Noisy and slow. Hostess refused request to reseat us. Very small menu.
We were able to get a table outside. The view is wonderful and the temperature at 7:30 on March 3 was comfortable. The food was just OK although the menu seemed limited. Wine list was small. The service was very good. But the outdoors comfort and waterfront location was enough to make it a good time.
This is at hotel, so mandatory valet parking. Since we were there for dinner only, price was cut in half, but still added to the cost of dinner. We were seated outside and it was chilly and no light reached our table. The view was nice, however.
This was a lovely dining room but empty. The menu was nondescript, nothing special. It is more of a sandwich joint than fine dining. We were very disappointed.
The ambiance and location were great and the restaurant was very nice!
Food was only OK, not as online menu!
Server list my credit card?????
Sat 2 of us @ table for 6 even though 2 tables for 2 we’re unoccupied!
Would NOT recommend anyone visit this restaurant!
There were very few gluten free options, especially for children.
We had breakfast outside on the patio. It was beautiful! We had a reservation and upon walking in we were greeted by name and shown to our table which already had coffee and water set up for us which was a nice touch. Our waitress Elaine was excellent, she was very friendly and always was checking in on us and making sure we had what we needed. Will definitely be back!
When a person pays top dollar( fifty dollars a plate) for dinner, you expect the food to be hot and cooked properly. Not the case! My prime rib was cold and the shrimp was under cooked. I was disappointed in our, Valentine's Day dinner. When we left the restaurant we noticed there was a buffett in the lobby and the price was $26 dollars a plate, half the price with the same food. I could tell that at least that food was hot. We could of had a better dinner in the lobby.
Nice meal out and convenient to the convention center and Amalie arena.
My wife and I were in Tampa in February to see Billy Joel and wanted a light dinner before the concert. We couldn't have picked a better place! The Waterside Grill was absolutely pleasant! The ambiance was perfect – a quiet, clean café on the water.
Waterside Grill offers a flexible menu with a variety of entrees’. We had a reservation and the staff seated us immediately. My black grouper entre and my wife’s medium rare angus burger were served promptly. Nicolas Rafferty, the manager, inquired about our entrees; he was genuinely interested in making our dinner most pleasant. Nick was helpful, cheerful and clearly the man behind the restaurant’s excellent customer experience. Yes, the restaurant was busy - Friday night with a concert nearby at the arena - but Nick, and his staff, were very attentive to all the dinner guests.
Our Waterside Grille dinner was one of the best dinners in Tampa! We definitely recommend dining there!
We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Drove up from Sarasota to attend a concert at the very near-by Amalie arena. Sat outside, food was way better than we expected from a hotel restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. There was also the surprise birthday offering from the restaurant...3 delicious desserts and a bottle of Prosecco for the five of us, all complimentary! Will go again before another event at the Amalie.
Made a reservation. Was told that staff screwed up and our table was given to a self-seating table without an apology. Offered a table by the window and were taken to a table not near the window. Menu was not the same as advertised on website.
Was sad that our first two choices for a bottle of wine was not available. Food was good but not exceptional.
Waitress was nice, seemed a little overwhelmed. Menu online didn't match menu in restaurant. I ordered the ribeye with a side extra of shrimp. After waiting about an hour the waitress came to us saying our food was taking longer because of the change of menu and offered us free desert or drinks. Restaurent wasnt busy at all. When the food finally came out the steak was burned on the outside and red on inside. 3 potatoes under the steak and the shrimp was rubbery like it was overcooked. Probably under heat lamps for so long. Asked for a manager and couldn't wait any longer because we had to be somewhere else. Overall bad experience.
Great food for a hotel restaurant. My grilled grouper was outstanding and my wife’s salad with shrimp was delicious. The breakfast buffets here have also been very good.
I took my wife here for a birthday brunch prior to the NHL All Star Game. The brunch buffet was fresh and well-stocked with interesting options. The scrambled eggs were to-die-for. Very pleasant staff and a complimentary piece of cake for the birthday girl!
Nice spot for outdoor dining, just next to the river walk. During my visit the weather was a bit chilly and only one of three propane gas heaters worked. Menu was limited and the food quality was average. Service was a little slow and sperratic. There are better choices in the general vicinity of the Tampa Convention Center.
We asked to be seated out in the patio so we can look out the waterfront. However, the hostess failed to notify the wait staff that she sat us outside because only when I went inside to let them know that we needed to be served did they realise they had patrons outside waiting to be served! Food was decent and corresponding prices were a bit stiff but over-all the outside seating was quite lovely.
Was not told at time of reservation or when restaurant called me to confirm a few days prior that only a special menu would be served and cost of $70 per person.
Reserved asking for waterfront seating, when I was called to reconfirm they asked me if I still wanted waterfront dining which I advised yes. But... when we arrived were told no room on patio. Group walked in after us was seated, expressed interest of being outside and they were moved.
After finishing our meal, which was served buffet style with many of the items cold, we walked outside and only 1/2 of the tables were occupied. Very disappointed, I am a long time Marriott member and cannot recommend this restaurant.
Lovely dinner and perfect location before a comedy concert at the Amelie Arena...
This dining experience was for the Christmas dinner . The fish was dry and selection was not the greatest. The service was terrible and the staff did not seem to care. Would not come back or recommend.
Fun,relaxing time with family.
I am very happy with my choice to spend Christmas Eve at the Waterside Grill. I took out my father and daughter and we all had quite a delicious meal with impeccable service along with a gorgeous waterfront view. We also enjoyed the fact that the noise level was low so we could hear each other speak without shouting. The meal was pricey but worth it.
Our server Ennis was awesome! The food was amazing, the view incredible. We were a party of 7 and we were all very satisfied with the experience ,we will definitely go back!
We had incredibly slow service, despite the fact that the restaurant was only 1/3 full. Took 20 to get a glass of wine.
Disappointing dining experience.
VERY poor service.
Excellent outdoor dining on the patio overlooking the channel. Seafood very good.
Food was great service was BAD
The food was excellent but the services was a bit slow. We would have loved to have dessert but we were afraid we would have missed the beginning of the hockey game
An absolute amazing night. From the moment we walked in we were met with beautiful smiles and caring demeanor. Such nice people that work there and are very passionate in what they do. We've gone to many different places throughout the years but this one in particular stood out to me, more based on service than anything else. No questions were asked that night from our side everything went above and beyond from the service we were each provided. Our waitress had recommendations as well as very detailed descriptions of the meals and drinks. I've never had that experience before and to have it at this kind of occasion to me was the very best I was very Extatic especially for my mom which was her birthday and anniversary night. Everything was a surprise for her. Couldn't have asked for a better group of people. From the host to the waiter and the waitresses. I was at complete aww. Thank you guys ever so much!! Will definitely be going back soon!! P.S. the bday cake you guys brought out to us and sang to mom with.. was soooo goood!! Guinness chocolate yummmyyyyy!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR A PERFECT NIGHT!!!!
There was a lightbulb missing from the lamp at our table. The server was knowledgeable in the sense that he was able to recite a plate from per-meal, but showcased no knowledge of the menu or food items. Did not spiel menu, give highlights or provide any beverage knowledge. Plates were not hot. Grits were cold but shrimp was warm. Lobster in pasta was over cooked.
The menu was extremely limited from what we thought it was going to be. Similar dishes as options.
I would not recommend this to anyone.
Went for thanksgiving meal advertised for all you can eat Thanksgiving meal. Shortly after we arrived, they ran out of turkey! Service was terrible, had to continually ask for water glasses to be filled. Buffet was very slow to be refilled. Very disappointed!
We went for Thanksgiving dinner and everything was great. Did not have to wait for anything and the food and service was great.
Thanksgiving meal hear was just wonderful. So much delicious food. Service was fantastic.
The only complaint I have (its more of a suggestion) I was really looking for sweet potato casserole and there was none!!! It is the only time of the year that I eat it ;P Other than that, the food was very good. The service, Mr Omar, was very attentive and very polite. Excellent service.
Went for Thanksgiving lunch. Valet parking, table was ready when we arrived, food was presented nicely and was delicious, staff was wonderful. Would recommend and will return!
Excellent Thanksgiving spread with a house Apple Cider rum drink that was so Good!
Food was good and came out in a timely manner. The waitress took a long time to come to our table after we were seated and did not check back with us often. We ran out of drink and had to ask her for more. We would still go back.
Bread was amazing. Highly recommend this for a nice pre-hockey game dinner