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Driftlight Steakhouse, Tampa, FL

Driftlight Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
56 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Inspired by the lighted bridges of Tampa, the restaurant offers a bold backdrop for long conversations and luxuriant dinners, connecting visitors to the region and to each other.
The menu features chef-selected land and sea dishes driven by regional ingredients, paired with a collection of wines and champagnes from around the world. Other handcrafted drinks offer new interpretations of classic cocktails, setting the scene for a fresh yet familiar destination.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 314-6611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our restaurant sales team at 813-314-6650 to inquire about booking your next private event.
  • Area
    Tampa
  • Cross Street
    Water Street & Florida Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Steakhouse

  • Tampa

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa

    Steakhouse

57 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were staying at the JW and had a reservation for 2 for dinner. When we got to the host we were told that he didn’t have anything available. I said I have a reservation and his response was “oh that doesn’t work, sorry have a good night”. Our night was all planned out and we were now stranded with no dinner reservations. We spoke to a manager that said it sounded wrong and they would look into it. They left us standing in the lobby for ten minutes before we gave up and left. Holiday Inn Express with JW badging.

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  2. DanielF

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a date night on Friday night at the Driftlight for the first time. The server and staff were very attentive, and the food was delicious. We had Crab Cakes and Carpaccio for Appetizers. My wife had the Steak, and I had the Salmon. Both were delicious and cooked perfectly. We will definitely put the Driftlight in our rotation.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for choosing Driftlight for your date night and for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the attentive service, delicious food, and that both the crab cakes and carpaccio appetizers, as well as the steak and salmon entrees, were to your liking. It's fantastic that we've earned a spot in your dining rotation—we can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable evening soon!

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  3. FranciscoS

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Everything you want in a chef driven restaurant.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear that you consider us a hidden gem and that we offer everything you look for in a chef-driven restaurant! Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful dining experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing. Staff and the food was excellent!!!! A must try!!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 17 June 2024
    Dear Guest, We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us! Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and food. We strive to provide excellent service and delicious dishes, and we're thrilled that you found both to be top-notch. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic meal soon!

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  5. RickP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were headed to the Kane Brown concert at Amelia Arena for my birthday and wanted a nice dinner before the concert. The Driftlight was an excellent choice. I would recommend this to anyone. The food was awesome and the service (Luis) was even better!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 3 June 2024
    Dear Rick, Thank you for choosing Driftlight to celebrate your birthday before the Kane Brown concert! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the awesome food and that Luis provided excellent service. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another memorable dining experience. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, awesome food and most importantly, Carl our waiter was AMAZING!
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 27 April 2024
    Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! It's fantastic that you enjoyed our awesome food and that Carl provided amazing service. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to him. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  7. TanjaS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and ambience was everything I wanted to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Somewhere I will definitely dine again.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 11 April 2024
    Dear Tanja, Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your daughter's birthday! We're thrilled to hear that the service, food, and ambiance exceeded your expectations and contributed to a memorable celebration. It's wonderful to know that we've left a positive impression, and we're honored to be considered a place you'd dine at again. We look forward to welcoming you back for another special occasion or anytime you're craving a fantastic dining experience. Cheers to many more celebrations ahead!

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  8. VeniceFlLeo

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is at the JW Marriott. The atmosphere, food and service were all exceptional. The restaurant noise and flys (flys were from the lobby bar’s doors being open) is the reason we most likely will not visit again anytime in the near future. There are too many restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area with the same qualities without the noise and flys. 
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 27 March 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional food and service at Driftlight. Your feedback regarding the ambiance and noise is valuable to us, and we're sorry to hear that it detracted from your overall enjoyment. Rest assured, health and safety in our kitchen is a top priority, and we consistently adhere to the highest standards. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our guests, and we'll certainly take your comments into consideration as we continue to improve. Please check your private messages for a personalized note addressing your feedback in more detail. -The Driftlight Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ennis is just an incredible server who doesn’t miss a detail and anticipates your every need. He’s simply the best! He never stops - his work ethic is impeccable. We visit their breakfast buffet a few times every six months.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 14 March 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Ennis provided you with exceptional service during your visits to our breakfast buffet. It's fantastic to know that he goes above and beyond to anticipate your needs and ensures that every detail is taken care of. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ennis, and we're grateful for his impeccable work ethic. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable breakfast experience in the future!

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  10. MariaG

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very personable and helpful. We had a quick but enjoyable meal before heading to Amalie Arena (5mjnute walk) for a concert. Beet salad was especially delicious.
    Driftlight SteakhouseResponded on 6 March 2024
    Dear Maria, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our waiter and enjoyed your meal before heading to the concert at Amalie Arena. We're delighted that you found the beet salad especially delicious! We hope to welcome you back again soon for another enjoyable meal.

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Driftlight Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Driftlight Steakhouse

510 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Water Street & Florida Avenue
  • Area
    Tampa
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 314-6611
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our restaurant sales team at 813-314-6650 to inquire about booking your next private event.
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