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Bistro 1245

1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
352 376 0000
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Ranked #67 of 463 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Coral Springs
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Third visit over three years. Consistently good. Our favorites are sandwiches (grilled cheese and steak) and pasta meals. I had Pasta Roma and was very happy to eat every bit of it. They serve glass by the wine and bottle at very reasonable prices (though I have to admit I've never seen any of these wines before). Service is excellent... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wow. This meal has stayed in my top five meals. I ate here in 2013 after a strenuous hiking and camping trip nearby. After campfire hotdogs and granola, we were more than ready to get on board for a delicious lunch. The three of us dined on butternut squash bisque, mahi tacos, and penne with shrimp. Mmhmmm! Flavored to perfection.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stopped by on a summer Saturday afternoon for lunch and found it to be a good choice. The food was quite good and the server was top notch. The menu features some rather unique sandwich choices and our party chose two winners - the three cheese and the sirloin steak. The desert options sounded good too, but were were good... More

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west palm beach
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Tried this place only because I was arcross the street at the Holiday Inn and the T A reviews were not that bad. My wife and I had dinner around 730 pm on a Friday eve. We got seated right away and the service was very good. The servers wear black and have alot of ink however we do not... More

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Trying too hard to be trendy. Felt like I should have been wearing all black and covered in tatoos to fit in. Food was good but nothing special.

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I wouldn't go here if you are in a hurry for lunch. The food is fresh and good, but can take a while to get. While it speaks highly to the popularity of the place, if you get there after 12 pm, you might have trouble finding a table. Better to get in a little early. Can also be a... More

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I saw this place when I checked into the Holiday Inn across the street. It didn't have a lot of curb appeal but it was so conveniently located that I had to check it out. After reading some positive reviews here I figured I'd give it a shot. I started with a cabernet which was $4.5 a glass. Good start!!... More

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant w/an upscale ambiance that had a good steak and was not too pricey for our family ( 2 kids & 2 adults) and this ended up just perfecto. I had the spicy shrimp pasta which was served piping hot but I could not finish since I had devoured a cup of the butternut squash... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It was a Sunday night and I needed a place to have dinner and relax after a long trip. This place was perfect: a cozy little place right across the street from the Holiday Inn I was staying at. Good food, good wine (my server recommended a nice Pinot Grigio. From what I heard, they have good local beer too)... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Looks a little dumpy on the outside. Parking looks impossible but the pizza restaurant next door attracts a lot of cars that don't stay long. Anyway, two orders of roasted duck breast, and order of crab cakes, a grilled salmon all presented like a high end joint were simply delicious. Service was excellent, server was bright and knowledgeable (Amber), the... More

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