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Tue, 9/21
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Food and ambience

American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Sponsored by: Haven

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Whiskey, Bourbon & Scotch
1. Whiskey, Bourbon & Scotch
"Wine, beer and cocktail lovers all feel special here"
E_Squared131
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2. Charcuterie & Cheese
2. Charcuterie & Cheese
"cheese platter is incredible. You could make a full meal out of that"
st-pete-sunny
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3. Small Plates
3. Small Plates
"small plates which were well flavored and really tasty"
Srm1266
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About
A unique dining concept in South Tampa, featuring whimsical small plates, housemade charcuterie, crafted cocktails, cellared wine selections, and cultured artisanal cheese that is sure to please.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Bar
FEATURES
Private Dining, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was a connoisseur food snob I am sure I could judge my meal tonight against previous restaurants with similar fare. But alas I am not. We just enjoy the simplicity of good food, good drink and great service. Daniel our server was extremely...knowledgable and very attentive to our dining experience. The three epicurean dishes we had were over the top. We will definitely put THE HAVEN at the top of our list of go to places in Tampa.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ellapreston, thank you for your review! We will pass along your compliments for Daniel and our culinary team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Happy Hour in Tampa! It's has always been my go-to spot. Top notch service, food and atmosphere. The wine selection is amazing as well. Love the patio when its not too hot.

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ljcarva, thank you for your review! We really appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed June 13, 2021 via mobile

The Haven has a very ambitious menu, so it is hard to rate the food. The charcuterie board has many amazing options and the bourbon list is the most extensive around (from Blanton’s to Pappy). If you want to explore food and drinks tastes that...are not available everywhere, then the Haven is a must stop while in Tampa.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2021

Foashizzle, thank you for taking the time to share your review! We appreciate your compliments and hope that you will return soon. Cheers!

Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Met some long time friends while visiting Tampa and went to Haven for dinner. Great restaurant with creative food and beverage options. Started with a charcuterie platter the hav so many cheese options it can be tough to choose. Had an excellent dirty martini to...start. Most everything on the menu is served as small plates and it is great to order several and share. We shared the char grilled octopus, seared red snapper, garlic roasted cod and Brussels sprout salad. Everything was delicious and very flavorful. They have a great wine list by the glass or bottle. We had a couple of glasses of Orin Swift eight years in the desert which was spectacular. Definitely a must if in the Tampa area.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2021

Robert H, thank you for your review! We are so happy you were able to join us and we appreciate all of your compliments. We hope you'll return the next time you're in the area. Cheers!

Reviewed March 1, 2021

We have had wagu beef many times, so we ordered a pound of their supposed wagu brisket. It was tough & had GIANT globs of fat, not the normal wagu marbling. Charging $39 per pound for meat that is 1/3 fat is truly larceny! Also,...we love burnt ends which are usually the very well done ends of a smoked brisket or other roast. These supposed burnt ends were tiny short ribs with barely any meat on them! Again, true to the term larceny. The pork ribs were tough on the surface & layered with fat under the surface, so much that it made me gag ! I guess there's no larceny here because they never said that the ribs were not 80% fat! Well, 2 out of three still qualifies it as a larcenous undertaking. My advice is:STAY AWAY unless you like getting ripped off!!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Sarah PA, Chef at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2021

Alan S., we apologize that you didn't enjoy your bbq from Larceny. Our burnt ends are inspired by the traditional preparation, but done our way, utilizing back ribs from USDA prime beef. In regards to the briket, we use 9+ graded beef, which has an...More

Reviewed January 8, 2021

Just before the pandemic hit Haven had started to up its game considerably. I'd had a long relationship with the establishment and people dating from the old SideBerns days. I never thought they quite had the swing of things until they started offering Brunch around...the holidays or before (in COVID time seems so difficult to gauge). The brunch was discontinued before the pandemic shutdowns started but the elevation had solidified and (like some other establishments in Tampa) Haven really rose to the occasion with fantastic takeout ideas/themes. I'm taking this opportunity to write about Haven as it exists in our current world. It's really fabulous. As the reopening started I appreciated the caution with which they operated. I always felt far enough away from other guests and servers were always masked (nose and mouth!). The food and beverages have been top notch and I want to call out the Perigord Truffle Raviolo egg yolk, mushroom, fontina, spinach, lots of shaved truffles Wow! I'll let you imagine how all these items beautifully pair. You must go now.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?3  
Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2021

Mr. Pages, thank you for your lovely review and your support over the years. Your compliments mean the world to us and it is our pleasure to serve you. Come back soon!

Reviewed December 8, 2020

A couple of friends and I dined at Haven in Tampa last night. The food was great, as well as our knowledgeable and friendly server Tiffany. She helped us pick a very nice bottle of wine in our price range. We were choosing our appetizers...and the chicken liver mousse with the maple gelée stood out to me. She said it was one of the chef's favorite creations and brought it along with the house-made bison summer sausage and a charcuterie board; both were excellent and came with plenty of bread. We followed with a really nice beet salad and then received our entrees. I ordered the 'Bern's' Delmonico; it was tender and very flavorful. My friends ordered the Cornish game hen and the prawn; they loved both. We finished with the macadamia nut ice cream and the Valrhona fudge sauce---OMG, so good. I had both at Bern's in the past and was delighted to see them on Haven's menu. The night of our visit, Haven was offering 50% off the check for Veterans, hospitality, and first responders. I was the veteran at the table and the check was half off the entire table. We will be back with or without the discount.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2020

Thank you for your review! We love to hear how much you enjoyed your evening and appreciate your support across multiple platforms. We really look forward to serving you again! Cheers!

Reviewed December 8, 2020 via mobile

A great evening of food and wine at the Haven! This is a loud, noisy fun hipster bar that is operated by the Bern’s Steakhouse group. Lots of fabulous cocktails and great wines by the glass. Foodies will love all the choices of tapas style...dishes available here. We chose many dishes including Hamachi Sashimi, King Crab Dumplings, Wagyu Tartare, Piedmont Truffle Ravioli, Tellegio Mac & Cheese, Pumpkin Mole Bone Marrow and Pastrami Duck Breast. All dishes were superb, with the Truffle Ravioli being our favorite. We enjoyed several wines by the glass, which were all great pours. Valet parking is available here and all Covid protocols are being followed here. Our service was sporadic as they were extremely busy for a late Monday night. Our server was very professional. We highly recommend this restaurant for a great evening of food and beverage.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?1  
Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2021

Donald H, thank you for your wonderful review! Your kind accolades mean the world to us. We hope to welcome you back for years to come. Cheers!

Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

The best place for charcuterie in the greater Tampa area. Also extensive bar and great service and ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?2  
SarahPABSH, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2020

Deuce, thank you for your review! We really appreciate your support and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

Reviewed September 1, 2020

The regular menu is not very long, but has a wide variety of dishes. The Happy Hour menu adds some additional dishes as well as inexpensive drinks. I had the shrimp & foie gras dumplings - while they were very good, neither the shrimp nor...the foie gras flavors "spoke" loudly. I also had the octopus - nicely done - tender and spicy. Their specialty cocktails are a good choice. Service was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?2  
SarahPABSH, Online Review and Content Manager at Haven, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

Dale S, thank you for joining us and for sharing your review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Haven has a large outdoor patio that is covered and dog friendly.
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Haven is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4