Haven

4.8
498 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Haven features Executive Chef Chad Johnson's, and Chef de Cuisine Courtney Orwig's modern cuisine served in a stylish, relaxed and casual atmosphere. Haven offers guests the ability to taste different flavors and textures created in a crafted, cultured and cellared atmosphere. Haven specializes in artisan cheese, house-made and imported charcuterie, as well as small composed plates.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Bar: Full service hours match dinner hours
Haven Hour 5:00pm-7:00pm Monday- Saturday

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(813) 258-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Chad Johnson with Chef de Cuisine Courtney Orwig
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Catering
For information, please contact Jeffrey Gould, Group Sales and Catering Manager, at 813.258.2233, or jgould@haventampa.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1002 S. Howard Ave.
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Parking details
Valet is $3/car in North lot
Valet parking is available Monday-Saturday
South lot available for self parking, spots are limited
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Entertainment
House Music, occasional live music for special events
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Special events & promotions
Bern's Steak House, Haven, Bern's Fine Wines and Spirits, and The Epicurean Hotel present an annual event of food and wine. Five days to indulge in all your wildest culinary and wine fantasies.
http://www.bernswinefest.com/#home_slideshow

We also hold an annual Whiskey Fest to benefit Operations First Response. Please learn more about next year's event at http://whiskeytampafoxtrot.com

Looking for an indulgent night that only comes around once a year? Start the holiday season off with Sunday Supper and know your ticket will help a James Beard scholarship recipient.
http://sundaysuppertampabay.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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498 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink!! Service staff was awesome.

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Chicken undercooked
Salad bland
Great cheeses, but basically disappointed with dinner

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KA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Service, wine, and food were very good. Matt our server was very attentive to my daughter's food allergies. The 24 hour pork ribs were very good and I'm not a rib fan. The macaroni and cheese and buffalo summer sausage were outstanding. I rated the ambiance as fair because it was very noisy. If I try it again I will probably sit outside.

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CL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time but the my daughter and fiancé go all there all the time and love it, so yes the food is good but it hard if you do not like cheese, do not eat meat and do not care for every dish to be out there. So yes and no on recommendation. When I heard they change their menu ..........I decided to go again and to me it was still the same type of adventures menu that if one person is more into a good dish for we all dine like the top restaurants that one dish is so hard to find on their menu. In a group you will always have someone that not adventures. Like the grill cheese included meats, my pasta dish was out there with spices but I could not find anything else that was not out there. Yes I shore it high for the server was very nice, food everyone else loved it but me for I do not like that food so more preference vs. the place, but they should allow something that everyone can enjoy. Only a little annoyed we had reservation, I even called that we were running 5 to 10min late due to bad traffic and we ended up at tables by the bar. My daughter who loves the place ended up being upset for we are always in the more dining room session. Great place for cheese and meat plates.

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Too dark in the booth. Waiter had to use a flashlight to show us what we ordered. Hard to read menu, much less enjoy the presentation. The rest of the restaurant seemed fine for lighting.

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RN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not many restaurants would be the central focus of a getaway trip, but Haven is such a place.

Sometimes we want to simply getaway for a few days and enjoy each other's company, and the last few times we've traveled to Tampa. Why? Specifically to eat at Haven.

The first time we dined there we were lucky enough to have Lamarl as our server. This time we were smart enough to request him.

Both times we've eaten there, we've placed our dining experience fully in his hands. We have yet to dine there and open the menu, smartest decision we could make.

The staff, the chef, the manager - all were wonderful hosts and the experience was fantastic. The food…the best advice I can give you is trust their staff, they won't let you down.

When we dined there last week, we didn't realize until the end that we'd stayed there 3 hours!

Thank you to Haven! Tampa is a nice city but you make it a must stop for us simply to visit you.

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RO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven has become our GoTo restaurant, and the staff has embraced us, namely Hunter, Chuck, Tommy, & Savannah! We LOVE the menu, the easy vibe, just literally everything about Haven.

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D
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Haven on an anniversary date as it is part of the Berns family of restaurants. As you can expect everything was top quality but the service was a standout. We had Lamarl take care of us and he paired us excellently with the bottle of wine we had ordered. Very professional, personable and gracious! Definitely recommend a visti to Haven!

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J
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Tampa !!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomeness

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing value and excellent service and food! Let your server (we had lamart who was beyond incredible, guide you)!

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1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband ordered the halibut and he said it was so delicious he wanted to order it again. I ordered the filet mignon, and we got the macaroni and cheese to share (today's flavor was mushroom, bacon and swiss cheese with bread crumbs on top). The filet was good and the macaroni and cheese was outstanding. It was our first time visiting Haven and we look forward to returning in the future. They had valet parking for $3, which was very convenient. We had a reservation and showed up 25 minutes early and they were still able to seat us. Everyone was very polite and respectful and all worked together to take care of the tables. A dirty dish didn't sit on our table for more than a minute without someone asking if they could clear it. Every time we ran out of water, there was someone walking by to fill it. We were told goodbye and have a nice day by at least 3 people while we were walking out. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a good date night, and I look forward to going back.

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OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. A bit noisy but well worth it!

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LV
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect. The bartender called Chuck is the best.

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A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Our server was very good and helpful with menu selections. We’ll definitely be back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

LaMarl was amazing! Very attentive and knowledgeable... second visit to Haven tonight. First time the food and service were great. Tonight, LaMarl was amazing and the food was good. Cheese plate had a few mistakes (but the was self selected), wild mushroom dumplings were outstanding, and the chocolate dessert was meh... best dessert there so far is the sticky toffee pudding.

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MJ
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven is Fit for Foodies. You'll enjoy the variety of tastes available across the menu, cocktails, and wine selections. Enjoy!!

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GC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Haven and we were pleasantly pleased. The food was very good with some unique choices and the wait staff service was exceptional. We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink and realize that the bar has a great atmosphere and that we would enjoy just sitting at the bar and having appetizers as well.

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T
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cheese selection is phenomenal! Small plates are perfect! Tacos were delicious!

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F
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was good. Definitely would recommend and would definitely would go again.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was awesome and the food was superb. Perfect portions. Though, the cheese is the star attraction in this restaurant. It was incredible. We got 6 different kinds of cheese and they were all amazingly delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought some friends and family from out of town to have their first experience at Haven and, they loved it. The food was excellent but the service was even better. Lamarl was our server and everyone at the table agreed it was the best service experience they could remember for a while. I have personally dined at Haven at least a dozen times and this was my best experience yet.

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F
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment they great you at the door be prepared for a quintessential dinning experience. The staff is excellent, the manger is on his game and the bar staff makes feel welcome. The food was eclectic but approachable and fun!. The selection of wine is well curated as is the entire beverage program. The cheese and charcuterie are exceptional. Overall a wonderful experience. We found it reasonably priced for the quality, absolutely no complaints.

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CG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We frequent Haven because the food and service are consistently above average. The food is always fresh, especially the fish dishes. The menu changes enough to stay interesting and the wait staff is well trained. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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D
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual setting with true fine dinning service! Our server LaMarl was one of the best I've had in any restaurant. He has a passion for his craft and a heart for service. We had a sommelier and cheese expert help us with our selections (they are considerable). Amazing food and wine to be expected from a Berns Sister restaurant. Berns is great but not somewhere you would go regularly. This is a great spot with try new dishes and the small plates are wonderful for sharing. Get outside your comfort zone and enjoy! Can't wait to go back.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the tapas feel for the group

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B
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Would have rated this higher if we didn’t have to wait 35 min when we had a reservation. The wait kind of ruined the whole experience but other than that the food was good, nice cheese tasting menu and good Mac n cheese. Good date spot.

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CB
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had not been to Haven in a while--for no other reason than we just sort of forgot it was there! What a pleasant surprise. Excellent menu upgrades and changes, and the entire menu is more cost-approachable than it originally was. And the food? Excellent. Across the board. From cocktails (yes, it's called a Rye-Tai, and yes, it works!)...to the Fried Brussels Sprouts salad (which is just amazing)...to the Octopus (which was perfect)...to the Spaghetti Squash (which is almost dessert.....)! Seriously, we forgot how enjoyable the food is...accompanied by attentive but not cloying service. (One hiccup---we were finished with the appetizer before cocktails arrived...so someone needs to stay on top of food and beverage pacing...but it's a small quibble). It's always nice to have the chance to be surprised and delighted by a restaurant after you re-discover it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic. This was our first time at haven Our waiter - LaNarl (?sp) was amazing. He made our anniversary so special. He took his time exhaling the concept of the Resturant and all the dishes. He made great recommendations. Amazing service with amazing food.

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S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server was wonderful. Can't wait to come back here!

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T
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome, and a solid value. The combination of flavors and textures of the food are perfect. The sommelier, Gregory, has the best analogies and is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. I've had a different server each time, and every one of them is one of the best servers I've ever had. Props to the head chef, management, training, and the Bern's empire. Tampa is lucky!

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service could've been better. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table when there were 3 open tables. I'm not sure why we were asked to wait so long and then finally seated at one of the empty tables. A bit of a hiccup.

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GB
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Haven several times now, each time we are learning more about what our favorite selections on the tapas and charcuterie menu are.

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AC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very unique restaurant with excellent service. Extensive craft beer, wine and cheese selection. Pimento Cheese Bites were amazing!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and cocktails! Everything was super tasty and there was a myriad of things to try. I left feeling super inspired for cooking at home. We really enjoyed watching the jolly sommelier playing wine Santa as he moved around the restaurant.

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J
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Tampa !!

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TT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The difference between a good restaurant and an excellent restaurant is when you just want to go back there right away and if I wasn’t leaving Tampa, I would. We had a great A+ experience from service to food. Thank you Haven.

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SY
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night, great food. However, if your waiter has to carry a small flashlight to point out options on the menu, it might be a little too dark for the patrons to read the menu.

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NL
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Our favorite restaurant to go and enjoy a meal.

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P
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have Tommy make you a charcuterie board! And that's just to start!

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