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At The Top Of Their Game

The Tides celebrates 15 years of outstanding food and impeccable service.

The Tides' Banana Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie - Purchase the January 2015 issue for the full recipe!

The Tides' Banana Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie - Purchase the January 2015 issue for the full recipe!

 It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since Chef Leanne Kelleher first opened her beachside restaurant, The Tides, on Cardinal Drive and that it’s still wildly popular for its outstanding yet deceptively simple preparations, first-class service and consistently good food. Much lauded by locals and visitors alike, this fine dining establishment has been showcasing Chef Kelleher’s mastery of textures and tastes since opening its doors in 2000. Named one of the Exceptional Restaurants of Florida by Gourmet Magazine, winner of the Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence six years in a row, and First Place honoree in The Homeless Family Center’s Top Chef Challenge in 2012, The Tides appears to be at the top of its game. 

But Leanne, never one to rest on her laurels or past successes, tells me, “The last 15 years have been tremendous, but we have to remain relevant and fresh.” So the restaurant has undergone a rejuvenation of sorts – to become even better. It’s an indication of her dedication, enthusiasm and passion for the business she has strived so hard to perfect.