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Counter Culture, Tampa, FL

Counter Culture

4.6
4.6
1470 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
5 time James Beard Nominated, Chef Pierola’s modern homage to classic counter dining and its barstool kinship between diners and the kitchen. Elevated kitchen bar dining, open air mixologist bar, Florida patio seating, and sparkling bay views.

Located just off of iconic Bayshore Blvd, in the heart of South Tampa, a few minutes from downtown.

SUN–THURS 4p-9p DINNER | FRI-SAT 4p-10p DINNER | SAT and SUN 8a–3p BRUNCH

**COMING 1.9.23** Counter Culture's New BrunchLunch! MON-FRI Lunch service 11a-3p

We offer dine in and Florida patio seating by reservation, along with pick up or delivery. Our cocktail bar is kept available for walk in guests, and not offered for reservations. We will always do our best to honor reservation requests. Please note that inclement weather may affect patio availability

Parking? There are select spaces in front of the restaurant. There are additional spaces along the side of the building, as well as in the parking garage around the back on the right.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 570-8660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jeannie Pierola
  • Private party facilities
    Group Dining and Private Events for any occasion. Multiple areas available for reservations and private rentals. Please email our Event Director Christye at christye@chefdrivenrestuarants.com regarding your group reservation.
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    S Ysabella Ave
  • Parking details
    Bayshore Center parking lot available off of S. Ysabella Ave. All spots in Bayshore Center are available to the public at nights and on weekends.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,470 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for brunch

  • Tampa

    Great for brunch

  • Tampa

    Innovative

  • Tampa

    Contemporary American

1,470 Reviews
  1. RobertM

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food at a reasonable price. Went for Sunday Brunch and sat at the counter facing the bay. Very enjoyable.

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  2. PaulaD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!!! Very creative and well presented! Service was top notch!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious. Had a great experience.

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  4. AshleyR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was seated inside immediately and brought waters. My server was fantastic, I believe her name was Izzy. She was attentive, accommodating, and informative. She made great recommendations as well. She checked on us throughout each course and brought over anything we needed while answering many questions. The food was overall just good; we got Grilled Jumbo Key West Pinks Black Garlic Al Ajillo for the appetizer which fantastic. We split the Emberred Eggplant and the Matcha Pink Peppercorn Seared Sea Scallops. The eggplant had a blend of squash and pine nuts, and capers, which were delicious but the eggplant was not. I couldn’t taste the matcha on the scallop dish but the mushrooms and scallops were cooked beautifully. Aside from the noise level and humidity I think the ambiance was perfect.

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  5. MikeT

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four courses of perfectly sourced products prepared creatively. Simply delicious!

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  6. twainger

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good but not great. Pretty restaurant, nice menu, execution is a little off. Bread service was toasted somewhat old bread. Not something worthy of a separate charge. Food was good, but not great for a restaurant of this caliber. Overall, the place lacks a spark or attention to detail. 

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  7. Kiki71

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great time there. Service is awesome and the food is amazing. We try to go every month to experience the 5 course menu, it changes monthly. Love it

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was okay, nothing to write home about but the waitress was amazing and so were the drinks.

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  9. AjitD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My oysters at $4 each were very small and not tasty. Poor value for money. My bagel seemed fried instead of toasted. Its multiple flavors like grain and garlic did not come through. My wife's food was very good.

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  10. BarryK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Perfect evening ambience. Lovely wines.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My date and i were immediately greeted with kindness and such hospitality. The service throughout the whole meal was something out of a movie, absolutely amazing. The kitchen was executing with such precision and in a timely manner. We will be back!

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  12. StacyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was easily one of the best meals ive ever had. Ive been here for brunch and it was great but dinner was a whole different experience and i cannot wait to go back.

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  13. JamesH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. Ribeye as fantastic and the brownie and Ricotta Doughnuts were insanely good. A little overpriced. Paid $8 for 4 thin slices of sourdough bread, but the meal and desert really delivered.

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  14. Livethequestions

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Truly flavorful. We loved the stuffed dates and crab meat esquites. Drinks also stellar. Only issue was they charged us for the wrong meal ($200 extra) but fixed immediately of course when we pointed it out (and fortunately noticed before signing).

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  15. TatianaR

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best happy hour place in Tampa! Especially we loved Lobster taquitos! Outstanding!!! We hope they will be included as appetizers in brunch, dinner or happy our menu!

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  16. lewren

    New York City

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caleb served us very well on the terrace (with lovely heaters) last evening. The food, service and terrace dining combined to make for a most enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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  17. JabeenA

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Anniversary of first date… Amazing food and service! It wasn’t as loud as usual because it was amnot crazy busy. Loved it! Service unmatched!

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  18. KatyE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a weird interaction with the host- she came and sat down at our table (uninvited) and wanted us to give her our email addresses for some local lobbying of new building projects. Very awkward.

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  19. SophieP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were extremely disappointed by the food, which included the lobster tostada, rabbit pappardelle, and yellowtail snapper. The cocktails and the chicories salad were good.

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  20. LisaR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    patrick was a magical server! we never felt rushed. food was divine

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  21. AlouetteP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their burrata salad is always a must have. This is probably one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa.

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  22. KAC14

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful brunch! We had the shakshouka and the egg white omelet. Rachel one of the bar tenders made me an amazing strawberry daiquiri! Just delicious!

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  23. SClint

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I understand it was the morning after Gasparilla, but we go for brunch at least twice a month and really have noticed the service and speed has drastically changed. When we got there we joked with the hostess that there was no way we would be there for 2 hours… well, we were, but not by choice. Even drinks from the bar took forever. Hopefully it will change bc we love that spot!

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  24. CynthiaV

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the food .wait service outstanding. Just too loud But will certainly return

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  25. Amanda

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful space for a date night or a group of people. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sampled a variety of happy hour bites and various dinner options. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to come back and try their 5 course dinner and/or brunch!

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  26. Lisa

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great!!! Our server was great! Thank you Carson for taking care of us!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was not great for the price. Very underwhelmed.

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  28. CristinaD

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time coming for brunch and possibly the last. I felt like because we look a certain way the front staff was doing everything possible to keep my group out of the main dining room.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. Everybody enjoyed their meal, and I will definitely go back again soon.

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  30. AngelaJ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time for their dinner service. It was phenomenal. We were so pleased with our cocktails and entrees. We will be going back for dinner very soon.

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  31. PaigeG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for a mommy date. It was quiet enough to have a normal conversation. Food and service were good. Would go back again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch Great atmosphere! Large selection Great service !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply delish and worth the fabulous foodie experience!

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  34. Haroldj

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience! Excellent service by Ty & Doug from the moment we set foot in the place. So glad we decided to celebrate our anniversary at this establishment. The drinks were delicious and the food was amazing. Make sure you get the octopus and the duck! We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family. Thank you to all the staff!

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  35. GretchenS

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ariel was our server, she was very professional and delightful.

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  36. BetsyD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday brunch. CC is a great spot and the food is always delicious. On this occasion the kitchen was slammed and our food took about an hour to arrive. Unfortunately it was not piping hot, as is usually the case. Our server did give us a few updates and a manager stopped by as well, but only after we had already been waiting for a very long time. Hopefully this is not the standard. Parking is also very limited, though they do offer complimentary valet.

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  37. JonR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Food was delicious. Seevice was professional, in particular our server Ty. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second year celebrating NewYears here and this might have to become a tradition. The food is amazing, the creativity on each plate is just wow!

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  39. TatianaR

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great special menu for New Year eve. Red snapper was outstanding! I hope it will be included in a regular menu!

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  40. KathrynK

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat at 6:30pm and didn't get our Apps until 7:30pm. The restaurant was only 1/2 full. Not sure why the delay. The big bar window was kept open on a chilly night so sitting inside was still uncomfortably cold.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Counter Culture using the Order Online button. Counter Culture also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Counter Culture also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 570-8660.

Counter Culture is rated 4.6 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Counter Culture

2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Ysabella Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Bayshore Center parking lot available off of S. Ysabella Ave. All spots in Bayshore Center are available to the public at nights and on weekends.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeannie Pierola
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 570-8660
  • Private party facilities
    Group Dining and Private Events for any occasion. Multiple areas available for reservations and private rentals. Please email our Event Director Christye at christye@chefdrivenrestuarants.com regarding your group reservation.
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