Fine Dining in Tampa Bay Near Marina Pointe
Tampa Bay boasts a number of fine dining establishments infusing culture with bold flavors and dishes to please any palate. In the center of an array of restaurants throughout Tampa Bay sits our lovely community of Marina Pointe. With shopping and dining sprinkled throughout the town center, everything you need is just a short walk away. Experience an elegant night out in either direction and find Tampa and St. Petersburg’s vast selection of decadent restaurants.
Our favorite must-eat-at restaurants in the Tampa Bay area allow Marina Pointe residents to enjoy an evening of flavorful adventure, only a few miles from home.
In the heart of the Westshore Marina District, just a short walk from our luxury residences, Cru Cellars welcomes you to enjoy an array of playful craft cocktails, timeless wines, and award-winning signature dishes. You can’t miss the 200-bottle wine cellar lining the back walls of the restaurant and if you need a little extra assistance choosing, their expert wine team has curated an amazing bottle list of approachable selections. From top seafood picks and weekend brunch staples to hand-made pizzas and holiday wine tastings, you’ll find a little bit of everything on the waterfront at Cru Cellars.
Located in Hyde Park Village, this is a Tampa native favorite! With their famous observational kitchen, you can be a part of the culinary action too. Executive chef and partner Chris Ponte studied in Paris at the Cordon Bleu, France’s iconic culinary institute. The craft, seasonally changing menu has a local flair, and you’ll find only the highest quality service here along with gorgeously curated plates that could double as art pieces.
Craving Italian? We have the perfect place for you. OLIVIA’s creative, chef-inspired menu is a masterpiece of modern Italian cuisine. Relax with friends over a cocktail or stay for a while and enjoy authentic pastas and pizzas. Along with On Swann, OLIVIA is owned by Chef Ponte and is recognized as one of the best restaurants on the Gulf Coast. Gaze upon their team of experts as they pull pizza dough and roll ravioli from behind their glass watch room for the truest Italian experience.
Pronounced You-lay-lee, this spot is conveniently located on Tampa’s Riverwalk next to the Ulele Spring. Get to know their uniquely inspired, Native American flavors. Expect intricacy and detailed arrangements of color on every plate. They are known for freshly harvested and locally raised, organic foods with no hormones or antibiotics. A few must-tries include the craft beers, fresh Oysters and seafood from our Gulf Coast, the Native Chili, and the “Fuego” Street Corn.
This restaurant and bar promises to grant an authentic, award-winning, and all-American experience. On the menu, you’ll find a marriage of new and traditional American cuisine, updated seasonally with bourbon-inspired flavors. Dishes are cooked to order on a wood-fire grill that uses stoves from their very own bourbon barrels. Book time after dinner in their tasting room and become a Horse Soldier Bourbon connoisseur. Make sure to call ahead as this restaurant is reservation-only.
When talking fine dining, it would be irresponsible to not share Bern’s Steak House. It touts one of the largest wine selections in the world with over half a million bottles and an internationally known dessert room to peak any sweet tooth, but most important of all are the perfectly aged steaks cut for the most devout carnivores. Dinner at Bern’s is labeled “An Experience to Remember” for good reason, winning numerous awards including but not limited to The James Beard Award of Excellence and the 2019 Golden Spoon Award. The family-owned business ensures all the best ingredients and grows what they can on their farm so diners can experience the elegance of organic produce and freshness with every bite.
You’ll find the finest and freshest seafood and prime steaks at Eddie V’s, near International Plaza and Bay Street mall. Explore a variety of freshly caught flavors from the Pacific Ahi Tuna to the Chilled Gulf Shrimp. Every meal pairs perfectly with a complementary craft cocktail, which you can sip on as you enjoy live music and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is only minutes from Marina Pointe and will be the perfect close after an evening on the water.
Hungry for more? Come visit the Marina Landings waterfront town center for a multitude of new restaurants and unique dining experiences only minutes from downtown Tampa and the lively city of St. Petersburg, and of course, our luxury living experience.