Oak & Ola
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Located in beautifully renovated, historic Armatureworks, Oak and Ola is a stand-alone restaurant featuring the culinary stylings of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Anne Kearney. The menu she has... Read More
Located in beautifully renovated, historic Armatureworks, Oak and Ola is a stand-alone restaurant featuring the culinary stylings of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Anne Kearney. The menu she has created is at once traditional and modern, evocative of a European bistro, featuring a carefully curated selection of seasonal dishes. Each one is carefully prepared with attention to every detail and features a beautiful balance of flavors. Despite the impressive pedigree, the food here both delicious and accessible, from the satisfying crunch of the perfectly salted Pommes Frites (french fries) to the moist and flaky Gulf fish topped with toasted almonds and served with haricot vert (green beans). The decor is impeccable and perfectly matches the European-inspired cuisine while also fitting in with the industrial, rustic vibe of the historic building. The restaurant overlooks the Hillsborough River through a wall of floor to ceiling glass that can be opened in good weather.
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Oak & Ola offers diners the opportunity to sample the award-winning cuisine of Chef Anne Kearney while enjoying gorgeous river and skyline views.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Oak & Ola has shot to the top of Tampa's culinary scene due to the efforts of its award-winning chef, Anne Kearney.
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: Tampa's most popular new restaurant is Oak and Ola that features the cuisine of Tampa's only James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Anne Kearney.