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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Clearwater

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Clearwater? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Sushi Spot Hibachi restaurant
5.0
5 (150)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Clearwater
About the restaurant
;Welcome to Sushi Spot Hibachi Largo, FL since 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your home to great sushi place. We serve only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Here at Sushi Spot Hibachi you will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. You could view our menu and online order ahead - no hassle.

Sushi Spot Hibachi

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Great experience! The workers are all super friendly and they were very accommodating! :)
A photo of The Black Pearl restaurant
4.9
4.9 (506)
$50 and over
French American
Dunedin
About the restaurant
The Black Pearl restaurant serves a modern American and French cuisine. All meals at the restaurant are prepared by the chef duo Christopher Artrip (Exceutive Chef) and Ian Got (Sous Chef). The restaurant serves a farm-to-table menu with food made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers a cozy romantic ambience with chic, up class interiors.


Top review
CathyEvip
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
We live in Sarasota and have been searching for a quiet fine dining restaurant. I read about The Black Pearl restaurant and decided to give it a try. From the moment we walked in, Shawn was attentive to us. We were seated at a lovely table. Shawn explained the menu and was very descriptive of the dishes. EVERYTHING we ate was delicious, from the amuse bouce to the dessert. My friend from NYC, said it was the best filet he had ever eaten. The lobster risotto, pork belly and white chocolate cake is something I am still dreaming about. We will definitely be back! The wine list is extensive. I only wish they offered a few less expensive wines on the menu. Maybe we just have to drink less. 😂
A photo of Sallie's Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (56)
$50 and over
Bistro
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Located in an easily accessible plaza with ample parking space, our Belgian restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners to relax and enjoy their meals. Discover the rich flavors of Belgian dishes, a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds. From indulgent classics like moules frites (mussels and fries) to hearty stews like carbonnade flamande (beef and beer stew), Belgian cuisine is a celebration of comforting flavors and rustic traditions. Don't miss out on the Belgian dark chocolate mousse topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with decadent chocolate sauce. Beyond the exceptional food, the restaurant also boasts an impressive selection of fine wines and a broad selection of Belgian beers, curated to perfectly complement the menu. Whether celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic dinner, or simply indulging in a night out, this restaurant is dedicated to providing an extraordinary dining experience that leaves a lasting impression.
Top review
Samsamsamvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great meal again! This time my husband had the grouper. It was a large piece and cooked perfectly. We tried the new summer salad - the one with beets and goat cheese. Both of us really liked it.
A photo of Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining restaurant
4.9
4.9 (998)
$31 to $50
Italian
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant


Join Chef Massimo for an artful blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines paired with an award winning wine list and full bar.
Appetizers range from Hudson Valley Grade-A Foie Gras, Pistachio coated Pan Seared Duck and Brie to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and rice flour battered calamari. A rich, creamy lobster bisque is a favorite among customers.
Other specialties include Veal Cognac in a creamy truffle sauce, veal chop, sweetbreads, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass.
Last, but not least, are the homemade delectable desserts.
Complementing his efforts in the kitchen is the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
Tables at the casually elegant restaurant are dressed with crisp table linens, and candles. Cascading fountains decorate the walls.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Phenomenal! The best quality of food in all of Tampa Bay!
A photo of The Restorative restaurant
4.9
4.9 (15)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Husband and wife Chef Owners Jason & Erin "Cricket" Borajkiewicz create a small menu changing two-three times a week. After working seasonally in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Puerto Rico, and Charleston, the two chefs decided to put down roots in Jason's hometown.

With an ever changing menu, there's no telling what you'll have when you dine with us, but rest assured that you'll leave feeling restored

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EddieM
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
As always this place delivers what you expect of a restaurant. Keeps the staple Naan on the menu but changes up the accoutrements to keep it fresh. This visit we couldn’t get past the top 2/3 of the menu because we ordered 6 dishes before mains! If you’re looking for a great intimate dining experience that’s next level food with a friendly staff look no further. We’ll be back again and again.
A photo of Cafe Largo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (75)
$30 and under
French
Largo
About the restaurant
Meet Chef Linus & Yvonne, the new owners of Café Largo! The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday, serving the finest European cuisine. We've been overwhelmed with the warm embrace of the community, we recommend a reservation so we can have a special table waiting just for you!

Established in 1986 and located in the Tampa/St Petersburg area near the beautiful Belleair Bluff’s neighborhood, Café Largo is nested at the end of a quiet courtyard in the Galleria Plaza. You will be greeted by the Chef's lovely wife, Yvonne Rickenbach, into our intimate dining room that creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic night on the town, a quiet evening with friends, or even an elegant family celebration.
Chef Linus Rickenbach specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything we serve – from breads and soups through entrees and desserts - is prepared locally in our kitchen. Café Largo is truly a fine dining restaurant.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Wonderful restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
A photo of Daily News Restaurant-Fort Harrison Ave restaurant
4.9
4.9 (191)
$31 to $50
American
Clearwater
About the restaurant
This highly rated dining establishment offers a perfect blend of American and Mediterranean cuisines including artisan pastas and seafood specialties.Our refined selection of wines is offered in a luxurious setting with a very inviting atmosphere.Don’t miss this new local treasure.
Top review
ArabelaRvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
The food was delicious and service was impeccable. Allen did a great job describing the menu to us and he was attentive and polite. 10/10!
A photo of Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2220)
$31 to $50
Italian
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant
Papa Ludovico's Tradition In Italy, Papa Ludovico’s door was always open and everyone was welcome. The tantalizing aroma of fine Italian foods cooking on the stove would draw in friends, friends of friends, and sometimes even strangers... but after sharing a bottle of wine together, strangers became friends. Now, Casa Ludovico is proud to share Papa’s traditions in Palm Harbor, Florida. Everyone is welcome to enjoy fine Italian food and wine with both old and new friends. Buon Appetito!
Top review
Thursdaydiner
Dined 2 days ago
Pleasant evening with my son and grandson. Food was quick and came out hot.
A photo of Mystic Fish restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8005)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant
The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill and Bar has been rated among Tampa Bay Top 30 Restaurants since opening in 2001. Offering affordable, casual, Florida dining at its best. Mystic fish serves some of the freshest and most creative seafood dishes as well as bison, duck, beef and nightly specials. You may choose your favorite wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. A grand selection of homemade desserts along with espresso and cappuccino will be a delightful way to finishing off your dining experience. A stylish decor of film sculptures abalone shells and custom fish tanks is the backdrop for a special relaxing evening. Located one mile East of US 19, just five minutes from Salamander Innsbrook Golf Resort. When down at the beach please visit our sister restaurants, Guppys and E&E Stakeout Grill.
Top review
Monchovip
Dined 4 days ago
This is our go to neighborhood restaurant. Food and service are excellent. It’s a bit noisy but usually due to large crowds. It’s better to go early or late and reservations are a must. I have never had a bad meal there. The Hogfish, snapper , braised ribs and Bouliabase are highly recommended. Don’t miss the beet salad but share it, it’s big.
A photo of Cesare At The Beach restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2987)
$31 to $50
Italian
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Both born and raised in Italy, our founders Cesare and Carlo, know what
an authentic Italian meal means. Family and friends gathering around to enjoy each others company with a good glass of wine and the perfect dish.
Savor Italy's finest flavors including our award winning lasagna and pastas.
Real and hard to find Italian specialities such as pappardelle with imported porcini and wild mushrooms, veal ossobuco, filet mignon in a Brandy sauce, fresh fish and seafood, veal classics and homemade desserts. You can dine in or "al fresco" overlooking the water and Sand Key Bridge while being pampered by our professional staff.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Cesare at the beach was recommended to us by a family member. We really enjoyed our dinner and our waiter James. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. Never had to ask the server for anything as they were all attentive. Can’t wait to come again next visit!
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