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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 15
    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

Our reservation made to Marie in her car had been 'lost' but a table just being vacated was cleaned up and it was ours. There were fortyish people in the restaurant with Marie and a French friend doing the waiting - impossible. The food was very good, the way it was served was a major let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
halilley
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Dorset
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dorset
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Our reservation made to Marie in her car had been 'lost' but a table just being vacated was cleaned up and it was ours. There were fortyish people in the restaurant with Marie and a French friend doing the waiting - impossible. The food was very good, the way it was served was a major let down. Limited free parking... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is located in a little strip center, and looks very bland on the outside. However, on the side, the food is fabulous. It is a French bistro owned and operated by a French family. You are getting the real deal! The sea scallops and shrimp were delicious, and the lamb was outstanding. If you are looking for great... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A couple restaurants we wanted to go to were booked for a Saturday night, so we checked Trip Advisor to see what was in the area and we found good reviews for Gulf Bistro. We were able to get a reservation, and we're so glad we did. The place was busy and walk ins were turned away. Thanks to the... More 

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ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband made reservations and we were promptly seated by the owner. She was very friendly and enjoyed a few laughs. We ordered the scallops and shrimp with ginger sauce and it was fantastic! My husband ordered the Snapper with red peppers! It was amazing! The Carmel Crepe with ice cream was delicious. Great service, great food and wonderful owners... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were prepared for the unassuming strip shopping center based on other trip advisor reviews. We were incredibly pleasantly surprised,however, by the exceptional food and service. Our group of six ordered a variety of food and all were incredible. The appetizers ranged from escargot (the cream sauce was unique and delicious), pork/duck pate (yum), and dressing on the salad -... More 

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Shelby, Montana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?