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“Great Red Snapper”
Review of Ario

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Ranked #25 of 120 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San Marco
Description: Ario is JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort's signature dining destination for a creative Floridian fine cuisine, emphasizing local sustainable and farm to table ingredients. The upscale environment at our restaurant on Marco Island features an open Exhibition Kitchen that infuses the restaurant with a constant flow of energy. Savor a glass of wine or specialty cocktail under the stars by the light and warmth of the outdoor fire pit while enjoying the ocean breeze. Discover what the islanders already know - our restaurant is the place for sophistication, romance and a show-stopping menu.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We requested to sit outside and this was easily accomodated. The menu lights up so no difficulty reading after dark.
My husband had the red snapper and he shared some of it with me. It was absolutely fantastic. I had one of the salads which consisted mostly of greens. I did ask for additional vegetable crisps and these were readily provided. Otherwise, it was a fairly bland .I really wanted more of that red snapper! Service was fine, maybe a little on the slow side but I think that was because we were the only ones sitting outside.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've dined at this restaurant several times and have always been pleased. The food is so good and the restaurant a destination even if you're not staying in the Mariott Beach Resort. The setting is spacious and the food delicious. Located on the ground floor of the Mariott Beach Resort, there's dining indoors or out. The night we were there, they featured 15% off the list price for a bottle of wine. If you've not had the pork belly appetizer, I urge you to try it. Everyone at our table was asking "what is that you're having that smells so good?" From the sea bass to the scallops, it was all delicious. Our server was experienced and knew about everything on the menu. Don't miss Kurrents.

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Thank diversanddaisies
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

After doing a couple of excursions during the day, we decided to go to a fine dining restaurant. Well we found one named Kurrents at the resort that we were lucky enough to stay at for 3 nights. The service was unmatched and we dined outside overlooking the beautiful grounds. My steak was perfectly cooked, and Shanin's chicken dish was perfect as well. We will be back!

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We were tired after a long trip to Marco but my husband was in the mood for some haute seafood and there was no wait. Kurrents presents as a high end fine dining room, as opposed to Quinns, which is more of a beachfront burger joint and had LOUD live music. They have a kid's menu, and my snapper and tropical martini was delicious as was hubby's ribeye. High prices as to be expected in a beach resort.

Thank Tropicbird
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Knowing that we would be arriving at the Marriott on Marco Island late in the evening, we decided to make a reservation at their restaurant to avoid getting back in the car and going out again. What a reward for laziness on our part! To unwind, we sat at the bar for a drink before our 8:30 reservation and found the prices to be outrageous. A bottle of $12 wine was over $50. But we decided that since it was our vacation, we would go ahead and buy a bottle. When we decided to be seated for dinner, the hostess offerred us a delightful and romantic banquette. The back-lit menu was a nice touch. For once I didn't have to move candles close to the menu to be able to read it in a dimly-lit room. The choices on the menu all sounded nice but we chose the potato crusted snapper. It was beyond superb. The great chefs of the world would be happy to duplicate it. Our water glasses were never empty. Our wine glasses were refilled promptly. The service was impeccible. With all of the great restaruants on Marco, we decided to go back to Kurrents another time during our week there. When we were seated this time, the waiter from the previous night came over just to say hello and to wish us a Merry Christmas. This time we had a lovely young woman from Panama who made our Christmas dinner a delight. One would think that waitstaff would resent working on Christmas night but they seemed to be happy to be there. What an excellent achievement to have assembled a front end staff such as this to complement the incredible kitchen!

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Thank travellover021
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