combination of great food and great service! Very accomodating to our party of 6 adults and one 2 yr. old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu has changed, I'm a foodie
    DanglerVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Menu has changed, I'm a foodie but at a setting like this, the new menu is a little too fru-fru for my liking, and that of my table mates. Will be back, but slightly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good.
    ALoCiceroVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    Great service, great food. Dessert was a little lacking but still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • QUALITY OF SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    My family and I frequent the restaurant quite often and have spoken to the manager on several occasions about our enjoyable experiences. We have even had exceptional staff experiences every time, except the four times Michelle has waited on us. Unfortunately, this is the seocond Mother's Day that has been ruined for me due to her service or lack thereof. She has been there for quite some time; however, her lack of training is truly bringing down the quality of the restaurant. With four poor experiences, I thought I would take this time for the review. I had a request in almost a month before Mother's Day for a gluten-free and vegan dish. Last year, we were given an a la carte menu for our 4pm reservation with no problems.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bread basket the server
    Windwoo
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    The bread basket the server brought to the table was amazing! I wanted to take the leftovers home! Our server had only been employed three weeks, but we would not have known if she had not told us. She was very sweet and service-oriented.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual and great food
    Suechau
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Food was great and we all liked the light and airy atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and ambiance.
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Wonderful food and ambiance. Seafood is outstanding with innovative preparation. Afterwards can enjoy walking on the beautiful beach, only steps away, and browsing the unique DonCesar Hotel shops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very good as is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    Food is very good as is the presentation since the "redo". A casual dinner outside was most enjoyable and relaxing. Bread basket is EXCEPTIONAL! Service was great. Parking validation is a great asset. Have dined there in the past and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We booked the reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We booked the reservation expecting to see the regular lunch menu (as listed on Open Table) but it was Brunch for Easter. The food was good - especially the Mahi-mahi with corn sauce and the chicken asparagus salad. However at $50pp(!!!) I would expect shrimp cocktail, oysters, crepes or waffles, and mimosas - but there were none of these. At $29.95 I would have found it pricey but acceptable at the Don. The service was great and our 8 year old really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great time at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Always a great time at the Don Cesar. Our family has dined at the Sea Porch Cafe numerous times and we have always enjoyed the food and service. Lisa, our server on numerous occasions, has always been very personable and enjoyable to chat with. Great food and a hard to replicate beach dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the location and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    Loved the location and the food. So glad we tried it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic