From the moment you walk in to On Swann you just know this is going to be a delicious night. I stopped in last month with a girlfriend from work. We had been talking for months about trying some place new for Happy Hour and that day had finally arrived. The restaurant itself is beautiful. It has a warm, inviting vibe. When you first walk in, to your left there is a sitting area with a velvet couch that is just begging you to sit down. In front of you is the well appointed bar area, and I was a little early so I snapped a few pictures and made a bee line to the bar.
Our bartenders (Chris & Christina) were both friendly, knowledgeable, and so much fun. I first beverage was the beautiful and tasty 'Leave a Message' which is made with Ketel One, strawberry, orange, chamomile compote, Veuve du Vernay, deliciously refreshing and fruity. We tried the absolutely delicious Saffron Arancini with chorizo and manchego, and the warm Parm Zeppole with whipped ricotta corn dip. For my second beverage I tried the 'Mi Casa Su Casa' which is made with Corazon, pineapple, lime, jalapeno, cilantro, and hellfire shrub. This drink is refreshing, not overly sweet with a spicy finish. To put the final touch on our quick visit we decided to try one of their raved about desserts and we selected 'Fresh milk Panna Cotta', strawberry macerate, micro basil, and olive oil. It was creamy, tangy, and completely satisfied our sweet craving. The dinner crowds were coming and as we were getting ready to leave, On Swann was filling with energy, excitement and beautiful hungry people. I look forward to my next visit to On Swann, the hardest part in deciding will be, should I go for Brunch or Dinner?
On Swann is located at:
HYDE PARK VILLAGE 1501 W. Swann Ave. Tampa, FL — 33606 Phone: 813-251-0110