146 Fourth Ave. N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 797-7979 Reserve now
Cost range: 20.01-100.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Scandinavian cuisines were super trendy in recently (in a recent S. Pellegrino's annual World's Top 50 Restaurants awards, 10 percent of them were Scandinavian, with Denmark's Noma at the top of the heap). Not much of that fervor made its way to our area, but one of the most exciting recent openings was the work of a Swede. Chris Orrung opened a French bistro in a sweet 1930s Florida bungalow that used to be a yoga studio. He hired young chef Jeff Thornsberry and together they've built a following for their brasserie classics (plus a little Scandinavian gravlax for good measure). It may be the most expensive place on this list, but it still represents tremendous value. It's lovely and date-suitable, plus offers a Sunday brunch from noon to 4 p.m. with a short menu showcasing quiche and crepes and croque monsieu, all best eaten on the idyllic front patio.
This is one of Times Food Critic Laura Reiley's 25 Top Affordable Restaurants in Tampa Bay.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.,
Sunday noon-8 p.m.
Read a review here.