The Rez Grill

4.2
117 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
The Rez Grill is an exciting new culinary destination at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. With a chef-driven menu and down-to-earth vibe, this upscale but accessible American grill epitomizes fine dining done casually.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Grill, Southern
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Hours of operation
Wednesday & Thursday:
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday:
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday:
Closed
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Phone number
(813) 627-8120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Anderson
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Private party contact
James Manuel : (813) 627-8120
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillsborough Ave and Orient Rd
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Parking details
Self-parking is free at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in any of the parking garages and surface parking lot. Valet parking is also available for a fee.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the manager Larenzo as always made sure the experience was as enjoyable as possible.

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WY
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have eaten and Rez many times before and food has always been great. However, this time food and service was lacking a bit. My Caesar salad which I always order was wilted and sloppily made. The king krab appetizer that is always delicious was cold. The salmon special which I ordered was described all wrong from the waitress. Came with broccollini instead of basmati rice. I think waitress was new and maybe that was the majority of the problem. No excuse though for a wilted Caesar salad.

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JL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing as always! Managers are top notch and we absolutely love this restaurant.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the Rez was a great choice. The food was amazing! We shared the shrimp cocktail - 10 big shrimp, we each had a steak and we shared the brussel sprouts. Everything was prepared perfectly, beautifully presented and delicious. The restaurant is very clean and you can see the kitchen. It wasn't noisy and the waiter was very attentive. I did enjoy a manhattan that was perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant and plan on returning.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow.

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LE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food could have been warmer my waffles where cold not like times before

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty but, not 4 star level. My husbands steak was tough - he quite frankly does a better job grilling steak on his green egg. I ordered the fried chicken and waffles - the large portion. I was told that it was the whole chicken. More than enough for sharing however, it could not have been the whole chicken. Out of the ten pieces of chicken, only 2 were white meat and one of those was a wing. My sister's yellow tail snapper was beautifully prepared and perfect. The Asian slaw it was served with however was dry . She added the sauce provided with the meal and that made it too spicy to eat. My chopped salad was good, very generous portion. However, I do prefer the pear salad served in The Rise cafe over the salad your restaurant serves. The noise level was higher than expected and wondered at the wisdom of building the restaurant with one side open to the casino and slot machines. The waiters/waitresses were very attentive. Overall, pleasant but, not excellent, dining experience. Would probably eat there again if in the casino but, would not go out of my way if a trip to the casino was not planned.

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BP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The managers did not come to our table to ask if the food and the service was ok. one was bald head and had on a wrinkle suit, the other was younger with dark hair and a wrinkle suit. mabe we were to old for them.

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BK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overall, the REZ was a little disappointing in regards to service and food quality and food value for the prices charged. Although our wait staff person was very friendly and mostly knowledgeable and timely with our bill, we observed other wait staff/service that was lacking (e.g. bill miscalculated, long wait to receive final bill, and poor food quality). Our lobster thermidor was good, flavorful, a little overcooked; the steak tartare was very good. However, $14.00 for 4 oysters was ridiculous. Also, having the restaurant situated with an opening into the smoking section of the casino was not pleasant.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hostess staff needs a bit more training.
One bartender slightly rude.
Overall a good experience.
Did not like the fact that a service dog was allowed in the restaurant when it was very obvious the dog was not there to aid anyone at all. Not the restaurants problem, but it did take away from a dining experience.

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BM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We went out for a date night on Saturday and the experience was terrible. The only good part was our waiter who was as attentive as he could have been. My steak tasted like it was soaked in a beef broth, my wife’s grouper was basically salt with some fish and the Cesar salad was a grilled Romain leaf with cheese, plus, it was warm which wasn’t described on the menu. I hate today this, but we had better food at a buffet compared to this place.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Myself, my wife and oldest son were there to celebrate our 14 anniversary looking forward to a good meal. What a let down. My wife and I were talking about lobster thermadore for two weeks. What a laugh---it gave me a headache-----eye strain trying to find the lobster!! It was luke warm when it got to the table. My mashed potatoes were also warm--as well tasting box mixed and runny. The spice cake for dessert was terrible---the cake was so dry you could hardly swallow it with washing it down. My sons pork sandwich was loaded with horseradish to the point where he could hardly eat it. Shouldn't horseradish be on the side so a person can use it as they like and what the cook likes? Service was too slow---all was luke warm when served. ALL was overpriced!!!!!

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b
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food has been good and consistent. It is convenient if you’re at the casino. The staff and the service have always been excellent

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated next to the bar, not the best choice. TV's were a bit distracting.

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KC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak was overcooked for my husband and so was mine.

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K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service , a bit pricey to go all the time which is a shame because it was so good

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MT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dreamt about my he fried chicken and waffles. So good, but don’t get the waffle connection.

ST at this he bar and service was excellent and fun!

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Chicken and waffles was delicious!!!

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for gathering with friends and for any occasion, special or just a nice dinner. Great wine selection and choices of appetizers and main courses. With five of us dining we all had a nice dining experience. Will be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rez made me love brussel sprouts. Absolutely delicious! I had a filet, although expressive, it was wonderful. I don't say that about very many attacks. Kenny was great as usual.

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L
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was ok. Nothing spectacular. We had the chicken and waffles and the shrimp and grits. The service was terrible Shae seemed like he had too many tables. We waited long periods of time after each visit to our table.

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SA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent this restaurant quite a bit. I had a birthday dinner for someone their recently and the staff was wonderful and the food was great!!!

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CH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

We found this restaurant in the Open table app and chose to make a reservation since it was by the Amphitheatre and we were going to a concert later. We didn’t realize it was inside a very busy casino. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and had a great attitude! The food was very small portions. We ordered the Maryland Crab cakes and thats what we expected.. Although the taste was there the size was about 1/4 the size of a Maryland crab cake. For Entree’s, My wife ordered the Grouper and it was about 4oz.. I ordered the burger and it was in a liquid base so not what I was expecting. They are trying to make this upscale but not worth the money. We ate at a 5 star chop house the night prior and in comparison the bills we identical but the food quantity was vastly different.

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food my only complaint is that it's surrounded by smoking areas even though the restaurant itself was non smoking.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything we ate and service was great. Very friendly. Highly recommend in the casino dinning.

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We made our first visit on a busy Saturday evening. We had an early reservation and by 6PM every table was full. The service was good. The noise level was a bit high from the casino sounds as well as from the kitchen.
My companion ordered the lobster roll and was delighted as this was the best we have had in Florida (we are native New Englanders and take our lobster seriously). I had the grilled snapper. It was a nice piece of fish but was a bit over cooked. Next time I will tell them my preference for degree of cooking like it was a steak. We shared a side of Brussel sprouts that were a generous serving and very tasty.

This is a nice addition to the dining options at the Hard Rock. Better food than the Hard Rock Cafe and less costly than the Council Oak. We will dine here again.

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b
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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j
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fitted immediately although we arrived 15 minutes before our reservation. We were thankful. waitress was helpful and showed just the right amount of attention. Food was excellent. However, I thanked the roasted vegetables that came with the grouper could have been more plentiful. Perhaps the biscuits or rolls could have been a courtesy instead of pay.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We go to the Hard Rock Tampa often and planned a friends night out. The service was good but the entrees were just ok. My husband ordered the ribeye cap and it was flavorless and minuscule in size. It looked like a speck on a huge white plate. The mashed potatoes were soupy. I’m vegetarian and not any options at all other than the cavatelli pasta with butternut squash. It was too thick and not appetizing. Looked like Mac n cheese. The salad was great and I liked the biscuits but I was put off that the server took it upon herself to place two orders when I only ordered one and wanted them to come with my salad. They didn’t come with the salad so I told her to cancel them and thought she did. I was done with salad and low and behold they bring out the biscuits!!! Again, Not one but two orders???

I don’t like the fact that server took it upon herself to make assumptions and then proceed to charge me for 1 and 1/3 orders of the biscuits...then charge the other two couples for a 1/3 each as well when they didn’t order them in the first place or eat them! I told her it was incorrect but the other couples said forget about it.

This was our first visit and likely last one to The Rez. Don’t get many chances to make a first impression great.

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GL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The fries were cold on the steak frites. It ruins eberything

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience. Fabulous food, but the service is totally outstanding. You are treated like royalty.

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S
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Although we have been here several times and enjoyed it, we were a little disappointed this time. The crab appetizer was half the size it normally is. The servers were very attentive. But probably won't go back for a long while.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Made the reservation on-line and was sent a confirmation via email. When I arrived for dinner the Host did not have the reservation - awkward....

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S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always at the Rez Grille. Love this restaurant and everyone there is always so pleasant and helpful.

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j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service and food. Large salads and the Chicken and Waffles were outstanding and plenty of food.

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FD
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty tasteful. Servers must work on bringing in the courses, had the salad less than 10 minutes and in came the entrée. Kenny was good, but maybe not give such large tables at once to him- as there were open ones for other servers. Maybe suggest a small kids menu. Lemonade was true lemons- might consider breaking it down so that its not so tart. Otherwise, yes we will visit again

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S
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We showed up 10 mins early and the lady told us we have to wait bec she does not have An available table. We looked around and there were more than 10 open tables and no one was waiting except us. We finally got seated and those open tables remained open for about an hour before customers start to come in. We ordered shrimp cocktail for appetizer and then gave the server our order for dinner as well. Everything came out ALL at the same time. We ended up not being able to finish all our food. Food tastes really
Great but the overall service needs improvement.

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GL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good although I really wanted a hamburger and found out they could only cook them well done. That is not what the pictures show. The waffles and chicken were good it I think that when people are ordering they should explain it to them about how to eat and make them familiar with what they get. The food is good there so we were just a little disappointed.

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good food and drinks. The price was right. I did tell the girl at the desk that it was my birthday and my husband’s birthday and I asked her to tell our server which she did not do. I just wanted them to put a candle in our dessert. But that didn’t happen. Otherwise it was a good experience

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great!! First time guest, and definitely not the last. Our waiter was the best and had a great personality!! The food was fresh and he brussel sprouts were a great side dish. I had the lobster roll and my date had the grouper. Thanks

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