Located at the top of the Grand Plaza Beach Hotel, this revolving bar is the perfect place to watch the sunset or the city come alive at night. Dolphins playing and pelicans flying in formation are only a few of the many visual treats that await you here. A full 360-degree journey around the building takes about an hour but the memory will last a lifetime. The panoramic view is breathtaking any time of day. Add to the experience with a light appetizer to complement a refreshing libation.
Located at sophisticated International Plaza, enjoy excellent cuisine, sumptuous desserts, fine wine and gracious hospitality amid the upscale atmosphere of the Plaza. Guests can indulge their taste buds with a tantalizing lunch or dinner entrée featuring homemade shrimp and chicken pasta specialties, along with Tuscan-grilled chops and steaks and assorted flatbreads. Brio features family-style pans to-go that serve 6 to 12. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a brunch menu featuring crepes, egg dishes cooked to order, and French toast with fresh berries. Terrace seating available. Smoking is not permitted. - Vickie Ferguson
Nestled in the Tampa Bay History Center, Columbia Cafe Riverwalk Tampa is a picturesque restaurant on the Riverwalk. Their menu features many of the Spanish and Cuban dishes that had made their flagship eatery in Ybor City renowned for more than a century. Savor Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad, Spanish Bean Soup, Miranda's Ybor City Devil Crab Croquette, Champiñones Rellenos, Chicken and Rice “Ybor”, Picadillo “Criollo”, Cuban Bread, Mahi Mahi Cubana, Empanadas and Coca de Langosta y Chorizo. Top it off with a delectable dessert like White Chocolate Bread Pudding and you will surely sport a Cheshire cat's grin. Whether it is the lovely indoors or the romantic, waterfront terrace, you can be assured of a memorable dining experience at this scenic diner.
Food critics rave for Fresco's sophisticated chef and award-winning wines. Opened as a spritzier version of St. Petersburg favorite Apropos, it's a work in progress. Fresco's bayfront setting has a view of the Pier and its decor features a touch of Art Deco with an antique cash register and seahorse mosaic on the floor. The cuisine is upscale American, featuring seafood and steaks for dinner with sandwiches and burgers for lunch. Alfresco dining is popular and the location makes outdoor tables coveted.