Tryst - St Petersburg

4.4
258 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
Take Dining to New Heights at Tryst Downtown St. Petersburg. Across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll find a different kind of artistic masterpiece. Discover divine culinary works of art within the realm of Tryst, designed to delight your gastronomical senses. Standing apart from the other upscale eateries on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, this award-winning dining destination brings eclectic dishes to the table and pours on the charm with a full bar featuring a dazzling menu of uniquely-designed signature cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
KITCHEN HOURS
Mo-Th: 5p-11p
Fr: 5p-1a
Sa: 11:30a-1a
Su: 11:30a – 10p

BAR HOURS
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Phone number
(727) 821-4567
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jon Robben
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 258 People Are Saying
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Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

WE ARRIVED AT 6:45 BEFORE IT REALLY GETS NOISY. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE BURGERS WERE AWESOME. OUR SERVER WAS NOT THE BEST AND HE SCREWED UP OUR BILLS. IF YOU LOVE A LOUD RESTAURANT DINE AFTER 8.

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C
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. Outside seating available which is a plus for a nice evening.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was lack-luster for the price. Needs more flavor - even salt and pepper.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

GREAT FOOD BUT WAAAAAAYYYY TO LOUD FOR FAMILY DINNER - NO CONVERSATION POSSIBLE.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our server wasn’t familiar with the menu. I had the Gnocchi and added “Black Angus Steak”. This gives the impression it would be pieces of steak but what was added was ground beef. Still tasted good just should be what’s advertised especially considering the price. $6 to add ground beef to my dish is insane.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their brunch !

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and drink selection. Food is ok but the service and ambiance compensated for the standard food. This place get very lively in the evening and it’s a good place to be seen and people watch.

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T
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very limited menu. Very noisy. Best for a young group out for drinks

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Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined at the bar rather than a table inside because it was our preference. The bartender was excellent in explaining Tryst's take on menu items and citing the chef's credentials. Loved the beet and arugula salad with goat cheese. Gnocchi is one of our favorites and this version was outstanding and available with optional protein. The atmosphere was very friendly. Live entertainment out front caught the attention of outdoor patrons and passers-by (the restaurant should definitely air that music inside as well so patrons there can appreciate it too). Will definitely dine here again!

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LB
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rainy day in St Pete made better by a great lunch at this restaurant. Excellent bar service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Lots of choices for specialty cocktails. Great service.

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Tampa
103 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I haven't been to Tryst in awhile, glad I went back. The food was great and the service was excellent. I had the Cobia, it was cooked just right and the side wee very tasty.

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JB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was good. It's more of a bar than a restaurant . Grilled octopus was delicious but the carbonara was not very good.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Food was amazing! Service was wonderful. Atmosphere was perfect. Great wine list. Highly recommend Tryst!

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PV
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. I gave food and service 4/5 because when I asked to switch out the mixed greens, for brussel sprouts which are also on their menu, I received a definite no.
This inability/willingness to accommodate a simple preference seems a bit extreme for this restaurant. This would make me consider returning.

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

Wonderful ambience and delicious food!

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch! The drinks were fun, food was good and the service was great. Will be back:)

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BF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service were fine. We sat outside and they had dj playing music. Way too loud for the space. Made it hard to talk. We asked if they could turn down just a bit but to no avail. Probably would not go back if dj on duty.

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B
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal at "half-price wine night" at Tryst (Tuesdays), ordering one of my favorite Oregon wines (a Four Graces' pinot noir). But our food was first rate too: we ordered only small plates and appetizers and can recommend everything we ordered. Particularly good were the tuna poke and the octopus.

I chose Tryst as it was one of the few St. Petersburg restaurants that accepted the full value of my $50 Open Table certificate. But I am certainly glad I tried it. Our server (who had a name much like "Tryst" but I am sorry that I just can't remember it) was an excellent server--enthusiastic with spot-on recommendations, and she seemed appreciative of our ordering a good wine and just the right appetizers to go with it. We will be back!

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B
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good expensive

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Not usually one to leave reviews but the service we received was awful here. My husband and I went for Sunday brunch while on vacation. We made reservations and were seated quickly but then waited 20 minutes for a server to acknowledge us. Then our drink order was forgotten. We then waited at least 15 more minutes for our drinks to come and to order our food. All the while our waiter was being very attentive to a large party nearby. The food was excellent when it finally arrived (delivered by a different waiter.) Our drinks sat empty while we ate and we had to get up and ask the hostess for our waiter so we could get the check. When he brought the check he made a lame excuse about it being a crazy morning but it seemed it was just that he knew where the bigger tip would be coming from.

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c
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit to Tryst. We sat outside which was very nice because the inside chairs are hard as a rock, plus the weather was perfect. The food and service was pretty good although my husband said his panini was dry. Loved the 1/2 price bottles of wine! They have a strong selection of both wine and beer. Will definitely go there again.

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RA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was terrific. Food very very good. Excellent value. Highly recommend it.

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JD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tryst has been a long-standing fav in DTSP for us. All of the staffers are amazing (Tara, Heidi, Megan, Sam, Sarah, Coley & Reed to name just a few!) and make us feel like we're "home" every time. The new food menu is also outstanding and the drink menu has always been great! We eat there 1-3 nights per week. :)

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c
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very happy Valentines Day dinner at Tryst. The menu was fixed but each selection had something we both loved. The service was outstanding from start to finish. Ask for Samantha- she is special. The owner also greeted us and thanked us for our business which is always nice. The hostess even gave every lady a long stem rose Very classy. Will definitely go back again

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BP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heidi was awesome! Great date night or weekend spot. Spots on the patio are great for people and dog watching. Prime rib was primo!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found Tryst on accident when we were in the area on vacation, and we were so thrilled to find a fun spot where we could sit outdoors and enjoy food that was different than typical Florida cuisine. Our server was fantastic and everything we got (about half the menu items!) was delicious. My cocktail was incorrect but it was still great.

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B
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was good and the atmosphere on the patio was great. Sadly, all of the food was just average.

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GK
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Tryst! Outdoor seating was wonderful. Always a great meal!

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S
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome. The octopus was very tender and the Bison Carpaccio was delicious. The brussels were wonderful. We tried the wings which were suppose to be the best around and we were less than impressed. Should have stopped when we did.

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating indoors and outside with heaters - great service

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Christmas Day.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great spot with great service and a tantalizing menu for several different palets. Love the appetizers and the "Mids" offerings. Entrees were tempting, but we focused in sharing delicious apps and mids. Excellent service from Tara. Check it out!

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Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

They were able to seat us right away. It took around 10 minutes before a server came in took our orders. It took another 10 minutes for one drink to arrive. We received or food which did not taste very well. The pasta carbonara was dry and not prepared very well. The Cobia fish was overcooked. The third dish was incorrect and had to be re-ordered. It took another 15 minutes for that play to arrive. It also was not very good and it was a salad.
There are many restaurants in downtown St. Petersburg and I have visited most. I will not be returning to this one as both service and food was subpar.
Apparently they also do not validate for valet.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend's and I stopped at Tryst on our way to the Katy Perry concert. It was very nice and comfortable out side and the service was excellent. We didn't have a whole lot of time since we had to make a show but the food came out quickly and everything was relaxed.

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RT
Tampa
60 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went after the Sting concert for late night dinner with friends. Cool high energy place with great drinks and creative menu.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Especially the lamb chops! Our server was very attentive.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I would not recommend if you are attempting to enjoy anyone's conversation or looking for a special occassion type of ambiance. I called and made reservation for 7, and commented that it was a dinner to honor a graduation achievement. Unfortunately it was our server's second night. He did not know the menu, nor had anyone coached him that it would be appropriate to mention the special occassio n, and at least had some comment concerning making the evening enjoyable for a special memory. Noise levels were abusive. There was no music inside where we sat, and door was closed. It was simply the loudest groups and horrible acoustics. Food was fair and certainly not worth the outstanding stars I saw when went to review prior to booking. Does not live up to a gastronomic experience.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

We bought a bottle of wine with dinner. My mother spilled her glass of wine and our waitress brought her a refill. That extra level of service was greatly appreciated. The food was great. My husband and I went at five to celebrate our wedding anniversary with mom (her treat). The atmosphere was very loud but it quieted down at around 5:30. A good place to enjoy food but not conversation.

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very small and was very crowded, which is good for the business.

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