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Creative Loafing

Top 50 Restaurants 

2021

""It’s hard to believe that it’s been four-and-a-half years since I lost my mind at this Dunedin-based unicorn. I’ve dined here at least a dozen times without ever having the same dish twice. It remains my pick for No. 1 in the region."

-Jon Palmer Claridge

 

#1 Restaurant 2019

2019

"The flavors explode on your palate in combinations that surprise or amaze. I’ve run out of superlatives."

-Jon Palmer Claridge

Best of the Bay

Creative  Loafing

Critic's Picks

Best Pandemic Metamorphosis

  2020

Best Overall Restaurant

2018

"When the food is, in a word, poetic, who needs white linen?"

Best Chefs

2017

Best New Restaurant

2017

"There are no foams and few modernist tricks — just imaginative ingredients in perfect combinations to make you weak in the knees. "

Tampa Bay Times

Top Romantic Restaurants 

 2019

"They have an eye to things that marry sweet and savory (lots of savory dessert elements), every hyper-composed plate a juxtaposition of color and texture without being fussy."

- Laura Reiley

Top 50 Restaurant

2018

"What they excel at is preparing incredibly ambitious food in a microscopic open kitchen."

-Laura Reiley

press

4.5 star review

Creative Loafing

"I’m overjoyed to report that I’ve found this mythical gastronomic unicorn, not in some far off Shangri-La, but across the street from Dunedin Lanes."

-Jon Palmer Claridge

3 star review

Tampa Bay Times

"The Restorative in Dunedin is Doing its own thing,

exceptionally well."

-Laura Reiley

plates on plates

Creative Loafing

"The chef-owners pride themselves on not repeating the same dishes over and over, which allows them to get creative and specialize in variety."

-Ainhoa Palacios