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About Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort
Seasonally inspired cuisine is at the heart of Sandpearl Resort’s signature dining experience, Caretta on the Gulf. Our world-class chefs’ desire to please and surprise means the menu is prepared with infusions of South American, Caribbean and other international inspirations offering a broad selection of memorable cuisine. The Ceviche, Sushi and Raw Bar offers a fresh daily selection of local seafood. A wood-burning oven opens up a myriad of rustic dining selections. A wine room provides an intimate space for special events and tastings, with an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Take your seat among Caretta’s inspiring surroundings perched two levels above the beach with indoor and outdoor seating to view brilliant sunsets that set the scene for the most whimsical of culinary cravings. 2 beautiful Private Dining Rooms available to accommodate parties of 8 to 40 guests.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Hours of Operation:
Daily Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30pm
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Daily Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in our lounge. Call 727-674-4109 for schedule.
Complimentary Valet Parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sunset Hour at Caretta on the Gulf - every evening, the hour before sunset, we celebrate at Caretta's by offering Veuve Clicquot Champagne Half Off.
Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful location, delicious food, unlimited champagne! The selection at the buffet was good, but I did miss more traditional breakfast items like yogurt or oatmeal with toppings, etc. However, there was an abundance to choose from and it was all delicious!
I ordered the Cesar salad and was disappointed at the flavor of the dressing, it was a weak version, lacking in flavor. For an entree, I went with the grouper. The portion was small and again lacking in taste. For the price of both items, one would have expected something more memorable. Sadly, the only memory I have is small portions, average tasting dishes and at an expensive price.
I found it very expensive for the value. The Food was decent enough, but not out of this world. My steak was a over cooked and a little tough. Difficult to maneuver with the plate presentation. The ambience and the service was very good. It is one f the few elegant restaurants on the beach.
A bit pricey, but we had a good meal with a nice atmosphere and great service. My steak was a bit too done, however it was redone very quickly and was perfect. When we go back, we will be sure to go before dark so we can enjoy what is probably a gorgeous view.
Each of us ordered steak. The way our dinners were plated caused clumsy meat cutting, and the vegetables (plated under the steak) kept slipping off the plate onto the table. The food itself was just OK. A loud group was watching college football in the bar adjacent to (not separated from) the dining room. Their raucous enjoyment of the game erased any hope for dining elegance. So not worth the price.
Our first visit to the restaurant. Went for my wife's birthday. We ate late (1:00PM) and the regular wait person had just gone home. The receptionist did a good job of taking care of us, although she was covering a lot of territory for one person. The food was good and the view of the Gulf of Mexico was nice. We'll return because the site is a pleasant oasis within the Clearwater Beach mob scene.
This is my 5th or 6th visit to Caretta. I have never found it to be less than perfect. The ambiance is lovely, service is wonderful, with fully-trained and knowledgeable waitstaff, quality of food is amazing. Russell was (once again) our waiter, and he was faultless. I live locally, so have the chance to come often, and I always entertain my out-of-town friends here, whenever they visit. The only other thing I could wish for would be that they keep their online menus updated - often what is shown on their website is no longer on the menu. The chef changes it seasonally (as he should), but it would be nice to be able to see something accurate in advance, especially for those people with dietary restrictions.
We had an absolutely wonderful time, our waiter,Dane, was very knowledgeable and friendly and the food was fantastic! We definitely plan on returning. My husbands coffee was served in a french press with a rock candy stirrer and a biscotti! He us still smiling about it! I would give 10 stars if I could!
Menu was varied with enough new and standard choices., presentation verys appealing, and each meal was uniquely flavorful. Service was sufficiently attentive, but not bothersome. Only wish that the a/c worked better at l pm or that there were fan. Burnt toasted bread filled the air and no access to fresh air or gulf breeze.
We were extremely disappointed with our visit to this restaurant. This is our 3rd time staying at the hotel( which is one of our favorite places to stay.) My husband is a fireman in NY and we come every year for the conference. We recommended that our 7 friends meet us at our hotel for dinner, so we were a party of 9. We spent quite a lot of money on drinks at the bar and then sat for dinner at 8:15. We all ordered and when the appetizers arrived, my friend had a sushi roll, and we didn’t see that on the menu! She told me she ordered from a price fix menu! She was the only one at the table that received that menu!! Needless to say everyone was upset as her 4 courses came out and we were all paying a la carte. When it was mentioned to the waitress she dismissed it saying my steak was better. Well, it should be, it was 54.00 just for that!! When we went to discuss it the next day with the manager, he was very dismissive, as well. We suggested that when the specials are told, it should be mentioned that there is an option for a price fix menu, as well. We are embarrassed that we recommended everyone come to eat at our hotel and very disappointed. We will never return.
This place is a legit steak and seafood establishment in Clearwater Beach. Service was friendly and attentive. Food prepared perfectly. Drinks made as called for. Caretta brought its A-game on a Sunday night no less. The only downside was a choice made by the hostess to seat our group of 7 men 1 table away from a table of two couples and their babies. One of the couple's had a soothing machine turned on that blared a "Shhhh" sound once every 4-5 seconds. It made it hard to concentrate on conversation at our table. With 10 other possible tables open in the restaurant including some at the opposite end of the dining room I'm puzzled as to why we needed to be right next to the other table. Again, COTG still gets an A rating...just a little disappointing in our dining room location.
We all had a very enjoyable experience overall. We were greeted on arrival and offered drinks which was very pleasant. The lady was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. There was an excellent choice at the buffet stations and very high quality. Nothing was too much trouble for the chefs. Our server was very pleasant and friendly however she did seem to want to hurry us along after about an hour and actually brought us water to go. It would have been a nice touch had we been ready to leave. Our only disappointment was that the advertised champagne turned out to be proseco.
Our meal was fabulous! This was our third time dining at Carettas and the food and service have also been consistent. Nate made our dining experience even more enjoyable. The Chilean Sea bass and the filet mignon were great. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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