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Marchand's Bar & Grill

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657 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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."
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Sushi, Dessert
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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
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(727) 824-8072
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Heimann
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons
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Entertainment
Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.
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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

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 657 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It was a very enjoyable experience. The meal was very good and a great value. I have recommended Marchand's at the Vinoy to all my friends.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Delicious food and the chefs went above and beyond to create a low carb dessert for my bf’s bdy!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great service and great food. What more could you want.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Marchand’s. The service was wonderful. Grouper with lobster cream and asparagus was very rich and delicious. The salmon with corn succotash was prepared with fresh corn. Nice and crispy and full of flavor. The chocolate layer cake was layered with chocolate mouse and served with blueberry coulis and whipped cream. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best meal on Beach drive - hands down!!! Perfectly cooked grouper and seared scallops. Just wonderful!!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

salad was not good. Lettuce was warm, wilted. Entree was better, trout was under seasoned. Prior meals here have been very good, we tried the special meal, it was luke warm in temperature and flavor. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Salmon bagel very good. The Sunday brunch very good. Our server Cliff was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waiter and service was amazing. The food was just average not really worth the price.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Beautiful old building well kept up. Very noisy as two bands playing simultaneously in close proximity. Fun night with good food.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

First time in a long time that we were there. We went before the theatre so it was early. But, everything was unique and delicious. Our waiter was excellent and he was very timely between courses. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice Brunch, Great Mimosas, Fantastic service from Pedro, first time and will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We as a party of four came to celebrate an out-of-town friend's birthday. Service was attentive but unobtrusive and the restaurant surprised us with a nice birthday cake and candle for the birthday girl. The entrees -- one of sushi, one of ribeye, one of filet mignon, one of salmon -- were all well-prepared and attractively served. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Celebrating special birthday with Vinoy stay and our dinner here was awesome!
We dined in The Wine Room and our waiter
Aziz was Top Notch!
All 4 of our dinners were delicious- scallops,
Grouper, mahi mahi.
Served in small cast iron cassoulets- hot & perfect.
Wonderful wine list.
We enjoyed historic setting - will return when in St.Pete!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A bit disappointing. My husband and I have been to the Sunday Brunch on four previous occasions. It used to be exceptional. Sadly it isn’t the same. No longer has a seafood and raw bar. No dessert table. Nothing exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had the 1925 dinner plus an appetizer. Every item was well-prepared and tasty except the dessert, which was quite ordinary. The dinner room is quiet and the background music was subdued. It is a good place to have dinner for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Good for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Lovely setting. Great service

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was delicious! The buffet area was plentiful and very clean. The host staff was friendly and our waiter Clifford was friendly and attentive to our needs. We will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Everything my husband and I ordered was excellent - French onion soup, scallops, trout, key lime pie, and a strawberry/whipped cream/biscuit dessert. The chef really knows how to create taste sensations! What made the evening even more special, however, was the service - absolute perfection!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very disappointed in the food quality and scope, value at $70/plate just not there. We stayed at the Vinoy years ago for a weekend package that included the Sunday Brunch and it was excellent at that time. What a downhill slide since then. We brought family to this brunch from out of town and bragged about the Vinoy Brunch.... big mistake and embarasing to say the least.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Jeasus was the best server. Ask for Jesus.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We saw the menu on-line and looked very good. When we got there they said they just changed the menu that evening. The Classic Menu was not very good; included mac and cheese, trout, and hanger steak. Very cheap meals and not really worth $19.25. If we go back, we will only have drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Marchands at The Vinoy was a lovely dining experience. I took my mother who especially appreciated the quiet atmosphere while dining as it enabled us to have a wonderful discussion without having to try to talk or yell above other diners or too loud music as is so often the case with some restaurants. We found that there was a menu for early dining that was both very good value and wonderfully delicious food . We enjoyed all three courses of our prefix meal. And even though we did order that special value menu, the service was as professional as if we had been the biggest spenders in the dining room. That was very nice and garnered an extra tip. Our table for two had a few over the water and gardens. The seating was very comfortable and the presentation of food on unique dishes was appreciated. The quality of the food was superb.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

For this level of restaurant at this nice of a hotel, I expected a much more comprehensive menu. The selections are very limited, and were we not constrained by time, we would have gone looking for another restaurant. That said, the food was good and our server was quite pleasant. Our table had a good view, but the restaurant is large and not very intimate. Probably will not be back unless the menu is overhauled.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a good experience at Marchand's. Very nice setting and surroundings for taking a walk after dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing experience! The food and service were outstanding. Celebrated my wife's birthday. Started with a DR Cream & Sugar Porter--real nice. The Caesar salad and lobster chowder were a complete hit. The tenderloin and pot roast entrees were a home run! The 1925 vanilla creme brulee was perfect--thin crust and not overly sweet. Complements to the Chef. John was a very attentive server--outstanding! Highly recommend!!!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Restaurant was fine, unfortunately they didn’t have my open table reservation.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Early bird wasn't an option, but the $19.25 price point from 5pm-6:30pm is what I'd recommend. I'm told its a three course meal that changes daily. Otherwise, priced very high for what you get. Better restaurants in the area for less with people watching & ambiance.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Disappointing! For 20 years we have celebrated the new year with a luncheon at The Vinoy. Unfortunately for the 1st times this was TOTAL failure. The menu had been considerably reduced from the past years. I ordered a bloody Mary. It took a long time to get it and they said they HAD to go find bloody Mary mix. When it came, it was without celery or olives. They said they were out of celery? We ordered a glass of chardonnay and the pour was less than a third glass. I ordered the lobster bisque and it was cold. When it came back from being warmed up, it was still cold. I refused it! The luncheon salad had croutons so hard they were inedible. We asked for the dessert menu and it also was small in selection. My friend ordered a pistachio dessert and it was embarrassingly scant. The past years the desserts have been sumptuous. Upon this we summoned the manager and stated our dissatisfaction with our lunch. They took off our wine. Something has changed to the detriment of this wonderful historical hotel dining experience!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

This was the best restaurant I went to while in Florida!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The salads were as fresh as if they were just picked from the garden. The sushi was delicious and so good we had it two nights in a row. Service is excellent with great ambience.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Joined another couple for a delightful evening including dinner. The dining room is lovely with a central bar surrounded by table seating. Our server was informative, helpful in choosing meal courses and attentive without being intrusive. The lobster bisque was superb as was an 18 oz bone-in ribeye. The steak was the “Prime”, the evening meat special. The steak was perfectly cooked, tender, flavorful and served over risotto. A tenderloin was enjoyable as well. However, it arrived with a baked potato without any accompanying items such as butter, sour cream, etc. Their arrival took an excessive amount of time. Dinner salads accompanied by grilled shrimp were also good
Overall a very enjoyable dining experience. The only negatives were the delay in bringing the accompaniments for a baked potato and some noise from the bar patrons.
Would return for fine dining in an elegant setting.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Everyone pulled out the stops for our anniversary after I noted it on OpenTable, first time that's ever worked! Menu is limited, but everything was delicious and carefully prepared. Aziz, our server, was amazing and made us feel as special as we did for our wedding. The historic ambience is just icing on the cake. If you're not staying at the hotel, take some time to check out the lobby and tiny museum.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food. Historic hotel, so great ambiance. Brunch ends at 2:30pm. Servers are always in rush to close because they have to start the set up for dinner. So give yourself enough time to enjoy the brunch before you are rushed.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second time dining at Marchand's. For the second time I found it lacking both in selections and inspiration. The pretzel appetizer could be improved with a selection of homemade dipping sauces. The out-of-a-bottle mustard, Bleu cheese and pimento were disappointing. My wife asked the waiter his preference for the entre between the scallops and another selection. He recommended the scallops. It was an unusual pairing of scallops and a bed of greens and pulled pork. The dish was so salty that it was inedible. The waiter was gracious in taking the dish back. We thought it strange, however, that he said he had told the chef earlier in the evening that the scallop dish was salty. It begs the question 'why would you recommend something you knew was not up to par'?He replaced the scallops with a salad. The salad was literally drenched in oil. It was not eaten and taken removed from the bill.
The burger was forgettable. Burned bacon and a hard patty of ground beef. The fries were cold and not crisp.
Marchand's needs some help in the kitchen...

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We love the building, the staff and food are always excellent, and the $19.25 meal is a great bargain!

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Early bird special was a mistake. Heavy sauces, dry fish and chicken.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The Saturday buffet is one of my favorites! Love, love, love how special the Vinoy makes you feel!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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