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“Not Your Plain Jane Eatery”
Review of Byte

Byte
Ranked #5 of 183 Restaurants in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Comfortable modern look with stained floors and beautiful lighting, a great uptown feel.
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the theater one evening and were pleasantly surprised... this place is a great Gastropub with interesting fare and plenty to drink. The menu was so extensive we had difficulty making up our minds. Thankfully, our server, Jason, came to the rescue and made several excellent recommendations.... the Ahi tuna appetizer, fish and chips and boursin chicken were excellent especially when paired with a Fat Tire draught. We will be back... as we imagine the rest of the menu items are just as good.

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had lunch here today with my kids and a friend after touring Stetson University. Glad we came in. Byte is an upscale bistro in the historic downtown district of Deland. The menu is quite large and features what would be standard menu options with flair, however this is a menu clearly put together by a chef and not a cook.

I started with the black bean chili which could have been a meal itself. It was a significant portion of the chili loaded with black beans, andoullie sausage, garlic, and other seasonings. This was a masterpiece and just a beautifully seasoned dish. If it would have come with white rice, I'd have been done for the day. It was that good.

Next up were my mahi fish tacos. Again, another masterful dish. Both tacos had large seasoned mahi fillets in flour tortillas with lettuce, tomato, black beans, cheese and a touch of aioli. There was also some homemade orange marmalade on the side and homemade sweet potato fires. Although I'm not a fan of orange marmalade, I tried it and it was really good, tasting more like apricot preserves. Very surprised and the marmalade really provided a nice complement to the fish tacos. The sweet potato fries were perfect. Just a great meal all around.

My daughter devoured her Caesar salad. My son was blown away by the fish and chips, which came out topped with a butter caper sauce, commenting that this was the best fish and chips he'd ever had. From my son, that's saying something.

For the 4 of us, including drinks and tip, lunch was less than $50. Service was excellent and we never had to ask for drink refills. I honestly think Byte is one of the best restaurants in Central Florida and a hidden gem; an exceptional value for the money. Will be back for sure.

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2  Thank David G
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Four of us went here for a late lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. We had viewed the menu online before going and were excited to try some of the interesting selections. Everything sounded so good, but we were not impressed with the actual products. We had the chicken and brie sandwiches, the roast beef with au jus, the apple fennel slaw, and the green beans with lemon and dill butter. They were out of croissants, so substituted brioche. The fig-rhubarb jam on the chicken-brie sandwich was undetectable; the brioche was actually a plain hamburger bun, the green beans were fresh but not flavorable, the slaw is actually thin apple slices. The roast beef was very good. So for the most part the meals were ok, but disappointing. On the positive side, the service was excellent, the decor understated and very pleasing, and the prices very reasonable.

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2  Thank Julie32159
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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This modernized and upbeat restaurant is a must for many to experience. It's not only pleasing to the eye but pleasing to the palette. Their arrangements of ingredients, awakens the palette, from their appetizers, main course, desserts, and fine wines. With that said, their service is impeccable! Jason was tentative and made sure everything was to our liking.

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1  Thank Nance H
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently had the privilege of sitting in on a business luncheon held in the upper room of Byte. Our selections for the lunch were somewhat limited. I tried the "Martha's Vineyard" salad, which consisted of Grilled Chicken Breast, Dried Cherries, Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Leaf Mix, with Housemade Balsamic dressing. The salad filled the large dinner plate, and was absolutely delicious, with just the right amount of dressing (typically I like a lot of dressing). The upper room was modern and sleek, with a separate bar area with stools, and doors that opened onto a covered balcony. Based on this visit, I would eat definitely at this restaurant in the main dining room.

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Thank Marsha62
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