Downtown Tampa’s New Restaurant “The Dan” to Open May 20th

1920’s-Inspired Restaurant to Debut this Spring with Soulful Gulf Coast Cuisine & Unique Handcrafted Cocktails


Tampa Bay, FLA (May 11th, 2023)The Dan, a new restaurant in downtown Tampa is making its debut with a grand opening on Saturday, May 20th. Reservations will open to the restaurant the week leading up to the opening date so guests can reserve their spot to be among the first to experience the newly renovated space. 


The Dan menu can be described as “Gulf coastal with soul”, dubbed by the restaurant’s Executive Chef. The cuisine will highlight both local ingredients and classic dishes, balancing current with the familiar. A variety of raw oysters, steaks, and local seafood will be featured with New Orleans accents to be found throughout. The menu will be released the week of May 15th. 


The Dan’s cuisine will be brought to life by Executive Chef Will Artley. Executive Chef Artley emerges from Washington D.C., known to be “one of the most vibrant restaurant scenes in the United States,” as mentioned on Eater. During his time in the D.C. area, Artley helped several restaurants win coveted RAMMY nominations, was a finalist for the “Rising Star Chef” RAMMY Award, and a winner for the “Neighborhood Gathering Place” RAMMY Award. Previously, Executive Chef Artley has been named Best Chef in Northern Virginia. Invitations for Artley’s distinctive cooking style and creative techniques have been extended from such distinguished places such as the White House in the Capital City, the James Beard House in New York City, and as a participant in the Food Network’s Christmas episode of Chopped.


Artley has been featured in several distinguished publications including Eater DC, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Tasting Table, Washingtonian Magazine, and Washington Business Journal. 


Along with an executive chef curated menu, The Dan will highlight a historically-inspired cocktail selection including specialty drinks like Champagne Cocktail, So We Beat On, and Bourbon Street Blues. The Dan’s signature drink, the Champagne Cocktail, is sure to be a guest favorite – a bubbly concoction topped with fluffy, cotton candy. 


For more info and event updates, follow The Dan on Facebook and Instagram | @thedantampa.


Grand Opening Weekend Poster

Dining Room Photography


THE DAN: Settled in downtown Tampa at the historic Floridan Palace Hotel, The Dan combines the heritage of New Orleans with a heavy influence from the Roaring Twenties, and inspiration from the new generation of Gulf Coast dining. The Dan will serve dinner seven days a week, weekday lunch, and weekend brunch. The restaurant is located 905 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 – entrance on Cass St. 


FLORIDAN PALACE HOTEL: The Floridan Palace Hotel is a national landmark hotel and encapsulates all of Tampa Bay’s old-world charm along with the highest quality service and a full range of amenities. The Floridan Palace Hotel is located at 905 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602.


1754 PROPERTIES: With offices in Mexico City and Weston, Florida, 1754 Properties LLC is an institutional owner, operator and lender of hotel and multifamily properties in Mexico and the United States. The company focuses primarily on larger full-service hotel properties where it can implement its value-add operational, branding and renovation strategies. The principals have owned hotels for more than 20 years and have had a wide range of investors, including international private equity funds, corporate pension plans of Fortune 500 companies, public pension plans, endowments, and family offices of some of the wealthiest high-net-worth investors in the world. 


EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. 


Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview, contact Lisa Williams  or 727.490.9835.

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