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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."
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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, 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
We went back to Marchand's at the Vinoy expecting a very high priced buffet with some good options that were almost worth it. However the Sunday buffet was a glorified Marriott style breakfast buffet. We found out that the expensive brunch is only run for the "Holidays". Really it is from November to June for the snowbirds. How sad. The rest of this disappointment came in the form of carton style scrambled eggs, only lamb on the carving station, only turkey sausage, and the absolute worst omelet station. This person could not make quality omeletes in any reasonable time period. She would forget ingredients and blame it on someone else. They were always flying apart and regular over eggs were mangled. The "experience" took forever. She said she was sick and was overheated. The Vinoy management was nowhere to be seen. Our waitress, Jessi was excellent. Very attentive and helpful.
Fabulous. Wonderful. Delightful. I could give many more positive adjectives to describe brunch at Marchand's. This has got to be the best deal in St. Pete. Gorgeous hotel with impeccable service and delicious buffet options. We wished we lived close so we could enjoy it every weekend.
Service was very polite, even deferential. But it was very slow even though the restaurant was not very busy on a Friday evening.
If you are staying at the Vinoy, it's a convenient and pleasant choice. But I would not go out of my way unless you are a fan of the band (which was good).
I know our waiter tried(ish) but the service was awful. Just awful. When we did see him he forget anything we told him. We ordered drinks, they came out completely wrong. All the other tables had their signature basket of breads. We (table of 12) had none. And we didn't want to ask for fear of what we would be brought! It was the company that made the night good, but the service was incredibly disappointing. Which is sad because my family and I are members and the family we were eating with just joined that week! This was their first meal. Marchands messed up😕
We were celebrating my parents 66th anniversary! They really enjoy visiting downtown St. Pete. We were so happy to find the 1925 classic as this made our treating them affordable. We wanted to eat at Marchands at the Vinoy as we knew we could make reservations and have valet parking. Those celebrating 66 years appreciate those conveniences in the super busy downtown St. Pete area.
Their $19.25 three course menu between 5 and 7 is great. Soup or salad, entree, delicious dessert. You can't get a better deal. The atmosphere is nice too. And the service is wonderful and attentive. There is a small elevator for wheelchair access to go up the few steps to the restaurant. And the staff is very helpful.
We stayed at the Vinoy for Fathers Day weekend so my spouse could get away and relax a bit. We really enjoyed our meal at Marchand's, The food and service was excellent. We came back a little later to enjoy a late night cocktail and the Jazz band that was performing.
I thought that I was going to have a better experience at this supposedly upscale restaurant. It is quite dated needs a makeover for sure. Food ok nothing special. I had the salmon dinner also had a sushi roll. I had a horrible stomach ache all night I believe it was from the sushi-raw ingredient maybe ? I called front desk next morning told them I was sick and really didn't get a good response or even an apology. Not recommended I spent 75.00 for myself definitely not worth it.
If you want ambience and history this is the place. The food for all 5 of us was atrocious. Good freshly prepared food is the easiest thing in the world especially since we had the only table in the restaurant. The grouper was old and fishy. The lamb was a nasty piece of mutton that was mushy. The salmon was fishy and tasted old. I've been coming here for 30 years. It seems like the last several times we noticed the menu changing to almost bizarre. The lunch menu has no thought into it. Nothing you would expect at a world class hotel. There are way too many fine restaurants steps away on beach drive. Do waste your money or time. Vinoy needs to make some big changes. I think Gordon Ramsey would agree.
I was rather disappointed by my last visit at the Marchand's Bar & Grill, on Apr 2 ,2017. I went there to celebrate my birthday with my friend and found the dining room rather impersonal, and not inviting at all with a freezing A/C blasting arctic air. We both ordered the 1925 classic menu, after being rushed by the waiter, don't know why, as I had made the reservation for 5.30 pm, and we were both on time and the room was rather empty. We both chose the salad for a starter, which arrived, with a couple of small tired tomatoes, and wilted green, like it was prepared in advance and with a mustard sauce, there was no wonder that the whole salad did not look fresh. Mustard will wilt salad leave, if it sit too long....Then, we both had the braised short rib, which was beef and not pork like stated by the waiter, who did not even know what a braised short rib was, when asked..The entrees were supposed to come accompanied with cannellini ragu, kasha, natural jus. .... Well, there was hardly any trace of kasha!...Finally, for dessert I had the Nutella Bavarian Torte, and my friend the Banana Pudding Parfait which were both too cold, like they were coming out of the fridge and consequently we could not taste the flavor....
Well, let me tell you, that after that kind of experience, this will be my first and last time in that restaurant.
We had a quiet window table which offered a great view of the outdoor lounging area. Very relaxing. We didn't realize the restaurant offered a dinner buffet for $35/pp. Great value...it offered a choice of 3 salads, 2 main entrees (fish or beef), 2 sides, a pasta bar (with multiple choices of pasta & toppings...cooked right on the spot) and 4 desserts. Beef tenderloin was extremely tender and cooked to perfection. Pedro, our server, did a wonderful job...he was very attentive without being overbearing. We were pleasantly surprised...will certainly go back. Best value for your buck! :-)
Beautiful historical location. Excellent service. Was little busy at dinner time but we still received excellent service. John was our server Very sweet and promt. I would recommend to try their 1925 menu. Great deal Just for $19.25 u get choise of entree desert and starter.
A first time dining visit to Marchand's Bar & Grill and it was very good. The filet was cooked perfectly, and nicely seasoned. The scallops were also done just right - nicely cartelized, bronzed and crispy on top. The risotto was good and not too much of it.
Always a nice experience. Great service and peaceful environment. We went for breakfast this time. Reasonable prices off the menu though the buffet was a tad high at $24.95. There was the usual breakfast fare as well as several made to order options available. The eggs, bacon and fruit were the highlights.
It was my first time in St Pete's so I was not aware that this was just a hotel's dining option. I thought it was it's own restaurant. They did not have a table ready and made us wait 30 minutes even though it was booked in advance though open table. The food was not great so we ended up requesting the bar menu to order more of your classic american style food... Expensive, not enjoyable, would not recommend for anyone looking for a date restaurant around st pete's. PS had to ask for my check repeatedly-- hate that...
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