Marchand's Bar & Grill

4.3
692 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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What 692 People Are Saying
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SP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner there,,,,great atmosphere and good service from Aziz.

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JN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My wife and I had the Sunday brunch (11/18) and were thoroughly disappointed. Other than the typical breakfast foods (scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, fruit, etc...) there was not much else. Prime rib, omelet stations with a cheese board with a whopping three cheeses and no crackers. No seafood?? Not even shrimp. Service was slow and bloody mary bar was extra. Don't get me wrong the food wasn't bad but it wasn't a brunch. It would be more accurate to call this a breakfast buffet but not a Sunday brunch. If you're looking for a real Sunday brunch go to Oystercatchers.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have stayed at the Vinoy several times in the past to celebrate my husbands and my birthday. Friends and family would come and meet us for the Sunday Brunch which was incredible. We hadn’t gone in the last couple years but we decided to come again this past Sunday. We were very disappointed with the brunch. all the food and service was good but it did not compare to how it used to be. I understand that the price is much lower, but I would prefer to spend more to get the choices that used to be offered. For instance...no oysters, crab or shrimp , no potatoes or vegetables of any kind, no salads of any kind. Desert choices were nothing more than a few muffins and some danish not the miniature tart, cakes, chocolate fondue, cookies etc. Again, not to say what was offered wasn’t bad and not that the price wasn’t fair, but to me, it’s just an ordinary buffet that you can get anywhere, not the very special experience it once was.

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RI
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First impression at the hostess station was very much below expectations!!!

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CJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It was my mistake not knowing this is a bar and grill rather than a special occasion restaurant that it used to be. I was disappointed with everything about it for my birthday celebration. The ambiance, slow service, high prices and lack of selections, I paid $10+ for a tomato appetizer that had 4 sliced cherry tomatoes, few slices of bread, pesto and a hunk of fresh mozzarella cheese....pitifully overpriced. Since there were 5 of us dining we each got less than 1 cherry tomato. Will never return.

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AH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious. I ordered the salmon and my husband had the filet. Wonderful service and we were sat right away.

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SF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I were celebrating our Birthdays - the Server was fantastic and even brought each of us a piece of your chocolate cake with a candle! Very thoughtful! I took advantage of your Brunch Buffett and my friend order off the menu. She was very pleased as I was. I enjoy just coming by and sitting on the porch sometimes and watching the boats and people while enjoying a snack. Great place! Thank you and Aloha!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I came to your establishment in hopes of treating my girlfriend to nice dinner where she could be dressed up and feeling "girly" while enjoying a birthday celebration with our friends. You accomplished that! She loved the setting and felt spoiled by the being in your restaurant. The waiter was pleasant and on time and even treated us to slice of delicious cake with Happy Birthday written on the plate, all because I mentioned why we were there. I come from a customer service background. If everyone paid attention to the details as you did that evening, how wonderful would other experiences be! Thank you again for making my special girl's night extra special!!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary with a Sunday brunch here (we spent our wedding night at the Vinoy so it has a special place in our hearts). Zach was SUCH a great waiter and we had a lovely and fun experience, topped out with courtesy mimosas which were delicious!

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g
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but very nice with excellent service. It will be interesting to see what changes, if any, the new owners will make.

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SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and selection on the brunch buffet! I hope at some point they will do make your own mimosas with other types of juices as well since they allow you to make your own bloody mary. Great service, all food was fantastic.

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VA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We came for Sunday brunch buffet and it was fine. For us, it was just eggs, bacon, sausage and some sliced prime rib because we are all gluten, grain, and sugar free in our eating. The price was not equal to the value of that kind of breakfast, but the staff was very nice and professional, but our plates stacked up and our waters were only refilled once. Meh.
One of us was having a birthday and the chef did create a gluten free dessert for her - luckily she was not the sugar free one because that thing was definitely not sugar free but it appeared to be grain and gluten free so we really did appreciate that effort and it made her morning special.
The hotel is amazing so we walked around and enjoyed the historical site. The waterfront view is beautiful.

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OT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the little Saturday buffet at Marchands. We go there for special occasions, girlie get together or just because! This particular time, we celebrated our anniversary morning there; when we told our waiter of the occasion, at the end of our meal, he brought us a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate with four little candies on it along with a sip of champagne! They always, always treat you special!

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

It was very disappointing. We had been to Marchand's several times before and had expected a very good mean and a lovely evening.
Everything was out of kilter. The wine we ordered could not be found, and an inferior substitute was offered, which we rejected. Ultimately, our wine was not served until we had finished our appetizers. My grouper was overly salty, and I sent it back. The table was never cleared and the service, in general, was very slow.
We spent quite a bit of money at the restaurant. It was definitely not worth it, and we will not be going back.

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GL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The fish spread was delicious and a great value. I would pass on the lobster grill cheese as I couldn't taste any lobster.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner with fantastic service! Thank you!

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BK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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MT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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EL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

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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SB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
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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j
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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L
1 review
Dined 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
Dined 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
5 reviews
Dined 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
23 reviews
Dined 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
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful all around.

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JR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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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TW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 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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J
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined 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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SL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Too bright, no music

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C
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
42 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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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