About Marchand's Bar & Grill
According to the City Guide Tampa Bay, "The “Grand Lady of the Bay” is home to Marchands Bar & Grill, a swank eatery that keeps vigil over the downtown marina. Remodeling efforts emulate the Mediterranean decor present throughout the Renaissance Vinoy Resort while utilizing rich woods and marbles. Keeping up with changes in guest expectations and healthier lifestyles, the menu also reflects a brand new era -- gone are the tired sauces and a heavier fare of yesteryear. In their place, the menu reflects the flavors of the Mediterranean with touches of other global influences, such as a macadamia-encrusted fish might be served with a papaya or mango salsa, while the lamb is redolent of the most virgin olive oil with touches of fresh rosemary. Careful preparation coupled with exquisite presentation renders each plate an experience. This is dining to be savored, not merely experienced."
American, Sushi, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is extraordinary for Sun ...
This restaurant is extraordinary for Sunday Brunch, easily the best we have found in the Bradenton-St. Petersburg-Sarasota areas. We enjoy sitting there for three hours, sampling the myriad of incredible offerings that they have. I highly recommend it, but realize at $45 per person, the heavenly experience won't come cheaply. Still well worth it.
Very Nice. Was not crowded. The tables ...
Very Nice. Was not crowded. The tables were spaced. There was food for every taste. The mimosa were really good. The service was very prompt. It was a great opportunity to eat there. I would add a piano player or a harp playing. Thanks
Of the four of us, two meals were fine. ...
Of the four of us, two meals were fine. The other two meals of a lamb entree were terrible, and in fact one guest got terribly Ill when sh got home. The other guest who received the dish only ate two fork fills and stopped.
Portions were overpriced and sparse. Pre ...
Portions were overpriced and sparse. Preparation was mediocre. Very limited menu. We got there early, 7:30 pm, place was nearly empty. Ordered the Delmonico steak. Waiter came back in 5 mins and said they were out of the Delmonico steak. How could you be out of one of only 7 entre's on the dinner menu at 7:30 with no one in the restaurant. Asked if they had calamari for an appetizer and was told no. Next day Noticed calamari on lunch menu but not offered at dinner. WTH? Overall very disappointed. Only bright spot was "Old Fashion " cocktail was delicious.
Pre Theatre Dining Gem
We went to this restaurant for the first time and plan on returning. The service was excellent. Our waiter was most accommodating. They have a good local beer selection. I enjoyed one local brew from the area. My wife ordered the Old Fashion cocktail which as done very well. (She would know!) We each enjoyed the early bird fixed price dinner selections. They bring a nice basket of fresh bread and corn bread muffins to the table. We both had the salad listed on the menu . I had the beef bourguignon. This came as a very healthy portion. My wife had the salmon and she just raved about it. Even though our bellies were full, we each had a dessert. My wife had the cheesecake and I had the chocolate mousse. Not sure why is took us so long to dine here but we shall return. Our kudos to the chef!
good food with not so good service
this is in general a good restaurant(if you have plenty of free time on your hand).they strive and portray themselves as an outstanding restaurant ,which they are not.the main issue was the service,even though our server was doing his best,I felt like he was overworked and had way too many tables.from the time we finished our appetizer till our main entres arrived it took a good 45 minutes.food quality was good.we did not get a chance to try their dessert because 1)our waiter did not offer it.he was in a rush to finish with our table 2) food came so late that my baby girl almost fell asleep.
Mother's Day - Above and Beyond
We went for Mother's Day Brunch. It was a little bit more money compared to their normal Sunday Brunch. We were told that is was because it's a bigger buffet. It did not disappoint. The food was high quality and a beautiful selection. The service was more than anyone could ask for! The hotel it self is beautiful, after we were done we walked around for a bit. Definitely coming back!
Not as good as it used to be
Food was good, but for the same money used to be way better, had crab legs etc... a lot of breakfast items now, much simpler. The dessert station used to be amazing. There were only 3 items on it, and nothing to wow about.
Will go back as we have always loved the atmosphere and the food they serve is good. And our server Natalyia was great.
Love This Place
After having a pricey, though absolutely wonderful brunch there a few weeks ago, we tried this restaurant for dinner, and it exceeded our expectations. We took advantage of the three-course $19.25 menu before 6:30 p.m., and it proved to be a great value. This is a first-class restaurant in every respect in a lovely, first-class hotel. And valet parking for those who eat the restaurant is free.
the 1925 Menu - what a deal!
We ate at the Vinoy Renaissance's Marchand's Bar & Grill, with friends as a party of four last Wednesday evening. Marchand's has a special 1925 menu, to remember the opening of the Vinoy. The three course meal offered a choice for each, for example: the starters was a soup and a salad of heirloom tomatoes, entrée was a crusted Salmon or a short rib, dessert was cheesecake or a chocolate mousse. Everyone was quite pleased with their selections.
Expected better from the Vinoy
I ordered soup, sandwich, and a cocktail for lunch. The soup was not hot. How can restaurants serve soup that is not the right temperature, use a thermometer especially at the Vinoy. The lobster grilled cheese was good. The description of the cocktail in the menu gave you a choice of alcohol. The waitress said no but the menu clearly stated. It will be s long while before we come back, expected better.
Downton Abbey Experience
Felt like a Downton Abbey experience. Romantic, glamorous, scenic in every aspect of the word, tastedul wine list, extraordinary palate pleaser, well informed staff, and esquisite decor.
Guess you can tell we loved the experience.
Five Star all the way!!!!
Went here for Valentines Brunch
Took a star off the review for two reasons: lack of someone to play the grand piano in the dining room on this romantic and special occasion; and, our server failed to show us the small menu of items you can order from the kitchen that included French toast, waffles, shrimp n grits, and others. Saw the menu only at the end as we asked about waffles. Really missed out on these items. But, the items we did have access to were delicious and well prepared.
Far from fine dining
My wife and I went to Marchand's for the first time hoping for a romantic Valentine's Day meal. We were sat next to the bar, which was overflowing with people and extremely noisy. We had a constant stream of people walking by our table....with the exception of service staff who were few and far between. In fact...my water glass sat empty the majority of my meal, and was never refilled. Never before had I been in a "fine dining" establishment and had that happen.
The food was just 'okay'...nothing special. Granted, the menu was limited to the Valentine's Day prix fixe selections, but the quality just wasn't what one would expect for the price. The salads had no flavor (my wife and I ordered different salads, but both had the same impression). My lamb wasn't bad, but had no seasoning. Combined with the basic gravy and potatoes it was served with, it reminded me of eating a mediocre pot roast. My wife ordered the scallops. She was satisfied with the way they were cooked, but again, neither they nor the risotto on which they were served had much flavor.
The wine was pretty good.
We skipped dessert, dashed any hopes we had for a romantic meal, and went to a Starbucks on the way home for coffee and a sweet.
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