1500 South Restaurant

4.1
480 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

Contemporary, Serene and Memorable – 1500 SOUTH at Naples Bay Resort will re-open for the upcoming season on November 8th 2019.
Overlooking the beautiful Naples Bay and a stunning Mediterranean inspired marina, 1500 SOUTH boasts a menu of contemporary American cuisine with influences from around the world. Under the culinary direction of CIA graduate Chef William Conroy, the 1500 SOUTH menu incorporates Florida’s freshest seasonal bounty to deliver "a one-of-a-kind restaurant menu with a lot of surprises." With its modernly crisp yet warm ambiance reflective of its cuisine, 1500 SOUTH at Naples Bay Resort offers guests scenic marina views, and fosters bonds between family and friends.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Went there last Friday night March 13 I think and was one of four parties in the restaurant. Carona virus

Had a grilled shrimp appetizer which was good but the shrimp was slightly overcooked, I ordered veal chop it was excellent or a bit of wild mushroom risotto with green beans Yum
The outdoor dining overlooking the marina was really special, will be back again.

Ps The server from Croatia it was nice but not well trained, he needs to put his listening ears on.

WK
vipWestsideKat
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1500 South is a hidden gem! Good food, a beautiful view, and live music. I’m not sure why this place isn’t busier, but getting a table is never a problem.

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vipJack
Naples
135 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early birds - LUCKY birds.
A great value and comfortable niche on the Bay.

CD
vipCaptDan
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was surprised to see how empty the place was at 7 pm on a Tuesday during the season. I'd gotten a text/email stating that if we over 5 minutes late we could lose our table too. I think they are glad we showed up period. There were plenty of open tables when we arrived at 7 pm.

I got the snapper in a red curry and it was very good. My daughter got the filet and it too was good. My wife chose the strip steak and I have to say that was one skinny looking NY strip. Our waiter wasn't the most responsive as he seemed more involved with getting tables ready for tomorrow's breakfast brunch or something. Desserts were good the 1 scoop of gelato was enough to feed a baby maybe. Anyways, it sure seems like this place may be on the outs or I just have seemed to pick the slow time?

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qtyogininaples
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was excellent, atmosphere was spectacular and all employees (not just our server) were extremely accommodating to our needs. I highly recommend this great spot on the marina at Naples Bay Resort.

LB
vipLeonB
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for a number of years and chose to go with our friends at a certain time to make the happy hour time. We were disappointed that the happy hour is not as broad as it used to be in terms of what alcohol is covered and there is not happy hour bar specials for food/appetizers. We started at the bar and moved quickly to the table as there were no appealing happy hour specials. As much as we love it there, there are other nice restaurants that have amazing deals on the food and alcohol for happy hour.

LM
LuciaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 and had great meals while sitting in a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend

LC
vipLindaC
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Limited choices for Brunch
Pricey and uncreative
Coffee tasted like mud. When I complained, I asked for real coffee .The server snapped: "This is real coffee". Wrong response ! The place was empty...now I know why

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Okbojienjoys2016
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is a long walk from parking to restaurant.

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vipdiningfriends
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

This was our favorite restaurant until our last visit. Unfortunately, several other friends have had the same experience in the recent month. Food used to be fabulous, service great, music great, ambiance wonderful, etc. The food and service was terrible our last visit. I truly hope the restaurant will turn this around, because we want this to be our favorite restaurant again!

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vipDorf
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday night and it was lovely . The food was great as was the service I would highly recommend!

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Larry
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Canned Music too loud land live singer not good at all. Food not very good for the price making value poor. Soo many restaurants in Naples leave this one off the list. Three out of four of us were disappointed because we had a good experience last year.

RP
vipRPDiner
Tampa
69 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Rather sterile decor and quite noisy until the bar crowd thinned out. Excellent food and service. Felt sorry for the parking valet—it was unusually cold and windy—so kudos for him for good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was abysmal . Snapper was inedible. Salmon was cold. Pasta was room temperature. They did credit us for 3 dishes out of 6.

SO
vipSherryO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, gracious staff and wonderful food. We have been back several times. And plan on a few more visits before we head back up north.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, presentation and service!

MH
MikeH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location as right outside on the Marina with a few boats passing by....

AT
vipAmyT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I wanted so much to like this place because the setting is adorable. But the food was bad and made one of us sick. We also had to send back one entree and one drink (and there were only two of us) because they were wrong. The servers seemed annoyed that we pointed out their mistakes and we had to seek out the manager to ask for things to be fixed. Definitely skip this place.

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vipJack
Naples
135 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again and in Season: excellent Early Bird. Love those deviled eggs !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. All the food was horrible. Two people ordered steak medium rare and they both came out over cooked. Waited another 20 minutes for new steaks and they were absolutely horrible. They offered us free dessert and even the dessert was terrible. It tasted stale and almost not edible.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Truly enjoyed the experience - it was far more professional than almost all of Naples’ finer dining establishments.

JK
JoeK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not anything special
Lamb chops were small and fatty. My wife had scallops that were good but only 3 in an entree

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food presentation was beautiful but taste left much to be desired. Started with the calamari which was good and spicy. My husband ordered the filet medium rare and it came medium well. I ordered the snapper and although it was a large piece of fish, it was way overcooked. It appears the resort runs the restaurant and we felt it would be adequate for room service but not fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have eaten here once before and the food was very good as was the service. This visit was a complete disaster. The waitress was knew and not at all familiar with the menu. Knew nothing about the ingredients and if things were prepared gluten free as I am celiac. Have answers on top of her head without checking with the kitchen. I asked for dressing g in the side and salad came dressed with a dressing bit to my liking. I didn’t make them take it bake but no apology or consideration given to the bill. I waited forever to get her back to the table after our entree was served and had to go inside to ask for some melted butter for a lobster entree. Then she brought garlic butter. Had to wait again till she came back so I could just get plain butter. By then entree completely cold. No manager came over even once to see how we were doing or apologize for such poor service. We did t wait to have dessert. Just wanted out of there. Bill was pricey. Will not be going back especially for a nice Valentines romantic dinner!

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vipKeither
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Awful. It’s as if they were not planning on guests. They were nice but slow and unprepared. No ambiance as no one was there. Mediocre offerings and quality. Would never go back.

DR
vipDennisR
Naples
83 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Yes I know it was Valentines Day and the service and food might be slightly below par, but this was far worse. The tuna appetizer had frozen melon balls accompanying 4 small pieces of tasteless seared tuna. (The flat bead was nice however). The main course which arrived an hour after we ordered clearly sat under a heat lamp. My little neck clam pasta dish was dried out without much flavor. My wife's salmon was so overcooked that it too lost any desire to eat it. No follow up by the waiter (outside of the apology for our meal being so late in arrival) and no suggestion that this was anything but their normal level of service and food quality. Our check was presented after we said we were not interested in dessert and never saw the waiter again. After 15 minutes of trying to pay with a credit card and no one even hinting at returning to the “seen of the crime”, I took out cash and left. Knowing the waiter was most likely not a fault I left a 20% tip but will never return. I live in Naples and have to say this was the worse meal I’ve ever eaten.

NJ
NeilJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food was good except you could tell it had been sitting under the heat for a while as one fish dish was extremely dry and mash potatoes on another had a crispy top to them, not sure why because it seemed there were plenty of runners that could have brought the food out earlier. The service was not quite so good, the waiter was doing his best but I think he had too many tables and was overworked and they had a major issue with getting the bill to us, an issue with the computer system I think.

This was on Valentines night however the restaurant was not overly busy, I just think the waiter was being overworked. I would give this place one more try to see if the service was better because the food and ambiance were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Probably the worst experience we have ever had. Booked here for Valentine’s Day, walked in to an extremely hot, bright and awkwardly quiet restaurant. They had a singer, who was on break, for the first 10 minutes we were there. Then when he started singing, it was so loud that you couldn’t have a conversation.

Our table wasn’t ready when we got there, which was also odd because half the restaurant was empty. We decided to have a drink at the bar and wait, no biggie. The bartender took 10 minutes to even greet us and another 5 to make our drinks and then they were wrong. When we finally got sat, we were there for approximately 10-15 minutes without even being greeted. Then I think a manager came over and took our drink order and asked if we were ready to order. No review of specials, the menu, zero hospitality, etc. I asked for more time while she got the drinks, she brought the drinks back and they were wrong again. We ended up just leaving and no one said anything after we had asked for the bill to pay for the two drinks we didn’t end up drinking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible! We ordered veal and lamb, both for medium. Both came with very rare red meat and tasteless!

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Ellie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on vacation and was celebrating Valentines Day.

LG
vipLarryG
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not impressed with the service and the food was OK Will not likely go back again

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vipMarylandSavyEater
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the early bird dinner. Food was excellent. Appetizer and entree for $19.99 was a great value. Had Caesar salad and salmon; husband had Caesar salad and pappardelle noodles with meaty ragu sauce. Very clean and quiet overlooking boats and water.

MH
vipMichaelH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will never go to 1500 South again. They were understaffed, overwhelmed and my NY strip steak for $38 was overcooked and 1/4 inch thick. The worst restaurant experience that I have had in several years. It will be gone within a year. Our server was doing her best, management is to fault for this.

MC
MikeandCathy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food ... good ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Wait staff were great, food and wine great, my only negative was the band they hired to play music. They were not the right type of music for that restaurant- seemed so weird at times, and they were not good singers....totally off key.

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great
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food service ambiance

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Cooknots
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and selection, awesome location and fantastic server Trey from TN!

TB
TinaBee
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A fantastic menu and food was amazing.
We were kept waiting at the table for our drinks order to begin with and although we asked for wine to come with the appetisers it didn’t and then was told that one of the wines weren’t available.
Disappointing service but really good food.

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SusanL
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday. Restaurant is lively, although a. Bit of a walk from valet and garage. Food was excellent. Especially enjoyed the pappardelle with short rib sauce. Mini biscuits and deviled egg appetizers were amazing. We ordered from the early dining menu, which was a litlle bit limited with three appetizers and three entrees. Still good value. Regular menu was a bit pricey.

The one detail that distracted from the ambiance was the live singer. He was trying to do Bob Dylan and it was beyond irritating. Nice background music would have been more conducive to conversation.

Overall, we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!!

FAQs

1500 South Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 774-1500.

1500 South Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.