Tryst - St Petersburg

4.2
285 reviews
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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.
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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
7 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
Tampa
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
53 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
12 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 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
6 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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h
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
26 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
5 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
15 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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F
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating indoors and outside with heaters - great service

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W
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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CA
Tampa
66 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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OT
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
75 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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OT
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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OT
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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TD
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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S
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find for a 1,000 point table. Awesome food with lots of extras! Save room for deserts!

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I don't know what happened this time. Been here several times and every visit has been great. The waitress raved about the wings and they were terrible. Three people got them and not one person finished their meal. All said they were the worst wings they have ever had. The other items were all as we've come to expect.

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CL
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting spot with funky decor. Food was excellent - fresh grouper was very good. Would certainly go back again.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was very frustrated because the restaurant accepted reservations for 11pm, and when I got there, they told me the kitchen was closed...

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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w
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesdays feature half off wine bottles! Dishes are tastefully conceived, prepared, & served. Our server, Heidi, was delightful & helpful.

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F
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet on Monday most people were out side the place was decorated for Halloween very nicely. The food and the service was excellent

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T
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Tryst with friends. Enjoyed a delicious bottle of California Cab for 1/2 price a bargain and 1/2 price bar snacks. Great server Tara very attentive and friendly. In spite of the heat comfortable with fan outside and enjoyed listening to local singer songwriter Kate Reuter as always a treat. Great turn out too ins pits of the heat! I'll be back!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family party of 10, the table was ready right on time. Fabulous downtown location, we sat outside and they had an air conditioner directed at our table for comfort in the hot Florida weather. The food was fabulous, they do have the best chicken wings. We sampled all three varieties. The seafood risotto was creamy and tasty.

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DD
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the wings and the salad. My only disappointment is that I left to go to the bathroom and when I came back my wings were gone. My fault because I didn't clarify that to my server, but still. At least I got to use the gift card. I've come to this place for a few years now, and its still a fave!

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S
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all ate appetizers and they were we're fabulous plus so was the wait staff

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n
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

While the food and server were excellent, the restaurant turns into a night club too early in the night. The music was turned up too loud by 8pm. I was there to see my Dad whom I hadn't seen in a while. It was difficult to catch up with him because it was too loud. I might return for the cocktails but never to dine again.

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T
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great like Tuesdays as half price bar bites and bottles of wine along with live music from 7 to 10pm this night kate a Reuter local very talented singer songwriter performed. Great voice and music. I have tasted several of the bar bites on Tuesdays with friends Including edamame, Parmesan truffle popcorn, home made potato chips and edamame. All great and love tuna poke appetizer. I will be back for sure

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