Barterhouse - Ybor

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$31 to $50
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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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4.7
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4.7
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YH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will was a wonderful server when we were there. The drinks were really good. The bill was 230 but it was worth it on Valentine’s Day.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Went on valentine’s day. My friend only wanted one thing on the menu and it was not available.

A
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kevin was amazing and well informed of the menu. Everything we had from appetizers to deserts were amazing. Drinks were great too!

C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed Barterhouse-Ybor on Valentine's day. It appeared the staff took time to prepare for the holiday and everything we ordered was amazingly delicious. Recommend the half chicken and fresh oysters.

EG
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!! Everything was so rich and so flavorful.

MG
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a gem in Ybor City. Miles and Merea made it experience exceptional with their attentive service. They have a well stocked bar and their recommendations for craft cocktails before dinner we’re spot on.

Sunday night was quiet and when we arrived we were the only customers although a few other couples arrived a bit later.

They portions were well proportioned and the food was delightful. We stared with the “Two Pigs on a Date” with our cocktails at the bar. They were tasty and well prepared although a bit heavy in the chorizo for our liking. We followed that at the table with a bottle of Malbec, well priced, Burrata Cheese with tomatoes, capers and champagne vinaigrette dressing which was very freshand highly recommended. For entree’s we had the braised pork shank and the hogfish with hominy. Both were beautifully prepared and quite delicious.

Miles was our server and he was not only very welcoming but also took time to highlight their menu. Overall this was a superior dining experience and not to be missed.

TR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very overpriced limited menu for subpar food. Check menu online before going to make sure you’re interested. Very cute spot and environment though

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

You can’t split checks or order appetizers first while deciding on your meal... chef says you must order at the same time. Weird.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Place is fabulous! Very trendy and fits ybor well. Menu is on small side but everything was amazing. Still getting the kinks out regarding the service. They need more signage outside to draw in people from the street.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing flavors and attention to detail. Oysters were perfect little shells of deliciousness with cucumber marionette. Octopus with fingerlings spot on. Pork shank caramelized with the slaw and peppers... a must. We aren’t normally ones to order chicken but so glad we did… spiced pudding, we found room for it! Generous portions and the ambiance is really hip. Loved the open kitchen - we want to sit at the kitchen bar next time!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and will definitely be back. The atmosphere was modern and really nice, but not stuffy. Will was our server and he made great recommendations. He was both professional and personable. Made us feel special. I like when the chef sends a tasting off menu from the kitchen while you’re waiting on your order as a teaser, Always unexpected, and it did not disappoint. Great drinks, food, and desert. I love this modern addition to Ybor. Very nicely done! Will be a go to for sure.

CH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and service was nice. The restaurant theme is nice and feels sort of speakeasy-ish. It is a nice vibe and good food and drinks. I would definitely go back. Nice to see another good and hip restaurant in Ybor.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined at Barterhouse at least 5 times and the menu never disappoints.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server near the bar was fabulous and offered tons of recommendations for our beverage and appetizer choices! Our dinner server was also great! I ordered the chicken with broccoli instead of greens—which was super tasty! (Albeit a little over salted in my opinion.).

The creme brûlée was 💣💣💣.
The skillet brownie was not as fudgey as we were hoping, but it was still tasty!

Overall, definitely recommend and would be glad to visit again! (Oh and order the burrata, it’s incredible)

OT
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the perfect place to have a nice meal and drinks prior to going to the Attic for a concert. Everyone that works there was really nice, and the food was amazing. Get the pork shanks.

TM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition tothe Tampa dining scene. A cut above.

J
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great decor. Attentive server - almost overly attentive. We got there early so we had our pick of seats. Drinks were creative and tasty. They were out of the Hogfish. I found the entrees a bit too few in the number of choices. We had the fried oyster appetizer, which was very good. My friend and I both ordered the Grouper (fish of the day), it was good but not great. It was my birthday so we finished dinner with the creme brûlée. The server knew it was my bday and didn’t bother to sing, throw in dessert, etc. Overall, it was a decent experience but I wouldn’t go rushing back anytime soon. Too many other better options in town. Also, Ybor isn’t my first choice. No valet or parking close by either.

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice upscale addition to Ybor. I am looking forward to dining there again.

EH
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Barterhouse is creative and fun! We had the fried oyster toast, the octopus and the aguachile. Some of the portions are tapas sizing and great for table sharing. Mixed drinks are tasty as well. I had one with mescal and Aperol that was smoky and just slightly tart, YUM!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only bad thing is the Menu is small but we tried almost everything and it was all amazing. The Octopus is a MUST and great drinks. Really enjoyed it and will go again.

j
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the space! it's a great Vibe very reasonable for quality food that is unique and tasty

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy open table recommended this place! Excellent burrata, pork shank and crab! Mario was awesome and attentive. Definitely going back.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and ambiance. One of my favorite spots in Tampa.

h
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and large choice on the menu for the most part. Craft cocktails and good bar scene.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was good but not worth the price. Don’t mind paying for food and dine out often but this is overpriced and over seasoned. Took too long for a small restaurant when the place had tables empty. As a tampa native, wouldnt recommend.

W
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Beautiful decor with plush banquettes, candlelit tables, beautiful bar... We ordered several items to share between us, and everything was delicious! Shishito peppers, clam dip, and raclette were all excellent starters and unlike anything we’ve had elsewhere. We also split the salad, pork shank (which fell off the bone), and crab chilau which absolutely blew our minds. Our service was top notch and very attentive (thank you James). All the cocktails were delicious too. We can’t wait to return again!

JD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next level culinary food for Tampa. Plan looked and amazing and the food and drinks were amazing.

B
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was fantastic, expensive, but fantastic. My wife loved the octopus and ceviche-esque appetizers.

KE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The commitment to cocktails, food, where it comes from and how it impacts our community is an exceptional story. The dishes were awesome, even without each being meaningful to Florida in some way. Exceptional experience and vibe. We’ll done all the way around

OT
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Red carpet service in a hip and trendy industrial setting. Creative and delicious menu.

RB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond anything i was expecting. But, what i really liked was talking to the bartender. Not only did he know the property to mix the drinks but could tell you the history of each drink and suggest variation to drinks on the menu and what you normally drink.

I will be back!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best addition to the Tampa dining scene... and very thankful they chose to open in historic Ybor City... Ybor continues to get better and better with each passing year. The Oysters, Amal plates and entrees we had were all spectacular.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Bartender was super knowledgeable and made a great recommendation based on what I said I liked. Good atmosphere, food was outstanding. Only comment would be that I wish they had another option for steak other than the wagyu strip. Some variety would be nice but maybe it’s a rotating menu. Overall would highly recommend

HP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great fresh food, terrific and attentive service and wonderful chic vibe. A new upscale go to in Ybor!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! It was a very welcoming and comfortable environment. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back most definitely!

n
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant experience in Ybor. If you want great food, exceptional service, and refined atmosphere, this is the place to go.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. A meal different than most places in Tampa.

c
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful addition to the Tampa dining scene. It reminded me the nice restaurants in Charleston without the hokey “southern” spin. The space is beautiful but the food was both unique in a good way and prepared perfectly. We had fish, pork and steak so a wide assortment. I hope the community supports BarterHouse because it’s a gem.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect
Service and food was awesome