Looks Nice, But Not Consistent.
The decor is fabulous, and it is one of the few upscale restaurants in Treasure Island. But the food is not consistent with the image that Middle Grounds is trying to project, especially for the price. I would recommend drinks and appetizers, but not entrees.
Excellent Food and Service.
I have been to Middle Grounds many times for special occasions and just evenings out. I would highly recommend it to others. My wife and I have tried numerous items on the menu and have never been disappointed.
Middle Grounds Grill: Great Food, Incredible Service!.
On our first trip to Treasure Island, we were told that we simply MUST eat at the Middle Grounds Grill. As we entered, we were greeted and seated immediately by the friendly hostess. We enjoyed looking at the fish tank, and she re-seated us in a perfect viewing location. While we waited for our food, we listened to a live guitarist singing easy listening hits that did not overpower our conversation or our dining experience. Our waiter provided a Disney-level of service, and the food was impeccable. This, in conjunction with the remarkably well-contrived ambiance makes the Middle Grounds Grill a cut above every other restaurant on the Gulf Boulevard strip. Try it, you'll love it.
Rude Trashy Hostesses and Horrible FOOD.
This is by far the worst Restaurant t I have EVER been. The tone was set right as entered. The Hostesses was rude and trashy looking, she thought she had class but clearly had NO CLASS at all. Her clothes were too small and she was pouring out of every opening. They also did not want to seat us and ignored us as if we did not exist. Even thought the entire restaurant was empty. I found this odd since this restaurant was not anything special. Maybe for a small beach community but being from Chicago I just thought as a whole the restaurant was overrated. I have to say for specializing in sea food it was the WORST I ever had everything was over cooked and so bland! I was so appalled by everything about this place we will NEVER go back. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.