Finz Beachside Grille Announces Opening

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Laurie Hobbs
(850) 267-8261

Premier Destination Restaurant Brings Beachside Dining
to the Florida Gulf Coast with a Delicious New Twist

Destin FL – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced the opening of the new Finz Beachside Grille, a premier destination restaurant with delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring exquisite citrus and spice flavors from the Gulf of Mexico.

Finz Beachside Grille is proud to welcome visitors and local residents to explore beautiful beach views combined with flavorful cuisine with an unforgettable and delightful twist.

Under the direction of Executive Chef Philippe Robles, the new Finz Beachside Grille offers a combination of flavors that will have guests wanting to return for more. Trained in France, Chef Philippe has nearly 30 years of experience in Europe and the U.S., including culinary positions with Ritz Carlton in Atlanta and Hawaii.

At the new Finz Beachside Grille, entrees will include a memorable collection of seafood, fish, steaks, lamb and chicken including: Grouper Maria with jumbo lump crab meat and saffron cream sauce; Hangar Steak grilled to perfection with pablano mole and avocado salsa; and Caribbean Bouillabaisse with Florida lobster, royal red shrimp and Gulf grouper.

At the center of all tables at Finz Beachside Grille will be baskets of fresh lemons and limes that can be added to most of the food and beverage items for a delightful twist.

For another delightful surprise, a signature dessert at Finz Beachside Grille will be warm Cinnamon Churros with a chocolate truffle dipping sauce. For those who want a lighter treat, the Florida Key Lime Glace with mango and fresh berries will be a terrific alternative.

For families and junior diners, Chef Philippe will offer children’s favorites, all served with a fruit salad and a cookie.

The Finz Beachside Grille bar menu will include a variety of delicious Tapas, appetizers and Ceviche Del Dia, and a signature basket of tropical chips. To complement the fine dining options, Finz will feature signature cocktails, specialty martinis, and a carefully selected wine list with input from leading experts.

“Visitors and local residents will find the cuisine at Finz Beachside Grille extraordinary and the views of the beach and Gulf breathtaking,” said Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Chief John Russell.

Inside Finz Beachside Grille, guests will enjoy white-clothed, candlelit tables with ocean and citrus colored settings reflecting a fun yet elegant atmosphere. Table and banquette seating provides a private eating experience perfect for any size dining group, from a table of two to a party of 20. Larger group events are also welcomed in private sections of the restaurant.

Finz Beachside Grille will be opened for cocktails beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner each evening is offered from 5 to 10 p.m.

In related news, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort also announced the opening of the Beachside Grille at the beach pool, which hosts lunch guests from 10 am to 5 p.m. daily.

Finz Beachside Grille is located on the Gulf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 850.267-4800.

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America for all seasons and all ages. Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 2,400 acres including 30 charming neighborhoods with 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin offers more than seven miles of sugar white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a notable pedestrian village featuring nightlife venues and events including the acclaimed Sandestin Wine Festival on April 24-26. Sandestin is part of Intrawest, a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts. Visit for information.