The Venue

3.3
24 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
THE VENUE is bringing you the BEST LIVE MUSIC, the BEST COCKTAILS, and the BEST BURGERS on ST ARMANDS CIRCLE.
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FD
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Looked forward to trying a new place in St Armand’s. Was disappointed. The food was basically fair level bar food. Our Bartender also made our simple drinks from directions on an I pad. On a positive note, the Jazz music upstairs was good and gave the place some promise

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S
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great pizzas!!! Good service and a fantastic happy hour! Decor is minimal but a great place on the Circle for fabulous pizzas and great prices on Happy Hour wine!

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RF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Venue has a great atmosphere - upstairs feels like a music club and the Jazz was excellent. My pizza was good and my husband enjoyed his burger. It’s not posh but it is fun.

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RH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Never again!
The worst service ever.
The waiter delivered the menus.
Eventually returned to take our drink order;
Delivered the drinks eventually.
NEVER RETURNED for the food order. I had to go get him
Took the food order.
Slow delivery. Said the pizza would be out soon.
I had to go get him...he was chatting up the waitress at the end of the bar, while the pizza sat cold at the other end.
Brought the pizza out, thought otherwise, and said “let me put it back in the overran to warm it up.
NEW OWNERSHIPS aparelntly as no expeeeriene in restaurant managment.
Don’t go.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Music and staff were wonderful. Unfortunately, the special was salty to an extreme. Inedible for my parents. The Manhattan was not the best. The chairs were so uncomfortable. Half the tables had nice padded seats, ours were plastic molded and cut off circulation. Our waitress, Corey was very hard working and sweet. Santos was very nice as well. We would ho back, but order chix wings and beer, grad a comfy chair and be very happy. The Jazz talent was amazing!

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m
Tampa
69 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pizza and a flatbread in our party. Best pizza ever eaten. Flatbread could have used the toppings spread closer to the edges. The pizza is sold as thin crust and it is thinner than the flatbread. Very nice ambiance, cool and dark inside. Great service. Beautiful bar with plenty of seating. Outdoor seating is uninspiring - definitely could use some work to make it more welcoming

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Chef was out sick so there was a limited menu. The pizza was ok but the chicken in the sandwich was tough, dry and tasteless. Server never asked if we were satisfied, he had no personality, and did not offset the experience by being awesome as a server. Would NEVER back or recommend to anyone.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

From the moment we walked in the service was awful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We decided to give this place a try. Food was okay. We tried the sangria and it was pretty awful. We had two waiters, one who was nice and the other was quite cranky.

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MB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good but very disappointed in arrival. My wife was finished with her meal by the time mine came out.

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L
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a nice dinner here. The food was good and they accommodated our needs well. The service was good at times and not so great at others ie: things forgotten or the server didn't check back in a timely fashion. Overall it was a good evening.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall the food was good, but I felt that my salmon was undercooked. We sat outside and our waiter was no where to be found. The waitress at the next table was excellent - we got her attention and she was very attentive .my salmon was better once I got it back.
its nice to eat outside except if someone decides to sit on the bench close by and chain smoke

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JJ
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, not memorable.

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L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Love new decor!!

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Kitchen was totally ill prepared to serve the small number of diners. Server was nice but could barely open the wine. We were there an 1:45 minutes. Won’t return. New owners have ruined it

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visit. Enjoyed the Neapolitan style pizza. Reasonable prices for a bottle of wine. We would go back.

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JM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The service outside was terrible. My wife's cocktail arrived and mine came 5 min later and was totally wrong and it took time to replace it. My appetizer arrived and my wife's came approx 5 min later. When our dinner arrived we asked for additional bread but it did not arrive until we had finished our dinner. They did make an effort and comped me for my drink but overall the experience was not good. We have eaten inside and the service was much better.

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Sadly two members got their pizza and flatbread from the pizza oven but the other kitchen dinners did not come. We cancelled our dinners after waiting 60 minutes. Several tables around us cancelled their orders as well. The manager said they had lost their chef. He gave us our dinners after we cancelled them for no charge to anyone in our party. This was very sad for us because the restaurant which has been one of our favorites has new owners and is a disaster.

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JS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service! Food was excellent. Enjoyed beverage selections.

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BP
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

While I hope the relatively new owners success: booked dinner, arrived they announced they were only serving from lunch menu. It was President's weekend and too late to find another restaurant. Wife had lasagna. Center was still partially frozen. I had spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs seemed reheated, not cooked in sauce and needed a knife to cut. Dry and flavorless. Red wine was served too warm. Others had pizza which seemed fine. Sadly, not a review I like writing, but this was just over the top bad.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service

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PR
Richmond
201 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a mixed experience at the bar and restaurant. Our bartender was not very personable but did provide our drinks timely. But then we were surprised with samples of the very tasty and crisp flatbread hot out of the pizza oven near the bar.

Our meals were good portions and prepared correctly. However, the menu was confusing in saying that the meals came with a choice of a salad and one side. Two in our party chose a side from the list and then were surprised to see a $6.95 charge for the extra sides. The menu should not have inferred that you had a choice of a side since the meal came with beans and that was consider the "choice of a side". After much discussion, the charge for the additional side was removed from our bill but our waitress did not agree that the menu was misleading and made the end of our meal and time there a little uncomfortable. We feel that the waitress should have mentioned that the meal came with a side chosen by the kitchen and the side ordered would be extra. Just word to the wise.

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j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

food was very good especially the pizza.
Dining room disorganized
One meal received 10 mins after the other
everyone working there seemed rushed stressed
piano player was very good but quit half way thru our meal
will give it another try especially for the pizza which was excellent

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T
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. We ordered 2 different glasses of wine and the server didn't know which was which when she delivered them. Veal was very tough with not much flavor. Cesar salad was drowning in dressing. Someone next to us outside was smoking. Server did not apply our discount to our bill.

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