The Tastes of Tampa

Rox Rooftop Bar
Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with indulgences for those who make their way up. It's a picture-perfect scene to begin a night out on the town because nothing flows better than cocktails and company over a stunning view over Tampa Bay. So meet us for a glass or two of local draft beer or crafted cocktails—the views are always better on top of the Rox.

HOURS AND INFORMATION

Rox Rooftop Bar

Hours:
Opens at 5 PM | Daily
Julian Restaurant
A former lawyer, banker, and world traveler with a keen eye for property development, Julian H. Lifsey, Jr.’s legacy is still very much alive in Tampa Bay –– especially on Rocky Point –– where The Current Hotel and his namesake restaurant, Julian, now sit. When he acquired Rocky Point Island, it was still mostly dusty, shell-covered roads and vacant waterfront land. As the owner of this untapped gem, he was determined to redefine the island and breathe new life into the community.

A lover of good food, innovative ideas, and timeless spaces, it is more than fitting that the Father of Rocky Point’s name live on here, as Julian Restaurant located inside The Current Hotel.

HOURS AND INFORMATION

Julian Restaurant

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday | 7 AM - 3 PM, for breakfast and lunch, 5 PM -9 PM, for dinner.
Friday & Saturday | 7 AM - 10 PM, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

JP Filion

Meet the Chef

Originally from Canada’s capital city, JP Filion made a name for himself working up the ranks in Ottawa’s top restaurants. Setting his sights on Vancouver, where at age 26, he was the youngest chef to win Vancouver's highly-publicized Master Chef Competition.

He then worked his way up the culinary ranks in several renowned Vancouver restaurants. Eventually landing the coveted Executive Chef position at the Westin Grand. During that time, JP oversaw the rebranding of the hotel’s restaurant while orchestrating all catering during the 2010 Olympic Games.

Following the success of the 2010 Olympics, JP travelled to Sochi Russia spearheading the cuisine for notables and athletes alike, at the XXII Winter Games. With the success of both Olympics, JP was asked by London based company Living Hospitality to lead the culinary program for USA at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro and then again at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea; organizing high end catering at exclusive & highly publicized international events.

Previously, JP was based in Kauai, HI where he led the award winning Red Salt restaurant at Koa Kea Hotel and Resort as Executive chef for five years. He has worked a multitude of projects overseas, as well as, owned and operated a catering service on Kauai.

As the Executive Chef, at the upscale Boutique hotel The Current, JP has infused flavors from his travels around the world –Canada, Brazil, France, Spain, Russia, Korea, and more –into his artistry of delicately selected plates to delight and inspire your senses.

JP has been featured on local and national networks and is excited to bring new favorite flavors to the award-winning restaurants: Julian and ROX.
The Current Coffee Bar
Buddy Brew is a specialty coffee roaster with a passion to Brew Good and Do Good. Buddy Brew coffee is carefully selected from farmers who diligently grow and process their beans to the highest quality, and treated with tremendous care by artfully roasting each bean to its individual perfection.

“We believe coffee is best enjoyed when it is freshly roasted and meticulously prepared.” –Buddy Brew

HOURS AND INFORMATION

The Current Coffee Bar

Hours: OPEN 7 days per week 6 AM -11AM

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