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“Pleasant Surprise”

The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar
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Ranked #17 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $75
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Hard to believe that TA shows the Maritana as the "24th Ranked Restaurant" in St. Pete Beach! We dined there twice recently and were more than impressed. Excellent, and creative, menu; food beautifully cooked and presented. AMAZING deserts; try the "Ostrich Egg"!!!!!!!!

In my book, five stars!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank David W
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
That egg, or "Reveal Dessert" as we like to call it, is soooo cool! I'm glad you enjoyed it, as well as your excellent and creative dining experience at Maritana Grille!

Come back and see us again!

Best,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don Cesar Hotel
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
“Very Good.”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had the Oceana with the wine pairing Everything was great. No complaints. Enjoyed the whole meal with my wife.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank jack m
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thanks for the review!

I'm glad you enjoyed the Oceana tasting Menu! It's a great way to explore the variety of tastes Chef Gavin and his team prepare in Maritana Grille!

We hope to see you again soon!

Best,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don Cesar Hotel
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get the rack of lamb”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Make sure you get a reservation beforehand because the place was packed. Waited at the bar for our table and met some very nice locals waiting to dine as well. Had the squab appetizer and Rack of Lamb with a great Cornerstone Zinfandel. Really wonderful flavors and presentation. Service was very polished but not overbearing.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank John H
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
So glad you had a great experience!

I've had the Rack of Lamb and could not agree with you more! It is incredible! I'm delighted you discovered the many wonderful flavors our chefs create and appreciated our polished service!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don Cesar
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Glastonbury, CT
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Super dining experience!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Maritana Grille is the signature restaurant in the hotel and just voted into the Top restaurants in the
Tampa Bay area.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Bob W
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thanks for the awesome compliment!
When the voting comes around, don't forget to cast one for us, and ask your friends to do the same!

Hope to welcome you back soon!

Regards,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don Cesar Hotel
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unbelievably bad”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I have been to the Maritana on several occasions and had been quite impressed with the food in the past. I had been looking forward to returning there for months. I'm not sure what has happened, but last night's meal was so awful I will NEVER EVER go back. The staff was pretentious and condescending. Wine was shockingly bad and we were insulted by staff for not liking it. The salads were good, but my entrée was absolutely atrocious. The smell of it alone turned my stomach immediately and I could not eat more than one bite. It was reminiscent of compost and no one bothered to even come back to ask how things were. Not that I had any intention of trying to order anything else. There are so many better restaurants in the area that don't cost an arm and a leg and have respect for their patrons.

  • Visited January 2014
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LoewsDonCeSar_1928, Manager at The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
i am truly sorry and disappointed to learn of your experience in Maritana Grille.

It's very unusual for us to receive this type of negative feedback and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about what you encountered so that does not happen again.

Please feel free to email me with the best way to reach you and we'll have someone for the restaurant be in touch.

Regards,

Jeff Abbaticchio
Loews Don Cesar Hotel
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