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Marchand's Bar & Grill, St. Petersburg, FL

Marchand's Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
703 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Sushi, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 824-8072
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Lichter: (727) 954-8142

What 703 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.9Value

NoiseModerate

703 Reviews
  1. GeorgieBoy

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a pleasant restaurant to meet for brunch w/firends. quiet and assuming.

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  2. KevinW

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, old Florida vibe. Great food and service. Can't wait to get back!

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  3. Victoria

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, very good.

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  4. gunner94

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, a Marchands veteran of many years, was terrific as usual. The food was very good though the bone-in ribeye was not a top quality cut of meat.

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  5. BlaineB

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Greeted with indifference. Seated at too large a table for the party. Very slow service—main courses did not arrive for 40 minutes after order. Chianti ordered by the glass was not fresh. But individual server was conscientious and friendly.

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  6. GordonC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Would have liked to sit by window. That area if the restaurant was empty. Much nicer view.

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  7. ShawnP

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. 1925 menu is a great value. Appreciate valet parking. We will return.

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  8. RJAA

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. Limited menu but cooked well

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  9. PattieC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the grouper. always superb. Server was very friendly and gracious. Love this place. Very elegant atmosphere. Piano was lovely but a bit loud for me.

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  10. SallyBIowa

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening— loved this Old World setting. Food was fabulous (some of best scallops I have ever eaten!) and attentive service. Nice wine selection. Only negative was loud group in center bar area destroying the ambiance for diners.

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  11. cynthiah

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The lighting was harsh . When we arrived there was perfect lighting but throughout the evening it was bright then less then more . Maybe just tech problems.

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  12. BarbaraE

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, great food, polite staff. We will return again while wintering here from Toronto.

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  13. LSS11

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    What happened to this very upscale hotel/restaurant. Very tired feeling Buffet is insulting at best (Budget hotel feeling) So Sad

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  14. Margaret

    Indiana

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we the had problems with one of our meals, they more than made up for it by replacing it with another selection. It's a lovely place to visit with family. Our waitress Heather was excellent....very friendly and informative. She was MORE than accommodating to our needs. Although the menu has been downsized considerable since we began meeting here 20 years ago, it still was ample to make a choice.

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  15. DogMomfromDE

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktail sauce bland. Drinks tasty. Scallops had an entire salt shaker on them. Limited menu, no sides. Waiter attentive. Ambiance so so. Would have been better with live music (piano, jazz, etc,). Wouldn't go back.

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  16. ChuckW

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to give one star as we never had the opportunity to dine. After 15-20 minutes of not being acknowledged, we left and walked to a different place. The room was not overly busy but it seemed like none of the servers wanted to stop by. Beautiful room and hope that it was just an off night.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good friends and Christmas plans

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  18. GayleF

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I had gone to this restaurant for many years for special occasions, but hadn't been in quite some time. I took my daughter for a special birthday and it wasn't even very crowded. The appetizer was good. but then it took a long time to get two salads with a piece of grilled chicken on them. The chicken was delicious but the salad was small and the dressing on mine had no flavor and seemed watered down (creamy goat cheese dressing). Oh, and there was construction going on very close to the dining room. It sounded like a loud saw running just around the corner in the dining room. Not the experience I expected for the price or caliber of property. The hotel is beautiful however.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a great meal, and the menu was very limited.

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  20. KenB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The filet minion was done perfectly and very tender. Server was a little slow to our liking. We had to go out of our way to get him to come to our table.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. A must experience for special occasions.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Their seasonal menu is delicious. This chef is a keeper. Our server was very attentive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 1925 Menu is the bargain to beat bargains! Excellent 3-course meal inside the absolutely gorgeous Vinoy Hotel! (The regular Menu is amazing,to say the least.) Love the joy of people watching, looking out at the fire pits with occasional live music and waterside. Fabulous!! If you get a message that it is "sold out" from Open Table- place a call directly to the Marchand Room .

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  24. KarenJones

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an elegant place to eat. That said, the staff should have enough sense not to vacuum next to customers during lunch, especially when the place is almost empty. Surely they could find something better to do.

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  25. SherriW

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and waiter, no complaints

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  26. DanL

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the 1925 menu before a show. The food was exquisite! But the service made the experience incredible!! Donald paced the meal to perfection; not too quick between courses but sensitive to our schedule. We’ll be back soon and often.

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  27. herbertg

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    wonderful attention to detail by the whole staff: from the reservation handling, the wait staff's attention and the excellent food preparation (all without salt, as requested). fine service by the staff. especially our waiter, pedro. but ambiance is too quiet and lighting too dark.

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  28. Paddyone

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening

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  29. RichardN

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great place. Desserts were limited and not very good. Very nice piano music but still loud. Makes it difficult to have a conversation

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  30. MikeS

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and server, Aziz, was friendly and attentive. Wonderful setting with live music. We'll be back!

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  31. fansfromAkron

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If the coq au vin is to remain on the menu, it must be prepared correctly. A dry flavorless boneless breast of chicken does not properly represent this lovely french dish.

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  32. Maryswood

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mushroom bisque is outstanding!

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  33. BarbaraP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding dining experience and especially loved the live music--- a jazz trio, La Lucha, from the Tampa Bay area. An awesome night!

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  34. PatriciaK

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to enjoy their summer special which the menu was advertised on their website This was not the menu presented to us at the table The food was salty and unappetizing They also did not have the Prosecco available The manager was very nice We were very disappointed

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  35. Francophile

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    1.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The room is a lovely historic space and the tables are nice with very comfortable seating. Service was attentive and everyone enjoyed their meal. REGRETFULLY, the hotel guests patronizing the center bar were drunk and shouting...for over 2 hours. UNACCEPTABLE. Management MUST create an environment that is welcoming to all. We spent $500 on dinner for 4 persons. Was ruined by trashy, conference attendees and their uncontrolled behavior. Would NEVER recommend, as a Platinum Elite member of Marriott. STAY AWAY!

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  36. Wawa

    Tampa

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service outstanding. Very accommodating. Food was delicious especially the sushi, mushroom bisque (delicious, frothy, and beautifully presented) and filet (tender, perfectly cooked). Scallops were good but not as good of a sear as I would of hoped and risotto was a bit too mushy. Desserts (carrot cake and flan) were amazing. An enjoyable evening.

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  37. SRQgirl

    Tampa

    108 reviews

    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a breakfast while staying at The Vinoy. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the friendliness of the staff was amazing. The menu choices were very nice and they also brought a shot glass complimentary smoothie as another gesture of their hospitality. Definitely we will be back for breakfast here. Leisurely, non-rushed enjoyable experience.

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  38. Romulus

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food. We drive from Sarasota to meet friends there.

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  39. BarbR

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome with personal engagement. Awesome amuse bouche. Prompt and friendly service. Fabulous filet and super sushi. Delicious desert. Ate at a legend!

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  40. StephenR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we've had in our 14 years in Fl. grouper presentation was unusually tasty. Caesar salad with several real anchovies was a treat. Lemon sorbet-very tasty. My husband enjoyed his filet. All in all, a perfect feast for our anniv celebration. And, excellent service from our server,, Zlatow

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Renaissance Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach Drive
  • Neighborhood
    St. Petersburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Sushi, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (727) 824-8072
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Lichter: (727) 954-8142
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