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Welcome to the Chef's Counter

Located in our kitchen dining room, the Chef’s Counter is an intimate view into the heart of MELIORA.
We offer six seats showcasing a front row immersive experience of our chefs in action and watch how our dishes come to life. 

Our full menu is available at the Chef’s Counter along with first access to
any/all specials that we have listed on our Kitchen Black Board for the evening. 

Chef's Counter Reservations

Call 941.444.7692 or email chefscounter@meliorarestaurant.com to inquire about availability.

Chef's Counter Protocols

  • Six seats total at the Chef's Counter

  • We can only accommodate TWO, FOUR or SIX (even) guests per reservation, per seating to ensure all of our seats are full each evening.

  • Only EVEN numbers of guest per visit can make reservations at our Chef's Counter. This is to ensure all of our seats are full each evening. 

  • Two seatings available per evening - 5pm & 7:30pm

  • Seatings are for Two Hours and Fifteen Minutes to allow time to prepare for the next seating

  • Reservations canceled for the Chef’s Counter less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled seating will incur a fee of $50 per person. Thank you for your understanding that there are no exceptions to this rule. As a small business, we depend on reservations and we appreciate your support.  This fee will be applied to the credit card for which the reservation was made with.

  • There is an $85 per person food and beverage minimum at the Chef’s Counter