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Restaurant BT

#210 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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2507 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa Florida 33629, Tampa, FL 33606
+1 813-258-1916
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Vietnam in September and yearning for some Vietnamese food, I was excited to stumble across Restaurant BT's menu ... and boy am I glad I did. The food here is nothing short of fantastic -- with myriad flavors, fresh ingredients, and a flair for creative presentation. My colleague and I loved it. The choices are a mix... More 

Thank rurimaja
Boston, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding French-influenced Vietnamese and Vietnamese-influenced French food, beautifully served in an attractive space. Service was friendly and excellent. Just watch over-ordering: portions are large. Two appetizers and two main courses were too much for two of us. On the other hand, do over-order and take the remainder home for excellent lunches the next day. We were very happy today eating... More 

2 Thank traveltime26
Fort Worth, Texas
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were referred to BT by friends and were not disappointed. We showed up without reservations (I would suggest making one) but the friendly maitre d' sat was able to seat us on the patio. The food was excellent and the service very professional yet pleasant. The artful platings alone were worth our visit. Later in our dinner, we found... More 

1 Thank Giles101
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Was very excited to visit this restaurant after looking at the menu online. The food is right up my alley in terms of fusion with both Vietnamese and French food. And the food was pretty good. But this is not a restaurant for a larger party. And the waiter was so rude. They tried to stuff us in like sausages... More 

Thank ConsumerIsKing
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

An absolutely stupendous dining experience again at Restaurant BT. Had two appetizers, two entrees and one dessert and a half bottle of champagne (we were hungry and celebrating). Every dish was fresh, and delicious. We've referred quite a few people to BT, and will continue to do so. It's a gem of the area!

1 Thank Kyle S
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I enjoyed my meal and thought the prices reasonable. Started with a blood orange and mint saketini ($11) which was just so so. The foie gras special ($17) was good--comes simply sautéed and covered with a light, sweet syrup and a side of pickled figs and toast points. The chiperones--baby stuffed squid--was very good ($29). There were three stuffed baby... More 

Thank hynesdd
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Service reminds one of going to the circus. Waiters act like clowns. Food had nice presentation but no flavor. DO NOT order the lobster bisque. Tasted burned and flavorless. I can't imagine how the owner/chef has stayed in business. Chairs are plastic and uncomfortable. Was very disappointed.

Thank Pablo W
L'Etang-la-Ville, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the French Vietnamese cuisine. Very original and amazingly delicious. We sat out in the back garden which was more relaxed. Indoors seemed a bit upscale. Everything we chose was to die for! A must! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Denise v
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely a place to go out on a date and pay too much for less than average food. The pho is definitely non traditional and Americanised. The fresh rolls are good.

Thank Gregkuhn
St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Restaurant BT is a charming looking place with a great outdoor space, but the food has never blown me away either at this location or their previous one in Hyde Park.

Thank DaytonaD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
French, Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2507 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa Florida 33629, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-258-1916

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?