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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."
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
American, Sushi, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons
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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Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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."
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.
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.
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).
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😕
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want ambience and history this is the place. The food for all 5 of us was atrocious. Good freshly prepared food is the easiest thing in the world especially since we had the only table in the restaurant. The grouper was old and fishy. The lamb was a nasty piece of mutton that was mushy. The salmon was fishy and tasted old. I've been coming here for 30 years. It seems like the last several times we noticed the menu changing to almost bizarre. The lunch menu has no thought into it. Nothing you would expect at a world class hotel. There are way too many fine restaurants steps away on beach drive. Do waste your money or time. Vinoy needs to make some big changes. I think Gordon Ramsey would agree.
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