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The Refinery

5137 N. Florida Ave. (W. Crest Ave.) Send to Phone
813-237-2000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
One of Tampa's hottest bastions of hip with chef Greg Baker at the kitchen’s helm.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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The Refinery Restaurant Review

: Crowds congregate at The Refinery for a friendly round of local beers or wines and a weekly changing menu crafted largely with locally sourced ingredients. Table settings are designed to be very casual and homey, think Mason jars and mismatched plates, and a Brooklyn hipster ambience prevails. Typical first courses might be grilled quail with mustard greens, lentils, smoked paprika oil and Maytag green goddess; or bread dumplings --- potato-sweet onion-cheddar skordalia with a Nashville hot sauce and leek oil. Entrées (or “More Than a Small Plate”) can be equally as inventive: golden beet green curry with apple, banana, chickpea and mustard greens with raisin-almond jasmine rice. Desserts might include devil’s food cake or perhaps orange-rosemary crème brûlée complemented by candied grapefruit and vanilla sugar. Creative cuisine aside, The Refinery’s array of craft brews is also a major draw. Choices range from “blue collar” selections such as PBR Tall Boys to Tampa’s Ybor City Jai Alai IPA.

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