Tryst - St Petersburg

4.3
257 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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 257 People Are Saying
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Tampa
4 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
22 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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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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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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Detroit
29 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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Atlantic City
22 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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Tampa
31 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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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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Naples
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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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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Tampa
31 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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CD
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AL
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

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.

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Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

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
31 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent awesome

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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JH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food,

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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Grand Rapids
35 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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).

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Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We done early around 5pm like the
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New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a great valentine's day menu. The service and food was amazing.

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Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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