Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
The divine Tesoro dining room, the newest addition to the JW Marriott upbranding of the past few years, is open to the adult public for dinner. Its highly contemporary open-flow lounge, bar and Sunset... Read More
The divine Tesoro dining room, the newest addition to the JW Marriott upbranding of the past few years, is open to the adult public for dinner. Its highly contemporary open-flow lounge, bar and Sunset Terrace spaces are also accessible for lunch with views of the resort's inimitable broad, sugar-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico. At dinner, the dining room, with its exhibition kitchen, windowed walls and abstract nuances of waves, serves Mediterranean-style tapas and seafood. Begin with house-made charcuterie or raw oysters dressed in burnt citrus mignonette, then sample small plates such as black baba ganoush and carbonara flatbread, or a full serving of grilled lobster with inked Zuppa de peche. Finish with a flourish: the chocolate terrine with mint tea and pistachios, perhaps. On its extensive wine list, you will not find one California vintage. Strictly Mediterranean wines, and that carries through to other bar offerings: Italian Malfy gin, for example, rather than the typical British varieties; sangria and Negroni.
- Marco Island's Best Restaurants: "Hit the bar for a sunset toast before dinner. Its signature margarita with cold-pressed lime and Portuguese Beirao liquor is a popular choice."
- Best for Marco Island's Best Restaurants Because: Marco Island's newest restaurant serves strictly Mediterranean with fifth-floor beach views and flares of creativity.