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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
TAMPA BAY

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Besides attending one of the world's Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, you'll find the best restaurants in Tampa Bay to ring in the New Year.

Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks Seafood
11/20
213 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
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Indian Rocks Beach seafood restaurant with a stylish interior and a friendly patio. More...

Armani's Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Armani Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Celebrate a special occasion at Armani’s high atop the Grand Hyatt. More...

Bon Appetit Continental
14/20
148 Marina Plz.
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Family-owned restaurant with one of the best views in the Tampa Bay area, dockside in Dunedin. More...

Council Oak Steak & Seafood Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Council Oak Steak & Seafood, Tampa, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5223 N. Orient Rd.
Tampa, FL 33610
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Although this is the area's prime casino, good steaks and seafood aren't a gamble. More...

Elevage American
13/20
Epicurean Hotel
1207 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
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From the Bern's folks, this Tampa hotel restaurant proffers savvy updates on nostalgic classics. More...

Marchand's Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Marchand Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
501 Fifth Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Grilled and roasted entrées are the specialty at this St. Petersburg mainstay. More...

Maritana Grille New American
16/20
Dining Room at Maritana Grille, St. Pete Beach, FL Loews Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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One of the sentinel restaurants along the Gulf of Mexico beaches, steps away from striking sunsets. More...

Mise en Place Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Mise en Place, Tampa, FL 442 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
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Creative Tampa venue for contemporary cuisine from owner-chef Marty Blitz. More...

Salt Rock Grill Steakhouse
12/20
19325 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
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Popular venue with an open kitchen and a terrific view of the Intracoastal. More...

Skipper's Smokehouse Seafood
12/20
910 Skipper Rd.
Tampa, FL 33613
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Down-home Florida fare is the backdrop for this live blues venue. More...

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