Bay Street Bistro

211 E Bay St, Lakeland
(863) 683-4229

Recent Reviews


We had a great meal. Thank You.


Wonderful evening great food and a delightful restaurant!

Mary Trimbath

Wanted to try someplace new. Food & service were good. We had the duck & ribeye. Only issue was that the Caesar dressing was overwhelmed by anchovies. The poached pear salad was excellent.


Native Lakelander and I remember when the building was a garage. Very nice ambiance. Beef Wellington was amazing. Wife loved hers as well, says it’s her new favorite. I think I’m misspelling her name, but Jackie was a phenomenal waitress. I wish I could afford to eat there more often!


Great food, great service but tables too close.


We’ve always loved the food and service but we’re disappointed that the waitstaff were NOT wearing masks despite the fact they advertise they wear masks. Tables seems to be placed the way they always are. We had an early seating so it was pretty empty and we were leaving as the place filled up. Otherwise we would have left. This was an exception for a special occasion to risk eating indoors as we are vaccinated, it is a small restaurant, and they said they wore masks. They can do what they want, but they shouldn’t be untruthful in their advertising

opentable dinner

Excellent in every way.


First time dining here and it was wonderful. I loved the atmosphere. It was adorable and decorated very artiste. Service was spot on. Food was delicious. I had the Grouper special which was very tasty and complemented with sauté spinach and risotto. I will return. If you are looking for good food, quaint French Bistro then this is the place to dine,

Samantha Beckton

Super amazing! My son and I celebrated his graduation from high school. I am often disappointed when I order duck and this was wonderful!

Neal Ward

An amazing dinner at Bay Street Bistro. Chef was on his game tonight. Food was expertly prepared and delivered perfectly by superb staff.


The fresh baked rolls and bread dip before dinner and the Mussels and Escargot appetizers were outstanding, the salads were very good and the salmon special was excellent. The duck entrees had great flavor but were cooked medium to medium well when they were ordered to be medium rare. There was no pink tint at all. The black grouper was a little spongy and was not as flaky as it usually is at Bay Street Bistro. It may have been sitting too long under a heat lamp before it was served with the other entrees. Overall it was once again a very good fine dining experience.


Bay Street Bistro never disappoints! Great food and great friends!


It’s always a pleasure to eat at our hometown fine dining restaurant. The food is always right on target and you are never rushed. Bay Street Bistro has been our special occasion spot for years. My only wish is that James brings back his fabulous wine dinners.


It was outstanding! Wonderful place and very great service. Everyone needs to try Bay Street Bistro!

opentable dinner

Fantastic! Food was unbelievable! Service was some of the best I’ve ever had. The value made us think they left something off the bill. I mean it wasn’t cheap but for what you get this place was underpriced.

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