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“Wonderful place to dine on the water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit
148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698
+1 727-733-2151
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Ranked #13 of 140 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: This landmark Dunedin Restaurant offers casual waterfront dining in a sophisticated but relaxed setting; stunning waterfront views of St. Joseph Sound, Honeymoon and Caledesi Islands. Chef Stephen has created a menu to showcase weekly specials, comfort food creations, and seasonal temptations to tantalize the most sophisticated of diners, all in addittion to the regular menu. Enjoy alfresco dining at the Marina Terrace Cafe with the same menu and phenomenal views and sunsets. Please visit us for our All New "New Orleans Bistro Brunch." Inspired from the city that started the brunch movement. Enjoy classic New Orleans food and drinks while listening to jazz played on our baby grand piano.
Maryland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to dine on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We just discovered this place on our latest trip to the Clearwater area. It's a wonderful place to eat and relax on a deck with a grand view of the water. You can enjoy the machinations of the local pelicans, who buzz overhead and perch on the pier, while sampling some great food and drink. The wine list is very good, but don't pass up the draft beer choices. There are some excellent menu selections in the low-ball price range under their 3-course meal offerings. I can recommend the pork tenderloin with a lentil salad (scrumptious!) or the beef tenderloin, which will be served as rare as you like; just ask. The service is friendly and efficient. A short drive from Clearwater and well worth the trip!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Trinity, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We arrived at 6pm and asked the valet attendant how long of wait for an outside table. He asked Traci, the hostess who stated it would be 10 minutes. We turned over the keys to the valet and were excited to watch the sunset and enjoy a delicious meal. We waited on the sidewalk, when Traci stated, you are not allowed to stand here. Go sit at the table by the bar. We walk over there and it is a smoker's pit. Very gross and smokers filled the area. Went back and asked Traci if we could wait on the pier as now it was 30 minutes and still waiting and the sun was soon to be setting over the horizon. She stated we could go out on the pier, but she would not be able to come get us, or call us and we would lose our spot. We ended up waiting near the valet attendant. Nearly 50 minutes later, Traci seats us. Unfortunately, she was so rude, it was not a good start for Bon Appetit. We were happy to be seated, ordered round of cocktails and the seafood platter. It was excellent and we were enjoying the evening. The special that night was fish, potato salad and cole slaw. Three of us ordered the special and one had the salmon. Somehow, the kitchen screwed up (per Eric, our waiter) and we received two plates of fish and the salmon. Three were completely finished with the meals before the final plate came to the table. I think what was most frustrating was that the waiter blamed the kitchen, no apologies, no offer of a shared dessert, nothing. I would recommend a walk out to the pier, enjoy the pelicans and the sunset and then head into Dunedin for dinner. The food/beverages were fine, but the hostess attitude and the wait staff are disappointing. Certainly not worth the $125.00 bill for four.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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tmr1983, Manager at Bon Appetit, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Valued guest,

I first and Foremost am very sorry to hear you had a less than enjoyable experience at Bon Appetit on February 22, 2013, as I apologize on behalf of the restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and will take the necessary measures to correct this unfortunate mishap in the future! We also want to take time out to thank you as we do very much appreciate your continued patronage at Bon Appetit. Please respond to my e-mail nbashimam@bonappetitrestaurant.com as I would like to send you a gift thanking you for your feedback. Once again we appreciate your feedback and can assure we are taking corrective action immediately.

Nadia Bashimam
Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect setting - mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have been eating at Bon Appetit for 6 years - frequently taking our guests because the location and the view (especially sunset) is hard to beat. BUT . . . we have often been disappointed in the food. There were 4 of us last Saturday and as always the dining room looked lovely however, the service was completely awful in the beginning. It took 25 min. before we even were asked what we would like to drink. It was not the fault of the waiter - they simply don't seem to want to employ enough people. I know, as this was not the first time its happened. Our food was good - certainly not memorable BUT as I said, with this place its all about location. Too bad they don't try to do better on the food!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Weare, New Hampshire
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“2013 Valentines Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time there. Food was very good considering that restaurants try to accomodate so many on Valentines day. Not the regular menu but our entrees were Caribbean lobster tail and rack of lamb. Both were delicious. The negative was the atmosphere. No music - a grand piano with no piano player. And they crammed so many tiny tables into the dining areas it was too crowded and noisy.

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tmr1983, Manager at Bon Appetit, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you on behalf of the Bon Appetit Management Team for taking the time out to post your wonderful compliments about our restaurant. Please respond to nbashimam@bonappetitrestaurant via e-mail as we would like to send you a gift thanking you for your continued patronage.

Thank you,
Nadia Bashimam
Manager
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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best food around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

If your in Dunedin you must stop past! If you haven't ate here yet your missing out! I go here at least 6 times a year and each time reminds me I need to go here more often! Always great food, great service! Hidden treasure on the coast of Dunedin!!! It's a must!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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tmr1983, Manager at Bon Appetit, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you on behalf of the Bon Appetit Management Team for taking the time out to post your wonderful compliments about our restaurant. Please respond to nbashimam@bonappetitrestaurant via e-mail as we would like to send you a gift thanking you for your continued patronage.

Thank you,
Nadia Bashimam
Manager
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