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“Great food, lackluster service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House

400 Beach Seafood and Tap House
400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3482
+1 727-896-2400
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Ranked #20 of 762 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Relaxed Coastal Cuisine, Seafood, Steak, Lunch, Dinner, Local and Organic, Banquets, Sunday Brunch, Private Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, 24 Beers on Tap, Gluten Free Menu Items, Organic, Outdoor Dining, Business Meetings, Happy Hour, Daily Featured Specials, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Catering, Baby and Bridal Showers, overlooking Vinoy and North Straub Park.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great food, lackluster service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My wife and I went here based off of the other reviews, but not what it was all built up to be. The food was very good but nothing outstanding that you couldn't find anywhere else. We were not happy with the service from the waitstaff though. Our waiter was very slow and not friendly at all. Most of the waiters look like they are coming off of work release and the others found the most enjoyable thing to see who could spin their trays the longest but didn't mind how many times it would drop next to our table in the main dining room. At one point our server insinuated strongly that my wife and I were drunk and insisted that he bring us water...all because I made a joke about us wanting the half price drink list for happy hour. (which by the way is ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU SIT AT THE BAR) the valet parking is great though and the guy literally will run to get your car out for you. I would recommend this as a nice place to eat but don't expect friendly service.

Visited March 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were led to believe that this spot was the be-all, end-all for seafood in St. Pete. We hope not! Evening dinner during the week, the atmosphere is fun with monitors with images of tropical fish and some cool metallic fish sculptures. My husband had the salmon which was okay. But I was disappointed with my lobster. 5 oz and it was rubbery and tough. Definitely not what I was expecting. Service was all right.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“I'm addicted to the Tandorri Spiced Mahi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I live in St. Pete and had not been to 400 Beach in a while but have now visited 3 times in 4 weeks. Ok, I have been getting the same dish each time, the Tandorri Spice Mahi but it is so delicious I can't seem to order anything else. It's sweet with a little spice - perfect! I love that it is on both the lunch and dinner menu. I almost broke routine today and ordered the lunch special which was Mahi stuffed with lump crab and drizzled with a roasted poblano sauce. I have to say, it was tough call. Other dishes that were enjoyed were the Tilapia and the Blacked Mahi tacos. The prices are very reasonable for a restaurant on Beach Drive.

  • Visited March 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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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“The Sunday Brunch Is Exceptional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Four of us visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon to try the Sunday Brunch. The price of $23.95 includes access to buffet tables of a mix of
breakfast and lunch items, a side hallway with tables of desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.The 400 is a large dark-toned place with tables on the sidewalk, as well. I think that among us we must have sampled most of the offerings. A friend visiting from Turkey tried crab legs for the first time and had four plates of them. We had eggs benedict, spinach-stuffed chicken, hand-carved ham, salads, sides of vegetables, various breads, and several desserts, including blueberry bread pudding, lemon chess, and a number of delicious things with chocolate in them. The price, a bit high, was justified.

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Southeastern,Pa
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Another St. Pete's Fab Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had no problem finding delicious food while visiting St. Petersburg. 400 Beach was steps away from our B&B where we went to enjoy the happy hour specials and share a meal. The food was delicious and the scallops we had in particular were divine.

Visited February 2013
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