Published on : Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announces their newest food and beverage concept, The Rez Grill, is now open. The restaurant is the most recent addition to the property, which began a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation in 2017. At the helm of the American grill is the newly appointed Creative Culinary Director, Frank Anderson, whose pedigree includes having run the kitchens at James Beard-recognized restaurants, Animal and Son of a Gun.
“Bringing on someone of Frank’s culinary talent to open The Rez Grill shows our continued commitment to providing our guests the best service,” said Dawn Lazo, Vice President of Food & Beverage.
Anderson has curated a menu that offers elevated comfort foods including items straight from the kitchen’s wood-burning grill to hand-made pastas, and dishes meant for sharing – playfully categorized as “table participation.”
Guests can select from starters like the wood-grilled Artichoke with lemon pepper-butter and garlic aioli and the King Crab with grainy mustard butter and chimichurri. From there, guests are encouraged to progress to heartier “Prime +” and “Pasta” offerings like a 10 oz. Ribeye-Cap to house-made Linguine with clams and Cavatelli Bolognese.
Dishes also celebrate Florida’s local bounty and include Shrimp + Grits featuring Congaree and Penn Farm grits, and a seasonal Market Fish. Engage the table with a family-style Whole Bird Fried Chicken with waffles or simpler fair made “To Hold” with The Rez Burger with “magic sauce.”
A bar program features made-to-order drinks using house-made syrups and juices. Cocktails on the menu range from “Expeditious,” bottled cocktails poured tableside, to “Retro” and “Effervescent.”
The 5,000-square-foot interior is a collaboration between designer, Laurence Lee Associates and architect, Klai Juba Wald.