10 Fancy Restaurants In Tampa, Florida

fancy restaurants in tampa
Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 

Tampa is a city in Florida where many businesses thrive, making it a major business center. There are also many tourist spots like museums and cultural centers where both travelers and even locals can learn about its history. If you’ve been to the many foodie places and you are still craving for more experiences in Tampa, you might enjoy dining in the fancy restaurants, too! We’re keen to help you with your travel and foodie adventures as always. We’ve compiled a list of 10 best fancy restaurants in Tampa, Florida, for you, let’s go have a look at them.

1. River's Edge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Rivers Edge at Sheraton Riverwalk on Thursday, December 10, 2020

River’s Edge is known for their friendly and helpful staff as well as their good-tasting and sumptuous menu. They have Lobster Mac and Cheese, Tiki Burger, and Caprese Salad to name a few of their food. But it’s not just their wonderful staff and great food that makes people want to dine here, because the experience of fine dining in front of the river is worth trying.

River's Edge

Address: 200 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

Website: River’s Edge

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm (Mon-Thu); 6:30am - 11pm (Fri); 7am - 11pm (Sat); 7am - 10pm (Sun)

2. Waterside Grill

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Waterside grill offers great relaxation while eating. They have classic American breakfast, such as hash brown, bacon, eggs, and ham. Most of the ingredients they use are grown in their own garden, so they are guaranteed to be fresh. Located in the Tampa Mariott Waterside Hotel, hence, you get to enjoy their fantastic water view, both inside and outside in their patio seating.

Waterside Grill

Address: 700 South Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Waterside Grill

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm

3. Haven

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Wines, cheese, and charcuteries await you in Haven. With about 40 wines, 300 bourbons, and 60 kinds of cheese in their arsenal, their menu caters different people and their preferred tastes. The ambiance is comfortable, perfect for you and your friend’s need to loosen up from the stress of your everyday routine. In addition, they are one of the first restaurants to have been certified as Ocean Friendly. They care for the marine fauna and flora and they don’t use materials such as straw plastic and Styrofoam that could harm the environment.


Address: 2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA

Website: Haven

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (Mon - Thu); 5pm - 11pm ( Fri - Sat); (closed on Sunday)

4. Restaurant

Located in the Hilton Downtown Tampa Hotel, 211 Restaurant has a sophisticated ambiance. They offer a lunch buffet from Mondays to Fridays. A one-time visit isn’t going to be enough because every day they change their menu; Monday and Tuesday is panini, soup and salad day. You’ll enjoy Latin food every Wednesday. Thursday is their Asian cuisine day, and Friday is dedicated to pasta lovers. Of course, they also serve American cuisine, like steaks, seafood, plus they have a wide array of wines to choose from.

211 Restaurant

Address: 211 N. Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602

Website: 211 Restaurant

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm

5. Donatello Italian Restaurant

Impress your partner by going on a fancy date in Donatello Italian Restaurant. The amorous ambiance and the aroma of their fine authentic Italian cuisine will surely set the romantic mood for both of you. They also have live Jazz bands whose music will heighten the romantic feels of the place. They offer original recipes from each region of Italy, like Scottadina Alla Romana, and Osso Buco Milanese. They also cater to private dinners for business presentations, meetings, and other special occasions.

Donatello Italian Restaurant

Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

Website: Donatello Italian Restaurant

Opening hours: 5:30pm - 10pm (Sun - Thu); 5:30pm - 11pm (Fri - Sat)

6. Oystercatchers

Treat yourself to sumptuous seafood meal at Oystercatchers in Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Whether you’re looking for a place to go out on a date with your partner or enjoy the flavors of the Gulf of Mexico alone, this eatery will not disappoint you. With its elegant dining area, friendly staff and fancy menu, you will surely remember their world-class service.


Address: 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Oystercatchers

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (Mon - Sat); 10:30am - 10pm (Sun)

7. Gabriella's

Gabriella is known for its chic ambiance made even more famous by their seven-day happy hour. If you’re craving for booze over the weekends with your gang, this is the place to be. If you get too tipsy, you can have a sip of their locally crafted coffee. Mediterranean-style tapas is a must-try! Smoking is allowed on their patio, and they even sell local cigars from the city of Ybor.


Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Website: Gabriella’s

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm

8. Armani's

Included in the top 50 restaurants in Tampa for the Tampa Bay Times, Amani’s offers sophisticated atmosphere and relaxing piano music. Italian cuisine favorites include pasta, Antipasto, and Insalata. Fancy dining isn’t complete without wine, and from sparking to red, they have it here.


Address: 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Armani’s

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (Mon - Wed/Fri - Sat ); closed on Thu & Sun

9. Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar

Another great place to satisfy your beach food craving is the Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar. They serve lobster rolls, oyster and mixed alcoholic beverages exclusive to this place, developed by their mixologists. Lunch, dinner or happy hour, they won’t fail your desire for a good time in Tampa.

Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar

Address: 725 S Harbour Island Blvd Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar

Opening hours: 6:30am - 11pm (Mon - Fri); 7am - 12am (Sat - Sun)

10. Élevage Restaurant

Chad Johnson, the semi-finalist of James Beard Best Chef contest is the executive chef of Elevage. He’s known for his passion in reinterpreting classic, almost taken for granted recipes into memorable, Instagram-worthy dishes. They accept private dining for special events and if you need a presentation, a flat-screen TV is available for use.

Élevage Restaurant

Address: 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Website: Élevage Restaurant

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (Sun - Thu); 7am - 11pm (Fri - Sat)

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There’s nothing to be guilty about spending a small portion of your hard-earned money for a luxurious dining experience from time to time. A balanced life is almost always the secret to a happy existence. So, go on and enjoy the experiences that Tampa has to offer. You deserve a break.

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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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