Awesome in every way
A must visit when in St Pete
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding service! Waitress Lorna extremely nice.
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!
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!
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.
Always an exceptional experience at Birch & Vine. My steak was the very best ever! These guys just keep outdoing themselves on each visit! Wow!
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.
Felt the prive paid was a bit too high for the wuality of food. Meal was just ok.
IT WAS MOTHERS DAY AND I WAS THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER AND GOOD SERVICE.
A VERY NICE MOTHERS DAY.
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.
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.
Wonderful experience and our server Sarah was great!
Servers are wonderful, good food consistently. Some issues with reservations this visit and hosts could be a bit warmer.
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.
fantastic restaurant. I will definitely return. great service
Enjoyable birthday spot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!