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.
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.
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: 8132582233x447
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to 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
Food and service was terrible. Our waitr ...
Food and service was terrible. Our waitress didn't know the menu or the cheeses, didn't return to fill drinks for 15 mins and didn't clear plates for the next course. Food was underseasoned and overcooked. Chocolate dessert tasted like a chewy protein bar...not good.
I would only return for wine and cheese, never again for dinner... too many other far better options in the area.
The menu is too exotic for some. No ser ...
The menu is too exotic for some. No serving spoons were ever brought put and yet the dishes are for sharing. They did bring when requested but then failed to supply on next 3 shared dishes. Other patrons are seated very close.
We were seated in a location adjacent to ...
We were seated in a location adjacent to the women's restroom and a servers station. We didn't realize this until after we were seated. No one wants to be the girl demanding to move after seating. Further, the light is harsh. Another small point, however I will be reluctant to bring a date here. I hope this helps!
Great food. Horrible service. Don't go t ...
Great food. Horrible service. Don't go there expecting the level of service you'd receive at Bern's or Elevage. From the hostess to manager to the waiter...everyone came off as pretentious and unwelcoming. They have a great happy hour but the website and staff fail to mention it is only available if you sit at the bar. There also secret bar offerings (beer, wine, spirits) not listed on the menu that you have to know to ask for. All in all, it makes you feel like an outsider and unwelcome if you haven't been there before. Normally you'd expect the waiter to ask if you'd been there before and take the time to explain things to you...especially at a place with small plates and daily offerings that changed. Our waiter didn't do that at all which forced us to keep asking questions to get him to tell us each special/daily offering. It was like pulling teeth. Again...the food is amazing if a bit pricey. But the service is the worst of any restaurant we've been to in Tampa.
We were celebrating our 30th anniversary ...
We were celebrating our 30th anniversary, our waiter Felix, was great! All his recommendations were very good. Great place
Very relaxing great food and wine, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. We will be going back more frequently.
One of the best restaurants in Tampa. Fr ...
One of the best restaurants in Tampa. From the charcuterie plate selections to the tapas-style dishes such as the octopus, tuna and striped bass ... our meal was amazing. The service was also first class. I will certainly return to this restaurant. Thank you.
The food and selection were great. Wine ...
The food and selection were great. Wine selection limited to Napa mainly, very little exposure to Sonoma, too bad. Service was slow and seemingly disorganized. We waited too long between courses, our waitress was all over the restaurant.
Haven continues to hold itself to high s ...
Haven continues to hold itself to high standards of food and service. Our recent visit started out in a VERY NOISY part of the restaurant, but our request to move was quickly accommodated. As we perused the new menu, we ordered the baguette, as we usually do. This is the one item I would not have again. This was nothing like those previously enjoyed and definitely not a change for the better. Our other choices were wonderful, each served properly and well timed. Haven's new menu is terrific and offers a variety of food to delight different palates.
Incredible restaurant with an emphasis o ...
Incredible restaurant with an emphasis on pure enjoyment of the senses. Dined there for the first time on our anniversary and will be heading many times. The options for the cheese course were staggering and our server walked us in to an amazing offering. Chef changes the menu based on what is fresh and available and you certainly are able to find the perfect dish for the occasion. My shrimp stuffed squid (think manicotti) was subtle but perfect. I highly recommend visiting Haven.
Our server was very helpful and knowledg ...
Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. She helped direct our choices and they were a hit. Food was excellent. More suitable for groups comfortable with sharing many different food choices. Noise level was high, sometimes making conversing a challenge, but for foodies it was an excellent experience.
Really enjoyed dinner - especially chees ...
Really enjoyed dinner - especially cheese selection. Well thought out restaurant with an interesting (and different) menu. Service was also excellent. All in all a unique place to eat that we really enjoyed. Nothing else like it that I've found here in Tampa Bay area.
Good food with good friends And fun conc ...
Good food with good friends And fun concept of Small plates. I am kind of unsure what category the restaurant is in since it was pretty rustic inside. The food was good some of it I would call outstanding. Would return again it's fun and different.
our first time and we were impressed in ...
our first time and we were impressed in every way...eugene was our waiter and he did an outstanding job as well as other servers who were attentive also... little surprise on the 3 dollars parking fee ... but over all we loved our experience and service and the food was just most perfect...
The food and service were outstanding bu ...
The food and service were outstanding but the ambiance was so disappointing that I don't know if I'll be back unfortunately. It was a Friday evening and the noise level was so loud we had to basically yell the entire time. Couldn't hear the server either. Also, a tv on the wall of a restaurant of this caliber? Disconcerting. No solid design. Either be rustic, or be modern. If noise doesn't bother you, by all means go...it's very tasty creative food.
Imaginative reincarnation for Side Berns
Excellent cheeses, meats and "hoofs" at this trendy spot that sources it's offerings locally when available. Service is professional and friendly without being "in your face." this was my second time and I enjoyed it much more this time,
Wonderful experience! There was a unique ...
Wonderful experience! There was a unique ambiance which would be perfect for almost any occasion. The dishes were delicious, especially the Dry- Aged Delmonico and Pulled Pork Tacos (pulled pork was substituted for the pork belly).
The service (Brittany) was excellent, th ...
The service (Brittany) was excellent, the food choices were fresh and interesting. We really had a lot of fun discussing and debating which cheeses and charcuterie were we going to order, and delighted that everything was wonderful. We are already making plans to make another meal, and a trip to the bar! Needless to say, we had a wonderful evening at Haven, and will be back soon.
Anniversary, great food and service
We were seated in a section of the restaurant that was more loud and open than quiet and chic. I wished for our anniversary we were on the other side of the restaurant. We felt we were there for lunch than dinner but it was still very very good.
A very nice remodeling of the old SideBerns. They have an extensive wine, bourbon, and crafted cocktail list. We started with a cheese plate for for our party of 4 to share. We each picked a cheese but you only get 3 pieces to share between 4 people which we thought was odd. We all ordered salad (beet salad was excellent) and an entree. We thought the food was good but not great. We each ordered a dessert and again, just ok. The absolute highlight of the evening was Waki our server. She took extra time with us explaining in detail all about the cocktails, the wine and food selections. She was also very attentive throughout the evening. We understood that Haven is a small plate restaurant ,but after a $285 check before gratuity we thought there would be plenty of food to fill up on. I stopped for a snack on the way home.
We had never been there when it was Side Berns, but our server went through this whole dissertation about the changes...
Very hip food. There is so much on the menu, it's hard to decide what to order. Our server was helpful in explaining the menu to us. She swore she would tell us if we were over-ordering. (Something that happens all the time, since you want to try some of everything.)
We tried the Summer Sausage -- with mustard seeds within spicy brown mustard, some bread and apple slices. All those fit together so you can make a nice little sandwich if you'd like. The Grilled cheese sandwich cheeses change all the time, but it was a nice combination especially if you combined it with the tomato "soup." Brings back memories, but even better than those we had as children. The Chicken Thigh had wonderful flavor. We had more, but why spoil the surprise for everyone... It will take multiple visits to work through the menu!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.