Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa
Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa

Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grilleonesixteen.com/
  • Phone: 8133500216
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Tuesday: 11:00am to 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am Saturday: 5pm-12:00am Sunday: 5pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Gallagher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa
Grille One Sixteen is a “Freshly Elevated” dining experience from culinary concept, practice, and customer service; wrapped in a “CHIC” and “METROPOLITAN” atmosphere. Grille 116 has put together a menu that is “American Contemporary” and extraordinary. All of the steaks are organic and 100% Hormone Free. Our Fish is locally caught or flown in to provide you with the freshest seafood available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (38)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (20)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always Great !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great service , well trained staff , fresh tuna app , great steak and lobster
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no waiting on our table
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We would never use open table again for this eatery , sat for 15 minutes with absolutely no service, not even water!!! Had to get my own cocktail from the bar. They were going to use a mason jar for a $10.50 Crown and diet Coke as they had no clean drink glasses! We went to Donetello's Italian after this horrible visit to Grille 116, found the service at Donetello's impeccable!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It is a wonderful place, great food, good service, quiet and easy location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Restaurant
    Victor
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dinner at this restaurant because we had a gift card. It turns out we had a great experience. The food was great and the service was excellent. What else can you say about it. We will defineltly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    MamaTVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Light up menu's, great food, great service!! Will go back. Donuts were amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CocoaDiva33VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent ambiance! Posh style. Great for dinner date or just cocktails and appetizers with friends. No parking issues.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved this place!!!
    CycleEveryDay
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful restaurant...the food was excellent, the prices very reasonable for the quality, our server was great and the atmosphere very nice, very trendy. A+ all around!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must try
    DominicVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is really a very beautiful restaurant. Nicely lit with candles providing the atmosphere. The menus are lit for easy reading. The food was excellent. You must try the tempura lobster tail. Definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Outstanding service, and food. A little too loud for a romantic evening, but would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time
    Phillygirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent choice for lunch, food & portion sizes where perfect. Especially loved the atmosphere and decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As always our experience at the Grill 116 south was superb!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Esilva
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had reservation Saturday night for 6, they had reserved us a very nice table in a secluded area , food was amazing, good service very nice atmosphere . For sure will be back . Sea bass was just out if this world .
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Late Night option:Disappointing
    wsb225VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I made a reservation for 12 midnight to dine late night after a concert. When I arrived, I was told the kitchen was closed and that they could not serve us. After pushing back and speaking with the manager, the staff reluctantly seated us. You could tell the staff did not want to be there or serve us. Several items on the menu where not available. It was obvious that we arrived they had already started breaking down and preparing for closure. Bottom Line: If you take a late night reservation on Open Table, then be prepared for your guest. We will not be going back to Grill 116 South.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refreshing!
    ClassyfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Loved the atmosphere, very friendly staff and loved the food! A must when we visit Tampa in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise choice
    FoodieIAmVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Every so often my wife and I will just see what is available on a Friday or Saturday night last minute on open table to see if anything is new or a favorite we can sneak into. We heard about grille 116 but never got around to it. The last thing we do before committing is look at the menu and see if that is really what we want. My wife looked and said, "why not." So glad we did. We got there and the place wasn't too crowded, but that changed before we left. Even when crowds did arrive you could carry on a conversation without problem. Food was outstanding, drinks were refreshing. Already planning on taking a few friends and family back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDINGLY special place!
    Geoladd328
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had our first date here. Recently, we celebrated the first anniversary of our first date and returned to this special place. The chef and staff gave us a custom-made heart shaped chocolate cheesecake free of charge to help us celebrate! That was such a kind and classy gesture that you rarely see in this me focused world. The kindness of this gift was only exceeded by the incredible flavor of the desert. The bacon appetizer with the grits was divine and I highly recommend it. The Chilean Sea Bass was to die for. Their Sangria was very good. We sat in a booth and the seating was very comfortable and initimate. The decor was modern and very elegant. Hope to spend our second anniversary there!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calling Modern Foodies
    tampafoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Ambient lighting from when you first walk in sets the mood for a romantic evening or a for a group event of some sort. The cocktail list is by far one of he better ones in Tampa rivaling another local favorite Cirro's speakeasy. The food is on par with the drinks, however prepare to spend a little more as the prices seem a little high, but if your trying this place out for the first time and want to impress, this is definitely a place to consider.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and better service
    Santiagopolis
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the get go, we were very well received. Reservation was easily found. Wine was particularly good and their recommendation was excellent. Food quality and appearance was excellent. Price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Gem
    Uke1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food. Excellent service. Extremely friendly and attractive staff. Generous drink portions, can't beat 2 for 1 till 8:PM. Josh is a thoughtful and courteous waiter, Eric is a gracious host. Bartenders introduce themselves with a handshake. They make you feel like favorite customers on the first visit. House salad was large and tasty. Filet was fantastic. Watermelon cocktail perfect for summer. Doughnut desert with 4 separate flavor dips was an extra treat. Easy in and out valet service. Booths are super comfortable. They have special seating areas for larger groups. TV's above the bar let you track the Rays, etc. My new favorite place. Worth the drive from Clearwater!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    PDogVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great meal (Grouper Sliders are the best), great service, great cocktails and 2 for 1 happy hour…thanks. We'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Grille116
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    If you're looking for something new in South Tampa then check out Grille 116. The menu is creative and not too expensive for such a nicely decorated and chic restaurant. The entire staff from valet, hostess and waiter were friendly and helpful. The food was very good and mostly organic. Everything was fresh and well presented. I highly recommend Grille 116 for any occasion. If it's a special romantic occasion, I would request a booth. They are well appointed, romantic and cozy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toooooo fast.....and NO bread
    2quick2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were able to sit in a booth which for our 1st time dining here was great. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Everybody was wonderfully warm and talkative....The food was okay.....nothing outstanding. We did feel like the food came to quick and not enough time in between our appetizer and main meal. There was no bread for the table unless you ordered and paid for it......our entire dining experience was 1hr.....too quick for a Saturday night.....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    TMCJ7712
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband & I came here for our anniversary. It was better than expected. We will definitely come back. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was super - Thanks Haley for wonderful experience! Everyone was helpful and friendly. Food was wonderful and we enjoyed it as much as any "name brand" 4 star steakhouse. The Chef, Haley and Manager Eric surprised us with a wonderful dessert for our anniversary dinner that was too big to finish! We are early diners so enjoyed a quiet room and roomy booth. The place was really starting to fill up as we were leaving. Looked like a fun place to hang out for drinks and for group outings too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time, most enjoyable
    TampaGal
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Ask for Josh, he is a great wait staff! Food great, good value. Homemade donuts UNBELIEVABLY delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Larry at the bar was incredible!
    Yummy1234
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From Erik the manger all the way to the hostess, they were warm, friendly and welcoming! The food was impeccable, fresh, creative but not overdone. We will be back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner review
    bossmomrn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were a party of 6. We had very good service. The restaurant was a little warm actually. My fish, sea bass was a little fishy. I didn't seem flaky and fresh as other sea bass I've eaten. The vegetables were not good. I enjoyed the salad and appetizer we had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my first time at Grille One Sixteen. We were celebrating Mother's Day & Father's Day. It was the perfect restaurant for adults. Great menu options & great food. It is a little pricey but the food is worth ever penny. Our waiter was awesome also. We will be going back there in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion dinner!
    Dinner42
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We came here for our anniversary dinner and from the minute we walked in, the evening was special. We were immediately shown to our booth and the manager brought champagne:) The meal was delicious and very relaxed. Our server, Heather was amazing. Overall, an exceptional evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites secrets
    MCBDYNAMIC
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We have been to Grille One Sixteen several times before the theatre and enjoy the ambiance, food, decor and the service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite resturant!
    Chris
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Absolutely love this resturant and i have been 10+ times this year (2014) alone. Came here this week for my brother's birthday dinner and 1 of the 5 entres was not delivered until 15min after the other 4. No explanation was given but still my favorite resturant. Favorite app is the bacon, favorite two dishes are the Spicy Tuna Salad and the 12oz filet. Amazing dessert and great staff. Besides this one time always had a great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 243 reviews are from the Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa reviews archive.
  • Poor service ruined our celebration
    Hsy2550VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went to Grille One Sixteen to celebrate our friend’s 21st wedding anniversary. I called ahead to let the restaurant know of the special occasion. It was Memorial Day Weekend on a Saturday, so when we arrived the restaurant was practically empty. We were promptly seated since our friends were running late. We order drinks, Crown on the rocks and a Mia Tia. The bartender did not know how to make the Mia Tia. After we got our drinks, our waitress was nowhere to be found. We finally beckoned for her to come take our order. She had no interest in waiting on us was obvious. The food was good, but the service was poor. There was no acknowledgement that we were celebrating our friend anniversary. I will probably not go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary night
    TampaDeb
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service was excellent. Well greeted, GM introduced himself during dinner. Beautiful and modern decor. Our Calamari appetizer was plentiful, only needed to ask for more sauce because there was so much calamari! Dinner was delicious Ribeye for him and tempura lobster tails for me. Topped by a customized dessert from the chef since it was our anniversary! Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary and had an amazing experience. Food, drinks, desert were excellent and priced very fairly. The service was first rate. I used the Open Table app and the recognized our anniversary and met all of my requests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasantly surprised
    DaveCVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The South Tampa location of Grille One Sixteen gave a great combination of artistic contemporary restaurant design, original appetizers, a wide-ranging menu to please many palates and very friendly service. All of this, infused with a clubby yet relaxing dining atmosphere. Restaurant manager Eric made my mom feel so quite at home, too, even if the noise level is a little "high energy" for her. We enjoyed and appreciated the light-up menus. The restaurant booths are posh, among the best I've sat in, among restaurants on East Coast or West Coast. This place earns its five OpenTable stars.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time.
    AMSunShn
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent service. Chic design. Food was outstanding from the apps to the main course. Bartenders were fun & friendly. Drinks out of the ordinary & excellent!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We've dined at Grille One Sixteen a few times and this time was no different. The service was perfection, the food was delicious and the cocktails were creative and amazing. The GM even came over to check on our table and make sure everything was okay. That extra little effort always makes you feel special. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and they even have private dining areas. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Grille One Sixteen South!
    SteakLuv2
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I have eaten in some of the finest steakhouses in the USA, from Ruth's Chris, to Hyde Park (Hyatt Daytona Beach, FL), to Flemming's, to Bern's (Tampa, FL), to Morton's and several unexpected delights in various non-chain venues. Grill One Sixteen South has to be one of the very BEST steakhouses on this planet! The quality of the meat (had the rib eye) and the firing was unlike any I have ever experienced: especially tender, juicy, and flavorful. This place proves that grain/grass fed beef really is the best best when having a steak. The ambiance of this place is so chic and inviting. The wait staff (been here twice now) is consistently professional with their attendance and demeanor. My advice: GO HERE.... SOON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flipped
    Raven
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The deco was well done, love that the menus had a back light so you are able to read them. My only problem , it seem as if we were been rushed by the waitress she didn't give us time to make decisions between courses. Would probably stay longer and get more drinks if she wasn't in such rush, maybe her shift was ending. Still a great atmosphere would go back. The donuts are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night of dining
    SMWTampa
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was superb and the good was even Better. We all really enjoyed out first visit here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.