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“Disappointment on our Valentine's Day Anniversary”

The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar
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Ranked #14 of 147 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $75
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. At this signature restaurant of the beautiful Loews Don CeSar resort, you’re surrounded by 1,500 gallons of salt water aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish. You’ll dine on the freshest local seafood prepared with pure, organic ingredients in a New American style. With an extensive wine list and world-class service, it’s no wonder The Maritana Grille was voted one of the Top 10 seafood restaurants in the United States by the Gayot Guide, and has received AAA’s 4-Diamond Rating for the past 15 years. The vibe is casual, no jackets required. The atmosphere is festive yet intimate and the food is incomparably delicious. The Maritana Grille turns every meal into a magical dining experience.
Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointment on our Valentine's Day Anniversary”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

The Maritana Grille is a place we visit yearly on Valentine's Day as we were married at the Don CeSar. Last year we had a problem with one of our meals, but we returned this year again to celebrate our Anniversary. Unfortunately, my meal (The Hawaiian Selection) was not correct, once it was corrected and returned to the table it was under cooked, I returned it again. It was once again returned, however it was very dry and over seasoned (too salty). This was very disappointing. The Manager did visit the table and offer to comp both our entrees. However, this is an excellent Hotel and the Maritana Grille has always been one of our favorites. After last nights experience I will have to rethink my visit for next year!

Visited February 2012
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

We are very picky and we thought this restaurant was right up there with our favorite. The food, service and atmosphere couldn't have been any better! The duck wantons, crab cake and chocolate dessert is a must try. Yes it was pricey but if you like good food it is well worth it.

  • Visited January 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Elegant, satisfying, & delectable dishes”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

The meal was definitely a splurge-worthy evening. Everything was delicious from start to finish, from the array of bread brought to the table to the blood-orange sorbet to cleanse the palate all the way to the entertaining "Reveal" dessert. The main courses (red curry grouper & a poblitano puree sea scallop dish) left you feeling full without feeling like you overate. Would definitely come again for a special occassion.

Visited January 2012
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Delran, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very special”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Maritana Grill during a recent stay in St Pete's Beach. The hotel and restaurant were very impressive. Though we felt a little underdressed (kahki's and polo shirt for my husband, slacks and a sweater for me) the staff was very warm and welcoming, treating us like VIPs. The food was amazing from starters to dessert. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2012
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

If you want to enjoy the best that food has to offer, then you want to treat yourself to a meal that is truly outstanding at the Maritana. The wine list is dazzling, the ambience serene, the service impeccable and the food delicious. If you go, ask for Flor from Argentina. She describes the wines and food so well that you can almost taste them. The entire meal is an award winning performance!

Visited December 2011
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