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“Great food, lousy service”

Marchand's Bar & Grill
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Ranked #41 of 898 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Beach Drive
Description: Featuring award-winning American cuisine with a Floribean flair. Join us for our Sunday Brunch from 10am - 2pm. Our downtown St. Petersburg, FL restaurant’s menu features fresh seafood, braised meats, seasonal fruit and pastries.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, lousy service”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

we are regulars here and always love the food. We ordered off the special menu and again found the food to be fantastic. Unfortunately, it was ruined by the bad waitress. She was rude, unfriendly and unprofessional. A waitress should never complain about anything to do with the restaurant. This was a holiday dinner with friend and it was the first time. We were embarrassed since we had raved about this place!

  • Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Post Thanksgiving holiday dinner at Marchand's”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Five of us had dinner at Marchand's post Thanksgiving. The service and food were excellent. The dining room is also awesome. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Enjoy!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Greg Z
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Pekin, Illinois
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405 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast in a beautiful room.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This restaurant is incredibly beautiful - you feel that you are back in the 1920's. As an anniversary of the restoration of this historic hotel, the murals in the Marchand are being restored. The breakfast items are delicious and many are unique; we had breakfast her four times and look forward to returning.

Visited November 2012
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Benson, North Carolina
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Breakfast here was awesome”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The food here was amazing for breakfast. Everything I tried tasted yummy. I highly recommend the Vanilla Belgium Waffle.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere. Good food.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

My only comment is that I didn't think they had a LOT of choices for dinner. I had the spinach ravioli which REALLY should be renamed because the primary part of that dish is a very ample serving of large, delicious scallops.

Visited November 2012
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