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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."

Renaissance Vinoy
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Beach Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 824-8072

Website:
http://www.marchandsbarandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons

Executive Chef:
Mark Heimann

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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Details
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Celebrating a milestone, holding a business luncheon, executive dinner, bridal shower brunch, or baby shower. Book a private or semi-private room here and let our Restaurant Coordinator make sure your event a success!

Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Good for a Date (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Waterfront (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 10, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a very nice dinner with fine service in a friendly atmosphere on a Saturday night. The noise level was a bit louder than ideal but not objectionable and the food was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great restaurant and bar. Piano player as well, but not deafening loud. Grand old Florida hotel Art Deco, we enjoy it very much. New chef hired this year creates fresh and tasty food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Quite disappointing. The lobster soup was quite bland. Perhaps flavoring with a little sherry would have helped, but the product as served tasted canned. The pork special was poorly seasoned.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always great service, from greeter to waiting staff, no one looks unhappy / tired/bored. Lovely food and the $19.25 menu is a steal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful dining room and we had a nice view of the Bay. Service was good, food was great. The A/C was a bit too cold even with a sweater.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent and our server was exceptional - Pietro (sp) was just lovely. We definitely will be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding service from Donald. Great evening out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and overall experience

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server was Jack. He was very friendly and personable. We go for sisters birthdays, getaways or for a nice leasurely meal We sit and talk, relax and enjoy the great food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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."

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent dinner. Donald our waiter very accommodating. Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife's black grouper was salty. My short rib was too dry. My Mac and cheese was blah. Great ambience. Mediocre food not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Noise level off the charts due to band practicing & adjusting sound. Complained to manager to no avail. Not the best birthday dinner.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting in the gem of a hotel in St Petersburg!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was outstanding but the beautiful room has been turned into a sports bar with very loud disco music. Shame on management!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good food, nice setting and great service. Enjoyed very much. A bit pricey but all in all a nice experience .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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).

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We went for the 4th of July. The Beef Brisket was fabulous! Salads were very good with the potatoe salad being the best. Desserts were fair. The nice thing is after dinner you go directly to the roof to see fireworks over Tampa Bay! Priceless!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

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😕

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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