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About Maritana Grille at Don CeSar
Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. The signature restaurant at the The Don CeSar, you’re surrounded by 1,500 gallons of salt water aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish. Dine on the freshest local seafood prepared with pure, organic ingredients. With an extensive wine list and world-class service, it’s no wonder The Maritana Grille was voted one of the Top 10 seafood restaurants in the United States by the Gayot Guide, and has received AAA’s 4-Diamond Rating. The vibe is casual-chic, no jackets required. The atmosphere is festive yet intimate.
Before dinner, enjoy cool libations including local beers and craft cocktails at our newest addition, The Rowe Bar (located on the Garden Level), where southern hospitality meets the modern bar. The Rowe Bar offers great views of the sunsets St. Pete Beach is famous for.
3400 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:30 - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet or self parking for guests dining at Maritana Grille
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Please call 727.363.5077
Maritana Grille at Don CeSar Ratings and Reviews
Service was not very good. It took awhile for our waiter to even acknowledge us, then took awhile to get cocktails. I got the fish special, and it was too dry. Other people at our table enjoyed their meals, so would probably give it another try. The ambiance was nice. We totally enjoyed the Don Cesar experience overall.
Party of 4 celebrated a special occasion. Our waiter was very helpful with cocktail, wine, and food selections (2 of us are vegetarian). Our reservation was for 6:45 on a weekday night, so the dining room was almost empty when we arrived. By the time we were finishing up (OK, we lingered!), the place was full and lively. A large party of conventioneers were in a long table in the center of the room. It got pretty loud. That didn't cause an issue with us...as we were also celebrating an occasion...but it would have been disruptive for a romantic couple.
It's a cozy, upscale dining room with aquariums and mirrors everywhere so seems larger than it is. We started with caprese salads which were ample and delicious! I had the snapper and my guy had the filet. The filet was outstanding, melt-in-your mouth, perfectly cooked goodness. With a mound of truffle fries my guy was a happy fella. My snapper was tasty, but I foolishly messed with the sides (choosing asparagus instead of the shrimp succotash and tomato bisque)...dumb, dumb, dumb. They gave me exactly what I asked for, tasty but very plain. Lesson learned: at the Maritana don't mess with the chef's menu. We finished with an amazing dessert called "Reveal." Our waiter said "think dinosaur egg." A bit pricey but worth it for the presentation alone. The pics below are before and after the "Reveal." Individual french pressed coffees topped off our anniversary dining experience perfectly.
Excellent bartrender, and servers. Somewhat noisy on a Saturday night, but you could still have a conversation. Food was cooked perfectly, and the service,again, was excellent! The young ladies working the front of the restaurant were cheerful,outgoing, and very pretty!,
We spent our 35th wedding anniversary dining at Maritana. It was a great decision and a wonderful experience! Our server "Ray Ray" was outstanding! He was knowledgeable, engaging, and fun. We had a very good rapport. I had the perfect martini, thanks to a great bartender, and we enjoyed a most delicious meal. My husband said it was the best steak he's ever eaten. Believe me, he's had alot of steak, all over the world. I highly recommend this restaurant and ask for Raymond aka Ray Ray!
We are locals and it was our first time dining there. Not impressed. We made reservations several days in advance but ended up at a cramped table in the corner. Other couples walked in and were given large booths. Waiter was distracted. My water was never refilled so I drank my husband's. He had to ask twice for a second beer. I wasn't asked if I wanted another glass of wine or coffee with dessert. Salads were very good. Entree was ok. Rack of lamb was 2 pieces with a lot of fat. We have had better quality meals elsewhere especially considering the price. I would not recommend.
The service was great, I can even say that it was way too much! We had a great time! Food is not much, but very good! The only bad thing I have to say is that it took really long time to bring the food. We reserved by 8:15pm and we start eating hour and half later, and we really were not expecting that, but overall the experience was great!
We enjoyed our dinner and server was great. Only disappointment was we were seated back in a corner when the place was half empty and had made reservations way before our trip. Should have been by the windows overlooking the beach. My wine glass was filthy and was returned. Most were dressed per the dress code but there were a few very casually dressed. They should not have been allowed to dine. T-shirt and work out shorts are for McDonald's.
Food and Table Service was quite good (Thanks Jess). The hostess on the other hand (I believe her name was Maria), was arrogant a rude. We were quests at the Hotel for a long weekend yet had made our dining reservation through Open Table a couple weeks in advance. We were seated at the worst possible table in the restaurant. When we asked to be reseated the hostess was immediately dismissive and told us the place was booked. We fussed and we finally reseated with a far less than full house. We were told we'd have to hurry and eat quickly to avoid any conflict with other reserved (hotel) guests. Seems the Open Table reservation get second class treatment. Not a good reflection on the Don Cesar.
We started our meal with cocktails. My wife ordered a dirty martini which she enjoyed and I had a bourbon cocktail with blackstrap molasses. Both were very good though mine did not appeal to my taste. It wasn't a bad drink, just not my cup of tea. We both ordered salads, me the heirloom tomato salad and she the baby kale and frisee. Both were exceptional. My wife ordered the Maine lobster which was very good, but my snapper entree was a bit bland tasting. The fish was cooked perfectly, but the dish lacked any real pop. We shared a deconstructed tiramisu which I enjoyed, but, being my wife's favorite, she preferred a more traditional preparation. Overall the meal was good and I would be willing to try it again, but I found it to be somewhat overpriced given the results.
Wonderful anniversary dinner at the Maritana Grill. Our server Noel was very attentive and made sure our meal was timed perfectly. As for the food, every course was spectacular. Note to first time diners at this restaurant - order the "Reveal" dessert - the presentation is amazing and the actual dessert is delicious.
Sadly, the Mariana Grille at Don CeSar is over rated and over priced. Given this is the premier restaurant at this high-end resort, you'd think it would be deserving of a great location, such as overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Instead it overlooks parking on the "wrong" side of the resort.
The staff are "okay" but certainly not what you would expect at such a high-end resort. The Matre'd needed to go to a tailor to learn how a sport coat is supposed to fit and a dry cleaner to get it pressed. The waiter was friendly and enjoyable but again, not what you'd expect at such a "high class" resort.
The food was unspectacular. In fact the Red Snapper was downright bland - flavorless.
We can now report we've done that, but I can't imagine going back. There are much better places in the area.
We had a great time here. We went for our 1st anniversary dinner and were greeted with that when we walked in. We got a great seat by the window, but could still see some of the fish tanks in the restaurant. Our waiter came to our table right away and opened our bottle of Dom that we brought with us. I had the Maine lobster and my husband had the filet mignon, both were amazing.
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