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“Good, funky campus eatery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro 1245

Bistro 1245
1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
352 376 0000
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Ranked #75 of 468 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Gainesville, Florida
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“Good, funky campus eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2008

Bistro 1245 is ultra casual with a prototypically college campus atmosphere. The grill could use an upgraded exhaust fan as it always seems smoky inside but, in spite of this, I like it. The food is of good quality and well-prepared. You can choose your wine straight from the eclectic collection stored on racks around the room. And the prices are college campus cheap. With a menu that's a cut above the usual meat and potatoes or pizza and beer fare, Bistro 1245 is not just for students any more.

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“Great sandwiches, a little pricey, good wine tasting deals, nice relaxed atmosphere.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

Great sandwiches, a little pricey, good wine tasting deals, nice relaxed atmosphere.

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“Enjoyed doing the wine taster.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2008

Enjoyed doing the wine taster.

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“Great food, wish I had more opportunities to eat here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

Great food, wish I had more opportunities to eat here.

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“I've enjoyed everything...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

I've enjoyed everything I've had here, and the servers are really good. Great sandwiches, creative dishes, relaxed atmosphere.

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