There’s a new restaurant now open in Tampa and you guys are going to want to check it out asap. Platt Street Borough is the new kid on the block when it comes to restaurants in South Tampa but you’d never know it after enjoying a meal there. Last month, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by my friend Jenn of This Jenn Girl at this new foodie haven. I think I speak for the entire party when I say we were impressed with not only the food but also the space itself, complete with a game room and bocce ball on the patio.
To start things off, we tried the Crispy Arancini, one of my favorites of the night. Made with pancetta, sundried tomato & parmesan, I loved the flavor of this app.
The Grilled St. Louis Pork Ribs with chimichurri sauce were definitely a crowd favorite.
There aren’t many restaurants in the Tampa area that serve Poutine, so I was excited to try these out complete with short rib gravy and cheese curds. YUM.
A fun twist on your classic nachos, these are made with truffle mornay and roasted mushrooms. I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical to try them at first but they were so flavorful and tasty.
On to the Ahi Tuna Tataki with roasted peanut romesco and Shrimp & Grains with pistachio pesto, a warm farro salad, baby tomatoes and Sicilian olives.
If you’re a fan of cauliflower, you’ve got to try the Roasted Cauliflower with dried apricot, pumpkin seeds, pickled red onions and a curry vinaigrette.
Fun story about this romaine salad, Chef Kiel used to make this salad at home all the time and everyone loved it so much he decided to put it on the menu. And I’m telling you, you’re going to want to try it. Complete with parmesan, crispy prosciutto, roasted tomato, hardboiled egg and creamy basil, Chef raised the bar on salads.
Now to another one of my favorites of the night, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich. I’m usually not one to love fried chicken sandwiches, I know call me crazy, but the breading on this one was so crispy and perfect. The sandwich came with house made pickles (yes please), coleslaw and a fried chicken sauce all on a brioche bun.
Their Fremont Burger is a secret burger blend with red onion marmalade and aged bleu cheese.
The Ricotta Gnudi (yes, it’s pronounced “nudie” and we all got a good laugh out of it) was so flavorful and paired with roasted mushrooms, butternut squash, parmesan and sage butter.
We all know I’ve got a ridiculous sweet tooth, so when they brought out warm, fresh cookies with cold milk I did a little happy dance. Who doesn’t love freshly made cookies and an ice cold glass of milk to wash them down with!?
I’m craving one of these right about now, this is the Apple Galette complete with a scoop of ice cream on top.
By the time the dinner was over, I think we were all about to pop. Everything was beyond what I had hoped for so I was excited to plan another trip back. I’d be lying if I said we didn’t go back that very weekend. Jenn and I both loved everything so much we decided to bring the guys along with us for dinner. Now I’m ready to give brunch a try, check out their menu here.
There are always fun events going on at Platt Street Borough, such as their New Years Day brunch and their upcoming Gasparilla party. Be sure to stay up-to-date with all the latest news by following along on their Facebook and Instagram.
Disclosure: The meal featured was provided by Platt Street Borough. All opinions expressed here are my own.