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501 5th Ave NE, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
+1 727-824-8072
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in St. Petersburg staying at the Vinoy for one night which happened to be Valentines Day...of course most restaurants were booked solid. We just happened to walk by Fred's Bar and discovered they were serving a Valentines Dinner from a set menu or one could order from the regular menu. We opted for the set menu but I... More 

Thank skychaserCalgary
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here twice. Bartender named Jason was excellent and experienced. Food was great and good value.

Thank chatt j
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Fred's and Marchand's private event staff exceeded our expectations while hosting our private event. Event coordinator Julie Bost was a pleasure to work with, she was quick to respond to questions and easy to get ahold of, knowledgeable, thorough, thoughtful and she elimated a lot of stress of hosting an event. I could trust that she would handle all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very nice place and excellent staff. Food was good and the scenery outdoors was enjoyable. Enjoy a few good cocktails even if you decide not to eat there.

Thank wheatonnitz
Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here as a couple last night. It is no longer a Speakeasy. Having a reservation, were immediately seated. We we given a wine list, and when we asked for a drink menu, our waiter told us that they didn't have a 'new' one. We asked for the 'old' one and were begrudgingly given it. Until the waiter at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Fred's for their Friday 'seafood fest' and the atmosphere was anything but festive. A far cry from the roaring 20's, one could struggle to hear a hint of jazz music over quiet table conversation, and there was nothing about the food that seemed particularly 'inspired' by the era. Add to that a minimum cost of $22 per person... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We were a party of 8, including two 5 year olds. Our server was Dean, who went out of his way to accommodate our large party, as well as some of our party's special dietary needs (gluten-sensitive). We were seated in a semi-private nook in the restaurant, and it was perfect. Dean did a fabulous job recommending bottles of wine,... More 

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Green Village, New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great hidden spot in the hotel. Only open on Friday nights and Saturday nights to hotel guests & members. As others have said you need a code to enter and walk through the backside of the kitchen to get in. Fun feeling of an exclusive club. The bartender was top notch serving all types of old school drinks and "smoked"... More 

Thank chevymetl
St. Petersburg, Florida
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I am re-reviewing this venue due to its change...FREDS IS A STEAKHOUSE NO LONGER...it is now a hidden SPEAKEASY. I have read many reviews on Fred's...and MUST begin by saying that it is SO hard to find...almost everyone has to be shown where it is...and many people believe that they've dined here when in fact they have dined at the... More 

3 Thank lilmsctfsh
Dunedin, Florida
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375 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Hidden behind a staircase, you enter Fred's with a secret pass code. It is only open on friday and saturday evenings and features jazz. You must be a hotel guest or a club member to drink and dine. Bar features nightly specials like a Tom Collins with fresh squeezed juices. Limited but great menu. I had branzi fishover deep fired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 5th Ave NE, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-824-8072
Enjoy our downtown St. Petersburg, Florida restaurant’s fresh seafood and prime beef in a setting reminiscent of a Polo Club. Overnight guests or Vinoy Club Members welcome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?