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
Wine list was incorrect
Salads delivered several minutes apart due to an order error
The Reveal dessert is a must
Food and service were excellent. Every chocolate lover should try the reveal - though too much chocolate for just one
Excellent food and incredible service. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end - cocktails to dessert!
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.
Service and food were both outstanding
Our waiter Don was excellent and the food was amazing. Great experience. Highly recommend
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.
Amazing food, great ambiance and reasonable prices. Jess was our waiter and he was amazing!
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.
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.
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.
A lovely end to our stay at the Don Cesar – great food and service.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
Excellent food save room for their signature desert chocolate egg!
Simply fantastic service by Rocco. Wonderful wine list that is sure to to every enthusiast.
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.
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.
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
Food was all delicious! Great server, we had a wonderful evening.
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.
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.
fish cooking poor and so,quality of the food not in line with such a restaurant
We have been to " Martana" 3 times in the last 9 months. Always eat 1 or 2 nights here. Fabulous food!!!!!
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.
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.
Service delightful. Food beyond excellent. A perfect date night.
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
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.
Service was excellent. Don was very good. Food extremely tasty. Would return
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.
Wonderful evening. Food was delicious and the service left nothing to be desired
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.
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.
Upscale dining and delicious food. Congratulations on a wonderful experience!
BEST service anywhere.
Great meals and desserts
Excellent menu and wine list.
Great service from Don and the staff. Chef is outstanding. Good valu.e