Watercolour Grillhouse
Watercolour Grillhouse
  • Address:
    Marriott Suites on Sand Key 1201 Gulf Blvd
    1201 Gulf Blvd
    Clearwater, FL 33767
    Neighborhood:
    Clearwater
  • Cuisine:
    Steak
    Price: $31 to $50

Watercolour Grillhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 7279531661x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Monday-Friday 6:30am-11:00am
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm
    Dinner Daily: 5:00pm -10:00pm
    Lounge Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Orchard; Chef de Cuisine Jason Poulakis
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether an intimate affair of 2 or an elaborate affair of 35. Watercolour Grillhouse is prepared to make your experience one to be remembered. Feel free to call us with your desires to make your dining experience one in a lifetime.
  • Private Party Contact: Savannah Keeble 7275936120x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment in The Lounge

    Friday Night 8pm-12am

    Saturday Night 8pm-12am


    Featuring Peter Kerns!

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet available. On site parking also available.
A word from Watercolour Grillhouse
"Our focus is on great food complemented by an atmosphere of casual sophistication, with service that is professional yet attentive to each individual."

Watercolour Grillhouse will be the first choice restaurant for hotel guests and locals in the Clearwater Beach Area. We will create an enjoyable dining experience in an environment of casual sophistication offering superb steaks, fresh fish, and other grillhouse favorites crafted by our skilled Culinary team.

Check out our lounge open daily for specialty cocktails created by our talented bartender's Rick and Tara!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Watercolour Grillhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (32)special occasion (19)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Somewhat disappointed
    Donmar
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Beautiful setting. Disappointed with meal portions. Sea bass extremely small. Steak not prepared correctly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • has potential
    martie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Being there at a slow lunchtime, I surmise that this place could be very nice in the evening. The locale is fine, on an island shore, having a nice view of a bay with a noise-blocking glass wall cutting out the sound of jet-skis. The menu was sorted by how long preparation would take and the food was pretty good. Detracting were the facts that the customers were served in the bar area where conversations were easily overheard and the music was more suitable for later in the day.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good hotel restaurant
    Andy123VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very pleasant, very good food and service, much better than one might expect for a hotel restaurant. Worth a visit even if you're not staying at there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mitch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent food and service, always consistent. Best steak in the Clearwater Beach area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • speakingfrankly
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very tasty steak. Cooked as I directed. Vegetables were excellent. They had a small table for my two children near ours so that we could dine "alone" and the kids could have the feeling of being a bit grown up. All in all, very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It doesn't get any better than this
    TheGhost
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was great, exceptional and a good value. We were a party of four, of which we had chicken, fish and beef entrees. All were wonderful, as were the appetizers and desserts. (The chocolate mouse cake is unbelieveable.) I think that were were particularly lucky though. Our server could tell that we were very laid back and easy-going. She joined our atmosphere with quips and warmth, and we loved her. The service she provided could not have been better; she knew the menu well, including the cocktails, and helped us choose.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing the old WaterColour
    michelanstar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food continues to be good, but the environment has changed. In the Watercolour reboot (+ Grillhouse) they have lowered prices and attempted to engage more families in the dining area. That is fine, but we've enjoyed the location over the years due to high quality food and high quality service. We typically "dress" for a nice dinner. When we visited most folks were wearing shorts and sandals. Kids table were mixed throughout - rather than certain areas as they have attempted in the past. Service was slower and less attentive. Perhaps in an attempt to optimize cost there are more tables per waiter now. Generally speaking we'll probably not make the 45min drive here for special occasions again. If you're close,then you'll enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    floridagirl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is one of those places that you might never know exists, but once you find it, you regret that it took you so long to visit. Looking out over the water watching dolphins and fish while eating, impeccable service, and AMAZING food, you will make this one of your go-to places when you want something special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol J.
    Lostinthought
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place. Great food. Reasonable prices. Drunks yelling in bar slightly interfered with quiet dinner but no big deal. Only issue was temperature...BLASTING AC made us uncomfortably cold. Memo to management: worry about making the customers comfortable...not keeping the employees cool while they are buzzing around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undercooked
    LoveFood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    For the prices they charge for steak, I expected better. I ordered my steak medium but the middle was medium rare. I couldn't eat it. They are a steakhouse so I expected them to be able to prepare steak better. Our reservation was for 8:30p and we were seated immediately. They were replacing the windows of the hotel so the noise level was very loud. Could hear drills the entire time. Have me a headache. The service was excellent and I was very pleased everyone we interacted with.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Steaks were great as usual but seafood and sides were not uo to their usual standard.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    CELEBRATING 35th anniversary and entire staff made it special
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is our favorite local special occasion restaurant. Always great food, service and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner with a great view
    MajorCat721
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was very good - the service was ok. The view is excellent which always adds to the experience. If you are staying at the hotel it definitely is worth going at least one night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been eating here for years, one of the best places for a steak. the service has always been excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spouse Birthday Dinner
    Peachies
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Each and every year for the pass 6 or seven years my husband request visiting your restaurant for the Porterhouse steak. This year he ordered the T-bone steak and was very pleased with every bite. Hope to visit again for our 27th wedding anniversary in August. Be Blessed and keep up the good work and serving some of the best food in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RairoadVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This "in hotel" spot is on the 1st floor the the Marriott Suites on Sand Key. We also ate breakfasts there and enjoyed the upgrade, as well as the plain breakfast buffet. Since it was past our normal dining time, our dinner was a shared dinner, and Mike had the kitchen split our salad and our meal. The food was very good, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mama always said
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    if u can't say anything nice....... you have enough info above.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Katobow
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    From the moment we arrived our whole dinner experience was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I shared the crab cake to start, more like a tower, which was the best I have ever had! Wish I knew how to make the lime gel which was so tasty. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and and great as a steak could be. Our server, Gina, is a plus to your establishment. She is there to serve and serve she did! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and View
    Classof61
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The water view is outstanding. The food was excellent and the server (Gina) was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic brunch!
    ABCSoMA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    took mom for Mother's Day. Delicious food, amazing selection definitely quality. Priced at $37 per adult, $32 for seniors, we felt it was well priced for the occasion and for the selection. if I lived in the area this but definitely become my Easter on Mother's Day location for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 313 reviews are from the Watercolour Grillhouse reviews archive.
  • service
    slow
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was very good, however the service was extremely slow. We were celebrating our anniversary and they knew this I was surprised there was no complimentary desert, I was disappointed in that.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Crab Legs Again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    3 of the last 5 visits, no Alaskan King Crab legs. Should call this place Pleasure Island. The only thing the employees can say is "My Pleasure". It really has not been my pleasure the past few visits.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You
    Lawrence
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had Gina as our waitress very experienced made our night very injoyable thank you and keep up the good work
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    places2go
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Wonderful place right on the water! Steaks are fantastic as well as the seafood. The dinner salad was amazing. We loved it !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    allaboutthefood
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Experience exceeded expectations once again! Our server, Gina, was outstanding ! Will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday dinner
    mcarrington
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    FOOD WAS VERY GGOD. NATALIE, OUR WAITRESS WAS EXCELLENT, AND PERSONABLE. WOULD ASK FOR HER AGAIN. A FEW TABLEs DOWN FROM OURS, THE "GENTLEMEN" WERE EXTREMELY NOISY AND RUDE!!!!!! MADE IT DIFFICULT TO CONVERSE WITH OUR GRANDCHILDREN WHO HAD NOT BEEN THERE BEFORE AND WERE SPENDING A WEEKEND WITH US. FOOD COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE WARMER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service = Poor Dinner
    MLCWVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Neglecting my brother and I for 15 minutes while the assigned server repeatedly walked by could not be remedied. It appears the restaurant is losing it's ability to provide both good food and service. With other options available, it will take a focused leadership effort for the restaurant to capitalize on the opportunity it has to be top notch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views and steaks!!!
    DEpst
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Took the family and everyone really enjoyed the dinner. The bread basket is awesome and the steaks were superb. Lobster ravioli was a disappointment. Other than that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and View
    WMMTampa
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Watercolour sits on the water and has fabulous view from every table. There is also an outside deck for dining. I have been twice before and encountered to-die-for food and impeccable service. This time our server was a little disappointing and while he said he had been there 5 years, he forgot our appetizer and brought out entrees when only half through our salads. He bought us a round of drinks to try and make up for it. I Iove this place and will return, but at these prices these "misses" should not occur. I must add that our steaks were superb! I rated noise level "energetic" because a senior citizen birthday dinner was happening and they were quite boisterous. This is usually a very romantic quiet dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary
    NYers
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant almost started off bad. We had looked on the website menu and saw lamb chops, which is my wife's favorite. When we arrived we were seated quickly and the service was great. As we went through the menu, my wife noticed there were no lamb chops on the menu. When our waiter (Mike) return she questioned what happened with the lamb chops. Mike said the menu had changed two weeks To our surprise Mike returned about 5 minutes later and told my wife the chef would make her the lamb chops. She received two large double boned American lamb chops, I had the bone-in rib-eye, everything was cooked to perfection. The sides were made for two, we had mushrooms and potatoes. We had a wonderful experience. We will return
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great saturday Night
    Randall
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Nice setting overlooking the Bay, good table could overhear nice live background music in the bar. Food (Filet & Sea Bass) cooked to perfection, waiter solid, friendly & knowledgeable led to a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too many kids
    btro
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Didnt expect all the kids in such an expensive restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Menu
    foodie57VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Love the new menu!! The crab cake appetizer is THE must have item. There is now a smaller crab cake you can get with a steak and it's just as good. If you are looking for more of a quiet dining experience make sure you ask for the upper dining room otherwise your table may be among the lower tables in the bar area which can get lively depending on the sporting events on the tv's. The service has always been excellent. I would go back in a hot minute next time I'm in the Clearwater area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu not so great
    Isadora
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I have not been in Watercolour for a year or so but remembered their excellent steaks. They have now revamped the restaurant, looks really nice and in daytime view to intercoastal is fabulous. Service was good. The steak itself was still good but now they have some strange oregano theme going on, the oregano in salad dressing was overpowering (and salad was "swimming" in the dressing) and the excellent spicy oil mixture they use on steaks was this time also having oregano and also olives. I did not like them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very mixed
    mike77
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I booked this restaurant for a delayed Valentine's dinner. We were travelling to Clearwater on V'day and decided to make this our special night. I had been looking forward to a sublime steak dinner that evening, since this place was supposed to be renowned for it's meat dishes. And now the disappointment, I ordered the bone-in rib eye and could not have been more unhappy with the meal. The meat literally had no taste and the topping was an amalgam of sautéed onions and olives, hard to take! I was unable to finish the meat, and that NEVER happens with a good rib and me. As for my wife, she enjoyed a lobster pasta dish that was quite good. All in all an expensive meal that was a major disappointment!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Valentine's DInner
    Gary7577
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Watercolour Steakhouse for Valentine's Day dinner. Everything was great from the moment we arrived. We were seated promptly. The wait staff was very attentive and checked on us regularly. Two managers also stopped by our table to see how we were enjoying our evening. The filet steaks were cooked to perfection and went great with the wonderfully prepared lobster tail. This is one of the best dining experiences I have had at an upscale restaurant. The also have a great wine list. We plan to go back to Watercolour's again and we will be recommending it to others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my local favorite
    Judy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is my local favorite for a special romantic occasion! The service is always attentive and outstanding. Everyone is there for you! The steaks are out of this world: prepared and served perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We do not usually dine in the hotel restaurant but it was late and we were impressed with the hotel so far. Watercolours was beautifully set overlooking the water with a rounded glass window. Our server, Gina was amazing. She took every care to be sure we ordered the right thing and made the perfect suggestions. We never needed a thing and yet we barely noticed she was there. The food was incredible. We had steaks and crabcakes. The steaks were of the best quality and were as good the next day. The crab cake was the best we have ever had and had flaky crab meat with no fillers and a key lime sauce to die for! We had mini dessert cups which matched perfectly with a perfectly crafted cappuccino and we were not rushed from our table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea scallops some of the best
    BirgsVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Sea scallops some of the best I've ever had. Portion so large I enjoyed a nice lunch of left overs next day. Just a little too long a wait between salad and entrée courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic