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Maritana Grille at Don CeSar

4.4
1098 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 5:30 - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 363-5077
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Molloy; Chef de Cuisine Emily Ferrari
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet or self parking for guests dining at Maritana Grille
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Special events & promotions
Please call 727.363.5077
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with us at Maritana. We will be offering our full menu along with featured specials from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1098 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food.

Wine list was incorrect

Salads delivered several minutes apart due to an order error

The Reveal dessert is a must

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Every chocolate lover should try the reveal - though too much chocolate for just one

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and incredible service. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end - cocktails to dessert!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

lovely restaurant, our server was great, very attentive. Had a great meal. The duck confit is absolutely wonderful, one of the best. Great for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service and food were both outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our waiter Don was excellent and the food was amazing. Great experience. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Dinner for a 65th birthday turned into a
Really Special Event .
Erica ,our Hostess, treated us like Royalty -
With the best table .
Jess , our server, was delightful , knowledgeable , and funny .
Everything we had was superb ,
Even got to meet the chef .
The Reveal dessert is a must.
Perfect for any Special night.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing food, great ambiance and reasonable prices. Jess was our waiter and he was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Just visiting on vacation, had a wonderful experience. The food was superb, the atmosphere sophisticated in a non-threatening way. Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful historic hotel location on St. Pete Beach.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Incredibly disappointing evening. To start, we chose this restaurant because it was awarded 4 Diamonds from AAA. When we arrived for 7:00 dinner on Saturday night, there was no one at the front desk. After 5 awkward minutes, someone finally showed us to our table. When the waiter finally showed up and we declined wine, he was clearly disappointed in what he expected to be a smaller tip so he rarely came back. A nearby table with a party of 11 had their water glasses refilled twice while ours sat empty. Then there was the food. A complimentary spoonful of ceviche was brought. When we asked the waiter if it was spicy (I can't eat spicy foods), he said it wasn't. But it was and I couldn't get that taste out of my mouth all evening. A $19 scallops appetizer has just two scallops. Two! My wife's Chilean sea bass had no flavor at all. My filet was supposed to be accompanied by mixed vegetables. I was given mushrooms and spinach. Yes, mushrooms and spinach are "mixed vegetables" but not usually served as such. All in all, I have rarely been so let down by what was supposed to be a highly rated restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Went for 2 birthdays which were acknowledged when we arrived but nothing after. Not a great table in the back facing a wall. Been going to the Maritana for 15+ years...but just wasn't an attentive meal for the price and our special evening.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A lovely end to our stay at the Don Cesar – great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was perfect, service above exceptions. Our server, Rocky was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Even the valet was very welcoming and upbeat. We will definitely recommend and return.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Service was excellent! We were promptly seated, waitress was outstanding and food order taken at our pace. We ordered fish entrees, which were cooked to perfection and served via nice presentation. The wine list was satisfactory, however not as extensive as what I read on prior reviews. We would go back again for the service and food quality!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience. Our waiter Don was top notch, the food was great and it’s hard to beat the splendor of The Don Cesar. It’s a bit pricey so save this one for a special night and be prepared to be spoiled .

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not impressed, two meals where excellent and two were poor and cold, expensive and we are used to paying for upmarket dining. Not the first time we have had a poor meal. Wine was good but again expensive for the wine we chose.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food save room for their signature desert chocolate egg!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Simply fantastic service by Rocco. Wonderful wine list that is sure to to every enthusiast.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Having been to Maritana twice before, we were looking forward to a fine dining experience with outstanding service. While the food was still quite good, the service this time was lacking in several areas, which is why it saddens me to only be able to offer 3 stars for what should easily have been a 5 star visit.

The service issues began while taking our orders, and just piled up from there:
1. We've noticed a trend among waitstaff (and not just here) to take orders without writing them down. Upon receiving all of our dinner orders, our waiter recited them back to us; 3 of the 4 were incorrect, as was one of the two sides. The customer shouldn't have to repeat the order.

2. I enjoy a martini before the meal. When the waiter arrived, he had the shaker ready to go, but no martini glass, explaining that the bar was "out of them". So he placed a rocks glass on the table and asked if that would be OK. Really surprised that the bartender would even let a martini leave his bar without the proper glass.

3. When the soup course was served, they place many of the ingredients in the bowl, then pour in the hot soup from a small carafe which is usually an elegant way to serve. Except that the soup in one of the carafes was cold. We had to flag down the server to ask for another carafe of hot soup. We also had to ask to bring the bread course - twice.

4. When the bus staff cleared our entree dishes, some fine grated cheese fell off one of the plates and landed on the carpet right next to our table. It remained on the floor next to us throughout our dessert course and was still there when we left. We actually had to step over it so as to not grind it into the carpet, nor into our shoes.

6. One of our party ordered an espresso. It arrived cold; we had to add some hot coffee from our french press to warm it up.

Someday we'll give Maritana another try, but for the next few times we'll try some other dining venues in the area.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a special occasion and I was really disappointed. The food was OK, not great, and it look 4o mins to get our meal after the appetizers came. No apology, nothing. Will not go back.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was very pricey for such a small portion. We sat next to a fish tank that looked like it hadn’t been clean for a while & only had 1 fish in it. Staff were very nice and accommodating

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was all delicious! Great server, we had a wonderful evening.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

expensive and not that good. Our son's meal got messed up so he sat there without a meal for 15 minutes while the others ate.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent service from Jeff at the bar. Menu has changed so if you have previously dined here, review before returning. It isn’t bad, just different, with only one steak offering.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

fish cooking poor and so,quality of the food not in line with such a restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have been to " Martana" 3 times in the last 9 months. Always eat 1 or 2 nights here. Fabulous food!!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Have eaten here many times over the years and will definitely go back. The atmosphere of the historic Don CeSar hotel on St. Pete's Beach as well as the restaurant itself are amazing. The service the same. My only request would be to bring back caviar to the menu as the presentation previously - and the caviar - were impeccable. I know that may sound 'snooty' but I assure its a rare treat only on select special occasions - however this restaurant is worthy of that level of food selection to match its service and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife's dish of lobster over pasta wasn't that great and at $48 it really wasn't that great.
Good service and nice atmosphere but the hype and the food not worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service delightful. Food beyond excellent. A perfect date night.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

off the chars, either dress up or casual. Food quality was some of the best ever and we were fortunate to have a very casual and knowledgeable waiter. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We stayed at the DonCesar and ate here twice. The food is outstanding and foodie-/ locavore-friendly. The wine list is small but has many good selections, both by the bottle and glass. And the entrees were (while small) delicious and inventive.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Service was excellent. Don was very good. Food extremely tasty. Would return

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food is always beautifully cooked and presented. The flavours are amazing without the use of chemicals. I had black bass and it was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Wonderful evening. Food was delicious and the service left nothing to be desired

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We stayed on property over Valentines weekend. Enjoyed dinner at Maritana Grille, as we did last year. The first wine we requested wasn’t available so we enjoyed Cakebread Cabernet, always a solid choice. Babe enjoyed the filet (last year it was over cooked) this year, perfect! I enjoyed the tuna, it was delicious! We enjoyed the “shell” reveal, and creme brûlée (skipped an appetizer course and doubled up on dessert!). Food on point!

The dining room is beautiful and romantic. The service was adequate. No real wow factor, especially for a “holiday” weekend, but since Valentines feel during the week maybe everyone was just tired by the time the weekend rolled around.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and wine were excellent, but service and ambience could be improved. Our server was very friendly, attentive and made great recommendations, but despite our specifically asking him not to be rushed (and he directly acknowledging such), we unfortunately were.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Upscale dining and delicious food. Congratulations on a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

BEST service anywhere.
Great meals and desserts

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent menu and wine list.
Great service from Don and the staff. Chef is outstanding. Good valu.e

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