Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Tampa

Columbia Restaurant

Celebrating its centennial in 2015, this Spanish Cuban restaurant is the oldest in Florida. Occupying an entire block, it consists of 15 elegant dining rooms and romantic, fountain-centered courtyards. Many of the g…
Top Choice American in Tampa

Ulele

In a pleasant Riverwalk setting, this former water-pumping station has been transformed into an enchanting restaurant and brewery whose menu harkens back to native Floridan staples made over for modern times. That m…
Top Choice Modern American in St Petersburg

Brick & Mortar

A husband-and-wife catering team launched this, well, brick-and-mortar establishment in 2015, and despite the fact that St Pete has been overrun with great restaurants, this New American experiment dominated. Best t…
Top Choice Italian in St Petersburg

Annata Wine Bar

This swanky wine bar is an anchor of the Beach Dr restaurant scene and also of St Pete's charcuterie obsession, with a range of meats and cheeses and fine Italian wine pairings that will astonish and delight. Servic…
Top Choice Seafood in St Pete Beach & Barrier Island Beaches

Walt'z Fish Shak

The MO at Walter Gerbase's fish shack is simple: the day's domestic-only catch (often featuring grouper, cobia and amberjack) is chalked on the board; you choose one grilled, fried or blackened and served with coles…
Top Choice French in St Pete Beach & Barrier Island Beaches

Fetishes

Under Bruce Caplan's eagle eye sumptuous classics such as steak Diane, coquilles St Jacques and sole meunière are sautéed, brandied and flambéed tableside for tongue-tingling flavor. Go the whole hog and splash out …
Top Choice Fusion in Tampa

Restaurant BT

Chef Trina Nguyan-Batley has combined her high-fashion background and Vietnamese upbringing to create this ultra-chic temple to sustainable, locavore gastronomy. More recently she opened the equally delicious BT To …
Modern American in St Petersburg

Mill

After opening in 2015, the Mill and its barnyard-chic interior design quickly became St Pete's it restaurant, particularly at brunch. The walls are adorned in farm equipment repurposed as abstract art, with rusty ge…
Fusion in Tampa

Rooster & the Till

With an impressive culinary pedigree – and a recent Best Chef South nomination from the James Beard Foundation – Ferrell Alvarez and Ty Rodriguez are behind Seminole Heights' most ambitious farm-to-table restaurant.…
American in Tampa

Oxford Exchange

Built in 1891 as a stable for the Plant hotel, the reimagined Oxford Exchange takes its inspiration from the venerable Wolseley in London. The American menu is served beneath sculptural palm fronds in a greenhouse a…