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La Cote Basque Winehouse

3104 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport, FL 33707
727 321 6888
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Ranked #20 of 35 restaurants in Gulfport
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: French, Continental
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The first clue that this was going to be bad is the look of the restaurant from the outside. Then you walk in and the smell hits you - that wet-dog, moldy carpet mixed with frying food smell. We would have left but had a restaurant.com coupon, were tourist and unfamiliar with the area, and thought we'd give the food... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Know as a local institution, but I'd never eaten there before ... escargot appetizer was good though the melted cheese seemed unnecessary (added nothing to flavor); dinner salad was basic but very fresh; entrees were roasted duck & lamb chops - both were tough & not very savory; also served with very sweet cherry glaze/gravy & that flavor overwhelmed everything... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went there for an anniversary dinner. We had escargot, pate, French lamb chops and schnitzel. The service was excellent and the food even better. You will want extra bread too! Save up your appetite for this place. Romantic atmosphere too.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was curious as this restaurant had been there many years. Runs coupons in many papers in the area. So I asked my husband to join me for supper. Very old world style décor but charming. Family owned for many years. We were greeted and attended to by a family member and was informed Mother was in the kitchen cooking.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a small, dark and dusty looking place. It is as bad inside as it appears from the outside. It is completely over-prized for the quality of food we received and without the 2 for 1 coupons the prices would be a complete joke. I have been visiting the old world on many occasions but this restaurant is far... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's really a shame - I want to like this place. The food is pretty good, but the service is really bad. They may have been understaffed, but our waiter was near our table many times, and we tried to get his attention, but he was always rushed and didn't look out way. I ordered ride instead of pasta, letting... More

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Seminole, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I returned with friends after a six year hiatus and found nothing changed. The interior is still the same with dust collecting stuff hanging everywhere (some would call this eclectic). They did have a good wine list which we partook of. We ordered snails for appetizers and the bread served was thin and too soft to sop up the juices... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is not a large restaurant, but it certainly is one of the best I've ever experienced. The prices are also reasonable, and the wines we had were excellent. The food and the friendly, helpful atmosphere will draw us back. This is a favorite after one meal. I had Veal a la Française, and my wife had Wiener Schnitzel; it... More

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Hernando, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

From the outside one doesn't see much but we were enchanted when we walked in; what a surprise - Europe in Gulfport. The interior is charming and very Swiss/French. The food is exquisitely the same. Run by a family from Switzerland with many years experience in restaurants, the kitchen turns out dishes that harken back to another era. People visit... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has been in business for 40 years. It is mostly French style cooking and the food is very good. It is a quant, charming place and good for a quiet dinner with friends or romantic interest.

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