36750 US 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Cuisine: Steak house
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Palm Harbor
Under new ownership, Innisbrook Golf Resort and Club has undergone an ambitious $26 million renovation. In addition to resort guests and club members, outsiders can get a glimpse of the luxe life, too. Its Packard's Steak House, named in honor of Innisbrook's course designer, Larry Packard, has just opened to the public, reservations required. Like many private resorts and clubs, food is expensive and the culinary vision can be a little cut off from the rest of the restaurant world, guided by kitchen idiosyncrasies and members' tastes. If Packard's wants to compete with the big boys, the increasingly crowded arena of high-end steak houses (Ocean Prime, Bern's, Capital Grille, Council Oak, Ruth's Chris and others), chef de cuisine Andrew Coniglio and executive chef Andre Halston are going to have to be ruthless editors of the menu. There's some deadwood there.