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“Hotel Bistro meets its' purpose” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Birch & Vine

Birch & Vine
340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-1080
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Ranked #81 of 745 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Avenue South
Description: Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip, new boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a "farm-to-table' approach in crafting its 'Locally Sourced. Globally Inspired' cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menu's at Birch & Vine. Located on famous Beach Drive in the Downtown St. Petersburg district, the restaurant sits across the street from North Straub Park, the Vinoy Marina and the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay.
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“Hotel Bistro meets its' purpose”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

This place is more of a bar that serves food than a restaurant with a bar. Food is good and prices fair. Had a burger and enjoyed it.
It was New Years Eve 2011/12 and the place was packed out with a set menu and party favor deal for $100.
We sat at the bar to eat and The bartender was VERY busy but provided great service and knew all the drinks requested. The owner should make sure he never leaves.
Late night we were told we couldn't eat at the bar by table staff which we thought was odd since we had done so earlier. Table service was erratic and food was jut so-so; probably due to hour and day.
Beet offer is sidewalk dining and a great location to have a bite. Drinks, an app, and burger. $30 w. Tip - not bad. I'd visit again

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice location, poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011 via mobile

The location is great, right in the middle of everything and the building is interesting. However, the service was pretty bad. The host was friendly, but endd up checking in on us twice before our server appeared. Once our server took our order, we only saw him two more times.... once for us to ask for the check and then again when he brought the check back. Once during our meal we flagged down the bartender fir refills on our drinks. To add insult, our waiter added 18% tip, even though we had less than 8 people in our party. Im sure it would be a good plsce for a quick drink, but i wasn't impressed.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“very misleading”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

had a dissaponting expereince here. Hope you do better. Food was poor and service bad too.

Visited November 2011
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“Beware: Ask price on Specials before ordering!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Stopped in for a bite. Menu was a mish-mash of unlikely combinations (Spanish Haddock - in Florida???). Decided to have a drink at the [small] bar and a split an appetizer. The waiter suggested the evening's special appetizer - Blackened Shrimp. We asked for some bread too. Shrimp was unremarkable - eight small shrimp with blackening seasoning sprinkled on top. $12 (ouch - should have asked first!). Real kicker was charging $5 for the bread sticks. Total for 3-beers (which were refreshingly cold) and the shrimp/bread was $38. Will not return - can't afford it..

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The server makes all the difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Food, wine and desserts all delicious. Relaxing atmosphere, great for people watching. We were worried at first because the menu was outdated and they didn't have the things we first ordered. (food or drinks). However our server (David) turned these disappointments around with his great attitude and friendliness. We changed our orders and were completely satisfied.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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