Treat your Mom to a fabulous Brunch at The Birchwood. Mother's Day buffet in the Grand Ballroom with enticing selections to please everyone. Ala Carte Brunch menu at The Birch & Vine.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Our server, Valentina, was OUTSTANDING. We had such a pleasant evening, w superb service and food. Thank you! We will be back.
Everything was great!
On vacation we had dinner here and as usual the food was excellent and the service was attentive. We sat outside in a pleasant night. We have been to this restaurant a few times in the past 4 years and it has always lived up to expectations.
Terrific options for all sorts of food tastes. Could use a better non-chardonnay white wine selection.
amazing as always
I think our waiter was intoxicated. He stood watching while his boss cleared plates and retrieved forgotten drink orders. Food was great! Our initial reservation (which was for outdoor seating for 5) was interpreted as Private and quiet area for which they had reserved a private room - go figure.
I gave this place 3 stars for food because it was good but nothing special as we thought it would be. I would go back for the outdoor seating and the wait staff was great. Might do drinks and apps next time.
Great food. Attentive service. Great people watching. A bit loud, but they turned the music down when we asked. Would definitely go back!
The food and service were excellent. It was a Saturday and the noise and energy levels were high. We probably preferred the dinner we had there on a previous Sunday -- much more laid back.
Upscale restaurant with a fun atmosphere. Service was excellent. Seated exactly at our reservation time on a Saturday night. I hear they have a new executive chef. Cannot wait to try his new additions to the menu.
We were in St. Pete for the weekend and staying nearby so this seemed like a good choice. They have a tremendous wine list. The food was pretty good, but nothing was great. The calamari would have been better without the sauce. The scallops were quite good. The dessert, bananas foster, was flambeed at the table but the bananas were not cooked - not sure how the flame could have caramelized them before the ice cream was completely melted.
Our second visit and it was a great experience. Our waiter Dean was knowledgeable about the menu and offered great suggestions. He was attentive and personable. He definitely added to our enjoyment!
Weekend get away
Came for Easter breakfast; server was attentive and very sweet. The food was all excellent, and we rounded off our day with some wine in the Canopy -- which was fabulous - the views were outstanding that day and it was not as busy as normal -- very nice.
Not sure what has happened to this place, but it used to be decent and relatively consistent. However, our most recent visits have been consistently disappointing. Seems like they have changed the menu, dishes are lackluster, and service could be better. Our last visit was for brunch on Easter... some of the issues included entrees coming before appetizer, the pork belly with "fried potatoes" was dried out pork served over way too many, very salty (probably frozen) tater tots, a fried egg, which was fine, and gravy that was way to thick. The dish sounded much better on the menu but did not come together at all. The other dishes (chicken and waffles which had an over-boiled egg) and BV benedict were serviceable but not great either. Won't be going back anytime soon...
Servers were not very knowledgeable about the menu. The quality of food was less than good with multiple dishes. One dish wasn’t prepared at all until after everyone else in the party was finished. Definitely not a good value. Will not be back.
disappointed in the presentation and taste of the food. We ordered Filet mignon with an Au Poivre sauce, and the sauce was not what anyone with a palate would consider as an "au poivre" sauce. not peppery at all. then, they served it on a plate and then threw rutabaga fries around the plate , reminded me of a steak and shake presentation. This is the first time the food has disappointed. hopefully it is not a trend.
Great experience!!!! Wonderful service, excellent food !!!!
At first everything seemed great. Then it took a very long time to get the app that was ordered right away. Then the soup of the day changed and several guest needed to change their order. Then the meals took too long. We spent over three hours for the entire meal (we skipped desserts). Then to top it all off the valet was way behind. We stood in line for 30 minutes to get our car dropped off at the alley down the road. Very unprofessional.
Great food and service but way too noisy. Had to talk over noise to my husband.
Great separate room for 7 people. Would recommend this place and would go again. Great service and loved the wine recommendation.
Upstairs outdoor deck was inundated with bugs, everywhere, in food in drinks
Very nice spot in DT St. Petersburg with view of the water and exceptional food and service. Somewhat pricey for some items, but worth it. I highly recommend it.
Fabulous time. Went for a birthday
This is your average over-priced restaurant that imagines itself to be much better than it is. We have dozens of these in the Tampa Bay Area.
Always meets and/or exceeds my expectations! Love Birch & Vine!!!
This used to be my favorite restaurant. We live in Kentucky & go there when we are in town. The waitress spilled water all over my husband as we were waiting on our table. Accidents happen, that is understood but I feel like the manager was more concerned about making a scene than the customer service aspect of the incident. We were swooped off out of the public eye with barely an “I’m sorry” My scallops were over cooked and luke warm. They brought 3 more out to make up for it but they were about the same & I already told them I was full and didn’t want any more. I believe they gave us complimentary desert but it was a less than pleasurable experience all around. We are very disappointed with a much needed get away & Anniversary dinner. Probably won’t be back. The server really tried but didn’t seem to be supported by management from a customer service stance.
Great menu, nice experience outdoor option.
Our meal was very good and we had a really good waiter. The ambiance was good, nothing special and overall the service was very good. We were able to snag a coupon for a half price bottle of wine which was nice.
Was really disappointed in the food. No of us were able to finish our meals
The last two times I’ve eaten at this place I would say the food quality was less than eating at a chain such as bonefish.
When I went there last night the whole place was so loud and had so many large tables of drunk people that’s you could hear the server or have a conversation with someone sitting beside you. Food and ambiance is the reason the reason why I chose this restaurant it’s normally nice quiet good service and great food. But last night my strip tasted like it had been microwaved and had absolutely no flavor. My dates fillet was not much better and the selection of sides were unacceptable and very limited.
I made a reservation, and we were seated greater than 30 minutes after our reservation time. Poor planning by Birch and Vine.
Patrons were so loud, we could not comfortably enjoy our dinner. Patrons were rude, noisy and underdressed.
My steak was not prepared correctly nor was it what I expected. I do not mind paying a little more for fine dining, but this experience was positively substandard.
Overall, a horrible dining experience.
Disappointing. Slow service even though not busy. Waiter gave us wrong bill. Water glass had huge vertical crack. Ice tea tasted like coffee.
Sat outside. Big mistake. Felt like I was in a parking lot. For the price food was not a good value. Eddie V's and Ocean Prime blow this place away. There are better options out there.
Very disappointing with service and food . We went there on our 25 th anniversary and indicated on OpenTable but no recognition at all, The place was very.busy And the server took too long to ask us for a drink and my Tuna had a entire salt shaker put on it Why would you put that much salt on seared tuna
Very big disappointment and I wouldn't recommend
Have had 4 visits to B n V when we stay at the VINOY for our date nights .
The first two visits were exceptional service , great pre dinner drinks at the bar with bartender Tommy who makes great dirty martins, knowledgeable attentive staff, food timing was not rushed, food was amazing this was our go to restaurant every time we were in the area .
Our next two visits were over the last 4 months our most recent March 1st. 2018
Where to begin and giving credit where it’s due ... the hosts were personable and very pleasant... back to the bar tender Tommy who remembers you ... Professional and Personable... great Dirty Martini
Seat in our request Booth... our waiter was pleasant and then everything was off... timing was terrible
Appetizer arrived , no plates to share, no wine that we ordered, turns up 10 minutes later... Calamari was delicious till you worked into it where it had raw dough in the center ... then the bread basket an butter turned up... which we didn’t have a chance to try as it was removed with our appetizer
Ordered Fillet and Sirloin med/ well ... both turned up on a white plate with an artistic smear of burnt beef grease across the plate and no steak knives to eat the dish ...
A few minutes passed and steak knives appeared
That was it ... for $32 steak and nothing else ... then both were completely WELL DONE
Rest floor mgr asked us how our meal was when I cut into my steak I said to her does this look like MED/WELL... she apologized and had new steaks being cooked correctly... we also ordered sides at $8 each
root vegetables augratin which was way too al dente... potatoes rissoles which were not a RISSOLE but roasted fingerling potatoes ...
the NEW STEAKS did return and were cooked perfectly ... by which time we were over it all.
The restaurant wasn’t busy and felt that our waiter could have been more attentive knowledgeable.
I want to go back as I love the ambiance and location...
Indifferent service awful crab cake not terrible but not worth returning
A very desirable environment, but an extremely disappointing dining experience. There were four of us and two of the dinners were very good, but the other two were extremely over-cooked steaks. Both were ordered medium rare: one had a slight bit of pink and the other had no pink. They were dry and tough. Our server, who was otherwise quite good, left the room after we were served and we were unable to complain. When she returned we were all more than halfway through the meal and did not want replacement steaks that she offered. The complimentary dessert for the two of us could not compensate for the damper on our meal.
The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, great overall service. The environment was upscale and perfect for a nice date. The food was out of this world. The steak was perfect and the appetizers were unique and delicious. The wine selection was incredible. Only downside was their dessert menu, a little lacking.