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The Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Blvd, Don CeSar Resort, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706 (Formerly The Maritana Grille (Don CeSar Resort))
+1 727-360-1882
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $75
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. At this signature restaurant of the beautiful Loews Don CeSar resort, you’re surrounded by 1,500 gallons of salt water aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish. You’ll dine on the freshest local seafood prepared with pure, organic ingredients in a New American style. 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 for the past 15 years. The vibe is casual, no jackets required. The atmosphere is festive yet intimate and the food is incomparably delicious. The Maritana Grille turns every meal into a magical dining experience.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband have been here twice. I love that's in The Don Cesar, the beautiful pink hotel that stands like a castle between St Petersburg beach and Pass-A-Grille. The restaurant is lovely. The food and presentation were worth the money for us. It is certainly not inexpensive but if you're looking for an elegant evening with wonderful food this is... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is good for the most part. My fiancee had the swordfish and wasn't impressed but the lobster pasta was tasty. Wine is highly marked up, $24 bottles at any grocery store or wine store for twice that price. Champagne prices insane. Would recommend just dining at one of the other Don Cesar restaurants and saving some money for... More

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Maitland, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was excellent but we left hungry. I had the tasting menu and I had the wine pairing which meant that I left drunk and hungry. The caviar was a joke, two microscopic cakes with a pinpoint of caviar, tiny salmon taste, half portion of sea bass, for $100, and they add 18% "for your convenience" ha ha ha.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the lobster/pasta/vegetable entree at dinner. It was the most expensive item. I couldn't find any lobster in it. Pasta was soft & mushy. Crab cake appetizer very good. Dark bread exellent. Service friendly but unprofessional--waitress dropped dirty silverware in my lap. Food was pretty good overall but the entree left a lot to be desired--overpriced.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

So disappointed here. Awesome menu. Professional service. Gorgeous room. Everything seemed perfect. But the food??? Is there new Chef? Maybe he is on vacation? It seemed impossible the creative genius that made that menu was cooking our meal. Next time headed to fancy dinner- when making reservations I should ask if the head chef is cooking or off that day.

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The service, atmosphere and staff here are all excellent. The food is beautifully prepared and the staff make you feel extremely welcome. Definitely recommend a visit here (& a reservation)

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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments! We're happy that you enjoyed your experience and hope you'll come back again soon (be sure to call for a reservation - HA!). Regards, Jeff Abbaticchio Maritana Grille More

Orlando, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great small restaurant with a lot of attention to detail. Fresh seafood and locally sourced everything. Gourmet dining with some fun fish tanks as decor

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Barrigada, Guam
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The cobia and snapper were both PERFECT. One of the aquariums next to the tables has a big moray eel in it. Make a reservation and ask for the table next to the eel.

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was undercooked and we were stuck at a table in the corner where the service was less than optimal. We were expecting a high-end restaurant and it was not.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had an elegant dinner at this restaurant located within the Don Cesar Resort Saturday evening and it was all we hoped it would be. The Caesar Salad was special as was the Caprese which was very small tomatoes with a different cheese mixture made that morning. The highlight of our entres was a battered poached egg... More

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