METRO DINING GUIDE — 11 September 2014

 


South Tampa Dining Guide

Includes Westshore, Downtown & Davis Islands (West of Channelside Dr. & South of Hillsborough Ave.)


 


Armani’s

Italian   $$$

2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa

(813) 207-6800

www.opentable.com/armanis

Indoor and outdoor patio seating in a romantic and trendy dining environment. Delicious Northern Italian specialties of pastas, seafood and mouthwatering desserts. Open for dinner; Closed on Sunday.


Bahama Breeze

Caribbean Cuisine  $$

www.bahamabreeze.com

3045 N Rocky Pt. Dr. E, Tampa

(813) 289-7922

Fresh and contemporary dishes with a tropical flair. Serving famous drinks in an upbeat tropical island paradise. Open for lunch and dinner.


Bay Bar & Bistro

American  $$

333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

(813) 274-8118

Located on the ground floor of the Convention Center along Tampa’s bustling Riverwalk, Bay Bar & Bistro provides a distinctive dining experience that is uniquely Tampa Bay with sunshine and spectacular Hillsborough river views. Choose indoor or outdoor seating. Open for lunch Monday-Friday.


Bella’s Italian Café

Italian  $$

1413 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

(813) 254-3355

www.bellasitaliancafe.com

Bella’s have perfected their homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and delectable desserts since 1986. Street-side patio dining available. Casual yet classy. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Bern’s Steak House

Steakhouse, American Cuisine  $$$$

1208 South Howard Ave., Tampa

(813) 251-2421

A Tampa tradition since 1956. The red velvet walls, ornate gold mirrors and Greek statues comprise the extravagant decor of this world-class steakhouse. Famous for its steaks, extensive collection of wine and Harry Waugh Dessert Room . Reservations are strongly recommended. Open for dinner.


Boca Kitchen Bar Market

Farm to Table  $$

901 W. Platt St., Tampa

(813) 254-7070

www.BocaTampa.com

Using local, fresh ingredients from area farms, and displays the fresh fruits and veggies in a glass display case located in Hyde Park.  Salads, flatbreads and market specials. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends.


Byblos Cafe

Mediterranean  $$

2832 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

(813) 805-7977

www.bybloscafe.com

A restaurant and bar with an unmatched ambiance. A unique South Tampa destination where fresh market flair meets authentic traditional Lebanese Cuisine. Great kabobs, gyros and entertainment on weekends. Open for lunch and dinner.


The Capital Grille

American/Steakhouse   $$$

International Plaza and Bay Street.

2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa

(813) 830-9433

www.thecapitalgrille.com

Famous for dry aged steaks, chops and fresh seafood in relaxed elegant surroundings. Also features an impressive wine list. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar

Mediterranean Cuisine $$

3601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa

(813) 964-6889

www.carmelcafe.com

The flavors of modern Mediterranean cuisine served tapas style. Enjoy ordering wines by the glass paired with small plates that are suggested and ordered from an iPad. Open for lunch and dinner. Additional locations in Carrollwood and Countryside.


Ceviché Tapas Bar

Spanish Cuisine   $$

2500 W. Azeele St., Tampa

(813) 250-0203

www.ceviche.com

A blend of unique flavors with over 100 tapas plates meant for sharing. Choose from authentic Spanish tapas and be sure to sample the tangy Sangria. Open for dinner; Sunday brunch. Additional locations in downtown St. petersburg and Orlando.


The Cheesecake Factory

American  $$

International Plaza and Bay Street

2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa

(813) 353-4200

Serving a grand variety of appetizers, entrees, cheesecakes and more. Offers a delicious brunch with all the fixings. Open for lunch and dinner.


Datz

Delicatessen, American  $$

2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

(813) 831-7000

www.datztampa.com

A unique combination featuring great sandwiches, comfort favorites like mac bites, meatloaf, bakery and specialty food mart all under the same roof, with a wine bar and specialty craft cocktails to boot! Sample from an eclectic menu selection in an upbeat, friendly atmosphere. Open Mon-Fri for breakfast; Lunch daily; Mon-Sat for dinner. Brunch on Sunday.


Donatello

Northern Italian  $$$

232 N. Dale Mabry Ave., Tampa

(813) 875-6660

www.donatellotampa.com

For a special occasion or intimate and romantic dining experience, Donatello’s provides delicious Northern Italian cuisine combined with impeccable service. The entrees are superb, but save room for their delectable desserts. Open for dinner.


Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Seafood, Steaks  $$$

4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

(813) 877-7290

www.eddiev.com

Comfortably, sophisticated environment, sparkling atmosphere and sounds of live jazz set the tone. Choose from a robust selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in prime center cut steaks.  Open for dinner.


edison: food & drink lab

American  $$

912 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

(813) 254-7111

www.edison-tampa.com

An industrial gastropub serves inventive American plates created by Chef Pierola and her talented team. Try the duck tacos or anyone of the daily experiments.  Open for lunch and dinner, closed on Sundays.


Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Steakhouse   $$

4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa

(813) 874-9463

www.flemingssteakhouse.com

A powerful menu of steaks and seafood are complemented by a large variety of wines by the glass. Open for dinner.


Fly Restaurant and Bar

New American   $$

1202 N. Franklin St., Tampa

(813) 275-5000

www.flybarandrestaurant.com

Filled with the nightlife crowd, and hip with urban decor, this restaurant and bar is both appealing to the tastes and a great place to spend a Friday night. Open for dinner.


Gallery Bistro

New American   $$

www.thegallerybistro.com

International Plaza and Bay Street. 2223 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa

(813) 353-3838

Beautiful bistro-style dining in a casual atmosphere with creative upscale cuisine. Live entertainment and outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner.


Grille One Sixteen

New American   $$$

612 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa

(813) 350-0216

www.grilleonesixteen.com

Enjoy a great menu of steaks, burgers, and seafood in a sleek, contemporary decor. Be sure to try the crispy calamari strips and end with house made donuts topped with carmel, rasberry and chocolate sauces.


Gourmet Pizza Kitchen

American, Pizza   $$

610 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa

(813) 258-1999

www.gourmetpizza-company.com

Pizza lovers wanted. Experiment with nontraditional veggies, fish, peanuts and more. Try the Cajun Crawfish pizza or the Thai Chicken pizza with a peanut sauce. Open for lunch and dinner.


Hula Bay Club

Seafood/American  $$

5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa

(813) 837-4852

www.hulabayclub.com

Cold libations, signature seafood dishes and heavenly waterfront views. Colorful bar and grill and eclectic menu. Enjoy live music and Sunday pool parties. Open for lunch and dinner.


Il Terrazzo

Italian  $$$

700 S. Florida Ave., Tampa

(813 ) 204-6343

www.ilterrazzotampawaterside.com

Looking to spend a special night out? The view of the water alone is breathtaking, but the ambiance is what puts this place on top. Open for dinner.


Jackson’s Bistro

Eclectic & International, Sushi   $$

601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa

(813) 277-0112

www.jacksonsbistro.com

Popular with business and younger crowds. Patio seating overlooking the water. Open Mon-Sat for lunch; Dinner daily; Sunday brunch.


Lee Roy Selmon’s

Southern Homestyle, American   $$

4302 W. Boy Scout Blvd; Tampa

(813) 871-3287

www.leeroyselmons.com

Down-home, American cookin’, just like Mom used to make. The menu features saucy and spicy creations of steak, seafood, pasta, mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes. Open for lunch and dinner.


Maggiano’s Little Italy

Southern Italian   $$

203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa

(813) 288-9000

www.maggianos.com

Reminiscent of the New York City’s pre-World War II Little Italy dinner houses. Maggianos specializes in lavish platters of Southern Italian fare. Open for lunch and dinner.


Malio’s Prime Steakhouse

Steakhouse   $$$

400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa

(813) 223-7746

www.maliosprime.com

Steak reaches a new level. Enjoy a 16-ounce prime rib eye or Gorgonzola salad, with an a la carte menu, the possibilities are endless just don’t forget the cheesecake. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily. Closed Sun.


Mise en Place

Modern American   $$$

442 W Kennedy, Tampa

(813) 254-5373

www.miseonline.com

Simple decor sets the scene for a decadent and eclectic selection. Features a creative menu of regional specialties prepared with an artistic flair. Popular power scene for the business crowds. Open Tues-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily. Closed Sun and Mon.


Mitchell’s Fish Market

Seafood   $$

204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa

(813) 289-3663

www.mitchellsfishmarket.com

Freshness is the staple at Mitchell’s with fish flown in daily from the coasts. Only the best is selected for preparation. The menu is printed twice daily with an assortment of over 80 dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.


Ocean Prime

Seafood/Steakhouse   $$$

2205 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa

(813) 490-5288

www.ocean-prime.com

Enjoy the highest quality steak and seafood with the highest quality of service. Try the Chilean Sea Bass in a champagne truffle sauce, paired with one of 50 wines available by the glass.


Oxford Exchange

American   $$

420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

(813) 253-0222

www.oxfordexchange.com

American cafe serving breakfast, lunch & tea in a bright, soaring conservatory filled with plants in a restored 1915 building. Open daily.


P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Chinese   $$$

219 Westshore Plaza, Tampa

(813) 289-8400

www.pfchangs.com

Dine in an elegant atmosphere that serves fresh Chinese. Open for lunch and dinner.


Pane Rustica

Bakery & Cafe   $$

3225 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

(813) 902-8828

www.panerusticabakery.com

Stop by in the morning to enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread, croissants, cookies and pastries. For lunch, create a sandwich with one of the freshly baked breads for a delicious meal of texture and taste. Breads are baked in a stone oven. Bakery opens at 8am daily. Open Tues-Sun for lunch; Wed-Sat for dinner. Closed Mon.


Pelagia Trattoria

Mediterranean   $$$

4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa

(813) 313-3235

www.pelagiatrattoria.com

Casual dining featuring a menu using the freshest ingredients presented dramatically with a Mediterranean flair. Pizza Bianca and Crunchy Fried Olives are popular appetizers that go well with the drink specials between 5pm and 7pm daily. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Roy’s Tampa

Californian, Japanese, French    $$$

4342 W. Boy Scout Blvd. Tampa

(813) 873-7697

www.roysrestaurant.com

Contemporary and fresh – the menu includes a variety of dishes with a French, Euro-Asian, Pacific flare. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Steakhouse   $$$

1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa

(813) 282-1118

www.ruthschris.com

A fabulous meal with a touch of class, this fine dining steak house specializes in prime aged beef along with large portions of vegetables, desserts and excellent wines. Open for dinner.


Sail Pavilion

American   $$

333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

(813) 274-7778

www.sailpavilion.com

SAIL is the premier downtown destination for both locals and tourists. Just minutes from Amalie Arena, as well as the Channelside District, THE SAIL has become a favorite location to meet and watch beautiful sunsets before attending other events in the downtown area. Open for lunch and dinner.


717 South

Italian/Pacific Rim    $$

717 South Howard Ave., Tampa

(813) 250-1661

www.717south.com

A dining concept offering the freshest local ingredients with hormone-free chicken cooked on the wood-fired grill, pastas, and fish and sea inspirations.  There is a large selection of creative appetizers and main courses. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Roux Creole Nouvelle

Creole   $$

4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

(813) 443-5255

www.rouxtampa.com

Newly opened with an impressive menu by Roger and Suzanne Perry with menu influences from Italian, Spanish, French, German and other roots of Creole. Paying omage to the French Quarter with Po-boys, gumbo and shrimp & grits. Currently, open Tues-Sun for Dinner. Closed on Mondays.


Shula’s Steak House

Steakhouse   $$$

4860 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa

(813) 286-4366

www.donshula.com

Proudly serving only custom center cuts – The Shula Cut is a cut above prime. Located inside the Inter-Continental Hotel. Private dining rooms also available. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Square 1 Burgers

American   $$

3701 N. Henderson Blvd., Tampa

(813) 414-0101

www.square1burgers.com

Florida’s Best Burgers! Square 1 Burgers & Bar features an extensive menu which includes 100% Angus burgers, chicken, turkey and vegetarian.  Open daily for lunch and dinner.


TC Choy’s Asian Bistro

Asian   $$

301 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

(813) 251-1191

www.tcchoysbistro.com

The focus is on fresh seafood at this Chinese restaurant located in the SoHo  district. Open for lunch and dinner.


Timpano Italian Chop House

Italian   $$

1610 W. Swann Ave., Tampa

(813) 254-5870

www.timpanochophouse.net

Timpano is a Sinatra-saturated salute to the 1950s restaurants of New York and Chicago. The menu features big flavor steaks, chops, pasta and many selections of robust red wines. Open for lunch and dinner.


Wine Exchange Bistro and Wine Bar

Continental    $$

1609 W. Snow Ave., Tampa

(813) 254-9463

www.wineexchangetampa.com

The Euro-style café in the center of Hyde Park olds true to the name offering a grand variety of wines. Go light with a salad or choose from delicious pasta dishes. Outdoor dining available. Open for lunch and dinner.


L’Eden

French, International   $$$

Various Hours ranging from 7AM-11PM, Closed Sunday

500 N. Tampa St.

Tampa, FL 33602

813-221-4795

www.dine-at-leden.com

Festive, global cuisine in an intimate setting. Coffee, salads, creative entrees and more.


 

 

 

 

 

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