Bon Appetit

4.6
2174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
This landmark Dunedin Restaurant offers casual waterfront dining in a sophisticated but relaxed setting; stunning waterfront views of St. Joseph Sound, Honeymoon and Caledesi Islands. Chef Klaus Riedl has created a menu to showcase weekly specials, comfort food creations, and seasonal temptations to tantalize the most sophisticated of diners; all in addition to the regular menu. Enjoy alfresco dining at the Marina Terrace Café with the same menu and phenomenal views and sunsets.

***We gladly accept reservations for a Table for inside dining in our Lounge or Main Dining Room. Please note that every seat has a view of the water; we will provide you with the best table available at the time of your arrival. Unfortunately we are not able to take Reservations for the Marina Terrace Cafe. ***

##Celebrating a special occasion? Please inquire about our specialty cakes...baked fresh daily.##
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Valentine's Day on the water! Join us for a 4-Course Plated Dinner with a choice from six entrees. Seatings from 4:00-9:30pm $69.95 per person. For more information please visit https://www.bonappetitrestaurant.com/menus/

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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RC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around.......a Tampa Bay favorite for us

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PD
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my 4th or 5th time here. I was disappointed on a previous visit, but the latest reviews were good so I though I'd give it another try. I had requested a specific table, and the table we were led to was absolutely perfect, with a wonderful view. This is a pricey place, and I have to say that all of our dishes were good, some better than others. The oysters were my favorite. Friend had french onion soup and said it was wonderful. I had red snapper special, it was good but I would not say it was great, and I think the 39.95 price was a bit high. Friends had grouper and enjoyed it. Dessert was creme brulee and pie which was really good. No complaints about our service, our server was helpful and attentive.
Our service was great. All in all, this is the place in downtown Dunedin with the best location. I will definitely return there.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sunset and great food. Had the grouper and snapper specials. We highly recommend anything local. We are local and we will be back. Thank you to Michael our server. Did a wonderful job even though he was very busy.

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EL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects

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DH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in San Diego and love Bon Appetit. Mom lives in Dunedin and we have celebrated many family reunions here. Love that we see the same wait staff, hostess and piano player for at least 20 years.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always didn't disappoint! Great place for a nice afternoon cocktail/lunch by the water!

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G
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents and family there for dinner and we really enjoyed the experience! Great food, great service and an amazing view of the bay!

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TB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Bon Appetit several times, and the food is always excellent. This last visit we had Sher as our waiter and he is nothing less than outstanding. Prices are what you would expect for an upscale restaurant. Outdoor seating is very nice, overlooking the gulf and marina. We make it a point to always come here when we're in the area.

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W
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and were seated at a lovely table for two next to a window by the water. Cindy enjoyed a lobster roll served with fresh fruit and I had the Grouper Bon Appétit, which was excellent as were the fingerling potatoes and accompanying sliced cucumbers. Our server Travis was attentive and pleasant. The cost of the meal which included two beers, ice tea, two coffees and a lovely raspberry parfait was $73 including tax.

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r
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and it was a great experience. The food was excellent, the service was exceptional, and the view was amazing. The only negative I would share is that the process are through the roof. There were three of us for lunch and our check was over $80. You get what you pay for, but that's a little much IMHO.

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C
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Worst steak I've ever had. Never saw a high class place cook a steak like that

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The crab bisque and Mediterranean octopus was awesome!

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l
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

VISITED THIS RESTAURANTS ON MANY OCCASIONS OVER THE YEARS AND IT NEVER FAILS TO DELIVER. FABULOUS FOOD AND SUPERB VIEWS

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M
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Dd not realize the main dining room was not open during lunch.....therefore seating options were limited.....we did get a corner table in the smaller lunch area that worked for us.....but was only lucky that this table was available. Our waitress then began to deal with a table next to ours which seated 10-12 people after us. So we had to ask that our lunch be expedited first with a floating waiter since we had two children and could not wait for this group to be attended to simultaneously or before ours.

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HG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

My meal at Bon Appetit was terrible. The escargot was overcooked, my octopus had a piece of plastic in the dish and I had to send it back and my leftover scallops that I took home with me were rancid the next morning.

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LH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

First of all, we came to the restaurant for the first time at night. Parking was confusing - it's sort of behind the Best Western and there was a sign stating that there was no valet parking. The entrance process was a little confusing as well - apparently there are TWO entrances. After the table next to us got bread twice, we finally got ours. We waited a long time for our food - about half an hour. I enjoyed my gumbo and cold seafood plate immensely and my dinner companions found the dusted grouper and fish and chips equally tasty. However, once we had finished our meals, once again it took a long time to get the check. What should have been a meal lasting about an hour turned into almost two hours. If we're in the area again, I am willing to give Bon Appetit another try, but I wasn't hugely impressed at first blush.

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A
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat out by the water and the view was great and the weather cool!! Perfect night! Food was very good just on the pricey side!

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Sixtieth birthday experience! As always the food was amazing. Out server Alexander made the evening even more enjoyable. His timing of courses could not have been more perfect. His knowledge commendable. The best part was his personality...spot on all night. Thank you Alexander!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly personnel! We waited for a friend who was lost somewhere between Tampa and Dunedin. He called the reception and the lady at the reception was very patient and gave him the direction. Then, she also made sure that we are informed about the situation.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place by accident, and were we pleased! The atmosphere is fabulous and the food superb, topped with gorgeous sunsets!

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F
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views & restaurant. Great food, nicely presented.

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Tampa
53 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Year's Eve and of course it was busy ... BUT everything was handled beautifully. Great table, Stuart is a VERY professional and skilled waiter. We relaxed and enjoyed the fabulous NYE menu - guided by Stuart. Wine selection is broad enough for most everyone. We enjoyed dining at this top-notch place on its busiest night to the extreme!

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C
Thailand
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a good spot ang great view. The food was nicely cooked and the staff was very nice too.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love spending New Year’s Eve at Bon Apetit !

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N
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best food for New Years Eve! The service was impeccable as busy as they were that evening. It was a wonderful experience and it was enjoyable for all our guests!

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dining outside by the water. Wonderful experience. A little disappointed in the fixed-menu as I have ordered off the daily menu and wanted to select other dishes. Nevertheless, it was an excellent meal and our server, Megan, was outstanding. Will go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sunset views from the deck and pier, outstanding food, service, and ambiance!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful water view dinning.

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the dinner, but did not know menu was “pric fixe” until we got there.
Would have preferred regular menu choices.

The food was good, especially the filet and the lobster cocktail. We felt a bit rushed though - had to order everything at once and not much breathing space between courses. But it was a very pleasant dining experience overall. Except $45 for a cognac is nuts!!!

We love Bon Apetit, though, especially the outdoor bar, and we will be back soon.

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of 6 to New Year's Eve fixed price dinner. Kamila (sp?) was an outstanding server, and the entire staff were friendly and attentive throughout.
Food in general was amazing and enjoyed by every person in our group. Filet and grouper were particularly outstanding...to me it's a quick measuring stick if a place can pull off three perfectly cooked filets, and they achieved perfection with all three!
The view/location is without peer in the area...easy trip from Clearwater Beach area.
Wine selections vast and craft cocktails excellent.

The part time residents in our group plan to visit often.

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AB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere! I have been here many times and the restaurant never disappoints!

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Live in the area and finally went here with my parents and 3 kids (4, 7, 11). We sat inside and really every seat in the house has a good view! The food was delicious and I was amazed at what a good kids menu they had. The service was top-notch and felt much higher end than most every other restaurant I've been to in the area. I love that they not only have live music outside in the evenings, but also a live piano player inside. Really made for a lovely afternoon.

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N
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. A well-placed restaurant next to the water with wonderful views, but our meal was sub-standard. My wife and I ordered the shrimp fettuccini. Service was prompt but my wife’s entree was luke-warm and my was swimming in too much sauce. The meals were promptly taken away and heated up ( not replaced). The pasta was top-heavy in sauce rather than the light sherry sauce as described. I had difficulty not splashing the contents of mine, due to the amount of sauce. At no time did our server ask us if we’re happy. The bread rolls were OK....

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JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed in the whole experience, went to the reception to let them know we had arrived, they told me “come in when you’re ready, we aren’t busy” Had a few drinks at the outside bar, where the two women servers were so very busy chatting to each other and flirting with a male customer to bother with us, went to reception the person at reception looked at us and walked away? After a while she came back and said “ you’re supposed to follow me” we aren’t psychic. The waiter took our order and brought the meal, then as soon as my daughter had finished he removed her plate leaving her sat at the table while we finished our meal. The waiter came to remove our plates and left the bill at the same time, we asked if it was possible to have another drink? He said that it was, took the drinks order then returned with the drinks and another bill! We really wanted to have another drink, but decided that the waiter must have more important things to do than serve us, so we paid and left. The whole bill for drinks and food, one meal was a salad, came to in excess of $150.00, I firmly believe we could have dined at McDonald’s and got better service.

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EA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food and were satisfied with the service.
Also the prices are absolutely resonable.
But we would like to have a bigger selection of local beers - there are abaout 12 breweries in around 10 miles!
It was a bit noisy, one could hardly hear the Pianoman (5 yards from our table).

But anyway: We'll be back soon!

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P
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We ate from the small plate menu and had the fish and chips it was cod compressed into fish fingers very strange and not as good a a piece of cod just fried. French fries were super and the ceasar salad we added was great!

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d
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great location, superb ambience. Suited our occasion perfectly!

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S
Tampa
90 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seeing I was there Sunday night, and again on Thursday night... I would say that speaks volumes!!! Especially when you order the exact same meal.

The Duck Breast was Divine. The other meals ordered were the Thursday special... The pork chop and the Mushroom Ravioli...

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M
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a wonderful dining experience. Just wish they could add gluten free bread/rolls which can be easily stored in the freezer until requested.
Wait staff was great.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner for all was very good, atmosphere was delightful, service very professional and the price was reasonable for the meals and the view.

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