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“Best steak in the area!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Watercolour Grillhouse

Watercolour Grillhouse
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Ranked #56 of 684 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Come into our Lounge and see Alexa and Rick and try Our New 5, 10, 20 Menu!
Largo, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best steak in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2011

We went last night and had filet mignon, cooked to perfection and melt-in-your-mouth good. Service was outstanding, and even the salads and breads were quite good. An amazing experience, not to be missed.

  • Visited April 2011
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Boston
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Not What We Expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

We expected more from this restaurant, given the prices and reviews. My husband had the "December Feature" which was a Steakhouse Sampler: 6 oz. Filet Mignon, Shrimp Cocktail, Creamed Spinach and Hash Browns. He was disappointed. The filet was not tender. I tried some of the creamed spinach and it was like soup - just some garlicky spinach in a bowl full of liquid - we expected it to be more of a casserole texture. Our server was polite but very scripted as if she had a set of lines to deliver to us. She lectured us that the December Feature could not be shared or split. We know she had to mention it but the way the information was presented was amateurish and made us feel like we were being scolded (we hadn't even asked to split anything). Service was almost too efficient. Our food arrived very quickly, and it seemed our server was always at the table interrupting us with a question (good luck having a conversation). We felt rushed in what we thought should be a relaxed, slow paced atmosphere. We ordered, ate, and were out of this place in one hour flat.

  • Visited December 2010
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

Read the previous reviews for this so decided it would be a great place for a special occasion. Wrong. It averages to be about 70 per person for a steak sides and dessert. That is very expensive but if the food and atompshere warrant it I don't mind paying that much. The steaks were horrible. I've made better on my grill with no seasoning. The just had no real taste and were anything but good. The sides you have to order seperate and our waitress said they were very big and two ppl could share one. They brought them on a tiny bread plate, hardly what I would call a generous portion for 7.00. Also, the service is not on point at all. They place was not busy at all, but yet our waitress seemed to never be around. We had to ask a couple of times for drinks refills and other various things that should have already been on the table. Overall this place was just pricy and average food. But the one thing they do have going for them is it is right on the ocean, and they do have deck seating.

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Romantic Dining Experience on Clearwater Beach/Sand Key!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2010

Excellent Romantic Ambiance! Just be sure to ask for one of the three dining tables found directly facing the bay towards the back of the restaurant. You will need a light sweater-ladies or sports coat/light jacket-men,... since the dining tables in the rear facing the bay have the air conditioning a bit cooler than the rest of the restaurant. On weekends they have a one-man band playing your "classic" top hits! He really added to the romantic ambiance/dining experience. Drinks: Try the rasberry lemonade martini - def winner! The calamari appetizer is unbelievably fresh and comes with two wonderfully mixed sauces. The barbecue jumbo shrimp appetizer is a "must try" if you like a zesty smoked flavor-Note: Shrimp is wraped in a very thin slice of bacon that gives the shrimp a nice punch-of-a-taste-great presentation as well! The house salads were very good but take a rain check on the salad dressing and just ask for balsamic vin. or olive oil. Oh my goodness, if you like scallops then you don't want to forego ordering from the "light entree" section of the menu the scallop meal - trust me - you will not be disappointed - the sauce is very light and buttery. Under the same "light entree" section of the menu you will also want to order the jumbo shrimp dinner meal. This dish has an amazing taste - with the red roasted peppers, asparagus and light cream sauce as the bed of the shrimp,... the dish is divine! If your palate is savoring for sweets, then you don't want to pass on the Key Lime Pie! I've tasted many a Key Lime and theirs is by far the best - extremely light airy texture with a perfect balance of "tart and sweetness" to it! Very nice selection of wines and mixed drinks....I would highly recommend this place! Our server, Jason, was excellent as well! I will def be back to this hidden gem located inside of the Marriott Suites in Clearwater/Sand Key in the near future!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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miami
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2010

I had heard great things about this restaurant but was not impressed. However I did not go for dinner only twice for lunch while staying a few months in Clearwater beach area.

Think there were only 2-4 other patrons on both visits and as in the hotel with a nice waterview you would think would be more popular.
Lunch menu was restricted but adequate. Asked for raw seared tuna salad and alas arrived well done which was uneatable. Server was apologetic mentioning sous chef that day obviously not properly trained. I did take panini in lieu which was fine. Gather understaffed as get few patrons at lunch so dinner may be a whole different experience.

Nice modern clean decor with bay view. Middle of the road overall nothing to write home about.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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