Delectable Dining Options in Tampa's Trendy Hyde Park and SoHo Neighborhoods

Hyde Park and SoHo are two of Tampa’s most trendy and fashionable neighborhoods featuring great shopping, delectable dining, and vibrant nightlife. SoHo is named for the street it is centered on, South Howard Avenue, and forms the western edge of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, which is bordered on the east by the waters of Tampa’s Hillsborough Bay. 

The challenge in creating a list of ten top choices was narrowing down the selections, but 10 Best has prevailed to bring you this list of guaranteed-to-please favorites. Featuring a mixture of dining experiences, from formal and upscale to laid back and casual, there is sure to be a dining option perfect for you.

Adventurous diners will want to try Edison Food + Drink Lab to check out their latest food innovations. Chef Pierola and her crew create daily "flavor experiments" where everyday food is engineered into modern cuisine.

If you have a reason to celebrate, you might want to try Bern’s Steak House, Tampa's legendary traditional steakhouse. After dinner, head upstairs to their intimate dessert room where diners enjoy decadent desserts and dancing.

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Roux brings a little bit of New Orleans to Tampa. Once you step inside and leave the nondescript strip mall exterior behind, you are transported to historic Bourbon Street, complete with brick walls, a pressed tin ceiling and gaslight fixtures....  Read More

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Bella's has been a favorite of locals in South Tampa for over three decades. Featuring home-cooked flavors, everything is prepared from scratch here including their pizza dough and pasta. Diners return often to tuck into the delicious wood-fired...  Read More



Ciro's is a 1920's style speakeasy and they take their prohibition-era theme very seriously. In addition to the discrete entrance that is void of external signage or advertising, you must call ahead to get the password in order to gain...  Read More



Conceived by the culinary tour de force behind Tampa Palms and Daily Eats, this ultra-contemporary eatery fits in well with the SoHo vibe, featuring big city style. Bright, fanciful cocktails and a cool, underwater motif recall Pan Asian spots...  Read More



Edison Food + Drink Lab is the popular creation of Chef Jeannie Pierola, a 4X James Beard Best Chef Semifinalist. From dishes to decor, an industrial science theme invades all aspects of the restaurant. Patrons enjoy an ever-changing menu of...  Read More

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Datz is one of Tampa's most popular restaurants. At one time or another, almost everyone has visited this trendy gastropub and market. The interior is warm and inviting with a funky, industrial vibe and no one stands on ceremony here -...  Read More



Élevage is located in the Epicurean Hotel, a boutique hotel that caters to guests wishing to experience life's indulgences, especially when it comes to food. Developed by the owner of Bern's, one of Tampa's most established restaurants,...  Read More



Mise en Place is an intimate, well-appointed restaurant located across from the University of Tampa. As a pioneer of the chef-driven restaurant model a signature of this bistro is the ever-rotating menu specializing in New American cuisine. You...  Read More



The wildly popular On Swann restaurant is located in Tampa's Hyde Park neighborhood. Led by well-regarded Chef Chris Ponte, the restaurant's cuisine is contemporary American with seasonal menus that incorporate locally sourced and locally grown...  Read More



Bern's Steak House is one of Tampa's best-known restaurants. Family-owned since opening in 1956, this venerable steak house is legendary for its impeccable service, top-quality food, and incredible attention to detail. Not to mention their...  Read More


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