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Covid-19 Update and Hours of Operation


1st Place Winners of 13th Annual ‘Taste of Punta Gorda’ 2020

June 1, 2020

To our valued customer,

In spite of on-going 5 star reviews, winning “The Taste of Punta Gorda” 2020 competition, price reductions, live music and a great atmosphere, The Grill at 1951 has not been able to attract sufficient business to sustain our 7 day a week schedule. At this point, we are going to do whatever it takes to muscle through the off-season and get through the Covid pandemic by being open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner only. We continue to receive new customers who are extremely and pleasantly surprised by The Grill and claim it’s their “new favorite restaurant.” On the unlucky side we opened just two months prior to the COVID closure of restaurants and bars. On the lucky side, we have developed loyal customers and we are hoping for their continued support. We will also continue to have live music Fridays and Saturdays and you can check our events calendar on our website (click HERE) for the line up. See our 5 star reviews on Google, Yelp and Trip Advisor. Our goal is to increase business demand and eventually return to a 7 night venue with music nightly. We will also host private parties and functions in the meantime.

Thank you all for your continued support and patronage in this community. The Grill at 1951 is a gem in the Port Charlotte area and will continue to be in the years to come. You can make reservations at www.RESY.com or call us at (941) 255 - 0994. Your table is waiting.


Yours truly,

David Eger and Staff


Catering is available whenever & wherever.  Call (941) 255-0994 or send an email to info@TheGrillat1951.com


Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm 


Come Explore

During the Great Depression, The Ritz-Carlton Boston survived by turning on all the lights and putting Benny Goodman and his Jazz band on the roof letting the excitement of the music waft over the city.

After listening to guest feedback and reading comments cards, we discovered that people were yearning to have a special experience with more of a metropolitan up-scale vibe. We decided to re-create the big-city Jazz Supper Club of the 1940’s with a contemporary twist …without the cigarette smoke of course.

Our New York Executive Chef Bobby Holt designs thoughtfully composed menus that dovetail beautifully with our award-winning wine list, and the atmosphere of The Grill at 1951 is the sort of intimate quiet elegance that makes you feel you could be sitting in Manhattan, Boston, or Chicago.

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  • The venue

    Discover The Grill At 1951

    Rich wooden furniture and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening. Our impressive menu from our aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you'’ll experience firsthand why the only place to be is The Grill at 1951!

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  • Our Menu

    The Food

    The Grill at 1951 offers a variety of freshly made specialty foods in a cozy atmosphere that includes a beautiful decor, along with great Jazz artist. We love to create foods that are as inventive as they are authentic. We specialize in combining fresh ingredients in flavorful ways, always looking out for optimum taste and freshness.

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    The Music

    Walking into The Grill at 1951 you are immediately transported away from your busy day into a relaxing atmosphere of our grand piano lounge. The décor that will have you smiling the instant you settle into our comfortable tables or just seated at our spacious bar. The Grill At 1951 is unique in that we are the only real jazz dinner in Port Charlotte and the surrounding area. We offer great jazz musicians along with jazz vocals from some of the purest jazz artist here. We will be featuring new and exciting talent that will leave you wanting to come back! Please check our events schedule for more info.

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The Grill at 1951's Private Backroom

The Backroom

There is a private party room available in the back of the restaurant for sit-down gatherings of 32 people and more room in the lobby that has a small bar and private bathrooms. The handicap accessible entrance is in the rear of the restaurant and there is plenty of parking. This room is available for corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, retirement, or any type of get together you would want. You can choose a custom menu or choose the catered party off the menu. There is a projection screen in place for work related meetings or fun gatherings with TVs which can feature art or sporting events.

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