Marchand's Bar & Grill

4.4
671 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Worth the Drive
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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Private dining
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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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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671 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
56%
Very Good
34%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
2%
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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SB
Tampa
1 review
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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L
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SB
Tampa
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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FD
Tampa
20 reviews
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Tampa
54 reviews
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful all around.

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JR
Tampa
12 reviews
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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GM
1 review
4.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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J
Tampa
19 reviews
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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TW
1 review
1.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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SL
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Miami
1 review
3.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Too bright, no music

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C
Tampa
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Tampa
2 reviews
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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TB
1 review
4.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JL
1 review
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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H
Orlando
36 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Tampa
4 reviews
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

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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J
Phoenix
6 reviews
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

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

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CW
New York Area
5 reviews
4.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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K
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RB
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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SC
Cincinnati
13 reviews
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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VD
Tampa
1 review
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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n
Tampa
7 reviews
4.0Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting. Great service

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MS
1 review
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Denver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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BT
1 review
2.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Jeasus was the best server. Ask for Jesus.

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KI
Tampa
3 reviews
3.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

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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D
Toronto
14 reviews
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JS
Atlanta
5 reviews
4.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

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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RP
Tampa
1 review
4.0Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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D
New England
41 reviews
5.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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