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Restaurant BT

4.8
524 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Vietnamese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 258-1916
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
B.T Nguyen-Batley
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palmira Avenue
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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 dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 !

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always the best!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Yummy food, nice atmosphere, pricey, but not extreme

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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:)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Beautiful decor, excellent service and amazing cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious and creative dishes and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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.....

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in the area!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We found this place our son's freshman year at University of Tampa. He is now graduating and we have gone back to this restaurant with each visit. The food is amazing. The service is perfect. I look forward to this meal with each visit. It could not be a better experience. This trip we were celebrating both my son's and wife's birthday. Small touches like preparing a special menu to wish them happy birthday to desert which came with a birthday message. This is my favorite restaurant and I travel all over the world for my job!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is always excellent and the service was extraordinary last Friday. We were seeing a show at 8 pm and told the staff and the food was out quickly and they followed up to respond to our additional request immediately.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Bts creativity always exceeds itself! Beyond fabulous!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

One of my best food experiences in the Tampa Bay Area!!!!!! Outstanding all the way around!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I had a great meal for my birthday last weekend. Superb food that was presented beautifully on the plate. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Saketinis were very tasty! I will definitely return!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Kind of blah! Just another day eating out

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