Best SoHo + Hyde Park Tampa Restaurants for Date Night

Over the years, Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood and SoHo’s pedestrian precinct have become the perfect place for an afternoon meal or an evening stroll. Located near Bayshore Boulevard, the area is home to many different restaurants, many of which are ideal for a romantic dinner date. Explore our top date night picks with our interactive SoHo + Hyde Park Tampa food map below.

SoHo + Hyde Park Tampa Restaurants

  • bartaco
  • Bern Steakhouse
  • Bulla Gastrobar
  • Ciro Tampa
  • Wine exchange
  • Modern Italian Forbici
  • Goody Goody Burger
  • Haven
  • meat market
  • On Swann
  • Timpano Italian Chophouse


1601 W Snow Avenue, Tampa

You and your taco-loving date will be delighted by the delicious Mexican cuisine and beautiful atmosphere of bartacoHyde Park outpost. This restaurant has a great menu including tacos, rice bowls, quesadillas, chicken, ceviche and more. The open and bright space benefits from natural light and pleasant decor. Don’t forget to pair your meal with one of bartaco’s homemade margaritas and ask about “bartaco’s secret” (a star taco not on the regular menu) if you really want to impress your date.

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Bern Steakhouse

1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa

Open since 1956, Bern Steakhouse is a legendary, award-winning restaurant on S Howard. From selecting your favorite steak cut and weight to expert wine pairing advice and savoring every delicious dish, this is arguably the best place to indulge in the classic experience. steak house. Be sure to save room for a selection of over 50 specialty desserts and over 1,000 dessert wines and spirits. After dinner, you will be taken upstairs to the Harry Waugh Dessert Room for your post-dinner enjoyment. Here, you can snuggle up in a cozy cabin for decadent treats and live entertainment in a moody atmosphere.

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Bulla Gastrobar

930 Howard Ave S, Tampa

Fancy a tapas-style feast to share? Bulla Gastrobar (pronounced Boo-Ya) is inspired by Spanish gastrobars, offering a unique dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere. Sip bottomless sangria and treat yourself to plates to share during weekend brunch, or treat yourself to cocktails and tapas during dinner. After dinner, head up to Luna Lounge, an open-air lounge rooftop bar unique to Tampa location.

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Ciro Tampa

2109 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa

Go back in time to the Roaring Twenties at Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club. This romantic New American restaurant was designed with a Prohibition-era theme and offers a speakeasy vibe. True to speakeasy form, you’ll need to knock – and offer the daily password – to enter.

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Wine exchange

1609 Snow Avenue West

A Hyde Park staple for over 30 years, Wine exchange Great food and exceptional wine dishes. Sit on the terrace or relax at one of the tables in the terrace café. They offer over 50 wines by the glass as well as specialty cocktails, beer and liquor. They also offer an appetizing menu with dishes such as Tequila Lime Shrimp and Scallops, Pecan Raisin Chicken Salad, Baked Gnocchi, and Chimmichurri Flank Steak.

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Modern Italian Forbici

1633 W Snow Avenue, Tampa

If you’ve been to Hyde Park Village recently, chances are you’ve walked past Forbici. This relatively new restaurant is the perfect place for a family night out with an upscale dining experience and wonderful dishes steeped in tradition. This restaurant specializes in Roman style pizza, which is cut with scissors aka prohibited, hence the name. Stick around for dinner on site or take your slices of pizza. Weekend brunch is another option for a daytime date.

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Goody Goody Burger

1601 W Swann Ave, Tampa

Goody Goody Burger specializes in classic dishes (think burgers, shakes and more) served in cozy restaurants. This restaurant, which closed in 2005 and reopened in 2015, is part of Tampa’s identity and you don’t want to miss it! While in Hyde Park, you can stop here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The laid back atmosphere makes it ideal for a first date or as a regular date night to return to again and again.

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2208 W Morrison Avenue, Tampa

Enjoy exotic flavors and an upscale ambience at Haven. This contemporary and romantic restaurant and wine bar serves small plates and craft cocktails. Start by sharing a cheese and charcuterie board with selections straight from the chef. You can, however, prepare a full meal from a selection of salads and fresh seafood. Haven is also a popular happy hour destination.

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meat market

1606 W Snow Avenue, Tampa

meat market is a contemporary steakhouse and one of the newest additions to Hyde Park’s dining scene. This beautiful steakhouse serves premium steaks, premium seafood, seasonal produce, craft cocktails and more. Save room for a decadent dessert, like the epic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup S’mores.

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On Swann

1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa

Good food and drink can be found at On Swann in Hyde Park. The seasonal menu with local flair includes contemporary American cuisine like short ribs, bucatini, beef rib eye, cobia and more. The location itself is also beautifully decorated and provides a dining experience that is as enjoyable as the food tastes.

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Timpano Italian Chophouse

1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

For an elegant Italian meal, head to Timpano Italian Chophouse. This restaurant offers an upscale, classy atmosphere with beautiful decor and occasional live music. The menu is extensive and offers a variety of options for lunch and dinner. Think flatbreads and pastas to chef’s classics and more, plus an extensive wine list. Sit outside on the covered outdoor patio for an al fresco evening.

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For more date ideas, check out Outdoor Dining Guide: 50+ Places to Eat Outdoors in Tampa Bay Where Romantic Restaurants in Tampa You Must Visit.

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