Anise

1. Anise Global Gastrobar

Anise Global Gastrobar is a restaurant and bar in Downtown Tampa serving Asian inspired specials in found and handcrafted cocktails.
www.aniseglobal.com
777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
813-225-4272

Annata

2. Annata Wine Bar

Annata is a restaurant and wine bar in St. Petersburg, Florida. Situated on the scenic waterfront of Straub Park.  Annata welcomes guests to enjoy contemporary cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service. The menu reflects a mix of fine dishes from Italy and abroad, with local ingredients sourced from our relationships with bay area farms and supplier.
www.annatawine.com
300 Beach Dr. NE #128, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-851-9582


Armani's

3. Armani’s

Armani’s is located high atop the 14th floor offering stunning views of Old Tampa Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows. Recognized as a Distinguished Restaurant of North America, this fine dining establishment boasts accolades from the most discriminating palates.
www.tampabay.grand.hyatt.com
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
813-874-1234


Ava

4. Ava

Ava’s menu features inspired Italian cuisine prepared in a simple and rustic fashion. Central to their vision, they have house cured salumi, fresh handmade pasta, and Neapolitan pizza cooked at 900 degrees in their Italian-made Acunto pizza oven. Ingredients will be fresh, seasonal, and local.
www.avatampa.com
718 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
813-512-3030


Brick and Mortar

5. Brick and Mortar

Brick & Mortar is a true food lovers and “cooks” restaurant specializing in rustic yet elegant flavors, food made by hand, unique wines and craft beer.
539 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-822-6540


Cafe Ponte

6. Café Ponte

This trendy, New York style cafe, Zagat rated, features outstanding dining in a modern and elegant setting. Chef Ponte’s vast culinary skills draw influences from all corners of the globe to createan American fusion cuisine.
www.cafeponte.com
13505 Icot Blvd. #214, Clearwater, FL 33760
727-538-5768


Cena

7. Cena

Cena is modern, fresh and simple Italian food served in a contemporary setting in the vibrant Channel District of Tampa, Florida. Chef Michael and his team deliver a five-star dining experience.
www.cena-channelside.com
1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
813-374-8840


Charley's

8. Charley’s Steak House

Charley’s is America’s Top 10 steakhouse. Aged steak cooked over citrus and oak wood, market fresh seafood, excellent wine offerings and even premium cigars.
www.charleyssteakhouse.com
4444 W Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607
813-353-9706


Council Oak

9. Council Oak

Your dining experience at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood takes you on a culinary journey that will exceed your palate’s expectations. Your taste buds will tickle with anticipation as you choose from their award-winning wine selection, featuring unique and hard-to-find wines brought to you from the Old World and the New.
www.seminolehardrocktampa.com
5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, FL 33610
813-627-7600


Edison Food Lab

10. Edison: Food+Drink Lab

Their kitchen’s only formula is product + technique + creativity. Chef Pierola and edison’s talented crew perform daily flavor experiments using the finest components, precise execution and their collective creativity. The results are new interpretations of everyday food expertly engineered into current, modern cuisine.
www.edison-tampa.com
912 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
813-254-7111


Haven

11. Haven

A unique dining concept in the heart of South Tampa, featuring the best charcuterie, craft cocktails, extensive wine list, and cheese that is sure to please.
www.haventampa.com
2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
813-258-2233


Ichicoro

12. Ichicoro Ramen

Ichicoro is a fresh new ramen-ya creating regional craft ramen located in Seminole Heights.
www.ichicoro.com
5229 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
813-517-9989


Il Ritorno

13. Il Ritorno

Downtown St. Pete’s modern Italian eatery introducing new, interesting flavors & combinations that add elegance to a traditionally rustic genre.
www.ilritornodowntown.com
449 Central Ave #101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-897-5900


Mise en Place

14. Mise en Place

Mise en Place is Tampa’s premier restaurant for modern American cuisine, an exciting and dynamic fare with flavors reflecting the Chef’s insatiable love of food as well as our region and global community on the West Coast.
www.miseonline.com
442 W Kennedy Blvd. #110, Tampa, FL 33606
813-254-5373


Oystercatchers

15. OysterCatchers

Oystercatchers is located on the shores of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. As you enter the restaurant through the lounge, you are taken back by the spectacular panoramic view of Old Tampa Bay. With its innovative cocktails and contemporary furniture, the lounge, outside patio and lower bay-level deck provide a comfortable yet chic hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Our visually stimulating water views and sunsets provide a unique environment to enjoy feature wines and appetizers. Our menu highlights an array of the freshest, wild and line caught fish available, organic produce and seafood specialties with a unique and contemporary flair. Oystercatchers… Even our sunsets are made fresh daily.
www.tampabay.grand.hyatt.com
2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa, FL 33607
813-207-6815


Restaurant BT

16. Restaurant BT

Located in the heart of South Tampa, Restaurant BT offers an updated take on classic French-Vietnamese cuisine. Chef BT Nguyen lends her own vision to this unique fare. Drawing from her Vietnamese roots as well as her fashion design background, she places an emphasis on presentation and décor. Sleek white plates arrive at your table adorned with edible flowers and fresh herbs as accents, yet flavorful, to be enjoyed in a Zen like atmosphere.
www.restaurantbt.com
2507 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
813-258-1916


Rooster & The Till

17. Rooster & the Till

Modern American with a local focus and always hand crafted!
www.roosterandthetill.com
6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
813-374-8940


Roux

18. Roux

Roux’s signature Creole Nouvelle cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados, and for good reason. The expertly crafted menu blends rural, cast-iron pot Cajun favorites [Chargrilled Oysters, Rabbit and Dumplings, Alligator Bites] with urban, sophisticated Creole [Seafood Wellington, Abita Beer Battered Crab Beignets, Snapper Oscar] and comfortable, new Southern classics [Fried Chicken on Sweet Potato Waffle, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce].
www.rouxtampa.com
4205 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611
813-443-5255


Snappers

19. Snapper’s Sea Grill

Owned by a Local Fisherman, Chef Dan and Chef Chris have been exciting guests along the coast for years with fresh local fin fish, Stone Crab, Steaks and more. Thinking out of the box is the norm, but traditional Florida Favorites are available throughout the year. “We can be Chameleon like” Always changing to serve the clientele we have in town and the local seafood & veggies available to us in central Florida.
www.snappersseagrill.com
5895 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-3550


Souzou

20. Souzou

Award-winning contemporary Asian Fusion restaurant in Downtown St. Pete. Dress up or wear your favorite flip flops..come see why locals love Souzou! Souzou (defined in Japanese as both “creativity” and “imagination”) is designed to bring a unique dining experience in the form of contemporary Asian fare. Souzou offers Asian Fusion cuisine, which is a combination of various foods from different cultures that are not bound by any one particular cooking style.
www.souzoufusion.com
435 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-823-4050


The Black Pearl

21. The Black Pearl

Award-winning French and New American fine dining in the heart of downtown Dunedin, Florida.
www.theblackpearldunedin.com
315 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698
727-734-3463


The Refinery

22. The Refinery

The Refinery sets the bar high when it comes to what is put on the plate. If it wasn’t grown in Florida or produced using ethically sound methods, you probably won’t find it there. They make sure each ingredient is of the highest quality and comes from folks who take great pride and care of their processes, employees, and earthly footprint.
www.thetamparefinery.com
5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
813-237-2000


ulele

23. Ulele

Ulele, featuring native-inspired foods and spirits, is open for lunch and dinner in the lovingly re-imagined 1903 Tampa Heights Water Works building.
www.ulele.com
1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
813-999-4952


Yummy House

24. Yummy House China Bistro

Yummy House is a modern but authentic Chinese food restaurant located in Tampa.
www.yummyhouseflorida.com
2620 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610
813-237-3030


Z-Grille

25. Z Grille

Z Grille is a must-visit locale in the St. Pete dining scene. The restaurant is an eclectic eatery with tons of unique personality. Decorated with skateboards and tattoo-inspired artwork, it has an ambiance that can’t be replicated. Patron favorites are Chef Zacks deviled eggs and Dr. Pepper Fried ribs.
www.zgrille.net
104 2nd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-822-9600

About The Author

Not attributed to any specific Author.

Related Posts