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Bistro 1245

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1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-376-0000
11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great meatloaf ,Basque,crabcakes to mention a few. Some sandwiches available as entries. Each meal was delicious.

Thank John B
Jacksonville, Florida
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were truly amazed how our orders are so delicious! Eggplant parmesan, salmon panini with a caesar salad on a side. It was perfect!!! Loved it!

Thank Dorie R
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Neither my niece nor I had ever been to Bistro 1245; however, her friends said it was great, that we should try it. So, we did. First, I want to say how happy I was that the restaurant had its own parking lot. Sometimes, parking can be tough around UF. The restaurant was small but comfortable. The service was very... More 

Thank Shelley C
Brandon, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I had lunch with my daughter who had eaten here before. The waitress had no personality and seemed to be just doing her job with no cheerful attitude. I had to use the restroom and wash my hands. Getting to the restroom is not a pleasant experience. It is located behind and outside the restaturant. It was less than clean... More 

Thank Karyn H
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot, with wide variety of delicious sandwiches, salads and soup. A little bit pricy, but well worth the lunchtime splurge on occasion. I cannot say enough good things about their butternut squash soup and the seasonally available watermelon salad! YUM!!

Thank Diana H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Our server was Assh – super friendly and knowledgeable on the wines offered and we were able to try a couple before we made our choices. For an appetizer I got the Butternut squash soup and it was outstanding!! I would go back just for that! Really that good on a Fall or Winter evening…….For the entry I order the... More 

Thank jedidiah1899
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We've been going to the Bistro every time we are in Gainesville for the last 13 years. Each and every time the food and service have been great. My favorite is the seared salmon and my husband loves the seared tuna. Their butternut squash soup is hard to resist! Always a reasonably priced and enjoyable wine selection!

Thank Carol W
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I have been to bistro a number of times, and only return for the food. I have yet to have good service. My food order was incorrect and our server did nothing to correct it, and then gave me attitude when I asked to speak with a manager. She then proceeded to charge me for a meal that I didn't... More 

Thank laloo102
Gainesville, Florida
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

I went there for lunch during the week and it was very pretty, although a bit expensive for a sandwich. All of my friends seemed happy with their food and the service.

Thank m f
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We needed a quick break for lunch close to the University, and this Bistro was recommended as a good spot. Nice atmosphere, creative menu and friendly staff made for a pleasant lunch experience. I ordered the fish tacos and they were great. The fish (mahi) was tender and delicious, and the sriracha aioli was excellent. The flour tortillas were slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-0000

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