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Z Grille

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Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: American upscale, Mexican

Features: Children's menu, Date night, Outdoor seating

Cost range: 10.01-20.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Parking: Street

More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg

Zack and Jennifer Gross’ Z Grille at the bottom of Signature Place, has got personality. The edgy decor is dominated by a 10-foot bamboo halfpipe with artwork from local tattoo artist Evil Don. It's playful yet still sophisticated, and that's the way the food is, too. Think Dr Pepper fried ribs, deviled eggs that come revved up with crab meat or avocado and bacon or a bacon-lettuce-avocado-seared-sea-scallop tomato composed salad called the B.L.A.S.T. Chef Zach's flavors are assertive but suave: A fan of chipotle barbecue pork tenderloin gets overshadowed by its lush jalapeno goat cheese creamed corn. The wine list features a number of splurgy by-the-glass offerings, most from California, that pair beautifully with the menu.

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Z Grille - Downtown St. Petersburg