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“Don't judge a book by its cover... The unassuming exterior is overwhelmed by the hospitality, great food, & wine delivered in an”
Review of Bistro 1245

Bistro 1245
Ranked #148 of 594 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Do your self a favor and order the appetizer, Spicy Shrimp. The shrimp is served in a seasoned cream sauce that is served with slices of thin toasted panini. The waitress happily delivered extra slices of panini for us to dredge the last drops of this exquisite sauce. The appetizer was merely the gateway to an great meal. The Pasta Roma was superb and the meatloaf entree is to die for. Do your self a favor, dine here and enjoy!

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Thank smeadman
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I miss New York. Plain and simple. And whenever I can get New York type fine cuisine that even remotely compares, I am ecstatic ! Bistro 1245 offers just that. Great wine, knowledgable staff and amazing food. Try anything with goat chesse. A great Gainesville find!

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We have enjoyed dining at this gainesville eatery in the past. And the food in well prepared.
Our waiter was there only for the tip Which was included as we were a party of 6 at 18% of bill
For lunch at 1pm on a friday afternoon 2 weeks after graduation so the town is less busy.
3 of us ordered a tuna salad..3 others ordered sandwiches.. 30 min later we were told there was no more tuna .. We changed our tuna orders to 2 soups and one other sandwich ... 1 hour later we were served. Now other parties of 2 and 4 who came in after us had already received and nearly finished there meals before we even got ours. Our waiter just said that's how it goes and clicked off his 18%. You would think a little apology would have been in order but the owner who kindly greated us earlier had already left as it was 3pm when we finished our 2 hr long order for soup/sandwich.

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Thank bgrisaitis
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service in a casual environment.

Thank bsklar
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Small but quaint. Very homey feel. Great food and great service!

Thank Karridan
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