Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, Restaurant, Bar & Grill in St Petersburg, FL
On a recent trip to Fresco's for starters we enjoyed the Yucatan Spring Rolls made with grilled chicken, hickory smoked bacon, corn, black beans, red onion, roasted red peppers, and pepper jack cheese wrapped in a wonton and fried, served with mango salsa and a sweet Thai chili sauce.
The menu is large and offers "something for everyone" and so the three of us dining each tried something completely different so as to get a feel for the quality of the different menu items and chef's capacity to pull it all together. We were not let down, the entire meal was amazing. We tried the New Orleans Trio made with wild Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, crawfish, and Andouille sausage sautéed in a Creole demi-glace and tossed with fusilli pasta, Roasted Mediterranean Veggie Au Gratin with grilled yellow squash, zucchini, and button mushrooms roasted over red potatoes with a Creole tomato sauce and topped with Parmesan and the Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre with sliced tenderloin medallions, skillet seared with red onion, button mushrooms, and roasted red peppers finished with a Creole mustard demi-glace.
The dinner was so good that we continued on to dessert and split the Chocolate Madness Cake, and we'll describe that as a chocoholics dream come to life on plate.
The casual restaurant is open 7 days a week with brunch served beginning at 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The bar serves Happy Hour priced cocktails and other drinks from 4 PM to 7 PM daily.