Beak’s Old Florida
2451 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 321-9100.
MFA Café At the Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-1032.
539 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3700.Seats: 165.Cuisine: “Atlantic rim” – South America, the Caribbean and South Florida.Specialties: calamari pepper pot with Japanese eggplant, banana peppers, garbanzo beans and Key West bouillabaisse; Scottish salmon sashimi with yellow Peruvian pepper-citrus aïoli and crispy spiced chickpeas; watermelon stack with goat cheese, microgreens and crispy-bacon vinaigrette; heirloom tomato salad, brie, sherry-vanilla vinaigrette; Valencia seafood paella.Main courses: $19-$33.Executive chefs and owners: Rafael Manzano and Pedro Flores.
Toasted Pheasant Bistro
14445 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa. (813) 265-6700.Seats: 60.Cuisine: French bistro.Specialties: bistro salad with mixed field greens, tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers, haricots verts, small new potatoes and herb vinaigrette; grilled salmon fillet with lemon rémoulade on a flaky croissant with a petite salad; braised beef bourguignonne crêpe in a classic red-wine-and-mushroom sauce served with a petite salad; duck confit; seared lamb shank braised with rosemary.Main courses: $18-$24.Executive chef-owner: Peter Leon-avicius.
2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. (727) 571-2222.