1. Anise Global Gastrobar
Anise Global Gastrobar is a restaurant and bar in Downtown Tampa serving Asian inspired specials in found and handcrafted cocktails.
777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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.
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
3. Bern’s Steakhouse
People from all around the world have made the trip to Tampa to experience what most will say is one of the best steak restaurants in the world. Bern’s has been delivering perfectly aged steaks since 1956. This iconic steakhouse has one of the largest wine collections in the world and an internationally famous dessert room. Their wine cellar and kitchen tours are always available to all their guests.
1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
4. 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
Inspired by the flavors of the world’s most exciting coastal seaports, their culinary team offers an inspired array of shareable and full plates, highlighting products from surrounding farms and fishing areas. Location, location, location! Castile, located at the Hotel Zamora provides their customers with spectacular panoramic views and stunning sunsets with their 360° Rooftop Bar. A perfect way to unwind from a long day.
Cena is a modern, fresh and simple Italian food served in a contemporary setting at the heart of the vibrant Channel District of Tampa, Florida. Cena is dining from the roots – great ingredients, traditional dishes, and attentive service.
1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
7. 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.
4444 W Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607
8. Columbia Restaurant
Columbia has been serving up delicious Spanish cuisine for 111 years. Owned and operated by five generations of the Gonzmart family and located in historic Ybor City. The restaurant is known for their signature 1905 salad, chicken and yellow rice, ropa vieja and their sangria made tableside. Columbia is an experience in Tampa history. Enjoy the Flamenco dancers while dining and make it a night to remember.
2117 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605
9. 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.
912 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
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.
2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
11. Ichicoro Ramen
Ichicoro is a fresh new ramen-ya creating regional craft ramen located in Seminole Heights.
5229 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
12. Il Ritorno
Downtown St. Pete’s modern Italian eatery introducing new, interesting flavors & combinations that add elegance to a traditionally rustic genre.
449 Central Ave #101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
13. 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.
442 W Kennedy Blvd. #110, Tampa, FL 33606
14. Noble Crust
Fourth Street N and 83rd Avenue N mark the culinary intersection of fine Italian cooking and Southern ingredients at north St. Petersburg’s most current causal eatery. With a polished yet well-worn vibe and a menu that features locally grown seasonal ingredients, Noble Crust turns traditional Italian dining into a whole new experience.
8300 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
15. Ocean Hai
Indulge all your senses at this signature restaurant and the only one in Clearwater serving Asian-fusion cuisine. Incredible flavors and colors come to life in their sumptuous sushi and sashimi platters, all uniquely prepared under the culinary eye of Chef de Cuisine John Capponi. Every dish is prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, including seafood and farm-raised meats and poultry.
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, 100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater, Florida 33767
16. On Swann
Creative New American cuisine prepared in an open-concept kitchen of this chic, lofty eatery. On Swann is creating contemporary American cuisine that is thoughtfully sourced and features a seasonal menu with local flair. A place for exploring food and drinks.
1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
17. 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.
2507 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
18. Rococo Steak
Rococo’s delivers the classic steakhouse where strict traditionalists may question—or even curse. Everyday this non-conventional steak house is serving unique seafood and steak preparations while only using the freshest and seasonal ingredients. Their wine collection includes over 650 labels and has earned them Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” winner three years running in St. Petersburg.
655 2nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
19. Rooster & the Till
Modern American with a local focus and always hand crafted!
6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
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].
4205 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611
21. Sacred Pepper
Food, flavors, people and style is this dining destinations motto. It best defined as Contemporary American with Italian flair. Candy DeBartolo opened the new restaurant in North Tampa to offer a new experience in dining that offers twists on old favorites, with a belief that everything that happens around a table is sacred. The menu features comfort foods and sharable plates with recipes that are tried, tested and refined with excitement in mind.
15405 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
22. Sea Salt St. Pete
This restaurant offers an experience like none other. Sea Salt offers a variety of oysters fresh daily from around the country and place them on display in their 80 ft. raw bar. Chef Fabrizio Aielli owns and operates Sea Salt. They pride themselves on serving only the freshest and creative seafood dishes. Cooking classes and wine dinners are also offered.
183 2nd Ave North, St. Pete, FL 33701
23. 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.
5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
24. Tryst Gastro Lounge
Located on St. Pete’s electric Beach Drive across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll find a different kind of artistic masterpiece. Discover divine culinary works of art within the realm of Tryst, designed to delight your gastronomical senses. Standing apart from the other upscale eateries on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, this award-winning dining destination brings eclectic dishes to the table and pours on the charm with a full bar featuring a dazzling menu of uniquely-designed signature cocktails.
240 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Ulele, featuring native-inspired foods and spirits, is open for lunch and dinner in the lovingly re-imagined 1903 Tampa Heights Water Works building.
1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602