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1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
352 376 0000
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Ranked #83 of 475 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in really good food, and not so much about a classy atmosphere, this is the place to eat! The chef is really talented and the food is very nicely presented on the plate. Our server, Veronika, was cheerful and helpful.

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Miami, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's difficult for every place to be perfect so I would try this place again even though my meal was just 'ok'. They recognized their shortfall and adjusted my check accordingly and apologized so that is why I would give this place another shot. The sign of a good business is how they respond when they fall short of perfection.... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have had a few things from Bistro 1245. I would recommend the maple chicken with root vegetables. It is amazing! Also I would recommend the spicy marinara muscles. Avoid the pesto dish

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Sedona, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Totally enjoyed our lunch today! We were treated to absolutely delicious, fresh food (the steak sandwich with Gorgonzola cheese and onions is to die for as are the steamed shrimp appetizer). Our wonderful waiter, Mike, is an owner and absolutely delightful....you can tell he loves what he does and is so proud of his food! Although we were stuffed he... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The service took a very long time until we could finally place our order and the girl serving us seemed unfamiliar with most dishes on the menu. The quality of the food was rather poor. Cannot recommend.

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Coral Springs
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Additional Information about Bistro 1245

Address: 1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 352 376 0000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American

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