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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.

5137 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Frierson Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 237-2000

Website:
http://www.thetamparefinery.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is permitted if the lot is full as well as many surrounding free lots.

Executive Chef:
Greg Baker

Additional:
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

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Details
Sun 1:45PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri 9:45PM - 10:30PM

Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

The Refinery - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
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Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Casual (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Tapas (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

2nd time in and I dare say it was even better than anticipated. Brunch was fabulous, everyone enjoyed all their meals. The biscuit debris can’t be missed!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

It was awesome....the food was great and the service was too.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food. Incredible service. Did not disappoint.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. I had the hamburger with peanut butter and whipped marshmellow and highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite Seminole Heights restaurants--delicous dinner to share with friends. We were there the night after Valentine's, so the atmosphere was especially quiet. Great service: thanks, Leigh!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Went as a valentine date and it was perfect. Candle lit, soft music in the background, delicious food and wine. We really had a great time! I’m

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Weve gone to the refinery on multiple occasions now either as a nice date or for special occasions with friends. The food is always an experience. Very creative tastes that are accessible even to an unsophisticated guy like me.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

My only complaint is having to sit at a table on the roof-top section so close to another table that we couldn’t have a private conversation and neither could our neighbors

Tags: Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

This place has a fantastic seasonal menu, extremely creative, very down to earth at home feeling. I go to all the restaurants in tampa, this is one of the very best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was not great. Our waitress just wanted us to move along and leave. I don’t have any idea why this place has such high ratings.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fine. I would have preferred more of an entree selection. Great atmosphere and the wait staff was friendly.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food, solid service, nice ambiance- perfect for hosting some out of town friends for a fun and eclectic local spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! A fun, inexpensive and different date night. Service was a little slow but there it was crowded and there was a huge party in the same room. Will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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...

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service were great. Convenient to the Tampa airport, just a few minutes away.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Wow!!!
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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lindsey was an exceptional server! Knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings, and a true delight of friendly efficiency! The cobia was exquisitely prepared with a focus on both sustainable and delicious cuisine!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Super creative food. The menu changes weekly. You can’t ask for more. The best place in town for every meal and every occasion.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent place! The best for wine and tapas with friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food. We went on New Year's Eve and had a Prix fixe menu but will definitely be back on a normal night.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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+

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had brunch/lunch with some family members here this past Sunday and was very impressed with the food and prices. You'd be hard pressed to find this good of a meal for this cheap anywhere else in Tampa.

Tags: Organic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was amazing as it always is! We greatly enjoyed our waitress!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food just wasn't good. Underwhelming, bland, didn't live up to hype. Server was great. Overall my family and I were very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was our first time and it won’t be our last. The food was amazing and great service!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fun to sit outside in the cooler weather, but food and service were both just OK - not spectacular.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I usually rave about the food and this trip was no different. This time I figured I would focus on the staff. They are terrific. The folks there are always warm, welcoming, attentive, and efficient. We love The Refinery.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

From appetizers through desserts, everything was incredibly delicious. The rooftop seating was gorgeous and the staff was excellent. Seriously, nothing bad at all. The actual building is adorable and historical. We will be back again and again and again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food is unique and yummy. Service is awesome. Loved the outdoor deck setting.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Highly recommend using open table. They sled if we had a reservation and knew my name and knew that we requested outdoor seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perhaps my and my group tastes are not eclectic enough but the food just really did not land well on our taste scale

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