From the far edge of St. Petersburg's Pier, the chefs of Jonny Reno's whip up a menu boasting uniquely prepared seafood, salads, and sandwiches. Waterfront views and stunning sunsets fall over diners as they partake in eclectic cuisine such as grouper-nuggets piccata ($10) drenched in a zesty lemon-caper sauce, or a cold shrimp salad ($11) filled with arugula, fennel, citrus vinaigrette, and high-fives left hanging. Shonan seared ahi tuna ($18) arrives rare, encrusted with peppercorns, and sporting a posse of baby bok choy, marinated shiitake mushrooms, and wasabi whipped mashed potatoes. Feasters can supplement bites from a pulled-pork sandwich ($9) or shrimp po boy ($11) with sips from a selection of 16 rotating drafts including Longhammer IPA ($5.75), or head dunks in the nearby Tampa Bay. Those seeking libation-fueled thrills may linger post-meal and partake with local revelers and lampshade-clad pirates dancing to live music on a regular basis.
In Florida, there's no shortage of restaurants with outdoor seating and delicious food. However, 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House does dining differently. Not only will you have amazing views, but you'll dine on award-winning cuisine. Consistent winner for their fresh and expertly prepared seafood, a meal at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House promises to be a treat for your taste buds. Not only that, 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House focuses on a holistic dining experience, offering free valet parking and having multiple spaces available for large parties.
Though she was a successful restaurateur in her home country of Estonia, Sigrid Bratic could not shake her dream to share her beloved recipes with the United States. In 2004, she took the plunge, moving to Florida and opening the first Little Greek. Enter restaurant entrepreneur Nick Vojnovic. Nick was so dazzled by the eatery––its locally sourced produce coupled with a friendly ambiance—that he decided to help Sigrid take Florida's Greek-food scene by storm.
Today, Little Greek is a thriving franchise, with nearly a dozen locations in Florida and Texas. Each of these restaurants serves Sigrid's recipes that include housemade hummus, meat and rice dolmades, grilled-chicken pitas, and baklava. And because the eateries are BYOB, diners can complement meals with their own beer or wine.
At Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, guests lounge on an expansive wraparound patio looking out over elegantly plated dishes of shrimp and calamari to consume views of Tampa Bay. Dockside diners can pair seafood entrees with martinis, margaritas, or draught beers. As night falls, eats will be illuminated by colorful lights, which will also reflect off the water and treat local marine life to a free laser-light show.