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15225 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-1814
+1 727-392-8627
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food and Service

Good, real Frenh food. The chef takes many ordinary dishes and put a twist to them. I had the Calf Liver with a balsamic vinegar sauce. It was very good. My wife had a steak which she said was very tender and flavorful. Service was great. Prices were reasonable. Caution, this place is easy to miss... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Randyclements
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Shelby, Montana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shelby, Montana
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good, real Frenh food. The chef takes many ordinary dishes and put a twist to them. I had the Calf Liver with a balsamic vinegar sauce. It was very good. My wife had a steak which she said was very tender and flavorful. Service was great. Prices were reasonable. Caution, this place is easy to miss. It is in a... More 

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CT
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Another great meal, great duck, mahi and cheeses. The dessert crepe's are great. A must if you are a foodie visiting the area.

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St. Petersburg, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is my new favorite restaurant! Excellent everything. Truly authentic French bistro food, served in a very casual and friendly atmosphere. The menu is diverse and there are always specials to choose from as well. Very nice wine selections too. Almost forgot to mention...the desserts, wow! Make a reservation though because it is small and it gets crowded on the... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This gem was hidden in something that looked like a strip mall. Location and exterior were cheesy. Inside, however, was a dining experience I didn't imagine possible in this geography. When every person we spoke to had a strong French accent, I became excited about the potential. They delivered in spades. Menu is varied with many French dishes but also... More 

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Chattanooga,TN
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We made reservation for Valentine's Day after reading reviews and planning our trip from out of state. We were one of the first couples to walk in at 5:30. This is a very small place, decorated cute but no view. We were escorted to a table in the middle of the room. We asked to move, but were told the... More 

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Yellow Springs, OH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

How lucky we are to have found this bistro within a 15 minute walk. It's not pretentious at all, like some so-called French restaurants. The menu is quite varied for such a small place, and the specials (daily? weekly? I wonder) were really special. We started with a wine specials, a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. A bold punch of fruit following a... More 

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we will see you soon. More 

CT
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have been driving by this place for two years and never stopped. Went last night and had a great meal. The wife had the onion soup and duck confit, I had the cheese plate and mahi and both were excellent. We shared a chocolate dessert which was also great. Good service and "French Bisto" type decor. Will go back... More 

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, I'm glad that you enjoyed everything, come back anytime.... More 

Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary in January 2015. Every course - escargots, salad, entrees, dessert - featured great sauces. As foodies, we have dined at many fine restaurants, and the food and service at this small bistro in Madeira Beach is right up there with some of the best. My wife had duck breast which was superbly prepared. I had mango... More 

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment, it's a real pleasure to treat costumer who know what real French food is all about... More 

Indian Shores, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My bride and I quietly celebrated the passing of the old year and the arrival of the new year with masks and tooters that we received with dinner at the Gulf Bistro on Gulf Boulevard a few miles south of our new home on the beach. We had dined at the bistro back in 2012 and were more than a... More 

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

We are open everyday , so if you want to try the frogs legs and the liver, come on in!!!! More 

usa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Best French restaurant around the St. Pete/Tampa area. Every time I'm in town, this is a must have dinner stop. Friendly owners just add to the wonderful flavors. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank you for that, you just made my day....😃 More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15225 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-1814
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Madeira Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-392-8627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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