My steak was perfectly cooked...med
My steak was perfectly cooked...medium rare Pittsburg. The grouper piccata was very good. The gruyere grits and garlic mashed potatoes very nice. The broccoli could have been cooked a bit more. The noise level almost ruined our experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was a bit surprised driving
I was a bit surprised driving by to note that this place has not one window, but once you walk inside, it's very well laid out and has beautiful lighting fixtures with plenty of light to see. The bar is visually stunning and inviting - great place for a business lunch or special event. A little higher than most places, but everything lived up to my expectation of an above the average restaurant. The new one on South Dale Mabry wasn't crowded at all for lunch - so, if you're in a hurry and want a nice place, this is the place to go.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently fine but relaxed
Consistently fine but relaxed dining. Excellent and friendly service. Delicious food.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Grille One Sixteen three times the past two months with family or friends. Each time the food and service has been very good. The illuminated menus are a plus in the evening low light levels. A nice change from the familiar chain restaurants.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great find! The food was
A great find! The food was very, very good. A definite repeat! We felt this restaurant delivered the total package.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been to Grille One Sixteen
We've been to Grille One Sixteen several times and have always had a fine experience. The staff is always friendly and accommodating.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I'm so glad we found this great restaurant hidden in plain sight on Dale Mabry. We will definitely be back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always fantastic,
The food is always fantastic, especially the steaks! Save room for the donuts... they are amazing!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything about the restaurant
everything about the restaurant is first class, the food presentation is superb, the menus light up, the wait staff knows the product and is very friendly, this is just a great place to go, we will return often.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the filet and the tempura
We had the filet and the tempura lobster tails. They cooked the steak extremely well. It was a perfect medium rare. The drinks were creative and delicious. The atmosphere was inviting and it seemed like they had a good crowd for happy hour as well. Overall a great choice for dinner.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't say enough wonderful
Can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant! Stunningly beautiful, exceptional service, delicious food! Two Saturday nights in a row dining at Grille One Sixteen says it all.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great!. T
The food and service was great!.
The Hostess recommended a quiet table which was located in one of the rooms off the main dining room. There was a large table of 8 in the same room which very loud and we could barely hear each other at our table!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I
This is the second time I have dined here and it was just as good as the first time. The Walker's Wood Shrimp was succulent. The Chilean Sea Bass simply melts in your mouth, it is that good. I wasn't sure which wine I wanted to drink so the waitress offered me the option of a small tasting of each so I could make a better decision. I like this feature of a restaurant. We enjoyed everything about the experience and will return in the future.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though we went to the wrong location, we sorted that out and ended up at the right one. Tampa South is a preferred location for us since it is larger, wasn't as full and the noise level seemed more reasonable. The restaurant listened to my request for a quiet spot and we were in the best spot in that restaurant for low noise.
The food and service were simply excellent, with only one complaint which is that I don't care for that style of caesar salad. Other than that, it was really terrific.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant and loved
Great restaurant and loved the ambience! We traveled in from Texas to celebrate our anniversary and wish there was a Grille One Sixteen in Texas! Shane was a great server and food was great as well!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was some of the best
This was some of the best food that I have had in awhile, I enjoyed the lobster as well as the appetizers and the food. I would definitely recommend this to friends, family, and everyone that would enjoy the restaurant.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is awesome; very modern and a very clean place. The filet mignon I ordered was cooked perfectly and it was the best tasting steak I've had in a long time. The grouper sliders are out of this world good! Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu selection great. The
Menu selection great. The bacon appetizer is fabulous (suggested by our server). The donut desserts are defintely a must try!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fantastic experience
Another fantastic experience at Grille One Sixteen! The service is impeccable ... so much attention and nothing goes unnoticed. Food was delicious: Grouper sliders were perfection. Excellent wine choices served beautifully. I love this restaurant ... and always feel taken care of and appreciated.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for a special occasion
We went for a special occasion so we were ok with the cost, but they are too expensive to go often.
We were there on a weekday, but they were also very slow. I hope that they have not out priced themselves.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all got the scallops and they are the best we have ever had!!!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group had the kobe beef
Our group had the kobe beef sliders, warm pretzel loaf, hamburger, grouper sandwich, mixed grill, grouper piccata, side caesar salad, and the donut with chocolate sauce. Everything was delicous. Atmosphere was great! Highly recommend!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience
The food was good, I sampled the kids choices. The service was good not great, got some diners drinks confused and missed an item, but made up for it nicely. Have no problem returning, have been there before and it has always been a nice experience. Can get a bit noisy at happy hour.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heather is an outstanding server. Never too far away but unobtrusive. She knew her menu and how items were prepared. She also handled special requests very professionally. Looking forward to our return.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great staff and perfect menu selection - great ribeye
Best Woodford Reserve Manhattan in town !
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and consistent.
Food was very good and consistent. Really liked the booths.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here for lunch.
This was my first time here for lunch. I have had the exceptional pleasure of experiencing dinner here a couple of times. I am happy to report that the excellent service and food quality has carried over to the lunch scene. The only thing I would suggest is an expanded menu with more lunch "weight" options. The lunch menu, from what I can remember, is the same as the dinner menu. I will be back - need I say more?
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night!
What a great start to our date night. Our waiter was spot on with attention and service. Food and drinks arrived timely and exactly how we wanted them. The menu had a nice variety.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you enter the restaurant, you know you "have arrived" and when you depart "you know you have arrived".
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I surprised my wife, and told her to just get dressed up that we were going out for dinner. Grill 116 was a great experience from the moment we walked threw the door (almost walked pasted the door, its blended into the side of the building). The hostess was polite and looked very professional (hot too).
Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing, she allowed my wife and I to order our appetizer and causally enjoy it before coming back to check on us for our dinner order. She waited until my wife and I had a few bits of our food before coming to see if everything was prepared to our liking (It was ! ). I highly recommend the donuts dessert.
The entire evening was perfect, we never felt rushed and the food was fantastic.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was excellent! My wife and I will be back soon.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed lunch on Thursday!! Love that you are serving Buddy Brew coffee now too!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What A Fantastic Find!
We have to go to Tampa once a month and look forward to Open Table helping us find great restaurants for dinner. This was one of them. Upon arriving, we realized it was very dark inside and discovered very quickly that is was done on purpose when we saw that the menus were lit. The decor is very modern, yet tasteful. Our server Lauren was very attentive and had an incredible personality. The food..... We ordered the amazing pretzel bread and the shrimp with plantain appetizer, and the Chilean sea bass entree. Everything we ate was absolutely fantastic! It left us wanting more, but Lauren couldn't convince us to go for the donuts (which looked incredible by the way). This restaurant is definitely worth a return trip.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very hip restaurant and the food was amazing!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food this evening all around. Waiter didnt have much experience with fielding wine questions but was helpful other than that. Had the special beef dish which exceeded my expectations. Steak, sea bass, and scallops ordered by the others in the party were done well also. All in all, a great experience.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Big City Vibe
Great atmosphere with food and service to match!
Felt like we were in a much larger city.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, tasty food & wine
We made reservations through Open Table and was surprised we could get prime time reservations so quickly, once we arrived it quickly filled with many guests, the atmosphere is on trend and felt like we were in a larger city like Chicago rather than Tampa.
The wine list was varied and the prices were reasonable, we tried the Malbec around $28 for a bottle and it was great, smooth and full of flavor. We also tried a variety of appetizers, the bacon (delish) and the walkers wood shrimp (my FAVE) were the most notable, we did have the lobster tail (I am not a fan of tempura) but it was nicely seasoned.
We ordered the filet with the balsalmic and bleu reduction-SO good! We will absolutely be dining at Grill One Sixteen again!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and atmosphere
They have some of the best filet mignon I've ever had. It didn't need a reduction or anything.
The service was great, but it was a bit warm in the restaurant. I had to ask the waitress to turn down the AC to make it cooler.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Commending Max, our server. Always on hand with great recommendations!
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We visited on a week day evening
We visited on a week day evening and the restaurant was quiet and very elegant. I imagine it would be a good deal more lively during the weekend. The food was excellent. I had the filet bites with a horseradish sauce and my date had the sea bass which she really enjoyed. Service was fine. Definitely worth a try.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you are looking to impress this a great little spot for the senses However taste is not one of them. The visual aspects are terrific but the food lacks the ability to impress the taste buds. This place is best suited for a nice drink before you and your date go to the bistro of choice.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll be back!
Rookie waiter notwithstanding, one of the best food experiences I've had. The Gruyere grits are a reason to get up in the morning.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
great first time!
took a few customers to this restaurant and we were all very happy with the food and service, will try again when back in Tampa......
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience overall
The food here is very good and the managers very accomodating , great atmosphere if you and ambience which had a contemporary south Miami feel. Mac and cheese was awesome!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this restaurant! The decor, the service, the food, everything was great. Would recommend highly! Beautiful conference rooms as well. We had dinner at one of Tampa's "best" steak houses last night...this place blew it out if the water! My husband is in the restaurant business and was totally impressed.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The entire experience at Grill 116 was fantastic. Our server Shane highlighted some of the dishes that they were known for, and we ended up according a couple of them. The red snapper was cooked perfectly, and how could you go wrong with the donuts to cap the night off. The restaurant was pretty slow, but it was a Tuesday night. If the service is as good as it was when they are busy, this is a go to spot in Tampa for me moving forward.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why did we wait so long?
This is a great looking restaurant with great food and wonderful wait staff (ask for Dave). good flavor, good choices, good wine, and good desserts. It is not trying to be anything more than a great grill based restaurant. Wife had the snapper and I had the ribeye. excellent choices and cooked perfectly. I am going back next week. Good value for the money.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a wonderful spot for a celebration dinner. The bar was nice and the food was great. I loved that they had the shareable sides.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not heard much about Grille One Sixteen but had dinner there the other night. What a pleasant surprise! The service was excellent. I order the 8 oz filet and it was perfection! Everyone with me enjoyed their meal as well - I will definitely be back!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent but
Everything was excellent but the background music could have been lower.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM