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About 717 South

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.

717 S. Howard St.
Tampa, FL 33606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
Swann

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 250-1661

Website:
http://www.717south.com/

Entertainment:
Special Events Weekely

Catering:
yes, all types

Parking Details:
Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant

Executive Chef:
Robert Masson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

717 South Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
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Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Haven’t been to 717 in a couple of years and it once again did not disappoint! Scheduled through Open Table and were promptly seated by a friendly hostess. My risotto was so creamy and the scallops were cooked to perfection. My husband and friend both ordered the seared tuna and it was cooked perfectly. Her husband ordered the steak and also cooked perfectly rare. Our waiter proactively split our salads which were both delicious! Wonderful meal and experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Justin was awesome! He was very friendly and kind and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was great. Had a wonderful meal and will certainly request Anthony as our server when returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our group had mushroom risotto,pork chop, and lasagna. All were very good, although the lasagna was a little heavy. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

great restaurant. food is always excellent. loved it

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was good but nothing earth shaking, especially for the money. Service was very good. Atmosphere was good, but a little noisy. I wouldn’t go back simply because of the price/value. I have eaten at many other “hot spots” for the same price but with a more creative menu .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our Waiter did not write things down. As a result, he forgot many things, so we would have to ask again. My husband’s entree was incorrect - wanted something omitted but it was not. The service was not what I expect at 717.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Food and service never disappoints. We are early diners so it was quiet when we went. The veggie cheesecake appetizer was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of my favorite SOHO dining spots in Tampa. Food and service were exceptional. On site free parking is a big plus. Gereous portions that are well prepared and a few specials makes a nite out here very enjoyable. If it's for a special ocassion or just looking for a great place to have a great dinner, this is the place to go. Our server, Anthony, was very helpful in explaining our choices and gave us his typical, way above average service and attention.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious Pork chop and mushroom risotto. Very friendly waiter Bailee.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

717 has been our go-to South Tampa FAVORITE for years. Consistently great with excellent staff & management.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I feel horrible for saying this but almost every time we dine at 717 South I leave underwhelmed. It is easy to get a last minute reservation and the service is always excellent(Obviously great management) but the food is just ok. Nothing special. Not particularly tasty and does not leave me wanting to return for more. The bread was served luke warm to cold and the tasty marinara dip was cold(usually served warm). Both of our meals were just ok. The chocolate flourless cake tasted store bought and we only had a few bites(which almost never happens when a good dessert is placed in front of me). I suggest they get a new chef or revamp the menu to improve the food. Otherwise, I love the location and the awesome service. I am very sorry for leaving such an average review but this place needs to improve.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The menu had a really good choice of food. It was of a high standard and good value.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I enjoyed the Art Deco Artwork on the walls. The overall feel of the restaurant was comfortable. Our waiter, Joshua, was attentive and personable. The lamb chop appetizer was excellent - flavors were spot on and cooked to perfection. The Calamari was great, the sauces that accompanied them, I felt did not compliment that dish; they were bland. The lasagna was right on point and the salmon done nicely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Parking was convenient this time at 717 and the food was very good. Portions were generous so we both took a box with half of our meal in it. On the comfort food side, the lasagne was well done and we also enjoyed the crab cake appetizer. This is a place to go for just good old comfort food and the bonus is that they have an excellent wine list as well as good wait staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service and food. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great night with the girls

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I went to 717 South for our one year anniversary. We had a very good time. They food and the wine was good. The service was fine. Overall I would recommend restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have enjoyed 717 South for several years, and the food is consistently good. Glad to see some new items on the menu since my last visit, since the list is not extensive.

My only complaint was that the music was quite loud and percussive and repetitive for our entire visit. For a busy Friday evening, the music was a bad choice that caused everyone in the back to have to shout to converse.

Everything else was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing truffle fries!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was fantastic. Started we the sautéed calamari . Scumptous! Ordered the special Sea Bass. It was moist, flavorful, and delicious. The lasagna was very tasty. Cocktails were mixed perfectly. Our server Anthony was amazingly attentive and well informed. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was excellent although somewhat pricey for meat and seafood dishes

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Loved the place. First time there since our daughter just started at the University of Tampa. Definitely will be going back when we visit. Food was great and service was wonderful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, service good but noisy in front room. Request the back room for a quieter meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My wife and I are frequent patrons of 717 south, and usually have a fantastic time. This one missed the mark a bit.

I strayed from the rack of lamb and ordered the pork chop with jalapeño sweet mash, and it was delicious. My wife ordered scallops, while usually cooked great, were overdone. The wine by the glass we were served was bad - I'd recommend a policy that if it's open after a certain number of days, pour it out. That said, Paula did a great job of making it better without batting an eye. And the truffle fries were fantastic as always.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed the restaurant and we have made plans to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was our anniversary! The front staff that took us to our table was welcoming and happy we came to 717 to celebrate! They were truly genuine (guy and a girl) Our server was ok. It was very busy. No bells and whistles. She said congrats as we were leaving but nothing more. Other restaurants put in a bit more effort!

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Lasagna always awesome... special, overpriced and preet terrible.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Enjoyed the lunch and was not rushed in any way. We were there just at the end of lunch hour and it was quiet enough to easily converse. I loved my spinach, pancetta and goat cheese salad. My friends was very pleased with the lettuce wraps.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food just as good as always. Service pretty slow tonight but the place wasn't that busy. No biggie. Every place has an off night. This is our favorite restaurant in Hyde Park.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was good, the service exemplary. My only complaint was the decor. We sat at a booth where the electric outlet was showing on the wall. It's obvious that the painting should have covered the outlet. Looked a bit tacky.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great chique restaurant in SOHO.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The risotto was outstanding

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great place, nice ambiance, great food and service. Def would come back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My grouper sandwich with fries was great! So were my drinks!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The pistachio crusted lamb chops are delicious, and such a unique dish. Order medium rare. My wife had the seared tuna, and hers was delicious, as well. Always a great experience at 717, great food and great service!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Like always, it's a great business lunch. Super tasty and really convenient.
I had a first time guest with me and he loved it. Will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I loved the Burning Berry and Skinny Amigo cocktails!!
Plenty of GF choices. Staff is willing to adjust some dishes for dairy free, too. I treated my family of 6 for a birthday dinner. My granddaughters enjoyed the fresh bread and marinara

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We were getting together with old friends. The room is a bit noisy for easy conversation. The food was excellent with a great, varied selection. Service was a little uneven but, overall, we'd recommend.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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