Catches Waterfront Grille & Rum River - Waterfront Dining from casual to special occasion.
Catches & Rum River offers the best of both worlds in a waterfront destination facility with indoor and out...Read moreCatches Waterfront Grille & Rum River - Waterfront Dining from casual to special occasion.
Catches & Rum River offers the best of both worlds in a waterfront destination facility with indoor and outdoor waterfront seating. Catches boasts an inside venue that can accommodate 350-400 guests with an upscale, nautical appointed, decor and private dining rooms, it is the perfect venue for parties, events, showers, receptions and corporate functions.
Rum River boasts west Florida's largest Tiki Bar with a laid back island feel, water views, specialty drinks, craft beers and live entertainment.
The menu offers an inspired array of selections that is sure to satisfy everyone in your group featuring fresh seafood and daily specials.
Whether casual or special occasion, Catches Waterfront Grille & Rum River have you covered in a beautiful waterfront venue with a friendly, professional staff to make your experience one to remember.
A British-inspired restaurant and bar serving classic pub favorites with a unique twist. The centerpiece is a hand-crafted bar and Tampa’s first “Pour Your Own Beer Wall”. Guests can sample draught, c...Read moreA British-inspired restaurant and bar serving classic pub favorites with a unique twist. The centerpiece is a hand-crafted bar and Tampa’s first “Pour Your Own Beer Wall”. Guests can sample draught, cask conditioned and handcrafted beers with selections from England, Ireland, Scotland, Europe and the USA. In addition, The Pub offers a comprehensive list of single malt scotches, small batch and single barrel bourbons, wines and specialty cocktails.
We are a restaurant and we cook very authentic food from Spain, like Paella, empanadas, croquettes, albondigas, etc. Our Sangria is famous together with the best selection of spanish wines and beers.
...Read moreWe are a restaurant and we cook very authentic food from Spain, like Paella, empanadas, croquettes, albondigas, etc. Our Sangria is famous together with the best selection of spanish wines and beers.
Our place is a beautiful building with brick walls and wood floors and its a pretty big space, enough to have parties up to 75 people.
We have great music and space for dancing.
Our food can be served for dinner but also we have a big selection of Tapas, that means finger food or appetizers, ideal for all hour parties. or just to stop by and have a cup of wine and a couple of Tapas.
We play latin music and spanish music. You will love to dance after your dinner under the disco lights!!!
Bring your friends for your parties and celebrations at Hispania. You will enjoy the more authentic food from Spain in a great atmosphere and esthetic place full of Spanish Art and Music. A very unique and different place, you will be transported to Madrid or Barcelona meanwhile still in Clearwater,
Call now and set an appointment to discuss with us your best options for you next party.
Celebrate with us. You will love it!
Our mission is to give you, the customer, the best dining experience possible. To that goal, we start with the highest quality, freshest ingredients, make each dish from scratch in our ki...Read moreOur Purpose:
Our mission is to give you, the customer, the best dining experience possible. To that goal, we start with the highest quality, freshest ingredients, make each dish from scratch in our kitchen, and deliver it to your table beautifully plated and delicious.
We want you to feel at ease in Jessi’s warm, welcoming atmosphere. The elegant European decor conveys our family history and lets you know that your dining experience will be special. An outside area will soon be available for al fresco dining.
The moment you walk through our doors, you are the one we are here for. We want to get to know you, welcome you warmly into our own family. Your dining experience is given our personal attention. Never hesitate to let us know how we can meet your specific needs.
Jessi’s is widely known for the quality and variety of our kitchen’s made-from-scratch dishes. Lasagna, Mamma’s Bread, and many more have built Jessi’s reputation. Only the best ingredients go into our high-quality dishes.
Jessi’s is family owned, with each family member contributing to its success. My father had a long history of managing restaurants. My maternal grandmother—everybody called her “Mamma”—was the cook for the restaurant’s first ten years. (She decided to retire at age 80.) Since then, as I have assumed management of Jessie’s, we continue our family’s legacy by using Mamma’s original recipes, making our dishes from scratch using the best, most fresh ingredients, and treating our customers as if they were part of our own family.
My father, DJ, is a living example of the American Dream come true.
He escaped from Communist Albania when he was 19 years old. In Yugoslavia, he was accused of being a spy, imprisoned, and sentenced to death. He escaped, was caught, escaped again, and finally reached a refugee camp in Italy. There, because of Geneva Convention rules, he was granted political asylum, received a visa, and came to the United States.
On Christmas Day, 1964, he arrived in New York City with no family connections or financial resources. Starting as a dishwasher, he observed and learned the restaurant business, eventually working up to night manager at several restaurants. Meanwhile, he studied business administration at New York University.
The quality of the restaurants DJ managed improved with his growing experience and education. As an employee of Restaurant Associates, he met and worked with Chef Joe Baum, the innovative restaurateur who created restaurants like the Four Seasons, a restored Rainbow Room, the Hawaiian Room, the Forum of the Twelve Caesars, Tavern on the Green, La Fonda Del Sol, Zum-Zum, Quo Vadis, the Trattoria, the Brasserie, and Windows on the World. This last was on the top (107th) floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
As Business Advisor with Restaurant Associates, he worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando from 1973 to 1974. There, he hosted a banquet for then-president Richard M. Nixon, and for the Motown singing group, The Supremes.
He then went to work at Ancorp National Services, from 1974 to 1978, first as regional director and ultimately becoming vice president. At Ancorp, he was responsible for 230 restaurants across America, including those servicing the workers of the Alaskan Pipeline.
With John F. Gilmore, founder of the Gilmore Collection Restaurants, he opened Thornapple Village Inn in 1978, in Ada, Michigan. It was voted the top French restaurant in Michigan. Former President Gerald Ford was a regular customer there.
In 1997, DJ and his wife Roza opened Jessi’s. DJ has two children: daughter Judy who owns Studio 921 in Baltimore, and son Jason who manages Jessi’s today.