Fodor's Expert Review Mise en Place
Known to locals as "Mise" (pronounced meez), this upscale, modern downtown space is a popular lunch spot for Tampa's political and social elite. At night, it transforms into an elegant, understated dining destination with an ever-changing, seasonal menu that offers adventurous yet meticulously crafted modern American cuisine. Inspired by both the seasons and the whim of chef Marty Blitz, the menu changes every week, save for staples like the chicken liver pâté and the rack of lamb. Another thing that doesn't change is the intricacy of every item listed—whether it's tandoori-crusted tofu or pumpkin-spiced rubbed scallops. The long list of boutique wines and specialty cocktails further demonstrate the intelligence and imagination that go into the crafting of the menu. This place is on the western edge of downtown, just across the street from University of Tampa's shining minarets. Parking and entry are behind the building.
442 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
- Five-course "Get Blitzed" tasting menu of the week's highlights
- Lovingly assembled wine and cocktail list
- Staples like chicken liver pâté and rack of lamb