The Tampa Bay Area Restaurants

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  • 1. Bern's Steak House

    $$$$ | Hyde Park | Steakhouse

    With the air of an exclusive club, this is one of—if not the —finest Florida's steak houses. Rich mahogany paneling and ornate chandeliers...Read More

  • 2. Bijou Café

    $$$ | French

    This 1920s-era gas station–turned–restaurant has been expanded over the years so that it is now a 140-seat restaurant. The enchanting decor...Read More

  • 3. Beach Bistro

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    The menu at this cozy beachfront spot offers such standards as a melt-in-your-mouth, herb-rubbed rack of lamb; seafood bouillabaisse; and duckling...Read More

  • 4. Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

    $$$ | American

    The Heilman family has fed hungry diners since 1920. Although it's very popular with tourists, you'll also rub shoulders with devoted locals...Read More

  • 5. Bon Appétit

    $$$ | European

    Known for its creative fare, this waterfront restaurant has a menu that changes frequently, offering such entrées as broiled rack of lamb in...Read More

  • 6. BT

    $$$ | SoHo | Asian

    Local restaurateur B. T. Nguyen has earned quite a following with her modern take on high-style Vietnamese cuisine featuring fresh herbs grown...Read More

  • 7. Café L'Europe

    $$$$ | European

    Located in St. Armand's Circle, this sidewalk and indoor café has a spectacular menu featuring table-side specialties such as chateaubriand...Read More

  • 8. Ceviche

    $$$ | Downtown | Spanish

    A choice romantic destination as well as an excellent launchpad for a night out, this tapas bar offers an astonishing spate of pleasant sensations...Read More

  • 9. Columbia Restaurant

    $$ | Spanish

    On trendy St. Armand's Circle, patrons perch for a good meal and amazing people-watching. The local chain's 1905 salad—with ham, olives, cheese...Read More

  • 10. Marchand's Bar & Grill

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Opened in 1925, this wonderful restaurant in the posh Renaissance Vinoy Resort has frescoed ceilings and a spectacular view of Tampa Bay. Upscale...Read More

  • 11. Michael's on East

    $$$ | American

    Not only do the lounge and piano bar, with their extensive wines and vintage cocktails, lure the after-theater set, but inspired cuisine and...Read More

  • 12. Mise en Place

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    Known to locals as "Mise" (pronounced meez ), this upscale, modern downtown space is a popular lunch spot for Tampa's political and social...Read More

  • 13. Ophelia's on the Bay

    $$$$ | American

    Enjoy the flowering gardens while dining alfresco on the outdoor patio on the dock at Market #48 or in one of two casually elegant dining rooms...Read More

  • 14. Rococo

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    Yet another spot inspired by the St. Pete of yesteryear, this happening steak house sits in what was once a historic YWCA building. Possibly...Read More

  • 15. Salt Rock Grill

    $$$ | Seafood

    Tourists and locals converge to enjoy a fun and lively waterfront atmosphere, but the rock-solid (if slightly less than imaginative) menu is...Read More

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