The food was delicious but my husband and I went on a Saturday evening and it was very busy and noisy. We had a couple besides us that were fine but a large group on other side who were loud. We were relieved when they left but then another large group sat down in their place who were even louder. Our waiter was very nice but service was slow. I believe we were there for at least an hour and a half for just two people. We will return sometime but not on a Sat night.
Tucked away in a house on the edge of a residential neighborhood in Safety Harbor, itself tucked away in the quiet northwest corner of Tampa Bay, Parts of Paris was a find. Intimate and friendly, it is a lovely space for a couple or for a business quartet or quintet. The food is french bistro meets seafood, and IMHO, a very high quality rendition. I had a grilled swordfish steak special that was quite probably the best swordfish I have ever had - and I've eaten and cooked and eaten a LOT of swordfish! Thicker than most swordfish steaks, it gave the chef some play in the cooking and ended up perfectly with a crispy outer crust and a delectably tender moist interior. It was accompanied by charred baby carrots, roast fingerlings, and a just-right amount of a sauce whose ingredients I could not decipher but whose taste was a lovely accompaniment for the fish. Like the food, our waiter was a perfect balance of humor and respect, attentiveness and distance, helpfulness and discretion. One concern; he seemed to be identifying their house Bordeaux as "Chateau Margaux" (I only wish!) In fact, it was Domaine de L'ile de Margaux; a quite-good but not close to premier cru wine. This might have been my misunderstanding, but I still advise some care in this regard. Their prices are high but do not seem to be out of line with similar high-end restaurants I've eaten at in the Tampa/St. Pete area.
Excellent...as always. Parts of Paris is never a disappointment, and we have been patronizing the restaurant since day one. Parts of Paris is our very special place! ❤️
If you are planning a special meal and you do NOT want to speak with or hear your dinner companions, Parts of Paris is the place to go.
We have been to this restaurant a few times before and were aware that the restaurant is small, full of hard surfaces with very little sound absorbing material and the tables are close together. But the excellent food was worth this usually minor discomfort.
This time, though, there was a table with four gentlemen (?) whose conversation was loud enough to dominate the entire restaurant and became increasingly vulgar as the evening wore on. Open Table's Noise Level of "energetic" doesn't come close to describing it and It was obvious that most of the other diners were also disturbed.
When we mentioned this to our waiter, his only response/reaction was: "We're not known for being quiet." He repeated this several times as we declined dessert in our haste to get away from this unpleasant environment.
We did not expect "quiet" but a certain amount of civility and respect for all the patrons in a high-end restaurant.
We feel bad for the chef whose fine cuisine is being served under these conditions but we will not return to enjoy it.
My partner’s filet was very good, but the beef Wellington appetizer ($22!) was dry and nearly flavorless; beet salad was average. Others in our group enjoyed the French onion soup. Overall, overpriced for what I ate.
A find in downtown Safety Harbor well worth the drive if you are not nearby, or, are just visiting the area as were we. This small French bistro restaurant (in a remodeled bungalow) offers a varied menu of interesting dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers (squid, foie gras) and entrees. The duck preparation was excellent and the seafood stew was loaded with a variety of shellfish and fish. We would have likely enjoyed a selection from the salad offerings, but, did not need that much food for our meal. There is a nice sized bar off to the side which was busy with patrons dining, without a TV visible to the dining area to distract from the dining room ambience. There is outside seating which likely would be enjoyable if the weather were inviting. Keith, our server, was attentive and very helpful in assisting us with our menu selections. It was nice to find a Sancerre available by the glass.
Delightful spot in Safety Harbor. A touch of Paris is true. Our lobster thermidor which was supposed to be an appetizer was great for our dinner. Veggies were a little overpowering for lobster. Crime Brûlée was cold but taste was superb. We had a very enjoyable unrushed dinner for two. Pace and waiter were the best. Can’t wait to return!
Third year in a row on New Year's Eve. Fun to reconnect with Justin Lecea. Keith was awesome too.
Parts of Paris is one of our "go to" restaurants. Love the atmosphere, the specials are always unique and delicious, and the wine list is solid.
Best restaurant in Safety Harbor, and we love all the staff!