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901 W. Platt St. (Boulevard) Send to Phone
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A South Tampa standby for edgy New American cuisine that relies heavily on Florida produce and bounty from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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boca Restaurant Review

: Partnership changes and a number of chef swaps have meant a lot of flux for this high-flying farm-to-table concept. Still, as you enter, you feel comfortable right away, and want to share a good time with whoever came with you, or whoever you meet there, whether you sit at the bar and sip a great craft cocktail(s) or eat in the dining rooms. Because so much grows in the region, the kitchen creates a regularly changing menu around the fresh and seasonal products sourced locally. After blistered shishito peppers, we were surprised to see a plate of breads and jams. But it turns out to be fun with homemade jams and baked homemade peanut butter on homemade flatbread. Boca wants you to share, but that dish you’ll want to keep for yourself. It was followed by crostini tastings, orzo salad with grilled prawns, tempura soft shell crab, braised pork belly, and the special of the day, which was Wagyu strip. Don’t pass on the desserts as they are equally tasty. You will be happy with the pecan pie or the Chambord sabayon with fresh berries. Almost half of the drinks list is occupied by beers. Smitten by the food? You can go home with some of the ingredients in a small market section. The décor is as rustic as the origin of the building, a 1928 garage and gas station.

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