Marchand's Bar & Grill

4.3
677 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Phone number
(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.
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

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Sun - Thu 6:30PM - 8:30PM

What 677 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful dinner with fantastic service! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Enjoyed the evening. Have enjoyed the 1925 menu several times and will be sending a couple pics for your use after post processing.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The food is truly excellent. Fresh ingredients with perfect and creative preparation and presentation. We had rock shrimp chowder, grouper and scallops. Superb bread was a bonus treat. A food lover's delight.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Anniversary dinner

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Good service, but the food was poor. Both fish dinners were dry and somewhat tasteless, as was the cake of both desserts. And it wasn’t cheap. As for ambiance, the lights were dimmed about 9:30, which was very nice, but less than five minutes later, they were back up. When we asked the waiter why, he said the only other table of three women had requested it, as they wanted to see one another. We requested the lights be dimmed twice, but figured it never happened because the women were spending more. Geeze. Won’t eat there again.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here. The ribeye and au gratin were delish 😍😍😍 Service and ambiance at the Vinoy are great.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We both had the salmon. It was served in a skillet with a bed of succotash And topped with a drizzle of honey. It was the best salmon we’ve had in several years. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Manager visited table and was truly concerned in making our visit the best. We had lunch but returned that night for a night cap. Lovely ambiance.
Waitress disappeared so we were without water and tea for 15 minutes. Not busy so we were concerned about her.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

I eat in restaurants literally every day and appreciate good service and great food. My experience at Marchand’s was a cut above anything I have experienced in years. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

It's not a particularly large menu, but we ordered steaks, which were cooked perfectly. Good ambiance; much quieter than some of the other places along Beach Drive. Great service by Ivailo.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The Vinoy is a favorite hotel for us. We always have one or more meals at Marchand;s and have never been disappointed. Dinner on this particular occasion was my wife's birthday. They made it special for her and we both appreciate it.
Thank You

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Just wonderful all around.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was good, but the overall experience was not what we expected from such an upscale, pricey property. Both my husband and I have worked at restaurants, and we try to give the staff the benefit of the doubt, but there were just too many things that did should/should not have been done that made the experience unsatisfactory. Maybe they just didn't have their "A team" that night. We would go back to have a drink and listen to the live music, but probably not to eat.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was a very enjoyable experience. I love the feeling of stepping back in time when I enter the Vinoy. Marchand's is located in the original hotel dining room. Though the interior has changed since 1925, the hand painted ceiling has been restored in every detail. In keeping with the theme of this vintage property we ordered a prohibition era cocktail, a honey and citrus drink called The Bees Knees.

The meal was very good. I chose the grouper and my wife had the rib-eye. Grouper with lobster cream and asparagus was delicious. The steak was done to perfection. We also shared the chocolate molten lava cake which was a great way to top off an excellent meal.

I have recommended Marchand's to all my friends.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We took Mom there for Mothers Day. She loved it. We truly enjoyed the pianist on Saturday, 5/12. She knew all the great tunes. It was a very enjoyable time!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful service and great food. The most enjoyable scallops I have ever had. My wife enjoyed her salmon also!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Aziz was our weighter . Kind, patient wanted to make sure we were enjoying our time. Glad we chose Marchand’s Bar & Grill . We were able to leave our car in valets after eating and walked around. It was a good time. Food was exquisite .

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Too bright, no music

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The service and food were outstanding and The service was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I took my mother for her birthday and requested a table with a view in my reservation. Hostess was going to give us a table, but when I asked for another with a view, she complied. Olivia was our server and she was wonderful. I miss the old Classic Dining Menu with two options for starters (soup or salad) and the same for dessert. We didn't care for our salads. Mother ordered off the regular menu, but I chose the 1925 Menu and loved my steak entree and the dessert. Mother liked her salmon, as well. I was going to ask if they had some sort of chocolate dessert, but Olivia brought a slice of decadent chocolate cake plated on a raspberry drizzle and the words "Happy Birthday" in chocolate around the plate AND a candle to make a wish. It was a very nice evening.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 13, 2018

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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