Westshore District is a vibrant work, live, and play community in Tampa Bay.
Known for being Tampa Bay’s premier business district, Westshore features over 4,000 businesses, 2 upscale shopping malls, 30 hotels, and more than 200 bars and restaurants.
Located near Tampa International Airport, and just 30 minutes to the beach over the bridge, Westshore is popular for tourists and locals alike.
This trendy area has a lot going on, but with this guide, you’ll know all of the best restaurants in Westshore to grab a bite to eat in between meetings, after a long flight, or to fuel up for a full day of shopping.
Here are the 10 best restaurants in Westshore District!
Sa Ri One Grill is a great place to enjoy delicious, authentic Korean food in Westshore. Each dish has always been a win. You must try their Bul Go Ki Beef, it’s easily a favorite for many.
Be prepared to share your dish or visit when you’re really hungry, the portion sizes are adequate! The quality of the food is fresh and the service is quick and super friendly.
Looking for a great happy hour with really unique decor to meet up with some friends? Whiskey Cake is your place!
They have killer cocktails and a pretty bomb Old Fashioned. If you don’t like whiskey, they have plenty of other options too! The menu is focused on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
Everything here is thought out and phenomenal from the rustic ambiance to the creative cocktail list. Their weekend brunch is amazing if you’re in the mood for indulging on cinnamon roll pancakes or chicken & waffles.
Of course, be sure to save some room for their famous whiskey cake: toffee torte, bourbon anglaise, spiced pecans, house-made vanilla whipped cream!
This upscale seafood restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is known for its spectacular Sunday Brunch.
From the endless buffet, unlimited sparkling mimosas, and spicy bloody marys, to the oysters and caviar, the beautiful view, and more, you’ll impress any guest here!
Armani’s is an elegant and romantic Italian trattoria atop the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay with unbelievable views, especially for the sunset.
Ideal for date night and getting dressed up, Armani’s offers an upscale menu and a rooftop patio overlooking Tampa Bay’s beautiful city skyline.
The menu is delightful and the charcuterie is a great choice. Armani’s is the place you’ll want to spend for a special occasion or a fine dining, romantic evening!
The greatest Cuban bread and pastries can be found here at La Segunda Bakery. They’ve been serving up some of the best Cuban bread since 1915, at their original location in Ybor City.
La Segunda bakes truly authentic Cuban bread and other delicious bakery favorites like their guava & cheese turnovers and quesitos that pair perfectly with their cafe con leche.
Many locals rave about La Segunda and you’ll understand why on your first visit!
There’s just something about tableside guac that gives any Mexican restaurant a reason to keep coming back. Besito Mexican has some of the best tableside guacamole and a delicious way to start your meal and experience here!
The upscale Mexican menu at Besito is an artform with creative and outstanding options. The iron skillet tacos and enchiladas suizas are top-notch.
They have a great happy hour: Monday–Friday at 4PM–6:30PM, offering $5 drinks and apps.
Calling all wine enthusiasts, Cooper’s Hawk was made for you! With a contemporary American menu and prestigious wine pairings, great staff, and ambiance, Cooper’s Hawk is a perfect restaurant. The wine tastings include 8 tastings for just $7.
We recommend the beef rigatoni or Dana’s parmesan-crusted chicken with a divine glass of Cooper’s Hawk Red. Elevate your experience here by joining their wine club, which includes receiving a newly released bottle of wine every month, discounts, birthday rewards, and more!
Please Note: Cooper’s Hawk is currently only open for carryout, contactless curbside pickup, and delivery. The Tasting Room is open for retail wine purchases and wine pickup.
Matoi Sushi has a great array of sushi and an awesome happy hour, what more could one ask for? The sushi is extremely fresh with an intricate balance of flavors.
They have a great menu with a variety of specialty rolls, Korean entrees, small plates, and more. The servers here are attentive and friendly in a casual atmosphere.
Donatello’s is an excellent old school, fine dining Italian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere and impressive menu.
The romance hits as soon as you arrive when you see the waiters wearing tuxedos, live jazz music, low lighting, and roses on every table. The staff will treat you like family and make sure your experience is extravagant.
They make hand-made pasta daily and use fresh ingredients to create the authentic Italian dishes we all love and crave.
Renzo’s is the Argentinian food you didn’t know you needed! This casual yet charming restaurant offers superb meats, paninis, pastas and more. We love the flank steak, it’s tender and perfectly prepared. Their dishes are extremely tasty and drool-worthy. Once you go here the first time, you’ll be eager to go back!