K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar

4.7
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Located inside The Karol Hotel, we are a local family-owned New American style restaurant and sister restaurant of Bascom's Chop House. Delight in fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks! Join us for our full dinner menu in the K Club Bistro and K Club Bar as well as a limited menu at Vantage Rooftop Bar. Reservations will be honored in the K Club Bar and Bistro as well as on our deck. Vantage Rooftop Bar is first come first serve! We invite you to enjoy our top-notch service and high-quality food. Our goal is to exceed your expectations!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect - just enough attention but not overwhelming. And the food was awesome - the mushroom bisque was one of the best I’ve had. And my lobster roll came with two rolls!

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RJK75
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. Will be back soon!!!! -R

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job service and Great food. Manager Mike was great.

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DocChar
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter! Alexi, he was truly wonderful reminded me of how European waiters are so attentive! Will definitely return. Everyone from management to other waiters worked as a team to provide 10 star service!

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vipVeronicaH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place and location, the food was good and drinks were yummy. What didn’t make it so great was the service was not good at all, kept having to flag the staff down to place our orders.

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ZachT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were sat in the back corner of the lounge. Let’s just say we were easily forgotten. About 15-20 mins after being seated did I have to go ask the manager for service. After that it was okay every time we ordered food it was brought to the table across the restaurant forgetting that we existed. Food has been better. Honestly for the price quit a let down.

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NajlaK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pretty property and a fun atmosphere at the rooftop bar. Dinner in the dining room was nice and a great central location for a group from different cities to meet up and have fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and quality. Everyone is super nice. Food exquisitely made for everyone fresh.

JL
vipJoeL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very cool upstairs bar overlooking Tampa Bay. Restaurant on ground floor with an outdoor seating area. Food was outstanding and carefully prepared. Service was very attentive. Going back soon!

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BillMac
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding visit with friends.
Johnathan is staffing up and will be expanding his hours within the next several weeks and we can't wait to swing in again soon

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DerrianahG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had an amazing time. Will go again.

GC
vipGeorgeC
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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NatashaD
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mushroom Bisque and Cadillac Portabella were fantastic! The service staff were knowledgable and enthusiastic.

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WayneL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took my wife there for a night out. Were foodies so we were excited after looking at the menu. We had drinks and ordered the "big board" as an appetizer. The description is correct. It is large, but very tasty. After that we ordered small meals. I got the burger and she got the new Orleans oysters and a Cesar salad. Both meals were good. They had an issue with the temperature of my burger. I ordered medium rare and it was almost well done. Other than that the burger was very juicy and well made. The salad was amazing as well as the oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, was pleased with decor on the inside and outside of the restaurant. Our server Sam was attentive, patient, informative about our dishes. The food had great presentation and tasted excellent.

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RickL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Karol.... we were extremely impressed that we had chosen the Karol to celebrate our 5th anniversary. the service was outstanding and the food was incredible,.. I know this review sounds very gushy... but it's an honest review.... we loved it and have since then told all our friends to not overlook this gem.

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ElizabethR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful and fun place to go. I will definitely go back.

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randyr
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It's a hotel and this is the primary restaurant. No dress code, crying babies, birthday parties etc. Food was good but the noise factor killed the experience.

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RonC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent once they got my steak right! I ordered filet, med well, it came out med-med rare. When they brought it back they gave me someone else’s that was also undercooked in our party and gave him mine! The problem is we had different sides and he already started eating his before it went back!

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christinat
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Met friends for drinks and appetizers. Wonderful atmosphere service was great and the view was wonderful especially at night. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipCindy
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerianna is a great server and had a delicious lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

After a busy Saturday, looked on Open Table as a last minute attempt to find a place for dinner. Saw K Club, which I was unfamiliar with, and noticed that absolutely all time slots were available, which is unusual for a good restaurant. The menu looked good so we decided to give it a try. Great decision! We sat in the bar area, which is beautiful and has a warm atmosphere. Started off with some cocktails and had the Mediterranean plate, mushroom bisque soup and pimento cheese with pork rinds for appetizers. All of it was outstanding, with the bisque being equal to the best I've ever had, anywhere. For the main course, my wife had the filet, which was perfectly prepared and delicious, according to her. I was in the mood for a good burger so when the Chef brought it out and said it would be one of the best I've ever had, I had pretty high expectations. Let me just say that I'm 52 years old, I've eaten thousands of burgers, and this is the very first time I have EVER eaten a burger without using ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce or myriad other condiments (I'm a sauce addict). As soon as I took a bite, it was absolutely perfect as it was. The aioli and bacon jam gave it a slightly sweet taste and the amount of each was the perfect mix with the outstanding quality of meat. Putting anything else on it would have diminished it. He was correct in his bold prediction because I've never had a better burger. I didn't get a chance to sample the desserts, only because I was too full from the rest of the food.

The only possible reason this place was wide open for reservations is because it isn't well known-yet. Once more people discover it, and the subsequent word of mouth spreads, it won't be so easy to get a table. The food is that good. We most definitely will be back!

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Goldiefawn
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rooftop bar is a hidden gem. Food was great except for my $40+ Filet. Size and quality lacking.....nothing like the filet you get from Bascom’s, which I understand runs the kitchen.

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RobertB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam the waiter was terrific. All the dishes were excellent. The New Orleans oysters are a must. We had the chicken, steak and osso bucco were 10’s. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a happy hour for a women’s group. The staff was amazing and managers greeted us. I highly recommend for those wanting a great drink but not the crazy bar atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

JS
JeannineSiew
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was exceptional. We had drinks upstairs on the rooftop bar and the view is amazing. Good craft drinks as well. All of our dishes were excellent and the wait staff was on the ball. They even gave us a free birthday cake!!

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vipFLtravellers
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We thought the wait and bar staff were great. The food was very good but it did almost seem like it took forever to get our dinner entrees? The wine selection was ok...but could be much better considering the quality of the food and food choices? The roof top bar was a little disappointing in that we expected more open area but we can also understand why it wasn't completely opened.... just seemed like there could have been more windows?

The drink choices were good and all in all it was a very delightful evening for the six of us.

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vipSusanD
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had a most beautiful time for my Birthday Celebration. Our server went above and beyond to please all of us and she made our night memorable. All of our meals were terrific and the wine was wonderful too. We highly recommend this gorgeous Hotel and Restaurant!

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vipScarlet
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mushroom bisque is amazing as well as the coconut cream pie was a stand out. I could seriously go there just for those 2 things alone. Had the filet which was seasoned and cooked perfectly but I didn’t care for the Romanesco or smoked tomato sauce. The half chicken was cooked and presented beautifully. My daughter enjoyed the Waldorf sandwich and fries.

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ChristopherJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only odd thing that happened was when Domino's Pizza roll their garbage cans down the concrete sidewalk behind the fence. It was a little bit puzzling because we didn't know what it was at first. But, not a big deal

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good. Outside dining was so pleasant. This is a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. Excellent food and super fresh! The staff was so friendly! Would recommend

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Diana
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time and was very pleased. The food at K-Club was excellent and pleased with our waiter. The view was beautiful from the Rooftop lounge and great atmosphere!

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MikeG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was excellent! Every staff member we ran into was friendly and attentive. We will be back!

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RobertoI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’re from out of town and were looking for a nice place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We had dinner at the patio area which was perfect. Drinks were great, appetizers and entrees were really good. Service was very attentive. Manager came by, called my husband by name and treated us to a dessert on the house for the birthday boy. Overall, great experience. We will definitely return. The upstairs Rooftop Bar was also very enjoyable! Strong drinks!

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Mona
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice to have four choices for dining. We originally were going to dine on the rooftop but it was crowded and noisy. We decided on the ground floor patio. Our server was very professional and pleasant. My friend had shrimp with grits and I had salmon on a plank. The salmon was cooked fine it was just a little overly salted. Liked their signature cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The chef proudly presents your entree and describes the meal in savory detail - a very special and delicious dining experience!

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vipFLSequin
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop for drinks very nice! Food downstairs on the patio was very fresh and delicious

LC
LydiaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We were expecting an amazing dinner, we were a party of 4 and no one like their dinner

FAQs

K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 273-8760.

K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.