Diane
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    February 10, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 1, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Diane's Reviews
 
SeaSalt is inspired by its location near the water and is dedicated to seafood and its accompaniments. Chef Fabrizio Aielli brings to his cuisine an infusion of the simplicity of Venetian home cooking, learned at his mother’s knee, along with the upscale and innovative techniques he has garnered during his years of practice in fine restaurants in Italy, the Caribbean and Washington, DC. He explores time-honored methods and melds them with the new, bringing a handcrafted and honest restoration of traditional dishes. As far as possible, ingredients are sourced from local producers and markets and the disherfolk. Chef Fabrizio Aielli is inspired by the mainstays of the seafood repertoire, using organic and local produce, wild caught seafood, poultry and meat raised naturally without hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products whenever possible, emphasizing fresh and seasonal ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Upbeat fun & Delicious Dinning
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"For starters we had fresh oysters with descriptions. I so enjoyed my grilled Branzino & my husband had a non-seafood pasta dish which he enjoyed. Excellent wine list. The end of the meal brought a bowl of cotton candy - a really fun end of a delicious meal. Servers were knowledgeable, friendly. The entire dinning experience was delicious & upbeat. Will return."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip, new boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a seasonal approach in crafting its 'Locally Sourced ~ Globally Inspired' cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menu's at Birch & Vine. Located on famous Beach Drive in the Downtown St. Petersburg district, the restaurant sits across the street from North Straub Park, the Vinoy Marina and the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sunday Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Last Sunday, four of us had Brunch. Delicious food prepared in creative ways. Enjoyed the Bloody Mary & Excellent service. Attractive atmosphere & the tables are comfortably spaced. Enjoyed the Bloody Mary. Had week day lunch there a couple of months ago which I will also recommend. Planning on returning again soon."
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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