The Greenhouse Bistro & Venue

4.5
182 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A Scratch Kitchen dedicated to offering a historical setting and culinary experience that can only be achieved by using the freshest, most nutritious ingredients. Our food is made in-house, including soups, accompaniments, dressings, sauces, and condiments. We never use toxic ingredients like margarine, corn syrup, and msg.

We’re committed to sourcing food that is local, sustainable, organic, and naturally grown/raised whenever possible. We have our own garden which supplements the local produce we pickup several times per week.

Our menu includes many gluten-free options, dairy-free, organic and we're happy to accommodate people with other dietary restrictions. Please let us know when making your reservation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(352) 503-7276
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Let Us Cater Your Event at Your or Our Location!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 19 (Suncoast Blvd) and Halls River Head Springs
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Parking details
Main Lot is located to the south of the building and Overflow parking available in the lot just north of our building by the billboards. Do not Park in Staff Parking Lot. South of Crystal River 5 miles and just north of the Wildlife Park. Look on the west side for a Green Building and large barn facade!
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Buy one house wine get one!

Enjoy our Napa House Wines and buy one, get one complimentary with purchase. Available 11am to 2 and 4 to 6 pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 24, 2018

Ends: August 25, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wed-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:00AM-2:00PM 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 182 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is very pretty and pleasing. The appetizers were delicious and drink were good. The meals were very mediocre and too expensive for the quality and presentation

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the new management. The waitress was prompt and courteous. The food was good and the restaurant has a "good feel" to it.

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MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another great meal at The Greenhouse Bistro. They never disappoint.

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t
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special GEM to find in rural area right off a main road. The food was delish and owner very warm,friendly and inviting.
Service was the best and very cozy surroundings.....lots of organic and gluten free items, wild game and even their salad dressings are home made. Desert chocolate cake Yummy! We had a wonderful time, folks in visiting from Texas. We will bringing all our guests here!

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KG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Got to try Camel, and really enjoyed it :) The decor is fun, the low music is nice and relaxing, the staff is knowledgeable about the menu. The owner was really nice and spent some time talking with us when he seated us. I love that there are all types of foods to meet dietary restrictions/allergies. It’s all natural, organic, local...some really interesting and unique dining options that aren’t offered anywhere else nearby! A really enjoyable experience, with very reasonable prices for the type of food and portion size offered. Will definitely be dining there again! Can’t wait to try their Sunday Brunch!

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NY
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although the food was very good, I ordered a “ shepherds pie” with sweet potatoes on top instead of mashed. When it came it had big strips of peppers, mushrooms and black beans in it along with the lamb. That is not shepherds pie that I have ever seen or eaten. There are no black beans or mushrooms & peppers in there. So I can’t eat those things I had to order the grouper which was very good. There was no description on menu what was in the pie. When we received the bill we were charged for the shepherds pie. This is not a cheap meal. I would have thought we should at least get a discounted price. After all that was not shepherds pie it was a casserole.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was outstanding! Will be back❤️👍

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant for special occasions when family and friends are in town. Somewhat pricey for every day occasions. They always offer a unique main course and on our night it was Elk. We passed and had selections off the menu. Owner and Chef change menu a bit each time we have gone. I totally recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to visit here. Trying to eat healthier and this place is perfect for that. Great variety on the menu. Can’t wait to go back for a wild game special one night. The butterfly room is really relaxing. The owner and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The area in which we were seated was very noisy. The waitress was inattentive. Our entrees were served before we finished our salads. Will not be in any hurry to go back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not our first time here. I wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday with friends and this was the perfect place. We had a great time. The food, wine and spirits were fantastic. I eat Whole 30 and a friend eats plant base and they had choices for all. Everyone from the staff to the owner are lovely. Can't wait to come back.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. All six diners thoroughly enjoyed our evening out together.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious vegan food. Wonderful service. Definitely going again when back that way.

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ML
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our grandkids for their 2nd wedding anniversary, along with their 5 month old son, hoping that the Bistro would be up to the task of a very young child. We didn't have to worry at all - their child-friendly high chairs were perfect for Parker, and our fantastic waitress, Jodi, couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. Everything was perfect, from the cheeseboard appetizer to Brittni's delicious desert drink. Parker really enjoyed walking around with his great-grandpa and looking at the butterfly garden and the industrial pipes in the ceiling! Thank you to everyone for making this a night to remember!

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CV
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my vegan sister and her husband to dinner, I’m Gluten intolerant. Great place to satisfy all. Food is always fresh and delicious!!

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p
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a new nearby restaurant for us with good reviews. We agree with the 'positive' reviews already posted and cannot confirm the negative ones. We found the Greenhouse Bistro an enjoyable experience to put on our list of restaurants to frequent. A new restaurants for me I always order one of my favorite meals and in this case ordered the broiled Grouper. It was perfectly cooked, a good size dinner choice complimented with a New England Chowder appetizer, house salad and a garlic mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetable with the Grouper. Laurie, our server, provided an excellent review of the restaurant and the food choices which extended to proteins not found in many up scale restaurants, such as, ostrich, monkfish and pheasant. The other members of our party ordered seared scallops (also perfectly cooked); the Grouper (perfectly cooked); and, the rib eye steak (ordered rare but cooked medium rare). An additional star would have been awarded if the dinner napkins were not the tiny paper size; if the steak was cooked rare and not medium rare; and, the beer list included more of the popular brands.

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LS
Peru
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there a few times now and the experience is always fantastic. We are on our way to becoming regulars

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C
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Well, we have to say that we loved this restaurant the first few times we went there but the last few were disappointed. We went there for my husbands birthday. Most restaurants when you tell them it is a special occasion they recognize it. Nothing here. (The previous time we were there for an anniversary nothing recognized again. ) Also, the portions of food that two received were very small and just ok for the price. The veggies were overcooked. The waitress, who was also the bartender told us she is not a bartender but does the best she can with drinks. The sandwiches were ok, one sandwich the meat was overcooked. While it is a nice place and the food is ok, I don't think we will return as it again was nothIng special.

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TD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took co-workers out for a special lunch on Administrative Professionals Day. This is my second visit and was glad I selected this for our lunch. They have an imaginative menu, with healthy options. Not a place to grab a quick business lunch, but it is good for special occasions. I just don't get the skeletons, though. If it was meant to be quirky, they overshot their mark to slightly unsettling. If you can get past that you'll really like the food, the service, and the atmosphere.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going and having a great meal. awesome meal and great view.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming here for lunch or dinner. Love the food and atmosphere. It's fun to come with the girls for a relaxing unrushed lunch. Some of the menu selections are a little pricey, but I don't eat here all the time, so it's affordable as a treat!

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there was so wonderful that the following weekend we took friends there as well. The food is amazing, with gluten free and dairy free options. Organic, locally grown, free range - they have it all! The staff and owners are fantastic, the atmosphere is perfect.

I can't recommend this place highly enough.

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CV
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the Spaghetti Squash! Best Chocolate Martini ever!! Nice to watch birds and butterflies in their indoor garden.

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SU
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never been disappointed with the food! The butterfly attraction is a highlight of you eat on the porch!

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

2 of us were disappointed with our meal selection. The shrimp wrap was too dry as was the turkey sandwich. Both needed mayonnaise or something similar. One had the lamb loaf, which was delicious. We enjoyed watching the birds building a nest and billing and cooing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant for a family members birthday. Great experience! We loved the food and atmosphere was awesome. Didn’t have you think you were citrus county.

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EJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING. Everything is always great. Food choices and preparation are fantastic. Cocktail and wine selection top notch. Service impeccable. I would recommend The Greenhouse to everyone

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c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful Dining experience all around
Filet Mignon cooked perfectly and love the Greek dressing

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D
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a friend who needs gluten free food. We came for his birthday since you have so many gluten free choices, including 3 gluten free desserts. We sat in the garden room next to the area for the finches. Very enjoyable & delicious!

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been many times. Really enjoy the food and ambience.

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SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service, interesting ambiance.

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F
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

While the grouper was perfectly prepared, the accompaniments left something to be desired. Also, $30 for grouper seemed a bit high for this region.

With a reputation for some exotic game dishes, we were disappointed to find only one on the menu...an elk dish.

Our reservation was for 7:30 PM on Saturday. By that time , they were already out of flatbreads and both soups.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Great food! I'd go every day , if it was closer to me.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made a fresh pot of coffee for us. Butterfly Aviary didn’t have any butterflies, but look forward to returning.

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RA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am very thankful for their extensive gluten free menu options! I had a very creative GF flatbread with a cauliflower crust - terrific! Two of our party chose the fish of the day which was grouper ~ the cut was very generous and cooked to perfection. The only comment from the others in group that their food was bland.

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VM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very concerned that the food met our expectations. Food was very good and also the service.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best in our neighborhood. Welcoming. Interesting, well executed menu. Good wine selection.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to the Greenhouse Bistro, and it was not a disappointment. We were looking for a gluten-free menu that would offer a variety of excellent-tasting food. The food was indeed exceptional and the atmosphere pleasant and relaxing. We are looking forward to coming again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An absolute gem if you are looking for healthy, farm to table cuisine. Nothing else like it the area. Food and service are top notch!

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