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“Average at best” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mise En Place Restaurant

Mise En Place Restaurant
442 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1494
813-254-5373
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Ranked #21 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hyde Park Avenue
Cocoa, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Average at best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Read the great reviews and decided to try this popular local eatery. It is very popular and gets a good crowd at both lunch and dinner. We decided to try lunch here. We were asked if we had reservations for lunch, we said no, but we were promptly seated anyway. The room was far from full so that was a little confusing?

The service was prompt and good. I ordered the catch of the day which was grouper, my associate ordered the Nicoise salad. My associate was not at all pleased with her nicoise salad, saying it was very bland and the tuna had no taste. She was not at all impressed with the dish. I had the grouper which was also bland and dry over a boring plate of rice.

We were both surprised after the good reviews we had read here at Trip Advisor. So considering the difficulty in parking, the crowds, the bland food at high prices, we won't be back. There are much more desirable restaurants close by.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Paid a great deal of money that would be better spent at other local favorites, the food was average at best as was the service. Definately going down hill

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent, inventive menu....perhaps the best in Tampa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great Bar, Service, Creative Menu, always inventive entrees, make Mise en Place a new experience every time we go. Been around forever, never disappoints. Prices are reasonable, too, a real surprise.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A really nice place to dine and have a good conversation. It is quiet enough to talk and and not have to yell. The food and service is some of the best in the City of Tampa.

Visited October 2012
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Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Florida Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Florida. Whenever I get within an hour of this restaurant-I make sure I dine here. The variety and creativity of the menu is sure to please anyone. Service is superb. The wine list has soem smaller production offerings-refreshing to see not the same old wines. Make sure to have the fried green tomatoes.

Visited October 2012
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