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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us on New Year's Eve! For 79.00/person, we will be offering a special menu where you will enjoy an appetizer, salad or soup, entrée and dessert. Please see the menu on our profile page.

717 South Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The meals had great presentation and a unique taste, the few substitutions we requested were handled easily with excellent suggestions from the server. The ambiance was very relaxing and comfortable, overall a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Haven't been here in a few years. Nicer atmosphere than I remembered and food was good but service wasn't great. Had to wait a long time between appetizer and main dish - and they weren't that crowded.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Going to theater with friends

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food and service. The restaurant was cozy and quiet which would make a wonderful option for romantic dinners or dinners where you want to hold an actual conversation. Our server was very attentive, upbeat, and always kept our water glass full. My colleague said they had the best lamb chops he's eaten in a while and it was perfectly cooked. The smoked pork chop was outstanding and oh so tender. The other two people in our party opted for the Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops and said it was to die for. We were too full for dessert but split a creme brulee anyway and it was wonderfully light and creamy. We will definitely go back to 717 South.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great evening. Nice outdoor dining but loud Howard traffic

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was perfect! We had the special of the day which was the filet with lump crab meat and sweet potato gnocchi. Omg! It was to die for. We could not have had a better experience.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for my friends birthday. They were super helpful when we needed to change the group size. Good service and good food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service were first rate!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another wonderful meal. This is our regular place. Never disappoints.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wife and I went to our go place for special occasions, This time it was our 12th Anniversary. Lina was our server and was very cordial and helpful. Wife had the maccadaminan chicken and I had the pork chop, both were excellent. Wine and beer for starters while enjoying the bread and marinara sauce. Quiet Sunday night so we were able to hear our own conversations. All in all a special night, thanks 717

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service! Definitely a return visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

great food and wonderful service- we will definitely be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

No waiting,our reservation was ready upon arrival, great server, some different recipes that were enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good variety of choices. Excellent food. The sea bass special was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was really impressed. The Risotto was wonderful. We also shared the special that day, grouper with gnocchi and something else that I've forgotten but the meal wasn't forgettable, it was delicious, the fish was cooked perfectly and not loaded down with sauce so you could enjoy the taste of the fish. We had a booth and we could hear each other talk (business meal at 7pm) which to me is the most important thing. We were staying at the Marriott Waterside and it was just an $8.00 Uber ride away so very convenient. The area is really hopping with restaurants. The Uber driver said it would be packed by 9pm (it was Saturday night). Would highly recommend this restaurant. Also to me from Boston area, very good value, food was exceptional for the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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