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  1. Le Petit Bistro

    Editor's pick

    Belleair Bluffs : 796 Indian Rocks Road N, Belleair Bluffs, 33770

    Formerly Le Bouchon Bistro, new owners and new chef revamp the French bistro in May 2015.

  2. Crumb & Cork

    Tampa : 501 N Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    The menu is dominated by artisanal cheeses and charcuterie sourced from some of the world's greats and the wine list serves up about 150 bottlings, 35 by the glass, with many unusual finds (and some glasses as low as $5). A collaboration of Joshua Pillock and Joseph Saine (Joseph is more the &qu …

  3. Bizou Brasserie at Le Meridien

    Downtown Tampa : 601 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33602

    Bizou Brasserie, the upscale restaurant in the new Le Méridien hotel, which opened in 2014 in the 1905 Beaux Arts-style federal courthouse on Florida Avenue, is managed by SoHo Hospitality, the company behind Ciro's Speakeasy and Restaurant, Boca Kitchen Bar Market, and CopperFish. With C …

  4. Clasico Cafe & Bar

    Sarasota : 1341 Main St., Sarasota, 34236

    At the corner of Palm and Main.Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  5. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    International Plaza District : 4110 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607

    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  …

  6. Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro

    South Pinellas beaches : 5250 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    High rise bar and revolving restaurant with panoramic views of the Gulf and surrounding beach.Restaurant hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, bar open later, many nights until 3 a.m.

  7. Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine

    Editor's pick

    South Tampa : 1609 W Snow Ave., Tampa, 33606

    For nearly two decades, The Wine Exchange has been a defining part of swanky Old Hyde Park Village. In March 2009, the bistro and wine bar relocated to its big, gorgeous digs from a smaller spot around the corner. Order grape by the glass or bottle while scanning the room for Tampa big shots lik …

  8. Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar

    Clearwater Beach : 447 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater, 33767

    Hip spin-off of the landmark Heilman's Beachcomber serves contemporary food and a world-class wine list in cozy style. Steaks and chops, seafood, raclette potatoes, plus gourmet pizzas and burgers taste richly of an Americanized brasserie.

  9. Beaune's Wine Bar

    Ybor City : 2009 N 22nd St., Tampa, 33605

    Beaune's Wine Bar is a classy yet comfy lounge, perfect for a first date or an intimate night with friends. Beaune's (pronounced "bones," after the city in Burgundy) wine shop has been a go-to place for local oenophiles, and the wine bar gives wine lovers a place to linger in the eveni …

  10. Cafe Alfresco

    Dunedin : 344 Main St, Dunedin, 34698

    A semi-swanky place to eat Mediterranean-style and drink American-style, Alfresco features a bar by the entrance that gives way to a stainless steel, open-air kitchen. There's just something funny about having two taps and two completely different beers. Alfresco serves up Paulaner Oktoberfest a …

  11. Grape at International Plaza

    International Plaza District : 2223 N West Shore Blvd. # 217b, Tampa, 33607

    Cool purple club chairs invite lengthy investigation of the more than 120 wines available by the bottle, glass or half glass, divided into categories by the relative "weight" or body of the wines. Goofy descriptions and lack of vintage years make the list a little frustrating for the s …

  12. Lobby Bar

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    This unpretentious bar adjoining the Garden Restaurant is classic St. Pete — no need for a sports theme, blaring jukebox or gimmicky shot specials here. If you're a whiskey drinker, get an Old Fashioned: they do it right here. If you'd rather take the lighter route, there's a homemade, che …

  13. Retropolitan

    Sarasota : 437 Burns Court, Sarasota, 34236

    Gastropub in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Menu includes Guinness and goat cheese burger, grilled meatloaf, broiled cod, steak frites.

  14. Park Square Cellar

    Fish Hawk Ranch : 16132 Churchview Drive, Lithia, 33547

    A chic lounge that will please foodies, wine connoisseurs and cocktail and beer lovers alike.Hours: 2 to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 p.m. to midnight Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday for club members. Read more here.

  15. Horse Feathers Grill & Lounge

    Sarasota : 1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 34236

  16. 5 Boroughs Sports Bistro

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 1252 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609

    More than 25 beers on tap.