Bodega expanding Tampa restaurant renderings update

St. Petersburg's fiercely loved Bodega recently began dropping hints about a Tampa expansion. To keep locals all over the region salivating with…

A sneak peek inside the laid-back courtyard of Bodega's Seminole Heights restaurant.
7 slides

restaurant review Blue Harbour Westin Tampa Waterside

Blue Harbour 3 out of 5 stars The Westin Tampa Waterside, 725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Appetizers: $8-$24; entrees: $17-$35; desserts:…

The modern Blue Harbour is fit for solo patrons as much as a gaggle of friends.
8 slides

The Vinoy St. Pete first look inside Paul's Landing before opening day

Walking around Paul's Landing during a media preview Wednesday afternoon, I can't help but feel as if Khalid's "Location" should be on repeat…

In downtown St. Pete, Paul's Landing has taken shape inside a whimsical, chic setting.
17 slides

restaurant review Yummy House South China Bistro Tampa

Yummy House South China Bistro 4 out of 5 stars 302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Appetizers: $5-$16; entrees: $8.95-$45; wine: $4-$10;…

Yummy House South China Bistro dishes on a Lazy Susan for family-style sharing.
20 slides

Heights Public Market starts serving Armature Works Tampa Heights

Yup, you read that right. After a bit of a delay, opening day for SoHo Capital’s Heights Public Market has arrived. On Thursday, the anticipated…

It'll be tough to go hungry at the long-awaited Heights Public Market in Tampa Heights.
12 slides

restaurant review The Rez Grill Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

The Rez Grill 3 out of 5 stars Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Appetizers: $8-$21; entrees:…

The Rez Grill's lemon curd is presented in a shallow bowl with fresh blueberry purée.
16 slides

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

restaurant review Ichicoro Ane Station House downtown St. Pete

Ichicoro Ane 4 out of 5 stars Station House, 260 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Ramen: $12-$18; small plates: $3-$18; dessert: $10;…

Ichicoro Ane's interior — though somewhat disorienting — is transporting.
15 slides

restaurant review Viva Napoli South Tampa

Viva Napoli 3.5 out of 5 stars 4301 W. El Prado Blvd., Tampa. Appetizers: $7-$12; entrees & pizza: $10-$24; desserts: $8-$11; wine:…

Viva Napoli's tiramisu is creamy with both chocolate and coffee notes in harmony.
8 slides

restaurant review London Heights British Pub Seminole Heights

London Heights British Pub 3 out of 5 stars 7701 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Appetizers: $4-$15; entrees: $7-$19; desserts: $7; beer: $3-$10.…

Beer-battered Atlantic cod, part of London Heights British Pub's fish and chips entree, is quite authentic.
10 slides

restaurant review 2nd & Second 24-hour diner downtown St. Pete

2nd & Second 3 out of 5 stars 201 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Appetizers, sides & salads: $2-$9; breakfast: $3-$11; sandwiches:…

2nd & Second's cheese steak omelet hits all the right notes: Steak. Cheese. Eggs. Breakfast.
3 slides

restaurant review Platt Street Borough Tampa

Platt Street Borough Bar & Eatery 3.5 out of 5 stars 1809 W. Platt St., Tampa. Appetizers: $5-$14; entrees: $12-$25; desserts: $7-$88;…

Platt Street Borough Bar & Eatery's memorable crispy skin salmon.
15 slides

Gen X Tavern set to open next year downtown Tampa

Dave Burton is introducing what’s billed as “a totally rad concept” to downtown Tampa. The Tampa Bay restaurateur — who owns Tampa…

A peek inside the coming-soon Gen X Tavern, planned for Tampa's downtown between Tampa and Ashley streets.
5 slides

Ichicoro Ane look inside before Station House St. Pete opening

For downtown St. Pete's Ichicoro Ane, the straightforward description "eating and drinking den" couldn't be more fitting. The new Japanese-inspired restaurant below…

Ichicoro Ane's ramen room caters to walk-ins, which is how the Ichicoro Ramen flagship operates in Tampa.
8 slides

restaurant review Sea Dog Brew Pub Treasure Island

Sea Dog Brew Pub 3 out of 5 stars 9610 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Appetizers: $8-$13; entrees: $10-$25; desserts: $5-$7; beer, cocktails…

Sea Dog Brew Pub's black bean veggie burger is a nice meatless alternative.
11 slides

restaurant review American Social Tampa Harbour Island

American Social Bar & Kitchen 3 out of 5 stars 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Share plates: $8-$18.50; sandwiches & salads:…

The best part about American Social's heirloom tomato soup is the Gruyère toast.
14 slides

restaurant review FarmTable Cucina Sundial downtown St. Pete

FarmTable Cucina 4.5 out of 5 stars 179 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Appetizers: $4-$25; entrees: $21-$55; desserts: $9; beer, cocktails and…

FarmTable Cucina's perfect circle of fried cauliflower is not only colorful, but surprisingly delicious.
12 slides

restaurant review CW's Gin Joint downtown Tampa

CW’s Gin Joint 3.5 out of 5 stars 633 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Appetizers: $6-$21; entrees: $22-$44; desserts: $8-$11; cocktails: $10-$14; wines…

CW's Gin Joint is a splendid and atmospheric speakeasy.
12 slides

restaurant review NuMex St. Petersburg

NuMex 3 out of 5 stars 2710 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Appetizers: $4-$11; entrees: $9-$11; desserts: $6; wines by the glass: $5-$9.…

A mound of uncontrollable green chiles tops the NuMex green chile cheeseburger, accompanied by a glass of red sangria.
7 slides

Bulla Tampa Bay restaurant review

Bulla Gastrobar 4.5 out of 5 stars 930 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. Small plates: $6-$16; large plates: $21-$39; desserts: $8; beer, cocktails…

Bulla Gastrobar's large plates include paella, featuring Valencia-style rice flavored with red sofrito and saffron.
9 slides

An update on the coming-soon C House in Seminole Heights

A restaurant devoted to one letter of the alphabet? Yup.  The C House, a coming-soon Seminole Heights restaurant, is dedicating its entire…

The C House is aiming for a mid-December opening in Seminole Heights.
5 slides

Restaurant review: Oh, what fun at Lolita's Wine Market

Lolita’s Wine Market 4 out of 5 stars 16 18th St. S., St. Petersburg. Small plates, salads and panini: $5-$11; create-your-own charcuterie:…

Lolita's Wine Market allows diners to build the charcuterie platter of their dreams.
11 slides

Restaurant review: Flames Indian Cuisine is on fire

Flames Indian Cuisine 4 out of 5 stars 2601 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. Appetizers: $5-$22; entrees: $12-$25; desserts: $5-$8; wines by the…

Flames Indian Cuisine's lip-smackingly good tandoori chicken.
15 slides

International Plaza restaurant gets its own rooftop patio

Burrata and prosciutto toast, carpaccio, and meatballs and polenta line the menu of Brio Tuscan Grille's new addition: a rooftop patio. The International…

Brio Tuscan Grille's rooftop just might be your new happy hour destination.
8 slides

Restaurant review: Less is more at Mortar & Pestle

Mortar & Pestle 3 out of 5 stars 6310 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. Appetizers: $10-$14.50; entrees: $15-$25; desserts: $9-$10; beer, wine &…

Mortar & Pestle's sous-vide pork belly features allspice and ginger pan-seared pork belly, curry calabaza squash purée, spinach foam and fluid gel, chanterelle mushroom, and broccoli rabe.
16 slides

Restaurant review: Bowl-o-rama at Pin Wok & Bowl

Pin Wok & Bowl 4 out of 5 stars 445 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Appetizers: $4-$13; entrees: $9-$32; desserts: $4.50-$8; wines by…

Pin Wok & Bowl's spicy tom yum noodle soup, featuring rice noodle, chicken, crushed peanut, lime juice, onion, mushroom, bell pepper, basil, fried wonton, boiled egg, and hot-and-sour broth.
10 slides

Restaurant review: Chronic Tacos serves up a meal that surprises

Chronic Tacos 3.5 out of 5 stars 10420 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Breakfast: $3-$7; tacos and more: $2.50-$8.25; dessert: $2; drinks:…

In torta form, Chronic Tacos' grilled pollo asado is juicy, while the guac and beans provide a luscious contrast.
8 slides

Restaurant review: Crabby? Not a bit at Crabby's Dockside

Crabby's Dockside 3 out of 5 stars 37 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Appetizers: $6-$17; entrees: $10-$32; desserts: $5; beer, wine and cocktails:…

At Crabby's Dockside, steamed bairdi crab is a house favorite, served with seasonal veggies and hush puppies.
14 slides

Well-spent walk: A Sunday afternoon on the Dunedin Craft Beer Tour

For a well-spent afternoon in your own backyard, look no further than Tampa Bay Food Tours. CL previewed one of founders Kimberly…

Five breweries are featured on the Dunedin Craft Beer Tour, including House of Beer.
12 slides

Restaurant review: It's a balancing act for Clear Sky on Cleveland

Clear Sky on Cleveland 2.5 out of 5 stars Appetizers: $5-$19; entrees: $7-$32; desserts: $6-$9; beer, wine and cocktails: $3.50-$14. 727-754-7244; clearskyoncleveland.com. Far…

Restaurant review: It's a balancing act for Clear Sky on Cleveland
14 slides

A self-serve craft beer and wine bar is coming to downtown St. Pete

Did somebody say self-serve craft beer and wine? Pour Taproom is making the pour-it-yourself concept a reality in downtown St. Pete. The…

A look inside downtown St. Pete's self-serve Pour Taproom.
4 slides