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“Great food, excellent service”
Review of Bites

Ranked #170 of 988 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Guests can enjoy the magnificent view of the Center Courtyard while enjoying flavorful small tastes, or tapas, from an innovative global cuisine menu designed to enhance and add variety to the overall guest experience.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Tasty bits of all sorts in Tapas style. Make sure you have the salmon. Musical accompaniment every night ranging from single pianist to small Jazz group.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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279 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

When we dine at a Ritz Carlton we expect excellence, because it's going to be expensive.

Bites is a cool idea to remake the lobby space inside the Ritz at Vanderbilt Beach. However, the space is still in the lobby so you have the usual activity level of people entering and leaving the hotel. It was fun for a short while to people watch but the noise level became almost distracting and conversation became difficult especially with the duo playing nearby.

The food was good with less selections than you would expect from a tapas restaurant and since each dish was at least $10 (and some a lot higher) the bill starts adding up really quickly.

If you need a quick bite to eat in the middle of the day then this would be ideal but it doesn't open until 5pm. If you want a meal I would try Gumbo Limbo (excellent) or other choices in the hotel.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank rwgrncrd
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York, Pennsylvania
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321 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner there one night while staying at the Ritz. Food was great. Don't miss the beets, Mexican shrimp cocktail, and shrimp cocktail. Only real disappointment was the fried green tomato dish. Definitely finish up with the bread pudding. It is fantastic. Great place for tapas with a diverse menu. Only caution is that it is in the hotel lobby, great for people watching but doesn't feel much like a cozy restaurant.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jsc145
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Millersville, MD
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Casually elegant tapas bar... worth the trip”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

In the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, Naples, you will find this wonderful little gem! We have been to this restaurant several times. The service is always consistent and top notch. We have sampled almost everything on their bites menu although it changes 4 times a year-so we are told. They have wonderful veal cheeks, deviled eggs, short rib sliders, pot stickers and marinated artichokes. The bites are not necessarily that small and you get quality, quality, quality - as is the Ritz reputation. On the weekends there is typically piano music or some other entertainment to delight you. The wine list is extensive and you can ask for the wine list from The Grill. Mary is our favorite server, but all the servers are perfectly trained. If you go to Naples, go to Bites a the Ritz Carlton - the one on the beach! It's guaranteed to satisfy and leave you wanting to go back!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Susan B
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Annapolis, Maryland
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Tapas, Wine & Entertainment in Ritz Lobby”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have been to Bites (Lobby of Ritz Carlton Oceanside, Naples) multiple times. Our favorite times are Friday or Saturday nights and especially when they have live entertainment (piano). Seating varies from tables to comfortable couch seating as well. A great selection of probably about 20-30 different "bites" that you can pick from including veggies, pork bellies, sliders, and deserts. Last trip we tried their deviled eggs which were probably the best ones I've ever had--very interesting preparation!
Our favorite sever is Mary who is very attentive and one of the best servers we've had in the Naples area.
For those that want more wine selection than the Bites list..ask for the main restaurant wine list which is absolutely amazing.
They do take reservations (Opentable and otherwise) which is sometimes important during prime season.
Great setting...good for people watching plus innovative menu, great wine list, wonderfully decorated Ritz lobby, free valet parking--
what's not to like

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Cmbnova
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