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About The Wine Exchange Bistro

Styled like a European street café, this Tampa jewel of 23 years offers a full liquor bar along with at least 40 wines by the glass & about 250 more by the bottle. Creative cuisine & a talented staff make the Wine Exchange a must see on your short list while visiting the Tampa Bay area.

Well behaved-leashed pets are always welcome.

Free WiFi is also available.


Check out the daily specials on our web site at WineExchangeTampa.com

1609 Snow Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Dakota

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 254-9463

Website:
http://wineexchangetampa.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking. Hyde Park Village has three parking garages (that are free of charge). One behind the restaurant & one just past the restaurant on the corner.

Executive Chef:
Jamie Schlueter

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Wine Exchange Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Group of 4 couples, enjoying a visit together. Our outside table was most pleasant. Four checks...not a problem. All eight meals were different, and all eight people were quite happy with the taste, quality, and quantity of their meal. And, what a fun wine list, both bottles and by-the-glass. Some higher price points on the wines, yet not a see-it-everywhere selection.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friends get together, food was not great neither the service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were a party of 6 and chose The Wine Exchange as a middle meeting place for all parties' travels and for an after Straz Center Sunday matinee show early supper.
Tyler was our waiter. Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Steered me in the right direction in ordering their Ahi Tuna Entree...Beautiful and plentiful. The Bartender was generous in his drink makings, too. We started off with cheese/fruit platter and hummus and veggie pita platter. Other entree selections that were enjoyable were: The Prime Rib special, rack of lamb, Cuban Salad.
We did have to wait a bit for our coffees as we learned there was only one machine to make coffee separately..ie: Lattes etc.
However, it was a wonderful evening, seated with a front view of Hyde Park. Service was great. Food was fresh. Will come again.

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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A group of 7 of us ate here. When we arrived it took a while to seat us as the hostess had disappeared. Other than that was a great restaurant. Good menu and great wine selection.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding food and sercice, even on a busy night. Great atmosphere and wine selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a 87 years young birthday party for my husband here and from 10 years to 87 all liked it very much

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

One of the best spots in Tampa great food and service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Every person at our table ordered a different menu selection. Each thought their meal was the best! Nice basket of bread to start, always nice! Server was professional, and prompt with our dining needs.
We sat outside - so we could talk. Inside becomes quite noisy... There were fans and misters to alleviate the heat from a summer Tampa evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food and service were fine from our server but I made a reservation in advance and the restaurant even called to confirm it...however when we arrived we were placed outside. It was raining and incredibly hot and humid... I asked why we weren't seated at the bigger, empty table inside and we were told there were no inside options due a happy hour event indoors at the bar. The guests were all standing, there were plenty of tables. I wish they would have told me that when they called to confirm because I would have dined elsewhere. I have no desire to sit outside during these brutally humid summer months! Ick! It did not make for a pleasant experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Outstanding food , service and atmosphere. Tony runs a world class restaurant

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This was our 3rd or 4th visit, and the Wine Exchange never disappoints. Great service, food and wine!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service, excellent food and atmosphere! Will come back again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We truly enjoy dining here, always excellent food & service. A local favorite!
Highly recommend :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Amazing place to eat

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Waiter was very pleasant and the atmosphere was casual so it made a great place for conversation. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great Food and Wine!
However while our waiter was available as needed he seemed to be better fit for a bouncer ...there was no grace or thoughtful interaction with us and seemed very poorly trained on basic service skills beyond taking our order promptly and delivering it promptly .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Party of five - myself, my fiancé and his 14 year old daughter taking his parents out to dinner while they were in town. Cajun pasta and meatloaf were superb!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Had a get together with friends for birthday celebration service and food were excellent!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2016

:)
The shrimp and scallops appetizer has the best sauce. Save it to dip anything any everything else in.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2016

This restaurant was a great choice for our party of 12 holiday get-together. The food, wine and service were terrific, the ambiance was very pleasant, and it is located in a charming area of town. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2016

excellent restaurant. delicious food. Dione is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Great Food and Atmosphere. Negative was that when we showed up they did not have our open table reservation and we had to sit outside on a hot evening. I had the email confirmation in my hand and the hostess stated they did not have our reservation and nothing they could do because they were booked.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Wonderful food and amazing service! One of my favorite places in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2016

You won't be disappointed! Great food, great service, and lovely location. Nice to have a dining option that has both excellent quality of food and is moderately priced. We had great wine. The appetizers were awesome, especially the crab stuffed mushrooms and the veggie quesadilla. Loved the grouper. We were very happy with our service and will definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 17, 2016

I reserved based on reviews and unfortunately I was very disappointed by the food. The ambiance is nice and it is in Hyde Park which makes it a good location for a stroll but the food was terrible. All of it, the bread was no better than sliced bread, the pork chop was flavorless and dry and the flank steak is THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD. Hard as a rock, flavorless and dry (I asked for it medium and it was still dry). We asked for potatoes as our starch and I'm not really sure what came out but it did not taste like potatoes. Pizza was bland, not good not terrible. I was highly disappointed and will not be returning.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Had an enjoyable time. Food was good and our server was very good. Not many people were in there at the time but it was before things picked up on a Saturday of Memorial weekend. It was a quick lunch and it was a good spot to meet people driving over from St Pete.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 18, 2016

This place was awesome! Prices were great - super reasonable. The filet with the Gorgonzola sauce was... I mean, I'm sure thousands of calories, but absolutely decadent. Perfect really. Try the Petit Sirah- we loved it. The patio and inside as well were tastefully decorated; trendy and comfortable. And the service! Our server was awesome. Felt like a friend, really. Definitely give this place a try! :)

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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 5, 2016

Food was okay, but service was awful. Our waitress was terrible. She clearly didn't want to be there at all. She forgot to put in one of our party's order so she had no food. She then said "I can put it in now but it's going to take forever." We shared our food with her instead. Took forever to get drinks, food, and checks. Not impressed!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 18, 2016

Food was excellent as always, and service was very engaging and friendly. Consistent food quality, fresh ingredients, and willingness to make adjustments in menu as needed to accommodate specific tastes and dietary needs creates a welcoming experience. Servers are pleasant, accurate, and flexible. Relaxed atmosphere. Free parking close by makes this an easy outing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 9, 2016

This was not our first visit here. It's normally spectacular. The service was lacking and my girlfriend (her birthday) ordered the seared tuna. The tuna came out well done. Not sure who would allow that to ever leave the kitchen. There was zero pink left when the tuna steak was cut. My food was great as well as others. I simply expect a higher form of quality control. In addition, the server acted as though we were wrong.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 17, 2016

The Wine Exchange is our go to restaurant every time we have company stay with us. Hyde Park village is a great little area to walk around & The wine exchange never disappoints us with its excellent food & service ! Great job done by all who work there.
The Casa Jaques family & friends

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 7, 2016

We never ended up going, the reservations advertised on open table were not the correct times available at the wine exchange. I had made a 10:30 am reservation through opentable and turns out they are not even open at that time. It would have been nice to receive a phone call from someone to that regard instead of wasting time and having to change plans at the last minute.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2015

So so good!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The food and service are always consistent and that's important to me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 9, 2015

The waitress was one of the best!!! Very informative about the food and wine! Love the wine list and the chefs special menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 21, 2015

We decided to give the Wine Exchange a try and were extremely impressed. The service was friendly and attentive, the decor was classy, and the food was outstanding! Couldn't ask for anything more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 9, 2015

I went with a group of 6 people. We had a great waiter and the food was fantastic. We all has something different off of the menu and there was not one single complaint from anyone. I would highly recommend the Wine Exchange. I have been there many times, and each time the food is amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2015

Chris was wonderful, he moved us imediately to an indoor table when we encountered a large group of gals who were there to PARTY! We wanted to chat with old freinds. Great service & good food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2014

We went there on a Monday at 8:00 so there was almost no one there. The drinks and appetizers were AMAZING. Some of us weren't crazy about our entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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