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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.

Don CeSar
3400 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:30 - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 363-5077

Website:
http://www.maritanagrille.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self parking for guests dining at Maritana Grille

Executive Chef:
Michael Molloy; Chef de Cuisine Emily Ferrari

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 727.363.5077

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Join us for Christmas Day in our Sea Porch Restaurant, Maritana Grille or King Charles Holiday Brunch at the Don CeSar

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the New Year with us at the Don Cesar!

Maritana Grille at Don CeSar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
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Notable Wine List (9)
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Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Live Music (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful "last night in Pass a Grille" with dinner at Maritana. We have a condo in the area, and tend to go to the walkable local restaurants when we're there, but decided to try Maritana for the ambience and food. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived, the front end and wait staffs were nothing but attentive. Our waiter made suggestions and admitted if he had not tried something. We had the stone crab claws as an appetizer and the grouper as a main meal. Both were delicious with the crab claws coming out already cracked so there was minimal mess. The service was timely but not intrusive. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but we felt there was good value for your money, and we live outside of NYC. We would definitely go back and would recommend to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

We hadn't dined at Maritana Grille in about a year, previously one of our favorites, but this time were very disappointed. Our table originally seemed fine, in the back corner of the restaurant beside an aquarium, but after about fifteen minutes a single diner was seated at the table immediately beside us and used his cell phone flashlight almost the entire time reading the menu and other paperwork he had brought. Very annoying. Servers were very nice but timing was extremely slow, possibly kitchen related or because of a couple of high maintenance tables our server had. The restaurant was only about half occupied. Wine list was generally overpriced, though we found a lower level Zin for $49 ($15 retail), acceptable. The time from finishing appetizers to main course presentation was extremely long and when it finally was served, a side dish had been forgotten and that took about ten minutes to get. Rice that came with the Mahi dinner was actually cold but our server quickly got a hot replacement. The Mahi, Filet, and Filet Trio dinners all were very good. Lobster Bisque was lukewarm and mediocre. Mac & Cheese side dish was great. $305 bill for three (including 2 drinks, bottle of wine, and tip) was high for the value received. Dinner took over 2 hours, much of which was the long gap between appetizers and main courses, during which our server stopped by and explained all the fish in the aquarium, apparently trying to make us forget we had no food. Before dinner, we had drinks at the Lobby Bar and the bartender was wonderful, and the hotel was beautiful, as always. We are unlikely to dine at the Maritana Grille again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love the Don, and the Maritana! However our recent experience was a little puzzling as we overheard our server tell the couple next to us that the restaurant had stone crab claws that day as a special app, and then she recited the specials...and she neglected to tell us either. (We were finished eating when the couple sat down). No offer to refill wine or beer. Just felt a little tossed aside - not the norm for this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Started our anniversary dinner being ushered to our table by the kitchen door by a young hostess with a bad attitude. When I requested another of numerous other tables set up for 2, I was told they were other reservations. I was asked if I had requested a specific table, which I had not. I asked if these other tables had been specifically requested and was told they had not and to lower my voice. So I asked since I was here and had made this reservation several weeks advance why couldn’t we switch tables(there were only 4 tables occupied). NO was the response as she turned and walked away. I told my husband I would rather just leave and another older woman came over and said she would try to find us another table. She came back and offered us the table next to it but told to never make reservations through your service again. The two tables already set for two people I had asked about and told were for others were still empty when we left. Table next to us was also celebrating anniversary, their server brought them a complimentary dessert which she said was the custom of Maritana Grille. We made note at time of reservation that this was for our anniversary and told our waiter many times we were celebrating our 31st but were not even acknowledged. As we left my husband said thank you to the young rude hostess and she just silently gave him a very nasty look Thank you for ruining our special dinner.
By the way, Foie Gras is served as a mousse not as listed in menu. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT as this is one of my most favorite foods
Horrible attitude, customer service and mediocre food at best

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving Dinner. Set menu that read very well! And they didn’t disappoint!! Everything was superb!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter Nole was extremely professional and was very proud of the food selections. His descriptions would make your mouth water. The food and service were top-notch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great as usual. Third visit this year. Great staff and food

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jess is the best server in the house. Super knowledgeable, attentive and prompt.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Reserved a 10 top and checked on it ahead of time. When the 10 of us got there the restaurant was only half filled but a couple was seated in our spot. We were told they had overstayed their reservation which wasn’t true. They were seated in our reserved large group area and of course could not be moved or hurried. We had to wait an hour in the lobby while there was a half empty restaurant to be seated. For such an expensive presumably high end restaurant , this was and always will be totally unacceptable. Although they comped us some drinks and appetizers, management was essentially nowhere to be found and ultimately unapologetic. No way to run customer service.

That said, the waiters and bartender were exceptional in attempting to make the evening wonderful. Which it would have been except for the hostess’ inexcusable conduct.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!,

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Greens were fresh & tasty. The snapper was good overall, but was a bit dry. The tilefish was excellent; very moist, cooked perfectly.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Horrible service SLOW service and over priced! Will not be coming back!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

In town on vacation and was in between two places to go for dinner. So glad we landed at this beautiful restaurant! The food was spectacular and the service was fun, friendly and attentive. Could not have had a better experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The menus was incomplete the food and dessert was not worth the price have been there at least twice a year will not be back for awhile the server Don was good

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had an incredible evening with impeccable service! The drinks "Pink Pearl" and "Sunset" were fabulous. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. What a lovely memory!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I took my husband here for his 57th birthday. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend the special dessert called the reveal! You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was great and dessert was even better.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Celebration about getting our open Dave's certification caused us to go to the restaurant which was delicious. The sea food was outstanding. And the ambience was delightful. Would truly go back again.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Best meal we've had on vacation. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Drinks were fantastic and the food was out of this world world good. We'll definitely be back and couldn't recommend it higher.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing food and service! Very romantic and beautiful restaurant highly recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Jesse i believe was our waiter. He was great. If I got the name wrong we were there aug 1 at 5:30 for my wifes 60th bday(she doesnt look it)
The chocolate reveal was awesome.
He made the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent food, order was incorrect, very, very, noisy. In the last six years, this restaurant has lost most of its ambiance. Based on the meal of 7/30, I will make only annual reservations.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Une expérience culinaire incroyable, de l'entrée au dessert. Cette chef mérite les honneurs. Je voyage à travers le monde et franchement j'ai été très impressionnée. Bravo

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was great. Wait staff was professional and very helpful. Highly recommend for special occasion or if you want to impress.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience, would recommend to all. It is pricy but worth it. Food was exquisite, our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and us feel welcome. Overall one of the best, if not the best, meals I have ever had.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 10, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. from the service to the food it was excellent. the wait between ordering and delivering it was a little excessive.

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Superb service. Wonderfully conceived and executed imaginaive dining.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Unique and well thought out presentations of salads and entrees. Excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Our first time at the Maritana, it won't be the last. Service a class in itself, lovely wonderful
food and cozy ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Outstanding as always, excellent service and attention

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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