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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
+1 239-463-3663
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve...
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Bayfront Flatbread, try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 10 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Pork Con Mojo. And what meal would be complete without our Chocolate Seduction or Bayfront Bread Pudding? We look forward to seeing you!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Meal

We ran across this place just by trying to get out the traffic and have a drink. We sat downstairs first outside by the marina and enjoyed watching the boats. We then moved upstairs to the dining room for dinner and it was wonderful. Our waiter was excellent and our food was great. I couldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
PattiRErie
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Erie
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Erie
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We ran across this place just by trying to get out the traffic and have a drink. We sat downstairs first outside by the marina and enjoyed watching the boats. We then moved upstairs to the dining room for dinner and it was wonderful. Our waiter was excellent and our food was great. I couldn't decide between two dinners so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, great servers with a compassion for taking care of their customer. Knowledgeable of food and any questions. Would recommend eating her again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We try to avoid going to the area during season but today, April 18 (Saturday) we took a drive over from Cape Coral, looking for someplace to enjoy lunch on the waterfront. We ended up at Bayfront Bistro and had a pleasant experience. I'd give 3.75 stars if possible. When we arrived we chose to sit outside, and although there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Owners/Management need to read this: there was no bartender when we entered and we sat at the bar for over 5 minutes. Our server was Nichole and she needs to be re-trained. We asked for butter 2 times, but she "just forgot". We gave her a 10% tip, but bet she doesn't get it. Food was only tolerable, so much... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and view that we discovered at this restaurant. I thought the seafood offerings were great (we went back a second time), and they accommodated my wife's vegetarian flare by combining ingredients on a salad. I highly recommend for the view, food and service.

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Clayton, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Spacious dining area right on the water at a marina. Staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the wines and menu. Our large party was seated and attended to immediately. Wide variety of delicious entree's from fresh seafood to stuffed pork chop to steak. It was a little pricey, however, it was worth every penny. It is behind Publix.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tucked behind the Publix supermarket on Fort Myers Beach is a really nice restaurant on Estero Bay in a nice marina. Great place for watching boats and dolphins cruising by. Excellent service, good (sometimes pricey) food and thoroughly enjoyable for a splurge or special occasion. My wife and I have eaten there several times, and on the most recent visit... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The service was nothing great. The lobster tails were rubbery and cold. The pork pot roast was delicious. It's a pretty place with average food.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I made a reservation at this restaurant on Easter Sunday because we had been here a previous year for an Easter brunch. This was not a brunch. The menu was nice with good selections of breakfast foods, salads or sandwiches. I had a French dip sandwich that was very good accompanied by French fries that tasted as If they had... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We loved our appy, the dinner was OK. I like the location on a canal, ambiance a bit stuffy. We decided if we went back we were only going to eat appy's, but we didn't go back all week.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Bayfront Flatbread, try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 10 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Pork Con Mojo. And what meal would be complete without our Chocolate Seduction or Bayfront Bread Pudding? We look forward to seeing you!

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