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Compass Grille

3.5
3.5
80 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Compass Grille delivers an exceptional culinary experience to epicures and locals alike. Located beachfront at Sirata Beach Resort, Compass Grille is a seasoned American dining destination that entices the imagination and awakens the senses with chef-inspired contemporary fare to delight even the most experienced foodie.

Savor unique specialties such as cornmeal dusted Florida Grouper and diver sea scallops with a coconut-mango sauce ad apricot-rosemary puree. View the complete Compass Grille menu and learn why our St. Pete Beach restaurant is anything but ordinary.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 363-5129

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Anthony Johnson

  • Neighborhood

    St. Pete Beach

  • Cross street

    Gulf Blvd

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was slow from the second we walked in and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. We were given bread that was so hard I could have chipped a tooth. Everyone in our party ordered a salad from the menu with grilled chicken. After a good 45 min, our food finally arrived. The chicken appeared to be boiled, not grilled. It was barely edible. Would never return to this restaurant!
  2. A

    Andrea

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Didn’t give beach vibes and food was basic. Not worth the price in my opinion.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    We failed to read the reviews before dining here. The reviews would have steered us away.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    The lady who was the hostess at night on Friday was so uninviting and disinterested and our waitress was not interested to be bothered, very uninterested to even be nice.The floors were SOOOOO DISGUSTING! The carpet was black, you could see on some spots what the color of the floor should look like… so gross! I mean who has carpet in a restaurant? Ya will never be going back and we live right by it. To bad
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Do not eat here!! Fish was spoiled! Sent it back!! Steaks tasted like a dirty grill, gross. Complete waste of money. Ate salad and bread . How a place like this even exists is hard to believe and how it stays open is mind boggling. The health department needs to close this down before they hurt someone.
  6. KW

    KellyW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    There were only 3 parties in seeking dinner yet it literally took over a hour to get our simple meals and the food was not even hot . Fairly pricy for what you get. Will not come back
  7. G

    Gemjewel

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Great menu concept but poorly executed- taste profile was comparable to a plated meal @ a 3 star hotel convention bring on the wilted salads; the previously frozen proteins w/a side of canned veggies. In an attempt to make the best of the evening We order signature cocktails from the bar all had to be sent back due to being super syrupy- as if mixers had expired or gone flat eons ago. Side Note: if hotel is booked to capacity restaurant patrons have to find parking elsewhere even if you have reservations. On a positive note wait staff/hostess were great and gave us many fun insider things to do in the area soooo no we will not be back to this restaurant we will definitely return to St Pete Beach FL!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    I feel bad for the servers here because its not their fault the food sucks. The restaurant being empty when we arrived should have been a red flag
  9. LU

    LUCYA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for finer dining close to hotel. Food was amazing, mahi mahi was excellent! Portions were great as was the staff and service..a bit disappointed on meno online showed crab cake apps and scallop entree but they were no longer on the newer menu; but all else made up for it!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great resort!
  11. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Was pleasantly surprised - the menu selection was well balanced. Decent wine list. Food was really delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Service was good although not many people (was a Monday at 8:00). Ambiance was nothing special; however, the place felt fresh and clean. I would definitely recommend you give it a try.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin was excellent very nice and attentive to our needs.
  13. TF

    TheresaF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food , very reasonably priced,servers were a bit overwhelmed but understandable in the current state .
  14. L

    Laurie

    Milwaukee

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Our server was very attentive, and did an excellent job. The ambience, though, wasn't great -- it felt much more like a diner than a grille. The food was OK, reasonably priced had the atmosphere been different. There was also a VERY loud group of 15+ seated in the middle of the restaurant, making it difficult for everyone else to have a regular conversation. I'd have considered putting such a large group somewhere less central.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was fine, just a bit overpriced all things considered.
  16. AS

    AlbertS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate out at 10 different restaurants 10 nights in a row. The Compass Grille was definitely the best. What it lacked in ambience, it made up for in taste. If you're looking for quality and value, this is it.
  17. JE

    JillE

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a Birthday celebration. The staff was amazing and seemed to go above and beyond. Will definitely return.
  18. C

    Catherine

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Booked table for a nice dinner while on vacation in Florida. Dark and drab decor, waitress apologized for lack of view (car park) She was very pleasant but appeared very inexperienced. Kept dropping things. Brought us the wrong starter and the wrong sides. Food was cold, bland and extremely basic. No ambiance whatsoever.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was a cluster. It took like 30 minutes to get a drink and the food was terrible. Highly do not recommend.
  20. DD

    DebD

    New England

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cindy is awesome.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place and delicious meal
  22. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our entrees came out before our appetizers so we ended up skipping the appetizers. Ambiance is pretty poor Manager was attentive and apologized for the issue with the food and offered to discount our dinners. Shrimp entrees were good
  23. B

    Bobby

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Out of a lot of things and service was slow (understaffed), small menu. Hostess Karen was great.
  24. KE

    KatherineE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Good service. Very outdated and dreary decor. Menu uninspired.
  25. JB

    JaninaB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made a last minute reservation and it worked out great!
  26. JC

    JohnC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food , service was 2nd to none. Nothing more to say😆
  27. LT

    LTBT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was very good but the food was not cooked very well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Loved the food! It was definitely freshly prepared and tasted wonderful. Service was a bit slow being that there were only two people waiting tables as there was a large party at another table. I’d recommend it!
  29. A

    Amanda

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food great service
  30. 4

    4foodie

    Tampa

    65 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Terrible food. The scrambled eggs look like they came from a box. Not even edible.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Ate there twice during resort stay and found wait staff is in need of more hospitality training & how to be more polite and accommodating of guests, especially given the amount people pay to stay at the resort. Wait time for food to be served was also longer than expected for food that was average.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were short staffed but our waitress was amazing. We informed her we had a reservation for 9:30 and she made sure our food was out and we had enough time to eat it. Location and restaurant was clean and welcoming. GROUPER WAS AMAZING!!! Will definitely go back sometime.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were awesome. There is a parking charge at the resort this restaurant is at.
  34. D

    Dakari

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food in a quiet atmosphere! Service was good, but I did expect a little more in ambience. Other than that, very enjoyable experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Don’t get the pizza!! Any frozen pizza is better than what we ordered. Not worth it - pick somewhere else on the strip.
  36. E

    Emily

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Waiter was friendly, but service was super slow. I think they were very short staffed and the restaurant wasn’t even full. We were a group of 12 and 10 of us received our meals together, another not long after (~2 minutes later) and the final person didn’t receive their meal until everyone was done eating (~15 minutes later). This was unacceptable! We arrived early to have drinks at the bar and the bartender was in a terribly bad mood and almost seemed inconvenienced by us being there. Would probably return for a second time, but there are so many restaurant options in St. Pete Beach.
  37. SQ

    SusieQ

    Tampa

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The host was very dour and unfriendly. The server began rather sour but did become friendly. The bean soup was excellent. My companion loved his shrimp pomodora but my poached shrimp was so-so (cocktail sauce tasted like BQ sauce). The roasted Brussels sprouts were great. Restaurant was very cold but upon request our server did up the temp to tolerable. Odd there were no table cloths.
  38. JL

    JLDOC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Despite mistakenly thinking this restaurant was on or had a water view, (nestled in a beach resort hotel) the food and service were delightful. I had probably the best scallop dinner I've ever tasted. The big-enough-for-two caesar salad had these wonderful (2) goat/artichoke fritters in lieu of croutons and made up for the fact that it was somewhat on the salty side even for a caesar. My partner had the pork chop which was cooked well, but ought to have been a little tastier for the cut. But the sides were nice, the waitperson was attentive and very nice, and for a quiet dinner you can't beat the place.
  39. VF

    VicF

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The diver sea scallop dinner and the breadcrumb grouper were both well prepared and paired with side dishes that enhanced the flavors of the main proteins. The meals were the highlight of the v experience. The calamari appetizer was tender and plenty for 2 or 3. The staff could use additional refining but when looking beyond the rough edges they were all warm and hospitable.
  40. ME

    MEMSr

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We made the mistake of going here on Valentines Day. The regular menu, which did look appetizing, was replaced with a set menu of one salad, one entree and one dessert. The taste of the food was marginal at best. The service was very rushed as if they were expecting a late crowd. On top of it all, it rained which was par for the way the evening went.

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Compass Grille is rated 3.5 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Compass Grille

5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gulf Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    St. Pete Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Anthony Johnson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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