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Tryst - St Petersburg

4.3
243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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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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 243 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 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.
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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 2, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 26, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2016

Not inspiring. Typical tourist spot on Beach.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2016

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2016

Great service, excellent food

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Vegan options! Something for everyone . Beautiful

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3.0Dined 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 .

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Noise level was so high and acoustics so poor I could not talk with the person sitting across the table. Service was great! Food on a scale of 1 to 10 I rank a 5 or 6. There are far better places on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg. I would not go back.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2016

The food was good if a bit pricey. However, the noise indoors was almost unbearable. There was no way to carry on a conversation across the table. Also, there is no separation between the dining tables and the bar customers. Really it's just a bar with some tables. They also offer outdoor dining, but there was a DJ playing. Afterward we walked a few blocks along the same street and this was by far the loudest restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2016

Duck skin was best I ever had. Amazing fois grois appetizer. Drinks were also exceptional. Crispy red snapper was super fresh.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2016

There were three, extremely loud young people at the bar making a deafening noise, except when the young woman was straddling her escort and he was fondling her, all in an entirely inappropriate way. This was going on off and on during our meal. Our waitress was excellent. The bartender appeared to know the young people and seemed to be participating in their party. Really strange and disappointing. We'd been there a few times before.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Had an amazing Valentine's Day dinner at Tryst. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food came out quickly and was very yummy. They have a great wine selection. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We were able to eat outdoors, the staff were wonderful and firendly.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Tried to have a nice Valentines dinner, but the noise level made it hard to have a conversation. Bar and Restaurant in same room and most patrons were there for the bar. We were given a bar table with people surrounding us from the bar. We had to hold on to our bottle of wine because they continued to bump in to our table. Requested a table in the back corner to get away from the crowd, but was given another bar table along the back wall. When the couple who reserved the back table sat down, they looked around and left because of the noise (holding their ears). Our dinners were good and our server Parker apologized for the situation. Did I mention that there was a DJ playing music outside? Went for a walk after dinner and could hear the music a block away. Recomendation: Go for Drinks (huge beer list) and not for a romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Food, drinks and service were great. The only issue I had was that as we were being seated, the hostess informed us that we had an hour and 15 min to eat before the next reservation.

Now I understand the restaurant game, but how about a subtle tap on the shoulder when we were getting close to ask us if we would like to move to the bar.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Good food, great service

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Really impressed with the ambiance and service at Tryst. My chicken wings were above average. My friend said the salad was very good. What makes it great is the location and the service. Fun place to sit outside and enjoy the scenery.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Overall a good experience. Enjoyable, quality food and service. Volume was unsuitable for a date experience and I will not likely return for that reason. Not sure of the logic of having a DJ playing booty beats on a Saturday night. Although positioned outside the front door, the door was open and the sound permeated the restaurant, as well as the DJs smoking. Not cool. I guess it did not bother other patrons as the space was mostly full.

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2.0Dined on January 16, 2016

There were very few people there, yet it was so noisy we couldn't carry on a normal conversation. The decor was very cold and sterile. Not at all inviting. Even though the food was delicious and the service excellent we would definitely not go back.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2016

We have been to Tryst many times and are never disappointed. The friendly staff, the interesting and tasty food choices, and the beautiful location combined make it a truly lovely and memorable place to go.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

hostess was extremely rude and initially unpleasant

server was rude as well

the food was good given how busy the restaurant was on Christmas

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

We truly enjoyed the food here and were pleasantly surprised by the variety on the menu. So, the older folks in our party enjoyed some traditional items and we got them to try some more unusual items. All in all, we had a great time, enjoyed great food and the service was very friendly. I would go again and recommend Tryst.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2015

Nothing better on Beach Drive. They set the standard and have never looked back.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Lexie is the best server -- vibrant and very knowledgeable!

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2015

The Vinnoy Harbor area is full of wonderful restaurants and bars...a lively scene! We ate in the area several times over a week and Tryst was one of our favorites. The Tryst signature cocktail was good. I would recommend it!

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2015

This was a lively spot in the heart of the Beach Place area. The food was very good and the service excellent. We used the valet parking service about half a block away. It was free other than the $5.00 which was less than the public garage.

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