170 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
Parking: Street, Valet
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
Few restaurant openings have been as anticipated as Cassis American Brasserie, opened at the base of the Ovation tower on the downtown waterfront. Cementing Beach Drive as the "it" spot in St. Pete, its decor is stunning. Yellow walls, unimpeded sightlines across the generously portioned restaurant to the lovely bar and out to the umbrellaed sidewalk tables. A black-and-white checkered floor that has that Parisian je ne sais quoi. Born in Macon, France, executive chef Jeremy Duclut worked in Philadelphia with George Perrier from Le Bec Fin for 12 years. Duclut was recently awarded the title of Chopped champion on the Food Network show presided over by Ted Allen. His culinary approach at Cassis is classic French brasserie staples with a handful of American comfort foods thrown into the mix.
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