717 South

4.6
1600 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We woodfire all our in-house hand cut steaks..Extensive wine list ( over 300 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.
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DR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I was not satisfied with my experience and did not have the time to wait for management that night. I called the next day to explain my disappointment and the manager indicated, if I ever came again to dine ask for him and he'd give me a free dessert.

S
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is very consistent with respect to the food. The wait staff is less so, but a great server makes it truly a pleasure. We had a great one Saturday night! Well Done!

GP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we LOVED it! Fabulous Calamari, Grouper & Ahi Tuna. Server was EXCEPTIONAL, staff EXTREMELY courteous and WE WILL BE BACK!!

KA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited 717 South twice. Both times the food and service were great. Their menu is very straightforward. Easy to find the food and beverages you want. The staff is over the top helpful and friendly. Pretty quiet. Parking is real easy.

L
Key West
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Every time I come here the food and service is fabulous

g
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Juliana was a really helpful server, and the food was good.
I was surprised at how busy and noisy the bar area was on a weekday so that conversation was a challenge in the dining area. Next time we will ask for a booth farther in the back. And there will be a “next time.!”

DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. We had a large party and reserved the room in the back. We had two people helping us, I believe one was the manager. Both women were excellent, attentive and so kind. It was truly a great experience. I would absolutely recommend 717 south to everyone especially a large party. Food was fantastic and again the service was impeccable. Thank you!

F
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our third time to 717. A great restaurant. Food is SUPER. The place was a little noisy so difficult to talk, but great energy. Enjoyed would recommend and will definitely be back again!

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening and our server was very nice. Had a nice birthday party and my guests said they really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Most were new diners and said they’d come back.

SD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I had the risotto which was very good , excellent flavor. I think the restaurant is very modern and cute. But I did have a few issues. First of all our server which I believe her name was Paula was kinda odd she didn’t offer the person that went with me another drink after he was done with the first one and she didn’t even offer us desert. We literally walked across the street to Starbucks for desert. The Cajun chicken itself tasted good had good seasoning however they put a sauce on it which tasted bad and I have never had a sauce with Cajun chicken so that was weird to me. He had truffle fries with it and they didn’t even taste like truffle, they had cheese on them which you could also barely taste so technically I just had fries.

AE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The owner was a gracious host and we were treated superbly by Anthony, our server.

g
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Anthony, I had a wonderful dining experience. He was attentive and took care of my requests. The delicious food like the mushroom risotto and the service will keep me returning to the special place in South Tampa.

JA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu was great. Lots of variety. Good service. Timely service. Good beverage options.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Service, food, and drinks were great too!

CM
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Tampa; always consistent, never disappoints

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s
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was fantastic. The food was fantastic and the service was great! I have specific things I can’t eat and they were very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back soon.

PS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

One of favorite places for dinner. As always service and food was exceptional.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. We was greeted when we walked in and was seated promptly. Our waitress was nice and attentive to our table. The only thing I was not a fan of was the crab fried rice. There was little to no crab and it was not fried rice in any form. However the rest of the meal was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all counts!

GC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at 717! Anthony never fails to provide service excellence. Get the crab bisque for sure.

SB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places in Tampa, food is ALWAYS EXCELLENT and great service! They offer great specials and plenty of parking. The atmosphere is quant and great place to celebrate any occasion! Highly recommend!

FL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time the food was awesome and so was our waiter highly recommend

GW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

TG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen was a wonderful hostess and our food was terrific.

JC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME WE ATE AT 717. EVERYONE ENJOYED THEIR MEAL.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK TO 717.

BG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special, angel hair pasta with lobster and lobster cream sauce, was amazing.

Needs to be on the menu.

g
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.. service, food

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crabcakes and Macadamia nut encrusted chicken were both wonderful. The service was great as well. The dining area is a little tight, but not enough to affect our overall experience. Great place for a really nice, relaxing meal!

UM
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here never disappoints. Their steaks are phenomenal and we just tried their fabulous lasagna, too,

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love south tampa and all the unique restaurants and businesses there! Perfect location, decorated nicely,me u had a great selection , and staff was friendly! Everything we ordered was tasty!!! The only complaint I would say is our poo poo platter was a little pricey for what we got and I was not sure what the sauces were. But overall pleased because they allowed you to substitute things in the platter we did not like!! My husband said his salmon was the best he has had and his drink from the bar!

D
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been to 717 South a few times and really enjoyed it. This time the service was very slow. Our waitress didn’t come by as often as she should have either. Disappointing visit as we were with friends who had never been.

KA
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a 6:45 reservation, and the dining room just started to fill up. Our Server( Julianna)and the Host were outstanding, the food was outstanding. Overall a good value. Last Saturday, it took an extremely long time to get our main entree. The whole dining room was in a similar situation, no one got their entrees. the actual time was over 40 minutes. Our Server did everything she could to make the wait tolerable. So in summary, great staff, great menu, easy to park, great selections at all price levels. Our night, the kitchen had an issue, it happens, we will go back again.

LC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great date night spot and food was really delicious. I would recommend!

MO
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back to 717 as the food and service are always wonderful and it has a big range of foods we like.

BM
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Crab bisque is the best soup we've ever eaten. We measure all bisques against this one!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, and the ambiance were great. I was able to get a glass of wine at the bar before we sat on happy hour and that was great. However my total bill for one person eating dinner with no desert and no alcohol on this tab was really high!!! I would love to eat here more often or send my friends here but it is too expensive for an evening out.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was terrible- filet not cooked- sent back (which I never do) ... twice - still not edible .

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will be back again.

l
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a nice restaurant that is consistently good.

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