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“Upscale dining adventure”

The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar
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Ranked #16 of 146 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $75
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Hutchinson, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Upscale dining adventure”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Small portions and interesting dishes, but the waiter brought something else if we didn't like what was served (only happened once). Beautiful decor, and lovely restaurant overall.

Visited April 2013
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Mobyann!

Thanks for taking the time to share your dining experience in Maritana Grille with everyone here on Tripadvisor! We're glad to hear that you appreciated our beautiful decor and that you were pleased with your server.

We're glad you got "adventurous" and elected to join us for such an upscale culinary night!

We hope to see you back soon!

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
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Tallahassee, FL
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Super!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Be sure to make your reservation as soon as you arrive, if not sooner.

Excellent service, wonderful surroundings and food to match makes for a great evening. My wife had the sea scallops and she raved to anyone who would listen. I had the Cobia and it was outstanding. If this place was close by I would work my way through the menu.

Visited August 2013
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thanks for sharing that we're SUPER! It really means a lot to us! Plus, being that you're in Tallahassee, it means even more (we have a lot of Seminoles around here!).

Our Sea Scallops are quite popular, and I'm glad that after enjoying them you found a way to work through the rest of the menu! I hope you had a chance to try the desserts. If not, be sure to come back, they are just as delicious!

We appreciate you sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor and hope to see you back soon!

Best,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great entree”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Great ambiance in the Don Cesar Hotel.I definitely recommend reservations due to being small.I shared the lobster pasta entree which was outstanding the appetizers are also very good I highly recommend the crab cake.The service was lacking but overall excellent food with average service trumps all in my opinion.

Visited August 2013
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear JonGar6,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Maritana Grille here on Tripadvisor!

We're thrilled that you were so pleased with the lobster pasta and our crab cakes (they are tasty)! However, we do regret that you found the service to be simply average. Our goal is to consistantly provide service which is just as superb as our cuisine! We look forward to welcoming you back and allowing us the opportunity to show you how our service is among the best on St. Pete Beach.

See you soon!

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don CeSar & the Maritana Grille
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Panama City, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“My-oh-my, exquisite dining experience”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at the "Don", and decided to try the Maritana. We are so glad we did. First the service was top notch. The menu was extensive, with a variety of choices. The food was truly delicious, and the presentation said " we took great care in the preparation". This restaurant is pretty pricey, but if you want great attentive service, and wonderful food, this is the place.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Fred W
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Parent's-in law 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We flew into St. Pete as a surprise for my husband's parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Surprise - check. Had reservations at The Maritana Grille after checking reviews of restaurants in the area. Awesome dinner to celebrate the monumental occasion - check plus!
Atmosphere was perfect for the occasion, with a wedding reception dinner on the other side of the restaurant - offered memories of the in-law's special day. The waiter was so pleasant, patient as we decided our meal choice, and offered personal preferences when asked. Robust wine selection and dinner menu that offered choices to fit a variety of tastes.
The total bill was what we would have expected for the spectacular evening. Not your everyday spend for locals, but definitely a treat for our visit! Will definitely go back again during our next visit to the in-laws... special occasion, or not!

  • Visited August 2013
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