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
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Entertainment DJ Fri and Live Entertainment Sat, 10:00pm - 12:00am.
Complimentary Valet Parking for Restaurant Patrons
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
The soup was very good , but the lamb ra ...
The soup was very good , but the lamb ragu and the beef were both too salty to the point of not being able to eat it. The banana pudding was mediocre. Other than the soup, a very disappointing evening. Will not be back.
The food here seems very hit or miss. O ...
The food here seems very hit or miss. Our dining experience (on our two year anniversary too) was not great. We did not cause a scene regarding the below as that is not my wife and I's personality. We learn from our mistakes and move on. First off, the menu on 'Open Table' is not what was being served; I marvel at restaurants that keep their menus up to date with their third party partners. We ordered two steaks (Filet and a Delmonico style). Both originally were over cooked (both ordered 'medium', and both served 'well' and cold). The Delmonico was called out to be overcooked by the server himself (very impressed with him noticing and taking it upon himself to correct). Both steaks were not seasoned at all. The new Delmonico that was brought out was cooked to the correct temperature (medium) and was warm, but the flavor was still very bad. The sides with each steak were the same; fingerling potatoes (just average flavor), charred mini carrots (those were cooked very good and had better than average flavor), and some type of puree (it was of average flavor). The appetizer (gulf shrimp) we just okay; nothing special there. After two steak dinners, and one appetizer, our meal pre-tip was over $100. It was def. not the servers fault for the lack of flavor, but the kitchen at Marchand's is very lack-luster with flavor and creativity, and the prices were waaaaaaay to high for the quality. I'm not a steak connoisseur by any means, but if you want steak, you will by far get a better value and a much better flavored meal at an Outback (I mean that in all seriousness). I suggest if you want a nice steak dinner with a similar venue, go to either Ruth Chris in downtown St. Pete, or pay a hair more and go to Rococos in downtown St. Pete (this was our first anniverary dinner and the bill was about $250, but it was well worth it). I will not be returning to Marchands on the food flavor and value alone.
I dined twice at Marchand's in the recen ...
I dined twice at Marchand's in the recent past and loved it, so I suggested my family celebrate our mother's birthday there. This time, it was quite different and disappointing. The food was ok, but the swordfish was simply grilled without seasoning and it was dry. My brother's meal was not what he ordered and then was told it would be 20 minutes before his would be ready, by the time we would almost be finished with ours. The Coca Cola refill did not arrive until we were almost ready to leave. Finally, the staff asked if we were celebrating anything special at the check-in desk, and we said it was mom's birthday, but that was the extent of it. They just put a note in the computer, no further follow-through. An off-day I believe, but unfortunately the day we had a special celebration.
Awesome Sunday brunch!! One of the very ...
Awesome Sunday brunch!! One of the very best I've ever been to in 40 years of dining. Multiple carving stations, an omelet station, seafood station, assorted hot breakfast meats & sides, cheese & charcuterie station with fancy jams, tasty pastries, delicious dessert bar, champagne & mimosas & specialy coffees, and the two best features ... a fabulous build-your-own unlimited Bloody Mary Bar with lots of interesting add-ins ( for $5, well worth the small charge ) ... AND ... the option to order gourmet/specialty small plates from the kitchen ( delicious, unlimited, no extra charge ). Fabulous!!
I have a friend visiting for his 50th bi ...
I have a friend visiting for his 50th birthday who wanted "brunch" as the celebratory meal. We could not have asked for a more festive, delicious experience, and our server, Natasha, was lovely. The price tag may seem hefty, but for what you get, it's actually a value. Thank you, Marchands and Natasha, for helping me make a very special day for my dear friend.
The 1925 menu is a great deal and inclu ...
The 1925 menu is a great deal and includes an appetizer, a choice of three entrées, and a choice of two desserts for $19.25. It is only available from 5 o'clock to 6 o'clock. The setting is lovely in the Vinoy Hotel at the end of the very popular Beach Drive.
Have been before and had to celebrate my ...
Have been before and had to celebrate my wifes birthday. Chose the 1925 Special which was superbly cooked, seasoned and served by our outstanding waiter named Jesus. The wine pairing was a full bodied Merlot which was excellent! For those special occasions could not recommend more highly.
We only wanted to order from the menu, n ...
We only wanted to order from the menu, not the brunch, and they did not inform us there was a menu. I knew it from online. They seemed disappointed when we requested the menu. Brunch would have cost over a hundred for the two of us. We had a great breakfast for just over forty, incl tip. We informed waitress we were not staying in the hotel and found out as we exited parking that she should have validated our parking stub. Turns out, the parking person let us go on that. We stayed around and had a drink on one of the verandas and the setting was very nice. Unless you have a huge appetite, go with the menu. The brunch is required after 11:30 on sunday.
We sat at the bar. I found the bartende ...
We sat at the bar. I found the bartenders unprofessional with frequent lame attempt at humor. I found few items on the menu that were tempting. The meal was tepid. The facility on the other hand is beautiful in its high ceilings and intricate design. The background music was very nice. It's an ok place for a drink if you don't sit at the bar, and I'd eat at one of the other great restaurants in St Petersburg.
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.
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