A new season of shows have begun at The Straz and that means Tampa dinners! We began with a favorite, 717 South! What a great choice! Loved the restaurant, loved the food and .....loved Anthony! It’s a long season and we will be back often! Thank you 717 South! We had a fabulous time!
The new menu is great. We had sautéed calamari, tuxedo tuna, curry mussels, roasted Brussels, and the Thai beef salad. Everything was outstanding. Highly recommend.
The word dependable is often overused. But I must say this testable is very dependable in being great.
Food & ambience was awesome! Service is always great!
Great food and excellent service, wish I could have tried everything on the menu
Food and service were both amazing highly recommend
We had a wonderful evening. We will be back.
Nice atmosphere. Food was tasty. Wine was delicious! Girls night out!
Good quality food and nice place. Dishes were somewhat creative, nice wine list. Enjoyed it!
Always love 717 South. Never disappoints. They’ve done a bit of a makeover and it looks even better. We were told a new Chef is hired and menu will change.
Lovely place to bring friends and have a good time.
Had reservations... so we got seated as soon as we walked in. After being seated, took about 10 mins for someone to greet us. Ordered the risotto mushroom dish. Wasn’t great or horrible. Had a Smokey taste to it. For dessert had the chocolate dome cake. That was good! Will try another visit.
At last, 717 has added lamb chops to their menu once again. Hooray! Our dinner was fabulous because both of us ordered the lamb chops, which had an absolutely luscious sauce along with jalapeño sweet potato mash and little roasted beets. My guest had the same thing except that she ordered regular mashed potatoes instead of the jalapeño sweet potatoes. The service was excellent, and I was glad once again to see Anthony, who is one of my favorite people at this restaurant.
Always lives up to our expectations.
Our Grouper sandwich was very tasty and really enjoyed the apple pie with homemade vanilla ice cream. Our server was very nice and attentive. A nice place to meet friends and enjoy nice conversation and a great meal!!
A fantastic experience at 717. Added to my lists of favorites when I visit Tampa.
Good food and menu seemed more up to date.
Food was luke warm and flavorless. There were 5 of us and no one throughly enjoyed their meal. Server left first course dishes in the table as well as empty glasses. Bread served was chewy. Lasagna was nothing but globs of cheese. The demi glaze on the pork chop was not fresh and piled on the meat. I felt the need to salt my food (which I rarely do at $$$ restaurants) just to add flavor as I was starving after a long day and needed to eat something. I was disappointed since there has been advertisement about a new menu and updates to restaurant. Ambiance was nice but the quality of the meal will not have me returning.
Great food, large portions. service was spectacular. We will definitely return!
Service was good however food was not. We’ve been here twice, once with friends and once with a groupon. We’ve had the fish tacos, escargot, scallops, lasagna, burger, and crab cake. The crab cake and the complimentary bread is good but the they don’t actually offer or bring out the complimentary bread unless you ask for it which is weird. The place seems busy I guess people just come for the drinks?
The mushroom risotto was outstanding as was the seared tuna and the lump crab cakes. I also had the chopped salad and was surprised at the size of the portion, but that was fine - salad was fresh and outstanding.
I also tried 'The Diplomat' cocktail and had another. :-)
We love the freshened up decor. The food is good but would be overpriced if not using our Groupon there. We were there early so noise level fine. Lasagna is excellent but my filet this time was not the best cut of meat compared to other times.
The bar now seems to be a local meeting spot and was quite busy.
Best spot in Tampa. The ambiance, food, service is beyond anything you’ll find in south Tampa. Incredible staff makes you feel like family. Try the almond crusted chicken 🤗
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.
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!
we LOVED it! Fabulous Calamari, Grouper & Ahi Tuna. Server was EXCEPTIONAL, staff EXTREMELY courteous and WE WILL BE BACK!!
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.
Love this place! Every time I come here the food and service is fabulous
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.!”
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!
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!
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.
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.
It was a great experience. The owner was a gracious host and we were treated superbly by Anthony, our server.
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.
The menu was great. Lots of variety. Good service. Timely service. Good beverage options.
Great experience. Service, food, and drinks were great too!
Favorite restaurant in Tampa; always consistent, never disappoints
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.
One of favorite places for dinner. As always service and food was exceptional.