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.



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Gorditos has taken the beloved shaved ice treat and given it a unique twist, effortlessly blending the essence of Bingsu, Taiwanese, Kakigori, and raspados. The shaved ice is expertly thinly shaved and comes in various renditions to cater to all ages. You can enjoy anything from the traditional, kid-friendly classic shaved ice to modern interpretations featuring an assortment of fruits, bobas, and hidden custards.


Vela Italian Tavern

Vela Italian Tavern recently transformed from Cru Cellars into a brand-new concept called Vela. The restaurant focuses on comfort food items such as pasta, pizza, Mediterranean cuisine, wines, and cocktails. The Westshore Marina location inspires this concept, as Vela means "sail" in Italian.


Beacon - JW Marriott Water St.

Perched upon JW Marriott Tampa Water Street's 27th floor is Beacon, Tampa Bay's highest rooftop. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views from the lounge while you sip curated cocktails crafted by a team of award-winning mixologists. Guests can dine on cuisine that fuses seasonal flavors and local ingredients created by sous-chef Roy Bryant and Pastry Chef Natalia Meshalkina.



Located on Tampa Bay's sparkling waterfront in the Water Street district, Predalina is inspired by coastal heritage, highlighting the Mediterranean region's best seafood offerings. Guests can enjoy full-service dining with delicious meals and drinks for brunch, lunch, and dinner any day of the week. Beyond great food, Predalina also features in-house retail with hand-crafted wares, unique home décor, and special gifts.


Sunda New Asian

With a creative twist on Southeast Asia's cooking techniques and flavors, Sunda New Asian offers an innovative culinary experience.. From signature dishes such as Miso Glazed Sea Bass and Lemongrass Beef Lollipops to award-winning sushi, Sunda takes a contemporary approach to classic Asian cuisine. Guests can also enjoy curated drinks, which include premium sakes, Asian beers, and seasonally-inspired cocktails.