With a large concentration of amazing restaurants and top chefs making waves in the food world, the food scene in Naples, Florida has become quite renowned. Moorings Park Grande Lake is only minutes away from many of Naples' most acclaimed fine dining restaurants, putting both award-winning cuisine and unforgettable ambiance within an easy drive. A few notable dining experiences top the list of options.
The multi-award winning restaurant headed by Executive Chef Lysielle Cariot is a bright, airy spot for exquisitely prepared and locally sourced French cuisine. The carefully curated wine list earned Blue Provence a Wine Spectator Grand Award, and sommeliers can help you select the perfect pairing for your meal. The dinner menu includes French classics like escargot, seared foie gras, moules-frites, duck confit, and of course Crêpes Suzette for dessert. An "early dining" menu is served during the summer from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and features an unforgettable three-course meal.
Chef Fabrizio Aielli offers a contemporary approach to seafood at Sea Salt. Serving day boat fresh fish along with homemade pasta and steaks, the menu here changes daily to reflect what is locally available. A list of fresh oysters is updated each day, and sommeliers choose from a vast selection of wines and spirits to find the best offerings to complement the day's menu. For a special occasion, ask about their chef's table, where guests can dine just feet away from the kitchen on a multi-course dégustation menu created just for them. A multi-course prix fixe dinner option is also available during the summer months to enjoy.
HobNob Kitchen & Bar
The eclectic American menu here is described as "clean, simple, and fresh." The chef brings in fresh fish and beef daily and pasta is made in-house. HobNob Kitchen & Bar features a menu with a number of appetizers and small plates that are perfect for sharing, such as scallop ceviche and wild mushroom pizza. The trendy bar offers both classic cocktails and signature drinks, along with a nice wine list. A pre-theater menu is served early from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., including two courses and a glass of wine.
The Turtle Club
Located at Vanderbilt Beach Resort, this classic Naples restaurant is the place to go for their beachfront patio, unparalleled service, and sophisticated, modern seafood. Chef Dylan Evans has created a classic and classy menu for The Turtle Club, showcasing lobster tail, mahi-mahi, and gulf snapper. Surf and turf options are also available, and include lobster and filet, shrimp and filet, and filet with Oysters "Turtlefeller." Expect impeccable service here, with many servers that have been on staff for years. Reservations are not available at lunch, but dinner on the beachfront patio at sunset is highly sought after.
Located inside the Ritz Carlton Resort, this elegant steakhouse is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award winner, AAA Four Diamond winner, and recipient of a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Executive Chef George Fistrovich oversees the menu of dry-aged beef, seafood and an array of a la carte side options. In spite of being known as a steakhouse, The Grill also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus for guests who prefer it. Their cultivated wine list boasts over 1,000 options, and sommeliers are pleased to help you narrow down options based on your meal selection.
When it comes to dining out, the restaurant scene in Naples is full of fantastic meals and menus. These are just a few of the acclaimed eateries that have helped make Naples known again and again as one of the best food towns in the country. If this sounds like a perfect place to call home, please contact us. We'd love to schedule your personal tour of Moorings Park Grande Lake.