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Bay Street Bistro

211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
+1 863-683-4229
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (13 reviews)
“bruschetta” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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American, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to Bay Street Bistro several times, and it has aways been a fabulous experience. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I usually only go with my husband, but we went last night with four friends. Everything was wonderful, everyone had a...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I recently ate at this restaurant. It was our first time in Lakeland. Everything was excellent. The scallops and beef were perfectly cooked, and the presentation was wonderful.Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. I would give this restaurant 5 stars even...More

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Loved everything - would highly recommend for special occasions. We went for our wedding anniversary and it was the best choice. I have always wanted to try Beef Wellington so my husband found this gem right in the heart of downtown Lakeland. The staff was...More

Thank Kittybaybie
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The soup of the day (a curry, carrot, and pear soup) was very tasty . My Chilean Sea Bass was done to perfection. The staff was attentive, except for the fact that we were asked if we wanted more bread, answered "yes", but never received...More

Thank janielyn
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Our waiter / owner was extremely courteous suggesting menu items and wine. We had ample time to enjoy our selections and enjoyed both service and atmosphere. We will visit again.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My spouse and I stopped in at the Bay Street Bistro early (5:30) for dinner after a wedding on Lake Morton. I ordered the special osso buco and it was excellent, my wife had the filet and felt the same way. The tomato bisque soup...More

Thank whcowley
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did the set menu for Valentine's Day last night and the service, food, and ambience was fantastic. We had the table in the window. It was a great location. You could talk across the table and your table mates could hear you fine. We...More

1  Thank FloridaMyrtle
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a really good experience at Bay Street Bistro in Lakeland recently. We've not gone to Bay Street often in the last couple of years because the menu has seemed "dated" - it doesn't seem to change much and it seems older in style....More

1  Thank Superchief1944
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We have been eating at Bay Street since it opened. We eat out at only a few restaurants in the area. This is our favorite of the group. The fish is always fresh and prepared just right. We love the desserts too. The staff is...More

1  Thank bitsy3
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I try to provide you, the reader of this review, with information that you can use to help you decide on where to eat. This review is to inform you of my thoughts about the Bay Street Bistro. We've been coming here for years. Sadly,...More

5  Thank Travelswell4fun
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there gluten free options? For dessert too? Thank You!
22 October 2016|
Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We do offer several dinner menu entrees that are gluten free. However, due to the small amount of request for gluten free desserts, we do not offer any gluten free dessert options. Thank you very much for your question.
Is there an outdoor patio that is dog friendly?
5 October 2016|
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Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We do have a patio in front of our bistro that is dog friendly. You are more than welcome to dine with us on the patio with your four legged friends, however we don't typically seat our diners outside as we are a fine dining... More
If weorder bottle of wine and dont finish, can we take home?
20 March 2016|
Response from BayStreetBistro | Property representative |
We are required to cork the bottle, package it in a bag and seal that bag by law before giving it to you, but yes you are allowed to take it home. Thanks for your question!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-683-4229
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The Bay Street Bistro is your destination for 5 star quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere, located conveniently in downtown Lakeland, FL.
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