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About Restaurant BT

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.

2507 S MacDill Ave
Tampa, FL 33629
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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

Cross Street:
Palmira Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 258-1916

Website:
http://www.restaurantbt.com/

Parking Details:
3 Convenience parking lot around the Hyde Park Village

Executive Chef:
B.T Nguyen-Batley

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

Restaurant BT Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Plastic chairs? Smell wet outside... $45 for one slice of filet mignon! Mmmm.... First and last

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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

One of our longtime favorites. Always delicious and wonderful!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is very overpriced! Nobody came to check on is after our first arrived. We didn't see anyone again until it was time for the check. Won't be going back. There are so many other great restaurants in Tampa that are affordable.

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food3
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food & service. Looking for a special place go here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was recommended by a client/friend. The food was outstanding! Every dish is unique and the menu caters to all food profiles. Service is top notch. My overall experience left me craving more. I can't wait to go back and try some more dishes.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love this restaurant! It might be the butter and the French waiter but it's perfect for a special occasion!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Portions are ample. Fish was fresh and well prepared. The meal was memorable from beginning to end. Will return when we return to Tampa.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Disappointed in the Bouillibasse. Although the menu describes the various seafoods in a seafood broth, the broth was replaced with a heavy, rich cream-like sauce. Stay away. Other entrees were OK.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food2
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Dined at BT several times....NEVER disappoints!

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food5
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant! We have been there several times throughout the years and have had a great meal each time. The menu does change a bit periodically, but there are some dishes that are consistently there. Sakitinis are tasty. Beer selection is decent. Desserts are simple, and nicely presented. Parking is good in the side. very stylish restaurant. Service was excellent and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

What a great experience. One of the best restaurants in town. BT is a great chef and their wine selection is quite good and very reasonably priced. Save room for dessert. The bread pudding is incredible.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Hands down my most favorite restaurant! I love BT’s. The food is so incredible. Everything is made to order and just so fresh and wonderful. BT puts such tremendous thought into her menu. I️ love so many of her typical items on the menu like the Snapper on top of of the Tai salad. She is always surprising us with awesome speciality items on the menu. Don’t miss the pumpkin soup, it is like nothing you ever had before.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wow. Just wow. Everything was fresh and delicious. Server was knowledgeable and was very helpful with the wine list. We entered the restaurant through the spotless kitchen and the chef was welcoming and you could see that the food being prepared was exquisite.

So many things I wanted to try. Will return soon.

Tags: Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The service was superb. Elegant, friendly and warm atmosphere. The food was delicious and presented in a meticulously artistic and appetizing manner. We will definitely recommend and go there again.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent service and delicious meal. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were taking my son and daughter-in-law out for the evening. They thought they knew all the best places in Tampa - surprise - they missed this one! We all really enjoyed our evening, the food, the waitstaff, the ambiance, everything about it. A wonderful jewel in Tampa's fine dining crown.
Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

not able to present anything positive. The service was slow and unresponsive and the food almost inedible. We had the spring rolls to start, over fried and the pork mixture was overground and tasted fishy. My main entrée- the shaken beef, was not cooked properly and tasted off. And I ended up being sick for the next two days, probably the beef. I complained about the food tasting off, and that set off a debate. After quite a back and forth with the owner, they ultimately decided that I should not be charged for it. (I had only eaten one piece which was enough). other items on the menu might be better, but I wouldn't recommend taking the risk.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome flavor blending....perfect seasonings...great texture combos. Just delicious quality food. Great drink selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Healthy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Just moved to Tampa and this is my favorite restraraunt so far. I only get 4 days off a month so if I took the time to write it, this restaurant is descent at the least.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great dinner. Interesting combinations. Beautiful presentations. Just wish they had a corkage fee.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

One of my favorite places in Tampa! The shaken beef is a MUST!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was great. Server gave us a little more time to order than needed. Great for a night out with friends .

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 22, 2017

BT is a talented chef. Some of the cuisine is delicious and some is just a solid good.
Their corkage fee is exorbitant given the casual atmosphere so I usually drink wines by the glass. They have an "okay" selection but the prices are high and the pours are not generous...about 4 oz I would guess. I was paying $11 for a 4 oz glass of a Rioja you can get at Publix for $17.99 if that gives you and idea of their wine-by-the-glass situation. So, for these reasons, it is a good but not great restaurant in my opinion. I prefer going to her bistro where there is much better value and the food is very good.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Moved from Tampa four years ago and wanted to see if BT is as good as it used to be. So upon my visit I made reservations with friends and realize BT has gotten even better. From her classic signature dishes to a few new creative appetizers and entrees each bite was simply delicious. The service was excellent too. I'll definitely be back on my next visit to Tampa.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing and interesting food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our anniversary dinner was magnificent! The service is always top notch and the food is incredible. They made us feel special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent. The best all around meal we've had in Tampa since moving here 1 year ago from Chicago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was excellent. And the chef was present in the dining room quite often making sure people were having a good experience. This is definitely one of the better restaurants in Tampa in terms of quality of the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderful, flavorful selections with a very light touch and perfect sauces-not too heavy. Despite being very busy the kitchen handled the pacing and maintained the quality of all our dishes. Our first time there, but not our last for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Thanks for the service . Excellent service and meal Love this place

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food is always great, however the prices have become ridiculous

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent, but it was a bit more expensive than I thought it should be at $50+ a person.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Fantastic dining ! Creative & delicious ! This is really a great restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Lovely with fabulous food and service. The only item I could possibly not love is they charge per soda and iced tea. Seems a very petty item to charge for like that for a $150 check. Otherwise a must do!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 9, 2017

All I can say is wow. The food was drool worthy and 100% worth it. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

BT Restaurant never fails to deliver great food and amazing service-highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Everything was superb except for the bread served.would definetly recommend it as one of the two best restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We so enjoyed our evening!! We truly felt special. Our service was excellent. The food and presentation superb. We also enjoyed the Saketini cocktails and creme brulee for dessert..You can tell there is a lot attention to detail.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing, can say enough positive things about ate meal and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This restaurant has the best food in Tampa. I am a foodie for 25 years and her food would compete with any high end restaurant I've eaten at around the world.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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