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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Heidi was awesome! Great date night or weekend spot. Spots on the patio are great for people and dog watching. Prime rib was primo!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The service was good and the atmosphere on the patio was great. Sadly, all of the food was just average.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love Tryst! Outdoor seating was wonderful. Always a great meal!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Seating indoors and outside with heaters - great service

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tapas, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was excellent. Especially the lamb chops! Our server was very attentive.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very small and was very crowded, which is good for the business.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (Atlantic City)·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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 (Tampa)·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
 (Tampa)·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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 (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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