Park 25 Bistro
Park 25 Bistro

Park 25 Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marriottvanderbilt.com/dining/park-25-bistro
  • Phone: 615-321-1300x3
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, serving Saturday and Sunday Brunch, and a bar open nightly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Dean Donnell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Meet Director of Catering, Diondra McKinley, who is no stranger to making her client’s feel at ease while planning their special event. Along with her team, Diondra's goal is to ensure her client’s expectations are far exceeded!

    From small intimate gatherings to large and lavish affairs, every wedding and partnership is unique. Passionate about what she does she is known to set trends rather than following them. Diondra will work with you to ensure that your celebration is personal, truly reflects who you are, and states something about your shared values and sense of style.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 25th and West End
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Validated
A word from Park 25 Bistro
Meet our Executive Chef, Dean Donnell. Chef Dean exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love for his profession. His style is light, eclectic, fresh and intelligent, full of inventive presentations and textures. Dean knew he wanted to be a chef when he got a glimpse of a restaurant kitchen at very young age. “The white hats, aprons and wonderfully done food-I fell in love.” From this point on his gastronomic destiny was determined.

Dean’s creativity can be seen in our catering events, in the restaurant and in his passionate epicurean design. He has been featured in several publications receiving top honors for his creativity and presentation. He regularly appears at local charitable events and several food festivals. He is constantly engaged in something new.

The daily events and special offers combined with a great wine list by the glass and creative cocktails have made Park 25 Bistro a local favorite spot of casual elegant relaxation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Park 25 Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (1)special occasion (1)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A very nice hotel breakfast bar
    KeepPeace
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Park 25 Bistro was conveniently located across the street from Centennial Park (our next destination) so we thought we'd give it a try. We didn't realize until we parked that this was the restaurant inside the Vanderbilt Marriott. They have a nice breakfast buffet - scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes - also beef short ribs & eggs benedict - and smoked salmon. Also an omelette station. The waiter greeted us warmly and promptly, and effused about the buffet (we weren't offered menus). We each promptly got (good) coffee and juice - but then the waiter disappeared until check time. Other patrons were clearly there for a family wedding - or reunion - and staying at the hotel. Our bill was $54 (no alcohol, although it was available).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PatrickVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Live music sometimes in the bar area, which is nice. Country pop mix. Restaurant is in hotel, but still very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Park 25 Bistro reviews archive.
  • Nice Space, woring on service
    dmarkiaVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This space is considerably nicer than a typical hotel restaurant, with high ceilings and lots of windows. Service was very friendly, but just a single manager was working the floor. It took a while to take our order, longer for food to arrive. The food was good, the chive butter with the bread was exceptional. the steak salad was large, with good sized hunks of meat and bacon. The brisket flat bread was a bit sweet, but nicely seasoned.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • easter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Decent but not phenomenal. The brisket and goat cheese omelette was unique. Mimosas were alittle slow in delivery. Mistakenly parked in the wrong parking lot and ended paying extra. Didnt seem right after a $40 per plate brunch
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    NCJM
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    As far as Marriott experiences go, this one was a disappointment. From the entrance, service was underwhelming. This form does not allow sufficient text to detail the issues. Suffice it to say that the valet, hostess and wait staff were all unprepared, inattentive and not the quality that is usually present at a full-service Marriott property. The one highlight was the food. The buffet was excellent. For what was charged, I expected much more in the area of service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    mburr
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Party of 4 - Easter Brunch We arrived at our scheduled reservation time of 11:30 and were seated after about five minutes. There were a few open tables and most of the diner seemed to be staying at the Marriott which was attached. The food was laid out "buffet style" and was very good. A large variety of both breakfast and lunch. The brunch was a flat rate, but included mimosas and Bloody Mary's.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Expected
    Maplekiwi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Plentiful, typical, big Sunday brunch. Lots of choices, all good - nothing outstanding. Server a bit surly, clearly wanted us to leave even though there were several empty tables around us. Overall, a good experience. We will probably return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel restaurants are always
    winerunnerVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Hotel restaurants are always dicey but this one has a great selection of small plates that aren't small but quite generous. The BBC shrimp, brisket sliders, and sweet potato fries were excellent. The dipping sauces were very zingy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok, Service was great!
    RachaelSVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We came on a whim after walking out of a poor experience at another restaurant. We were immediately greeted by Carlton with a great warm Welcome. He was very personable, gave great recommendations and was very attentive to our needs. The appetizers were good (got the Spinach Dip and Lemon Herb Flat Bread), the entrees were ok (Filet was overcooked and potatoes were luke warm), but the wine was a nice pour and moderately priced. The bar was energetic and had a good feel, our server Carlton was clearly slammed and could have certainly used more help from his fellow co-workers. We never received a Managers table visit. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a very nice place
    LeoJ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a very nice place for us as a group of nine. The service was very helpful and friendly though the food delivery was a bit slow between courses. We were on a limited menu since it was Valentines Day but there are no complaints by me. Each course was prepared well, very tasty, and the presentation was fantastic! Hats off to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I dined on Christmas, they only had one waitress and bartender. We had to wait extremely too long for everything- drinks, food, the check. One positive is that the food was really good and the Chef was very nice and attentive to my long list of allergies.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice
    Stanhope
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The room is pleasant....the food good....the service could stand improvement. The overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and gluten-free
    Gustibus
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    My companion and I found the menu to be fairly extensive and the offerings creative. I was very pleased that the waiter and the chef were anxious to ensure that my gluten-free needs were met. The food was appetizingly presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple restaurant. Not exceptionall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Simple restaurant. Not exceptionally good food or atmosphere. Not exceptionally good service. The overall experience was just okay. Not worth the prices of the food in my opinion. Nothing extremely wrong happened but neither did anything good. The hostess forgot a menu and our waiter never showed up. The bar tender took our orders. We weren't greeted when we first walked in. These are small things but small things add up to change your experience. None of my party was impressed with the food. It was just fair.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate