Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

4.3
1138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a seasonal approach to crafting its 'Locally Sourced ~ Globally Inspired' cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menus 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.

Please note, online reservations are available for Birch and Vine, we do not accept online reservations for the Canopy, reservations for The Canopy may be available through the restaurant directly.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Valentines dinner
Door was left open non stop. Freezing on Valentine’s Day for a girl in a dress. Waitress never stopped to ask how the over cooked fish was. Love Punch tasted like sugar kool aid with a tad bit of liquor. We did dinner 75.00 each person 4 course meal. The first course wasn’t eatable. The 4th course was never delivered to me. Just my fiancé only. We ordered 2 four course meals. Extremely understanding, considering it was a busy night being Valentine’s, but I won’t be going back again. For $240.00 it wasn’t worth even 100.00.
Restaurants are supposed to shine on their biggest night. Not flop.

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G
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is the2nd time I’ve ordered the breakfast burger medium rare & it came back totally well cooked well done & dry. It took a few minutes to find someone to tell & once I did I got an apology from the dining room manager or whoever he was & after a short period of time they brought another out to me. In the meantime my friend had to eat. That burger was ok not really medium rare but after that point I just ate it. The 2nd burger was tasty a little pink in the immediate center with dry all around it. Perhaps the chef needs to re-evaluate the size of the burger to remedy the cooking temps. Grilling is an art & I am sure they can figure it out. When we got the food a runner brought it out & then when you ask for ketchup it takes a long time over several minutes for it to come & one has to wait while food is getting cold. I hope this constructive feedback will assist you to do better. We also had an order of the blueberry pancakes although the pancakes were nice thin & light they were absurdly drenched with the sauce from the blueberry mixture. I am not anxious to go back to Birch & Vine.

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B
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was so so. Not a big fan after yesterday's lunch/brunch. The cheese board was good, not great. Had a variety but not enough for everyone to try. The calamari was excellent which made up for it though. I had the mushroom omelette which was a bit dry. I got a side of sausage which was horrible. Not tasty at all and it was dry too! Looked like the heal of a shoe. :( I sent back probably half of the omelette and all but one bite of the sausage. Loved our waitress Alli.

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OT
Tampa
109 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel, our server, was a delight and suggested a new twist to an item on the menu - which I tried and loved!! This has become one of my favorite restaurants in downtown St Pete. I have always had wonderful service and delicious food! I plan on returning with my BFF to celebrate a milestone birthday 😉

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. There were 8 plus the dog outside on Terrace. The waiter was very attentive and the food was great.

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S
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch while sitting outside in beautiful weather. Great service in a great setting.

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TF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have a great anniversary dinner here. Service was great, amazing wine list, and the food was was top notch.

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OT
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Portions were huge ( good? Bad? ). Service and food were exceptional. The only complaint which actually may not be a complaint was that the portions were so large that by the time we got tithe entree we were to full to finish. Maybe a good thing if you know this going in

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Brought my parents when they were in town from Boston! Great location and awesome people watching at dinner time. They had live music! Service was a tad slow but they were busy so that’s expected. Food was good... a little over priced but you are paying partly for the location and ambiance!

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While the food was good, it was not as good as it was on our last visit. My steak on our previous visit was the best I've ever had and this time it was just good. Maybe last time it was a special then; this time it was a regular menu item. It is still very good if a bit expensive. We love the Canopy bar.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loud inside. Nice ambience outside. Interesting menu.

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniverary there and could not have chosen a better place. The food, service and ambience was just perfect! Highly recommend.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Took my Mom for her birthday and it wa awful ambiance, The room was so cold that people were wearing their jackets and very noisy. The food was okay but overall disaster.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was wonderful. No doubt it was prepared by a top notch chef. Not to miss!

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Server was nice but forgot the salad and food was mediocre at best

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy Birthday! Thank you.

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SG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THe service was fabulous! The food was outstanding and the momosas were a hit!

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Got the special, had forgotten how boring flounder was. Great service we will go again

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MP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best in the St Petersburg FL area, Service staff was very attentive, both the food and cocktails will not disappoint though a little pricey

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Think I was there on an off night. Sent my dish back twice.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We started our evening on the rooftop bar (the canopy) which is a great spot with just okay service. We had to hunt down our waiter to check out so we could get to dinner downstairs... only to turn around and realized someone took my drink without asking. We headed down to dinner (it was s bit chilly so we opted for inside seating). At first we were the only table in the place but the noise level was ridiculous...no idea where all the racket was coming from. Dinner was just okay. The calamari was not served with s dipping sauce, the soup of the day was not described well (and was sent back), the catch of the day was bland. The evening did not leave us for wanting more. There are too many other fantastic options to rush back.

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LS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience. Wonderful meal. Service impeccable. We will definitely return.

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N
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. They were apologetic. The menu selection was limited. The shrimp and calamari appetizer was good. My steak was cooked a perfect medium well and was tasty. The potatoes seemed old, didn’t taste like they were freshly made. The greatest disappointment was the cook on my husband’s steak. He likes medium well and his was rare. We told the staff and they offered to re-fire the steak he was already eating. That’s gross offering to take food back to the kitchen that he was already eating. Didn’t seem like a sanitary suggestion. At this point our appetite is gone. The manager did apologize and gave us a desert. It was sad that my husband had to take his steak back home to cook it. We were so disappointed and would not recommend or return.

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GF
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Noisy-noisy-noisy. You could barely hear the person sitting across from you at a table of four. My steak was very tough. Was told by the waiter that he would tell the chef, but no adjustment or consideration or other accommodation was ever made. Don’t think I’ll be going back.

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E
Chicago
414 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Tamale was not a tamale at all, just a corn salsa that was too spicy. They ran out of grouper, so we had crab cake, which was mostly filler, and tuna, which was good quality but bland without wasabi or ginger. Service was indifferent. Menu very limited. Excellent wine list and pleasant outdoor seating didn’t overcome shortcomings.

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G
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times and it never disappoints. Great quality Steak and comprehensive wine selection
Good waiters !

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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BE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a very weird food plan that is vegetarian and gluten free. The chef made all sorts of accommodations for my menu selection. It was delicious and I will def return.

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El Paso
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my time in St Pete, I ate dinner at Birch & Vine twice! One evening the Salmon entree and it was absolutely delicious and full of flavors...yum! The next visit I had the Vietnamese-style Short Ribs and they hit it out of the park again! The meat was falling off the bone...tender as can be and filled with flavors and a bit spicy too! It was also served with a vinegar-based slaw that gave it a nice flavorful contrast! IF, I’d have to choose a better of the 2...I’d go with the short ribs...very good & 👍🏽up! I started with a side salad that included field greens, walnuts, goat cheese and I’m sure I’m missing ingredients but that too was full of flavor and greens were fresh & aldente too! lastly, I enjoyed a great Cab from Hess, Napa...delicious...cheers!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, portions are small for the price. Great for one on one conversations.

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S
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot. Had the Trifecta eggs Benedict. Outstanding. Visited the Canopy after for a drink. We love the roof top bar. Amazing views.

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IL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a ridiculous request and they complied in good humor. Overall great restaurant. Would recommend.

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AF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service...loved meeting Dave, an asset to the establishment....will come back and dine again.....

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with hubby. Nice and quiet right off the main drag in downtown St Pete.
Would return with out of town guests for special night out.
Valentina was our server and she was lovely.

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fantastic host on a very busy night! Very diligent young woman!

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MC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE dinner - food and service was amazing!

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NY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I planned my New Year's around this particular restaurant and was VERY disappointed. I want to note that the staff were wonderful and pleasant and they by no means influenced my poor review. I had heard that their food was good also and that was not the case. I had freezing cold crab cakes that were not good and I am not sure they would be good had they not been pre-cooked and sitting out. I also had a salad that was large but not tasty. Lastly, it's hard to describe how small the pour of wine I got when I ordered a Cabernet by the glass... I would say it was about 1/4 of a normal glass of wine. We left after about 40 minutes and went to another place for New Years. It was really a shame, they are in such a great location and should be able to handle a NYE flow of customers and still maintain quality.

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t
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!Everyone was Amazing! Love Edwin as he continuously offers a world class experience to all guests! Thank you 🥂

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R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service great new years Eve food was cooked with a salt shaker manager very nice bartender awsome

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