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Gulf Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15225 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-1814
+1 727-392-8627
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been twice, both times in the off season. The food and service are amazing. The crepes are as good as anything I've had in France. It tends to be very busy in the tourist season.

Thank Joe Z
St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This small French type restaurant is mighty, but small. Located in a small shopping center, unobtrusive, with ample parking at the front door. The interior is quaint, and quiet, with music in the background. Service is quick and efficient. The food is excellent, and the prices are about standard for this type of food. The menu is short, but varied.... More 

Thank Roger M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

One of thé Best restaurant in gulf boulevard excellent food and lovely we recommend, always making a réservation

Thank Serge L
Treasure Island, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening spent in this French restaurant. Everything tasted so good that we can't wait to come back! The "pâté" was excellent and the bouillabaisse was succulent. We also recommend the chocolate mousse which is perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Isa S
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The reviews, all but a couple, were great, so we decided to try it. We almost made a huge mistake - we thought about not going in because of the outside appearance. Once in the door, we almost left, but decided to take a chance. WOW - wonderful French food... and yes, we have been to France!

Thank SpencerTConifer
St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We have been here several times for special family occasions. Just wonderful. Everything is prepared to order, and is simply delectable. Really nice wine list.

Thank Vin1162
The Villages, Florida
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had visited before with local friends. Our hotel was within walking distance (yes even at 90+ degrees at 6pm for about half a mile). The service and the food were worth it!!! I had Coq a Vin and my husband had the grouper special. Both were fabulous. Small place with excellent service and food. We will be back.

St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Provencal tablecloths, French Country decor, paintings on the walls, soft background music, French wine, gourmet dinner, Eiffel Tower lights at night...

Thank Zee2532
Redington Shores, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of Gulf Bistro/Cafe de France for a number of years, but last Sat night our food was exceptional! Escargots were absolutely the best I've ever had, anywhere! I am mad about Paris, go often, so this is a big compliment. The sauce was formidable! Same for the delicate but very flavorful Dijon sauce served w fois... More 

Thank 8judy4
Gilbert, Arizona
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

My wife and I met another couple for dinner at the Gulf Bistro. The service was very friendly and fun, making you feel at home. We arrived at 5:45 and shortly thereafter the place filled up! The food was very good but not what I was expecting. The flavor of the Grouper was bland and a bit fishier than usual.... More 

Thank Brendan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?