Ample Bites has visited 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House in St. Petersburg, Florida on a couple different occasions and the food and drink has been consistently good.
This well-located restaurant sits adjacent to the beautiful and historic Vinoy Hotel just a few steps from the marina and just down the street from the Chihuly Gallery.
This beautifully appointed modern restaurant has a full wine list, a large variety of draft beers, and a menu that includes great seafood choices. During our most recent cocktail hour visit we started with a dozen gulf oysters. These oysters where not too large, very fresh and suited us as the perfect appetizer. We then shared a seafood ceviche that was a mix of bay scallops and shrimp in an Asian mango-citrus marinade. The ceviche was topped with a dash of seaweed salad (an Ample Bites favorite). Finally, we enjoyed some smallish crab cakes with a spicy remoulade sauce.
I chose a Left Hand Milk Stout from the extensive draft beer list and my wife enjoyed a glass of the Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon.
I highly recommend 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House to anyone who is planning to spend a day or evening in downtown St. Petersburg.