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Bistro 1245

1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
+1 352-376-0000
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Was told this was wonderful but found it barely passable with not very clean toilet. Not sorry that it is reportedly going to close.

Thank KBMO2123
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Restaurant might be a little pricey, but it is damn worth it on a special occasion, their seared salmon sandwich is always good and so is their filet steak sandwich. Their soups are amazing

Thank Erik O
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great meatloaf ,Basque,crabcakes to mention a few. Some sandwiches available as entries. Each meal was delicious.

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were truly amazed how our orders are so delicious! Eggplant parmesan, salmon panini with a caesar salad on a side. It was perfect!!! Loved it!

Thank Dorie R
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Neither my niece nor I had ever been to Bistro 1245; however, her friends said it was great, that we should try it. So, we did. First, I want to say how happy I was that the restaurant had its own parking lot. Sometimes, parking...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I had lunch with my daughter who had eaten here before. The waitress had no personality and seemed to be just doing her job with no cheerful attitude. I had to use the restroom and wash my hands. Getting to the restroom is not a...More

Thank Karyn H
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot, with wide variety of delicious sandwiches, salads and soup. A little bit pricy, but well worth the lunchtime splurge on occasion. I cannot say enough good things about their butternut squash soup and the seasonally available watermelon salad! YUM!!

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Our server was Assh – super friendly and knowledgeable on the wines offered and we were able to try a couple before we made our choices. For an appetizer I got the Butternut squash soup and it was outstanding!! I would go back just for...More

Thank jedidiah1899
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We've been going to the Bistro every time we are in Gainesville for the last 13 years. Each and every time the food and service have been great. My favorite is the seared salmon and my husband loves the seared tuna. Their butternut squash soup...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I have been to bistro a number of times, and only return for the food. I have yet to have good service. My food order was incorrect and our server did nothing to correct it, and then gave me attitude when I asked to speak...More

Thank laloo102
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-0000
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