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Bistro 1245

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1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
+1 352-376-0000
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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!

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Thank Dorie R
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Shelley C
Brandon, Florida
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25 reviews
15 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 

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Thank Karyn H
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!

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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 

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Thank jedidiah1899
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
5 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!

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Thank Carol W
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37 reviews
16 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 

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Thank laloo102
Gainesville, Florida
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

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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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Hoover, Alabama
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We needed a restaurant for a group of 9 after graduation. I was surprised that Bistro 1245 took reservations. I've had the food before, so I knew we were in for a treat. Excellent, creative dishes and sandwiches, and the best soups in Gainesville, bar none. Wish I could have had a wine flight, but I was driving. Dang! Appetizers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
  • 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?