4110 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 873-9463 Reserve now
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: International Plaza District
Chicago-based Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened its first Florida location in Tampa early in 2013. It found the right spot along Boy Scout Boulevard expense-account way. As at many of the restaurants along this stretch, Cooper's Hawk has seared ahi, it has pork belly (in 2013, you have to have pork belly). It has big chopped salads and sliders and flatbreads; it's got steaks and Asian-inflected fresh salmon. It has burgers and spa food and big, goobely desserts. Think Cheesecake Factory, but with portions not as big, a menu not as Tolstoy-esque and a vision that's a bit more upscale. Cooper's Hawk may be a household name in Illinois, but Floridians have likely never heard of its more than 50 wines. That's because they are not available in stores. It's an unusual vision. Founder Tim McEnery and winemaker Rob Warren source grapes from all over California, Oregon and Washington, producing wines with no vintage or vineyard designation.