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Counter Culture, Tampa, FL

Counter Culture

4.6
4.6
1118 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chef Pierola’s modern homage to classic counter dining and its barstool kinship between diners and the kitchen. Elevated kitchen bar dining, open air mixologist bar, Florida patio seating, and sparkling Bay views.

MON–THURS 4p-9p DINNER | SAT-SUN 4p-10p DINNER | SAT and SUN 8a–3p BRUNCH

We now offer dine in and Florida patio seating by reservation, and pick up or delivery. Please note that inclement weather may affect patio availability.

We do require all non-COVID19 vaccinated guests to wear protective face coverings while traveling within the restaurant. Once seated, you are free to remove your mask and enjoy your dining experience.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time of uncertainty. Please stay tuned to our websites and social channels for further opening announcements and any new developments in our evolving efforts to serve our community.

—Chef Pierola and staff

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 570-8660

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeannie Pierola

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    S Ysabella Ave

  • Parking details

    Bayshore Center parking lot available off of S. Ysabella Ave. All spots in Bayshore Center are available to the public at nights and on weekends.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tampa

    American

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  1. e

    engineerboy

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    If like a restaurant where you have shout to your date to heard, then this is your place.
  2. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants and all of Tampa Bay! The view is stunning, the food is magnificent, and the servers are all incredible!
  3. JC

    JessicaC

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is even better than dinner! Will be back for both!!
  4. t

    tk1111

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Overall, the experience was just ok. We first ordered a bottle of wine but requested a tasting. The tasting came at an okay time but the bottle of wine sat on the service well for quite some time.. Long enough for our appetizer to be ordered and come out before we received our wine. Secondly, the incorrect cocktail was brought over to the table which we at first, did not realize. When the correct drink was brought over our server said that we could keep the mistake if someone would drink it but then came back over and said that if we drank it he would have to charge for it.. we just found it odd as we all work in the service industry and typically if we drop off the wrong drink we let the table keep it complimentary as we will just be pouring it out anyhow.. why waste it. The dinner was average however the steak was delicious. Everything else was ok and felt overpriced. Would maybe return for a drink.
  5. JA

    JeffA

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We arrived for our 1030hrs reservation and were seated immediately. We had a great server with. We ordered our food and waited for the meals. During the wait, we were served a simple bite from the chef. Mango and pickled avocado with a kick. It was a delightful bite. The problem, our food didn't arrive until 1120hrs. That's a crazy amount of time for breakfast.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Service was exceptional with great recommendations. Tasting menu was great. I will remember that dinner for years to come.
  7. NK

    NicK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best brunch I have ever had. We do a new brunch spot every weekend and this is hands down the best so far!
  8. BB

    BeverlyB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for breakfast. The place was adorable and has inside, bar or outside seating. Casey our waitress was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend their corn beef hash, homemade and delicious. My friend had their cheeseburger and it was cooked perfectly. I am definitely returning and bringing more friends and family to experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was decent. Not worth the price, drinks were good. Appetizers were the best part of dining in. The octopus has to be the best I’ve ever tried.
  10. j

    jaytravels

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Sat at the counter and watched them cook which was fun. But it took 20 minutes to order a drink and the waiter forgot to take our dinner order, instead coming by and asking how was everything. We finally ordered and the food was quite good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Romeo and Cassie were phenomenal. They really created a lovely experience for us. We will definitely be back.
  12. JP

    JimP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was the best it has ever been in my dozen or so experiences. Savannah, our server was excellent! The food was excellent and will keep me going back.
  13. CG

    ChrisG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CounterCulture is one of Tampa's very best. The service is impeccable - friendly, timely, and never overbearing. The food is consistently top notch. Hard to find a better place to dine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server was attentive the first half of dining. Second half he was MIA, had to flag him down to order more drinks. All in all okay experience.
  15. PD

    PatrickD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The venue came highly recommended from the reviews and it is a lovely restaurant, quite modern and clean inside. We sat outside and had a terrific view of the bay. The noise rating is moderate based upon that fact. The food was very well prepared and tasty. We came during brunch time but chose to go with the regular menu. The grilled grapefruit was excellent but should be served with a serrated tip spoon to ensure the best of the flesh of the fruit. Our other starter was a mixup by the server, however, the croissant we were served was light and fluffy. We had the corn cakes and the eggs with the pancetta. The portions are very, very generous. Both dishes were fantastic in taste and presentation. We were not asked how we wanted the eggs and so they were a bit loose for my partner’s liking but the pancetta was amazing. Corn cakes were also well prepared with a little bite to the corn flour. Drinks (a mimosa and bottled hard cider) too almost 15 minutes to be served which seemed like quite a long time. Overall though, it’s well worth the trip for the food and the ambiance. Put it on your brunch list!
  16. f

    food4thought

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quite a long wait from time of ordering to getting our food. Breakfast menu is great and service is friendly but the overall experience was too slow…detracts from desire to go again.
  17. l

    love2travel1960

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good and unique food with excellent service. I did not care much for the decor and found it a little too noisy, but would definitely return.
  18. 4

    4mom

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome nights- exceeded our expectations! Staff talented, friendly and accommodating. Food and cocktails terrific! Have to try the Fight Club!
  19. KM

    KarenM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved dinner so much that we booked a reservation for breakfast
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Will definitely be back. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but the food more than made up for it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great good. Friendly staff.
  22. AB

    AlisonB

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite breakfast in town. Everything is so good... quality, cheffing, presentation, taste, staff. Excellent.
  23. j

    janisw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful brunch experience. Delicious food, generous portions and an attentive wait staff. We alll had a really good time and are making plans to come back for dinner.
  24. B

    Buffy

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with hubby; wonderful dinner with excellent food, very creative menu - Kudos to the Chef - casual, comfortable very close to the Bay. I def saved this pace and will come again. Thank you!
  25. J

    Jmatampa

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The menus and food were excellent. There were about 50 gnats that decided to join our table. When we left out the back you could see why. They have the back door propped open. Also it took awhile for our server to come see us. During that time we had 3 different servers try to deliver food to our table and we hadn’t even ordered. Seems like great chef bad manager.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Best seat in the house was in front of the kitchen bar. Can’t wait to go back.
  27. SR

    ShannonR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was incredible! Very hip vibe!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks are always amazing. The atmosphere could be a bit warmer. It’s very spartan and quite loud. But not so much as to deter us from going.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Other than soooo loud, the food and service were awesome.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Counter Culture is the Best restaurant in Tampa.
  31. KE

    KEAV14

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was very underwhelming. It read well on the menu, but the dishes were too deconstructed and the flavors weren’t paired well. We tried 5 dishes plus a dessert. Nothing we’d go rushing back for. The service was very good and above the standards in the Tampa area. Nice ambiance. Maybe a new Chef will invigorate life j to the dishes and then we’d try it again.
  32. JS

    JanineS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great menu, drinks and service. Food was top notch. Very noisy.
  33. JW

    JuliaW

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We love Counterculture but I was very disappointed with the shrimp starter this time. To me it was obvious that the kitchen had run out of the accompaniments and just piled a lot of potatoes on with the three shrimp. Definitely a Misstep for the kitchen. Love the wine. And the new wine pours that are in a beautiful glass with a full Pour.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding! Food and ambiance was great. A return visit is in order.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    April our server did a great job.
  36. LM

    LianneM

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful for a special occasion birthday. The 5 course tasting is a lot of food but what an experience! Would go again!
  37. RK

    RobinK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing , and our server , Meghan , was spectacular ! We will definitely be retiring .
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We loved the menu and service was fantastic! We opted to sit outside which was probably a poor choice mid summer. Once our food arrived, flies were an annoyance until they lit the flame. I thought the food was good but didn’t match the price. Drinks were refreshing and delicious! Next time I think we will opt to sit inside.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with a chill atmosphere! Definitely will go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Counter Culture does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Counter Culture also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 570-8660.

Counter Culture is rated 4.6 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Counter Culture

2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S Ysabella Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Bayshore Center parking lot available off of S. Ysabella Ave. All spots in Bayshore Center are available to the public at nights and on weekends.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeannie Pierola

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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