Celebrate Mom at the Don Cesar. Our Mother’s Day brunch buffet offerings will surprise and delight. Seating is available 11 AM through 3 PM. The price for adults is $65 & includes unlimited champagne. Children 5 – 12 years old will be $26 & 5 and under are complimentary.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter at the Don Cesar. Our Easter brunch buffet offerings will surprise and delight each guest. Rowe & Seaporch seating is available 11 AM through 3 PM. The price for adults is $65 & includes unlimited champagne. Children 5 – 12 years old will be $26
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Not what you would expect from the Don. Food, service and hostess all not good.
Overall a disappointing experience...
Excellent service good food. Nice atmosphere
Really enjoy the Don Cesar
Great food and service. Had a couple of unique, taste drinks
Not thrilled about the raw oysters
Patricia was our wait person and she was fantastic. Service at this venue is 5 star plus.
There was nothing wrong with our experience - I expected to be “wow’d” and was not. My salad was “ok” my braised short ribs were good. Our server was very pleasant but not always available. I expected more from the Don CeSar.
It was our first experience at the brunch. I would not call it decadent like they say in the advertising but it was very good. Everything we tried on the brunch was good. The setting is very nice. Service was also good. Only hiccup was that they cleaned our table while we were getting food... so coming back to the table our silverware and coffees were gone. But our server made up for it and offered a complimentary mimosa for our inconvenience. Thought it was a very nice attention from our server Patricia who was not the one that took our stuff away but apologized several times for it too. A little pricey but overall we are very happy with our experience and will certainly come back for more
We sat outside and it was lovely. The short ribs, fish tacos, and tomato bisque were delicious. Service slow but pleasant.
HORRIBLE SERVICE! Had a waitress from Dayton, Ohio. I did not catch her name. We were a Party of 5. Had to contact the Hostess Desk to get plates cleared, more water, new silverware, etc., etc. The Hostess Desk was crowded with three staff members engaged in conversation. When I asked for assistance they asked me what table number I was seated at. HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT? It appeeared they were ready to leave thier shift and counting the minutes.
Food was OK. Short ribs were dry, Champagne was good. Bacon was good.
Totally CLUELESS staff. No Manger to be seen anywhere.
Reception area staffing was Very Poor. Right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. A reservation didn’t help the situation. Our waitress was the bright spot of our visit. Fish tacos were poor. Cobb salad with chicken on top was dry. Drinks were expensive as can be predicted for this hotel, but the food was disappointing.
The parking situation is a travesty;no signs of where to park, the hotel valet had nothing to do with the restaurant, it would cost $25 to park if you parked in their lot for more than two hours. Fortunately, we found on street, metered parking by a boat launch. The food was pretty good but they were slammed and two servers called off and it was slow. Overall it was okay but I don’t think I would go back, there are too many places that offer excellent food and service every time we’ve gone there
Beautiful scenic and historic site and restaurant. Appreciated complimentary parking. Good food and surroundings. Great time to share with friends.
Service was awful. We waited 45 minutes before bread and salad was brought to the table.
The service was terrible. A group of four left after an hour. We ate but complained. Another table was given their meal free due to bad service. Long waits.
Very nice ambiance good food with wide range of choices braised short ribs particularly good
Still love and recommend the Don and this restaurant but service was a little off this time. We were served drinks and dinner in a very reasonable time and a manager and server followed up shortly to check all was to our liking and then no further attention such as checking for another drink or a dessert menu after dinner. After dinner we finally had to flag some one down to please get us our check at least 20 mins after they cleared our table. The manager apologized and comped our one drink so they did make an effort to make amends which is very commendable. We would have certainly had another cocktail or two and dessert but it was still a lovely evening.
Noisy poor service wanted a table outside but sat inside. Poor value for the price
The restaurant and the food were good. Expensive, but very good. However, our experience was marred by the parking situation. We pulled into the parking lot and took a ticket. There was no sign that said anything about a time limit. We assumed that the ticket would be validated at the restaurant and there would be no charge. Turns out, the parking is free for two hours only. We didn't know that. We stamped out literally at two hours and five minutes. Five minutes extra! and were charged $26.95! After paying for an extremely expensive meal. We will not be going back and do not recommend this restaurant or hotel.
Specialty cocktail ( blueberry infused bourbon Julie) was excellent
Waiter informative, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating for our separate checks request
The food was very slow in arriving. It would have helped if there were bread or crackers served while waiting. Very surprised that there wasn't at least something while we waited!
My salad ( cranberries, pecans, feta cheese) didn't have enough dressing.
The garlic fries were good.
Bottom line: Expected much better from this high end resort hotel restaurant.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the smoked trout spread. Wonderful place to dine!
A lovely place to enjoy breakfast outdoors!
Service excellent ambiance lovely
Food great Possibly could have more lunch choices in Brunch menu. Lots of breakfast dished
So disappointed with this place and we were looking forward to it. The server was good and very sweet but the food was mediocre at best. Got a foul smelling stone crab on a shellfish plate. We were a party of 5 and 18% gratuity was added without comment which seemed a little underhanded. The valet at $25 was the biggest ripoff and a very long wait in a very poorly run driveway. Again was really hoping for a better Sunday brunch experience.
We were treated to Brunch while visiting from out of town. Disappointed, to put it mildly. Long wait for server to notice us, poor quality Mimosa, small selection of food for an outrageous price, no carving station. Could go on and on, but not necessary! Hotel was beautiful and well appointed as advertised!
Excellent Sunday brunch. Service is outstanding. Thank you
Great birthday luncheon. Food was excellent & our waiter even called bday girl by name 😊😊
We had visitors and brought them over to experience the Don. Food was good. The calamari was way too crispy for my taste
We really appreciated our waiter's going out of his way to ensure that our vegan son was well taken care of and to make sure that there was no chili (I am allergic to it) in my tomato soup.
I had salad with added blackened chicken. Chicken breast was dry and over cooked. My husband had grouper bites. If we’re mine, I would have sent back - way to brown. In hindsite I should have called attention to server about over cooked chicken breast. We were guests of our financial planner so I did not feel right in returning chicken. We all ordered the cobbler but were told not available. Too pricey for us but glad we tried. Only three or four tables of 4 at noon on a Wednesday. Not busy.
Christmas dinner buffet was clearly leftovers from the brunch buffet.
We reserved a table for two in this reastaurant on Christmas Day, which was my birthday as well. On the website I didn't find any information about buffet, it was saying the average prices, but there was nothing about that u can just have a buffet on that day and the cancellation was 60$ per person so we had to stay and pay 65$ per person for our meal, which wasn't very existing for us. The only good thing was that the champagne was included. The food wasn't that great for that price, not a wide range as well. The oysters to restock were laying down in a bowl without ice (only God knows for how long), so they had a funny smell, we didn't dare to try them. I had to ask my server to refill my drinks. Then they add 18% gratuity in our check, I can't even say for what. I know that the servers don't get paid by hour, but it could be 10%, and then if u really appreciate the service u can add more. They didn't even served the food and rarely cleaned the tables from the plates. The plates were just stocked on the tables that weren't busy with people. Then my boyfriend asked the server if u could do something for my birthday, (idk like light a candle or something) he looked at him like angry and with a little attitude said that u already have everything. That's the worst place I've ever had dinner in. Beautiful view and cozy atmosphere have gotten the stars ✨
This was the worst buffet I ever had. We didn’t enjoy this at all. It seemed to be mass produced and selections were not good. We paid a lot of money per person for this and it was a terrible meal and experience. They should not have buffets if they are not palatable.
Outstanding food, service & ambience for Christmas lunch. Highly recommend.
Went for Christmas Day brunch. The food selection was excellent. Prime Rib, Salmon, Leg of Lamb, Shrimp and snow crab. Desert selection was awesome. Service was great and the unlimited champagne was a treat for the ladies.
Really nice experience there with family of all ages and last minute guests on Christmas. I usually should budgets but everything was just right, even the brussel sprouts (which I thought was impossible). Thanks
We enjoyed the fabulous Christmas buffet. Everything was excellent and the service impeccable. We especially enjoyed the lamb, Brussel sprouts and the festive dessert table.
The restaurant on the ground floor of the Don Cesar looks out on the patio and is quiet and simply stated. Casual with a small menu ranging from sandwiches to entrees. My Faroe Island salmon fillet was perfectly prepared on a bed of grain and summer squash. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their dinners as we celebrated Christmas eve. The hotel surroundings are very nice.
The Don Cesar never ceases to satisfy, and this was no exception. The food was great, the atmosphere enjoyable, the service good, and the surroundings were scenic. Recommend.
The food was lukewarm and the quality ok. The best part was the omelette bar where everything is freshly made. The service was good and the staff very helpful. It was nice to be able to go on the beach afterwards. Not a patch on the Oystercatcher Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt Hotel near Tampa Airport.
Woefully understaffed so the service suffered quite a bit but the food was well prepared.
The carpet was foul. It smelled like nasty, old cheese. Don't use carpet at all, there are too many people coming in from the pool area wet. I thought that it would be more formal until I saw guests of the hotel sitting there in swim clothes with kids. Could use a different seating area for people underdressed. The food was really good but I found a small piece of plastic bag in my salad. I'm assuming it was a food wrapping and it didn't bother me. But I'm sure there are people who aren't as reasonable, especially considering the cost of our meal. With the tip and no cocktails, just coffee, tea & water, our bill was $80. That's allot for a lunch tab for someone coming from the outside. Self parking for $10 was excessive. The ticket I was given to discount the parking didn't work. I'm not a "cheap" person but the place was almost empty when we were there. Take constructive some criticism and fill your restaurant.