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717 South
717 South

717 South Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.717south.com
  • Email: seven17soho@aol.com
  • Phone: (813) 250-1661
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Robert Masson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: yes, all types
  • Private Party Facilities: semi-private, 70 people
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Stewart (813) 300-5070
  • Entertainment: Special Events Weekely

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Swann
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant
A word from 717 South
717 South serves authentic Italian dishes from the "Kitchens of Italy" to exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim”, including their famous Miso and Sake cured Catch of the day..Extensive wine list ( over 200 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. Seven 17 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "First time since the new menu was released, our trip was motivated by the write-up in the TB Times last week. We had appetizers elsewhere, so we arrived at our reservation time and were seated promptly in a very nice booth. Our server, Samantha, was attentive and knowledgable, despite a very busy scene with at least one birthday party nearby. After finishing my cucumber gimlet (Ocean Prime's is still the tops, but this was a solid effort-- a bit too much muddled cuke pulp on the bottom of the glass for my taste), I had the duck, my wife had the salmon. The food good, but it was disappointing that our entrees came on the same bed of sweet potato with blanched asparagus. Tasty yes, but there was an assembly-line feel and was not inspiring."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when we visit 717 South. The calamari bar none is the best. The Sea Bass was amazing. The owner is always very welcoming and they make you feel at home. They had a hostess that was fairly new but did a fantastic job of getting us seated. Will definitely go back again and again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our second visit since this old-favorite establishment instituted its new menu several weeks ago. If it is possible, the quality of the food has improved and the imaginative options available on this menu offer an even wider choice of tastes. Very simply, this is one of Tampa's best restaurants, in any price range, and you should definitely go here!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server Josh was fantastic. Food was Fantastic. It is my new favorite restaurant"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Lovely dinner and nice atmosphere with my group from work."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went in on a Wednesday night. It was not particularly crowded, but there was a large party in the back room with whom we shared a waiter. This waiter also had at least one more table in our section. After a long wait, he finally came over and took our drink and dinner order (we wanted to order both in case we never saw him again). After an excessive wait, we asked another waiter to see if our 2 glasses of wine were ready…he quickly brought them to us. I watched our server’s other table and they waited a great while to order and receive their drinks as well. The food was good, but the service left much to be desired. We live within walking distance, so we’ll go back and hope for a different server."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Was pleasantly surprised to return to 717 after a long spell. Lunch was very quiet, excellent food , a chance to visit w/old friends. Will be back for drinks & dinner soon. Thx!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The pecan crusted chicken was better before, flavor, texture..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Eating at 717 South is an enjoyable experience evidenced by the fact we've been back several times."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was a celebration dinner for family moving out of town for career opportunities. My order was wrong with the entree. Service was extremely slow."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "First thing we noticed was the servers that were primarily blond, skinny, and wearing extremely short skirts. So, we were surprised when our server turned out to be an older gentleman named Michael. He was relaxed and efficient and seemed to have developed a good rapport with many of his customers. As for the food, it was beautifully presented on long, rectangular, white plates. I ordered the salmon which came piled on delicious sweet potato puree and topped with mushrooms, and my husband ordered the snapper. He devoured his plate in minutes. While my salmon was tasty, it was a bit over-cooked and dry in the middle. We thought the prices were reasonable and would definitely return when in Tampa again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Make a meal at 717 South a part of your next trip to Tampa. You will thank me! Outstanding across the board!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted some where new to try, we would go back again. The drinks, food, dessert was really good. Our waitress was knowledgable which helped us make a great decision on our dinner choice."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time we've been at 717 and the service as well as food has been very good both times.... This time, the restaurant was quite full, hence the energetic nature of the environment.. We have not tried the bar only, will do that sometime... For us, great walking distance from our home, making the experience even more enjoyable..."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Everything with our experience at this restaurant was perfect: the atmosphere which included celebrity watching, the service by our waiter Anthony, the inviting conversation by the restaurant's owner Michael, and the incredible food. The menu is eclectic- not in a bad sense or overbearing for the "non-foodie"- and is crafted for any individual, with any craving, to enjoy an evening out. We were so happy with our experience that we plan to go back to the restaurant- and make a special request to have Anthony as our server- during our short jaunt to this great city."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had not been to 717 in years although we live in the neighborhood. We heard the menus had changed so we decided to try it and boy are we glad we did. The food was truly excellent and our service was great. We had a table of six and everything was perfect. So glad we went back. This is a spot not to be missed. If you think you've tried it before, try it again. You will not be sorry, it is wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food menu was diverse and unique, portions large and filling. Small dining area but interior decorations and ambiance were great. Had dinner with 5 friends and we all had a fabulous time. Great service from our hostess and waitress."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been here multiple times, both for lunch and dinner; the food is unique and delicious. Everything is fresh; this time around I had the bone-in ribeye, it was amazing. The chared outside, the medium inside, next to the bone... exactly something you would get at a steak house, a pleasant surprise. The reservation process was easy as well and we had a booth waiting for us. Nice to have when the place was packed! A very nice night out."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have eaten at 717 South in the past but the last time was about a year ago. this time was significantly better. The food was amazing especially the mushroom risotto and the service was spectacular. We had a great time and we are definitely going to be coming here more often!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I was at 717 South for a business lunch. It's a comfortable atmosphere with very moderate noise that made it quite possible to carry on a conversation without straining, despite the large number of diners and a few groups present in the restaurant. Just for that alone, 717 South is on my list for another visit. The portions were very filling and the service was reasonably attentive without imposing on the dining experience. Our party had salads; my salad with chicken was tasty and filling and we all enjoyed our meals."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The two dishes I had were good but not great. I sat at the bar and the restaurant did not have a good vibe. Service was hurried and not overly friendly. There are better places for dinner in Tampa."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My hubby and I planned a romantic date night for this past Saturday. We had been to 717 prior and had a nice time. The restaurant was booked with large parties causing our table to be relocated to just feet from the front door and hostess stand. Our server and the hostess both mentioned this was not the normal location for the table. Although it was not what we had in mind, we did try to make the best of it. Our service was extremely slow. Our server was friendly, but had several large groups and then us just stuck in his section. We had to wait with empty drinks several times and had to flag him down to order. We would still go back, but will be more specific about our desired location."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food & service at 717South! Dinner for 2 can be very romantic… but dine later in the evening. This is a hot spot for the young professionals in South Tampa."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "Traveled to Tampa on business and asked the concierge where to dine for steaks. She recommended 717! They have full steak menu for beef lovers, along with pasta, seafood and dishes with an asian flare. In the SOHO neighborhood, which I didn't know existed. I would definitely recommend this place and I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "717 South was phenomenal. Great, welcoming atmosphere and setting in addition to friendly greeters and servers made my girlfriend and I feel cozy and comfortable. Prices are more reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area; not to mention the quality and quantity of the food was well worth the pricing. My girlfriend and I absolutely loved our meals. We also ordered the edamame for our appetizer along with the complimentary bread; both were outstanding. Took my girlfriend here as a surprise and she loved it! 717 south is an all around great choice as a very high quality, more high end restaurant with more relatively reasonably prices. Loved it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We arrived to find that it was the first night of a brand-new menu for this great restaurant, always one of our favorites since I moved to the area 9 years ago, Tried a few things off the new listings and a couple of old favorites that carried over from the menu I am familiar with, and everything was delicious, well-prepared, hot and excellent. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. 717 remains on my "favorite" list, and I look forward to trying a number of the dishes on the newly-revised menu. Very imaginative pairings and interesting ingredients in a number of the new dishes, and still the same attention to detail from the servers and the folks in the kitchen. If you have not been here...GO!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here on Valentine's weekend. We were a bit early for our reservation, but Anthony greeted us and got us situated with drinks. My wife was pleased with the Pacific Rim Riesling, a selection new to her. We started with the crab bisque which my wife said was the best she'd had, not overly salty like she usually complains about. The bread was slices rolled and buttered and creatively served with a bowl of warm marinara sauce with herbed cheese--delightful! With several enticing menu choices, my wife ordered the seafood manicotti and I had the Asian pot roast. Both were wonderfully prepared and lived up to expectations. We look forward to returning soon to try the new menu that the staff told us would soon be implemented."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Perfect set menu, a little pricey though. Great sangria too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is an "energetic" place. People are having fun and enjoying themselves. I liked that there was an eclectic crowd...old and young. Food was excellent. Servers very skilled and friendly. Looking forward to going back because the menue had many things I'd like to try."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I've just discovered 717 is a great lunch spot...love the crab bisque and macadamia nut chicken salad on a croissant...very yummy!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent this is our favorite restaurant in Tampa"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Selected this restaurant for dinner on VDay and left happy with our choice. A bit on the expensive side but for a special ossadion without the kids it was perfect"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Day price fixe portions were small. Food did not come out real hot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "717 South is my favorite Tampa restaurant. The food, service and ambience are all outstanding. The private room is great for small groups."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "The food was spectacular! There were 4 people in our party, all who had different entrees, everyone really enjoyed our food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Saturday night was packed, even with reservation still had to wait 30 minutes for our table. And our table of 7 was crammed in between 2 other tables, very little wiggle room. Servers had difficulty serving food and drink to all guests at the table. Food was fine, nothing exceptional that could not be found in other restaurants throughout Tampa. Wine was delicious. Would go again, but not on a Saturday evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant always has great food, excellent service and different food items. Have brought many different types of people here. They ALL have loved it. This place is upscale, gets along with everybody and the food is always fresh, sometimes a bit different and always great. If you haven't been here, you're missing out!!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have been to 717 South twice, coming to visit here from out of town. They haven't disappointed either time. Fantastic service, excellent food, great house wine selection, and nice ambiance. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We dined on a Friday night--but perhaps next time will go on a mid-week night or for brunch (which serves good food, too). The restaurant was full with a waiting line and was so busy that it was a challenge for the servers--and the kitchen--to keep up with orders. Our server, Josh, did a good job despite the crowd. This is one of my favorite restaurants and is obviously the favorite of everyone in South Tampa...and probably beyond. I'm glad I had made reservations."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "2nd time going here. Food is good. Over all decent restaurant"
    Dined on 1/24/2014