Opened just over a week ago in historic Ybor City, Carne Chophouse is the newest addition to Tampa’s pantheon of carniverous-minded restaurants providing an assortment of prime meat cuts, delicious drinks, live entertainment, and more.
Carne Chophouse sits in a historic, 175-seat corner location in Centro Ybor that used to house L’Olivier Restaurant & Cabaret and Metropolitan design store. Now it’s transformed into a massive steakhouse that its owner, Jason Fernandez hopes will be a hit.
Judging by his track record, this shouldn’t be a problem. Fernandezx also owns Bernini, Green Iguana, and Hot Willy’s, all of which have become Ybor dining staples over their lifetimes.
The main focus of Carne’s menu includes an assortment of beef cuts including chopped steak, prime rib, sirloin chimichurri as well as fried chicken; seafood dishes like trout amandine and grouper; and classic deserts like Baked Alaska.
If this sounds fancy and subsequently expensive, we don’t blame you. Surprisingly, though, Fernandez plans to keep prices right around the same of other budget-friendly chophouses like Outback and Longhorn Steakhouse. Lunch will hover around the $10-$12 price point and all dinner meals will be under $30 at Carne Chophouse.
In addition to eclectically delicious lunch and dinner menus, Carne Chophouse also boasts a wine menu with over 100 bottles and 25 wines by the glass as well as a full bar serving classic cocktails, beers, and more.