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“Great restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gulf Bistro

Gulf Bistro
Ranked #10 of 79 Restaurants in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Middletown, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Husband and wife team run an excellent restaurant on Madeira Beach. Small, next to a nail place in a small strip mall, but huge in food flavor. Lamb chops with wonderful French sauce were to die for. Marie, owner and server was friendly and knowledgeable. Will return.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Corner Brook, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bistro at its 'Best'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This petite French bistro packs one heck of a wallop of French food,taste and experience. Rumoured to have the best "calf liver" in the state,fabulous coq au vin ,a great selection of french wines and decadent profiteroles;I decided to give this gem of a restaurant a try.The service was fast,the food was hot and delicious, nothing disappointed! The overall experience was much more than charming ,it was a value and then some. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Reservations suggested.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tina C
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“best french food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very cozy French restaurant with excellent food. It is owned by a husband and wife. He is the chef . Reasonable pricing .No bad choices with food and the Cream Brule is the best I ever ate. We were a party of four tried different dishes no complaints.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joel B
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Dorset
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295 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Manifique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Used to be called the 'Cafe de France' far too sophisticated, so now it is called the 'Gulf Bistro' but the atmosphere and food are typically French. It has been run for thirteen years by a husband (Frederic) and wife (Marie) team - basically it is just them. He does the cooking, she does the waiting. The wines are cosmopolitan and fairly priced.

The food is excellent, typically French dishes but with more vegetables which is an improvement the French in France should learn. It is only open for evening dinner.

It is essential to book. They might need to draft in a daughter to give some help. Parking is tight outside but there is plenty nearby.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank halilley
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful French Delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is one of the best French Restaurants I've eaten in. Food was excellent - very traditional French cuisine. We were a table of 10 - everyone's food came out together (including aps, main course, salad & dessert) and was hot - great coordination on the part of the chef & kitchen staff. Friendly, knowledgeable and prompt service.
And try the nougat glace (ice cream) for dessert..

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jim s
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