Élevage at Epicurean Hotel

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859 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A restaurant in the neighborhood where the cuisine and bar program are focused on providing our guests with great food, quality service and an overall solid value.

A neighborhood restaurant...that just happens to be in a hotel.
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food overall - halibut was outstanding, duck was interestingly done, but ultimately tasted like ham. Great wine selections, appetizers, and sides. Will definitely try again

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JC
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Brunch was mediocre. Food was not hot so I sent it back and got a second plate with warm food. It’s hard to eat warm and not hot eggs Benedict. Also eggs were more soft boiled than poached, blackened pork belly was undercooked and food under seasoned. we eat at Élevage frequently but this was a disappointing trip. Coffee was very good.

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BM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Our Server Natalie, the food, the service, the ambiance. It was amazeballs.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was very basic for the price. I got the Ribeye and there was not much flavor. The ciabatta and goat butter was very good though. I also got the pear Daiquiri and it was the best part of the meal. One of the best drinks I’ve ever had actually.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Élevage was a wonderful experience and an interesting take on traditional foods.

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MH
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Interesting decor especially the entrance to the exhibition cooking hall. The restaurant is a little noisy. For Valentines Day they served a tasting menu with wine pairings that was not announced on their web site. The meal was under whelming and the wine pours for the pairing were very small. Redfish with red wine sauce was overpowering, the Tasso duck while flavorful had barely an once of the smoked duck breast. Desserts were nothing special. All of my dates dishes except dessert had an overpowering citrus flavor. Not sure if anyone in the kitchen was tasting the food.
Disappointing evening!!

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L
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a quick dinner of cheeseburgers. Juicy and decadent. Happy hour cocktails were a treat.... old fashioned for $6 before 7 pm. The Brussels sprouts were a little too crispy for my taste, but that’s the only somewhat negative about the dinner. We had the dog so we sat outside and it was perfect. The server even brought him a water bowl. We will be back... we live close by and this is one of our neighborhood haunts we can walk to.

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was fine but the experience was nothing special. Upscale dining in a hotel.

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JU
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Dinner service was very slow. Some entrees very good, while others were less than fair. 3 stars out of 4. Breakfast was fair, at best. Breakfast service was terrible. Food was undercooked and came out cold. 2.5 stars.

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OT
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! The best ribeye I’ve ever eaten. Coming from Portland, I’m picky and everything we tried was out of this world! I highly recommend the scallops and pork belly to start. The au gratin potatoes were out of this world. Fantastic wine list and impeccable service. Truly a wonderful dining experience all the way around.

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h
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience will return next time I’m in town

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Food was delicious!!

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r
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good low country food, creatively prepared. Have the scallop appetizer.

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and a very creative menu. All 6 of us felt it was worth the price and would return.

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SG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great for dinner not so much for brunch. There are much better options in south Tampa.

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LC
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time visit and would return. There is definitely a chef in the kitchen. I didn't love the menu choices but everyone found something that was delicious. Ate with three other people who know food and they all liked it. I really wish they practice of asking diners if they are done with their plate would be discontinued everywhere. It used to be that no one's plate was removed until everyone was done eating. I hate to be interrupted to be asked if I want my plate removed. I realize most people probably disagree with me.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the brunch here. My go-to spot when I want to impress someone. Arguably the best brunch burger in town and definitely my favorite place for mimosas. Sometimes I come as often as twice in a month and at least once every few months at longest. Service is always on point and customer needs/requests are always attended to.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the filet. Because the steak comes from Bern's, it was melt in your mouth great! The chef perfectly seasoned and cooked it, making it very flavorful. We also had the Banana's Foster Profiteroles. It is a unique take on the traditional Banana's Foster. The banana flavor of the ice cream was wonderful. Bananas are difficult to get a lot of flavor from, but they did it!
The noise level was high only because we had a loud group behind us and a couple with a crying child next to us. But, it didn't kill our mood.
The service was great! We never had to pour our own water and they made sure everything was perfect.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Inadequate service on multiple levels. Waited for 25 minutes to be greeted once seated. Every round of drink took 20 to 30 minutes when ordered. This place used to be my favorite and now the service and food is not up to par!!!!!

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L
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We use this as a neighborhood place since we live so close we walk. It has been a few months since we were here, and it looks as if the menu has changed somewhat, which is fine, but we did really miss the smoked salmon deviled eggs from the old menu!! We ordered the crispy oyster mushrooms, but sent them back because they were seriously very greasy and the coating, though crisp outside, was thick and gummy inside and totally hid the flavor of the mushroom. The beef tartare was excellent. We ordered the filet and the tuna steak; both were superb and cooked perfectly. The peanut “stew” under the tuna was quite spicy and unusual, in a good way. The collards were amazing; I could have eaten more of those. The only downsides were the aforementioned mushrooms and the REALLY short martinis we had before dinner. Heads up, don’t order a martini as you will be disappointed. There are many other creative bar items on the menu.... try one of those. Nice wine selection with all price points represented, as would be expected in a Berns establishment., and the server was well-informed regarding the wine, offering tastes to help us choose a bottle. The dessert menu was shallow, perhaps since the pastry shop is gone, but they scavenged up some macarons for us (not on the menu anymore). The raspberry ones were perfect. We will definitely be back soon, and likely will have a full size martini at home before dinner!

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TB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Noisy room was eclectically furnished and visually appealing. Wine list shorter than expected and over priced

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and polite.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A little sister to Berns, who wants to be a bit braver and more modern gastronomic than the big bro. Well, they are not quite there yet. The ambition, yes, but execution not. Winelist is very impressive, with extremly attentive waiters/sommeliers to accommodate / guide you. The kitchen however, needs to step up. Trying to "sell in" a dish when you ordered something else, is not a good move from the head chef and does not pass by unnoticed...

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Cathy was phenomenal- very knowledgeable and professional- incredible service and just the right amount of attention. Thank you!!

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I
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Intimate dining, amazing flavors. One of the best filets I have had. Very cool vibe and location. Nice drink selection, interesting bourbon selections. Will definitely be back again.

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at a great price. Both small plates and entrees are great to share. Five stars!

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BS
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

While we enjoyed what we ordered, we found the limited menu a bit disappointing

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W
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I am in the St. Petersburg Tampa area I always go here for brunch with my family.

I always find it worthwhile experience and I just love the way the food is prepped.

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f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Pretty good. I had higher expectations based on hotel calling itself a Foodie Hotel. Felt like food was REALLY rich- lots of oil, butter and sauce and not letting the flavors of the actual food come through. The food appears delicious and artful but when you actually taste, for example, the smears and drizzles that decorate the plate it does not taste good. (My unused fork had food stuck on it which is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.) Not a particularly good value for the price for dinner. Breakfast was more in line for taste and value. The pancakes were quite good.

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ST
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service in the restaurant was exceptional. As in the past, service at the bar was poor. We had to summon the bartender repeatedly - first to order, to order a second drink and for the bill.

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L
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we showed up for our reservation, Elevage had no record of it. I showed her the confirmation on my phone and she still insisted there was no reservation. She finally said she would be able to seat us. Our food was very good, our service was fine. Our initial experience was not good. The hostess could have been much more concerned that the reservation wasn't there. She did not seem to care that I was showing her the confirmation I had.
The hostesses need to be trained to have better customer service.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our second visit here for brunch, and we were very disappointed. My friend and I decided to bring our husbands because we enjoyed it so much the first visit. This time our waiter was rude, barely paid us any attention, and when he did, acted like it was a bother to even grace us with his presence. I ordered the pancakes, and my husband had the eggs Benedict with pork. Both were great. My friend had biscuits and gravy. It was luke-warm at best. Her husband had the shrimp and grits. There was so much sauce it was more like a soup, and he received 3 cold shrimp that were not even seasoned. Definitely not worth $17. Because we could not order drinks due to blue laws, both men ordered sodas. When they asked for ONE refill the waiter practically rolled his eyes. Needless to say, we will not be back. Very dissapointing.

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SH
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good as always is excellent. Kitchen is slow as usual however food is good as always. Great brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating a year of many accomplishments with the person who has been the reason behind all of it!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice spot, good drinks, great food options

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S
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Elevage was overall a good experience and I had a nice night out. My husband and I had a giftcard so decided to try it out. The drinks are fabulous especially the cucumber gimlet. For appetizers: The cheese plate was decent, could definitely have been on a cheese board (not a regular round plate) or had more accompaniments for the price but was still good enough. The Crispy Mushroom appetizer was slightly a let down because they were so deeply fried you could not even taste the mushrooms. For dinner: Husband got the Berns Steak Sandwhich which he throughly enjoyed & I got the scallop appetizer that also had GREAT flavor. Overall nice experience but not sure I woild revisit without a certificate.

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MM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, the service was friendly, the room is a little cold and bright but it was a Sunday night so not many people in the restaurant. Overall a very nice experience

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BS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I've eaten dinner and breakfast here a handful of times. Usually I would give the overall experience (food, service, ambiance, etc.) a B+ or A, which justifies the prices. However, my last time there on an early Saturday evening was different. Starting with the valet, we literally couldn't tell if he was actually working due to the nonchalant attitude and lack of any urgency. Once inside, we were placed at a really small table, although the place was literally 95% empty. We ended up moving to a bigger table 10mins later. Finally, when the food arrived, it was about 1 solid grade lower in quality than expected (my friend had to ask for a new entree, since his was over cooked). He's pretty tolerable, so even that proved to me I wasn't being overly critical. In all honesty, this recent visit was an overall C, but priced as an A. I was literally thinking there must of been a recent change of leadership to cause all of this. Will I be back? Probably. Will I make it a point to be? Doubtful. Good luck.

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PA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a business dinner and we could find no fault with any aspect of the food, service or ambience! Loved it!

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CP
Tallahassee
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were outstanding ...you have to go to the brunch!!

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