Barterhouse - Ybor

4.8
142 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At Barterhouse Ybor, Inventive American cuisine and imaginative craft cocktails are the stars of this elevated-yet-cozy bar and eatery. Located just steps away from the 8th Avenue trolley in Historic Ybor, Barterhouse is home to sustainably curated plates and a fancy feeling of nostalgia. The moment you become our guest, you’ll be met with a warm dining room emphasized by an open chef’s kitchen, fashioned to delight and inspire.

Tampa’s farm community is the heart of everything we do at Barterhouse. Our philosophy surrounds the idea that not all ingredients are created equal, and if we eat good, we’re doing good, too. Seafood will reign at the Barterhouse as well, with local Cedar Key or Panacea Oysters and wild caught shrimp straight from the Gulf or Atlantic on the menu.

We encourage you to lounge at our speakeasy-inspired bar, stocked with local brews, fine wine by the glass and classic 1940’s libations with a modern twist.

EAT GOOD - DO GOOD
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TaraB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Great taste. Beautiful place and beautiful plates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like always everything was phenomenal!!
Matthew has put an extra special touch and care to the customers!! I appreciate him to make an evening at your place even a better experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great place. Food and drinks were amazing.
Our server was awesome, knowledgeable and charismatic.
The only downfall a little is while they set up a little candle which is a GREAT touch the LED spotlight over the side tables is simply too bright and blinding. We asked if they could be dimmed but they never were.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and even better service

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Highlight was the pork shank glazed with tamarind. The taste of the oysters were elevated by the Mignonette sauce with cucumber. The dates wrapped in bacon with chorizo were exceptional.
We will be back!!

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Freebird
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING! THE FOOD WAS AWESOME! but the a/c was either broken or turn off, it was super hot when we got there, later on it got better. beautiful place , we all love it, try the octopus you will not regret it

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AmandaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of our dinner. Will be back for sure!

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SuzyQ
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was really good despite limited menu, but service seems to still be working out some kinks.

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zimjr03
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Everything was great! Only critique is to expand the menu. I'd come back more often if I had more options to choose from. Great place though!

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SandraM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband's birthday is the day before Valentines Day so I have learned to book early! Tried Barterhouse for the first time this weekend for his birthday. Was fabulous food, service, and ambiance! We will recommend and also return. Thank you!

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Foodlover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except the business next door was blasting their base from the music and made it hard to talk to each other.

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vipBradfordS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was next level. Food was delicious. So happy we went here. Staff was friendly, and knowledgeable.
GET THE CHICKEN BISCUIT! Best thing I’ve had in a long time.

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vipAmyG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, vibe, food and drink. A hidden gem that we will be coming back to. LOVED it!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Menu on website was not menu given to us. Need to post correct menu. Not a big food selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Great drinks and all around cool vibe. Oysters and octopus were perfect. Bacon wrapped figs were great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Ybor city.
And this was another nice experience as always

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William
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Exceptional all around! Highly recommend.

MS
MauricioS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Very nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love having a fantastic restaurant in our neighborhood. The wine recommendations were amazing and we always love our visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience!!
Favorite apps
Two pigs on a date
Chicken liver pate (Believe me you will love it)
Octopus

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot for dinner! A total gem. The food was some of the best we’ve had in the Tampa area. Our favorites were the octopus (so so good!!!), the fresh catch (incredible grouper), and our spicy habanero tequila drinks. Love the vibe. We both agreed it feels like you’re in a New York cocktail/jazz bar. Kristie was an amazing server and sommelier. Will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! I had the pork shank and it fell right off the bone. Seriously the best pork dish I have ever had. There is a reason why you have to make reservations in advance!

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vipMesiam
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminded me of a great spot in NYC we used to go to all the time. Our waitress was top notch, food and drinks were amazing. Ambiance and music choices were great as well! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!

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PeteL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE celebrating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome NYE experience! Constantly update and upgrade the menu. Love the Pimento dip, Sashito Peppers. The Cocktails are amazing, Cigar City is a new addition and Oh My Word! Is a LOCs creation and staple of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Kristie, our server, with scrumptious food!

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DrBvonne
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Hi, after traveling to see my sister (stage 4 rectal cancer ) for the Christmas 2020 holidays; I selected this restaurant. I eat out regularly for business and pleasure.
I love seafood and the octopus as well as scallops appeared appetizing online when I sought out a dinner location. My son, sister and I arrived on time at this restaurant for a 7:45pm dinner.
I called prior and inquired about the ambience /lighting (bright ?) based on the online reviews. The restaurant was fairly full with a loud large bar party on the left side. Initially , the maitre d tried to sit us in the doorway area then he chose a crammed location and he had very hard seats , we requested to switch those out.
Finally he seated us close to a party of 8, 3 and 4 respectively and clockwise from our table. With a large opening across from us on the long blue “both seats”.
Our waiter /server “Quinn “ was amazing and professional throughout our meal with describing and recommending appetizers to entrees. The food and wine were delicious.

However , busy bus boys and servers consistently spooked the dinner trafficking and squeezing past us (front and back ) our table was crowded with food and the table was apparently set for 2; not for the 3 of us to enjoy.
Finally when our entrees arrived we could see the maitre d had newly seated a couple (2) in a booth that had been set for 3 when we arrived.
I then motioned to him to observe our obvious seating arrangement and discomfort; it was too late as he appeared to not have noticed earlier.
If not for the waiter and his upbeat personality; dinner would have been worse. Thank you again Qunn-
Bvonne Clark Mcclendon, Ph.D.

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Jordan
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Amazing service. The food was outstanding, I have a couple dietary restrictions and it was no problem at all to find delicious options available that fit my needs. The menu is on the small side, but every item we ordered was so delicious. (Best octopus I’ve ever had) I would dare to call it my new favorite restaurant in Tampa.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I think if it was dimmer in the dining area it would have made an intimate ambience, the lights felt like bright spot lights at the tables

JM
vipJandMMc
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience top to bottom. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The $63 wagyu steak was not at all worth the price. The steak was very tough and had zero marbling. The steak in whole was very hard. You pay the price of wagyu because of the exceptional flavor and texture.. but unfortunately I’ve had better steak at longhorn. I also got the pork tenderloin but it was very salty and the sides were not appetizing. Shishido peppers and wings were delish! Although the place was beautiful, the food needed some help. I probably wouldn’t go back 😔

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vipAmyK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The good choices are limited, but delicious The service was great and the staff are very personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and everything was exceptional. Pimento cheese app, wagyu strip and blue crab chilau were all outstanding.

KW
KimberW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! WOW! WOW! This restaurant is amazing! Their signature cocktails are made with the finest detail. Dinner was amazing, everything was so good we ended up going back the next day for brunch. Amy was our waitress, THE BEST! We will definitely be back soon!

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sarah
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to experience Barterhouse for the first time as our wedding anniversary date. It was the perfect place for such an occasion. Beautiful interior decor and ambiance. Nestled in the heart of Ybor, each table was adorned with candlelight and the tinted restaurant windows made our seating feel perfectly private. The drinks were beyond anything we've tasted in Tampa and the food even more so. We honestly have mentioned more than once to each other and friends how it was by far the best meal we've experienced in Tampa. The rave we heard did not disappoint and was confirmed by our night here. We couldn't recommend Barterhouse enough, whether celebrating a special night out or just looking for a good place to eat. It's an authentic restaurant that makes us proud to live in Tampa. We can't wait to visit again. All of the staff were very friendly and respectful of the current COVID protocol and each guest.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

For a cocktail I had the cucumber gimlet. It was a little syrupy for my taste so I switched to a gin and tonic which was good. We also had the black Manhattan which was very nice.
Apps were the octopus and the pigs in a bed (can't remember the name). Both delicious.
I had the pork shank with coleslaw it was amazing and my husband had grouper I believe.
His was a little underwhelming but very good.
The atmosphere is very nice and the service was good.
We would definitely go again. The one unfortunate thing is it's location.
Ybor is just so seedy especially at night. Not our vibe at all but it wouldn't keep us from going back or recommending it.

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Barterhouse - Ybor is rated 4.8 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.