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“Best in Marathon!!!”
Review of Plaza Grill

Plaza Grill
Ranked #41 of 94 Restaurants in Marathon
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Plaza Grill - The Marathon restaurant where Special doesn't need an Occasion. Located in the heart of Marathon at MM 50 Oceanside; Plaza Grill offers an upscale atmosphere with a local island vibe. Cozy and Classy is the only way to describe the Plaza Grill. Start your experience at our Intimate Martini and Wine Bar. Or join us for dinner with Entrees starting at $19. The menu offers something for everyone; from our light and flavorful salads and appetizers, to Fresh Local Seafood, "Prime" Cut Signature Steaks and Chops that will make your mouth water, to simple Classic Pasta Specialties and finishing the night with one of our Dazzling Desserts. Stop in and make our table your table for dinner.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

As we were heading toward Key West, we happen to come upon this "gem" of a restaurant!!! It was a Thursday evening and the restaurant was quite full. It is very deceiving from the outside-but the ambiance inside is lovely. We got a table right away, and was greeted by our server, Shannon within a couple of minutes. It was quite the "fine-dining" experience. She made sure that we were happy the whole time. The food came out in a timely fashion - we didn't feel rushed by any means. The food was absolutely excellent - from appetizers to dessert.We had a special appetizer that was amazing! The steak was cooked to perfection and I had a grilled tilefish, that was recommended by Shannon. That was very tasty! We also had a wonderful bottle of wine! All-in-all this is a high quality restauant from soup to nuts!!! This is one place I wouldn't pass by.

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Thank 81JenniferG
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AliciaPlazaGrill, Manager at Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2015

Thank you for your review of Plaza Grill. We are glad to read of your pleasurable dining experience. Hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had wanted to eat at the Sunset Grill and Raw Bar, but that place was packed and had a 50 minute wait, so we ended up down here just down the road. We got in right away which was good but I wasn't thrilled about the atmosphere. All the shades were closed so we couldn't see sunset. Plus the bar area was filled filled with retirees drinking martinis. Not the Florida key atmosphere I was looking for. Fancy white table linens and very dark. The hostess was sort of snotty and didn't greet us very graciously. The menu looked good - fancy fish offerings as well as several steak offerings. I had red snapper and my husband rib eye. Both were good and service time was reasonable. But I feel like the wait staff just sort of ignored us and paid more attention to 4 East Coast preppy type spring breakers who ordered a lot of food and beverages (appetizers, couple bottles of wine, entrees, and desserts for all). Plus I noted that the waitress did NOT card them. Anyhow, if you like fine dining, in dark dining room with no views, then this place will do. But if you like a warmer atmosphere with wait staff that are attentive to everyone, then skip this place. For the two of us the bill came in around $100 (dinner, wine, shared dessert)

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Thank pjc62
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AliciaPlazaGrill, Manager at Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2015

Thank you for your review of Plaza Grill. Glad to read you enjoyed the food and quality. The atmosphere various with the people who are dining that evening but I will say everyone is looking for great food, drinks and service at a great price. Hope you will consider dining at the Plaza Grill in the future.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were really glad we made reservations for our dinner at the Plaza Grill - the place was packed. The noise level is pretty high but the food and service was excellent. I had the fish special of yellowtail snapper with scallops and my husband had hog fish with lemon-caper sauce. Both were delicious. The creme brulee is a must!

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AliciaPlazaGrill, Manager at Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2015

Thank you for your review of Plaza Grill. Glad to read of your wonderful dining experience. Hope to see you at the Plaza Grill in the future.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We love the Marathon dive bars and keysy eateries. But sometimes you feel like being pampered with food and service and the Plaza offers that and more.

I called for reservation but it wasn't necessary as I could pick about any time. The two of us were seated immediately and brought water with drink/wine lists. We ordered the Agnolotti Snapper appetizer and it was brought to our table in less than 10 minutes. By the time it arrived we ordered a salad which they split for two so we each had our own serving. The tomatoes were perfect. For entrees I had the Porterhouse Fiorentina and my dining partner the fresh catch. Both of our meals were cooked to perfection with an upscalish presentation.

Our server was gracefully responsive to every request. Cost was $102 (not including wine). Not exactly value but reasonable for the food and experience.

(Others remarked abut the noise but we found it made for a lively atmosphere. We had absolutely no difficulty with conversation.)

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AliciaPlazaGrill, Manager at Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Thank you for your review of Plaza Grill. We are one of kind in Marathon since we are the only Steakhouse offering Prime Cut meats as well as other quality of beef. We also pride ourself with other fish, chop and pasta dishes offering some traditional as well as unique sauces to satisfy ones palate. Hope to see you in the future at the Plaza Grill.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This great neighborhood eatery opened about a year ago and just keeps getting better
and better.
We usually grab a seat at the bar where we can watch the culinary crew whipping up
their magic in the open theater kitchen and hang out with the local celebrities and
politicos who have claimed this as their Middle Keys stomping ground.
Love the steaks, here, especially the grilled Porterhouse which is always juicy and full-flavored.
You wouldn't expect to find terrific pasta dishes in a classic steakhouse like this but Chef Tony's Pasta Bolognaise, with just a hint of cream, hit the mark and pays tribute to his Italian heritage. The Tripletail and Hogfish specials also get high fives and the Florida Keys Lobster Francaise is over the top. Good food, cozy atmosphere and fun people keep us coming back.

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AliciaPlazaGrill, Manager at Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Thank you for your review of Plaza Grill. Glad to read of your wonderful dining experience. Hope you will consider dining with us again in the future.

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