On Swann

4.7
573 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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An open kitchen and bar and a place for exploring food and drinks.



A local group of friends, Chris Arreola, Trudy Cooper, John Cooper, Michelle Ponte, and Chef Chris Ponte have created a Kitchen and Bar in historic Hyde Park Village. On Swann is a contemporary American bistro featuring a seasonal menu… thoughtfully sourced with local character.



The zinc bar encourages exploration and curiosity with spirits, cocktails, craft beers, and a wine list for all.



The open kitchen prepares a menu designed for sharing lighter offerings or having your own coursed meal.



We encourage you to walk-in and enjoy the fruits of our labor and to have an experience that's memorable.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Note: RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED. WALK IN AND ENJOY OUR PASSION FOR TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND SERVING GREAT BEVERAGES AND FOOD.
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Phone number
(813) 251-0110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Ponte - Chef, Wesley Roderick- Executive Chef
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Parking details
Valet Parking is also offered
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Reviewed on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Love it - Love Chef Ponte - amazing food - great vibe

A
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was advised upon my arrival that they did not have my reservation and that they no longer use Open Table. They still sat me. I still enjoyed my drinks, my meal and bring able to sit in the section of my favorite server (Megan). I don't have any negative feedback because I was still accommodated but do feel OT could've communicated the change

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On Swann is amazing BUT THEY DON'T ACCEPT RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPENTABLE. OpenTable says they do, but it's not true. Our reservations were not in their system and they said they haven't used OpenTable in months. But they were extremely accommodating and gave us the next table that came up. We only waited a few minutes. Excellent restaurant, amazing food, fantastic service.

DS
Tampa
110 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the food. Only issue is too noisy to have a conversation with people at your own table.

a
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, fun place to be. Will be back soon! :)

LH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for any occasion! Food is always amazing and the drinks are spot on!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Salads great, wine selection great, entrees not so great

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience couldn't be any better. The food was fantastic, the service outstanding and the ambiance and vibe electric! Highly recommend for any occasion.

Q
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to On Swan was a delight. We have eaten at Chris Pontes other restaurant, Cafe Ponte, and we were not dissapointed with his new one.
When we dine out , its difficult for us to find a restaurant that has such top quality food. My husband is a chef and what we usually find is meals that are ok ......but we usually could make it better at home!
Lisa our server, took her time and explained menu options to us.
The service, food and ambience was exceptional. We look forward to returning to try other menu options.
We enjoyed the tuna crudo, carrot soup, mushrooms tartine, short rib ragu, and the cobia !

V
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very accomodatrly for people with food restrictions. They will make special meal for people with food alletgies. The only drawback is that the noise level is very loud.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, if you can endure the noise. We had to shout at the server and across the small table to be heard. Don't understand why this is so trendy; high-decibel dining? Not our cuppa tea.

SF
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the 3rd time I have dined at On Swann. The food is consistently good and the service is good. The owner or manager visiting the tables to "check on things" is a nice touch!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick was a fantastic server. Service staff all excellent, great attention and interactive tone from phone to table. Good vibe. Great food. Foie Gras butter... are you kidding? Insanely good. My wife stole most of my food.

BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica was a wonderful server. The food was delicious and I would go back in a second.

JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hip, cool and lovely food with a pretty inside room and also a lovely outside area. The steak for two, pasta with short ribs and farmer board were all outstanding.

a
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful to have a classy lunch experience. The food was excellent both in preparation and in presentation.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Cali) was amazing. She took the time to go over menu items and make suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our experience there.

I
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love On Swann. I have been there several times for lunch and never been disappointed. On two recent occasions, I have chosen On Swann for visits with special friends, some from out-of town. They, too, have been impressed with the food, service, and decor. (In particular, the shareable Mediterranean board is an amazing combinations of tastes, textures, and colors, and enough for 5 as a first course.) I know that it's difficult for restaurants to maintain high standards week after week, month after month, and year after year, but I hope On Swann can manage to keep doing what they're doing.

MF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,service and ambiance

n
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local restaurant with impeccable service. Entree selection is winderful and not the run of the mill choices !

GA
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My new favorite lunch place.

KV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my favorite place in tampa. The food is always amazing. The service is top notch and the scene is on point.

ES
Naples
464 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If lunch is any indication of what On Swan serves for dinner, we will return. Our server, Kristin, was delightful with good suggestions and a sweet personality. We especially loved the cheese board with decent portions of cheese and delicious accompaniments. We need to come back and pursue the menu.

TM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lindsay our waitress was fun, energetic and kept things moving

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cobia and Grouper were over the top! Delicate, well balanced flavors made these our favorites!

SP
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, wine, and service were very good. However, the noise level is crazy. Struggled to hear my friend sitting directly across from me.

MY
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was exceptional, very attentive. The appetizer board pleased many palettes. THE ASPARAGUS BISQUE CAPITALIZED ON THE CHEF'S TALENT. The rib eye was beautiful to look at and delicious to eat, but don't share with just two; it could serve four!

A
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We looked for a popular restaurant with great ratings and we're NOT disappointed. Great vibe, service, and most of all fantastic food.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience! Lamb meatballs were delicious as well as steak tartar!

L
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always really good! The noise level can get a bit loud

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice venue with open kitchen and contemporary decor. Had dinner here with my neice on a Sunday evening. Service was personable and attentive. I had the Whipped Ricotta Corn Dip as an appetizer, we shared the Lamb Mestballs both were excellent. For a main course I had the porkchop and grits which was a excellent modern twist on a southern favorite.

There is a nearby free parking garage which was convenient. Fortunately we made a reservation a few days in advance as there was not a single empty table

My only complaint is that it is very loud. It is an open room with all hard surfaces so there is nothing to obsorb the noise. The management really needs to invest in reducing the volume level.

Highly recommended.

D
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Been here several times, always quality food, but always slow kitchen. Huge lag after ordering before food arrives, much longer than normal good restaurant wait. I'm sorry to have to downscore Service category because server was actually very attentive and always brought drinks quickly. In addition they seat you quickly no waiting. But when a restaurant is this successful for so long I have to wonder while sitting waiting so long, are we being iced so we will buy more drinks? Or are they just disorganized in kitchen? On food: we always get the foie gras butter, amazing. This time had the chicken (cooked perfectly but uninspiring flavors and thick bland breast), burger (dry aged with pimiento cheese--amazing!), fries (awesome) and oysters (average at best). Previous visits had pork belly bun -- great! Also have had the gnocchi which was above average but not great. Wines by glass have been hit or miss, avoid Vouvray white it's way too sweet.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe at this place but the food was not great. If you are a foodie, the menu reads really well and sounds great. Overall thought the food was just okay...did not leave us feeling like we had to come back to try more.

Service was great though and the vibe is energetic and fun. Definitely a hip place. I'd go back for drinks and maybe appetizers but it would not be on the top of my list.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great, overall a great place for a date night

TR
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. It was great food a great server victor and great drinks!

P
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent from appetizer to dessert! Nicolas, our server was great at answering our questions! Management was very attentive and made certain everything was as good as we had hoped.

DT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Food and service as always. Consistently great.

S
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beyond compare. Very tastefully decorated. The beautiful marble tables were a bit small for 4 people to eat at comfortably since the plates are enormous. They use up-cycled silverware and actual wood plates. When they tell you they are serving you an appetizer board, they are not lying. It is actually on a board that practically takes up the whole table. Food tasted delicious but was a bit foo-foo. Enjoyed the overall experience, but as my son stated, it is a girly brunch get together type of place.

JD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time going to this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Great ambiance, the food was fantastic especially the chocolate flourless cake. Had a very nice server. Would highly recommend.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great drinks
Great service
good food
Noisy

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