Anchor and Brine - Tampa Marriott Water Street

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Tampa Marriott Water Street's newest restaurant directly along the Riverwalk featuring a seafood-forward menu focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients and expertly crafted cocktails.
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3.9
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4.4
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RS
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service/Kitchen is extremely slooooow. Don't go if you're in a time crunch or are starving. Food was overall good. Place is beautiful and on the water. It does get hot though & they don't have anything for that besides small fans that don't do much.

BF
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Reserved table not ready and was sat at an somewhat remote table. Space heater not working initially but did get fixed. Server was good. Food quality was poor.

J
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertained friends from Ireland that loved the setting and food!

S
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good and moderately priced, for a hotel restaurant. However, the service was deplorable. We had reservations and were seated right away. The server took drink orders, but returned 15 - 20 minutes later to tell us that one of the wines we ordered was not in stock. She did bring the other drinks, though. We ordered food and a different wine, but by the time the food arrived, another 20 minutes later, the wine that was reordered still had not arrived. One of the dishes ordered did not arrive until, near the end of our meal, we asked where it was. No apology was offered, but the food came 10 min later. There appeared to be two or three servers for the entire restaurant; way understaffed. The service was unattentive and rushed.

A
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to sit outside and have dinner. Went before we walked to hockey game. Very relaxing with good food and drink.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our table was in the hotel lobby. Disappointing.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and waterfront view. The Florida snapper was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Food was very delicious, we both agreed one of the best meals in Tampa we’ve experienced in a long time. The atmosphere is beautiful outdoor waterfront vibes. Worth it and my new favorite local place to dine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top notch service and atmosphere. The riverfront dining is unbeatable in Tampa Bay. We came for brunch and tried several items and loved them all. Look forward to coming back for dinner.

CI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was not bad by any means, but it was also not impressive for a $400 bill. There was not an item ordered that stuck out as something we would reorder. It was a beautiful, brisk night out so we elected to dine outside as they had warm fire/lanterns outside that were a nice touch and appeared to offer warmth to the guest who were dining outside. Unfortunately, we were sat at a table that did not have a lantern. We noticed that there was an unoccupied lantern positioned next to a nearby table that was not in use by guest at any point during our dinner; approximately 8-10 feet from our table. When we asked our server, Joe for a lantern to be moved just a little closer to our table, so that we could be comfortable during our dinner, we were denied . Joe did involve his Manager as he appeared to feel bad that we were chilly and that he did not have the authority to wheel the lantern closer to our table. Joe's Manager came over to our table and stated that she would not move the lantern closer to our table; she then turned the unoccupied lantern off. Our request required moving the lantern (that is on wheels) approximately, 8-10 feet so that our table of 4 could be warm and comfortable during our $400 dinner. We felt that we were provided poor customer service and that this restaurant lacks in the understanding of how important it is to extend appropriate hospitality to its guest. There are many restaurant choices in this area and we will not be patronizing this one again due to our overall experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great views and food. Nice place!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The wine list is extensive and great! The food options were limited and I felt that the menu overall was small. The food that we did order however was good we felt it was overpriced for the items we ordered. I would tend to try another establishment prior to coming back.

n
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had lunch out on the patio - drinks were good. Food was mediocre honestly and very expensive.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was mediocre. Ambiance & entertainment was very good. Food was decent.

k
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant revamped their entire menu. The cuisine is versatile and delish!!!! The cauliflower dish is so yummy and the calamari with the roasted jalapeños. I mean, I’m so happy they have such yum food. Everytime I think of good food to eat, I think of Anchor & Brine.

They also accommodated us for our birthday. They gave us an ideal table outside and the service was superb, welcoming and friendly. I had roses in my cocktail. So “Royal”. It my bday on New Years and my sons bday Jan 3. They really made it a great experience.

Thank you to all of the team who made us feel so welcome!

V
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, view, ambiance, and service. For a great view of the water, sit in one of the booths.

j
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was below expectation. Grouper sandwish was way too dry and pancakes were definitely not worth the money.

B
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. We were here for NYE and because it was cold requested inside seating which ended up in a booth by the escalator & bathrooms (what ambience!). Service was neglectful and food just ok (don't order the cavatappi unless you like green soup. Typical hotel restaurant. Not good.

JW
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service is horrendous. Unbelievably bad wait staff, which is unfortunate, because the food is good.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Ambiance great..service terrible..food over priced and average.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very nice location and views on the water. Service poor, we had 3 meals all were sub par.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Xmas dinner
Service was come and go. Felt rushed.
Food took a while. I got the lamb shank, my first go the steak. Food was warm when arrived.
Water was not refilled.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Reserved an outdoor table. We were put behind a pole. When we saw better locations we were told they were reserved even though bo one sat at these tables during our entire meal. Entrees wew serve before soup and coffee never came.

N
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not good at all, out of 4 of us no one really liked the food. The drinks were weak. If you sit inside you are at a table inside the hotel lobby! I would not recommend this place to anyone for any reason!

J
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in spite of the dreary weather. Outstanding wines and attention to detail and exceptional food with a surprise dessert!

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great seafood experience. I highly recommend trying a few things. This is not a place you will go to get stuffed and have leftovers. The dishes combine interesting and thoughtful ingredients

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Table at which we were seated was tiny. Food was not very good. Cavatelli was swimming in pesto very very few clams. The pork chop was very dry. I would not return here

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of the finest restaurant I’ve ever been to. The staff and food was impeccable. Our server Nia was polite and professional. Definitely a place I would recommend!!!

DR
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is wonderful. We were a party of 8 & ordered just about every appetizer. All were delicious. The ceviche & octopus were my favorite. The outdoor seating area was perfect. We will defiantly be back.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very impressive black grouper and oyster selections.

Great choice and view on water. Part of hotel however not really. It is a ten min walk to it and the water...

I will return

PB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started in the inside bar and had a fantastic Margarita, ok two. The bartenders were fun to talk with as well. We were headed to a concert across the street so it couldn't have been a better venue to be at before the concert. I would recommend it.

RS
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view is gorgeous! The service was extremely slow (& it was not busy) and not that friendly either.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Mediocre service. Calamari was really good. We got the seafood platter and I was not impressed. Oysters, mussels and the scallops were super tiny. Atmosphere was amazing. I'd go back for drinks only.

BC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Anchor and Brine. The food is great.

TG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We ordered mussels and asked for more bread to finish the appetizer and they charged us $5 for 2 pieces of bread. The appetizer was $21. This just really upset me. I will not return.

F
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor outdoor seating. Sat indoors. Nice lobby. Food fantastic. Bone marrow / Ox tail on fresh in house baked sour dough. Mushroom flatbread fabulous. New York Strip med rare. Nice char crust with thin mash bed with well flavored broccoli.
Great service with Kasia.
Thanks Chef Luke for the food recommendation. Perfectly executed. We’ll be back.
Joe and Ruth

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great service!

BD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance on the waterfront. But EXTRA LOUD party, making it impossible to make yourself heard at your own table, were never "shushed" by the Manager. Food was good but extremely expensive for small portions.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food2service1ambience5

Service was very poor. Food average or below. Terrible presentation.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was ok but on a just night with the gala so was a bit busy and all but beautiful ambiance. Would definitely recommend and come back.