Paris Bistrot

4.7
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216 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
From France to Florida … Family owned and operated since 2008, enjoy authentic French bistro fare like Beef Bourguignon and Pork tenderloin in a black pepper and Cognac sauce directly from Grandma's recipe book. Small and cozy modern place, ideal for sharing a delightful moment with friends or an intimate and romantic dinner.

Alexandra & Jean-Christophe (JC) will be glad to welcome you every week days for Lunch-Dinner and Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Saturday and Sunday.

A large wine and Champagne list or a nice traditional French dessert as “creme brulee” or multiple sweet crepes will finish this authentic French experience.
You can also enjoy no more than 80 different items : crepes sweet or savory, sandwiches in freshly baked baguette, quiches and traditional French salads everyday at breakfast and lunch time.
What 216 People Are Saying
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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and everything was very good. Food was good and the service was also good.

j
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with healthy vegan options. The service was wonderful and the location was convenient

c
Tampa
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Nice wine - fairly priced. Erratic service because they were so busy. Packed on Saturday night. We’ll return, of course, but not on weekends. One of the best for food in Sarasota area.

EL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there a few times. This place has the best French food. Service is great.

T
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris Bistrot is Paris cuisine in Lakewood Ranch as the food is always fresh and tasty. The service warm and welcoming with extremely great wine selection.

l
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had faster service in France. Ordered escargot and brie salad and entrees .!/2 hour later were informed they had no chicken . finally when reorders came shrimp was over cooked and pork was also. The sauce was fine.

BQ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was prompt and attentive as well.

SK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were excellent. Will be back soon!

MM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place , my guest had the fish soup and loved it. We will be back again

ST
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. On my favorites list. Waitress was very helpful with wine selections.

AA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around, great bistro experience. Excellent food, personable service and a comfortable environment where you can actually hear what your dining partner is saying. Imagine that.

JM
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the great food and service

SG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought friends from out of town to this restaurant. Small, intimate dining offering authentic French dishes. Quiet enough to enjoy conversation. Appetizers, entrees and dessert crepes were very good as was the service. Especially enjoyed an opportunity to practice speaking French with a native speaker (our server).

B
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place; it's our go-to for a special occasion, especially in the winter 'cuz it's so cozy and pleasant.
Terrific food...only one caveat: the water they served us was very chemical-smelling and tasting. No excuse for that - get a filter (or a better filter). Otherwise, I would have given them a 5! or even a 5+.

S
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food and a good wine list..would highly recommend,
but make a reservation.

T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The scallops were cold not lukewarm like they had been heated from frozen or refrigerated. No apology as we asked them to be warmed.

DJ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant! Outstanding wine list.

JK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem on Main Street, Lakewood Ranch. While the portions are more based on European standards, the food is super savory and different because it is truly prepared with French influences. The sauce of the Pork Marco Polo was absolutely wonderful. The scallops and fish dishes were equally terrific. 100% recommend this restaurant when you want exceptionally tasty cuisine.

R
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was exquisite, loved the cod, the sauce fabulous. Portion was a little too small. No bread offered. We love the intimate atmosphere. oNly one server who did her very best to accommodate us but she had to fly from table to table, with a full amt. of tables occupied outside also. Recommend have a helper from 6-8pm.

c
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating ❤️ Friendly, great service and very considerate of the possible rain threat for outside seating.

MG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch.

u
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding country French restaurant ... been there many, many times cause it is incredibly consistent and the staff is super friendly ... nice wine list ... my go to restaurant when I am at home. If there was a sixth star, I would award it in a minute!! Very reasonable prices ...

RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have always enjoyed Paris Bistro. Food on Jan 18th was great as usual. It was a Saturday night, and all tables were filled inside the restaurant, and m,any were filled outside on the sidewalk. ONLY TWO waitresses were seen all evening. Consequently service was slow, had to wait for drink orders. I will return, but it may not be on a Saturday night. It is a shame there was not adequate staff to give patrons what they deserve.

DB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food in a small cafe. A little nosy but service is good and they leave you alone to talk and enjoy your company.

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this jewel of a restaurant on crowded Main Street after a movie at Lakewood Ranch Cinema...

GZ
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

TT
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

SS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've been very happy with every visit. Great food and excellent service.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant meal...food well prepared...possible to carry on a conversation...very good service

ID
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening very much. the staff were charming and competent

JW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here 4 times and the food is incredible, the service is great and wine is good as well.

J
Tampa
81 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit to this fine restaurant. All food is of good quality, the menu imaginative and service excellent.
Ambience is charming, calm and permits normal conversation.

LE
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and delicious! Friendly owner and staff. Will definitely be back regularly!

F
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal definitely with a French flair. Fresh and so tasty. Great cozy ambiance inside and nice outside patio for dining as well. I love those smaller restaurants where everyone is made to feel special !! As a French person and a good cook this is one of my to go restaurant in town for sure !!

J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here twice now with my girlfriend and it has been a pleasure both times. We love this place and we will certainly be coming back.

(Recommended)
Sit outside.
Get a bottle of wine.
Order the mussels with garlic and parsley or escargot. Mussels are better for dipping bread.
Go from there 👌🏻

m
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience

MG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate restaurant.....excellent food quality ..............beautiful service!

CT
Tampa
159 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a charming little place. Decor is understated but classy. Small staff but somehow they manage to prepare excellent meals and serve them promptly. We've been wanting to try it for a while, but the menu seemed limited. Now it has a full-blown menu (again, don't know how they accomplish this miracle) and a good wine list. I licked the escargot dish clean. Foie gras was sinfully good. I of course had to have the cassoulet, which was outstanding, and my husband got lamb chops prepared just as he liked them in a lovely sauce. And crepes and profiteroles for dessert. Oooh la la French! Just what we've been looking for. A bit of Paree.

p
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a relaxing, enjoyable spot for dinner. Food is always delicious.

MM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, small, everyone is friendly and food is different from everyone else that’s what makes you want to come back