717 South

4.4
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1678 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
717 WILL HAVE A SPECIAL 4 COURSE MENU ON VALENTINES DAY AND WILL NOT HAVE THEIR REGULAR DINNER MENU. PLEASE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.

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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PM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too many changes. Loud and mediocre service. Our prior visits were excellent. It was a big surprise to see how much changed. Our next visit will more than likely decide if we will ever come back. Value should be representative of the quality of food, service and ambiance. For this visit, it was overpriced.

B
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a 30th birthday and had a great time! We were seated right at our reservation time. Everyone was very friendly and the food was amazing.. will definitely come back!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in Tampa! Went with a friend and we had a great evening.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Delicious food, positive atmosphere, and helping staff. We order four different dishes and they were all expertly prepared.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Made it a great dining experience

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere’. Service was wonderful as always! One place you can actually hear each other’s conversations!

CK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a diamond in the rough people! First, parking is ample which can be a freak show in this urban environment! Great bar and attentive staff- and the food is just awesome!

BM
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

we've been going to this restaurant for years, the crab bisque was the best soup EVER! BUT, the chef is gone the menu is different and the soup is gone. The new food was now where's near as good, our bak choi had said in it, it obviously wasn't fully washed. we've crossed it of our list and will not return. Try Kona grill!

w
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

NYE meal was an excellent value and the food was also very good

SA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have eaten here before and had high expectations and unfortunately, they were not met on this visit. It was New Years Eve so they had a special menu which I did know ahead of time. However, the food was just ok. For $79 per person, I expected better.

My wife's lobster tail was dry and you could not see the filet as it was covered under a mountain of sauce. after scraping off the excess, we found the steak to be over cooked and dry. I had the rib-eye mid rare. I would say about 40% was fat ( I am aware that ribeye is a fatty cut) and it was cold and purple in the middle... barely rare at best.

The Carrot Cake desert option was undercooked and more of a custard consistency than a cake.

The service was great, atmosphere was great as well. I just think the food quality suffered from the holiday menu.

TK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We made a reservation on NYE which said was outdoor seating so I already knew that. However, what I didn't know was how the outdoor seating looked. There are literally 3 tables on a very small non decorated patio overlooking the street. Not much of a view and rather noisy as cars and people pass by. The restaurant inside was decorated for the holidays which looked really nice and cozy. It was rather chilly outside so our food got cold pretty quick which was disappointing because it did taste really good. I do believe we would have had a much better experience inside. So, my recommendation is to definitely sit inside in order to enjoy the ambiance.

UM
Tallahassee
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at 717. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. It is a terrific updated place.

AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and ambiance was great. I ordered the Thai Beef Salad and the beef was way over seasoned and so salty I couldn’t eat the meat. The other entrees also tastes very salty. I would Try again and next time request no seasoning or salt on the meat.

DS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went our last day in Tampa and had a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent and well presented. Service was attentive. And we loved the ambiance of the whole place- from the artwork on the walls to the setup of tables.

DG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived earlier than our reservation but were seated right away. Our server was very nice and checked in often before our meal was brought to the table and after. The food was delicious and a very good value for the price. We will definitely return if we're in the area.

OT
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience at 717 South. Great food and atmosphere. Our server was Tara and she was great and knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back.

AH
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent service. Comfortable atmosphere. Wish it were a bit cheaper so I could go more often!

Strongly recommend.

L
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Christmas Eve meal at 717 South! Food was spectacular. Will go again for another special occasion or date!

DD
Tampa
184 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My recent visit to 717 South was with hesitation, as my prior experience was terrible. I was pleasantly surprised! Our server was great as was the food! Unfortunately, the evening special dish was already sold out- at 7pm- not good. Luckily, the menu had lots of good choices.

A
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food. The truffle ravioli was amazing.

g
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service, well worth a visit.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Legree was outstanding and hilarious.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was EXCELLENT!! Will return with absolute certainty!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. All 3 in our group ordered crab cakes and they were beyond phenomenal.

m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Tina our waitress was very professional,knowledgeable She did not forget anything on our order. Food was fresh hot and wonderful.

OT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The vibe was welcoming, with fast service, refreshing decor, good food and well made cocktails. Worth a revisit.

SN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous thanksgiving dinner with my family. Excellent environment. Best Whiskey Pig pork chop ever!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening for my family Thanksgiving dinner. Food and attention was great. Would highly recommend it, looking forward to visit again next time visiting Tampa...

F
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, I will be going back again. Service was very attentive.

EK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a party of 4 there on Thanksgiving. The mood was amazing, not that loud. Not busy so our reservation went off without a hitch. I have to say the food was on the smaller portion size however the taste more then made up for it. There was not an empty spot on any plate. 1 Turkey, 1 Beef, 2 Fish all Out Of the World. I recommend that everyone try the food here.

TA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

It was so loud we couldn’t even hear each other at our table.

BB
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very slow. Took them a long time to find our bottle of Hess Select wine. One thing on my dinner plate was cold, steak was Luke warm and onion ring was hot. No mention of my birthday, and it was actually that day. I had said in reservation it was a birthday.

V
Adelaide / SA
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!n Wonderful ambiance and ...Anthony?! Perfection!
Thank you 717 South! We will be back..soon!!!

g
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friends belated birthday, and we all enjoyed ourselves and the food. Anthony, as always, made sure we had wonderful service!

TL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

We have been at this restaurant many times before for special celebrations because the food was always outstanding. It looks like now they are making their money with drinks and happy hours wine specials. The food was way below the standard that we were expecting . Definitely it is not a special occasion restaurant anymore. If you are in the pick up scene, and don’t care, or know about what great food is about, then this is your restaurant. If you care about the quality of food, stay away from this restaurant. I ordered the truffle ravioli with added lobster tail. A cream sauce should be velvety and smooth. Mine was grainy and tart. The only saving grace was the service. She was courteous, and friendly. Even the presentation of the plates were below what we have received before.

FG
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Outstanding food. Great service.

T
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! We had a wonderful server named Madison!

MR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have eaten dinner here in the past and it was very good. This time we ordered several appetizers to share for our meal and was very disappointed. We had to send the calamari back as was very fishy. The other dishes were not very good. Very disappointing.

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