Tryst - St Petersburg
Su: 11:30a – 10p
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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The ambiance was. Our waiter was very good as was the service with our drinks and delivery time of the food. Food quality was just not as good as expected. Our roasted beet & arugula salad was good. For our mains we ordered Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos and The Pan Seared Snapper, which were a disappointment. The taco filling was fine, but the corn tortilla was stale and without taste, while the snapper was tough and overcooked.
This place was a pleasant find, with abundant sidewalk seating, and good live music (too bad the noise ordinance prevents live music after 9pm). The menu was adequate, the food was tasty. The only problem was the waiter who, while attentive enough, was one of those who seems to have pride in his ability to be able to remember the order without writing anything down, but who then forgets some things -- dressing on the side, no bacon; he did admit to his mistakes -- didn't try to blame the kitchen. But he needs to write it all down.
Made reservation due to online reviews. When we got there we found out it is very small and most of space taken up by the bar. Definitely not what we had in mind. VERY loud and crowded so we left before ordering anything. Hostess did recommend a nearby restaurant which was great. If you looking for a bar, this is it. If however you are expecting a nice dinner definitely go elsewhere.
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.
Food and service were exceptional. Outside seating available which is a plus for a nice evening.
Food was lack-luster for the price. Needs more flavor - even salt and pepper.
GREAT FOOD BUT WAAAAAAYYYY TO LOUD FOR FAMILY DINNER - NO CONVERSATION POSSIBLE.
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.
Love their brunch !
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.
Very limited menu. Very noisy. Best for a young group out for drinks
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!
Rainy day in St Pete made better by a great lunch at this restaurant. Excellent bar service.
Delicious brunch. Lots of choices for specialty cocktails. Great service.
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.
Service was good. It's more of a bar than a restaurant . Grilled octopus was delicious but the carbonara was not very good.
We had a great time! Food was amazing! Service was wonderful. Atmosphere was perfect. Great wine list. Highly recommend Tryst!
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.
Wonderful ambience and delicious food!
Had a great brunch! The drinks were fun, food was good and the service was great. Will be back:)
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.
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!
Very good expensive
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.
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.
Waitress was terrific. Food very very good. Excellent value. Highly recommend it.
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. :)
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
Heidi was awesome! Great date night or weekend spot. Spots on the patio are great for people and dog watching. Prime rib was primo!
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.
The service was good and the atmosphere on the patio was great. Sadly, all of the food was just average.
Love Tryst! Outdoor seating was wonderful. Always a great meal!
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.
Seating indoors and outside with heaters - great service
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!
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.
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.
Went after the Sting concert for late night dinner with friends. Cool high energy place with great drinks and creative menu.
Food was excellent. Especially the lamb chops! Our server was very attentive.