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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    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
I Thought I was back in paris!

We had dinner at the Gulf Bistro this past Saturday night. This was our first time here in about 10 years or so, when it was known as Café France. After having a most wonderful dinner, I don't know what too us so long between visits! Barry, Renee and I started with the Lobster Bisque...wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim L
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Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
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Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Gulf Bistro this past Saturday night. This was our first time here in about 10 years or so, when it was known as Café France. After having a most wonderful dinner, I don't know what too us so long between visits! Barry, Renee and I started with the Lobster Bisque...wonderful. Then Barry and I had... More 

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North Redington Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would never have guessed having an excellent authentic restaurant so close to home. The French couple who own it , cook and serve have been there I be,I've for at least 15 years and for locals who are fortunate to know about it's existence it is their favorite .

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Knoxville
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Gulf Bistro every time we visit Madeira Beach- so 2-3 times a year. The food and service is lovely. My daughters get to practice their French. The quality and presentation of the food is wonderful. If you want a change from the usual seafood and burgers on the beach, or a quiet date night that is... More 

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Thank Maodayrtravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the last 3 years even though it is an hours ride for us, it is that good! The preps are a perfect blend of spices and not overly rich. The wine list is small but with excellent French selections. Every time we go we are reminded of a neighborhood bistro in the heart... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Delicious food and excellent service. My hubby proclaimed the escargot the best he'd ever had! On first look you may be skeptical because it is set unobtrusively in a strip mall, and the interior decor doesn't look high end. But it's classy and high end where it counts: the menu, the food, the service. We're visitors but if we lived... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a wonderful French Bistro! We have eaten here several times in the last few years and it is always fabulous. The food is authentic, perfectly prepared and portioned. Beautiful wine list and the best dessert crepes! (try the caramel crepe, ooh la la!) The service is impeccable and sincere. They have a 4 course menu and a regular... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice little french restaurant. 2nd time we were here. 1st time was 4 years ago and it was delicious then as well. Only beer and wine. No liquor and that doesn't bother me. Had the lobster bisque. Very very good. Hot, full of flavor. Wife had the Talapia and said it was one of the best tasting pieces of fish... More 

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Thank strick166
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Gulf Bistro features authentic French cuisine by Maitre Queux(master chef) Herode, former chef for the President of Zaire. Chef studied at the famous Moulins Culinary Institute in Moulin, France. This is an amazing husband and wife team, every thing is made to order and the chef's wife Marie graces service with charm and eloquence. This is a must visit while... More 

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Thank John L
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I came to dinner with my wife and friends last week and I must say that we have-liked enormously, food and service was amazing, I tried the tartiflette, rillettes, magret and chocolate mousse and everything was really Perfect ...

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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Great staff and well timed delivery to a party of five. The sautéed sea scallops and shrimps with almonds and bacon in ginger and lime sauce where excellent. Carmel Crepe with ice cream was a treat. The ranking of this place should be higher than it is!

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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?