Tampa >Food & Dining > Gallery Eclectic Bistro
2223 N West Shore Blvd Ste B206, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360727.962794 -82.520671
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Huge letdown – Stopped in on a beautiful day for our first lunch at Gallery Eclectic. Menu said 2-4-1 drafts and lots of lunch selections!! Seated and waited. waited. Other customers seated around us on patio, ordered and brought drinks-then ordered lunches. Thirsty, finally ordered beer and soda. Waited. Waited. Manager came twice and was attentive..finally recieved drinks. Ordered meal & appetizer. And waited. waited. Beer and soda gone. manager came and brought fresh drinks. Waited and waited. Finally got entrees. No appetizer. This establishment was not busy, as it was after lunch on a Saturday. Food was not great at all, and server FINALLY showed up after the manager had taken care of problem with appetizer and acted like she was doing a huge favor to take it off the bill. I was gracious even when I saw the beer was 2-4-1 at $15 a draft. What a deal.
Obviously this place relies on new traffic everyday because I will never go back!! Bad over-priced food and the worst service!! I never complain--until now!!
NO SERVICE – I stopped in here to have lunch with a friend before leaving town. We had about an hour and a half. After waiting for about 15-20 mins, one of the bus boys grabbed a server for us. SHe came over and said she was sorry for the wait, didn't know where our server was, and that she would take care of us. She took our order and brought out drinks. We then didnt' see her for another 15 mins or so. She came back and said they were plating our food, and that it would be out in just a minute, too my drink to refill it. after waitning another 20 minutes or so and still no food, and now my drink had been taken and not returned. The service couldn't have been worse, and after just over an hour of sitting there with no food, we got up and left.
cockroaches – Well,I was not sure if I should write about our experience at this restaurant because in a way I feel bad for the people that work there,but,if I was to read a review to help me to decide if I should eat there I would appreciate some comments.It was the day after new years,we were about 15 people going to celebrate a b-day party and we had 1 waitress only for all of us so we waited around a lot.He brought a salad and there was a cockroach coming out of the plate,the waitress took it back and brought a replacement and apologized,then brought a spinach deep with another cockroach on the chips and took it back (did not bring a replacement),the cheff came out and apologized saying that the dinner was going to be on the house,of course after that i did not want to eat,the rest of us however did,we were not going to find another restaurant to fit 15 people with such a short notice.Then the waitress said they were going to take 50% off our checks,then the cheff came out again to asked how was everything and apologized again saying he was going to take 40% off our checks.We were all confused and upset,because they end up taking 30% off the checks,charged for the un-replaced spinach deep with the cockroach,overcharge another person for her drink,and brought uncomplete change,ex.rounded 3.75 to 4.00 and kept my .25 cents!not just mine but others in the table who paid with cash.Still upsets me,and that is why I decided to share this horrible experience with you all.I do not recommend this place to anyone,they could have make it better at least.
Great place to go! – I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is always on point. They are never busy so you can always go there on a weekend night and get right in. On occasion we get a bad server but that happens eveywhere. Highly recommend!
Great atmosphere and food to match – We were walking to another restaurant in the area when they offered us their homemade chips as we were walking by...We were sold!
The menu was quite diverse and the decor of the restaurant was great. The service was ok, not great, not bad.
We will be going back again, no doubt. Expect great food, just expect standard service.
Great for Lunch – I have been to the Bistro a couple of times for lunch and I highly recommend it. The food has always been wonderful and the service good for lunch. There is not much more to add. They kept the drinks full and got us out in reasonable time for a working lunch.
dont do it – I dined here Saturday Night looking forward to it because it was one of my favorite places.
Was. The Cheese on the Bistro Chips Tasted Stale The Crab Chowder once my delight tasted lack luster.
We had to request bread. There was no salt or peper on the table I never notice this but for this meal I needed it!! The waitress never checked on us to see if we were enjoying our food. She asked when i flagged her down if i wanted a to go box for the large amount of left overs and when I told her it just didnt taste right I didnt want to take it home and that i did not enjoy it she said I will let the cook know.
The bill was presented for the full amount with no question of how she could make it ok. Never were we asked how we enjoyed the meal. The service and food was lousy. I will never eat here again.
Making the most of a bad situation – Several weeks ago, I was in Tampa with my husband and son. We were hungry and hot, and in need of a late lunch. While strolling through an outdoor shopping area, we were invited by the chef of Gallery Eclectic Bistro to dine in his upscale restaurant. (What lured me in was the Bistro Chips: topped with Gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar. I?ve never experienced their equal).
We were seated and began to review the menu. No waiter came by. My two year old began to get antsy. No waiter. I caught the eye of one and asked if he could find our waiter. Still no waiter, although the restaurant was far from busy. My husband and I waited a few more minutes before exiting the restaurant.
We told the maitre?d we had been waiting, and we planned to eat elsewhere. The chef came out immediately and began to make apologies. Still miffed, I was ready to go. He continued to apologize, saying there was no excuse for it, and offered to buy our lunch. My irritation began to melt away. We accepted his offer.
Service the second time around was prompt. The chef even sent over an order of Bistro Chips (double points for that) and came to chat with us. We appreciated his professionalism and his immediate response to the situation. We got a free lunch for three (alcohol included!) and now I?m sold on the place.
This you should know – I am Chef Walter Wright,
I am no longer the chef of the Gallery Bistro as of March 2006. I am not sure why my name is still being used.
Cheap Fish / Rude Manager – I had the same experience with being served the wrong fish. It is most definately a way to save a few cents with every order. I was completely uncomfortable during my meal after hearing a manager rip into one of the waitresses. I felt so bad for her and I could not imagine working for such a guy.
I have eatin there once before a few years ago and I think it was much better then.
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