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“Dinner review”
Review of Birch & Vine

Birch & Vine
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Sun, 5/9
8:00 PM
Ranked #58 of 865 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Waiter and food saved the day! But...We were a table of 8 with reservations for 7pm. We showed up on time but were told there was a delay in tables and we were encouraged to go to the bar. Bartender was very busy so no cocktails 10 minutes later. Hostess suggested we sit in lounge where we waited 15 minutes before the manager came by and apologized but blamed the poor bartender for not waiting on us. He should have gone behind the bar to help the bartender. But he chose to throw her under a bus in front of customers! Again, she was very busy. Still no drinks! Finally hostess seated us at 7:45 and we received our first cocktail at 8pm. Henry, our waiter, was very attentive and did a great job working in the chaos. He’s a keeper. Needs a raise. So does bartender just for putting up with the manager. The food was good, very good. Between Henry and the food, it turned our very negative review into a positive one!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank loripennstate
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

I'm reluctant to put this in because so many places are so packed with people and prices go up when demand is high. Prices are already up at this location but it's so great it's worth going when we visit. The bar and dinner were great and service was excellent. There is a bar on top that if the weather is good, most of the time in Florida, the ambiance and view is great. Surrounded by multimillion dollar condos looking out over St. Petersburg's downtown park and waterfront and being up on the roof 5 stories above the street it's beautiful. There was no cover charge and the atmosphere was festive in the evening. You wouldn't know anything was up there while dining below. It's quiet except for a solo guitarist they had out on the front patio if you dined out there. This place is a hit and I wouldn't miss trying them out if you're visiting or if you're local and want to go to a great place once in a while.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

We have given this restaurant four tries, with family, work, happy hour, and a wedding celebration brunch. We found the food good, but no more. With so many amazing choices on Beach Drive, this is good but nothing special compared to the other amazing places close by.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

Excellent service, excellent food and the private room coordinator was very helpful. I definitely recommend Birch & Vine.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Tara F
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to the Fine Arts Museum and had the best fish dip ever. Mind you anytime fish dip is on the menu I order it, so this is saying a lot! Had a couple of glasses of wine. Rooftop bar has a SPECTACULAR view but was way too hot in temperature at noonish time. We ate downstairs inside and it’s beautiful inside. Can’t wait to go back and try much more!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank WooHooWineWoman
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Renee S, Manager at Birch & Vine, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The fish dip is one of the favs with our regulars. We look forward to having you back and wowing you with some of Chef's other creations.

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