The C House

4.3
263 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Purveyors of fine champagne, charcuterie, cheesecake, and other consciously-curated goods -- all of which start with the letter 'C'.

Housed in a former transmission repair shop in Seminole Heights, The C House showcases consciously-crafted food, beverage, and housewares that each start with the letter C. We believe that conversation shared among friends (and soon-to-be-friends) over a cocktail or a glass of California Cabernet is the jewel of life, that the words ‘community’ and ‘pride’ ought to go hand-in-hand, and that everything in life is better with live music.
#AllAboutTheC

Please note: Reservations booked guarantee your party a table. We do our best to honor specific location requests (i.e. inside or outside), although party size and reservation time may dictate otherwise. (Thanks for understanding)

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Asked for a table inside but they could not accommodate. The bees were overwhelming outside that we had to leave earlier than anticipated. :( The food was great but disappointed at accommodations.

JP
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food is awesome. Hostess and seating process is terrible. Guy on guitar? Can we reduce volume inside restaurant.

Parking? Valet—immediately!!’

I love coming and will be back again, just a feW simple changes and I’ll come even mor!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dana and Rhett are the best. The staff and quality of food are always superb. Great place to go any day they are open

KN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully welcoming atmosphere and great energy. Excellent service, wonderful staff recommendations for wine & entrees. We will be coming back soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, attentive service without the rush, great ambiance and music. We loved it!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My eggs were over cooked but we didn’t have time to send them back. The waitress wasnt very friendly about it and I overheard her talking to the other employees about it. In general the staff didn’t seem very happy or friendly. Great ambiance, music and location but they definitely need to work on customer service.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great, as usual. But again, there was confusion and disorder at the hostess stand about reservations and table assignments.

CK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Unlike most restaurants that ask you if want to sit inside or outside when booking on OpenTable, when we were seated outside in the heat the hostess said rather rudely that we should have called. Our waiter seemed completely disinterested in our experience. Some of the food was very good, while some was very poor. While I know this restaurant gets good reviews, we must have hit a very off night. I much prefer some of the other options in the area like the Refinery.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was cute inside and service was fine. Prices were OK. It’s an interesting and unique concept. I had the chickpea burger it was good and so were the fries. My husband had the burger and fries and it was fine too. Again, nothing special but fine. It’s more than you’d expect for a burger but we’re on a date so it’s OK. Beers were good. Service was on point. Cheese cake was a bit too sweet for me. We had the cheese cake with the berry drizzle. I loved the live music. The singer had a beautiful voice and sang covers of great songs.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food and good service. Nice locally owned venue with a easy going ambiance.

AO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have several friends that had recommended The C House to me and I was very happy with our experience and will be back soon!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Service always excellent. Love the decor, too!

R
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would highly recommend this C house. Food was excellent. Only thing I would recommend is having a button when reserving open table to put button for inside and outside seating. I hadn’t no idea when we reserved that we had to indicate that. Hostess was super nice and was able to get us an inside seat before the next reservation that was 2 hours later then ours.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved! Best buffalo cauliflower I’ve ever had! Great date night spot for cool casual

j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

It was hot inside the restaurant. The Mac and cheese was not great. Not creamy and too many bread crumbs. Service was good.

k
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service, food and bar are all outstanding, we are regulars

E
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wanted to try out a new place and The C House was a great fit. Some issues with our order but they quickly corrected them! Food and service were very good! Will definitely go back.

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

Food was excellent!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

The food was great, no complaints!

However, we did make reservations well in advance and were seated right next to the speaker for live music. We asked for a different table upon arrival and before being served, both times with no follow up.

It was so loud we were unable to carry on a conversation with eachother( the point of going to dinner) and our server was probably great, but we had to shout our orders a few times to even hear what we wanted.

Cute place, yummy food! Recommend sitting inside or the opposite side of the bar.

AF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, great experience. I do wish that when making reservations that you would have the option for inside seating (though I might have missed that checkbox?) Fans worked great outside.

c
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, great service. Food was terrific!

GT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Been here a few times for events and the owner is very nice. I love the buffalo cauliflower. I wouldn't recommend anything with eggs for the brunch menu as the poached eggs were way undercooked the first time then way over the second and another entree we had with eggs also had an over cooking issue. The Charleston was a great brunch dish though. Bloody Mary's are good but I feel overpriced. The staff is very friendly, but the timing of the food delivery needs help and there were large gaps between different entrees being delivered to the table for the different guests.

LS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Rustic decor was perfect fit for the space. Pricing was average. Loved the option of the indoor and outdoor bar areas. I went for brunch but could tell it would be a fun night time atmosphere too. Live music was a plus!

J
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've loved this place ever since we discovered it, but my absolute favorite menu item is the charcuterie board. My husband and I came for a quick date night and indulged in some drinks, cheeses, meats, and accompaniments. I can't remember our server's name but she was super sweet, friendly, and attentive. Always looking forward to our next visit!

AM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Had been wanting to try this place for a while, underwhelming. Only seats available by reservation was outside, very warm 100 plus with fans. All food starts with a C, cauliflower so spicy not edible, crab cakes cold and underdone.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time going for date night. Their chocolate martinis are awesome!! Will definitely go again!

FT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The C house is good for drinks and appetizers not dinner. This was not my first time there and have not have luck with main courses. They are either barely warm, not cooked enough or they send the wrong dish. Cocktails are ok. Their cheese boards are excellent along with cheesecakes.

f
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Fair food

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JM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, ambiance, and drinks are outstanding. Great overall vibe. While service is good and attentive, the interactions in terms of friendliness were a little hit or miss.

S
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, even with reservations, we had to sit outside. This area is right off the parking lot so not very pleasant ambiance. And, got super hot. While the food was very good, the service was not...I think our server just hung out inside in the cool rather than check on us much outside.

AL
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The brunch food here was amazing. Unfortunately, the service wasn't great. We were seated around 11:05 but our drink order wasn't taken until about 11:20. They then has issues with the coffee cups. They ran out or something. The server asked if it was ok to bring the coffee out in paper cups which was fine by us. After another delay she finally brought it out at 11:45. It took 40 minutes to get a cup of coffee. The server was very polite and apologetic. I think she could have been a bit more attentive, but I do not solely blame her. The lack of coffee cups seem rather odd for a place that is known for brunch. At the end of the meal we sprung for a cupcake at the bakery that was delicious. I would recommend this place for the food - just know that you may end up waiting for it.

GF
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Food, ambiance and live music were all perfect for our Father's Day celebration! On a side note, the coffee was de-lish!

AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I brought my husband and daughter to The c House for Father’s Day brunch. Overall We enjoyed our morning there. The restaurant is quaint and intimate, which we enjoy. We did not feel like we were in Tampa but rather in Colorado or the mountains somewhere. The service was not great. We had to pull our waitress or even walk to the bar to place orders or grab salt pepper, things like that. I had the chef omelet #2 is was burnt and very underwhelming (would not get again), my husband had the steak and eggs and enjoyed it, my daughter (2) had a cinnamon which she thoroughly enjoyed! There was a live performer so after we finished eating we paid our bill and took our drinks to the outside bar and enjoyed the singer and let our daughter dance around. All in all it was good. We will probably be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father's Day Brunch! Excellent Service & great experience.

BL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was good but I think everyone in our party thought it was just mediocre. For example, buffalo cauliflower had good flavor but there was more breading in it then cauliflower.

CH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a fun spot! Really good food and a fun ambiance for everyday dining or a date night!

n
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our server was fabulous - attentive and a pleasure. Food was a bit pricey for what it was. Crab
cakes lacked much flavor, and buffalo cauliflower was way too much flavor.

MI
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding!

J
Tampa
75 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - from the food to the ambience to the service! Cool vibe with live music outside (you are able to hear the music inside as well). The food was excellent - I would definitely recommend the cast iron salmon, the cheeseburger, charcuterie and the buffalo cauliflower! It was all a wow!!!

RP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This being our 4th time at the restaurant due to enjoying it, I booked a reservation through Open Table once again. This was the first time that they wanted to sit us outdoors, in 90+ degrees, in the sun, when it was clear that there was an empty table inside. She kept saying she was sorry but there was nothing she could do. She said we should have put an inside seating on the "optional" portion of Open Table. She didn't even suggest waiting till another inside table came open. There was nothing she could do. We mentioned that we would leave because we were not dressed to sweat when she "checked again". Although she didn't help us again, another server came and led us inside at that very open a table. Pretty disappointed that she was adamant nothing was available, when there was not to mention others finishing up.

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