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“UNEXPECTED FIND IN GAINESVILLE FL”

Mildred's Big City Food
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Ranked #83 of 567 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, European
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 34th Street
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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“UNEXPECTED FIND IN GAINESVILLE FL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our son recommended Mildred's to us during a visit to him several years ago. We have been impressed with the consistent excellence of the food--quality of ingredients, creativity, presentation and service. The wine list is very reasonable and unusual; all the wines we've tried have been very good to outstanding. It's been awhile since we've been there, but clearly the restaurant is a standout in the area and has established itself among connoisseurs of fine dining. There are options for small plates or more traditional large plates. The clientele is sophisticated and appreciates the cuisine, so the tone of the restaurant is relaxed, friendly and classy. It's our go-to place in Gainesville. No other place comes close!

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Prixe fixed Takes flight with sweet potato soup and wne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We took advantage of Restaurant week and found a worthy destination at Mildreds. We used their fixed price, augmented with the awesome sweet potato soup and perfectly complimentary red wine flight.. Host David deftly balanced wine selections, order taking, and dessert advice Zucchini salad also brought unexpected joy as the greens tasted fresh, the tomatoes had flavor, and the squash variety and dressing elicited smiles.
Mildred's champions local food along with its other companion restaurants. It remains re-assuring to see a long standing restaurant and owner recently provided an insightful interview in a local business journal.
Duck sausage next, and perhaps a visit to Blue Gill.

Visited July 2013
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Thank wil b
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Windsor, Canada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Vastly under-rated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

For many years Mildred's has been our go-to restaurant when we visited our son who is a graduate student at the University. I was shocked last week when we were in Gainesville and saw that Mildred's was rated 47th. Nevertheless, we went there one evening and was glad to find that Mildred's is still one of the best restaurants in town. The menu is innovative,the wine list is superb and they make great martinis with blue-cheese stuffed olives. The desserts, featured in a counter at the front of the restaurant, are incredible. I usually rely on Trip Advisor for restaurant ratings but in this case they are unreliable.

Visited July 2013
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Key Largo
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Weeknight dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We arrived on a Monday night at 7:30 to dine w friends. We made reservations which were not needed. The place only had 1 other large table filled. Summer! We were allowed to bring in our own wine and WOW, told there was no corkage fee that evening! And we had 5 bottles!!!
Out table ordered everything from steak to fowl to fish. The food was fresh and good. I had the mountain trout which was excellent. Not fancy but fresh and a large portion. Don't miss the salads, they all got much praise! We shared 2deserts but after all the wine, I can't remember which two.
I do remember we all liked them. The staff was very friendly and efficient.
A very pleasant experience with good friends!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ken G
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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I've eaten here several times. The staff is greats s the meals are always very good. However last week I a pompano dish that was great. One of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. Good Gin selection too.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank shoeboxrick
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