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Relish in the uniquely elegant atmosphere of Marchands's Bar and Grill. Located in the The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, Marchand's provides an inventive take on fine American cuisine along with breathtaking views of downtown St. Pete.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

Lovely Bar and Then Fine-Dining While staying at the Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, we had the opportunity to stop into Marchand’s Bar & Grill four times. First was just wines, while waiting for our room, and then we dined there one...evening, and I returned for more wine, and two breakfasts. The venue is lovely, and historic. It’s located just off of the gorgeous lobby in the main building of the hotel. The room is a rectangle, with a modified Dutch Roof style, with a large, long, central cuppola with windows high on the sides. Those high windows provide quite a bit of light. Centrally located in the middle of the center of the room, is a bar, with seating along it periphery. Toward the entrance, there are several types of seating, mainly for the bar, from high communal bistro tables and stools, to smaller tables and chairs. Along each side of that central area, there are more intimate and elegant table arrangements, with the most elegant on the side toward the tower of the hotel, across a courtyard, and more casual table settings, toward the front of the hotel. Both are set back slightly, with large drapes for more privacy. We had one entire side, with the drapes closed, for the group dinner. There is also a “wine room,” with seating for about 12, and then across the center section, a round table for about 8, set to the rear of that side area. In those two, long dining areas, there are either windows, or doors (to the courtyard, or the front of the hotel), which are mostly glass. The middle of that room looks like it could be adapted for myriad seating arrangements, such as a dance floor (there is a grand piano to one side), a reception, or even a presentation to folk seated in chairs, with no tables. For my breakfast, I was seated in the same area, toward the tower and lawan, that was converted into a semi-private dining room space, a night later, for the group. Now, the bar has a “bar bite” menu, and a separate wine list from the restaurant, and I cannot say if it’s possible to get the full restaurant’s meals, and wine list served at the bar, as we did not need that. Upon arrival, we explored the B-T-G wine list at the bar, and then I looked over the restaurant’s wine list, which was much deeper. For our group dinner, wines were provided, and I had no input in ordering those. The food for both my breakfasts (Cuban Eggs Benedict, and then Grouper Hash) and the dinner (I had Scallops, and wife Beef Filet), was very good, as was the service. One thing that I did not investigate is wheelchair access to the room. From the lobby, it is up a few steps. While there are elevators around the lobby, I am just not certain that any provide access to the level that Marchand’s is on. Also, there is a ramp up to Veranda Café, just beyond Marchand’s, so that might put one out on the level with Marchand’s? In all, a very lovely multi-faceted room, and while we explored some aspects of it during this trip, I think that we missed out on even more. When we return, I will dine at Marchand’s Bar & Grill for dinner with just my wife, and explore both the menu and the wine list.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020

Excellent bar area and quality food and drinks. Not inexpensive. Nice bar to sip a martini and watch football on television, if that experience ever returns.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We don’t find ourselves in the same restaurant every weekend, preferring instead to try new venues. With friends, we recently dined at Marchand’s Bar & Grill at the Vinoy. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the evening. The dining room is large and the tables...are well spaced for conversation. The bar, in the center of the room is handsome and inviting. We’ll be back for a drink. We also enjoyed the piano player who started at 7:30 on that Saturday night. The menu is not expensive, but I suspect it changes with some degrees of frequency, maybe seasonally. I would want to check that before each visit. I also recognize that the atmosphere of Marchand’s could likely change from night to night, depending upon various conferences and events held in the hotel.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JeanetteR170, General Manager at Marchand's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Thank you for your vote of confidence after your recent visit to Marchands. We are certainly glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed February 9, 2020

I visited here daily while a guest at the hotel. Great food, especially the Sunday Brunch! Great drinks especially from Sara-Marie Kostares. The music was also varied and great! Five stars for friendly staff, especially Sara-Marie, and awesome food!! I’ll be back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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JeanetteR170, General Manager at Marchand's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Dear Chris C. Thank you for sharing your pleasant experience with us in Marchands recently. We also appreciate your kind words about Sara-Marie and will be sure to share with her. We look forward to your return soon.

Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

The fresh scallops with hominy and corn was fresh and well made. Capped it off with chocolate and peanut butter gelato; always a good combination. The service was friendly but distracted and our bill added two entries we never ordered which almost doubled the bill....More service focus would be helpful.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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JeanetteR170, General Manager at Marchand's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us for what sounds like a delicious meal. We appreciate your time in sharing your experience. While the meal was fabulous, I apologize that you experienced a few shortcomings with the bill but glad it was rectified. Will certainly share this...More

Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Although we the had problems with one of our meals, they more than made up for it by replacing it with another selection. It's a lovely place to visit with family. Our waitress Heather was excellent....very friendly and informative. She was MORE than accommodating to...our needs. Although the menu has been downsized considerable since we began meeting here 20 years ago, it still was ample to make a choice.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Enjoyed Huge shrimps, sliced to order prime rib, omelette station, potatoes, ham, bacon, sausage, smoked fish, fruit platters, hot cereals, pastries. You can request from the server brisket hollandaise, Italian meatballs, blueberry French toast, waffles, pancakes, etc. For an additional $12 you can have a...blood Mary where you add all the fixings or for $13 you can have unlimited mimosas.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

When my daughter came into town, her and her friend invited us to a Sunday brunch at the Vinoy Hotel... A historical setting for an elegant, casual Sunday brunch... Front entrance and reception area was warm and pleasing... Compared to the present day modern cold...chrome glass hotels... Complimentary valet parking and mechanical lift to provide wheelchair access was a plus... The Sunday Brunch in the Marchand's Bar & Grill was excellent with friendly service and an extensive variety of foods... A make your own Bloody Mary table provided all the fixings to meet your creative imagination... Service was attentive but not hurried in any way... A really layed back relaxing environment to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in downtown St Petersburg...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

Came for dinner with a party of eight. We waited a bit for a waiter to arrive even though the restaurant was almost empty. We gave our order for drinks and about 15 minutes the waiter arrived to introduce himself. Two bread baskets were brought...to the table. We gave our orders for dinner. Most items on the menu were uninspiring yet had elaborate descriptions. This menu was pretty bland. Many at our table began to randomly order food. I ordered from the starters menu with a shrimp and grits choice done Mexican style for $18. I thought it would have been a larger portion for the price. It was very basic with about five small shrimp. Appetizer size at dinner price. So, all in all, the service was somewhat confused, slow and not what I would expect for this place and for the prices. Overall, the group loved the Vinoy Hotel and its holiday ambience. The Marchand restaurant, on the other hand, was a disappointment. Other than the 1925 menu, I would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JeanetteR170, Owner at Marchand's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner. We appreciate you allowing us to host your dinner party. As you can imagine, it was disappointing to know that we let you down. Guest satisfaction is important to us, and we apologize for the shortcomings you shared....More

Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a breakfast here on Saturday morning. It was delightful- three egg omelette with steamed broccolini. side order of crispy bacon. Coffee was fresh, and strong. Service was excellent, setting was elegant. I am not sure what else could be improved.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Jeanette R, Manager at Marchand's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Thank you for joining us for breakfast on Saturday morning. As you can imagine, it was a pleasure to read your review and to know that you enjoyed not only the food but the entire experience from service to the setting. We appreciate your vote...More

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Mjjd2
February 5, 2019|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Check out their website under 'Classic Menu' for most recent update. It changed from my last visit. it's now burger or shrimps & grits. It's still $19.25 and dinner only. Enjoy your visit!
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Response from Jeanette R | Property representative |
Greetings from The Vinoy. Yes, valet would be the best option for parking. The restaurant will validate your ticket so there will not be a charge for you. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Response from Eileen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can accommodate your group, we had my daughter's rehearsal dinner there in November. You need to definitely call in advance, and we left the menu open as the prices were fairly comparable so restricting it would not... More
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  • Marchand's Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5