Steveofoto1
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 28, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
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Immerse yourself in the most delectable dining experience Tampa Bay has to offer at The Maritana Grille. The signature restaurant at the Loews Don CeSar, you’re surrounded by 1,500 gallons of salt water aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish. Dine on the freshest local seafood prepared with pure, organic ingredients. 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. The vibe is casual-chic, no jackets required. The atmosphere is festive yet intimate. <br /><br />Before dinner, enjoy cool libations including local beers and craft cocktails at our newest addition, The Rowe Bar (located on the Garden Level), where southern hospitality meets the modern bar. The Rowe Bar offers great views of the sunsets St. Pete Beach is famous for.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Remarkable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Easily one of the best restaurants in Tampa-St. Pete. Truly elegant, understated surroundings. Service top notch, even providing women wearing dark slacks or skirts with dark napkins to avoid lint. According to one of our diners, the best martini he's ever had. Scallops were huge and wonderful. Salmon beautifully prepared. The peanut butter dessert concoction served within a chocolate ostrich egg like shell...one of the most unique desserts I've ever had. Expensive and worthwhile...about $90/person with one drink and tip."
Dined on 3/26/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Lord Fletcher's has garnered national awards for food, wine & individualized service, including the <b>DiRoNA & the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.<br /></b> <p><br />Nestled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge is a cozy neighborhood, year-round destination where savory food and lake life are not only celebrated, but cherished.<br /><br />Since 1968 Lord Fletcher’s has been providing an exceptional dining experience for its guests. Come enjoy a burger and beer or one of our seasonally fresh lodge inspired small plates or entrees (steak, pasta, freshwater fish, our acclaimed walleye, lobster, etc). Our multi-venue, resort style setting offers something for everyone…and for every occasion!<br /><br /><br>Be sure to stop by the Gift Shop for a memento of this unique experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best Walleye in town
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our second visit. Our party of 11 was well cared for and efficiently served in one of their private dining rooms. As before, food was excellent although the Striped Bass special was given only a fair rating by one of our party. Walleye preparation is phenomenal as is the chocolate cake for dessert. We had a visit by Suzanne the Magician who is absolutely fantastic. She does table magic and is one of the top slight of hand magicians in the USA having been voted Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle in LA."
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2007
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Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. It is meant to be a haven where food, service and ambiance please the senses. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. With thick limestone, rough timbers and ceiling beams dating back to the 1860's, it reminds you of that small romantic place you'd love to visit again. <br /><br /><br />Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine, deftly combining immigrant influences from the Mediterranean to Japan into dishes that are delicious, amazing and satisfying. The menu stays enticing with weekday Tasting Menus, special creations Fri./Sat. and menu changes every other month. The StarTribune said, “[I] loved the well-paired wines, the genial service, the cozy surroundings and the kitchen's finesse." <br /><br /><br />Located one block from the Guthrie, it is the perfect place for dinner before or after a show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
One of our favorites
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a great meal here. The artichoke tartlets are a must have. My wife had the duck and I ordered the steak. I was served the Mahi by mistake. While they were quickly preparing the steak,mother let me sample the Mahi. All were excellent. Without asking, they comped us for dessert for the entree mistake."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Marin Restaurant & Bar is an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences. It’s a showcase for inventive, health-conscious cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients served in a beautiful and refined urban setting.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Overlooked and Worth Attention
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This sister restaurant to Mill Valley Kitchen, located in Le Meridien Hotel, is smart looking with very good food to match. Overlooked, for some reason, but busy enough with lots of good food and very good attention. 5 oz steak was delicious and accompienments excellent."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Coalition Restaurant combines an inspired menu with a casually sophisticated setting in a historic downtown Excelsior main street building. The menu takes its inspiration from classic American dishes like beef, lamb, pork and walleye, creatively prepared, vibrantly presented, and influenced by cuisines around the world reflecting the global, sophisticated, expanded palates of today.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Soon to be discovered
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"New restaurant in Excelsior. Excellent food, great ambience. Borderline too loud. Bruschetta with Edamame as an appetizer was a winner as was the Cheese Curds and Broccoli. I had Roast Pork and my wife had the Walleye with Maple Fried Rice, both top rated. This place will shortly be a tough reservation to get. Service a tad slow but our server kept us informed of the progress of our dinner."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Campiello blends a cosmopolitan sense of style with award winning regional Italian cooking. The menu offers spit-roasted meats, pizzas, pasta & seafood delivered in an artful, bustling setting. Features an open kitchen & lively bar with specialty martinis. Located just minutes southwest of Minneapolis in Eden Prairie.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Lamb Ever!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Lamb Chop special on their seasonal menu is hands down the best lamb dish I have ever had...and I love lamb. So tender they don't even give you a steak knife...easily cut with a butter knife! Fantastic Martina's, classy service, rich atmosphere especially at Christmas. Our most visited restaurant."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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