About Marchand's Bar & Grill
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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, 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
Celebrating a milestone, holding a business luncheon, executive dinner, bridal shower brunch, or baby shower. Book a private or semi-private room here and let our Restaurant Coordinator make sure your event a success!
Marchand's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
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...
One of the best "secrets" of St. Petersburg is the classic dining menu at Marchands. It is only served from 5-6:30 pm each day. It is a 3 course meal of fantastic food. In honor of the year they opened, this meal costs only $19.25. The service was attentive without being oppressive and the atmosphere can be varied. There is private room dining, romantic tables for two, or room for a group. I would highly recommend!
We went specifically for the vanilla pecan waffles and they were fantastic. The nuts were a perfect foil for the crunchy waffles and vanilla sauce. The Vinoy's house made sausages were also a hit. So meaty and satisfying. Combine all of that with the gracious service and impressive ambiance. What a wonderful experience all around.
Lovely setting in a charming and historic hotel. The room is grand and reminiscent of a large ballroom. On this occasion the grandeur was offset by a somewhat noisy and raucous collection of patrons around the bar area. In addition, our waiter disappeared for long stretches--to order a second drink I had to leave the table and find someone to take my order.
The food was excellent--scallops over risotto were quite good. The Delmonico steak was tender, cooked as ordered, and flavorful. Squash blossom soup and mussels were very satisfying appetizers.
In fairness, there had been 5 weddings that day! Staff were spread thin as were the hotel facilities. And the guests were "festive". Would give it another chance.
Very relaxing atmosphere with old Victorian charm. I found that after coming here for 15 years for a yearly reunion, some of the fare has been compromised. There was a wonderful assortment of breads that have always been part of the charm of lunching here that had been discontinued. It seems as if the menu has been downsized. However, the service and food were still excellent.
Marchand's is our anniversary place. Recently, my wife and I celebrated our 47 anniversary and stayed at the Vinoy for 3 nights. Our meals were superb (as always) and our waiter, Jesus, made it extra special with his entree and wine recommendations and his friendly personal service. (He even sent up a personal anniversary gift to our room the next day.... (How thoughtful) ). The breakfast chef was superb in his breakfast offerings and we were pampered by the fine room service from the friendly professional staff....
Five star all the way!
Like I said, it's our anniversary place...
"Is it next year yet"??
An elegant setting with special attention to details. The food is creatively presented and flavorful. It makes for a special holiday meal that our family has enjoyed for several years now which has become a tradition for us making many wonderful rich memories!
Reservations for 4 for 6:00. Seated immedicately. Ordered off of the 1925 menu. Fantastic food choices at wonderful prices. Wine list also very good. Waiter very attentive. Repeatedly apologized for the delay in our meal as there was a large party ahead of us, but we were quite content with good conversation with friends and good wine. Highly recommend.
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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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.
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