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About Marchand's Bar & Grill

According to the City Guide Tampa Bay, "The “Grand Lady of the Bay” is home to Marchands Bar & Grill, a swank eatery that keeps vigil over the downtown marina. Remodeling efforts emulate the Mediterranean decor present throughout the Renaissance Vinoy Resort while utilizing rich woods and marbles. Keeping up with changes in guest expectations and healthier lifestyles, the menu also reflects a brand new era -- gone are the tired sauces and a heavier fare of yesteryear. In their place, the menu reflects the flavors of the Mediterranean with touches of other global influences, such as a macadamia-encrusted fish might be served with a papaya or mango salsa, while the lamb is redolent of the most virgin olive oil with touches of fresh rosemary. Careful preparation coupled with exquisite presentation renders each plate an experience. This is dining to be savored, not merely experienced."

Renaissance Vinoy
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Beach Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 824-8072

Website:
http://www.marchandsbarandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons

Executive Chef:
Mark Heimann

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner! We will be offering a 4-course prefix menu from 5-9 pm. $65 per adult/$22 for children

Credit Card authorization required for reservations. Cancellations within 48 hrs charged 50% of guarantee; No Shows or cancellations within 24 hrs charged full price of guarantee

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for Christmas Dinner! We will be offering a 4-course prefix menu from 12:30-8 pm. $70 per adult/$22 for children

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Details
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Celebrating a milestone, holding a business luncheon, executive dinner, bridal shower brunch, or baby shower. Book a private or semi-private room here and let our Restaurant Coordinator make sure your event a success!

Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
Waterfront (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch with my mother and my husband. Server was very polite and attentive and the eggs benedict was very good. Walking through this historic hotel alone is worth the trip.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Perfect!
Lovely early evening dining experience and great value in an iconic hotel beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a very nice dinner with fine service in a friendly atmosphere on a Saturday night. The noise level was a bit louder than ideal but not objectionable and the food was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great restaurant and bar. Piano player as well, but not deafening loud. Grand old Florida hotel Art Deco, we enjoy it very much. New chef hired this year creates fresh and tasty food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had another delightful dinner. We asked and were served by Olivia. She’s so helpful and friendly. She brought me a special desert to celebrate my birthday. We also had the pleasure of meeting Angel. She makes the best cosmopolitan that I’ve ever had. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday and I thank my husband and the staff of the Marchand. I highly recommend the house Cabernet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our first time going to the Vinoy and were happy with the vintage atmosphere and live pianist. The food was very good and priced as would be expected. I had the salmon spread and the pot roast.
My one suggestion is to improve the service. Our server had to pull out a cheat sheet to offer us the one special (the other special was already sold out for a 7:30 reservation) and he was slow to bring drinks / water.

I guess another negative was some people at the bar watching college football treating the space like they would a sports bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Quite disappointing. The lobster soup was quite bland. Perhaps flavoring with a little sherry would have helped, but the product as served tasted canned. The pork special was poorly seasoned.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always great service, from greeter to waiting staff, no one looks unhappy / tired/bored. Lovely food and the $19.25 menu is a steal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful dining room and we had a nice view of the Bay. Service was good, food was great. The A/C was a bit too cold even with a sweater.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent and our server was exceptional - Pietro (sp) was just lovely. We definitely will be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

For the first time ever, we were disappointed in the "1925" menu at Marchand's. I have written for other sites what a deal the 1925 menu is--excellent food at fast-food prices. . . and in a luxury setting. What is not to love? But this visit was a disappointment, as the menu on the website does not reflect the menu we were served. Instead of bbq ribs we had read about, we were served a pot roast that was inedible. The beef was cooked until it was grey and tough--but not long enough to be tender. It reminded me far more of what my mother used to serve in the 1950s than the gourmet meal I am used to at Marchand's. The salmon was better than the pot roast (which is not exactly saying much) but it, too, was over-cooked until it was tough to cut (and salmon, tough to cut?). Has something happened with the kitchen? Something has certainly happened with IT help, as the menu promised (and the incorrect menu is still up) is not the menu that we were handed.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding service from Donald. Great evening out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to the Sunday brunch to celebrate our birthdays. Our waiter - Jack - did a great job and shared a little Vinoy history with us. The Vinoy is a beautiful old hotel in downtown St Petersburg and it also has a modoern side with new rooms, etc. We thought the food offered on the buffet was a little sparse but what there was was tasty. We also got champagne with our brunch which was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and overall experience

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food5
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went to Marchand's for our wedding anniversary dinner. It was even better than we expected. Loved our server, Olivia and Angel makes the best cosmos I've had anywhere. The house Cabernet was excellent, too. Atmosphere and hotel decor were wonderful. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server was Jack. He was very friendly and personable. We go for sisters birthdays, getaways or for a nice leasurely meal We sit and talk, relax and enjoy the great food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We decided to spend our anniversary at the Vinoy Renaissance and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the breakfast and dinner we had at Marchand's. The Cuban and Southern menu options were excellent and our servers were genial and personable. We loved the special anniversary desserts that were made for us, and we would definitely recommend Marchand's for celebrating any special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went to try Marchard's prix-fixe menu. It was a great value. We had the lobster bisque, a dinner salad, pot roast and salmon, plus desserts -- creme brûlée and a chocolate brownie concoction, along with three glasses of wine. Everything delicious and served graciously in a beautiful dining room overlooking St. Pete's marina. With tax and tip, $85. In New York City, this meal is easily twice the price. My only complaint: On the restaurant's web site, the menu was listed as "pre-fix."

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent dinner. Donald our waiter very accommodating. Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife's black grouper was salty. My short rib was too dry. My Mac and cheese was blah. Great ambience. Mediocre food not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Noise level off the charts due to band practicing & adjusting sound. Complained to manager to no avail. Not the best birthday dinner.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting in the gem of a hotel in St Petersburg!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went back to Marchand's at the Vinoy expecting a very high priced buffet with some good options that were almost worth it. However the Sunday buffet was a glorified Marriott style breakfast buffet. We found out that the expensive brunch is only run for the "Holidays". Really it is from November to June for the snowbirds. How sad. The rest of this disappointment came in the form of carton style scrambled eggs, only lamb on the carving station, only turkey sausage, and the absolute worst omelet station. This person could not make quality omeletes in any reasonable time period. She would forget ingredients and blame it on someone else. They were always flying apart and regular over eggs were mangled. The "experience" took forever. She said she was sick and was overheated. The Vinoy management was nowhere to be seen. Our waitress, Jessi was excellent. Very attentive and helpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was outstanding but the beautiful room has been turned into a sports bar with very loud disco music. Shame on management!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fabulous. Wonderful. Delightful. I could give many more positive adjectives to describe brunch at Marchand's. This has got to be the best deal in St. Pete. Gorgeous hotel with impeccable service and delicious buffet options. We wished we lived close so we could enjoy it every weekend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good food, nice setting and great service. Enjoyed very much. A bit pricey but all in all a nice experience .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service was very polite, even deferential. But it was very slow even though the restaurant was not very busy on a Friday evening.
If you are staying at the Vinoy, it's a convenient and pleasant choice. But I would not go out of my way unless you are a fan of the band (which was good).

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We went for the 4th of July. The Beef Brisket was fabulous! Salads were very good with the potatoe salad being the best. Desserts were fair. The nice thing is after dinner you go directly to the roof to see fireworks over Tampa Bay! Priceless!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I know our waiter tried(ish) but the service was awful. Just awful. When we did see him he forget anything we told him. We ordered drinks, they came out completely wrong. All the other tables had their signature basket of breads. We (table of 12) had none. And we didn't want to ask for fear of what we would be brought! It was the company that made the night good, but the service was incredibly disappointing. Which is sad because my family and I are members and the family we were eating with just joined that week! This was their first meal. Marchands messed up😕

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Amazing seafood, and loved the atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Marchand's is my restaurant of choice for special occasions with special people

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We were celebrating my parents 66th anniversary! They really enjoy visiting downtown St. Pete. We were so happy to find the 1925 classic as this made our treating them affordable. We wanted to eat at Marchands at the Vinoy as we knew we could make reservations and have valet parking. Those celebrating 66 years appreciate those conveniences in the super busy downtown St. Pete area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Their $19.25 three course menu between 5 and 7 is great. Soup or salad, entree, delicious dessert. You can't get a better deal. The atmosphere is nice too. And the service is wonderful and attentive. There is a small elevator for wheelchair access to go up the few steps to the restaurant. And the staff is very helpful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We stayed at the Vinoy for Fathers Day weekend so my spouse could get away and relax a bit. We really enjoyed our meal at Marchand's, The food and service was excellent. We came back a little later to enjoy a late night cocktail and the Jazz band that was performing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I thought that I was going to have a better experience at this supposedly upscale restaurant. It is quite dated needs a makeover for sure. Food ok nothing special. I had the salmon dinner also had a sushi roll. I had a horrible stomach ache all night I believe it was from the sushi-raw ingredient maybe ? I called front desk next morning told them I was sick and really didn't get a good response or even an apology. Not recommended I spent 75.00 for myself definitely not worth it.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was excellent and service was very good without being overbearing. Already looking forward to going back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Alexandra provided outstanding service!
Food was great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great ambiance and food was very good. Wish menu had a larger selection of different kinds of foods. Would like to see a more healthier selection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Donald our server was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went there to celebrate my birthday. Fun to sit on the porch first and have a drink. Then the restaurant has excellent service and food. The salmon was fabulous. We had a very beautiful evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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