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About Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort
Seasonally inspired cuisine is at the heart of Sandpearl Resort’s signature dining experience, Caretta on the Gulf. Our world-class chefs’ desire to please and surprise means the menu is prepared with infusions of South American, Caribbean and other international inspirations offering a broad selection of memorable cuisine. The Ceviche, Sushi and Raw Bar offers a fresh daily selection of local seafood. A wood-burning oven opens up a myriad of rustic dining selections. A wine room provides an intimate space for special events and tastings, with an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Take your seat among Caretta’s inspiring surroundings perched two levels above the beach with indoor and outdoor seating to view brilliant sunsets that set the scene for the most whimsical of culinary cravings. 2 beautiful Private Dining Rooms available to accommodate parties of 8 to 40 guests.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Hours of Operation:
Daily Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30pm
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Daily Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in our lounge. Call 727-674-4109 for schedule.
Complimentary Valet Parking.
Private Party Facilities:
We have two private dining rooms. One wine room that seats up to ten. Also a private dining room that seats up to thirty-six.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Moroz: (727) 674-4164
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sunset Hour at Caretta on the Gulf - every evening, the hour before sunset, we celebrate at Caretta's by offering Veuve Clicquot Champagne Half Off.
Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort Ratings and Reviews
Don't order the shrimp and grits! Meal was not edible, and Waiter eagerly removed the charges from our bill, stating he didn't know why it was still on the menu. Apparently it is often returned to the kitchen. We were there for "Mother's Day" dinner, and I went home without actually having dinner, was not offered any other concession except taking the charge off our bill. Good thing we had snacks in our room!
Unfortunately, I was very let down by my dining experience. I chose Caretta based on the diverse menu and Sandpearl's reputation. My husband and I treated my in-laws and Caretta did not live up to my expectations. I ordered the lobster which was a tad overdone. There was not a lot of flavor to the meat, and it had a chewiness to it. The melted butter was not pure butter. Watered down possibly? The best item on the plate was the potato souffle. I ordered the blondie sundae for dessert. Again, very disappointed. I expected a soft, chewy, brownie-like bar but the blondie was too hard and very underwhelming.
My husband had the filet and said again, just not special. I learned after the fact that my father in-laws crab and corn bisque was cold. I wish he would have sent it back.
Caretta just didn't live up to or near our expectations. For the price-point, we should have walked out raving. I'm so disappointed.
The food, service, atmosphere was wonderful...great oceanfront view, and very accomodating with altering food preparation to suit my guest's needs who was visiting from Europe. Thank you for going above & beyond for us! (I think our server's name was Christine or Christina)
I made a reservation at this restaurant because of the 4 star rating and it is located at the hotel we were staying at during our family vacation. To say that I was underwhelmed, would be a bit of an understatement. The food was pricey so I expected well seasoned, great tasting food. I ordered the red snapper and it was bland. There was any salt or pepper on the table to add some flavor. The service was terrible. We didn't have any silverware when we were seated. Our waitress recognized the problem, but failed to bring us all a set. I had to remind her and even then it too way to long for her to bring them to us. She wasn't very quick with any of our requests. My son got the kids petite filet steak and it was very tough and tasteless. He asked for steak sauce and again we had to ask twice before it was delivered to our table. My advice...find another place to eat when you are in town. Totally not worth it.
Usually very good, but not this time...........steak was very tough, filled with tough white veins which should have been removed or not in a prime piece of steak.........service was not up to par with previous visits...waiter may have been new, he seemed inexperienced, and was not attentive at all...salads came out about 5 minutes apart with no explaination..........corkage fee is the highest of any restaurant in the area.........
We throughly enjoyed our dining experience at Caretta's. We wer celebrating a birthday and were treated to outstanding service, food and atmosphere. The sunset views were spectacular. The grouper was outstanding and prepared perfectly to our liking. Caretta's continues to be the pinnacle of Clearwater Beach.
Saw this on Open Table and made a reservation for a business dinner. I was pleasantly surprised at the opulence Saw this on Open Table and made a reservation for a business dinner. I was pleasantly surprised at the opulence of the restaurant. We were seated by the window and had a great view of the beach at sunset. Our waitress was prompt, professional and personable. The appetizers and salads were very good. I chose the rib-eye, which was done to perfection! All said that their meals were fabulous. The presentation was great and a group from a close by table asked if they could have what we were having.
I felt that the prices are very reasonable for the quality of food that they offer. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Had a large party meal here with some friends from work - its reputation and ratings were well-supported in our experience! Attentive and knowledgeable service, delicious food, creative menu and great wine list. Also loved the ambiance & views. Can't wait for my next visit!
We dined here for my mother's birthday, with my two young kids. They catered to the kids brilliantly with special appetizers just for them and pacing out their dinners perfectly so we could also enjoy our meals. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. We will definitely be coming back to this restaurant.
The restaurant is very pretty-art is magnificent. Surprised at the people/children in swim clothes or cut offs and tee shirts. Crab soup excellent. Wedge salads has pork belly-we felt it was more like hunks of fat undercooked. Fish very good. Shrimp and grits had great grits but over cooked shrimp. Filet was perfect. Great wines sand typical but good tasting desserts.
Good lord we fell in love with this place. Amazing and perfect for any occasion. My wife and I were thinking this hotel can be our new weekend getaway. A+++++ you're on the beach, white sand, pool area is great, great location if you want to walk around Clearwater shops. You will definitely love this place!!
This place is without question the nicest restaurant in Clearwater by far. This is our fourth year to the area from Maine and the experience only gets better with a menu that suits everyone.
The sunset view is a bonus, they raise the sun shades just in time for the sun to go down.
The meats are exceptional as is the sushi. We ate at the sushi bar one night. Highly recommend. Everyone is very professional and friendly. We had two of the same waiters from years ago. Can't wait to return.
Our anniversary celebration at Caretta will be a wonderful lifetime memory. The entire dining experience from seating to our dessert and coffee was beyond 5 star. We have a lifetime of travel and dining from which to compare our evening at Caretta and my husband and I believe our meal and entire experience with staff, ambiance and presentation was the best in 42 years.
My girlfriend and I ate there while on vacation in Clearwater Beach. Had a wonderful dinner. The views were amazing, and we were lucky enough to get there about 20 minutes before the sunset. The Sunset was gorgeous. Food was delicious, can't complain about anything.
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