Oystercatchers

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Oystercatchers is located on the shores of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. You drive down a winding road into the Ruelle as you approach the illuminated circle drive flanked by palm trees and bright flowerbeds. As you enter the restaurant through the lounge, you are taken back by the spectacular panoramic view of Old Tampa Bay. With its innovative cocktails and contemporary furniture, the lounge, outside patio and lower bay-level deck provide a comfortable yet chic hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Our visually stimulating water views and sunsets provide a unique environment to enjoy feature wines and appetizers. Our menu highlights an array of the freshest, wild and line caught fish available, organic produce and seafood specialties with a unique and contemporary flair. Oystercatchers... Even our sunsets are made fresh daily.
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Sun 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner once again! The service was impeccable. The grouper (two out of the four of us) was wonderful. My son loved the seafood combination and 16 yr old daughter ate her entire chicken dish (she never finishes). What was really impressive is that I told her if she is ever gonna try seafood of any kind THIS IS THE PLACE to have it. So when our awesome apps of calamari and crabcakes came out, she tried it and LOVED both. So, I think I now have the beginnings of a seafood lover! The problem will be that everything outside of Oystercatchers will pale in comparison so looks like we'll be visiting more often! Ambiance - you just have to go see for yourself. Sitting outside for a sunset is a must. See ya soon!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

BR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My meal was VG. It was just to bad that the salad I had ( which was vg ) was placed on a warm plate , as opposed to a chilled plate
Thanks for everything
Rad

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wife Birthday

M
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

ALWAYS A FAVORITE. PIANO PLAYER WAS TOO LOUD
GREAT SERVICE, FOOD WAS GOOD-SIMPLE
REMAINS OVERALL BEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN

PT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I really don't know if I would recommend Oystercatchers. My previous experience there (over 5 years ago) was excellent so this year we took friends as a Christmas Present. It was so loud we could not carry on a conversation at our table of 4. The food was good, but I would not say it was outstanding as it was in the past. I think I prefer Bonefish Grill now.

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but it was extremely noisy.

c
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. Wonderful venue and good food

N
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We’ve been there numerous times stopping before or after an airport run and always really liked it. The main downsides this visit were: it was cold in the dining area, our server was inconsistent checking on us (calling me sweetie and touching me didn’t offset) and the food was good but too spicy for my wife. We left taking our dessert to-go because of the slow kitchen and my freezing wife.

One could argue it was our fault for not asking for the heat to be turned up, for asking the server to check back with us and for not asking her how spicy our dishes were. But what makes a dining experience special is that it all just clicks. It didn’t this time. But we’re coming back next week for another try (and a departing visitor). Fingers crossed...

BK
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read about the seafood and decide to try it out, it was the best seafood we’ve had in a long time. Lots of Florida fresh seafood cooked perfectly!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful.
The Pinot Noir, Burrata & lobster Mac & cheese couldn’t have been better.
I’ll be returning in February, for a business dinner.

SP
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

As always, great food and setting
Server was a bit too much

E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our Anniversary and got first class treatment.

m
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impecable!
Congrats! Keep it up!
Food needs a little improvement, but excellent service made experience worth it.

P
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason Oystercatchers continues to be a top Tampa restaurant. Can't beat the setting, outstanding food quality and innovative preparation and professional, but friendly wait staff. My husband and I agree that when we eat out, it should be an outstanding experience. Would rather come here than dine more often at average venues.

TV
London
59 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went to oystercatchers for Sunday brunch. It was very expensive, $55 per person. That does include complimentary mimosas, and bloody Mary’s. However two of us didn’t drink, so they were paying for something we didn’t get.
I wanted a screwdriver with breakfast and they refused to make me one, even though vodka and orange juice are both complimentary in the other beverages. Poor choice by management. It would cost the same to make the customer happy as it did to make him unhappy. Why?

Also, on standard brunch buffet’s there is usually a carved roast beef or a carved turkey. There was no carving station here. For $55, I would expect a carving station.

They did have a pasta bar, which was nice. And caviar on the raw bar.

The food was tasty. The desserts were outstanding. However, there are better brunches for less money in Tampa Bay.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic! This is a new favorite! We will definitely be back!

Oystercatchers
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for joining us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. See you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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ZB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night. It was a pleasure having dinner there. Because my intentions was going to Rusty Pelican it was mistakenly done for Oyster Catches which turned out to be a great choice.
My waiter was excellent. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service were great!

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Second visit in a year while traveling from out of town. Great olace to see sunset. Overhead lighting could be less intense, but understand servers have to see what they are doing :) The octopus appetizer is a must-have...5 star!

BM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately we had great hopes for the restaurant as we were staying at the Hyatt and we could walk, but it’s overpriced, no Ambiance-where are the white table cloths in a high end restaurant? Service was good, but place was sterile and disappointing. Sorry, wouldn’t go back.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi BeverlyM, Thank you so much for sharing. It is certainly disappointing one of our Hyatt guests did not enjoy their experience. We appreciate your very valuable feedback. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if I can be of any further assistance. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oystercatchers is a great restaurant with beautiful views of Tampa Bay. The array of brunch items is outstanding. I highly recommend this brunch.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for the kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed brunch. See you back soon!

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GL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit noisy, but the food and service were both excellent. Had a great time and meal.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi GeorgeL, Thank you so much for sharing! So glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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KA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything from the food, drinks, ambiance and service was very good for our party of 6. The only downside was the oysters were not up to par. They did not seem to be fresh and for $3/per oyster, the size was so small we thought they forgot to put the oyster on the shell. Wasn’t enough to even get a taste. Otherwise the rest of our experience was a positive one. We have been going to Oystercatchers for years so this was certainly not a deal breaker.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hello KimA, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I would like to apologize for the quality of oysters received as this is certainly not standard. It would be my pleasure to welcome you back and make this right. On your next visit, please feel free to reach out to me directly so that I may assist. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oystercatchers Restaurant is an excellent one. The environment very nice , the service is excellent .
The sea food is fresh and you enjoy every bites. We have a calimari as appetizer and Grouper as main dish.
The dinner was fantastic.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi MohamedA, What a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing and thank you so much for joining us! See you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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DW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere very nice as well.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi DouginW, Thank you so much for sharing! We're thrilled you enjoyed the entire experience. Looking forward to having you back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time here. We got octopus, oysters, the seafood grill and a bottle of wine. Everything was fantastic.
The service was attentive and very courteous. They got us a window table with a nice view of the Tampa are coast at night.
Unforgettable night in a very beautiful place. Highly recommended.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello, I am so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you so much for sharing! We look forward to having you back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for joining us! We look forward to having you back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Was able to sit outside overlooking the water. Very peaceful.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi CourtneyB, So glad you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you back soon! Come catch a sunset! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding view and oysters.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for joining us. See you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view of the sunset and bay. Service was excellent.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello Dbhst81, Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and for sharing your feedback. We look forward to having you back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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P
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant is set apart from main Hyatt hotel and has large windows providing good view of Old Tampa Bay and Rocky Point. Went there for birthday lunch and was able to get bayside table (#51). Great view but table was wobbly, but not due to uneven flooring (see pics with shims), and had a wood finish that was show its age. Server was polite and proficient, and ensured we were well cared for. A rather limited menu narrowed our choices but we quickly settled on char grilled oysters ($3.75 each, hefty price for Florida) as a starter, to be eaten with fresh made sour dough bread and smoked salt. We added a couple of their signature smoked bourbon cocktail and house wines. The grouper sandwich was very good; the crab quesadilla, not so much. I had the pepper linguine with shrimp that was plentiful but lacking any distinctive flavor. Shrimp and grits were tasty but the grits were more like a larger grained hominy that has a texture that puts me off a bit. The sea salt caramel creme brûlée that was offered in recognition of my daughter’s birthday was amazing. An expensive lunch that I’d have to think really hard about repeating.

CM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday and had yet again great service and wonderful food! Thank you to the staff for continuing to help make special memories for us at one of our cherished dining spots.

R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good but not outstanding as I remembered it to be.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi Rudy, Thank you so much for sharing. This is certainly concerning. If you would like to give any additional details as to the differences you experience, I would be happy to address them directly. We hope to have you back soon. Please reach out to me directly so that I may assist. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening accompanied with delicious food...Octopus for an appetizer, followed by blackened grouper and some wine.....Perfect.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing! I am thrilled you had a wonderful experience! We look forward to serving you again soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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L
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would recommend it with some reservations...
We were there New Year’s Day and they were out of several items, the house Cabernet and the Red Snapper entree. No apology, No tablecloths, very matter of fact server. My grouper entree was very good, but 2/5 entrees were a bit overcooked. Bread and butter were excellent. Ambience and sunset were lovely. I expected better service and more attention to the food for this level of restaurant.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your experience. I would like to personally apologize for the frustrations caused by our missing items and overcooked food. This is certainly not standard for us. I will follow up with our entire team to address these issues. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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w
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I realize it was New Year's Eve, and the restaurant was booked solid for the evening. But we felt rushed and didn't have time to "enjoy" the meal at a slower pace

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi wilksnfla, Thank you so much for choosing us for your holiday. I apologize the pace of the meal did not meet expectations. I will be sure to address this with our team. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if I can address any further concerns. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From A to Z excellent. Great food and Max our waiter was helpful and amazing.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello, Thank you for joining us! I am thrilled you enjoyed it. We'll see you back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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d
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is outstanding, amazing water front view, oysters are fresh, taste great, but pricing as expected.

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi dreamer, Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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SC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. Everything was wonderful! Our waiter, Max and his assistant provided top-notch service. Can't wait to go back again!

Oystercatchers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi SharonC, Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely pass along the compliments to Max. We appreciate you joining us and look forward to having back soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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