7627 W Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607
Cuisine: Seafood upscale
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Rocky Point
What was Aquaknox at the Westin Tampa Bay was rechristened Aqua Bar & Grille in recently when parent company E-Brands was sold to Tavistock. Chef Matt Mangone unveiled a new menu with dishes like yellowfin tuna tartare, a lovely plate with daikon and pickled chiles and a swoosh of avocado mousse to cool things down, and a fillet of seared Florida snapper elegantly kitted out with crisp fingerling potatoes, soft-smoked cipollini onions and bits of duck pancetta. Further menu changes include more raw bar items but less seafood overall, served in a restaurant setting that is one of the most stylish around, with a lively color scheme and offbeat mid-century modern aesthetic.
Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.