Élevage at Epicurean Hotel
Élevage at Epicurean Hotel

Élevage at Epicurean Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://epicureanhotel.com/eat/restaurant/
  • Phone: (813) 999-8726
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Élevage at Epicurean Hotel
At Élevage, James Beard Award Semifinalist, Executive Chef Chad Johnson reexamines classic cuisine from around the world and elevates it with a modern twist. Developed out of Bern's Steak House traditions, this restaurant continues to do things differently with great pride and passion. The concept curates the idea of Nostalgia meets Nouveau in all aspects of Élevage, from the reclaimed wood througout, to the enticing menu items that Chef Chad Johnson brings to life within this concept. The Beverage program is led by Dean Hurst, Director of Spirits, and Eric Hale General Manager/Sommelier of Élevage & EDGE. Combined, they bring both wine and mixology to another level. At EDGE Social Drinkery, the Rooftop Bar, you can enjoy Dean's creations, crafted by Dean and our extremely talented bar team. At Élevage, you can enjoy a world class wine list curated together utlizing all resources within the Bern's family.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Élevage at Epicurean Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)special occasion (58)notable wine list (56)hot spot (51)neighborhood gem (43)romantic (39)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (29)great for brunch (19)great for lunch (18)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Has found its footing...!
    VerySatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We really really really like Elevage. When it first opened, things were a bit rocky: service challenges, timing challenges, crowd management and more. We wondered if the restaurant would 'get it together' or 'fall off the rails.' After a series of pretty terrific meals lately--including Friday evening's somewhat quiet couple's night, we can safely say that Elevage has it firmly together. A terrific series of small plates: the 'liver & onions' is ridiculously delicious, as is the roasted tomato soup (don't let the simple name fool you) and even the 'house' salad (which is anything but ordinary). Tiffany's Burger (she of the service staff--and she is an excellent and very knowledgeable staffer!) is equally good (but needs a better bread to further elevate the burger!) And the staff and timing are much more efficient and proper. What a terrific light dinner--greatly enhanced by Tiffany's service! Overall--excellent. Now....about those 'probably super expensive but always wobbly tables......'!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Shrimp & grits
    Bella01VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Breakfast always enjoyable!! Always Great food, cappuccinos & service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was fantastic! The food was amazing!
    discerningtaste
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. She explained dishes and made excellent recommendations, in addition to her fantastic attitude. The food was absolutely amazing. We started off with the Parisian Gnocchi Thermidor and the Scallops Grenobloise...two appetizers that I would definitely recommend. The gnocchi melts in your mouth, and the taste was very impressive. The scallops were succulent and delicious. For entrees, we had the Buffalo and the Hanger Steak. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Often, restaurants featuring artistic presentations come up short on the quantity; however, this was not the case with Elevage. The quantity of food was good, and the quality of the meal was extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trendy and tasty restaurant
    ludukVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Nice trendy restaurant. Great wine list, and great menu. Service was above expectation, cordial, professional and well trained. Dishes were all well presented, tasty and matching perfectly the look and feel of the place. i will definitely come back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not exceptional
    FoodieAmyTpa
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I was excited to try this restaurant because I am a self-proclaimed foodie. I ordered the steak sandwich and my boyfriend ordered the burger. Both were good but not over the top delicious as I would have expected from a place that touts itself the Epicurean hotel. The steak was cooked well but had more gristle than I would have liked. It came with onion rings and they were a bit over seasoned. I would consider going back and giving it another try. The ambiance is great and the service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful except...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Absolutely wonderful food, service and ambiance. Bill was $150 for 2 with inexpensive bottle of wine. Would give it 5 stars but saw $4 charge for bread.... Really??????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    Tampanian
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had such an amazing experience at Elevage. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The wait staff did a phenomenal job with explanation of the menu and the kitchen put out great presentation. The food was fun, different and tasty. Cocktails and wine selections were top-notch. Really well thought out menu. Tiffany, our server was a gem and she was able to get us a reservation for the dessert room at Bern's. All in all a wonderful experience for a Sunday evening. Highly recommend this eatery for any occasion and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a special occasion
    burgerscott
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our traditional anniversary spot had been Mise en Place, but a couple of disappointing experiences sent us looking elsewhere. The Epicurean hosted a getaway for my company, during which I had multiple opportunities to eat at Elevage, and the food and service were consistently excellent, so I suggested it for our anniversary this year. Everything was great—particularly the hanger steak and the lobster thermidor gnocchi—and the service (our server's name was Matt) was outstanding. Definitely worth a trip across the bridge from our home in St. Pete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clever, Imaginative Menu
    ThursNite
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The waitress explained the premise of the menu as being family dinner favorites, taken to fine modern dining heights. The classic example is their "tuna casserole" with rare tuna and fresh mushrooms over pasta (it sounds much more eloquent on the menu). Having just had sushi the night before, I passed on the fish, though it looked delicious. Instead, I ordered "Buffalo Buffalo", based on buffalo chicken wings. Wow, it was good! The buffalo filet was cooked perfectly and extremely tender. Blue cheese is always a welcome addition to any steak, and to carry the buffalo wing theme, it was served over celery root mash with a chili drizzle and celery leaves as a garnish on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    heartlady
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    What a great place. Service was exceptional and food was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Planned an anniversary weekend at Epicurian hotel and dinner at Elevage. Hotel is beautiful and staff friendly. The restaurant staff was attentive and kind. Portions were huge and delicious. We enjoyed dinner so much we came back for breakfast and this time shared our dish. Many of the staff who helped us the evening before were there for breakfast and remembered us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very delicious food!
    foodiepirates
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We tried several items from the menu and were not disappointed with any of them.. It might be a little pricey just to hang out and have dinner and drinks but, I see my self dinning there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    leeintpafl
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Elevage was a perfect place for us to take an out-of-town guest for a memorable meal. The wait staff is extremely friendly and helpful with the menu items - we were never left "looking" for help, they anticipated our needs very well. The menu is comfortable but eclectic at the same time - wonderfully interesting/exciting mix to choose from. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jchait
    JchaitVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Being the name of the hotel where this is located is EPICURIAN.... The food was not even close in quality to its neighbor Berns Steakhouse. Great gor drinks and a snack in the bar but not for dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant at Élevage !
    CDMontreal
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a great first experience. From the ambience, to the food, to the service. It was all good. Other than some older couple that was there that was being rude to a family with a very well behaved baby it was a great experience. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    DrewSchVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've been twice. Extremely over priced for the quality of the food. Paid $42 for a steak that was tough to chew and flavorless. Restaurant is loud. Service poor. Will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saved our night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were dining at a nearby restaurant but left due to the poor quality of food... That's how we ended up at Epicurean. It was my fiance's birthday and we wanted to have an excellent meal and night out. We are so thrilled to have stumbled across The Epicurean. The wine menu is phenomenal!! The waiter offered us a mini tasting and ordered a fantastic Pinot Noir instead of our usual Cabernet. The scallops were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Our dinner was top notch and we had a fantastic time. The staff is incredible from Omar at Valet to the Manager that made sure we were having an incredible night. A BIG THANK YOU to our waiter too! We have found a new favorite dining spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud, food was decent
    MissSharpe
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server was the best thing about our experience at elevage. The atmosphere was extremely noisy, particularly due to the loud, obnoxious seated four tables away. The food was good, a few hits and misses. The butter was outstanding, tasting freshly churned. Overall, decent experience, but not up to Bern's standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 adults
    2playinghookie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service was exceptional from the entire staff. Exceptional food would be a complete understatement and would do it no justice. The selection of different flavors and combinations allows for everyone to have something they are going to love. We see a return visit in our near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    MrsJLG
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went for dinner and our server Patrick was outstanding. We could not have asked for better, more professional or friendly service. He was very attentive but not overly so and we wanted for nothing. The atmosphere is a kind of modern, ecclectic decor with a possible underotne of nautical. The found was incredible. We had a starter of lobster gnocci which is nothing like it sounds. Flavorful and plentiful it was a great start. The beet salad was fresh and different. I had scallops (slightly undercooked) and AMAZING goats cheese and roasted tomato grits. My husband had a steak sandwich which was equally amazing Overall we had a great experience and would tell anyone to come here! And thanks again Patrick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 70th Birthday
    celebrate
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our first Evelage dining experience was yummy and enjoyable. Food offerings right up our alley and our waitress,Tiffany, kept our food and drinks coming...we were stuffed by the end of our small plate(s) meal! A new experience well worth repeating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great hotel restaurant
    Paige
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was one of the best restaurants we could have eaten at, great décor, lots of history about the family who built it, knowledgeable staff, we would recommend to anyone and especially foodies. We have eaten at some of the best in the country and this place is on our list for the furture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at best
    Slowhand0
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Despite so many negative reviews, I treated a friend to a birthday luncheon recently and was underwhelmed to say the least. The best part was the pre-lunch cocktail. We ordered a basket of the "fresh baked artisanal bread" for $4.00. There were four slices of warm, buttered toasted brioche slices, but the rest was dried out, hard, white and rye baguette slices. I had a roasted tomato soup with cheese soldiers. The soup was very tasty but the cheese soldiers were dry and inedible. At this point, my guest ( another foodie like myself) and I decided to play it safe with burgers...lamb for her and beef for me. She enjoyed her lamb burger. Mine was thin and dry. A pecan brownie was lovely to share. The bill with tax and tip $106. Not returning.
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  • Evening at Elevage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was excellent. Small tables, high noise level and informal dress by wait staff did not provide a feeling of elegance. The atmosphere did not match the pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere - Food Marginal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I took my friend to lunch for her birthday. We found the food only marginal. We ordered the Homage to Berns and the onion rings were so salty we couldn't eat them. They had apparently sat under a heat lamp for some time because they were also soggy. The service was great as well as the wine. I do plan to give it another try during the dinner hour to see if the food is any better in the evenings.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    Bruedeman
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our food was amazing. The veal marsalla was terrific. My fiance had the hanger steak which she loved. It was a beautiful restaurant with great ambiance. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momsluv2eat2
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Too pricey for the food, my dish was too saltynot enough variety, noise level too high The food was good, service was great. Dessert was the best !! Not worth the drive. Glad we tried it once ( maybe) don't think we will be back for seconds
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wow!!!
    NancyBVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I'm not sure which was greater, the fun factor or the food factor. This is a restaurant that simply cannot be missed. Begin with possibly the best service I have ever experienced, move on to a most interesting and quirky menu with items that end up being far more delicious than their names might suggest, and top it off with a warm, if not a bit too loud atmosphere and does it get any better? We ordered several small plates to share and they were all fabulous. The Pork and Beans, the fried green tomatoes, the beet salad, the mushrooms, the cheese plate and oh my god, the steak sandwich, all winners. Great drinks and wine menu as well. We wanted to check out the rooftop bar, but it was raining buckets so that will have to wait for next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent food....even with its hotel association, it pulls from the prestigious Bern's past and places it's own twist on food. Excellent service and selection of wine. Knowledgeable staff and very attentive. Good that it is down the street from Bayshore to walk off the calories after done eating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time with great service!
    Jpbfsu
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Mark Adam did a remarkable job with the explanation, suggestive selling, and knowledge of the menu. Hostess could have been a little more welcoming and professional. Overall a great experience for our 1yr anniversary.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $$
    jbj26
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Considering its affiliation with Bern's and considering we ordered $30 entrees, I expected much better food quality. Appetizers and entrees all left much to be desired. Presentation and service were very good, but food quality was similar to Outback/Chile's. You can do much better elsewhere for same $$.
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  • Disappointed
    gfdfchickVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nothing on menu looked exciting. Having grown up in Tampa and having dined at Berns often, this was a let down. Felt like I was eating in a barn and paying high end prices. Decor was odd. Been there, won't be back.
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  • Great Staff and Delicious Food
    RiceSpice
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Group of six of us were there for a birthday dinner. Our server was very attentive and catered to everyone's crazy requests and orders. I had the tuna casserole which was beyond excellent and my husband had the hangar steak which he enjoyed. I've been to Elevage a couple of times now and have not been disappointed. Wish it was not such a rainy night because it would have been nice to grab a drink on the rooftop bar, but we walked crossed the street and had post-dinner drinks at Bern's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, able to hear!
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good place to meet friends for lunch and actually be able to carry on a conversation and hear each other. The food is very good and the ambience nice. A bit pricey for everyday so go on special occasions.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waaay too loud
    PattyPVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were there on a saturday night and the clatter of cutlery and the voices of fellow diners was distracting and unpleasant. We will never eat here again on a busy weekend. The food was very good and the service outstanding, so it's a shame to lose an otherwise fine local restaurant from our repertoire.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We keep coming back!
    chet
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ewe have always had a great experience there. The food and the staff are excellent.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, cool atmosphere
    Heidi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed date night here. The staff was very attentive. The veal chop and steak sandwich were both delicious. We went up to the rooftop bar afterwards to enjoy a drink and nice view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Delapaz
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Elevage was recommended for its food and it was a disappointment, the food was at best ok but lacking in flavor and imagination. The server seemed only interested in adding to the bill, overall would not recommend, we have better luck at Edison, Refractory, and a few other places in Tampa
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  • Trendy spot
    marcio
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Tiffany, our waitress was outstanding and made some great recommendations. The wine selection is impressive and the food was great. We then moved to the rooftop bar, which has some awesome drinks and a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the veal
    icequeen83
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dined at Elevage over the Labor Day weekend. Nice ambiance. The veal and the steak were great! Loved the extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate