Everything’s coming up roses now that it’s spring. And if there’s one thing that’s blooming faster than the flowers, it’s restaurants in Gainesville, FL—especially at Celebration Pointe! From recent openings like Sensei Asian Bistro to highly anticipated upcoming openings like Prime & Pearl and Steve Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille restaurant, discover the food you can look forward to this spring and beyond!
Le Macaron: An Authentic French Patisserie Restaurant in Gainesville
The most recent opening is definitely the sweetest. Le Macaron is now serving simple, elegant French pastries of all types, not just the colorful macarons that are their namesake. They also have everything from French gelato to homemade candies and European-style beverages. But the only true way to discover all the scrumptious sweets they have to offer is to pop in this spring! Regarding the grand opening, owner and 30-year veteran, Peter Amato said, “I’m pursuing my dream.” That’s perfect because our dream is to never be too far from a good macaron.
Sensei Asian Bistro: Buzzworthy Bistro Now Open
There’s no shortage of Asian-fusion restaurants in Gainesville, FL, but Sensei Asian Bistro takes the cake. Sensei features a blend of traditional and modern Asian flavors in a sophisticated setting. The restaurant’s founder graduated from Beijing’s New East Cuisine School and immediately set out to realize his dream of becoming a chef and restaurateur. He’s made it to the top of his field here in Gainesville, and Celebration Pointe visitors are reaping the rewards. Sensei’s menu offers everything from craft sake and sushi to classic Chinese entrees and Thai curries. Stop by Sensei Asian Bistro today to see what you’ve been missing!
Gainesville Restaurants Featuring FUN: Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s held its grand opening celebration on February 8, and Gainesville residents have been eating, drinking and playing in the 18,500-square-foot space ever since. But it’s more than just fun and games. You and your family will also enjoy a chef-crafted food menu and gourmet drinks to help fuel you up as you play hundreds of the latest arcade games.
Prime & Pearl: Choose Your Own Steak Knife at This Bold Steakhouse Concept
We’ve all been to plenty of steakhouses, but none of us has ever been to Prime & Pearl. That’s all going to change when it opens this spring. The vision for this innovative restaurant with a former White House chef at the helm is to infuse every dining experience with a sense of wonder and breathe new life into the steakhouse concept.
After hand-selecting your cutlery of choice, aka the steak knife that best matches your personality or mood, enjoy a local, hand-selected 50-ounce tomahawk ribeye perfectly dry aged on-site. Or opt for an array of oysters from our own gulf waters up to the shores of New England. No matter what you order to eat, we recommend quenching your thirst for originality with a flavor-cloud-infused cocktail. The team at Prime & Pearl really knows their stuff, and your experience there is guaranteed to be anything but ordinary.
Steve Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille: The Next Big Play For Gainesville Restaurants
The rumors are true. The Head Ball Coach is back in Gainesville, and he’s changing the restaurant game with his part-restaurant, part-football museum concept, Steve Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille Restaurant. Coach doesn’t hold back on anything he does, and this time is no different. According to business manager Freddie Wehbe, “When you walk in, you’re gonna feel a factor of ‘wow.’ You’re going to see contemporary design with an old school look to it.”
Part restaurant, part museum, you’ll admire artifacts from Spurrier’s decades-long career as a phenomenal player and coach before sitting down to an elevated American-casual meal. Or head up to the rooftop bar, Visors, to celebrate camaraderie while overlooking The Promenade. From his 1966 Heisman Trophy to championship rings and the shoe he wore for the Kick Heard ‘Round the World against Auburn, Steve Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille restaurant has a little of everything. Come share a meal while sharing in the legacy.