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Bay Street Bistro

211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
+1 863-683-4229
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (13 reviews)
“tomato bisque” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
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American, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The Beef Wellington is to die for. Never disappointed here, some people may say it’s expensive, I say you get what you pay for. Some say NY prices, but it’s cheaper than buying a burger in the Hilton, so not sure why you try to...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A small,quiet, intimate space with a knowledgeable staff and an owner who is on the floor interacting with patrons. I love the Filet Mignon, my guest loves the rack of lamb. The tomato bisque soup should not be missed! Bay Street Bistro is wonderful, peaceful...More

Thank rafterg
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Sometimes you just want to eat at a place where you know it's going to be a great meal, even if over budget. This is how I feel about Bay Street Bistro. Always excellent, and it's hard to leave without paying around $100 per person...More

1  Thank franciefuhrel
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to try Bay St Bistro after passing it many times. Wish we would have stopped earlier! The server was knowledgeable and friendly and made great suggestions! (Brooke with curly hair and glasses?) Started with brie and was perfect! Tomato bisque for me was the...More

1  Thank CanesFanKen
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I had 2 delightful dinners here in the last 2 weeks. Both times every table was filled. This is undeniably the best restaurant in town. The food is perfect, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is unbeatable.

1  Thank marythomas_11
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just outrageous priced food. They think they are in NYC the way they price the menu items. You can eat for cheaper in Disney or find places in Tampa/ Orlando. Just average at best. Don't waste your money.

2  Thank LakelandAdvisor1
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Another excellent evening at the Bistro with a large group for celebrating an anniversary. The sea bass was the best. Everything came out exactly as it should. The special dessert was great. We were not rushed, and everyone expressed satisfaction with the experience. A special...More

1  Thank bitsy3
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and haven't been disappointed yet. Tonight I had the chicken cordon Bleu and it was amazing. We were with a large group, and even though the restaurant is small, the chef wasn't overwhelmed and all the food came out in...More

1  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Amazing food and attentive staff at this small and intimate gourmet restaurant. The salads, entrees, and desserts were excellent. There were nine of us dining together and the service was outstanding. From Chilean sea bass to the filet everything was superb. All of the desserts...More

1  Thank wmilner61
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Bay Street Bistro should definitely be rated higher than 34th among Lakeland dining establishments based on our experience. Celebrated our 30th Anniversary there and will definitely return. Yes, it is pricey, but the food is exceptional, the service impeccable, and the ambiance perfect for a...More

1  Thank HappyFLTravelers
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2016|
Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We do offer several dinner menu entrees that are gluten free. However, due to the small amount of request for gluten free desserts, we do not offer any gluten free dessert options. Thank you very much for your question.
5 October 2016|
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Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We do have a patio in front of our bistro that is dog friendly. You are more than welcome to dine with us on the patio with your four legged friends, however we don't typically seat our diners outside as we are a fine dining... More
19 March 2016|
Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We are required to cork the bottle, package it in a bag and seal that bag by law before giving it to you, but yes you are allowed to take it home. Thanks for your question!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$44
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-683-4229
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The Bay Street Bistro is your destination for 5 star quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere, located conveniently in downtown Lakeland, FL.
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