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The Whitman, Miramar Beach, FL

The Whitman

4.5
4.5
84 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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The Whitman–an all-new restaurant concept by Bal Harbour Shops, designed exclusively for the Bal Harbour Shops Access Pop-up. The Whitman name draws inspiration from The Whitman by The Sea– a luxury Miami Beach hotel owned by the Whitman family in the 1940s.
The Whitman brings the iconic dining experience of Bal Harbour Shops to life through its breezy indoor-outdoor space. Evoking a decadent lifestyle of leisure, the palm-framed courtyard retains the idyllic al fresco environment of the Shops. With a menu featuring Latin-inspired flavors and comforting classics, The Whitman will keep you coming back time a

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 540-0470
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Echevrri
  • Catering
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Neighborhood
    Miramar Beach
  • Cross street
    575 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Destin

    Innovative

  • Destin

    Contemporary American

84 Reviews
  1. JaniceC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    unbeknownst to us when we made the reservation, as a part of the Taste of UTC, this restaurant was in a pop up Bal Harbour Pop-Up Shops on the west side of the UTC mall area. It's basically a group of shipping containers stacked together to create an "upscale" dining/shopping experience for "members." Upon arrival, we were told we needed to download an app in order to access the restaurant, none of this was known prior to arrival. Also, we couldn't find the entrance upon arrival. We refused to download the app, but they allowed us to go inside with an email address. The "gatekeepers" to the shops/restaurants weren't the most friendly, and tried to convince us that this is a special place that's not open to the public, only to "members." The carpet in the restaurant was stained and dirty. The ambiance was less than we expected. Wine prices were crazy expensive. Food was overpriced, but good. Our server was excellent and attentive. Knowing what we know now, we'd not have chosen The Whitman in the Bal Harbour Shops Pop-up in Sarasota.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, cute atmosphere, fun drinks and apps

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  3. Jaye

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, great service. Our server was super friendly.

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  4. JeannineD

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went when the popup Whitman first opened and really enjoyed it. I’m sorry we went back as they are clearly getting ready to close up shop on 5/2. They ran out of several things and the waiter added an extra drink onto the bill, which was a pretty simple bill. I think when they use the on the spot devices, they count on you not reviewing, and we almost didn’t. Loved it the first time but wouldn’t go back if they return. There are much nicer venues in Sarasota and surrounding areas, especially for their prices. The value definitely didn't equal the experience this second visit.

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  5. BlytheH

    Naples

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this elegant, upscale unique venue. So disappointed they’ll be moving on in a few short weeks☹️.

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  6. Brock

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was keen on trying the restaurant since I thought the pop-up idea was cool and the reviews were for the most part very positive. I think that the ambiance of the restaurant looks better in the pictures than real life. Overall, very plain. But what do you expect for dinner inside a semi? They did the best they could. Portions were very small, especially for the extremely high prices. But, the food was delicious, and the server was friendly and knowledgeable. We did the 3 course tasting menu. We started with the ceviche and the lobster fritters. The ceviche was delicious and really looked as good as the pictures online. The lobster fritters were ok, but were like a light hushpuppy with very little lobster for the price (just a hint of lobster). Our entrees were the chicken and the fish special which was a red snapper. The plating was beautiful, but again small portions for the price. They were tasty, although I've had both better fish and better chicken. The dessert for us was the blood orang panna cotta. It was palatable and overall tasted good, but in essence is a like a yogurt with mix in sprinkles like they sell at the grocery store. So, my summary is good, over-priced food with an excellent appearance on the plate, but not a good value for the prices. If you enjoy doing something hip and trendy for a different experience and have a lot of money, then give it a try. If you work hard for your money and have a decent size appetite, then maybe look elsewhere for your next meal. Also, the attached shops all were closed after our 7pm reservations dinner was completed, so I am not sure how the concept of having people eat there to bring them to the shops is working or if it's the shopping is foremost and there's a place to eat after you shop like a mall food court.

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  7. mary228

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food. I enjoyed the chicken liver mousse, which was topped with minced pineapple. The sourdough slices were buttered and toasted, not too crunchy. The zucchini blossoms were delicately coated in tempura batter and seved on a bed of softened goatcheese snd pesto. This was the first time I ever ate this and enjoyed it thoroughly. The rotolo on mushroom sauce was exceptional. For dessert we shared the Panna cotta, which was my first exposure to this dessert. We loved the texture. the pistachio crumble and bits of blood orange. Our server was Tariq, and he did an excellent job.

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  8. AnnaStas

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibe is just right! Loved the music, the friendliness, and atmosphere. We bought some delicious food… pictures of them are drool-worthy. Worth the experience!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food even better service. Loved it hate to see it leave

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  10. lesann

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea in the garden-it was lovely and elegant

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  11. SharonI

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was beautiful/flowes /food /mimosas. Ambiance and the chello player was wonderful! Perfect 10.. little taste of miami🌴

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  12. micheleS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. You feel as if you are not in Sarasota. The outdoor setting is so lovely and the service was excellent. Our food was delicious and we will definitely go back before they exit our area.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a lovely early lunch. A nice experience, but probably not when I would do again. Fun for something different.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Pricey but worth it

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and good food for this pop up restaurant. However, server was lackadaisical and extremely slow, even though restaurant was not busy.

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  16. SandraC

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, music, ambience and service! Looking forward to going back soon.

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  17. howardS

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Major hassles parking and then entering venue. Before we were allowed to enter restaurant all members of our party of six had to fill out Bal Harbor app and give credit card numbers. I should have just balked and cancelled reservation on the spot. Rest of evening was pleasant but we will probably not return.

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  18. DrSteve

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside, once ordered we toured the stores of the pop up. My wife’s fish was rubbery however the rest of the food was delicious.

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  19. LadyMacbeth

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at The Whitman is such a lovely experience. The Squash Blossom, Mezze Dip and Broccolini Caesar Salad with Chicken were some of my favorites. For dessert I had the Panna Cotta and can't stop thinking about it!! I look forward to dining here again before they the pop-up leaves Sarasota.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great job for a pop up....the broccolini Caesar was excellent.

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  21. SAVORY

    Tampa

    148 reviews

    3.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In my opinion, and other diners around our table, the fact that you need to download an app and sign in providing personal information to dine at a restaurant is ridiculous! Our party found the menu overpriced for lunch. Overall, we were not as pleased with our food as, say, the Capitol Grill, Selva, or Seasons 52. We will not return.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute. Nice bass playing. The Caesar salad and burger were good.

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  23. Marti

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for high tea and the tea selection/service was pretty disappointing. The scones and sandwiches were good but definitely not worth the price.

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  24. Shirley

    Key West

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!! We weren’t sure what to expect but the restaurant was very chic and the food was amazing!! It’s a shame it’s only here for a short time 😩

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  25. Empress

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this concept. The pop up is so amazing. Love the stores and most importantly, the food. The innovative and creative food selection were so appealing and delicious. I would shout from the roof tops about The Whitman.👌🍾🎉

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Miami vibe , food was excellent and our waitress was super kind. Can’t wait to take my girls next Tuesday for the high tea:)

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I expected a higher level of food quality in particular the beef tartare that was smothered in sauce and the upside down pineapple rum cake which was very dry. All over choices were very good between all of us we tried 7-8 different dishes . My water was not refilled and dirty plates stood in front of me while I waited for desert. Having to check in at the front just to walk in was bothersome . Overall , the experience was enjoyed by my friends and I .

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  28. BlytheH

    Naples

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the concept and really enjoyed the beverages, food and service. Hoping to enjoy their High Tea offering before they pack up and leave next month.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting, great service. Mediocre food at very high prices.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. FloridaTricia

    Tampa

    182 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. The fettuccine dish was really good. Truffle fries were excellent. Nice experience.

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  31. JoloR

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We began our lunch with PEI Oysters which were delicious. We ordered the Scallops and Rotolo for our meals. Both dishes were outstanding, but small portions. Three average sized scallops were $40. If the dish had included a side, it would have been perfect. The Rotolo Bolognese was incredible! Wishing that there had been a couple of pieces of toasted baguette to enjoy with it. We will definitely make a point to dine there again before they close! The service is top notch as well.

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  32. PatrickI

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food is phenomenal. I highly recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the, if the not the best restaurant in Sarasota right now. Too bad it’s only here for a short bit but definitely going to take advantage of it while it’s here! Staff is amazing, service and food quality is incredible and it’s such a chill vibe. Love it!!!! Thank you for choosing Sarasota! See you soon

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  34. susang

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the menu!! Wish this was a permanent restaurant here!! We all loved our meal. The lobster pasta was divine as were the desserts!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice swanky place to enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We need this as a permanent staple in Sarasota. And the staff was AMAZING!

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  37. CarmenM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it and I’m definitely going back!!! Too bad it’s only here for a couple of months.

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  38. ChristopherO

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I have ever had. I would highly recommend it. I ate there two days in a row and only regret i have is I wish I had went there sooner because they were only there for a limited time.

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  39. look4gddining

    Raleigh

    98 reviews

    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Underwhelming, to say the least. I imagine that the patio was a nice spot in the summer/fall months, but the interior felt like what it is: eating in a a small boxcar & all of the tables are very small. Our server was definitely not one of the ones that people raved about, as he knew very little about basically anything we asked about & had to go check with the kitchen three separate times. Food was good, but nothing to rave about. No matter, the show has gone on now, to Sarasota they said.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive place. There are other places with better food

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Whitman is rated 4.5 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Whitman

575 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Additional information

  • Cross street
    575 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • Neighborhood
    Miramar Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Echevrri
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 540-0470
  • Catering
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
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