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Driftlight Steakhouse, Tampa, FL

Driftlight Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
55 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Inspired by the lighted bridges of Tampa, the restaurant offers a bold backdrop for long conversations and luxuriant dinners, connecting visitors to the region and to each other.
The menu features chef-selected land and sea dishes driven by regional ingredients, paired with a collection of wines and champagnes from around the world. Other handcrafted drinks offer new interpretations of classic cocktails, setting the scene for a fresh yet familiar destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 314-6611
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our restaurant sales team at 813-314-6650 to inquire about booking your next private event.
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Water Street & Florida Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Steakhouse

  • Tampa

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa

    Steakhouse

55 Reviews
  1. FranciscoS

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Everything you want in a chef driven restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing. Staff and the food was excellent!!!! A must try!!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Guest, We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us! Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and food. We strive to provide excellent service and delicious dishes, and we're thrilled that you found both to be top-notch. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic meal soon!

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  3. RickP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were headed to the Kane Brown concert at Amelia Arena for my birthday and wanted a nice dinner before the concert. The Driftlight was an excellent choice. I would recommend this to anyone. The food was awesome and the service (Luis) was even better!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on June 3, 2024
    Dear Rick, Thank you for choosing Driftlight to celebrate your birthday before the Kane Brown concert! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the awesome food and that Luis provided excellent service. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another memorable dining experience. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, awesome food and most importantly, Carl our waiter was AMAZING!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on April 27, 2024
    Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! It's fantastic that you enjoyed our awesome food and that Carl provided amazing service. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to him. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  5. TanjaS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and ambience was everything I wanted to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Somewhere I will definitely dine again.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on April 11, 2024
    Dear Tanja, Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your daughter's birthday! We're thrilled to hear that the service, food, and ambiance exceeded your expectations and contributed to a memorable celebration. It's wonderful to know that we've left a positive impression, and we're honored to be considered a place you'd dine at again. We look forward to welcoming you back for another special occasion or anytime you're craving a fantastic dining experience. Cheers to many more celebrations ahead!

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  6. VeniceFlLeo

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is at the JW Marriott. The atmosphere, food and service were all exceptional. The restaurant noise and flys (flys were from the lobby bar’s doors being open) is the reason we most likely will not visit again anytime in the near future. There are too many restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area with the same qualities without the noise and flys. 
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional food and service at Driftlight. Your feedback regarding the ambiance and noise is valuable to us, and we're sorry to hear that it detracted from your overall enjoyment. Rest assured, health and safety in our kitchen is a top priority, and we consistently adhere to the highest standards. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our guests, and we'll certainly take your comments into consideration as we continue to improve. Please check your private messages for a personalized note addressing your feedback in more detail. -The Driftlight Team

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ennis is just an incredible server who doesn’t miss a detail and anticipates your every need. He’s simply the best! He never stops - his work ethic is impeccable. We visit their breakfast buffet a few times every six months.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on March 14, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Ennis provided you with exceptional service during your visits to our breakfast buffet. It's fantastic to know that he goes above and beyond to anticipate your needs and ensures that every detail is taken care of. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ennis, and we're grateful for his impeccable work ethic. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable breakfast experience in the future!

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  8. MariaG

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very personable and helpful. We had a quick but enjoyable meal before heading to Amalie Arena (5mjnute walk) for a concert. Beet salad was especially delicious.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on March 6, 2024
    Dear Maria, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our waiter and enjoyed your meal before heading to the concert at Amalie Arena. We're delighted that you found the beet salad especially delicious! We hope to welcome you back again soon for another enjoyable meal.

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  9. ccBostonMa

    West Palm Beach

    425 reviews

    5.0

    425 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While most restaurants near my hotel were jammed - busy and loud, Driftlight was a welcome quieter room with space between the tables. The service by Neil was prompt - a glass of wine within a few minutes of being seated and the food arrived soon after the order. When the meal concluded there was no rush to leave the table. Would highly recommend the scallops! Expect about $100 per person plus tip as is typical of a higher end steakhouse. Amazing wine list - with some very very high end wines and a few "value priced" options too!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on February 26, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Driftlight! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant, especially the quieter atmosphere and well-spaced tables. It's wonderful to know that Neil provided prompt and attentive service, ensuring you had a seamless dining experience from start to finish. We're delighted that you enjoyed the scallops and found our wine list impressive, catering to a range of tastes and budgets. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional meal in the future!

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  10. CharlesL

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service, a little loud and open, but worth it overall.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear Charles, Thank you for your feedback and for awarding us 4 stars! We're glad to hear you had a positive experience overall. If there's anything specific you feel we could improve upon to earn that extra star next time, we'd love to hear it!

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FAQs

Driftlight Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 55 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 10 times today
Google Map for Driftlight Steakhouse

510 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Water Street & Florida Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 314-6611
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our restaurant sales team at 813-314-6650 to inquire about booking your next private event.
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