Kitchen & Bar at Safety Harbor

4.6
90 reviews
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The new Kitchen and Bar at Safety Harbor (formerly Green Springs Bistro) is now open and taking this beloved Safety Harbor dining tradition to the next level on every front. Whether raising a glass among family and friends, enjoying a romantic date night or indulging in exceptional steaks, fresh Gulf seafood or Southern comfort food with a modern twist, you’ll find that time spent here is more delicious than ever.

New owners and seasoned restauranteurs Tom Golden(The Lure, Vintage, The Artisan), Michael Stewart(Ava, 717 South), and Executive Chef Jason Rodis are keeping some of the old menu favorites while introducing an eclectic mix of New American dishes served tapas-style and an amazing weekend brunch. Our newest editions include a full liquor bar and adding even more charm to this historic bungalow setting: an outdoor pavilion where you can dine under the twinkling oak trees and stars.

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Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and tasty. Had a wonderful time.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable dining area
Great food
Friendly welcoming service

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Savannah
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As longtime residents of Safety Harbor, we had eaten many times at Green Springs. Yesterday we learned that the restaurant was now The Kitchen and Bar at Safety Harbor and hubby and I immediately reserved a table for two through Open Table for the same night.

We were warmly greeted and seated at a perfect table for the two of us. The restaurant was not very busy but there was only one waitress who was very welcoming and attentive.

The menu was delightfully updated with smaller plate options. The full bar is a nice addition although not yet fully stocked.

Our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about my personal dietary concerns (gluten intolerance). She had the chef prepare the lamb gluten free. It was perfectly cooked and delicious! My husband enjoyed a couple of the smaller plates of risotto and fish and ended his meal with a flourless chocolate cake.

It is not the cheapest of restaurants in Safety Harbor but the quality of food, service and ambience make it a wonderful special night out option. I would highly recommend The Kitchen and Bar at Safety Harbor and, as locals, we wish them the best of luck!

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fabulous. I was surprised that there were no reviews on Trip Advisor about it as it definitely deserves 5 stars. Service was great, food was delicious for those who appreciate quality.

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JW
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and loved the Blueberry Bliss cocktail! Taylor waited on us and was super quick, friendly and personable. The ambiance was wonderful, loved the artwork and decor. A great time, a great meal and a charming place. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

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B
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time in Safety Harbor and dining here. We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurant, food and service. We will return in the future.

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PL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Asked for my wedge salad to be chopped and waitress said cooks were too busy to do that. And went into say there was a new guy in salads that would be too much for him. Since when does good customer service give these types of reasons. Also steak came out way too rare. Last all in our party who ate the filet had upset stomachs afterwards.

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JR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food - every item we ordered - was outstanding. The service was pretty terrible. Although servers were friendly and concerned, every request had to be repeated several times. Food was delivered erratically - perhaps it was meant to be a tapas approach with items trickling out as they were ready but that was not indicated by the menu or the server. We waited at least 20 minutes for a round of drinks. We were informed that small requests (ie extra salad dressing) would incur an extra charge. (And that $2 dressing required 3 requests and didn't arrive until after the salad was nearly finished.) The setting is lovely and the food is worth the trouble. I'd suggest planning on 2+ hours for your meal.

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CL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & service!

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B
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner of small plates with wonderful service & a casual, friendly vibe! Definitely will be back!

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MB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dining experience. We visited on Thursday and not crowded. Staff was friendly and professional. We loved our food (pork chop and salmon main courses, and starters of duck wings and seafood risotto shared with another couple). The small plates are a little pricey but the portions were good for sharing for two people, and the portions and pricing on the entrees were reasonable. Very nice overall experience and will be back.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment that my party entered the restaurant until the last moment that we left the restaurant, everything was wonderful. The hostess, waitress, and owner were courteous, respectful and dedicated to providing the best service possible. I have not been to a better serviced restaurant in any state including NYC and Chicago. I was especially surprised to receive the reception offered in The Kitchen & Bar compared to other restaurants at the same level. I will return to The Kitchen & Bar. I recommend the restaurant to family and friends without hesitation.

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JC
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food!

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a
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good. Outstanding for us is a different type of restaurant. This was very good food in a very relaxed atmosphere with quality service. This place makes for a wonderful night out dining experience. You cant go wrong. We love Safety Harbor!

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a terrific find! Everything was so so fresh and the tapas concept allows you to either try lots of things or get your standard app, salad, entree. Great and eclectic sides with honey charm and character by the boatload!

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RM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were fabulous! The gumbo was outstanding and the redfish was fresh, buttery and delicious. The cobbler was a great finish! Another outstanding meal by Chef Jason!

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OT
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a neighborhood gem. In a quaint old house, the food is imaginative and well executed (not to mention delicious)

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cute and very good! Enjoyed the good food and the staff! We had a concert to get to and they were quick and on the ball! I totally recommend it!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. Best in my husbands words “Pinellas county”

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience!! We try and go 2 times per week. That good!!

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The overall experience was very good, however the noise level increased as the room filled up and was uncomfortably loud toward the end of our dining experience. Unfortunately, our table was in a direct line with the setting sun and there was no curtain to ease the glare. The food was outstanding, however, and the service very good.

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LW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner, great grapefruit sangria, and wonderful service!

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sensational ! Chef Jason is an outstanding chef, extremely creative the lamb chops & baby back ribs were the best we have ever had & the lobster appetizer was something we could enjoy everyday.
A must visit when you are in the Safety Harbor area.

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DC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute little place with really good food. I had the filet- which was excellent. Cobbler for desert was also really good. I recommend this restaurant!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a charming little restaurant. There was a fire in the fireplace, and basically a nice atmosphere. We all had fish dishes, and they were absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

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N
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! We went with a range of small plates and everything was fantastic. The top winner was the gumbo, at least as good as some I've had in New Orleans.

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KV
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. We will be back to try more.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An Absolute Gem for lovers of love and food!!!

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k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten here many times and always enjoy the experience. My husband really liked the meatloaf and the value. Meatloaf Monday on Tuesday!

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WM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent & delicious food- service was terrific- one our go to restaurants when next in the area.

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SD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fabulous food, some good background music, and intimate setting to catch up with friends, family,or a loved one. Service was excellent. Food choices were varied but not overwhelming. It's a delightful charming converted old home with a talented chef. The seafood risotto was yummy and the petite filet was an excellent cut and perfectly prepared. And a n honest to God traditional Greek salad, no freaking potato salad on it. It was delish. We will definitely be back

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is soooo delicious. This is my new best place to take friends

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Liked everything except the key lime dessert was frozen and difficult to eat

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S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lamb chops and duck were delicious.

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CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous fresh food and wonderful presentation! We will be coming back

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AR
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Highly recommend the duck wings!

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Great service, friendly staff. Food was average at best and extremely overpriced as was the wine selection. Very disappointed as the staff was great. Would not try again.

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D
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think the food is excellent. The restaurant is always full!

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GL
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cute place.
We had a shakey start, the first 3 requests were not available or could not be accommodated. This was frustrating as it was only 7pm and already out of a couple entrees and could not make a modification to another. Once we got past all that it got better.
Food and service were very good.
It got pretty loud as many places do.
I would certainly give it another try and recommend others do to.

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