Roux

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$31 to $50
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Southern
Nestled on an unassuming stretch of residential South MacDill, Roux courts its guests with distinctly elegant, yet approachable surroundings and a menu that is both inventive and down to earth.

Roux’s signature cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados, and for good reason. The highly approachable menu blends comfortable, new Southern classics with the iconic Fresh Creole and Cajun dishes of Louisiana. Think new adaptations of familiar favorites like Crab Beignets and Seafood Gumbo sharing a table with Andouille Crusted Wahoo, Southern Fried Chicken and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce.
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Tue - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:30PM - 1:30PM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:30PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived and had been since Dec 31. There was no notification from Open Table about the closure. In fact, I received multiple confirmation emails and texts. I’m extremely disappointed that I wasn’t contacted ahead of time as I was hosting out of town customers.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch food , southern comfort at its best, chargrills oysters so good!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This must be under new ownership or management and it’s not as good as it was in the past.

CW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always. We love the oysters.

FL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roux was great! Service was consistent; server was great with our 2 yr old son! You have to leave room for the bread pudding - thank me later!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour in the bay! $1 oysters from 2-5! Delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Reservation at 12pm for my bday. Finally seated at 1:30pm due to the restaurant overbooking my table. Waited 28 minutes for a Bloody Mary once we sat. Continuously waited on mimosas which were always room temperature. Waitress unapologetic. Hostess either for that matter. Have had three great experiences there. Will not return due to how myself and my party was treated on my own bday. It’s a shame; the food and vibe is great. Hire better and more efficient help please.

a
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Absolutely loved Roux. Only thing that kept me from giving them a 5 star review was the wait time for food. I’ve never waited that long in my life for just an appetizer, let a lone drinks and food.

OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is good but lacks seasoning and flavor. It’s on the cusp of being awesome but just not good enough to justify a return visit when there are so many great restaurants in S. Tampa. Atmosphere is nice but service has much to be desired. The staff was more interested in closing duties than taking care of the customer that were still there at 9:30pm on a Saturday...and it wasn’t busy at all. Our server greeted us after 10 minutes by saying “I didn’t even see you. They haven’t sat this table in an hour so I didn’t think to look.” 😳 She never checked on us once she delivered the food so basically service was crap which made the entire experience sub par. Not interested in returning.

JR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ROUX HAS QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS! COZY, THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING AND GREAT DRINKS TO CHOOSE FROM. NOT AS LOUD AS OTHER SOUTH TAMPA RESTAURANTS - YOU CAN ACTUALLY ENJOY YOUR CONVO!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great environment for a date or small get together.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good. However there was a large party in the back and there was not enough service staff. We stood at the front check-in for 10 minutes before anybody even recognized I was there then everything was just slow. Not sure what happened but they were definitely understaffed

KB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Disappointed that wasnt told till right before getting order there were no collars greens, there geeens/vegetable list for replacement was lacking.
There was only us and maybe 2 other tables, and honestly service was slow. We asked for a dip because it wasnt on green tomatoes, by time it was delivered we were starving and ate without, personally I would've went to kitchen and had it back in seconds. The drinks and desserts were amazing. Best cheesecake ever.

L
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cajun flavors and drinks! Service was excellent and loved the newer menu..,.. hadn’t been there for several months!!

C
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

L
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. Love this place!

SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was horrendous— incredibly slow and inattentive. Food was only ok. The BLT special sandwich on the menu was a huge disappointment, and I thought it would be impossible to ruin a BLT.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere, service, and food, were all fantastic. I ordered the snapper, it was delicious however it was also $26.00. $26.00 for ONE filet. Nothing came with the filet except 3 pieces of asparagus. Had to hit McDonald's on the way home from dinner for the fill up.

DD
Tampa
184 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Roux is one of my favorite places to dine. The food is always yummy and the service usually good. On this most recent visit, our server seemed to have too many tables to take care of, but he still did a good job. For jambalaya is always a favorite.

OT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crab dip is amazing

L
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great martini with tiny ice chips floating on top! Made it amazing! Great service, i ordered a wine towards end of dinner, it took a long time to come out to point I almost canceled order. She brought it out and without me saying anything she said she was taking off the bill since it took so long. I told her she didn’t have to do that but she insisted. I thought that was very nice.
All of us loved our food, the roasted oysters for an appetizer were delicious and lobster bisque a must. I had the Gumbo, it was just ok to me. It was a little blan for my liking but overall it was good.
I would for sure return to Roux

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a great experience. Get the bread pudding!

S
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was a friendly and knowledgeable server. We relied on her recommendations quite a bit.

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and ambiance was great.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

They had several issues today. The air condition was out so it was warm in the restaurant which impacted some of the food options such as Beignets (they were out) and frozen drinks( issues with keeping them frozen due to the electrical problems.) I think out of good will they should have discounted everyone's check, perhaps 10 or 15%. The food entrees were very good and the waitress was very efficient given the circumstances.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Made my occasional very special, complimentary champagne, vegan food, and a romantic atmosphere. I will definitely come back soon when I visit Tampa and want to have dinner.

The fried tomatoes were fantastic :)

N
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Positives:
The ambience, mimosas, and service. The staff is very friendly, professional, and accommodating.

Negatives:
THE FOOD! This is my third time at brunch and every entree I order always seem like a great idea until the food arrives. This time I had the shrimp and grits that was recommended by our waitress. IT WAS BLAND AND AWFUL. It was not Cajun. The grits was bland and the andouille gravy on the shrimp was also bland. Again, this was clearly not Cajun! We had to ask for Cajun seasoning which by the way tasted like paprika and Mrs. Dash, salt, and pepper. With all that seasoning I did at the table, I still couldn’t eat my entree. I also had the $1 oysters on the half shell and charbroiled. Great price but they were so small, I would prefer to spend more to get better quality oysters. I was again so disappointed. Three strikes and I am done. I will never eat here again.

My advice to keep this business relevant: GET A NEW CHEF WHO UNDERSTANDS CAJUN CUISINE. Up the price of the oysters and get better oysters. Find out who supplied CW Gin Joint Oysters, for $2 they were really big.

UF
Miami
134 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food excellent ambiance.

CM
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful eating experience, the restaurant was out of my wife's choice but they brought her another choice at no charge. Service was fabulous, some of the best Jambalaya I have ever had.

1
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great food and ambiance. Will definitely return!

Roux
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you!

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EC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great brunch. Fun atmosphere for family!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall, brunch was just okay. Some of our food was cold and lacked flavor. Definitely not the Roux we were used to. The addition of the bottomless mimosas was a plus. We were able to change our orders and were much happier with our second choice.

Roux
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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s
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s a cool place. A little quiet and the music isn’t all that, but the food was okay.

DP
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We each ordered wine, a cup of soup and entree, and shared a beignet dessert. They were out of the wine my husband ordered, our entire came out quickly which we sent back because we hadn't been served our soup. The entree came out quickly and was not very hot as it should have been. The food was very good but we felt rushed. All the other tables that were there before us were paced and not rushed.

MS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely excellent meal. Music was fantastic and service was excellent. Highly recommend

OT
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

Roux
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you!

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a
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The place was cute, a nice place for drinks with friends. The service was great, our server was always there making sure we liked our food and kept the drinks flowing. The food was pretty good, just felt it was too pricey for the value. I had snapper and it was plated beautifully but the flavor was just ok. Our beignets were burned. We arrived 2 hours before close and they were out of a lot of the dishes we requested. Overall it was a good experience.

JM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hostess was openly unfriendly borderline hostile, for no reason. Etouffee came with literally zero crawfish pieces. Waitress was good, more friendly and trying harder but overworked and could have been more attentive (no water refills at all), and she did correct the etouffee problem, returning it for a dish with some actual fish in it. The food itself tasted very good, once sorted out.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was awesome once it arrived. Felt wait time for food was long. And service in general.

Roux
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi. Thanks for this candid feedback. We have new management in the store and are striving to improve the speed of service.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My daughter and I use to love this restaurant. She and I brunch every Sunday and generally Roux was always one of them. Unfortunately, the last several times that we’ve come the food was below the expectation and the service was more apologizing than correcting the issues. I always leave a tip of 20% or more despite of, but today was the day she and I both decided that we won’t be back. It’s sad because this use to be one of our favorite places to go eat brunch and prepare for our week ahead.