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Gulf Bistro

15225 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-1814
+1 727-392-8627
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Price range: $20 - $30
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Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the third time we've visited this restaurant and it seems to only get worse. While the "chef" and his wife are French and run the restaurant the food leaves a lot to be desired. We have visited France several times and have frequented French restaurants in the US in several cities and many times, this restaurant is definitely... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

This is the French Wife of the French " Chef" like you mentioned , and a very good Chef. Traveling to France and eat in restaurant doesn't make you a specialist of French food, we made everything from scratch, we never had any complaints about the pate, oh maybe once, the person said that it has to be served hot!!,... More

Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Came in Tuesday night with my family and didn't have reservations but were seated promptly. The place is what I would consider a hidden gem, located in a small inconspicuous corner. The decor was simple, yet elegant, creating the perfect atmosphere. Service was great! The table was run by a friendly blonde lady, who I assume to be the owner.... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, I' m delighted you enjoy everything , hope to see you soon.. More

Oviedo, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My Boss took me here on the last day of a corporate meeting. The atmosphere was quiet and warm. I felt right at home. The chef and the hostess were very welcoming and I even got to practice my rusty French with them. The food was FABULOUS. I am going to take my family there soon as I travel to... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good time, we will see you soon with your Familly, thank you. More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My fiance and l have been wanting to try this place for awhile. We walked in and none of the staff seemed interested or cared that we were there. Finally a blonde woman asked us what we wanted. We asked for a table for two and she said it would be a few minutes. I could understand if they were... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

This is the blonde Lady! you came around 8.45 and we had a pretty busy night so yes I asked you to wait a few minutes for me to set up a table in the back room, it took me 3 minutes top and when I came to tell you the table was ready you just left!!! so help me... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having worked and lived in and around France, we were quite surprised to find a little gem and piece of France in Florida. The flounder last time was incredible. The bouillabaisse was the very best.

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for appreciating everything, we hope to see you soon.. More

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A French couple own and run this amazing little French bistro. From the looks of the outside, one may not venture in to try this place but they would totally miss out! BEST duck - cooked perfected with cute sides like a tiny, yummy potato gratin. Bouillabaisse is fantastic! Extremely fresh fish and seafood in an amazing broth. Portions are... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much and hoping to see you soon. More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First visit...Intimately nice decor, very small bistro, and delicious cuisine. Will go back often!!!

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, and welcome in the area, hoping to see you soon.... More

Treasure Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was very pleased to find out about this restaurant. I just returned from a 3 week trip from France and was told upon my return about this French restaurant that is just a few miles from my house. The great reviews I read before going were right on. My husband and I both enjoyed our 4 course meal. I... More

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mickey1Seminole, Owner at Gulf Bistro, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup, hope to see you again soon. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We always visit Gulf Bistro when we are on vacation in St Pete's, because we know that the food and the service will be excellent. Our recent visit was no different with an excellent choice of menu to satisfy all tastes. The choices are very French but with a slight American twist. WE ARE ENGLISH and seeing a previous report... More

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St. Petersburg, Fla.
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Going in to our first meal at Gulf Bistro, I just assumed it was going to be a five-star experience. Reading all the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor made it seem as though this would be one of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Almost, but not quite. Tucked away in a nondescript storefront in Madeira Beach, Gulf Bistro... More

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