Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with a brand new, elevated brunch menu and bottomless mimosas, bellinis and bloody mary's!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
My wife and I went for the first time for our anniversary. The BBQ oyster appetizer was disappointing due to the miniscule size of the oysters. The blackened grouper dinner was amazing and the pecan brownie dessert was great. Service was okay but not exceptional. Not the consistent excellence of Bern’s, but we’ll likely try it again.
Due to free wine tasting in the bar, the restaurant noise level was an absolute roar. I was moved from my original seat to a table farther away but with all the hard surfaces and open walls, it was a minimal improvement. The waiter brought me a water and then took 20 minutes to take my drink order despite there only being 4 other filled tables. Then I waited another 20 minutes for him to come back to bring my drink and take my order. Another couple (that was served by another waiter) was served and left before my food arrived. My meal was good but not great. I didn’t bother ordering a second drink or desert because of the poor service and only okay food quality.
Food was amazing, a bit of a limited drink menu. Pork Belly app and Filet Steak frites were the best meal I’ve ever had.
I went here for a birthday brunch and ordered their bourbon pancakes and they’re definitely worth the hype, extremely delicious and the green apples on top added that extra thing. With that being said the service itself wasn’t up to the par that their food is at, our server was pretty slow in terms of refilling water, ordering our food, bringing the check when asked, etc. But other than that the ambience itself was amazing.
Our service was great and the ambiance was nice but the food disappointed. We started with an amazing selection of cheeses, soup, and wine. However, the entrees and dessert lacked. The salmon was insanely salty and the spaghetti was very rich with little to no balance in the dish. We had a selection of macaroons for dessert that did not impress.
Very relaxing lunch. Food was fantastic. Had the blackened salmon croissant. So fresh and perfectly cooked. Service friendly and efficient.
Excellent, personal service from the moment we walked in the door. Lovely dining area, friendly and capable waiter. The menu had some great selections and the food we ordered was wonderful and more than ample. My friends and I plan to return and will certainly recommend Elevage to others.
This was our first visit to Elevage, which we've known by reputation. The concept is ambitious, and the involvement with Bern's makes it intriguing. There are some excellent interpretations on "comfort" food and "classic" US favorites - an excellent steak tartar, amazing BBQ oysters, for example. Other dishes seem to not quite make the mark, although tasty - steak frites could have been more interesting, for example. The room is a bit challenging - Is it modern chic? Is it elegant dining? Is it upscale pub? The bar scene seemed to be the strongest part of the design concept. Our biggest disappointment was the wine list - lots of mediocre wines at inflated prices - one of our major points when we look for quality. There were some strong names on the list, but there were unfortunate choices of vintages that pulled down the value. Dessert was excellent - innovative, tasty.
This hotel/resturant is an extension of Bern’s across the street which means the meal, wine and service is outstanding! Bonus! The kitchen for the EPIC network is right next door! The steaks and deserts are the same as across the street. A great event meal!
Then walk down four blocks for for a walk along the bay with a beautiful view.
This is our 3rd visit this year for lunch. The food each time has been great. The service is friendly however this visit the restaurant was understaffed for the number of guests. It was apparent that there were multiple people eating lunch that were attending a Sommeliers class. From our point of view, the restaurant did not add staff for the volume of visitors that it should have known were going to eat lunch in the restaurant. It isn’t like there are multiple places to easily walk when you have a limited time to get back to your meeting. Parking on Howard isn’t easy for those that do not know the area.
We also enjoyed the $.50 Martini lunch and are very disappointed that it has been stopped. We told many people about this and even took family there on our 2nd visit because of that fact. Your decision to discontinue that forces us to rethink returning as there is no “hook” to take us out of our way any longer to have lunch there. While the food is good, food is also good at other lunch spots.
Birthday brunch for mom. Good food and ambiance but service was a little slow
Great experience but too noisy to enjoy conversations with friends
I came here with a friend for brunch and had a lovely meal. It’s good value for what you get. The mimosas were nice too. Good choice of menu.
Good food, great service. Menu paired down since our last visit in the fall but prices were a little lower. I’d recommend.
Excellent sidekick for Bern’s!!
Been here a couple times- Brunch very good, would not go back for dinner- kind of overpriced and smallish portions
We went for Easter Sunday brunch and had a great experience. I requested last minute changes to our party size and they accommodated without any issues. We were seated right away as soon as most of our party was there. No crowded waiting area, but plenty of people in the restaurant in general. Everyone was super friendly. Service was mediocre. Our actual waitress could have come back to check on us or refill our waters more often but she wasn't bad and was very friendly. They had managers helping run the food for her, I'm assuming due to the holiday crowds they were pretty busy. A couple downsides: no kids menu whatsoever (had to just order sides) and because of Tampa law they couldn't serve us alcohol until 11 AM. We are new to the area and had family visiting from out of town so it would have been nice to be made aware of that at booking. A simple little note reading: "Brunch guests please advise, due to Tampa law alcohol cannot be served until 11 AM." Overall, great experience though. Their food and the decor/atmosphere are their gold stars. Excellent food, try the biscuits and gravy!
The food was good but I didn’t have anything I’d like to eat again; the decent food was the only saving grace. Service was incredibly poor, and we were only helped when the waiter needed to take an order or food was being delivered. Nobody ever bothered to check on the table at any other point. The ambience is not what you would expect for fine dining. No tablecloths, and the staff appearance is generally sloppy.
To begin, our appetizer was brought to the table before our drinks were even delivered. Not only did we not have drinks, but we had no plates and had to ask. I brought a nice bottle of wine and asked that it be decanted tableside, which was not done until after we had finished our appetizer. The decanter was not polished and wine service was amateaur, if you could even call it service. No taste pour, and after the initial glass filling around the table, we poured our own wine throughout the meal.
For what I expected and for the price point, I was highly disappointed. I absolutely will not go back. Again, food was good but not impressive. It was the overall experience that left me wanting more.
Outstanding meal! Incredible service by Chris. Will definitely recommend and come back!
Good place for foodies! Unique entrees with good presentation. Solid wine list.
I really enjoy this restaurant and the accompanying bar. You must try the signature cucumber gimlet. It's excellent.
The hotel is outstanding and better than the crowd at Bern’s
They seated us right away. The service was attentive, not obtrusive. I had the “homage to Bern’s” steak sandwich, delicious. My companion’s has the spaghetti and meatballs and macaroni and cheese, “high class” interpretation of the comfort foods.
They did charge for the breadbasket, that came with a homemade sweet butter (with raisins, I think). And skip the onion rings; they were dough-y I the middle.
Varied menu with very interesting selections. Our meal was delicious and the service was impeccable!
Excellent customer service , great food. Nice atmosphere
First let me start by saying our server was very personalable and friendly. Your hotel and restaurant came highly Recommended from the Norman Pariythyiod Center where I was had a scheduled surgery @5:00 am the next morning. It was important to my husband and I whom traveled from Fort Myers to have a relaxing dinner and stay. Our server made us feel comfortable and put us at easy from the moment we sat down - she ask was this our first time visiting the restaurant and webanswered yes and she went over the history of the restaurant and the chef - which we loved because it seemed like the chef put a little a soul and his home in every dish. My husband and I don’t usually get a chance to eat out just the two us because we have 6 year old boy and girl twins so it’s not always ideal to eat at a restaurant as nice as yours. I ordered the shrimp as a Appetizer and It was Delicious so I was looking forward to the Grouper for my main course. Once my meal I arrived the presentation for both meals looked amazing. After one bite I discover clear Thumbtack in my meal. Not even letting my husband know i alert the waitress. My husband not sure what even happening. I let him know and he ask me would you like leave? given the time after 10:00 and we are from out of town. I said no I just wanted eat and go to our room. The manager was nice and overly apologetic and took care our meal. I finished my meal and ended up leaving my husband in restaurant while he eat his derrsert because I was shaken by the “what if “ I did not see it. knowing that my surgery was a few hours away. I was torn by written this review because I have never personally ever written areview but I thought it was important. The morning of my surgery Dr. Politz with Norman Parathyroid Center asked my husband and I where did we stay and dine last night all we told was EPICEUAN and did not share our experiance with him -. Again the experience has still left me shaken
Happy experience and great service.
Came for your spectacular brunch. Love not having a buffet, it a wide range of menu options. Food is excellent, creative. Portions more than ample.
Our server stated the pouting was cheese curds, shredded pork and French fries with eggs. What came to the table was soggy fries no cheese curds and black beans with eggs and No shredded pork. We were later told the pork was puree'd. This pouting was a joke and should not be served. It does not represent what anyone would have expected.. we complained about there being no pork and our server brought us four strips of bacon for compensation it was not even close to compensation. I'm considering contacting the manager directly.
Poor service. The only way to get service is to serve your self.
2nd Visit - this time they were very slow and the server was very slow in getting our order taken. Good and drink as with the first visit we’re both excellent.
Loved having brunch. Thanks for the Best Bellini in town!
Food is great and the staff is phenomenal!
We ordered the filet mignon and blackened grouper. Without a doubt, the most delicious dinners we have ever enjoyed! The filet was phenomenal and I’m so glad I chose it for my dinner.
AMAZING. Completely satisfied
An incredible brunch! Delicious biscuit and out of this world omelet!
Finally, good food in Tampa. We haven't been able to have as many date nights as we'd like since moving to Tampa a little over a year ago and with a little one. We are huge foodies though and absolutely this redtaurant. The beef tartare served with foie gras definitely left it's impression. It is day 2 since our dining experience and I am still thinking about it, and salivating over it. AMAZING. The service was excellent as well! Highly recommend!
Late Valentine’s Day date
One of the most underrated fine dining restaurants in Tampa. Less grand than Bern's but with the same outstanding quality you'd expect from the same owners. The steak tartare was phenomenal and the duck breast main course was the best we've tasted anywhere. Service was excellent and the restaurant is tucked inside an upscale boutique hotel so it has nice, quiet ambiance.