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Nov 28, 2006 08:25 PM

Dining Options in Tampa?

I'm a San Francisco Hound who will be in Tampa on business in two weeks. I'm looking for local dinner recommendations with ambiance. I'm open to all prices ranges and cuisines (except Japanese). Any thoughts on where to go? Where do I have to eat before leaving Tampa?

Thanks in advance.

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    1. Unique to Tampa is Bern's steak house....absolutely unequaled of anything even in NYC or any of the top chains. One of top wine lists in the world. Great side dishes, and you can even go vegetarian or fish but the steak is super.

        1. A must go for me in no particular order includes:
          Bern's(Steaks) - Howard Avenue/SOHO
          Oystercatchers(Seafood) - Grande Hyatt/Westshore
          Laughing Cat(Italian) - Ybor City
          Columbia(Spanish) - Ybor City
          Armani's(Italian-upscale) - Grande Hyatt/Westshore
          Bernini(Italian) - Ybor City
          Arcos Iris(Cuban-very casual) - Columbus Ave(West Tampa)
          Ceviche(Spanish-Tapas) - Howard Ave/SOHO
          Charleys(Steaks) - Cypress Ave/Westshore
          Collanade(Seafood-food ok, view is excellent) - Bayshore Blvd
          Acropolis Tavernera(Greek)-Ybor City

          1. Thanks, all, for your helpful recommendations!