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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Waterfront (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Scenic View, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, People Watching, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Live Music, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 25, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Live Music, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great location and view. Great drinks, Great live music, staff very nice. Burger and pierogies good not great. 4 small basic pierogies should not be $14. Saw some nice salads walk by. Probably would go back to try them.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We liked everything about it. FANTASTIC service. (Our server was Justin & he was as nice a person as I've EVER MET!) Great food. LOTS of adult beverage options. Great wine & cocktail list. Plenty of interesting menu items to choose from. It was a Monday night and very slow. Quiet. Just like we like it! We would NOT go on a weekend night. Too LOUD. Too CROWDED. Too FRENETIC. So...there's something for everyone! Obviously there are plenty of folks that love the wild vibe on Friday & Saturday night because it ALWAYS jammed with people. That's a really cool thing for those that are into that.
For me...I'll come on a weeknight!
As I say...everybody wins at this joint! I'm smiling from ear to ear!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We love downtown St. Pete and Beach Drive, and Tryst is in the heart of it all. When not too hot it is fun to sit outside and dine while watching people go by - and dogs! The restaurant is dog-friendly. It also has couches outside for drinks and a nice vibe. The waitress was amazing, service good - and we love the appetizer menu! On Friday & Saturday nights, there is sometimes live music outside that adds to the fun, and it isn't too loud. It is a little more expensive than some places but we find that it's worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We're visiting from Ontario, Canada this week and relied on Open Table to help us find a good place for dinner. Are we ever glad we chose Tryst! The restaurant is in a neat area of downtown St Petes. The decor is modern and inviting, and the staff are friendly, welcoming, and quick to make excellent suggestions regarding their menu.

My husband and I both had the Grouper dinner which was amazing-- the meal was served piping hot, the fish was blackened and cooked perfectly , along with a delicious corn souffle and veggies. Really unique combination and we both agreed it was the best meal we've had so far on vacation. We got there at 630 and were pleasantly surprised to find that wines were half price as well!! The next time we are in the area we will definitely be back!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Visited for Mothers Day brunch. Good food, good service, great location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Heidi accommodated our wish to be inside (looked like rain but did not happen), had a great wine recommendation for us, we shared the flatbread, just perfect for two women, I had their grouper special with a corn soufflé and it was wonderful, my friend had the seafood risotto and loved it. Great on filling our waters up and paying attention. Worth a visit!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 2, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Worst panini I ever ate. They end of loaf of bread. Hardly any chicken. Just awful fries were cold just awful dining experience

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Live Music
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Excellent awesome

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Our waiter was awesome with recommendations and favs. Although a bit pricey, everything was excellent

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Good food,

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fun time, good food, good service
Will definitely visit again and recommend

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Stopped for dinner while on vacation. Good food, atmosphere upbeat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Tapas
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 27, 2017

We done early around 5pm like the
Menu

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 20, 2017

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

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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