Tampa Bay is growing and evolving, and so is its culinary scene. While filled with longstanding favorites like Bern’s Steak House and the Columbia Restaurant, the area is also seeing an incredible number of new and reimagined restaurants emerge. From modern and contemporary to vibrant and eclectic, residents and visitors alike are flocking to some of Tampa Bay’s newest dining options.
True Food Kitchen
Located in the heart of Midtown Tampa is the new True Food Kitchen, an award-winning, seasonally inspired restaurant and scratch bar. Midtown is True Food’s fifth restaurant in the state of Florida and 40th location nationwide. The health-focused fast-casual concept joins a growing list of dining options in the Midtown Tampa neighborhood that includes a Shake Shack and Ben & Jerry’s to go along with Bella Brava’s second location.
Sparkman Wharf’s newest addition, The Battery, is Tampa Bay’s hottest new bourbon and wine dining experience. As the second concept from the owners of the Seminole Heights classic, C House, The Battery offers tableside service and a handcrafted cocktail bar. From delicious steak to mouthwatering pork chops, the Battery is a great place to enjoy the bustle of the waterfront food hall.
The celebrated modern Japanese restaurant originally opened in Hyde Park has moved to a new, larger location in Sparkman Wharf. the dining experience at Noble Rice is distinct, offering a fresh take on classic Japanese meals including sushi, ramen, small plates as well as a full bar focused on Japanese whiskey and sake. Meanwhile, the original Hyde Park location has been transformed into Koya, a higher-end, tasting menu-only concept focused on superior ingredients and a hyper seasonal menu.
Located in Historic Ybor City at Tampa’s NEWEST boutique hotel, Hotel Haya, an eclectic culinary experience awaits at Flor Fina. This restaurant tells the story of this significant are of Tampa and its history of bringing cultures and people together. Taste the flavors of Latin America, the Mediterranean, and our Gulf Coast with meals from the incredible executive chef, Doug Rodriguez.
Take in breathtaking views of Downtown and the Tampa Bay waterfront at SIX, the indoor/outdoor lounge located on the sixth floor of the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. Enjoy chef-crafted specialties at this modern American Bistro overlooking the bustling Downtown convention district. At SIX, you will experience luxury dining with excellent dishes inspired by the local cuisine of Tampa Bay.