Culinary trends come and go, but steakhouses are forever. Since the rise of the original American steakhouses in the 1800s, the beloved steak has cemented itself as an American icon, a focus of our fine dining desires: sizzling, juicy and with oh-so-many cuts to choose from.
Whether you prefer a seared sirloin or a dry-aged porterhouse, you’ll find something to whet your appetite in our round-up of top steakhouses in Tampa Bay for 2022. From traditional experiences to modern takes on this classic cuisine, the Bay area is home to a multitude of amazing options for your next night out.
Described as a sexier, more glamorous take on the traditional steakhouse, Meat Market is where Tampa goes for an upscale night out. Guests can expect more than high-quality steaks and entrees, alluring sides and inventive cocktails. Located in the heart of Hyde Park Village, the ambiance is sophisticated, modern and refined. “We are a chef-driven Modern American steakhouse,” Meat Market COO Sebastien Tribout says. “Visit us for a variety of flavorful dishes served in an experience-driven atmosphere.”
1606 W. Snow Ave. | Tampa | (813) 280-1113 | meatmarket.net
From the innovative minds at Datz Restaurant Group, Donovan’s Modern American Meatery is a new take on the steakhouse experience. An expansive menu features dishes like Lobster Mac & Cheese, King Crab Legs, Cauliflower Alfredo and Butternut Squash Ravioli. With both traditional steakhouse offerings and creative dishes, Donovan’s boasts options to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike. And at this stylish new joint, almost everything is cooked over white oak timber.
Donovan’s is the realization of owners Suzanne and Roger Perry’s dream to open an approachable steakhouse in Tampa. The restaurant’s name is an homage to Roger’s late father, Russell “Donovan” Perry, who was a farmer in rural Ohio. On the farm, what you raised and harvested was what you ate.
Similarly, the menu at Donovan’s offers lots of fresh quality meats, vegetables, seafood and wild game, all cooked over a live fire. Located in Riverview, Donovan’s is the destination for flavorful starters, delectable cuts of steak and rich sides.
11206 Sullivan St. | Riverview | (813) 295-8445 | donovansmeatery.com
Bern’s Steak House
A Tampa tradition since 1956, Bern’s Steak House is Tampa’s award-winning fine dining institution. “We strive for perfection in all aspects of service and food,” explains Bern’s President and Owner David Laxer. From the moment you set foot in the lobby to the last Bern’s cappuccino in the Harry Waugh Dessert Room, everyone is made to feel exceptional. We love being a mainstay of the Tampa Bay landscape.”
With a well-earned reputation for culinary excellence, Bern’s features premium in-house, dry-aged steaks, one of the largest wine collections in the world and an internationally renowned dessert room.
1208 S. Howard Ave. | Tampa | (813) 251-2421 | bernssteakhouse.com
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is a trendy, modern steakhouse located in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa. “Council Oak is home to its very own onsite butcher shop and dry-aging room outfitted with pink Himalayan salt walls where select steaks are dry-aged 28 days,” says Council Oak Chef de Cuisine Jeremy White. “Here our meat is personally selected, cut and branded for diners.”
With a sophisticated ambiance, Council Oak features an open kitchen and wine rooms offering an award-winning selection of over 400 labels.
5223 Orient Road | Tampa | (813) 627-7600 | seminolehardrocktampa.com
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
A Tampa institution, Malio’s legacy dates back to 1969. Since opening, Malio lavarone and his family have provided clientele with the finest dining experience possible. “Malio’s has earned a reputation for serving the finest quality food along with superior service and an elevated atmosphere,” Malio’s Owner Derek Iavarone says. “We look forward to providing you with a memorable dining experience at one of Tampa’s oldest premier family-owned steakhouses.”
Serving USDA Prime Beef, fresh seafood and a selection of over 200 wines, Malio’s has been satisfying Tampa Bay for over 50 years.
400 N. Ashley Drive | Tampa | (813) 223-7746 | maliosprime.com
Charley’s Steak House
A local fine dining staple, Charley’s serves prime steaks, market-fresh seafood and chef-driven appetizers.
“Charley’s Steak House has been the goto spot in Tampa for the past 25 years,” says Charley’s Vice President and COO Seth Miller. “From our overfilled martinis to the citrus and oak wood-grilled, melt-in-your-mouth steaks, you’ll be part of the family from your first visit. But, we know it won’t be your last!”
With prime steaks aged to perfection and cooked over a custom-built, wood-fired pit, Charley’s is Tampa’s choice for a traditional steakhouse experience.
4444 W. Cypress St. | Tampa | (813) 353-9706 | charleyssteakhouse.com
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eddie V’s offers premium steaks paired with fresh seafood in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore Business District.
“Guests dining at Eddie V’s can expect a glamorous night of fine dining, live music and personalized service in an alluring atmosphere,” says Stephen Hickey, managing partner at Eddie V’s Tampa. “We serve prime seafood that’s flown in from around the world, as well as hand-carved steaks and theatrical cocktails.”
With menu options like Petrossian caviar and an impressive shellfish tower, Eddie V’s is a perfect choice for satisfying the steak and seafood lover.
4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd. | Tampa | (813) 877-7290 | eddiev.com
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