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About Bon Appetit

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 Stephen has created a menu to showcase weekly specials, comfort food creations, and seasonal temptations to tantalize the most sophisticated of diners, all in addittion to the regular menu. Enjoy alfresco dining at the Marina Terrace Café with the same menu and phenomenal views and sunsets. Please visit us for our All New "New Orleans Bistro Brunch." Inspired from the city that started the brunch movement. Enjoy classic New Orleans food and drinks while listening to jazz played on our baby grand piano.

150 Marina Plaza
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Modern European, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm,
Dinner - Nightly: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday)
Brunch - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 733-2151

Website:
http://www.bonappetitrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday through Sunday: Piano 6:00pm-9:00pm
Listen to pianist Kathy Roberts play a variety of music on our baby grand piano. Requests welcome!

Parking Details:
- Private Lot
- Complimentary Valet

Executive Chef:
Klaus Riedl

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bon Appetit Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (95)
Scenic View (94)
Special Occasion (86)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Great for Outdoor Dining (61)
Good for a Date (59)
Worth the Drive (47)
Romantic (47)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Great for Lunch (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Live Music (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Cozy (28)
Casual (25)
Business Meals (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (15)
Disabled Access (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Seasonal (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely pathetic! You can always hit a bad night and have a bad experience, but this was not the Bon Appetit of old.

They seated more people than they could service with the staff available. No bus staff so the waiters had to bus the tables instead of waiting on customers.

The bread girl never could find our table without us asking for bread and she never came back.

I personally ordered a 5oz. Fillet mignon cooked medium rare. Medium rare always shows pink. My rather thin slice for a filet, was serviced with no pink.

Water glasses were not refilled without asking. Empty plates were not bussed until we stacked them in the middle of the table ourselves.

We were never asked it we wanted a second drink, we were not offered coffee, we were offered desert after sitting for twenty minutes. Then there was the wait for the check.

Waiter could see no problems with his service, the manager was not much interested in the fact that he cannot supervise a dining room or my observations.

Four of the people at the table said the their food was nice but sadly served luke warm. Enjoyable? No.

Worth the money? No. There are better choices.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were surprised by this visit to the Bon Appetit. We have been many times before and had always received great food and quality service. This time we ordered 6 oysters on the half shell , they came with only 5. Problem was corrected bu bringing another 2 oysters. My wife ordered a shrimp plate with sauce on the side. They arrived with sauce on top as well as a side. She had to remove the sauce that was on top. The fish and chips looked like they just came out of a Mrs. Paul's box. Attention to such details indicated that the priority was not on attention to detail or presentation. We may try again and chock this up to a one time issue. I am hopeful that proves to be true. Very dissatisfied. Server, however, was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very happy with everything - service, food, atmosphere. Drinks were spot on. Scenic water view. Really enjoyed my meal!

Tags: Disabled Access, Scenic View, Waterfront, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were excellent. We loved our waiter Andy. We got married here 18 years ago and always love coming back. The views are awesome!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice evening and meal. Experience was much nicer than the last time we were there. Nicely done.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server, Miguel, was very professional and attentive. Had a good command of the menu and informative about the drinks. We were never left wondering where he went, if we needed something he was there. The food was a little pricey but tasty, you are paying for the view, which is beautiful at sunset, Book in advance to get that prime slot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

What a beautiful restaurant right on the gulf. Everything was perfect, from the valet parking to the dessert. My husband, parents and I enjoyed a very nice meal watching the sunset while enjoying a perfect meal. The live piano playing was a bonus and when she came by the table to take requests, well that just made it extra special. This was our first visit but certainly will not be our last.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We liked this restaurant so much that we returned again in a week. They have a reasonable wine list and a fine touch in cooking fish. We especially enjoyed the dover sole, grouper, oysters bienville and the seafood tower which is a special treat. The views are fantastic.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

The views in the restaurant are fantastic.
The wait staff was very attentive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

Very comfortable excellent food and service was top notch! Have recommended this restaurant to many people.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful seating outdoors on the bay!
Good food selection
Good service
Good food

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

You can't beat the sunsets or the food at Bon Appetit! It's a bit of a drive for us so we don't get there as often as we should. A great place to take out of town visitors & make a good impression.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Bon Appetit has a lovely outside patio with great Gulf views. Indoor restaurant is very large and inviting but we always prefer the outdoor terrace. The menu is changed up every so often so it makes you want to return to see what’s new. Nice serve staff and very accommodating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

I Started going to Non Appetite in 1989. In all years I have been going I have never been disapointed. The food, the atmosphere,the service is always exceptional .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

This is the restaurant we are always looking for but seldom find. I mean it in a very positive way when I describe it as "old-fashioned;" it's the kind of restaurant where the staff do not refer to you as "you guys," or mistakenly think that "no problem" is the correct response to "thank you." You can converse here, enjoy perfect cocktails, and dine on some of the best prepared food you will find anywhere. Bon Appetit is run by grownups who are very, very good at what they do.

We went back two days later for lunch, and my wife ordered the veal chop again, just to make sure it was as good as she remembered. It was. My lamb chops were perfectly prepared in a kitchen that knows their mediums and medium rares. I don't usually rave about vegetables, but would get in the habit of doing so if they were all as well prepared and tasteful as the green bean and rutabaga saute was. At followup lunch, the cold seafood plate was just what I had hoped it would be.

This restaurant is reason enough to visit Dunedin; if you want to alternate with a more casual atmosphere with equally good food, their sister restaurant Cafe Alfresco is a great choice - a diner with fine dining quality food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

valet parking was a disaster I had to find my own keys than had to find my own car

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 14, 2018

A splendid experience on Valentine's Day. . .a bit pricey but worth it. The food was excellent and bountiful and the service was first rate. The waterfront setting is beautiful. It was a bit noisy and crowded but not excessively so. It is a well-managed establishment both elegant and casual.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was the first time that we had been there. We went for valentines day. It was an excellent experience. Both of us was 100% satisfied with the the food, atmosphere, service, scenery, and pricing. We will defiantly go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Most wonderful valentines ever
Great service, Great food

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place, thank you. We had lovely meal, great table, reserving table was very easy......beautiful view. Thank you so much

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Good service, food and space

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Raina was an excellent server. We ate outside to enjoy the great weather with friends from out of town. We did miss the music.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

So unfortunate because this restaurant has so much potential. The location is perfect and views are gorgeous, but the restaurant itself is very dated and in desperate need of renovation. We were seated in the first dining room, with limited views and no table cloths, which honestly reminded me of an old diner! Moreover, the food is overpriced and very disappointing! I don't know what all the raving is about, but this is my second visit to Bon Appetite and I can honestly say there will not be a third visit. I would recommend visiting Bon Appetite's outside bar for a cocktail, enjoy the view and then have dinner at one of the many other wonderful restaurants in Dunedin.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Waitress SCHAZEE was perfect - very attentive, but not intrusive, able to sense when we were ready to move to next level.

Since the restaurant was not crowded it was heaven!!!! BUT I've not taken guests for a long time since the noise level with a loud banging piano hinders all conversation. Please try to temper the talented pianist - I'm a pianist and realize the difficulties of playing classical pieces in a subdued manner, but it can be done. Light soothing dinner music is so lovely and helps set the ambiance. BUT KEEP IT IN THE BACKGROUND - NOT A FLOOR SHOW.

Beef tips were excellent + baby back ribs. Keep the healthy food coming!

Danke schon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A very enjoyable dining experience. Very pretty views of the water and great waiter and meals.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Expensive. Waiter was very friendly, but everyone else was very nice.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. When we asked for a table with a better view for both of us our request was granted graciously. The food was very good and the ambience very nice. The biggest issue we had was with our server, Robert. He was very quiet and reserved, not personable at all. We find that the personality of the server can add so much to the dining experience. After we ordered cocktails he removed the wine list without asking if we were going to want wine with our meal (which we did!). If not for our server we would rate this at least a 4 star restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A really great place for scenic dining and great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good and presented beautifully and quickly. We went for a Valentine’s dinner and felt it was special. The piano player was an elegant touch. Overall we had a nice time.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been here twice for special occasions. Love the waterfront setting. The dining room is a bit on the noisy side; was not able to hear the music from the piano about 15 feet from our table. Food is good and service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful setting, nice menu but expensive, and execution was less than perfect (fish overdone).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Bon Appetit consistently performs as a restaurant with a view. The service is always top notch. The menu is varied, and provides solid value, leaning toward seafood, but with much more. The views into the estuary and toward barrier islands is magnificent. An outdoor bar offers a very casual option; outdoor dining is also available. The recently updated indoor dining areas are comfortable and have a nautical theme. We have enjoyed Bon Appetit many times, and intend to continue to support and enjoy this very fine Tampa Bay dining destination.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was very good, server was also good. Hostest left something to be desired.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good but a little too salty for my tastes. A couple times I actually puckered. I ordered a soup which never came and when our food was brought out and set on a tray about 20ft away, it sat there for 5 minutes before our server finally grabbed it and brought it to us. Our server never came by, I had to ask another waitress for a drink refill and for our check. What should have been a 50 minute meal was 95 minutes with all the waiting we had to do. Highly unlikely we return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service, perfect food ...overall a memorable evening! We live in SC but we’ll be back!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Front of House Manager was very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful table with a great view of the sunset. Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always.....the food and ambiance did not disappoint. But.....bring back the white tablecloths!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our meal was very good ( especially the lobster cocktail appetizer with cognac sauce and the lamb entrée ) and the ambience was nice but the service was phenomenal. Miguel was an excellent server. He was always there when we needed him. We were there for my dad‘s 81st birthday and he sang Happy Birthday when he delivered his dessert with a candle as well as giving him a certificate for champagne at his next visit to the restaurant. We enjoyed everything but a big shout out to Miguel for making the occasion very special. Also, shout out to the piano player who played the tunes that we requested and came over to our table several times to talk to us. She was lovely.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and server were terrific! Enjoyed every moment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic, Waterfront
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