Palm Ceia is a neighborhood located south of downtown Tampa, home to an up-and-coming and rapidly growing food scene. With modern and intriguing cuisine, from Asian fusion and Southern comfort food, there’s something for everyone. Check out the 10 best restaurants in Palma Ceia, Tampa.
Restaurant BT brings together acts of eating locally with thinking globally, as Chef BT Nguyen combines Southeast Asian flavors with French techniques to create sophisticated and adventurous French-Vietnamese dishes. The attention to detail and incredibly tasteful presentation and decor, from smooth white plates to dishes adorned with edible flowers and fresh herbs, all reflect Chef Nguyen’s Vietnamese roots and background in fashion design. Enjoy the outstanding duck burrito alongside pumpkin soup or fresh shrimp rolls before lava cake and bread pudding. Come for the Zen-like atmosphere and stay for the sophistication of the taste sensations.
Address & Telephone number: 2507 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa, FL 33629, +1 813 258 1916
Edison’s visually stunning and modern cuisine will force you to channel your most adventurous self. The kitchen turns out dishes such as buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese dressing atop a carrot, celery and date salad or halibut and goat cheese truffles. All can be accompanied by one of the many craft beers in house, a bottle or glass of wine, or a cocktail from their half permanent half seasonal menu, like the Emerald City cocktail (made and bottled in house).
Address & Telephone number: 912 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606, +1 813 254 7111
Oxford Exchange is one of the most stunning spaces in the city with its UK-inspired architecture. It now houses a greenhouse atrium, bookstore and gift shop, Buddy Brew coffee stand, TeBella tea bar, ‘Commerce Club’ (rentable office spaces) and an updated restaurant. With a specialty in breakfast or lunch food and drinks, highlights of the menu, made from the best of seasonal, local and organic ingredients, are the lobster Benedict and pumpkin pancakes as well as the lobster BLT and succulent burger.
Address & Telephone number: 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606, +1 813 253 0222
Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe
The food of Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe is just as eclectic, creative and bold as the space itself. Situated in an old home, Ella’s serves unique and rich comfort food while housing intriguing art through the restaurant and all over its walls. For brunch, enjoy sweet and salty chicken and waffles or deviled eggs and collard greens. Be sure to start it all off with the Bloody Ella, a bloody Mary served with a big short rib or a light and tasty classic mimosa.
Address & Telephone number: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida 33603, +1 813 234 1000