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About The Refinery - Tampa
Greg Baker and the Refinery staff are committed to utilizing as much as possible from farmers and suppliers who do it right. Sustainably and ethically right. Then we refine this already beautiful product into something even more amazing and we change it up every week.
We are a casual environment and welcome everyone at our table.
Tampa, FL 33603
Hours of Operation:
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is permitted if the lot is full as well as many surrounding free lots.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Refinery - Tampa Ratings and Reviews
First let me say that we enjoyed the experience and the food. We made reservations but still waited 30 minutes for our table. Service was very good although I ordered leeks and still got potatoes (albeit very tasty). The bacon on the big fat biscuit was undercooked, (zero crisp) and when I cut 1/4 of the biscuit to share with my daughter, the fried chicken wasn’t big enough to even get in that piece.
All in all, tasty and I will definitely return.
First time dining here. Limited menu but excellent food. Super fresh. I had the steak special and my friend had the deluxe burger. They were both amazing. Staff was super nice. The space is also really cool. Looks like it use to be an old house. Will be back for sure.
Ahh, I had such high hopes for a true farm-to-table restaurant. I think the sourcing of ingredients is pretty high quality, but the menu is very limited. They seem to be afraid to really go for it and charge what they need to charge. There should be more descriptions of ingredients. Our waitress seemed to think it was okay to have us shouting down the table to her, instead of her walking around. The restaurant is not in the best part of town, but it is fine.
After just having a beet salad to die for at NYC's Gotham Bar and Grill, this one was simply adequate. The chicken wings were tasty, but very large and of unknown origin. The fish of the day was a bit dry. Two diners' coffee was "awful" . The bolognese had a "strange" flavor.
I think the concept is good: just charge what you need to charge for high quality and make it delicious.
As always, a great meal that was not too fancy but that I wouldn't cook at home, Lovely, fresh ingredients and great flavors. Perfect service. My only grumble would be that there always used to be an interesting sausage item on the menu and this was missing.
Particularly good - Merguez & Greens, Smoked Broccoli Lager Beer Cheese Soup and Tartine. Just great.
This was our first time visiting The Refinery and being huge foodies from Los Angeles we often eat at new and up in coming resturaunts often. This place was Excellent! Although the menu is subject to change I highly recommend the heirloom tomato pie and braised pork shoulder. Wait staff was great and we even had a "Date Night Special" bottle of wine. When in Tampa this place is a MUST...
This is not located within the most attractive section of Tampa, no water views, no pretty gardens. However, this is worth the trip if you love creative meals with farm fresh ingredients .
The service is top notch, very passionate and knowledgeable about their creations.
It was very quiet, but we were the first diners and only 2 other tables were occupied. Not sure on noise level if fully occupied.
Understanding it was a busy weekend it is not our problem that you do not have two of your five entree meals available. We wished to have an alternate to at least one meal choice. Especially as we did not have a seafood choice being so close to the ocean. That said, all choices made were cooked to perfection.
Appetizers and our main meals were great. On another note, while you can always live with a limited wine choice, our first red choice was also sold out. Again, when you have six choices you go “deep”! Service was great and their attention to detail throughout the meal was outstanding. All said and done, worth a second try as we know that gasparilla weekend combined with NHL All Star weekend will tax any local spot. Looking forward to the next visit to TAMPA!
We decided to try this late one night since its local for us the reviews were great. Food was delicious and very tasteful. Service was great and although limited, it was more than enough for us and gave us a chance to try something different since they have some creative things on there. We'll def be back and overall our experience was A+
The Refinery has adjusted its menu but still offers weekly unique creations. We had the veggie burger which is thick and tasty and a grilled Mahi Mahi special. Our appetizer was a chicken salad like creation on toast that was excellent. You can sit downstairs or go upstairs to the bar and outside dining. Seminole Heights has a number of terrific restaurants of which the Refinery remains at the top.
Our server was fine, however something was seriously wrong in the kitchen. when we (a party of three) arrived there were only 2 other guests. We placed our order almost immediately since we have dined here before and knew the menu. It took 30 minutes for 3 hamburgers and soggy ill prepared fries to arrive. we sent the fries back. Unfortunately this experience has soured us on The Refinery.
As a vip opentable and a foodie of the world I would recommend not going to disestablishment unless they have been open for at least one hour because my experience last night to order a burger took them 55 minutes to produce with only two other tables in the entire restaurant
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