1202 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 275-5000 Reserve now
Cuisine: American upscale
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Downtown Tampa
This bastion of hip, one of the first in downtown Tampa, has maintained a devoted following among Tampa foodies and revelers, with a concept of an all-day menu until late, late; a share-it-with-friends approach to world-beat small plates; suave cocktails; a little live music; and a minimalist-hip decor. It's a nightspot to rival any of those in Tampa Bay's entertainment districts, a restaurant that goes toe-to-toe with the best in SoHo, and is nearly as sparkly and inviting as the Tampa Theatre marquee down the street. The brainchild of Tampa native Leslie Shirah, who has a restaurant of the same name in San Francisco, it boasts a rooftop bar with a great view of the Tampa skyline. The beer selection is outstanding, with choices ranging from Delirium Tremens to Lost Coast Great White to Titan India Pale Ale. Just be mindful if you have a couple that those steps back downstairs are waiting. The deck is also available for private parties.