501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 824-8072 Reserve now
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
The central Vinoy Bar shows off a small wine cellar room that provides an enviably intimate dining space for four, with a seafood focus, and dishes that reflect a stylish and loosely Mediterranean sensibility with saucing and garniture.
The bar scene: It feels like something out of The Great Gatsby; the space is airy and clean. Kick back with a drink as the band serenades you with easy listening. There's also a jazz brunch Sundays starting at 10:30 a.m., plus a classical jazz pianist in the lobby weekday evenings. Fridays are your best bet; the band offers pure jazz until around 10 p.m., then mixes in some R&B.
You can also take it outdoors at the Vinoy -- on the spacious veranda with its wicker furniture and ceiling fans, or in the courtyard just in front of the hotel, with outdoor heaters and a fire pit for chilly Florida winter nights.