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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: 9:30am - 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 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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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."
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