Fine Dining on Vanderbilt Beach

Image courtesy of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

While beachside dining may conjure up images of picnics and sunset cocktails, Vanderbilt Beach enjoys a number of fine dining establishments, with upscale menus sure to tempt your taste buds, and exquisite scenery to match.

Turtle Club

One of those locations is The Turtle Club, set upon grounds belonging to the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, the first hotel to grace the beach back in the early 1950s. With a relaxed, Olde Florida-style vibe, the restaurant infuses modern dining selections with exceptional service and fine wines.

The gracious beachside setting of the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy everything from fresh seafood to tenderloin, soups and salads to lunchtime sandwiches. Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, the restaurant provides upscale dining inside, and a more relaxed setting outside, overlooking the sand and water.


With some of its tables right on the sand, Baleen Restaurant supplies private beach dining, an intimate outdoor setting or even an enclosed private dining room, topped with a chandelier. This extraordinary site serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Sunday champagne brunch and a wine-by-the-glass program at the Baleen Bar.

Part of La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, the location also provides a beach fire pit for enjoying a cocktail after the sun goes down, with some packages adding in a bottle of champagne and s’mores.


Finally, The Grill serves up a sophisticated setting, with an elegant steakhouse open for dinner most nights of the week. This elegantly casual restaurant supplies a main dining room plus a private dining room for up to two-dozens guests.

Along with steak, The Grill also has some seafood on the menu, plus other selections and options in addition to a full menu of drinks to top off your meal. Located within the Ritz-Carlton Naples, the luxury resort is found just off Vanderbilt Beach Road.

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