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About Tryst - St Petersburg

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.

240 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 821-4567

Website:
http://dinetryst.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Jon Robben

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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Tryst - St Petersburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I came to Tryst for Valentine's Day and it was great. The seating inside was great and so was the delicious food

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day with a group of friends food was amazing! Must try the wings they are great for sharing! They gave all the ladies a single rose which I thought was a nice touch! They had a singer outside which played throughout the inside restaurant too!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

They had a great valentine's day menu. The service and food was amazing.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I took my wife there for Valentine's Day Dinner. Attentive and friendly service, they even gave my wife a rose. The drinks were great, and the food was above average. My ribeye was cooked perfectly. We sill be back again.
Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went there for Valentine's dinner and had a great meal. Love love our waitress. They are very accommodated and attentive. Not too much but not absent. The hostess was skeptical to put us at a table that had reservations in an hour but other hostess was quick to accommodate and had no issues. I even got a rose! Nice touch! Will always be back!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Second time here. First time two chefs had walked out. Food somewhat mediocre and quite pricey for what it is. Many better places, better value, better food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was very good, but not memorable. Service was very good. There was a small group of inebriated loudmouths at the bar who made the experience less pleasant than it might have been.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Nice selection of appetizers, entres and sandwiches. Indoor and outdoor dining in a modern setting.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We sat at our table for 8 minutes and nobody ever came. Table got seated next to us and sat there. When the server finally came because he "was on break" he went to the other table and never came to ours. We got up and left.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great place for after dinner drinks and apps, but also excellent for dining!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2016

My wife I decided to go out for Christmas dinner and we made a reservation for 5:30 pm . We got there and had to wait until 6:30 to get our food as we were told there were only 2 cooks and it was the only place open on Beach Drive. The food was ok but not the best I had. My wife had the pulled pork sliders and she told me it was ok. I had the hamburger and it was also ok. We were both really looking forward to the cheesecake bites for dessert only to be told that they no longer make them. We don't plan to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

It was okay. We waited more than 90 minutes for dinner. Our server, Gwen was outstanding! She was very accommodating given out wait.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We made reservations for Christmas dinner. They took reservations for 4pm but did not tell us the kitchen didn't open till 5pm. I asked why would you take a reservation when there was no food. Not an appetizer, a cracker or a slice of bread. Was told there would be a special menu for Christmas dinner. Then they changed their mind and just offered the regular me u. Only offer 3 entrees. No extras. Fries and steak...not great for the high price. No salad or veggies included. It is by far the most disappointing meal I have had in a long time. Will never go there again and have told my friends what a horrible experience we had. Waiting an hour to eat. My husband doesn't drink. I guess that's what they were counting on selling lots of drinks before dinner. There were other parties near just as upset.
Way too many places in St. Pete to go than a sub par restaurant or more bar than restaurant. Who has only 3 entrees at a downtown waterfront restaurant?

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2016

From the pictures on Open Table, I thought it was more of a fine dining experience but it is definitely a casual dining experience. The food was okay, nothing to write home about, so it is maybe a bit pricey for what it is.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2016

I went to Tryst by mistake. I thought I was going to a restaurant I had been to before however it was a great experience. Our server Gwen did a great job in explaining the added gratuity for parties over 6 and helped explain the confusing billing process at the end of the evening. In between we had very good food and drink and everyone had a great time. The bar scene was picking up when we were leaving. Give it a try.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2016

We enjoyed a quiet (we went early) Sunday brunch here with half-priced Moet Chandon and great food. The beet salad was very heavy on the beets - yay!

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Loved the menu, and the food was superb.
Server was attentive. The music was fun and kept the energy of the restaurant moving.
Enjoyed a beautiful autumn evening under the stars.
Next time we are in St Pete we will return!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Very good food, good service, but too loud for a date

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Birthday dinner with the girlfriends. Great table, great service (Parker). 7:15 reservation. The ceviche special sounded great. Three ordered it. Not available. Two other choices to substitute, not available (ribs were one). Owner stopped by to ask how things were. Did not want to complain on a special night. So LOUD at bar top table that it was unpleasant, on drunk middle aged lady and 2 guys. I know that's not Tryst fault but is there a kind and non confrontational way to suggest that others may be dining and use your "inside voices

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2016

If it's on your menu as a side, you should sell it without an upcharge!!
SIde of salmon.. 15.00 plus 7.00 service charge per the waiter!! WOW.
More reviews to be placed in YELP.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Get the maple hot wings. Best wings around!! And terrific cocktails!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Had a great experience. Food was what we were looking for and our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable about the area.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Went to dinner with the family around 5:30 pm and decided to eat inside due to the heat. Unfortunately, it was so loud inside that my family could not hear each other talk. The odd thing was there was not that many people inside. Definitely not a family place but if you do take family, sit outside. The food and service was good though.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Fantastic ambiance with great food and drink! The menu has a variety of unique offerings that caters to many palates. All freshly made in the small kitchen. The specialty drinks are made with care for personal taste. Our server was knowledgable and offered up many suggestions for our tastes. The mixologist made a drink special to us! Overall, a great place to dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Noellia our server was amazing! The food was delicious, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Not much to say about this visit, which was less than impressive. Thankfully we stopped at the restaurant next door and were impressed enough to head back after a round of really bad drinks and appetizers. The drinks were small, poor tasting and poorly presented. The same was true for the Apps.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Great place to come and have a good drink with great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Loved the food and our server, the couple next to us was in their 40s, they were totally

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Interior was borderline tacky and needs more comfortable seating. The clientele was sketchy and there were too many staff loitering about as if we came to a private club for a meal. I would suggest the outdoor lounge and seating and drinks and apps but pass on the dinner.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Enjoyed the restaurant! Sat outside. Food and drinks were great

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 25, 2016

We arrived about 6:25 and was seated immediately but it was 6:40 before the waitress came over to take our drink order. That was the only real down side to the night for she really took good care of us for the rest of the evening. We started with an order of chicken wings with a spicy maple dipping sauce which we both thought was excellent. For our main course I had the grouper special, my wife had the salmon which was slightly over cooked but still had good flavor. Over all I would say it is worth a try although I don't care for the seating arrangement for you have no privacy when it comes to conversation. I could have invested in stocks that the two businessmen next to us were discussing for I heard every word.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 7, 2016

Not inspiring. Typical tourist spot on Beach.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Great service! It was nice to eat out side too. Hostess was super nice and helpful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 5, 2016

Having visited nearly every other place on Beach Drive, we decided to give Tryst a try. From the outside it just looks like a bar, but based on some positive reviews, we wanted to give it a chance. Mistake. At 6:30pm, the seating area outside was crowded with smokers and nearly every bar seat was filled, but we were the only people seated at a table. Still, since the place is not large, the noise from the bar crowd made it hard to hold a normal conversation. In particular, one person who seemed to be working there had set up a computer on a high-top table near us and spent most of the time we were there shouting back and forth to someone behind the bar. Additionally the front door was left open the whole time, and again it's a small room, which resulted in a constant barrage of cigarette smoke being sucked in from outside.
On the positive side, our waitress was quite good and food was above average compared to "bar food", although nothing special for a restaurant.
There's nothing wrong with being a smoky dive bar that happens to offer a little food if that's what your customers want. But that's a far cry from what one expects from a restaurant with a moderately upscale and somewhat pricey menu. Again, our mistake for confusing which category Tryst falls into.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2016

Great service, excellent food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Vegan options! Something for everyone . Beautiful

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 17, 2016

I found the chicken wraps a little wanting - nothing special
the Mediterranean platter needed at least salt, the tuna tartare- had better
taste and presentation. grilled octopus was good .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Tryst offers a gastro feel to what any proper foodie would qualify as a chic bistro. If you don't expect out of this world dishes then you are in for a casual and friendly time.

Some dishes are truly nice while other are just big misses.

The service is always friendly, if you can get outdoor seating it is very enjoyable.

Overall a great place to be seen and seat while drinking champagne in beautiful St Petersburg FL.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Good food and a fair value. However, way way to much volume on a constantly repeating music. Outside seating would be better

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Excellent service, food was delicious and timing between cocktails and dinner was perfect. Would recommend for a special occasion or just a night out! Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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