4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-7290 Reserve now
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: International Plaza District
Opened early in 2013 across from International Plaza, it is the ninth Eddie V's nationwide and the first east of Texas. Orlando-based Darden (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52) bought the chain in 2011 and this is the first one opened on their watch. It's fancier than a Capital Grille or Seasons 52, with a seafood and prime steaks menu that is clearly gunning for Ocean Prime. Low lighting, fabulous service, a glamorous bar and live jazz nightly — it feels utterly appropriate on Boy Scout Boulevard alongside Roy's, Fleming's, Kona Grill and newish Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant. With entree prices that creep right up to $50, Eddie V's is an expense-account or special occasion destination (and, evidently, the new playground for Bucs and Rays players). Musts: You have to check out the bathrooms, and for the dessert, the hot bananas Foster butter cake paired with butter pecan ice cream.
Hours: 4-11 p.m. Sun.-thur., until midnight Fri.-Sat.
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