Tampa, FL 33602
My girlfriend brought me here to kick off my birthday weekend and we had a fantastic time. The restaurant is located inside Le Méridien Tampa, a beautiful hotel that used to be a federal courthouse in downtown Tampa.
We started with cocktails, I had a Vieux Carre, smooth, mellow, and perfectly crafted. She had a Bizou Bramble which was sweet (which she likes) tangy and balanced. We continued with escargot and puff pastry. The snails were tender, flavorful, and so delicious. The sauce was garlicky and robust, and the puff pastry complemented everything perfectly.
For dinner, we split the Dijon Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin, and our server, Ryan, presented it to us on two different plates without us having to ask. The pork was well seasoned and moist, the fries, cooked in truffle oil, were crisp and delicious. It was served with a small salad on the side. I really liked the vinaigrette dressing.
Then, after we mentioned it was my birthday, I received a free creme brulee cheesecake. The pricing is exactly what you’d expect for a high-end, classy restaurant. Not at all unreasonable! I plan to go again.