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501 5th Ave NE, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
+1 727-824-8072
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Chicago
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

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Thank chevymetl
St. Petersburg, Florida
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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Dunedin, Florida
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767 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

If you can splurge with your bank account, this is worth it..and while you're there, take a tour of the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel...it's history and it's interesting.

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Thank flstpete
St. Petersburg, Florida
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Inside the Vinoy is an almost hidden area with a door leading to the best hidden gem around. Fred's is a fine dining, highly elegant steak restaurant. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the amazing service, perfectly prepared steaks, and wine pairings. There is something for everyone...children invited as well. I can say its hard to find an excellent combination... More 

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Thank lilmsctfsh
Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Fred's is only open on Friday and Saturday nights. Staying in the hotel, we made reservations for 7:00. The place was still empty so we started out feeling a little concerned but then the Jazz Trio began a soft medley and our server started explaining the various wine and food choices and we were charmed. We enjoyed a great salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?