An award winning restaurant offering indoor & outdoor dining with views of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key. Good beer and wine.
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We visited the Waterfront on two occasions, for lunch and then dinner on our final night on AMI. The food ordered for our lunch was very good, the fried green tomatoes very hot and tasty and accompanied by a sour cream ranch dressing which complimented them perfectly. My wifes crab caesar salad was simply the best thing she ate while on the island, huge lumps of crab meat, crispy croutons and delicious dressing. The following fish tacos were fresh and lovely, a delight., and the grouper sandwich was also very fresh tasting and delicious. We had been seated in the bar area, our server also preparing drinks orders which appeared to be his main priority rather than our requirements. The food was so enjoyable, we decided to make the Waterfront the destination for our final night dinner. This time we started with the smoked salmon platter which was exquisite and the ahi sliders, again very enjoyable, especially the eye-wateringly hot wasabi! We followed with the lobster special and the grouper oscar. These were not so good, the lobster was rather small and could have been more tender, the grouper tasty but the accompanying rice had a bitter unpleasant taste – I noticed other diners had also left this rice too. Service was initially OK, attentive and speedy. However, following our request for a wine cooler, our server vanished for at good 20 minutes (long cigarette break?) and was then totally flustered following a mistake with the orders on the next table. We didn’t bother with dessert as the service had become so slow we were concerned we would miss the last trolley! Overall, if the Waterfront wishes to be considered one of the better restaurants on the island, the servers need a little improvement to reach the same level as the very good food they are serving.
We only had a short lunch and we were in a rush. The waitress accomodated us very nicely. The food was good and the view was nice.
We ate here both nights we were on the island. There were so many choices and each one was great. The staff was warm and friendly. The prices are very reasonable. We will be back next time we are in town and have recommended it to friends/family.