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food was very good. People around us was loud but that was not the fault of the restaurant. Atmosphere was okay, mainly sidewalk bistro type but okay for us in the afternoon. Service was very good.
Our 2nd visit to Tryst and not disappointed. Julia waited on us and was very friendly and attentive but not pushy. Food was great I tried the new tuna poke and it was delicious . The bar bites were 1/2 price on Happy hr as was the 1/2 price bottle of wine and glasses of house wine . An added bonus was entertainment by local singer and songwriter kate Reuter, we will be back ! Thanks
Excellent server with fantastic service! Comfortable outdoor seating with A/C cooling fans that really helped on a hot night. Food was great as well... All around winner.
Worst panini I ever ate. They end of loaf of bread. Hardly any chicken. Just awful fries were cold just awful dining experience
Actually came to hear the musician but she was cancelled due to possibility of thunderstorms but decided to go anyway as had never been there and had a reservation through Open Table. Also discovered Tuesdays 1/2 price bottles of wine and happy hour 4 to 7pm with bar bites 1/2 price also and a reasonable more casual menu then the higher priced entrees offered. Jimmy waited on us and was very attentive and vey knowledgeable and answered all our questions as well as being very personable. The quality of the food , wine and beer we had was top notch! We'll be back and would recommend. We ate outside . They have some table seating and also comfortable lounge seating
Don't count on a reservation getting you a table. Showed up at 10pm (as per reservation) and was turned away, as were 2 other couples.
Our waiter was awesome with recommendations and favs. Although a bit pricey, everything was excellent
Fun time, good food, good service
Will definitely visit again and recommend
Stopped for dinner while on vacation. Good food, atmosphere upbeat.
Tryst was a real gem right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.. After a disappointing meal at another venue the previous evening, my wife and I decided to try Tryst and we weren't disappointed. Everything from the cocktails to the meals was outstanding. My wife was a little cautious given the limited choice of entrees, but I prefer a limited expertly crafted menu to menu with a large number of selections without any standouts (jack of all trades, master of none). The maple hot wings are a meal unto themselves (and Jimmy, our server, warned us that this would be enough and advised us to hold off on ordering entrees until we finished the appetizers). Disregarding his warnings we ordered more food anyway and it was so good we forced it down. I had the Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy (awesome) and my wife had the Pappardelle with Lamb Ragout (equally as fabulous).
Tryst is a great place to meet for a drink and see and be seen. It is in a very strategic spot in Beach Drive, St Pete. Drinks are imaginative and generally good. Unfortunately food is an afterthought. The menu is limited and not very well executed. The inside area is impossibly noisy, Outdoors is a better bet when weather permits. This is a bar with a limited menu, more for convenience than to wow your palate. So if you want to be seen, or be part of the in crowd come to Tryst for drinks and then eat somewhere else.
I love this place! The cheese plate is perfect for munching while talking over a glass of wine. The tacos are just spicy enough and the duck appetizer is to die for. TRY EVERYTHING!!!
We done early around 5pm like the
This is a loud restaurant with good food, good for groups. We liked the burgers and pasta dishes. If possible, get a table outside. With its three TVs and bar scene inside, it is a bit of a scene inside.
I'm sorry to say the overall quality of food here has changed in the last few months Still a special place to dine but mostly just for a cocktail
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
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!
They had a great valentine's day menu. The service and food was amazing.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
Nice selection of appetizers, entres and sandwiches. Indoor and outdoor dining in a modern setting.
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.
Great place for after dinner drinks and apps, but also excellent for dining!
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!
It was okay. We waited more than 90 minutes for dinner. Our server, Gwen was outstanding! She was very accommodating given out wait.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Very good food, good service, but too loud for a date
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
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.
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Get the maple hot wings. Best wings around!! And terrific cocktails!
Had a great experience. Food was what we were looking for and our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable about the area.
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.