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Restaurant BT

4.6
4.6
522 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Located In the charming Palma Ceia neighborhood of Tampa, Restaurant B.T. specializes in a modern style of classic French & Vietnamese cuisines. Chef and proprietor B.T Nguyen-Batley lends her own vision to this unique fare. Drawing from her Vietnamese roots as well as her design background, she places an emphasis on presentation & decor. Sleek white plates arrive at your table adorned with edible flowers and fresh herbs accenting simple yet flavorful dishes to be enjoyed in a Zen-like atmosphere.

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Vietnamese, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 258-1916

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    B.T Nguyen-Batley

  • Neighborhood

    Florida

  • Cross street

    Palmira Avenue

  • Parking details

    3 Convenience parking lot around the Hyde Park Village

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant never fails to impress me. The food stands alone. It is creative. You can eat everything on your plate and everything is distinct. It is difficult to pick a favorite appetizer but you cannot order too much because the entre needs to be savored. As you eat through the main entre you will notice the feature, the sauce, the vegetables as distinct flavors. It will pop in your mouth. You can eat the garnish! If you have room for desert you will complete the trifecta of taste with amazing balance. I had the bread pudding and want more! French press for the coffee and I had to be rolled out! I cannot wait to return!

  2. AM

    AndrewM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful experience. Staff members were polite, friendly and professional. The food, as always, was delicious.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the ambience, service and decor. Nice and quiet for date night or small groups.

  4. GE

    GERARDK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service mix of French and Asian cuisine Really tasty fine dining

  5. AJ

    AndiJ

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    BT is my favorite restaurant in Tampa. The food and service are always excellent! Food is unique, high-quality and fresh!

  6. WM

    WillM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Still the most creative food offerings in the Bay Area, and it all works. On this visit I opted for 3 starters - the tuna tartare, spring rolls, and fresh rolls - all great. My companion had the red snapper, which she loved (and the presentation was perfect as well). Parking is easy, good handicapped access, and the staff couldn't be more accommodating. Look forward to my next visit when I'm back in town.

  7. o

    olivierb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    BT has this alliance of excellent service, welcoming atmosphere and very fine cuisine yet accessible to all pallets Excellent balance of French Vietnamese fusion Definitely a must go ... and come back !

  8. MS

    MichaelS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best!!!

  9. ER

    EdR1

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, outstanding wine list...totally zin!

  10. J

    Jmg1187

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fabulous. There is nothing on the menu that is not flavorful and fresh. Outstanding as always.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The quality and presentation of the food was very good. I have been several times and think it is nowadays one of the best restaurants in TAMPA. Good selection of wines. The saketinis are very good. Only draw back it’s a bit too noisy.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Yummy food, nice atmosphere, pricey, but not extreme

  13. DK

    DavidK

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of the finest restaurants in Tampa. BT has a history for success and she definitely delivered on our most recent visit. I took my wife for our anniversary. I was accommodated by arranging to have a gift, at our table, for my wife when we arrived. The menus were specially created and personalized for us. Dinner was spectacular, as always, complete with a complimentary dessert to acknowledge our occasion.

  14. JD

    JamesD

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Restaurant BT has always done an excellent job and Saturday was no exception. Food was creative, well presented and above all else delicious. The entrees are mainly French Vietnamese and seasoned to perfection. She gets more creative on the appetizers. Just a perfect evening.

  15. F

    Food1

    Tampa

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    First visit. Sat outdoors that has a bit of traffic noise. That being said, the service and the food were excellent. Escargot appetizer was not the typical offering and a nice surprise. The entree special was chateaubriand with a nice piece of foi gras on top, sugar snaps on the side. All excellent. Very approachable wine list. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Will be back soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent!

  17. c

    charlesd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Awesome food. Ordered all appetizers and then dessert. Apps very good - fresh rolls, beef carpaccio, duck, etc. Dessert of bread pudding is to die for. My favorite all time dessert - order with extra vanilla ice cream:)

  18. JH

    JHNsouthbeach

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful decor, excellent service and amazing cuisine.

  19. K

    Kisa

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and creative dishes and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

  20. GC

    GatorCPA

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is one of our MOST favorite restaurants. Only problem, we love our favorite dishes so much, it hard to break away and try other items. However, being adults, we deviated and tried something new. The (special that night) Lobster Bisque was amazing and the Tuna Sashimi was it's usual: fantastic. Each meal is prepared with such attention to detail, as if they were being judge on that plate alone. We will return.....

  21. MW

    MikeW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Best French cuisine in tampa. We will definitely go back.

  22. b

    bbarnezz

    Panama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A gem of a restaurant. Great service, interesting combinations of flavors, perfectly prepared. Don’t miss it.

  23. f

    foodiegrl

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another wonderful dining experience at Restaurant BT. Her cuisine is creative and beautifully presented. The sauces are wonderful! The service was outstanding and friendly. Parking can be an issue at times. Plan accordingly. Make a reservation on the weekend. We will try the other location on Henderson soon too.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and ambiance are amazing. Beef tartar starter is one of my favorites but everything I’ve had at BT has been consistently delicious. I definitely recommend.

  25. PS

    PhilS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A real gem. Creative French-Vietnamese fusion menu. Locally sourced ingredients. Very knowledgeable waitstaff. Nice ambiance.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The beef pho is an off menu item that is PHENOMENAL!

  27. RC

    RogerC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great food, lovely ambiance, great wines by the glass

  28. GF

    GreatFan

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant BT is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Tampa. The food is inspired and created by BT and her Vietnamese influence on the creations that fill this menu. The quality of the food is unsurpassed and the presentation is creative and fits the unique preparation. The wine and champagne options are outstanding. The service is attentive and personal without being intrusive. Our favorite place.

  29. EZ

    ErinZ

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was an explosion of flavor. Great service! Highly recommend!

  30. LA

    LuzaneA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Best restaurant we have been to in years- maybe ever! Simply spectacular food and service. Best restaurant in Tampa. We just moved back from Italy and we were astounded by the food!! What a great date night.

  31. GC

    GatorCPA

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!

  32. WO

    WOWO

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great as usual. Some of the best food in Tampa by far.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love BT’s! It is the best place in Tampa for the freshest and delicious food. I have my regular favorites such as the snapper and pumpkin soup, however BT is always surprising us with the best specials. The service is always so professional and kind. I highly recommend BT for a date, special occasion or with great friends.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant in the area!

  35. J

    Jmg1187

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the not so secret great restaurants in Tampa. The flavors, balance, and service are always outstanding.

  36. JO

    JOEC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The wait staff was very well trained and attentive. The food was excellent. We will definitely dine at this restaurant again.

  37. FF

    FabulousFoodie

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the absolute best restaurants in Tampa. The service is impeccable, the food is unique, flavorful, and beautifully presented, and the ambiance is ideal. A true gem in the Tampa dining scene.

  38. JF

    JFHTPA

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    BT'S has been a favorite of mine for years and it still seems and is special dining. Always the freshest of ingredients are served. Love the rolls, the escargot, the steak tartare, the duck, duck goose dish, the snapper and everything else. I took an out of town guest from DC where fine dining is the norm, and he loved it!

  39. AA

    AAshley

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner on recommendations from multiple friends. Needless to say, expectations were high. Restaurant BT surpassed our expectations. It has a very quaint ambiance--we entered through the kitchen, accidentally, but they greeted us as if we belonged--I guess this happens a lot. The kitchen was clean and tidy. Our waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. We had the octopus carpaccio, oyster soup, a mozarella/tomato/pine nut salad, my husband had the Bouillabaise de BT and I had the scallops , which were the chef special of the day. Everything we had was fresh and a creative combination of flavors that I had never had before. It was a lovely dinner. At the end, they brought us a chocolate mouse that said Happy Anniversary. I have been raving about it to all of my friends since.

  40. ST

    STampanightout

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    The Ceviche starter was very good, nice vegetable and fish combination. The service was good until it came time to get the bill. The pumpkin soup was good, but not very good. The dinner- Red Snapper- bland, set on top of a cheap coleslaw, surrounded by cucumber slices was mediocre. Not the quality expected for the price.

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Restaurant BT is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

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  • Cross street

    Palmira Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Florida

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Vietnamese, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    3 Convenience parking lot around the Hyde Park Village

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    B.T Nguyen-Batley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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