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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
Michael Molloy; Chef de Cuisine Emily Ferrari
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
Maritana Grille at Don CeSar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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