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Maritana Grille at Don CeSar

4.5
1061 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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
What 1061 People Are Saying
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vipTobetta (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

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

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vipFarfalla (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

BEST service anywhere.
Great meals and desserts

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipTony (Adelaide / SA)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Not for the faint of heart when it comes to price you are looking at $100 per person

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ChrisMorton (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service. We sat at bar , had couple drinks and shrimp cocktail prior to dinner. Dinner at Maritana was fabulous

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vipDebbie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

What is not to love about stone crab? This was all I needed and they were presented beautifully. Yum. The caprese salad with burrata was a bit disappointing - but only because the tomatoes are not in season and were a bit lacking in taste. The burrata was creamy and perfect. The people at the next table were friendly when they realized I was dining alone and even shared menu tips and a taste of their wine.

Save up for this dining experience and enjoy the lovely hotel grounds too.

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vipcarolinagurl (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We made a reservation for my birthday. My husband and I travel a lot and have extensive wine knowledge and enjoy great varieties of food.
The restaurant was smaller than what I expected. The hostess was nice but tried to give us the table behind her hostess stand by the door when we had specified special occasion.
If you’ve experienced European preparation of seafood, go! This young chef is beyond her years in perfect preparation and flavor dynamics as well as display. The octopus appetizer was incredibly tender and paired with bulgar wheat and Castelvetrano olives. Wow! The cioppino had the freshest seafood and scallops with a nice crust to them with thin sliced charred bread for dipping into the flavorful broth. The pompano special was equally perfect.
The downside is the wine selection and ridiculous prices, specifically the whites and sparkling. I was familiar with most of the wines as common grocery store available labels. Some $15-$20 wines were priced at $60-$80 Per bottle while the by the glass was $15-$18.
Cocktail prices were no different $15-$18 each. Had there been an Italian or French wine that I had not enjoyed before, I would have had a bottle. But Kim Crawford for $80 or pat the same for a Chateauneuf du Pape at another restaurant.
The wait staff was mature and the decor was very relaxing with blown glass bubbles and sea life in tanks on one wall.
I would probably return but have dessert (also starting at $18) and after dinner drinks somewhere else.

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ChefPierre62 (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Very nice place. Very large , high ceiling area. Service is as good as it gets. Numerous people to take care of you, great team work. Started with drinks at the bar, BEST blue cheese olives I have ever had.
Our server was very friendly and really knew the menu. Very helpful with our selection. Food was somewhat not as good as expected. The swordfish was slightly overcooked, but the sides were outstanding.
My steak was very small pieces and a little tough, but very flavorful . Pricing was fair for the quality. We would come back again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A memorable evening in all aspects . I can’t wait to go back .

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DirtyBallooNot (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great, but not as great as the price point. I don't normally complain about the cost of great food if it's justified, and although this was a really good meal, it wasn't better than any other high-end steakhouse, and $16 cocktails...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was excellent and had a nice booth in the corner which was perfect

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was excellent as was the service. Our waiter Don was pleasant, attentive and professional. Steak tartare was incredible and so was the tri tale fish entree. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Berg (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

HAVE DINED HERE MANY TIMES DURING OUR STAYS OVER THE LAST 10+ YEARS WHEN LOWES HOTELS OWNED THE DON. FOOD, SERVICE AND VALUE WERE ALWAYS EXCELLENT. THINGS HAVE CHANGED WITH NEW OWNERS. 3 SCALLOP ENTREE FOR $40. 1 STONE CRAB CLAW (MEDIUM SIZE AND GRAINY TEXTURE) FOR $20. TERRIBLE VALUE. CUSINE OVERALL IS NOT AS GOOD AS PRIOR OWNERSHIP, WAS ALL FOUR OF OUR ASSESSMENTS. LOVE THE DON CESAR HOTEL, BUT WILL NOT BE DINING AT MARITANA UNFORTUNATELY.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had the best table and the best server! Janet was great. She was extremely accommodating and let us split two appetizers so we could each have a taste of the two. Will will ask for her when we return!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

On vacation and stopped in for my birthday. Staff and service through the whole building was wonderful. We want to come back again. We actually thought about going back the next day because we enjoyed it so much.

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FredrikN (London)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Our first time at Maritana Grille and I have to just say that it was great! Great server and great food. The lobster coconut bisque was great, the Mahi and the Tuna was excellent. Very good winelist. We will absolutely go back again.

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RogerCallaert (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Was a nice event, but ..... Maritana seems not a second class restaurant ? Why did we not be warned that the served plate was not as mentioned on the menu???????
( Tuna without Brussels sprouts)

Roger Callaert

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HGold (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We made the reservation a month ago. No mention of price fixe. Didn't mind except they needed to make changes due to my dietary concerns. Staff was excellent. Very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve menu was too limited, I asked if I could get something else, they said no. On the way out, people at the bar inside the restaurant were eating off the menu. The salad and pasta were significantly underseasoned, and I was asked if I wanted pepper, to which I said yes. It never came. I asked again, it never came. Our water glasses went unfilled after two requests as well. Then I was informed the house added a 21% service charge on a party of 2.

Amateurish service and too much emphasis on presentation over taste , no effort to serve the food hot.

Spent a great deal on New Years weekend in the hotel, this meal should have been the high point but was, in fact, the opposite. Many other guests agreed there has been a decline in service.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the preselected New Years menu. The meal was presented well, taste was good, the setting is pretty basic. Overall nice dinning and good wait staff.

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