CITRUS PARK — A new dining experience is coming to the neighborhood.

The SeaGlass Tavern, 11935 Sheldon Road, Tampa, will offer rustic and bold dishes that bring a touch of comfort food and a mix of favorites from the land and the sea. Claudia Johnson, owner of this new endeavor and of the adjacent Grand Hacienda restaurant, anticipates opening in the last week of October or first week of November. Almost everything is ready except for the alcohol permit.

“It’s a little bit of a flare between Maine and San Francisco flavors for seafood and grilled dishes,” Johnson said. “You’ll find a lot of whatever you would eat in taverns around the world.”

The menu features dishes such as salmon with English peas and faro, grilled black grouper served with citrus chardonnay and roasted herb fingerling potatoes, braised octopus, crab cakes, a seafood tower, and more from the sea. Other options from the land include herb roasted chicken wings, steak, short ribs, seasonal veggie flatbread, and fried green tomatoes.

For the less adventurous eater, there will also be hamburgers, Johnson said.

“I think the majority of the dishes are well-known,” Johnson said. “It’s just that the way we’re going to serve them and combine them with things that you wouldn’t do at your house because you don’t have the time.”

The first 100 patrons will have an opportunity to join a SeaGlass Tavern club that provides a special discount for each visit to the restaurant.

Johnson is no stranger to the restaurant business, as the SeaGlass Tavern will be the sixth one she opens in the Tampa Bay area. The flavor profiles are inspired by her experience visiting taverns while living in England and Mexico, along with a big influence from France and Spain.

Johnson said the new restaurant won’t hit patrons with fine-dining prices, and she hopes people will come to enjoy a different style of dining. She can picture the atmosphere as welcoming for both families and individuals who want to sit at the bar and watch the game. There is also a private room available for parties of up to 70 guests.

When you step inside, guests will see a blown-glass bar that emulates a wave while big brewery barrels hang above as lamps. Guest tables are made of granite, and stepping into the tavern, one will be reminded of both urban and ocean life.

“The restaurant is really pretty,” Johnson said. “It brings a mixture of seafood in a tavern where wood and water and leaves meet. We try to make it cozy with amazing food.”

The SeaGlass Tavern will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch will be made available on the weekends.