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Haven features Executive Chef Chad Johnson's, and Chef de Cuisine Courtney Orwig's modern cuisine served in a stylish, relaxed and casual atmosphere. Haven offers guests the ability to taste different flavors and textures created in a crafted, cultured and cellared atmosphere. Haven specializes in artisan cheese, house-made and imported charcuterie, as well as small composed plates.
Tampa, FL 33606
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm Cheese & Charcuterie Menus Available at the bar
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Please call to reserve parties of 8 or larger.
1002 S. Howard Ave.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
House Music, occasional live music for special events
For information, please contact Jeffrey Gould, Group Sales and Catering Manager, at 813.258.2233, or email@example.com.
Valet is $3/car
Valet parking is available Thursday-Saturday
Chad Johnson with Chef de Cuisine Courtney Orwig
Private Party Facilities:
Let Haven create your next crafted, cultured and cellared event. We offer sophisticated, seasonal dining with private and semi-private space to choose from for formal business events or private celebrations. Private outdoor space and entire restaurant rental are also available
Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Gould: (813) 258-2233 ext. 447
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bern's Steak House, Haven, Bern's Fine Wines and Spirits, and The Epicurean Hotel present an annual event of food and wine. Five days to indulge in all your wildest culinary and wine fantasies.
See more at: http://www.bernswinefest.com/#home_slideshow
Haven Ratings and Reviews
The Haven was recommended for a special birthday dinner and it did not disappoint. The wine list was fabulous and the small plate menu was perfect. We enjoyed cheeses and champagne upon arrival and made a 2 hour event of it. We rarely do desserts but chose to Saturday night with a perfect cappuccino. The restaurant was worth the $$$$ but only for special occasions for us.
My daughter chose Haven for her birthday dinner because she likes the small plates concept and the menu appealed to her. The bison sausage, served with dijon mustard, was delicious, but be warned it is three half-dollar sized slices for $8.00. My small plate of snap peas was delicious. The himachi ceviche was basically large cubes of fish in a hot and spicy sauce, with a few pieces of avocado tossed about. It was disappointing. My husband and daughter tasted the fried okra dish and could not take another bite. The waiter, who provided outstanding service throughout our visit, took the okra off our bill without being asked, which was greatly apptreciated. I recommend the "bread service" for $4.00. It was a long loaf of fressh, hot french bread served with
herbed butter and dipping oil. The other server definitely needs practice pouring the oil and including enough herbs and spices, however; it turned out to be flavorless. We were there on a Friday night and the bar was very busy. There were several empty tables but it was still quite loud in the restaurant. Another negative is that the tables are wide and increase the difficulty of hearing your tablemates. We did not order alcohol and our bill for 3 people was $80 including the tip. We did not think it was a good value and the food would not draw us back for a second visit.
Haven is one of Tampa's more interesting restaurants in terms of the menu and bar offerings. The menu items are quite different from any other place, which makes many foodies very happy! The bar offers many cocktails, and specializes in wines, whiskeys, and bourbons. The service is quite good, attentive and knowledgeable servers. I especially enjoy the idea of small plates- lots of different things to try!
Very nice place. Unbelievable selection of cheese and charcuterie. We ordered heavier items tapas style. Drinks were the standard and also inventive. Very knowledgable server from Romania made the experience delightful. Only complaint was the noise which is to be expected at such a popular restaurant. Definitely would recommend (unless you want a quiet dinner)!
I've been wanting to try Haven for a long time and it didn't disappoint! The small plates are perfect for sharing and you get to try several things on the menu. My favorite part of the meal was the delicious cheese.
The building is gorgous on the inside but a bit loud due to the open floor plan. Will definitely be returning.
One of the better restaurants in Tampa which says more about tampas food scene than Haven itself. Still, left something to be desired... awkward placement of the host stand put a strange emphasis on the valet which is this day and age seems antiquated . Some Steps of service were missed, proper silverware was missed for two courses. Some random server was so eager to do our wine service despite never having been at the table. Matt, our server made the experience great. Will definitely be back, but only because the food scene here is mediocre
(Table for 10) The ambiance was great. Food quality was good. Blend of spices and varied menu good. Octopus, Palm salad and shredded salad fantastic; chartreuserie boards could offer more options Instead of charging a la carte. Kitchen service was consistently off timing and disorganization of wrong dishes from other tables/other guests passed around does not justify paying $75 for a board of cheese/salami/grapes.
I thought I'd give Haven another chance for restaurant week and it did not blow me away once again. Food is expensive with no flare, very bland. I wouldn't recommended it for food. Happy hour seems decent but I'd prefer getting $5 glasses of wine at Berns. I wish I experienced a good meal there but unfortunetly I will not be returning.
Our first impression was walking to the hostess with our reservation name. She greeted us but the. Said she was seating another party first. That would have been fine, however, the party was gathering all of their people from the bar so not sure why she couldn't have sat two people. Next, our waiter greeted us and we ordered from the restaurant week menu. I wanted to wait to order dessert so asked if that was ok- he said no problem. My friend did the same and he left a menu. He then came back and said to let him know when we were ready because he could t put any courses into the system without having all three chosen. Isn't that what I had just asked? After that we didn't see him again until the end. Someone else brought our salad, entree, and dessert. I was given a dessert I did not order. I'm fairly certain my chicken wasn't cooked so I barely ate any. At the end of our meal we asked for the checks twice- this was after him being gone for nearly 40 minutes. He then brought one check- we needed separate. That was another 10 minute wait. Needless to say I've had great experiences at haven in the past but not sure of the next time I'll be back after this one. Very disappointed.
We tried Haven because they were participating in Restaurant Week. We had wanted to try this restaurant anyway, and this was the perfect excuse. We opted for the Restaurant Week tasting menu, assuming they would do something special to attract new clientele. The stake tartare was phenomenal - the star of the evening. The Mussels with kimchee were very good. We even liked the seafood tagine - though it could have used a lot more ras el hanout. The veal carbonara was not worth the calories. It tasted like diced ham and spaghetti - not Bern's worthy. They graciously took it back and exchanged it for the miso glazed chicken. That entree was only marginally better. The rice cake tasteless, the chicken dry. The desert of cheeses was outstanding, but the toffee bread pudding had a burnt taste and was inedible. Overall disappointing, because the menu looks so promising.
Waiter was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Receptionist was borderline unfriendly. We arrived early and registered at the reception. After 45 minutes at the bar, we enquired about our table and the receptionist explained she did not know we were there as her colleague had not told her we had registered.
This is the third time I've been to Haven and the third time I've been disappointed. We ordered off the restaurant week menu and the was extremely slow. The steak tartare was a massive portion but did not taste right. The veal carbonara was good but on the salty side. I had the cheese plate to close and the bread and almonds were stale, and the cheeses unappetizing. We were also over charged for a cocktail.
It was my first time dining at Haven and although it is completely different then berns it's just as amazing. There menue is huge consisting of smaller portions to share! This is my kind of place almost like it's a menue on apps which I love! We ended up getting the 18 cheese board and some meats this was for 2 adults and a 2yr old so unfortunately we filled up on cheese and even had some to take home. I cannot wait to go back we actually are booked this weekend ! I have to say I had my 2yr old and 2mo boys with me and this place was awesome not just to me but to my kids!
Once a huge Sidebern's fan, I had never gotten around to dining at Haven and was really looking forward to it. I was surprised to find a Saturday evening 7 pm table still available on Friday afternoon, but reserved anyway. I was very diasppointed in the corporate, hotel style decor, mildly disappointed in the scallops I saw on the online menu to be missing from the real time menu. On a positive note, entrees we ordered were beautifully prepared and picture-perfect and service was flawless. Dessert was mediocre. With so many exceptional choices like Edison Food Lab, Rooster and the Till, Ichicoroya, BT, Boca, Roux, and more, doubt I will return soon.
Service was great. Our only complaint was the quality of the lamb. It was tough and the cut had a bit more gristle than what we would have liked. We ordered several more items off the menu and all of those were exceptional especially the ribeye which was at the perfect tenderness. The wine list was very pleasant and provided us with plenty of options. The sommelier was quite knowledgeable and very helpful.
Nice upbeat atmosphere with unique menu selections. This restaurant leans toward small plates that an be shared. The service was wonderful and our server was very attentive as well as knowledgeable about each menu item. Wine selection is adequate. The restaurant is priced on the high side for small portions. It is a nice spot for trying new and different types of food but not for those who are conservative in their eating preferences.
As always, the meal was very good. The rabbit pasta was perfect followed with a nice cheese plate selection for desert. Vast improvement from the last dinner a couple of months ago when we had a disastrous waitress. We will definitely go back when we are in Tampa.
The food was unique and it was very good, but I was disappointed that the restaurant menu did not match the menu online. I was looking forward to something on the online menu, but the waiter said it has not been available for about a year. The portions, although it is tapas, were very small and quite expensive, but the presentation was beautiful and our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew everything about every cheese, and every menu item. He made it worth it.
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