We were looking for some place different to have lunch in Destin, Florida, a little off the beaten track. Hmmmm…. I think often overlooked is the Grande Vista Bar & Grill, inside the Emerald Grande condo complex on Destin Harbor. Most people don’t know it is open to the public, not just dining for guests and owners. I happen to have a listing in Emerald Grande, so we decided to have lunch and have a preview. My friend and buyer specialist, Rhonda, and I went on a very window day. It wasn’t the day to wear a hat, as I did! I parked in front of the lobby, luckily, as often parking is difficult outside. My hat almost blew off and I almost blew over! Rhonda parked in the multi-level parking garage.
The Grande Vista Bar & Grill can be reached by elevator from the lobby to the Grande Vista level. I’ll tell you – the whole place is just sumptuous and elegant! Trimmed out, wood floors, pictures on the walls of old Destin, a fireplace – to me it felt like South Florida estate type decor. I loved it.
Rhonda and I were “good” and both had salads. I had the Emerald Greens salad with marinated, grilled chicken breast. It was actually extraordinary. The chicken had a slightly picante-sweet taste that was unique. The greens were plentiful. At $16.00, it was a little more costly than most other Destin restaurants for lunch, but the setting was worth it. Other menu items are Smoked Snappy dip with snapper and the Grande Combo Platter for $25.00, with hush puppies, calamari, french fries, chicken tenders and fried pickle chips! There are four types of salads with home made dressings and possible toppings like grouper, snapper, shrimp or chicken. The menu also offered crab cake, boneless chicken wings, peel-n eat shrimp, soup, sides and dessert. There is a small bar with a view of Destin Harbor. Overall, I would say the atmosphere was intimate, luxurious and welcoming.
After lunch, we walked up to see my Emerald Grande condo listing W226, a stunning four bedroom corner unit with views of Destin Harbor, the pass, Crab Island and the Destin Bridge. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! Here are some final shots of the view and my listing.
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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.
Grande Vista Bar & Grill is located at 10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin Florida
Telephone (850) 337-8100 Ext. 1550