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.


Boulon Brasserie

Surrounded by modern luxury and the sophisticated energy of Tampa's Water Street neighborhood, Boulon Brasserie is an innovative dining experience featuring modern interpretations of French classics and truly genuine hospitality.


Small Giant

A small bar with a feisty dedication to elevated food and real service is in the center of Water Street Tampa. Opening in in Spring of 2023, Small Giant will serve an array of craft beers, cocktails, and Ohio-style pizza. The restaurant is the perfect place to gather with friends to watch a game or grab a bar bite!



Ybor City's new ROAST Deli is also a bakery and social bar making it the perfect spot to grab breakfast or lunch. With its mantra, "Cherish the Past. Savor the Goodness." ROAST serves classic dishes with a nod to Tampa Bay's Black history through the names of its menu items. Hidden inside is Madame Fortune Dessert + HiFi Parlour, a speakeasy that features Caribbean soul food and an array of delicious craft cocktails.


Colony Grill

Colony Grill is most celebrated for its only menu offering: one-of-a-kind, thin-crust pizza best served with its signature "hot oil" topping. Along with its famous pizzas, Colony Grill is known for its salad and breakfast pizzas. You can try the "hot oil" pizza in Midtown Tampa.


JoDog Craft Hot Dogs

Located in Sparkman Wharf, JoDog features elevated twists on the classic American hot dog far from the traditional ballpark provisions. Signature menu items include a New York City-style chili cheese dog, the Carolina Slaw Dog, and the Hello Tokyo, which features funky flavors of kewpie mayo, furikake, and crispy garlic.