We initally chose Bayfront Bistro because of the Bistro name. This is far from what we'd consider a bistro. Wines are overpriced and pours are extremely small. A wine we normally buy at home for $18 a bottle was $15 a glass. They didn't even fill the wine glasses to the widest part of the glass - very disappointing.
The menu is more like 'supper club' food and tasted like it was all from a box, can, or freezer.
The shrimp cocktail consisted of small, rubbery, flavorless shrimp and came with a small pile of plain mixed greens with no dressing. Certainly not what I'd expect along the Florida Gulf Coast. When we mentioned the rubbery shrimp to the waiter, he just said 'oh', took the plate, and walked away.
The scallop entree had a bad rendition of mornay sauce and several large pieces of uncooked garlic. The portion was very small. Every single bite of seafood in the chioppino was extremely overcooked and the sauce was remniscent of canned tomato sauce rather than a homemade spicy bisque.
It was about 9:30pm when we arrived, and the place was mostly empty. Despite this, the staff seemed more intent on resetting tables than serving the few customers that were dining.
Based on other reivews, this seems to be the norm here.
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