|Subject: Re: Tampa Restaurant Recommendations|
The new Marriott is really gorgeous. Parking in a dirt field is not so great
though. I am rarely downtown so don't know much about the restaurants there but
can strongly recommend the Colonnade which is on Bayshore Blvd. It might be
walkable if the weather isn't too hot. It is across from the bay with a gorgeous
view and the food is moderately priced and excellent. Bern's isn't too far and
has very good food, an incredible wine list, and outstanding service, but it is
quite a bit more expensive. I think it is worth the cost, though. Colonnade does
not take reservations and can get crowded especially for the early bird specials
for which Florida is so famous. At Berns you should have reservations.
The place I don't recommend in Tampa is the Columbia Restaurant. While famous I think it is very overrated.
Have a great visit! Janet Riverview, Florida