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Diner 437 in St Petersburg

rhnault Jul 6, 2009 10:58 AM

I highly recommend this new restaurant. We actually ate there about 10 days ago but I figured I'd wait to start a thread until after the 4th of July holiday.
It is located at 437 Central Ave in downtown St Pete and was well worth the drive from Tampa. The food was great, the service friendly and professional and the prices spot on.
We had the pate, fries cooked in duck fat, gorgonzola bread, the Lobster BT, and a complimentary chocolate bread pudding courtesy of Chef Macchia when we stopped to compliment the dishes on the way out. Everything was great and I can't wait to go back and try the crushed deviled egg sandwich and the grilled poundcake. Please give this place a try and support a great locally owned restaurant.

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    laboheme RE: rhnault Jul 7, 2009 05:40 AM

    I couldn't agree with you more--the duck fat fries are great, interesting wine and beer lists (at very affordable prices). Along with the pate and the spinach salad we also enjoyed the deviled egg sandwich and (my favorite) the garlic-y filet sandwich. It is a terrific addition to downtown with delicious, imaginative food at good prices.

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      rhnault RE: laboheme Jul 7, 2009 03:28 PM

      I am glad we got to try it before the excellent Weekly Planet review hits the stands tomorrow!

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        rhnault RE: laboheme Jul 12, 2009 10:30 AM

        We had another great meal there last night. Gorgonzola bread, pate, cauliflower soup, the fried green beans and asparagus. Filet sandwich and the roasted chicken sandwich. That roasted chicken sandwich is so good. Roasted chicken, beautiful fresh sauteed spinach, roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella on baguette. It was so pretty too. Nice atmosphere at the counter, actually sharing appetizers with other guests because there is such an enthusiastic vibe for the food.

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          rhnault RE: laboheme Jul 21, 2009 04:53 PM

          here is another good review
          http://www.tampabay.com/features/food...

        2. EmmaToo RE: rhnault Jul 12, 2009 11:23 AM

          Here's the menu for anyone interested http://www.diner437.com/#

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            rhnault RE: EmmaToo Jul 12, 2009 03:07 PM

            The menu appears to be missing the "entree" section. It must still be in the web design stage.

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