I had not been to this restaurant in over five years, for I moved away from the St. Pete area.
I have since moved back. I took a "foodie friend" to dinner for her birthday. I hoped and prayed that the food quality and service was as good as I remember. I hoped and prayed that the restaurant had not fallen prey to all the other short cuts that other restaurants have taken since the Great Recession. I really wanted to impress my "foodie friend".
Thank God, our Red Mesa experience exceeded my expectations. The quality of the food, the presentation and the service was not just great, but greater than I remembered. We drove from Sarasota to St. Petersburg (one hour drive) for this meal. It was well worth it and we will be back again.