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Tampa Bay food bars

I'm compiling a list of restaurants with food bars - not bars where you can also eat (like Bern's or Parkshore Grill) but bars where you sit at or near the kitchen, close enough to view the action and maybe interact with the cooks. One example is Roy's near International Plaza. Another, though smaller, is Walt's Seasonal Cuisine in Dunedin. Any others out there?

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Parkshore Grill
300 Beach Drive NE Ste 104, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Walt's Seasonal Cuisine
1140 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

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  1. i believe Cafe Ponte in Largo has that set up. I was on the other side of the restaurant and couldn't say for 100%

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    Cafe Ponte
    13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214, Clearwater, FL 33760

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    1. re: baron2112

      I'll check out Cafe Ponte, thanks. Ate at the bar once, but it was a little removed from the kitchen.

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      Cafe Ponte
      13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214, Clearwater, FL 33760

    2. PF Chang has a table inside the kitchen, rite? I'm not a big chain restaurant guy but I recall my buddy telling me that.

      1. The Grillsmith in Coutryside is setup that way. And if I am there by myself, I always sit at the open kitchen.

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        Grillsmith
        14303 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

        1. If you go to Chili's and get the right seat at the bar, you can get a pretty good view of the kitchen.

          Sorry; just had to pile on after the PF Chang's and Grillsmith posts ;-) Unfortunately, other than Roy's; I am not sure if I know of any in the area.

          -Kevin

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          Grillsmith Restaurant
          1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629

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          1. I think most Carrabba's have one. The one we go to in Citrus Park has one.

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            1. re: rhnault

              That's right, they do. Forgot about them.