Finding good restaurants in the Tampa Bay area can be difficult as there are so many great choices. We have put together a list of our top picks below to help you choose from some of our favorite local hotspots! Click the link below to view local restaurants by location.
Bern’s Steak House offers guests a world-class, incomparable dining experience and features one of the world’s most expansive wine collections in the world. Choose from a vast array wines, perfectly aged steaks and premium dessert upstairs in their internationally famous dessert room. Wine cellar and kitchen tours available for all guests. Visit Bern’s Steakhouse here.
Elevage has something for everyone: Epicureans, foodies and gourmands. Located at the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa, the Elevage concept presents “classic cuisine from around the world and elevate[s] it with a modern twist.” The restaurant features one of a kind menu varieties serving breakfast, brunch, lunch dinner, beers and cocktails and a wine cellar. Visit Elevage here.
Ciro’s, a South Tampa Speakeasy and Supper Club, was “inspired by European trained bartenders who opened clubs primarily in the Soho District and Greenwich Village areas of New York.” Be prepared to have a pleasantly unique and enjoyable experience because Ciro’s isn’t your practical restaurant. The ambience is best described as “Sexy and discreet” paired with a palette-pleasing, sophisticated cuisine. Ciro’s is “beverage-centric,” and specializes in traditional and historic techniques of mixing cocktails from earlier times that involved the Prohibition era in the United States. Visit Ciro’s here.
Ulele (pronounced you-lay-lee) celebrates a most vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and the land once home to many Native Americans. The menu at Ulele pays tribute to early-Florida Indian fare and the pioneering Floridians who came afterwards. Delectable menu items including jalapeno corn beer biscuits, crackling port shank and alligator hush puppies are an example of diverse and intriguing palette pleasers.
The $5 million project involved renovation of an old pump house built in 1903 that supplied the city’s water supply from the Ulele Spring. The restaurant includes a two-level restaurant, a rooftop bar, beer garden and microbrewery. Ulele is located next to a natural spring and Tampa’s new Water Works Park along the Hillsborough River, on Tampa’s Riverwalk. Visit Ulele here.
The cuisine at Bella Brava is inspired by the best cheeses, pastas, herbs, meats, seafood and pizzas in the hills of Tuscany. Bella Brava is located on St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive. Visit Bella Brava here.
Cassis American Brasserie celebrates traditional brasseries, but they’ve added their own unique, modern twist, creating an exquisite experience. Cassis serves up a concept of affordable “Continental Comfort Cuisine” in the tradition of European Brasseries, providing patrons with a modern, relaxed flair of American eateries. Hence, their concept of “American Brasserie”.
Ideal for quick bites or leisurely meals, the restaurant has an outdoor terrace – a traditional bistro area modeled after a Parisian Café – and a South Beach style dining area. Indulge in delectable menu offerings including lunch, brunch, dinner, afternoon ice cream and desserts or simply a cocktail or a coffee drink on the Cassis terrace. Visit Cassis American Brasserie here.
Red Mesa is situated in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. The Cantina offers Latin-inspired, social dining featuring small plates, two full bars, and indoor and outdoor dining. Looking for a great place to enjoy brunch? Red Mesa has a very popular Saturday and Sunday brunch. Cantina’s Tequila Bar boasts the one of the largest, if not the largest, selections of Tequilas and Mezcals in the Southern United States. Visit Red Mesa Restaurant here.