Birch & Vine at The Birchwood
Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebirchwood.com/
  • Phone: (727) 896-1080
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Cline
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room features two small private dining areas for 8 guests each. The boutique hotel that our restaurant is located in has a Grand Ballroom on the fourth floor that can accommodate any size party up to 341 people and has an outdoor patio overlooking a park and the waters of Tampa Bay.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Robertson 7278961080x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Avenue North
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Most of the parking in the Beach Drive area of Downtown St. Petersburg is metered street parking. There are 2 public parking garages within 2 blocks of our restaurant.
A word from Birch & Vine at The Birchwood
Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip, new boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a seasonal approach in crafting its 'Locally Sourced ~ Globally Inspired' cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menu's at Birch & Vine. Located on famous Beach Drive in the Downtown St. Petersburg district, the restaurant sits across the street from North Straub Park, the Vinoy Marina and the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Birch & Vine at The Birchwood reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (73)great for outdoor dining (55)romantic (54)hot spot (47)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (44)scenic view (44)vibrant bar scene (39)good for groups (30)great for brunch (14)late-night find (13)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dailydiner2
    dailydiner2
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Despite the fact that the restaurant was VERY busy, the hostesses and the server made us feel very special. Also the menu had a good variety, and everything that we ordered was great!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Birch and Vine was a stunning contemporary environment with a unique innovative menu. We truly enjoyed out entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Special Occasions
    ackvil
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a nice place for special events. The food is well prepared and offers specials. If you want large portions this place is not for you. However, the food is well prepared with fresh ingredients. They have an extensive wine list at typically overpriced downtown prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Chef
    nancyb
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were quite impressed by the combinations of flavors, the value for the dollar, the waitstaff, the hydroponic salad....and especially the work of the chef the night we visited. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B&V had great food, portions small.
    FoodieNinja
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It did not have the intimacy I had hoped for for my special occassion, but the food was very good. I would go back with a group of friends in the future to experience the other aspects of B&V, like the rooftop lounge and outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Potential
    JimandKarol
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Traveled from Carrollwood to St. Petersburg with wife for Anniversary. Ambiance was somewhat noisy. Menu uninspiring. Food mediocre. Service adequate. Drinks before dinner were excellent-18 year old Scotch on the rocks and a Cosmo with Grey Goose!) Meatloaf was bland and too sweet. The cheese cake was warmed up and its consistency was runny ala flan without the sugar!! Canopy after dinner: view fantastic, fire pits and seating great. Staff stated that they would have to go downstairs to get coffee (Too hard!) Do plan on returning with hopes they get it together and rise to the level that is clearly there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit was a winner
    jpljrVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was our first visit to the restaurant and we thought the quality of food, service and ambiance we all great. We will return again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Opentable999
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was okay at best. The flavors were either understated or too bold. Wasn't a fan. Could have been the inept staff as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    TwoGirls
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with drinks on the Balcony followed by dinner at Birch & Vine. Great atmosphere and wonderful food and service. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best in st pete
    divingann
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, great service, great wine - what more could you ask for in St Pete. Beats the other Beach Street restaurants hands down. Creative food and good wine list. will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great1
    specialmeal
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wait staff was special . Provided extra champagne and dessert for our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back!
    Budm1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    What a great experience! Amazing combinations of flavors cooked to perfection. Crab cakes meaty with a hint of heat. Pumpkin curry soup was perfect for a fall evening in Florida. The tenderloin was cooked to perfection and the meatloaf's unique flavor had me begging for more - even though the portion was huge. The wine list is respectable and the service as good as it gets. Try it once and you'll be hooked. Thank you for a simply fantastic evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    FOOD AND DRINKS ARE GREAT! Servers and bartenders are knowledgeable, but there needs to be some improvements on training and communication for the host staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food and view were wonderful.
    Goodfood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Sunday brunch was amazing. Creative and extensive menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food / not great service
    Foodlover14
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Waiter very friendly when taking drink order. Then advised we had a discount voucher from Travelzoo and he became nonexistent.dropped food very robot like and when dessert was served by a food runner he came right behind with check, never asked if anyone wanted coffee or after dinner drink. Also did NOT come back and say thank you when he discovered we DID TIP 20% on what orig total was before discount was applied! Second time there, first was for brunch which nobody was impressed with so i thought i would give it another try. Food was great but there are many other restaurants with great food AND great service ! If the waiter had been present he woukd have gotten 30%
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great Birch&Vine experience
    PDogVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic service - Nick made our evening! Everyone can find their new favorite on the menu; apps, entrées or desserts. You gotta go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot 4 drinks or a bite
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great spot for drinks with friends on the rooftop patio. Brunch menu was great. Lots to choose from. Staff was great and offered suggestions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    LoveStPete
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was superb and the ambiance was very nice. I wanted a nice romantic dinner for my birthday and Birch and Vine was the perfect place for that. We also went to rooftop bar, The Canopy, for drinks and it was beautiful. I've already told several people about it and will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up & Down
    nikinoo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I prefer to write glowing reports, and I simply am unable to. While we very much enjoyed our meal, it was lackluster on several points. Though the preparation sounded delicious, the lobster appetizer was a disappointment. We could not detect the vanilla note which is the ultimate reason we chose it. We were accidentally served both the grilled wedge and the mixed salad, and though we liked the ingredients in the mixed very well, the dressing tasted as if it were watered down. Wedge salad was soggy but flavorful. Entrees excellent and dessert superb. Just more work needed on what should be an outstanding restaurant. Just a tad better all around and it will rank as one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Dinner at Birch and Vine
    ProfessionalResortist
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great table in the corner with a view of outside. The food was wonderful as usual. After dinner, we went upstairs for a few moments to take in the gorgeous view before heading home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary celebration
    christinat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    First time at TheBirch and Vine for our 32nd Anniversary. Our dinner was so delicious, service was great and ambiance perfect to celebrate our evening♥
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding.
    sharingthelove
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was great. Monica was very accommodating. Veey knowledgeable of questions asked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant!
    Kazoo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What else can be said. The title says it all. I can't wait to return to this fabulous place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food good ambiance
    gatorguy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience immensely. The only drawback was that we wanted a terrace table but there was a private party and the hostess let us know that their outdoor tables next to the street would be more comfortable. Other than the constant stream of cars and people which we were able to tune out we had a great time. The food and wine selections were outstanding. Very good date night place. We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food even better service
    Chris
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Best NY strip I have had in a long time. Monica was the best when it comes to service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyalbe experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A comfortable mix of casual and class. The oyster appetizer was done very well with an interesting blend of flavors. The grass finished, Florida raised filet was excellent. Grass finished beef doesn't have the same fat content and care was taken by the chef to ensure it was cooked to perfection. The mushroom, bacon and onion jams were an excellent addition to the filet. I was pleased with the experience and will return. The service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    Ambiance
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The night of September 26 could not have gone better. Food, service, the bartender ( whose name I did not get) and Charlotte, our server, combined to make the evening top notch. Our dinner reservation was at 6 p.m. At 7:30, as we were winding down, the restaurant was filling and the power went out. The staff behaved flawlessly; there was never a hint of panic or even consternation. They conducted themselves as pros and maintained the atmosphere that had brought us all there in the first place. Any restaurant staff can perform when everything is going well, but when the lights go out, the pros show up. Well Done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    ERISAdude
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu had a good combination of interesting food combinations and standards for the less adventurous palate. All was delicious! The noise level was perfect, as my wife and I could talk to each other comfortably, and not worry about others listening in on our conversation. The decor was very nice – more interesting than fancy. We ordered a soup, salad, the Osso Bucco, a peppercorn steak, and two desserts. All was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was not that great - my fish was over seasoned and the sides was a strange mixture of things that really just did not work. Presentation of all the dishes at my table were sloppy except for one. Food was expensive for what was delivered. Dinner rolls were stale and dry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They hit it out of the park!
    Belleairfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had been to B&V before and had been a bit disappointed. Nothing horrible, but a solid B. This night, everything was perfect, from the martinis to start to dessert! The trout was to die for; the oysters appetizer more than good; scallops delicious, fresh and juicy. Craig our server was attentive without being cloying. Presentations were well paced and we didn't feel hurried, even though I suspect that our table was filled after us. A great addition to a great neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Photogenic Fantastic Food
    MmFood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the kind of food you send pictures of to your friends to make them jealous. The presentation was gorgeous and every bite was amazing. Add to that the beautiful setting and great views of the park and waterfront and this place is a big win for a romantic date night or other celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Gem
    Foodiegal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was delightful, tasty and innovative, the service impeccable and friendly. Yummy and fresh and everything had an interesting twist. It's a terrific place. The Canopy Bar on the rooftop is fun too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very special restaurant
    Joanne
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I went there to celebrate our birthdays. We had dinner in their lovely dining room. We sat at a round booth which was very comfortable. We had a great server named Amanda who gave us a suggestion on what red wine we ordered. We shared steak tartare for an appetizer which was great but we didn't care much for the oyster appetizer. Entrees were excellent. They brought out 2 cupcakes with burning candles on them for our birthday dessert. After dinner we took the elevator up to their rooftop bar and lounge area. Saw the view that everyone raves about. Sat down at a comfortable lounge sofa and had an after dinner cocktail. Background music was soft. Wonderful way to end our birthday celebration. We will go again!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    LHPR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at the restaurant. Went on a Saturday night and the rooftop bar was quite full, would like to go back during the week when hopefully, it's not so crowded and we can sit and enjoy the view. Had dinner inside and the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a wonderful spot
    Scubadiver
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have lived in the area for two years now, and have never had the opportunity to eat at The Birch & Vine. Boy were we missing a gem. The ambiance, we ate on the porch, the service ( perfect without being overbearing and making great suggestions) to the food ( great combonations and beautiful execution) made this dinner one to remember. The duck breakfast appitzer was one of the best starters I have ever had. The drinks were well made strong and reasonably priced. Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal!
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was our first visit to the Birch & Vine- we were celebrating out 27th wedding anniversary! We had a drink at the bar and had wonderful service from the bartender who told is all about the menu items and how fresh everything is prepared using local farms. We then went into the dining room and had a lovely booth reserved. Our meals were delicious and service was great!! We finished off with a nightcap up on the rooftop! Will definitely be back! Only negative is parking which is something you have to deal with when in St. Pete
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in a great setting
    Trencherman4
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our first visit to the Birch and Vine got mixed reviews from the table. The ladies gave the food rave reviews while the men found the food just good. The steak was a top dish for my wife. Likewise the salmon my sons friend enjoyed. My halibut was the "special" and was a tad fish tasting. The potato dish was way over the top for saltiness' on both my wife's and my plates. My son's scallops were just ok in his view. Over all the plates were well presented and service was very attentive. My wife's complimentary dessert, birthday, was a nice treat to end a good evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food - Fantastic Noise - Deafing
    LovetoDine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our meal and our service were both five star. Absolutely no complaints for either. Our only issue was the noise level. There is very little sound absorbing material in the dining room, consequently if there is a loud group, of which there happened to be two when we dined, it was very distracting and took away from what was supposed to be a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great location, food and overall experience. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our dishes, although tasty, arrived cold to our table. The dessert choice was okay, not stellar. We didn't try the wine selections.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic