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“Lot of food - Not much flavor”

Rise Kitchen & Bakery
Ranked #158 of 2,418 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Rise Kitchen & Bakery is the ultimate delight for the palette with 10 hearth ovens baking specialty artisan breads, fresh soups, inventive salads and a variety sandwiches. All items are prepared with the freshest ingredients in an open view kitchen, which allows guests to indulge in the fresh baked bread aroma. Have a sweet tooth? Swing by the bakery where you will have over 40 sweet treats made from scratch to choose from. Oh and Rise also received the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
Wimauma, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lot of food - Not much flavor”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This restaurant is located in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fl. We had lunch here. The initial greeting was good, but we had to wait a bit long for the waitress to come to take our order. But when she came she was very pleasant. We ordered a bowl of soup and half a chicken breast sandwich for one person and a pork loin sandwich for the other. The servings were very generous, however the pork had no flavor. The biggest disappointment was the bread. Because they claim to make the bread on site, we expected fresh, flavorful bread, but again the Aaiago cheese was bland.

If you are hungry, you will be filled, just don't expect too much flavor.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dallas, TX
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

The best sandwiches and soup. Lots of food for the money. The restaurant is very casual and all service employees are extremely nice. My favorite place to eat in the casino.

Visited May 2013
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fernando d, Manager at Rise Kitchen & Bakery, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thanks for your great review!! See you soon.
Hope to see you soon.
Take care,
Fernando Diaz
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Food was average, service was in need of training”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We ate here twice in one day since the other casino restaurants were so busy. Food was ok, the first visit we had ordered the ruben and a roast beef sandwich. The ruben was better than the roast beef, the bread on the roast beast was dry although they proclaim to bake their own bread. I thought the bread on the ruben was actually good. The first waiter we had never checked back with us although the restaurant was pretty empty as it was after the lunch rush. He walked by us probably five or six times, never asking if the food was alright or bring us more tea. I commented to my husband at the time, that this was why wait staff get smaller tips. He did finally come by when we were finished and asked if all was ok. Too little, too late. The second time, it was busier and waitress was better but the food came out really slow. I ordered the brisket sandwich and it was so extraordinarily greasy I couldn't eat it, ended up just picking it apart to avoid the grease soaked bread and fatty meat. I wouldn't dare send it back as it took so long to arrive in the first place. I think that the restaurant could use a lot of service training and some food tweaking.

  • Visited April 2013
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fernando d, Manager at Rise Kitchen & Bakery, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Please feel free to contact me at fernando.diaz@seminolehardrock.com to discuss your experience. Thanks for your patronage.
Fernando Diaz
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Ocala, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Rise Kitchen & Bakery is Awsome”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Instead of ordering individually we decided to order several appetizers (fried green tomatoes, deviled crab bites) and a crispy flat bread pizza (the size of a dinner plate) to share. Everything was very, very good, we were pleasantly surprised.

  • Visited April 2013
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fernando d, Manager at Rise Kitchen & Bakery, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thanks for your patronage!!! Hope to see you again soon.
Fernando Diaz
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florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The hubby and I were at the Hard Rock and wanted to try something different other than the Hard Rock Cafe so we ate at the Rise. We ordered an appetizer which was fried mac & cheese. So good. He also ordered a brisket sandwich which he really enjoyed and I had the chick. pot pie, it was soo big and tasty! Will return next time we are in the area!

  • Visited April 2013
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fernando d, Manager at Rise Kitchen & Bakery, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks for visiting RISE Kitchen & Bakery. Hope to see you soon !!!!
Fernando Diaz
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