Meat Market in Hyde Park might make the best brunch in Tampa

Inside a new steakhouse with gold interiors

The Meat Market is the best steakhouse in South Florida — and now it might be the best brunch spot in all of Tampa. The chic restaurant just debuted a new lunch and brunch menu, brimming with cocktails and mocktails for your sipping pleasure.

Selection of cocktails at Meat Market | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

What goes into throttling Tampa’s lunch scene?

It starts with small plates.

What’s a lunch break if you don’t share it, right? The That’s So Tampa team kicked off the scrumptious lunch with Tuna Tartare featuring ginger, soy, avocado smash, mango mole, and citrus foam.

You can also rethink salad as a light bite with the chopped quinoa creation. It’s made with almonds, kale, diced cucumber, ricotta, spinach purple cabbage, roasted peppers, corn, cherry tomato, topped with ahi panca dijon dressing. 

Tuna Tartare | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

Dazzling drink menu

What to sip?

The Meat Market’s drink menu features cocktails almost too pretty to drink. The non-alcoholic Magic Lemonade is a dreamy lavender drink with fresh lemon juice, and butterfly pea flower.

If you want savor the sweet nectar of summer, go with the One in a Melon. The mocktail features watermelon, lime, lavender, mint and seltzer.

Herb-crusted Sea Bass | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

Best lunch in Tampa

On to the entrees. The Herb-crusted Sea Bass might be the best lunch dish I’ve had in Tampa in 2020. This succulent treat is made with truffle mash, wild mushrooms, sweet corn tomato, truffle sage, and soy beans.

It’s the kind of hearty dish that won’t sink you into a food coma, but rather perk you up for the rest of the day ahead.

Churrasco and Frites | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

The Churrasco and Frites, and the Petite Prime Ribeye with sweet potato puree are both choice options for Tampa-area carnivores.

You have to save room for dessert, because Meat Market serves up super soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with ice cold milk and it’s a pure nostalgia bomb of sweet flavor.

Chocolate Chip Cookies | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

New lunch and brunch menus

Meat Market is located at 1606 West Snow Avenue. Visit the Meat Market’s website for a full menu. You can also visit Meat Market on Facebook and Instagram to whet your appetite before your next visit.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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