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About Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa

Grille One Sixteen is a “Freshly Elevated” dining experience from culinary concept, practice, and customer service; wrapped in a “CHIC” and “METROPOLITAN” atmosphere. Grille 116 has put together a menu that is “American Contemporary” and extraordinary. All of the steaks are organic and 100% Hormone Free. Our Fish is locally caught or flown in to provide you with the freshest seafood available.

612 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33609
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00am to 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am Saturday: 5pm-12:00am Sunday: 5pm-10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 350-0216

Website:
http://www.grilleonesixteen.com/

Executive Chef:
Bryan Gallagher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, View, Wine

Grille One Sixteen - South Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (573)
Romantic (519)
Fit for Foodies (441)
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Hot Spot (401)
Good for Groups (366)
Vibrant Bar Scene (321)
Neighborhood Gem (211)
Notable Wine List (196)
Late-night Find (106)
Great for Lunch (105)
Good for a Date (23)
Great for Brunch (23)
Kid-friendly (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Scenic View (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 17, 2017

It never happened they where close and no one let me know in advance

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food1
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Service was excellent. Restaurant was clean. Food had to be return as it was undercook, but was corrected with much apology. Will return.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My date for Valentine's Day was my son. It was packed. We enjoyed our dining experience especially the donuts. Sorry to hear just two days after we were there, they closed their doors for good.

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food4
ambience5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's day

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Just amazing food for Valentine's Day.
Wife got steak... that was tasty and perfectly well done. I took down the chicken pasta and a side of grits which was amazing.

Service wasn't perfect... missing dressing and a little slow to get us water. However the waiter did a great job going over the menu and there are going to be hiccups on Valentine's Day during dinner rush.

Can't believe we slipped into a last minute reservation. A great night!

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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was good, service was snails pace, drinks were awful. Our waiters were two bartenders, took over 3 hours.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I have been to Grill One Sixteen many times, even before it moved from North Tampa to South Tampa, but during this particular visit the service was unusually slow. From time of seating to time first greeted at table by wait-staff: 15 minutes. From receipt of menu and water to order taking: 30 minutes. From order placement to receipt of food: 25 minutes. This is unacceptable. As it turns out, they were short-staffed and everyone was pulling double-duty. We finally realized that our waiter was also serving as one of only two bartenders. That explained the long waits for service. We waited about 20 minutes to get the bill. I ended up paying my bill by going to the bar, waiting my turn and then requesting my table bill for me and my guests. As I have said, this was definitely not typical of ANY of my previous visits, so I hope this was just an off night issue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Try the bacon and grits appetizer - one of our favorites. The grouper sandwich was delicious. It was a busy night in the dining room, but all the staff were at their best. It's clear they go out of their way to help everyone keep the restaurant moving efficiently. Shout out to Dre, Jennifer and Jill behind the bar - great service. Also to manager Chris, who never hesitates to jump in the action. Grille 116 is an outstanding place and one of our favorites.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Grille One Sixteen is a phenomenal place. Everyone there is fantastic! We had a high school reunion there and also a Valentines dinner. I would definitely recommend this place for any kind of event and special occasions.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 7, 2017

One of our favorite Tampa restaurants. Steaks are always cooked to perfection. Variety of appetizers. Vegetarian options for our guests. Great wine list. Outstanding service - they recognize us when we return. Sufficient parking every time. (Or valet option) Love, love, love it!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great place great food calamari is amazing

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Outstanding as always - Kendall and Dre at the bar fabulous service! First time I had the burger and it was scrumptious. Great quality food at a reasonable price!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This was the first time visiting Grille 116 in about a year. Our food, as has been the case before, was delicious. However the atmosphere - and to some extent, the service - has definitely gone downhill.

This used to be a great place for special occasions - exquisite design, skilled wait staff and bartenders offering everything from craft cocktails to everyday well drinks, and delicious steaks and seafood. The food remains as good as I remembered, but everything else seems to have suffered in an attempt to bring in more business. While I don't ever remember a strict dress code before, I never would have considered arriving wearing a t-shirt and shorts. This no longer seems to be the case, as a majority of the other patrons seem to consider it "casual dining" in both dress and attitude. What was formerly an acceptable din of polite conversation and clanking and clattering of dishes was replaced with hoots and hollers from...less polite guests.

Another example that particularly stuck out to me: the menus now include the following text at the top, "We have re-engineered our menu to offer better value to you to make Grille 116 a local 'EVERY OCCASION' restaurant and not just a 'SPECIAL OCCASION' restaurant." Calling this out in red letters on your menu seems cheap and vulgar to me - more what I would expect from a place like Chili's or Olive Garden than an upscale steakhouse.

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food5
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service3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 21, 2017

What a great place for a dinner out with friends. The food was A plus and the service provided by Demetri and Rich was impeccable.

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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Excellent service. Blackened grouper melted in my mouth. Don't miss the donuts!

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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Great tasting food and the wait staff were fantastic. Very knowledgeable of the food and menu!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2017

We had a great time! Richie's level of service is always top-notch! We will be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We made an 845p reservation for 3 people. Upon arrival, we waited for over 5 minutes to even be greeted. After checking in, we were told they didn't have any tables available DESPITE making a reservation. We were asked to wait at the bar area until a table became available. 30 minutes later...still no table. We went back up to the hostess to inquire and then finally got seated 10 minutes later; 40 minutes after our reservation time.
The server came over an took our appetizer order. We received the app, but didn't have silverware or plates. I asked for those items and be apologized and went to get them...so I thought. 10 minutes later and a cold appetizer...I flagged the waiter down again to get those items. He went to the back where I could see him on his cell phone. It still took an additional 5+ minutes to get the silverware and again he didn't bring plates. SERIOUSLY?!?!
We ordered a bottle of wine, which he clealy neglected to place the order, needed to be asked twice, and took over 30 minutes to receive.
The service continued in that fashion throughout our evening. Thankfully, the steaks were delicious and cooked properly! That was the only saving grace for this evening.

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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Nice atmosphere, great service, lots of menu variety.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This was our third visit in as many weeks; two for lunch and one for dinner. The lunch was relaxing, enjoyable excellent service. Burgers, salads and sides excellent. Dinner was a disaster. Wait staff was awful. Felt like our server was new and did not know the menu. Meatloaf was very soft and too saucy, salad and salmon was good, chicken breast was good, shrimp and salmon was good. Grits excellent. Highly recommend for lunch, dinner not so much.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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food4
ambience5
service3
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was excellent! Atmosphere was good, we had a booth in the main part of the restaurant so was able to have conversation. Excellent Service both at the bar and at the table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was amazing and cooked to perfection! Our server was awesome with great customer service and made the added touch for our New Years Eve dinner.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We enjoyed it quite a bit. The tv's in the main dining room bar need to go though. The scallops were great but at $34 a bit pricey for four ( albeit large ) of them and some grits. My wife enjoyed her steak. The decor is very nice.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2016

It was good they have good food and great dining it was fun it was a beautiful place

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Naples)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Trendy atmosphere, great food, good drinks! Florida Margaritas were excellent. Had the seared ahi tuna, Caesar salad, filet with garlic mash, and beignet-style donuts for desert. Everything was prepared well and tasted very good! Especially the donuts, get the donuts!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was fabulous. The donut desert surprised me , it was phenomenal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2016

First time visitor for holiday luncheon (party of 3). The scallops over cheese grits was delicious and the presentation was lovely. Appetizers that we tried were the calamari (amazing, nice size portion, aioli was yummy but not even necessary as the calamari had good flavor) and the dumplings (very good). The other diners had the salmon with orange ginger glaze and the grouper piccata, both were very pleased with the dishes. We also tried the famous donuts for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Great salads, great burgers, great... pretty much everything. Easy to get a table at lunch. Very friendly and attentive staff. Lots of restaurant options nearby, but Grille 116 is an excellent value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 27, 2016

I , am never disappointed with this one of an kind dining experience. I love Grill116 please don't change the menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We LOVE this place - the food is amazing - the service unmatched......the only worry I have with a great review is that we will have to wait to get a seat!! Love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The restaurant has made changes that I didn't like. My wife and I dined at the restaurant back in 2014 and it was a totally different experience then. The atmosphere was different. Dim lighting with the light up menus was very elegant. The food was better as well. It has lost its edge over other restaurants in that area. It's no different than a Chillis or Applebee's now. We were very disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food2
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2016

It was my first time there, although I had intended to go sometime. My girlfriend had been previously. They no longer have lit menus, but the food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2016

very nice. the people were great. Food was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Great dinner, great and attentive service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We have been dining at this restaurant for several years and every time we are impressed with the quality of the food, the quality of the service but more importantly the value it is very difficult for locally owned restaurants to compete with the larger chains but somehow this place managed to do it and they always exceed our expectations.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2016

One of the best places to eat in that area! Never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great server and fantastic food. So sad that they no longer have a location in north Tampa. Will go back!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Everything about this place is wonderful. The food is a unique and catchy variety of infused and different flavors. The servers work in tandem with each other and make for a great dining experience.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Great Burgers, grits were good pleasant surprise!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2016

I love Grille 116 and eat there often.
Wonderful food and great service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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