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For 2
Date
Mon, 6/18
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9:00 PM
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Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

4.2
963 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a seasonal approach to crafting its 'Locally Sourced ~ Globally Inspired' cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menus 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.

Please note, online reservations are available for Birch and Vine, we do not accept online reservations for the Canopy, reservations for The Canopy may be available through the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 896-1080
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Lee Aquino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Avenue North
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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. In addition, Courtesy Valet has several locations on Beach Drive. Birch & Vine offers $5 off the $10 valet fee with the purchase of an entree at Birch & Vine.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 963 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome in every way
A must visit when in St Pete

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Good service, good food, a little overpriced for the quality. Great rooftop bar with a friendly staff. We were catching up with friends from out of stated and they put us in a private dining room which was nice as sometimes we can get a little loud.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My wife found the Salmon lacking flavor. Although the staff was really nice I was insulted by the offer to remove the large fly, that found it's way into my wife's champagne glass rather than replace it which we asked. Obviously, they are more concerned with beverage costs over customer service. We were celebrating our 3rd anniversary and that kinda killed the mood. Very professional staff.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time visit for my birthday. Got a booth as requested. Served complimentary champagne and dessert. Had the scallops and a green goddess salad with crab cakes for an appetizer. Everything was delicious! The service was very good. Very comfortable atmosphere. An enjoyable evening worthy of a return visit.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Outstanding service! Waitress Lorna extremely nice.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Executive Chef Lee Aquino put together an amazing culinary experience for us. The staff were friendly, and quick. The wine selection was just enough, and the food was KILLER!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Continue to frequent this awesome spot when I have guests in town. Just a great example of superb dining and atmosphere in downtown St. Petersburg. Rickey and the wait staff were very attentive and we got to speak to Chef Neal who gave us the low down on Parsnip Mousse. Great experience!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything was quite good; however, the portion size of some brunch options was much smaller than others of similar cost. Would not recommend for an intimate meal as it’s very loud inside and difficult to conversation over the noise. Good service and attentive server.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always an exceptional experience at Birch & Vine. My steak was the very best ever! These guys just keep outdoing themselves on each visit! Wow!

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We’ve been dining here since it opened and thought it was the best restaurant in St Pete. Not anymore. The chef must have changed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good, it’s just that there are now other places that are better. It’s so loud in there that it’s difficult to talk to your guests during dinner.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Felt the prive paid was a bit too high for the wuality of food. Meal was just ok.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

IT WAS MOTHERS DAY AND I WAS THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER AND GOOD SERVICE.
A VERY NICE MOTHERS DAY.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We visited for mothers day brunch and the overall experience was fair/good. The server missed the mark with a lot of little things - we ordered coffee, there was no sugar or spoons. We ordered an appetizer and no side plates (or any plates whatsoever) were provided. We ordered wine and they forgot to deliver. They cleared some of the flatware (particularly knives) after our app, and then didn't replace before entrees came so we had to keep consistently asking for knives, plates, sugar, spoons. The server seemed caught up and busy, so overall the service just wasn't great. My aunt ordered the shrimp and grits for $14 and there were 6 small shrimp and a lot of grits. Just seemed overpriced for what you actually received. I would not recommend this to anyone, there are far better restaurants in the vicinity.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A $30 automatic gratuity for a party of 3 at a self-serve buffer seems a bit much, but I would not have mentioned if our drinks orders were not forgotten two out of three times... and that includes the order when we were first seated. Its not that the waiter was not working hard, he was, but just not at providing service for our table.

Food was good, but at $55 plus $10 gratuity per person plus parking and friendly, but poor service, I will go elsewhere in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful experience and our server Sarah was great!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Servers are wonderful, good food consistently. Some issues with reservations this visit and hosts could be a bit warmer.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Another great meal at what has to be the best value in St. Petersburg on Tuesday nights. Both the wonderful sommelier, who, once again, suggested an interesting wine of excellent value, and Miko (spelling?) were terrific. I can hardly wait for another Tuesday night there, when we will ask Miko about his trip to the Indian Mounds on Pinellas Point Drive South.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

fantastic restaurant. I will definitely return. great service

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Enjoyable birthday spot.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Birch & Vine is on my restaurant rotation list, the food and the service are always good. Their outdoor seating is really nice and comfortable. The only downside it the bread, I would think that with the quality of food, great wine list and such that something as simple as bread would be better than a store bought roll. I will continue to keep them on the list but would like to see them step up the bread.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

we were there for a special occasion and although the service was great, it was slower than I would have preferred. The food was very middle of the road, certainly not what I expected for the price. Spinach/strawberry salad was full of spinach very little else. other items, most enjoyed, just was hoping for fabulous based on what others had "heard" about the location.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Overall good. Initially we walked into the restaurant reception and was told we had to go outside and check in at podium there. When we did that, the team outside said we had to go inside to check in for our reservation. Seeing our frustration, the hostess outside said “I’ll just do it”.
So not very organized from the get go. However the meal and ambiance made up for that. Our server was a little stoic and dint have much of a personality, but it wasn’t anything that ruined the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My birthday

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Our group thinks this is best restaurant on Beach Drive, excellent service, beautiful decor and creative cuisine. Food was good but professional waitstaff is best in area.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic meal at the Birch, the best Steak in the Tampa Bay Area which is saying something because there are so many great steak houses. Service was great in a really nice casual setting. Would recommend going after 7 as we went 6 and was very quiet until around 7. Depends what you are looking for.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Server Alexia was a gem. Location is also excellent; just a short distance away from the inner harbour. That brought back memories of anchoring our sailboat in the inner harbour for the night.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent venue for business lunch, date night and the like. This is a beautiful restaurant with a versatile menu and excellent service. We were seated in a private room and the staff really took great care of us. This was a business lunch but I will be back for date night!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our server, Valentina, was OUTSTANDING. We had such a pleasant evening, w superb service and food. Thank you! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.
Highly recommendable!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Terrific options for all sorts of food tastes. Could use a better non-chardonnay white wine selection.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

amazing as always

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Attentive service. Great people watching. A bit loud, but they turned the music down when we asked. Would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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!

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