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211 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801-4905
+1 863-683-4229
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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central florida
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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, last night will be our last. The service and presentation were excellent and the venue... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Long time fan of this establishment, from original owner to present day owner. Located in a historic building in downtown Lakeland it is a great retreat for lunch and enjoyable dinner destination when you want more that the usual. Service and food quality is outstanding.

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Thank ProfMac863
Lakeland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The duck with confit was the best duck I've had in over a decade! Perfection! She had the sea bass which was very light and flaky, but WOW, the duck!!!

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Thank gyc315
Central Florida, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Always on the search for and different, my wife and I came upon a small cafe right in our own home town. Bay Street Bistro touted specialty dining with all the trimmings. To start, the (Leese Fitch) House wines selected were a Pino Noir and Merlot, both of which were excellent. This was joined by a special treat (Appetizer) of... More 

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Thank SidlerGK
Plant City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Tonight, my wife and I joined two other couples for dinner at the Bay Street Bistro. It was our first visit and the other two couples had been to Bay Street several times. In an area of downtown Lakeland that is being redeveloped with condos across the street, the restaurant is intimate and charming, and the food and service were... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Forget Bern's steak house, this is the place to eat. Their quality and flavor is far superior to those 5 star restaurants I have been to. It is a little pricey but penny for penny it is cheaper than driving to Tampa or Orlando to eat a 5 star meal. It is quaint but warm and inviting. They do have... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

A small intimate dining location. The owner made sure we enjoyed our visit. The artwork and varied windows make for an elegant dining experience

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1 Thank Joe S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

The Beef Wellington was exceptional, Duck with the Confit outstanding. If you haven't tried Bay St Bistro your missing out!!

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Thank studebakers
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had an amazing dinner at BSB. The wine selection is impressive and compliments the menu well. Filet and lamb were cooked exactly as ordered. This is a pricier restaurant. For the amount of money we spent I would have liked a better atmosphere; the space is small, busy and noisy. Tip: you need a reservation.

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Thank Traveler28_11
Lakeland, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Michelin star prices for cafeteria level food.. and in Lakeland, no less.. High hopes on a special occasion were dashed by sub-par meals.. We were the only table -- can't imagine an excuse.....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Italian, French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
We are located in the old Studebaker building off of E Bay Street in Lakeland, FL.

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