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/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
The buffet had very few choices, the bee ...
The buffet had very few choices, the beef was not good. Very limited desserts
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.
Saturday night dinner was a wonderful ex ...
Saturday night dinner was a wonderful experience. Our server was very professional, but engaging. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The jazz band playing in the background was nice for ambiance.
Very nice upscale restaurant. Jazz trio ...
Very nice upscale restaurant. Jazz trio playing in the background a nice touch.
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!
Excellent dinner and evening. Highly rec ...
Excellent dinner and evening. Highly recommended for a special occasion!
Great evening at Marchand's. The food was wonderful and service was excellent!
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.
Great food and best value found
Great find for value and quality of food. Limited menu for fixed course early dinner.
Great service, Excellent food. Complimen ...
Great service, Excellent food. Compliments to the chef!
Very pricey but ok for a special occasion.
A very nice Sunday brunch buffet but very pricey. Shirt and slacks required but folks in the dining room in beach clothes. Service and food was very good.
The restaurant is one of the best dining ...
The restaurant is one of the best dining experiences that I have had. I must state that the meal was prepared by a chef, and that the meal was gourmet. Try the 3-course mon-fri from 5:30-6:30pm.
Fantastic Easter Brunch
Second year in a row we have enjoyed Easter Brunch at Marchands. Fantastic both years!! Would definitely recommend.
Highly recommend the coffee encrusted fi ...
Highly recommend the coffee encrusted filet. The service was excellent.
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.
Hotel pricey, but taste is always King, ...
Hotel pricey, but taste is always King, and that's what counts. You can never go wrong with the scallop dishes.
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.
Great Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon
A very quite and lazy summer brunch with great food and service
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!!!!
A great meal served by very a good server. Many choices to pick from in downtown St Pete. This is definitely a great special occasion place.
The Caesar salad was just ok. Very bland and not appealing to the eye.
Very Expensive. Soup was excellent, service good but not great. My wife and I were served stale chocolate cake for desert. Lousy way to end the meal. Overall, a poor value.
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.
Great service by Heather and Steve. Amaz ...
Great service by Heather and Steve. Amazing choices for the St Valentine's day brunch
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.
Phenomenal food and service. We were given a table for two overlooking a window so we could view the water, park and sunset on Valentine's Day and it was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend for special occasions. The Jazz band was great too.
Lunch at the Vinoy
As usual, on my yearly visit to the Tampa-St. Pete area, I made sure to eat lunch at Marchand's at the Vinoy. Food was delicious, service good (server was a bit scattered, but once we established communication, she was quite friendly and helpful). The menu doesn't read as interesting as in the pass, but the food is delicious!
Which is it?
The owner should choose if they want an elegant restaurant or a sports bar. Having the bar right in the middle ruins both effects. Otherwise it was a good experience
This restaurant is located inside a fabu ...
This restaurant is located inside a fabulous hotel in St Pete's. Breakfast was delicious and the setting was divine. Next time we visit we will have a drink at the bar!
The service was slow and awkward and the waiter didn't speak much English. The menu was limited and not inspired. The feature item was a very salty slab of pastrami (it was billed as a tenderloin) served with sauerkraut-bacon tater tots. The grouper was deep fried in oil that should have been changed. No wonder the place was nearly empty at 7pm on a Thursday night in the height of tourist season. It was an embarrassing business dinner.
Exceptional dining and worth every cent!
The dinner was fabulous. Service by Donald was outstanding. Every need was anticipated and our special culinary requests were met without hesitation. The individually prepared meals were exquisite and far exceeded our expectations. You will love this first class experience.
Great intro to friends
We had told our friends how fabulous the whole dining experience is at Marchands. After the four of us dined there on Friday evening, they agreed. We had a pre-dinner drink in the bar.....quiet and relaxing. After that we sat at our table....had an attentive but not bothersome waiter. All four of our entrees were superb and prepared to our liking. Dessert was scrumptious as well! All the way around it was delightful. We will return.
Beautiful room, mediocre food
The dinning room is very handsome as is the hotel, The Vinoy, in which it is located. However, the fish, including a local fish like Snapper, does not taste very fresh and the preparations are less than expert. If you are looking for a first-rate kitchen in a nearby location, try Sea Salt.
Excellent service , great food and super ...
Excellent service , great food and super views over looking the marina , great spot very close to everything in down town Saint Petersburg .
Almost great food. Slightly rushed servi ...
Almost great food. Slightly rushed service and a tad off...having to wait for soup spoons and courses came too quickly. This was late lunch on Christmas but was still surprised to see diners in beachwear. Ambiance fell short and over-served and loud diners disappointed. I may stick with business meals and avoid holidays in the future. At over $200 for 2 people I expected a more refined experience. I have dined here several times and expected more.
Christmas dining not up to par with food
We have been to Marchand's numerous times and had excellent food and service--in particular have enjoyed top quality fish and vegetarian dishes in both taste and presentation. The return on Christmas Day then was as disappointing as the prior dinning was excellent. The broccoli soup and Kale salad starters were excellent; consistent with what we had come to expect at Marchand's. Only one of the entrees, the lamb, was at a level to be expected from Marchand's. The smoked salmon entree with fried ravioli was mediocre, with little flavor. The ravioli was tough and tasted as if it was fried or toasted several days in advance. The vegetarian entree of seared tofu was tasteless and the fried ravioli did nothing to help. With the price at over $60, this was a most disappointing meal. I will not be able to recommend Marchand's for a holiday event and we most certainly will not return for a holiday event. We will return to reconfirm our prior experience on a normal day.
4 course meal on Christmas eve
The food was not up to Vinoy standards. Overpriced for small portions. We were all still hungry after the 4 course meal.
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