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Gulf Bistro

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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

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    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
A gastronomic delight!

The 4 course meal guarantees delicious French cuisine from first course through dessert. The escargots were perfect & the French onion soup was delicious. Our party raved over the grouper with shrimp & scallops & the pork medallions for hours. Creme brûlée & profiteroles were some of the best we've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
davisojan
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The 4 course meal guarantees delicious French cuisine from first course through dessert. The escargots were perfect & the French onion soup was delicious. Our party raved over the grouper with shrimp & scallops & the pork medallions for hours. Creme brûlée & profiteroles were some of the best we've ever tasted. Wish we could fine there more often,

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Cambridge
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We arrived at this restaurant the outside looked a bit dowdy. Once we stepped inside we were treated like family. The food was excellent and the staff extremely pleasant. We loved this restaurant we returned again on the Saturday. We were greeted like royalty and we again enjoyed our meal so much.

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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222 reviews 222 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My meal at the Gulf Bistro was exceptional. I read an article in the Tampa Tribune that listed 12 restaurants to visit in 2015 and I decided to try one tonight. I chose the Gulf Bistro and it was, as they say at the Trop, a Grand Slam! I started with the lobster bisque, which was superb. I added a... More 

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Dorset
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152 reviews 152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
57 helpful votes 57 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?