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Counter Culture, Tampa, FL

Counter Culture

4.6
4.6
1233 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
5 time James Beard Nominated, 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.

Located just off of iconic Bayshore Blvd, in the heart of South Tampa, a few minutes from downtown.

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

**COMING 1.9.23** Counter Culture's New BrunchLunch! MON-FRI Lunch service 11a-3p

We offer dine in and Florida patio seating by reservation, along with pick up or delivery. Our cocktail bar is kept available for walk in guests, and not offered for reservations. We will always do our best to honor reservation requests. Please note that inclement weather may affect patio availability

Parking? There are select spaces in front of the restaurant. There are additional spaces along the side of the building, as well as in the parking garage around the back on the right.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary 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

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeannie Pierola

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dining and Private Events for any occasion. Multiple areas available for reservations and private rentals. Please email our Event Director Christye at christye@chefdrivenrestuarants.com regarding your group reservation.

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,233 people are saying

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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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Date night. Another couple and my wife and I Uber’d to the restaurant. We each hired babysitters, so we can head out to dinner. Service was snippy and we were always looking around for our drinks. I had to ask the lady making donuts about one of my sides that was never brought out. Food was tasty. It was hip, but not the top of the line experience we were expecting. We will try again. Also they ran out of ribeye steak and basically told me oh wells. Went on to explain how they sold 255 or so the last couple of weeks, I said it’s dinner time Saturday night, guess i’m S.O.L. We go out to eat a lot, to experience the night life and follow Instagram/TikTok for fun dinner experiences, just to get out the door, each couple is spending (happily) $200 in Ubers and babysitting. So we do expect to have a great experience, Counter Culture left us feeling disappointed. One bright spot the Chef brought a shrimp something that was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I had during my trip to Tampa. The sauce the chicken was served over was to die for.
  3. EW

    EWH816

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely place for weekend brunch - come dressy for some champagne mimosas or come casual and enjoy some great food on the patio or at the counter! Love it!
  4. SB

    SaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the waitress were so friendly and polite
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous- as always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location. Walked on Bayshore afterwards.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Earlier today I stumbled upon this fabulous gem and had lunch. James was my amazing/friendly waiter. He recommended the dish I ate, it was fab. I wasn’t in the area later that day for dinner, but the anticipation of sampling dinner there never left my mind. Later that evening I scraped plans to eat anything else but. I drove 45 min back to have an unforgettable dinner. James was still working and once again I let him steer me in the right direction. I had the pleasure of meeting his wife who also worked there. Two amazingly special people and the food was to die for. My only regret is that I don’t live in Tampa and will have to plan a vacation back just to sample more of the amazing chiefs dishes. James and his wife added an non typical special delight to fabulous food which knocked the whole experience right out into outer space. I’m a huge foodie and seldom get the whole 9 yards. Thanks chef and James/wife are definitely invaluable hosts. Highly recommend, actually you’re not living if you don’t stop in and try. Ten stars guys. Thanks for the fabulous food and experience.
  8. AF

    AFFLA

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We’ve eaten here for brunch several times and this time the service was very poor . Our hostess was snippy and rude . The wait staff was very slow , he didn’t come back to the table for drink refills or ask if everything was okay . The Food was as wonderful as always which made up for the poor service .
  9. AT

    AbidaT

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service… the ricotta donuts were super!
  10. F

    Feinerdiner1

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  11. KG

    KGJH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for brunch before Gasparilla and we were so happy with our choice. Great food, good service and it was at the start of the parade route. Can't wait to come back!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner. If you go on a Friday they happy hour is a great deal with nice wines and fun apps. I’m vegan and the waitress was very kind checking on which items were vegan. The food was amazing and service too notch.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and the food / drinks were amazing! Highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was expecting a little more of a wow factor. It was good but nothing special.
  15. S

    Simplydelicious

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our waiter james was fantastic
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and tasty food
  17. JH

    JenniferH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as always. So happy that weekday brunch is now an option at Counter Culture!! Counter Culture is consistently delicious and service is wonderful.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very slow service. Took roughly 20 minutes to get drinks. Spent almost 2.5 hours there for a simple brunch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It took quite some time to get our meals. The service was fair but the server appeared very preoccupied with other customers arriving. It was my friends’ birthday and it was her first time there. Suffice to say, she was not impressed. There was also very few vegetarian choices which led to slim pickings. This is still a nice place for brunch, just needs some adjustments.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Kinda loud. Food was disappointing… honestly the side of grits was the best thing we had. Server was nice but the owner was the one to refill our coffee multiple times. VERY Loud for breakfast. Was okay, but wouldn’t go again
  21. CP

    CaroPa

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We had high expectations with this restaurant, but unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. The drinks were great, but they charge you an extra $2.00 for ice if you order your whiskey on the rocks. The service was good. The food was mediocre and overpriced for what you got. We ordered wood-roasted pumpkin soup (dead, lack of flavor), rabbit pappardelle (was delicious), yellowtail snapper beurre noisette (was bland), it comes with a boniato with coconut which was well done and very tasty, but not enough to make up for the blandness of the fish, spit roast turkey tamales (This is the worst "tamale" I've ever eaten) Dark Chocolate Brownie (very good), Lime Pavlova (delicious), Ricotta Donuts ( just acceptable). We will not come back. Around this area, you can find better restaurants to enjoy a good meal for the same prices.
  22. L

    Leecyb

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was interesting, memorable and super tasty! We were WOW’ed. We will definitely be back with friends!!
  23. c

    cmb813

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun vibe and unique dishes. Excellent service. We recommend the counter!
  24. H

    kathyH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Server was knowledgeable. Overall the food was good but it was sooo loud. It was so loud that we could not have a conversation. It actually gave me a headache.
  25. N

    Nyswag

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food is mediocre at BEST
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Huge markup on wine. Creme brulee was the best. Steak was a little tough. Overall, would return
  27. F

    Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was overall amazing. Very attentive and good vibes all around.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never written a review before, however, after my experience last night, I simply had to. The food was excellent; I had the duck which was crispy outside and cooked perfectly inside. My sister had the ribeye and it was one of the best she has had. Presentation was excellent, of course, but the service is what set this place apart from the others. My sister has suffered her entire life from severe food allergies to nuts and sesame. Most places either brush it off when we let them know or make a quick note. But our server, Emily, the bartender, and chef worked diligently to accommodate my sister’s allergies as well as offer suggestions on creating a drink or entree that would satisfy what flavor profile she sought while keeping her safe. At the end of the night, our server returned my sister’s allergy card after wiping it down and sanitizing it. This tells me that everyone involved in my sister’s dining experience had held that card and ensured they were serving her something that would not make her sick; our server sanitizing it was just an extra step she took to provide outstanding service. While I myself do not have allergies, I have seen how restricting it can be to go out to eat or how disheartening it is to see something you’d like to try, only to realize you are allergic to the oil used to cook it. The attitude the staff took towards my sister’s allergies allowed her to trust the staff and to relax during our excellent meal. We had a great time thanks to them.
  30. KM

    KatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Service was spot on. Will definitely be going back.
  31. J

    Jacque

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Rachel (bartender) makes amazing cocktails! Such a fabulous menu and great energy.
  32. L

    Lovelure

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great brunch, a couple of us order your delicious French toast with guava sauce, worth the cheat day for all of us and service was spectacular as usual. We introduced our friends to Counter Culture and we all can not wait to come back for brunch soon.
  33. RM

    RafaelM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am very pleased with this restaurant, the food is terrific and the drinks delicious, go for a full meal o just some small dishes. Weather permits the outdoor patio to the bar is great.I love the minimal decor although the ambiance tend to get noisy inside.They can accommodate large groups in an adjacent salon.
  34. SK

    StephanieK

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience dining here. The service is exceptional and the food is seasonal and so creative. We sat outside under the heaters and it was beautiful.
  35. AL

    AnnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice location om Bayshore Blvd. Megan was a fabulous waitress! We ordered the grilled grapefruit, egg sandwich, and pimento cheese biscuits, and oatmilk lattes. The oatmilk lattes were outstanding as was the pimento cheese biscuits and grapefruit. The egg sandwich was good just very rich with the pork belly that we couldn't even get through a quarter of the sandwich before we were full. I would go again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good appetizers and entrees. Perfect New Year’s dinner. Would come back for sure.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service!
  38. AP

    AntoniettaP

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    My husband and I are frequent & loyal diners. We invited our parents there for the first time on Saturday afternoon. We sat on the patio - it was not busy. The following things happened: - my dad’s order was messed up (he received the wrong item) - my dad’s burger had half the bun missing (he was too shy to complain) - my father in law had to ask for ketchup multiple times - the coffee was $6 per cup and tasted burnt. All 4 people at the table who ordered the coffee did not drink it. My husband and I were so embarrassed since we kept bragging about the awesome food and service at Counter Culture. Our parents were disappointed. It was a definite let down/embarrassment.
  39. AR

    AndreaR

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    The waitress was terrible. It took 15 min or more to get our cocktails and even longer for a coke for my husband. Every single time the waitress walked up, her butt hit me. Every. Time. This is supposed to be a higher end restaurant and I was not impressed with the waitress at all. The manager comped our drinks- at first just offered to comp the coke (really?! After we waited entirely too long for $30 in drinks?) and then saw my face and offered to cover the rest. The food was delicious. Will sit at the bar next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dishes were presentable and creative but flavors were not there. Customer service were confusing when attempting to obtain someone's attention. Overall, the service was great and would be willing to eat here again.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Counter Culture using the Order Online button. Counter Culture also offers 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 1233 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


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 570-8660

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dining and Private Events for any occasion. Multiple areas available for reservations and private rentals. Please email our Event Director Christye at christye@chefdrivenrestuarants.com regarding your group reservation.

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