Kafe' Kokopelli
Kafe' Kokopelli

Kafe' Kokopelli

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kafekokopelli.com/
  • Phone: 3525230055x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Prime Rib, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steven Queen Jr.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms available for your special events with unique dining options for plated, buffet, and cocktail style events. Our Citrus Room accommodates seated parties up to 80 people and cocktail receptions up to 100 while our Cypress Room offers seating for 40 and receptions up to 50.

    Please contact us to reserve a room for engagement parties to baby showers and everything in-between, birthday parties, business meetings, etc. We look forward to hosting your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Horne 3525230023x
  • Entertainment: Please visit our website for the most recent information on special events, specialty dinners, and entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot is located off of Live Oak Ave and 5th St. with limited spaces available however, we have ample street parking available.
A word from Kafe' Kokopelli
Located in historic downtown Dade City, Kafé Kokopelli offers exceptional food in an extraordinary atmosphere. A favorite of locals and visitors alike Kafé Kokopelli strives to create a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Known for his creative modern american cuisine, award winning Chef/Owner Steven Queen Jr. promotes local food and farm to fork concepts at Kafé Kokopelli while changing the menu seasonally.

Please visit our website for the most up to date information on events and entertainment. We look forward to serving you soon!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Kafe' Kokopelli reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Ecclectic menu/delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Amazingly surprised by this find in Dade City. The food was beyond what I had expected, this chef does incredible work, and the staff was engaging, informative and friendly. This place may be a bit pricey for some, awesome date night for others, and regular meal for still others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ironcity
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I would totally recommend this restaurant. The service was extremely good as well very friendly. The knew their menu as were great with their recommendation s what what to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    searching4afave
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I looked forward to eating here because of other positive reviews and was not disappointed. Both the exterior ivy covered bricks and the interior eclectic design of the restaurant are beautiful. My husband and I were seated immediately. Gratis sweet corn muffins were dry - bread would have been better. We shared the Fried Green Tomato Napoleon which was flavorful and interesting, but I much preferred the She Crab Bisque! My husband enjoyed his Filet Mignon and especially the Roasted Red Pepper and Potato Puree. My Prime Rib was cooked and seasoned perfectly and my sides of Red Skin Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus were wonderful. We had no room for dessert - will return and try again. Service throughout was fantastic (Thanks, Tori)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our special occasion great
    Denise1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was our first visit. Food was great! Service was great. Will definetely Go back soon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoy Kafé Kokopeli!
    Kona
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband found the restaurant quite by chance while watching a commercial on TV! We came dor lunch and have come bavk for dinner several times bringing family and friends with us to enjoy the experience! We always feel welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All ar oun d good place!
    Willie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Spent a great night enjoying their wonderful Prime Rib. If the waitress was a little more caring and attentive it would have been a five star night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Indifferent this time
    kellygirl6872
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Surprisingly just okay this time. The wine pared with what we ordered was ok, but not worth the $10 a glass price attached. Yes, I know how much of a mark up there is on wine. The Caesar salad was delicious, as always. The entrees were "okay", a nice sized portion of swordfish but the sauce was almost overpowering and the black rice was very salty. The rabbit was interesting but the portion in the phyllo was a bit dry and the sauce atop tasted a bit burnt. The rib meat was tasty as was the sauce. The strawberry rhubarb cobbler needed more strawberry and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream would have added so much. We don't mind paying for good food but the taste and quality just wasn't there this time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dade City Gem
    Hate2cook
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Kafe' Kokopelli is a wonderful place to meet friends and have a great meal in a warm and unique environment. The location in quaint downtown Dade City is the perfect escape from traditional chain restaurants. We started with a Kafe' Kokopelli specialty, the Fried Brie, which is served with a dab of honey and a fresh grilled peach. It was sensational. I had the Beef, Bibb and Blu. The presentation is exceptional and the beef was done to perfection. My wife had the Salmon Salad and she was ecstatic. The Salmon was fresh and delicious with the taste enhanced , not smothered , by the light home made dressing. Our server was attentive and in spite of being 30 minutes late for our reservation they were gracious and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    Florida3
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived early for dinner and was seated immediately. Our hostess was very friendly and we had a great server for our meal. My boyfriend's steak was done exactly as ordered, medium rare and my shrimp and pasta was delicious - light lemon sauce made it great for late night pasta. Would definitely recommend going there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our second visit in the last two weeks and we brought friends with us this time. Once again it was a great dining experience from the cocktails to the food and good service from Lisa again. We all agreed that it's so good to have a local place to bring out of town guests that provides a truly good dining experience. We'll be back; more items on the menu to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvtodine
    luvtodineVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The staff at the bar are outstanding. Made me feel right at home. When we walked into the dinning room we got seated by steve the owner`s farther,he made you feel like famly. As for the food it was outstanding. We will be regular's. Great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner For Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. Felt comfortable as soon as we walked in; greeted right away by a couple of people who were really happy we came in. Lisa was our server and she made the experience very worthwhile. Service was great and the Chef's Scampi was awesome. We plan to go back soon to try the Watermelon Martini and the Rabbit Entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, service was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first visit & we will definately go back. Food, service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quirky and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I'd been by the outside of Kafe Kokopelli maybe a dozen times, and when a friend came into town, I knew it was the right time to try it. The inside is absolutely unique. As long as you don't mind a few mounted animals watching over your meal, it's what I would call quirky and charming. The food is often locally grown, and I can't describe how delicious it was. My friend and I were there for lunch...we shared a brie appetizer, which was amazing. Just warm enough to be melty without being runny...local honey and fruit on the side...mmmm! Then I had the Beef, Bib, and Bleu salad (which was divine) and my friend had the Yellowfin salad, which she also claims was terrific. Our server was attentive. Definitely will go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Kafe' Kokopelli reviews archive.
  • Charming Gem
    Siebersieb
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Recently dined here for a date night. We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The ambience is warm and eclectic, the food was phenomenal, and the staff was so welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    AlwaysHungry
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We drove an hour and spent the night at the Hampton Inn. Cocktail specials were great: Old Fashioned and Bellini. Bar has a great feel and bar staff were at the ready to help and make recommendations. The Summer menu is varied, with both light and substantial dishes withy great starters and entrees. Fried Green Tomato Napoleon with Goat Cheese was excellent. So, was the Rabbit Duo. We had the Almond Crusted Baked Brie with Berries for Dessert. The Wine pairings for dinner were helpful and nice choices. Service was prompt and professional - nicely done. We had a great time, friends had been telling us to check it out - now we're planning a party; the restaurant has several function rooms to host events and larger groups. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kafe' Kokopelli
    JHRay
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Kafe' Kokopelli. I went to college right down the road and had always want to try the restaurant out, but never had the time. For being in a little town like Dade City it had a kitschy feel and excellent food. Its not an overly large restaurant, but that adds to the experience. I would defiantly go back and have already recommended to some of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal
    LOLFoodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is a very charming restaurant in downtown Dade City, I ordered the fried green tomato appetizer which was delicious! Entree I had the filet and it was the best cooked and most flavorful filet I've ever had, definitely holds it's own against the fine dining steak houses in Tampa. For dessert we had the banana bread pudding and the server made a table side carmalized sauce that is poured over it, amazing!!! All in all worth the drive, I will definitely be going back to try some of the other items, very fresh, nice farm to table concept with a lot of local ingredients. Check it out, you won't be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinner was great!
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great service and food for a group of 7, very nice live music and interesting decor made for a nice evening with friends. We all loved our entrees!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chef / Poorly trained servers
    GourmetSteve
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Hostess attempted to seat us in the last available table in the bar which was very loud. We refused. She took us to the dining room which had a single occupied table and seated us next to uncovered electrical wires in the worst seat in an almost empty dining room at 5:00 pm on a Saturday afternoon. The server brought one pheasant, assuming we would split it although we both ordered pheasant, so we had to wait while they prepared two more. He apologised profusely and was pleasant, acknowledging his mistake. We order their best meritage; they were out but substituted a fine Cabernet which was an upgrade without extra charge. The pheasant was outstanding and equal to Michelin restaurants we have enjoyed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious brunch
    yummyfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mother for brunch. Everything was great. Food was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. Staff was friendly. Very quant location and décor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Wonderful
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the attentive service. Our waitress was there for our every need. She did an outstanding job on our bread pudding. The food was very good and not the usual menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Drive
    Ginger
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We are tired of chain restaurants and our group of friends usually gather every week, so we decided to drive from Spring Hill. The menu choices are excellent, service was great and food was excellent. ..I enjoyed the salmon with quinoa and chick pea salad. Very different. I also enjoyed the fried brie.Was a little disappointed in the goat cheesecake as I expected something a bit lighter ,less dense. Overall dining experience was great! I would have liked to linger a bit longer before we were given out check.. For the prices they charge a salad should be included.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, best in the area
    TomS
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in the area. I visit the area occasionally to see family and am coming from the Philadelphia area where there is foodie worthy dining at many restaurants. I travel a lot for work, eating out a lot at nice restaurants, and as a result, know when there is a "real chef" cooking in the kitchen. Hands down, this is the best restaurant in this area of Florida, probably ranks in the top 10 in the state. Everything on each plate works together and you can tell has been carefully prepared by someone who is thinking about making something special (prepared with love, skill and pride in good food). The sauces and sides build on the main feature of the plate - great dishes every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise in middle Florida
    Fairone
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Needed a place for a prewedding dinner. Reserved a table for 15 on short notice. The team at Kafe were great and fit us in with no problem. The restaurant had a rustic look but the menu was interesting. The food was really great and served out on a reasonable time and warm. Sometimes with that many people it can be disappointing. Everyone loved what they ordered and were happy with my choice. I would recommend this great hidden gem
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our first time to the restaurant for dinner. The food was excellent and prepared very well. We had drinks at the bar before being seated, and the bartenders were excellent and shared some great drink suggestions. Unfortunately, our waiter was inattentive and seemed disinterested. He even brought our bill to us while we were still eating our dinner, with the comment "if you want desert I'll just add it on later." Really unfortunate ending. If we return, we will ask for a different waiter because everything else was so nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kafe Kokopelli
    Keiffer
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I have been here a few times over the last few years and would have recommended it then. However, since the new owners have taken over and made some improvements, I suggest that all who read this, treat yourself to the new version and frequent the Kafe on a regular basis. The atmosphere is outstanding and the food is absolutely amazing. It is worth you making the trip from outside of Dade City. I had an opportunity to speak with the owners while my fiancé and I were there. exceptionally nice people that truly care about your entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Steak!
    Sisters
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My sister and I both had the broiled steak - probably the best steak I've ever eaten. Seasoned perfectly, tender, cooked exactly as asked - and one asked for rare and one was medium well. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive without hovering. We will definitely recommend to our friends and will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business dinner
    Carole
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Needed a good restaurant for a business dinner. This one is a great find. The food and service were excellent. Interesting menu with some items not found very often. I had pheasant and creamed kale which was excellent. Everyone raved about their meal so it was definitely a hit all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sage gnocchi was really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The sage gnocchi was really nice. Complex flavors - . Everyone in our party complimented their food and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delightful luncheon
    lsoutherland
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I love the hidden approach, secluded. Upon entering, the decor appeared to be fun. My server was friendly and considerate. He answered all questions. There was no need to rush as I was comfortable engaging in conversation. Yes, I will come back. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and food
    easton
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    warm,friendly very good service. a true diamond in the rough. red tail snapper was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The new management has revamped the menu. The new menu choices and food are wonderful. I loved it! I had the salad with grilled salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique all around
    Mommamasters
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for valentines day. Great staff. Great sangria. Tried gator for the first time. It was really good. Duck was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time customer to restaurant.
    Mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time customer to restaurant. Was very pleased with the service and the fact the host new our name and took us right to our seat. That's how a reservation is suppose to work. Second thing I would like to mention was the food, it was superb in flavor, quality, and presentation. Very nice atmosphere, it was a little noisy, but that was to be expected on Valentines Day. No biggie there. The only compliant I have, and its a big one for me, is that while the food quality and taste were superior, it was absolutely not enough food for the money I spent there. I actually left there hungry and paid closed to $100 bucks. While I would like to return, this alone would keep me from coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal!
    John
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I loved our valentines day trip. The food was wonderful and the night was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific Valentine's Day dinner!!
    doogiemcbee
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed the dinner a great deal. The Chocolate Martinis were sensational!! We were running a bit late so we called to let the staff know and they were very accommodating when we arrived. I would definitely dine there again. Highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best filet of beef!
    Local
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Menu is more concise since the owner turnover, however I have always went there for the filet. It is even better than before; hard to believe it could be better than it was. Excellent taste and tender as can be! The sides were excellent too; more gourmet than before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos for Kafé Kokopelli
    Dale
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Excellent food in a fun and eclectic dining space in a century-old former Ford dealership. My choice of the house-made gnocci turned out to be an excellent one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's not a Tampa Quality Place
    Thebigdiner
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Move to this area was looking for a unique the kind of place. Not really our style. Food was alright but didn't Wow us. 1. Wife's meal Salmon was sent to the table skin up and very under cooked (Raw). It had to go back to the kitchen and took a long time to return. 2, My Short Rib we served in a brown sauce which was very salty and the steak was pretty tough at medium. Again, I would give it a shot if there is nothing else to do. Just don't expect a Side Burns or Wine Exchange type of meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.