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
The grouper sandwich was NOT grouper – Last Saturday my lunch companion, a long-time Tampa area fisherman, ordered the grouper sandwich. When the food was served, he stated that having caught plenty of grouper throughout the years he was very familiar with that fish's anatomy and the fish on his sandwich was certainly NOT grouper. He brought this to the attention of the management who tried to blame the "mistake" on the kitchen staff. He said they must have grabbed the wrong fish. As grouper is the ONLY fish on their menu, this lame excuse doesn't sit well. I think they get enough tourists and snow-birds that they have been getting away with substituting a lesser fish for grouper.
Best Sea Bass I've ever had – I stumbled across the Gallery Bistro while on an overnight layover. The menu was intriguing and there was live music, so we wandered in. Our waiter was very professional and knowledgable; he was able to answer our questions about several of the dishes on the menu without hesitation and make recommendations (not to mention he was very friendly and had GREAT smile).
I had the Caribbean-Style Sea Bass, which was cooked to perfection and had wonderful flavor. The portion size was perfect, served over a bed of rice with a fruity sauce. The martini menu was extensive! After dinner, our waiter brought over the dessert tray and we saw that the portions of the fantastic-looking desserts for one and two people could have easily fed 4-8; we chose to forego dessert for another martini!
The ambiance was great. The live music was a fine addition to a great meal.
User review by aesteele – I visited this restaurant three times, and I have yet to be dissatisfied with the quality of the food. The texture, flavor and presentation of the food is genius!! Also, the ambience is relaxing and romantic. This restaurant, especially on the weekend, is definitely "must dine" estabishment. I have recommended this restaurant to all of my friends and strangers!!
We love this restaurant – Every time I eat here, I wonder why I don't come more often. The food is excellent, the menu is creative, the portions are a good size, the atmosphere is really special. Tonight we ate there and they had live music that was great and very relaxing.
BEST FOOD! – THE GALLERY ECLECTIC BISTRO IS BY FAR IN MY TOP PLACES I LOVE TO EAT AT. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW GOOD THE FOOD WOULD BE WHEN WALKING INTO THIS PLACE. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE, AND WASN'T SURE HOW GOOD OF QUALITY IT WOULD BE. I ALMOST DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN WHEN I TASTED THE CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS AND THE FILET MIGNON TIPS! THE FOOD BASICALLY MELTED IN MY MOUTH. THEIR GRITS ARE ALSO A MUST HAVE-VERY DIFFERENT AND TASTY! ALSO THE WAITRESS AND MANAGER WERE VERY NICE AND MADE SURE WE WERE ENJOYING OUR MEALS! EATING HERE WAS AN ORGASMIC EXPERIENCE, I MUST SAY.
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