Great food and service!
Overall very good. Lamb chop appetizer was very tasty but a little tough. Tuna entree was excellent with cucumber kimchi and cold noodles. My only real negative is the choice of red wines. Throw out that lot and try again. May go back, definitely if they change the wine list.
717 SOUTH has always been consistently good with options for everyone on their lunch menu. Couldn't ask for a better piece of grouper on the grouper sandwich -- grilled to perfection. How they can bring it to the table so hot temperature wise without being dried out has to be a real skill. The Thai beef salad is also a favorite.
Food was good but not great. Service also. As long as you do not expect high marks in either service or food quality this is a good but not great date night restaurant.
This was our third visit over a 5 year period. It was clean, ambience was pleasant and food was good and came quickly. I ordered a mixed drink and to my surprise it actually had some bite to it. Many restaurants dilute their drinks to maximize profit. The server checked on us regularly and the manager stopped by and they were friendly. Overall there was nothing that would cause us to not go again. We definitely recommend 717.
Drove the 20+ miles from Largo to Tampa in heavy traffic to take two of our adult children and
a sixteen year old grandson - who can pack some food away - to 717 for a nice meal with a menu
that could fit some picky appetites. It was on speculation after checking some reviews as we had never been there before. We had a great experience, drinks were good, and the food - from appetizers to dessert - was excellent. It seemed like our server had her hands full tending to several tables, but she excelled! She made no mistakes on our orders, was perky and friendly, checked on us frequently without being intrusive - kudos to her. Great experience and, frankly, I was surprised when the bill came as it was nowhere near as much as I thought I'd be paying for dinner for 5 with drinks, apps, entrees and dessert. Would recommend and will go back when I come back down for the winter next year.
This was our first time eating there and we loved it. The food was phenomenal. We almost couldn't get over it, and all four of us have had some pretty amazing meals throughout the United States. Anthony was our server and "made" the evening. We've already planned our next visit and added another couple!
We tried 717 at 8:00pm on a Friday night. It was busy but our reservation was honored immediately. Was just a casual night out with my wife and daughter. Food was very tasty, some unique recipes that you won't see in every chain restaurant. Cocktails were also poured well and there again, some unique offerings.
I would certainly go back.
Friends in from Chicago and we’re blown away by the food, service and ambience. They will be back as will we
I had a cucumber basil gimlet - outstanding. The calamari for the table was great. One guest had the mushroom risotto and two of us had the Asian pot roast. All meals were delicious and the service was terrific. First time there - can't wait to go back!
Good restaurant, food very good
Loved it, absolutely wonderful
Great food and service
Great food - especially the fish. Not impressed with the cocktail but appetizer Brussel sprouts were excellent along with fish special.
717 South serves delicious food. Having said that, I experienced a terrible situation recently. The staff had sprayed something- at dinner time! The fumes spread through the air conditioning system, causing 5 tables of people to cough badly. Where was the manager? Nowhere until someone demanded his presence, with a flimsy explanation of hot sauce causing the fumes! Several of us left, and this manager could not have cared less. The fact that my guest ‘s birthday wasn’t acknowledged was also unusual. This restaurant should have picked up our tabs as a result of such poor performance.
Our waitress was the greatest. Food perfect. Loved it.
The Brussel sprouts and tuna tartar appetizers were amazing. Our table also enjoyed the Wild Mushroom risotto with added scallops and the small filet mignon. The flavors were fresh and the risotto beyond creamy. Delicious dinner and attentive waitstaff. I returned 10 days later to enjoy calamari and flatbread appetizers at the bar! Great dining experience in Hyde Park.
Really good food, though I would not bet my bottom dollar that the salmon was "wild," as promised on the menu. It tasted like very good Atlantic salmon, nothing more, nothing less. Grouper was excellent. Sides were thoughtful. If I lived in the neighborhood, this would be a go-to spot.
Would like to see the business casual dress code enforced. The menu and prices warrant a better class of dress than people in jeans, flip flops and tee shirts. This was a real draw back for me since I abided by the dress code and thought it would be a nice ambiance for us to celebrate her birthday, instead I felt like we were at a Beef O Bradys. The food, the restaraunt, and staff were all very nice and this place should require a certain atmosphere after 6 p.m. After all the establishment deserves to be respected as fine dining.
Timed our visit for a Thursday night to see Josh at 717. Always makes the dining experience the best!!!!
Great food was great ambiance great
717 South has been one of our "go to" restaurants since moving here 11 years ago. We have never been disappointed.
Excellent service and exceptional food.
As usual, the food was excellent - salmon and grouper both very tasty. We were seated in booth and adjacent was a table with four businessmen. The booth and table were very close together so the noice from their table was a little loud. Otherwise, great experience.
Great food, you can't go wrong with their bread (we love it). No matter how many times I order salmon, it's always delicious, tasty, and simply never disappointing. Best part of our last dinner was the martini, lol. I had raspberry jalapeno something..... I want to re.create at home.
Phenomenal meal... you must try the macadamia nut crusted chicken! Good place for a romantic meal or special occasion.
My husband took our 8yr old daughter to dinner before their father/daughter dance. They had a wonderful night. One she is not soon to forget. We love 717 South!
I have been to 717 South numerous times and the service, food, and atmosphere never changes! Always a first choice with friends, family or business associates. You can start at the bar for cocktails then a nice dinner with wine...or just meet for drinks and appetizers if your time is limited. Make a reservation because you never know how busy the SoHo area will be and 717 South is a local favorite.
Food at 717 South was absolutely wonderful. Each one of the four of us was extremely pleased with our food. Our server, Rachael, was excellent -- efficient yet friendly and helpful. This is not your trendy restaurant with so-so food; this place is truly outstanding! The only thing preventing 5 stars is the noise level even on a Tuesday evening at the back of the restaurant in a corner booth. If you are hearing challenged, go on a weekday night and ask for a quiet booth in the back -- management is very accomodating.
try the roasted cauliflower with pesto. Very good!
Wonderful service. Wonderful food. Table was ready for us and it was round as requested. A lovely evening. The six of us will all come again
Good atmosphere, not rushed, appetizers and main courses arrived hot. First time visit - enjoyed the meal and will return.
This was our first visit & we really enjoyed it. We had drinks at the bar, then dinner outside. Very comfortable & great ambiance. The food was delicious. Highly recommended! We’ll be back!
Great first time experience! Highly recommend. Definitely enjoyed the ambiance and the server was outstanding. The cocktails were unique and the menu was eclectic and very tasty.
Natalie was a great server
We eat here often.
I ordered the surf and turf... The lobster tail was AMAZING!!
Amazing Valentines dinner here. Huge portions, multi-course meal... Lamb and steak were cooked perfectly. Truly fine dining. One of the best restaurants in South Tampa.
Good overall. They had a set 4 course menu for V day but wish they would have had a kids menu available at the least. I get it not many kids will be there tonight but how hard is it to prepare a burger and fries?
We chose 717 South for our Valentines Day Dinner. They offered a Prix Fixe menu with great options! It turned out to be the best dinner we'd had at a Tampa Restaurant in ages. The service (Dominique) was excellent and the meal far exceeded our expectations. Thanks, 717, for keeping it real!