Other new restaurants set to open in Tampa in coming weeks:
Edison: Food + Drink Lab – Chef Jeannie Pierola plans to open a permanent home on Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa on Aug. 7 in the former space of Algusto and Knife & Co. At edison we want to offer really smart, fun and accessible modern cuisine mindfully created with classic cooking's respect for technique and ingredients," Pierola says.
Samba Room – Opening at the former space of Ceviche on South Howard Avenue in Tampa, the Latin-themed menu at the Gordon Davis-owned restaurant will feature Cuban, Brazilian, Peruvian, Argentine and Caribbean flavors.
Carmel Café – Scheduled to open Aug. 14 on Henderson Boulevard in Tampa, the third location in the Mediterranean-themed wine bar and restaurant group will be the first free-standing café in the chain.
The Crystal Dining Room and Sapphire Room – The Floridan Palace Hotel, built in 1927 in downtown Tampa, has sat dormant since 1989. Opening this week, its dining room can accommodate more than 150 customers. The hotel's Sapphire Room bar, once a spot where celebrities sipped cocktails, is expected to open this week as well.