#3 of 130 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

Global Grill

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Global Grill: A Fine Dining Experience Featuring International Flavors
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Global Grill combines the best of local and international cuisine in a frequently changing menu featuring a diverse selection of tapas and entrees. You'll enjoy sampling these flavorful dishes and taking in the beauty of the restaurant's featured artwork. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Beloved among Pensacola’s self-professed foodies, Global Grill provides a wide variety of exciting dishes that are sure to impress with their noteworthy flavors. The restaurant boasts an extensive hot and cold tapas menu ideal for visitors with small appetites. If you’re hungry, however, you’ll want to stick with the hearty entrees. The dinner menu changes regularly, so keep an eye out for new and exciting recipes. 

A variety of specialty drinks are available, as are a seemingly endless array of classic cocktails. Feel free to request one of the unique options on the menu or ask for your usual favorite. Your meal will also taste great alongside one of the restaurant’s many bottled beers. 

Ambiance plays a key role in Global Grill’s general appeal. The restaurant is undeniably classy, but it never feels fussy. Think of it as your go-to destination for an elegant, yet relaxed date night or an upscale outing with friends. The decor is gorgeous; keep an eye out for periodically changing artwork, which can best be described as vivid. These works of art are complemented by white tablecloths, which contrast beautifully with the colorful napkins and beautiful china patterns. As they’re served, the restaurant’s dishes only add to this visual spectacle. They are plated beautifully — and they’re almost too gorgeous to eat.

The restaurant’s employees are friendly and attentive, but service can be slow on occasion. This is not an experience that should be rushed, however. The more time you take to fully enjoy your meal and the ambiance, the better.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Robust Global Cheeses
This extensive collection from the cold tapas menu will bring a smile to any cheese enthusiast’s face. In addition to the range of promised global cheeses, this signature tapas dish comes with amarena cherries, local pecans, fig preserves, fruit jelly, honey, and crackers. Ask your server for the best wine pairing options.

Applewood Bacon Wrapped Warm Water Lobster Tail
This sophisticated, yet comforting take on lobster tail comes with roasted red pepper coulis, aged balsamic reduction, and a smoked gouda cheese sauce. It is wrapped with flavorful applewood bacon that is sure to delight.

Lobster Wontons
You’ve never experienced wontons quite like these. Global Grill’s version infuses the classic wonton setup with Maine lobster meat, scallions, and of course, cream cheese. Enjoy with a honeydew ginger sauce featuring far more intricate flavors than your usual sweet & sour.

Potato Crusted Gulf Fish
Featuring fresh fish from the gulf, this delicious potato crusted dish features sauteed red onions and grape tomatoes, as well as a wonderful lemon caper butter sauce.

New York Strip
You can’t go wrong with Global Grill’s New York strip, which is delightfully tender. This excellent cut of meat is served alongside Yukon mash and the chef’s exclusive selection of vegetables. 

As its name indicates, Global Grill delivers its fair share of international intrigue. Still, the establishment does an excellent job of staying true to its Pensacola roots. Stop by to experience exciting new takes on your favorite dishes — or to sample something completely out of your comfort zone.

Insider Tips:
– Reservations are strongly recommended, as the restaurant tends to be busy during the evening and on weekends. Wait times can be discouraging enough to drive would-be visitors to other nearby establishments.
– Global Grill regularly offers specials worth trying. These are sometimes featured on the restaurant’s official Facebook page. Otherwise, feel free to ask your server for more information.