What’s Coming to Tampa: The Best of Dining, Retail and Hospitality

The reinvigoration of the downtown district includes a plethora of new shopping choices, restaurants and hotels for residents of condos in Tampa. Some of the new concepts sweeping into our community are health food markets, indoor and outdoor food halls, and even five-star hotels. Elevé 61will be walking distance from many of Tampa Bay’s restaurants, some being run by celebrity chefs. Whether you’re looking for an elegant dining experience or a quick paced walk up service the downtown district has it all.

Osteria, which just opened in the heart downtown Tampa is a must try. This restaurant was opened by top chef Fabio Viviani who has been named by Forbes magazine as “one of the most talented chefs in the world.” This restaurant has a rustic and refined approach on Italian food and hand-crafted cocktails. Depending on preference you may choose to sit in the large indoor seating area, the exquisite bar, or even the expansive outdoor patio. Their menu features fresh homemade pasta, wild fish and seafood, pizza, and slow roasted meats. Osteria is open every day of the week and offers a full lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menu. To check out their menu and more click here: https://osteriatampa.com.

The Hall on Franklin
The Hall on Franklin is a food hall with designated seating by the hostess upon entrance. Once seated, guests are handed a menu that contains the menus from all of the different restaurants inside the food hall. A server will take the guests order and food will come out à la carte from the restaurant of choice. Sorellina is one of the most recent additions to the food hall. Sorellina means “little sister” in Italian and is a smaller version of Bavaro’s which is a local Tampa Italian restaurant. Bavaro’s is well known for their wood fired Neapolitan style pizza that cooks in a 900-degree oven. The menu at Sorellina includes pasta, wood-fired pizza and antipasti. If you are looking for a fun new date night or a place to meet a group, The Hall on Franklin is an excellent choice.

Sparkman Wharf
Sparkman Wharf is a similar food hall concept; however, it is a completely outdoor food hall that is under a five-minute walk from the Tampa Condo, Elevé 61. Sparkman Wharf is newly opened and features nine different local Tampa Bay restaurants contained within shipping containers. Montados is located in one of the shipping containers and features Spanish-styled tapas and small plates. Along with these small plates the menu will feature wines and sangrias to pair with these tapas. Unlike The Hall on Franklin, Sparkman Wharf is a completely open seating concept that allows you to sit wherever you choose. Boat Run Oyster Company is another unique concept within Sparkman Wharf. This restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday and is the perfect stop for seafood connoisseurs. The menu features raw or chargrilled fresh shucked oysters, shrimp rolls, ceviche, oyster chowder, and even fried oyster tacos.

If you’re looking for a fashionable restaurant with a view just minutes from Elevé 61, look no further than Remedy. Remedy is now open on the Tampa Riverwalk and features a rooftop venue with craft cocktails, a raw bar, and artisan flatbreads.

Duckweed Urban Market
Duckweed Urban Market is a unique grocery store that is located in the heart of downtown Tampa in the Element building as well as another location in the Channel District in The Place building (a two-minute walk from Elevé 61 and other Tampa condos). This grocery store provides residents with quick and easy access to items from local vendors as well as international distributors. The store has a wide variety of vegan items as well as ready to eat food items. There is also a Publix slated to open this year in the Channel District. Publix has recently announced that they will begin offering valet services in stores in the Tampa Bay region in the upcoming months. This feature will be convenient for days you choose not to take the short walk over to the store.

JW Marriott
The first JW Marriott in downtown Tampa is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2020. This hotel will feature 26 floors and over 500 rooms. It will be walking distance from Elevé 61 and an excellent place for family and friends to stay while they visit. The hotel will have two restaurants with locally inspired menus from award-winning chefs. Along with the restaurants the hotel will feature the tallest rooftop bar in the region and a pool overlooking the water.

This is a time of growth in Tampa like nothing seen before. The downtown neighborhood is continually developing unique restaurants, retail shops and hotels. It is an exciting time to be a part of this energized and evolving community..