Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Kitted out like a contemporary bistro with bare wood tables (dish-towel napkins) and a few banquettes, Eliza Ann’s offers guests a view of the busy marina, swimming pool, a pretty, protected cove and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The big, open room features a stylish bar at one end and the open kitchen at the other. The place feels spacious, with a lot of glass, a polished concrete floor, and a ceiling so high so no one feels crowded. These features create a lot of hard surface, and the noise level can rapidly escalate when vacationers take over the bar for happy hour, which for tourists can occur any time of the day or night. Just go with the flow or ask for a table nearer to the kitchen section. The decor is spare and pleasant, relaxed and playful, with “bubble” interior windows to separate spaces. But don’t even think about wearing a beach cover-up and sandy flip-flops or looking like you spent the day on a shrimp boat. Eliza Ann’s is a fun place, but it’s also a nice place. Wine glasses are serious, and the white plateware is substantial and modern in design.