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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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 Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bayfront bistro review

The food was excellent,the environment delightful, service was amazing. Ask for Kelly for the most pleasant, professional and excellent service. **** Sent from my iPhone while not driving.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan V
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I treated my husband out to eat for his birthday. Dinner and drinks were exceptional! Matthew, was our waiter and had great service! I highly recommend this place! Great location and very clean! We will return! Love it! Mary Arkebauer

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An oasis off the main beach yet facing the water looking over the inland waterway. A calm, quite sophisticated atmosphere. The menu was varied with not overly large portions. The lobster bisque with lobster melt was a well though out combination as was the grouper,salmon and crab burger with homemade kettle chips. We were very professionally and curtiously served by... More 

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1 Thank Linmarc
philadelphia, pa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Management had a hand written note at our table congratulating us on our anniversary which we were celebrating that night. Dinner was excellent from the salads to start to both entree's, which was the red snapper and a skirt steak dish. The restaurant also surprised us with a complimentary dessert which was really nice. Food is always consistently good IMO... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is of gourmet quality and the service is outstanding. The seafood dishes we tried were deliciously prepared. Save room for the Key lime pie. Good place to eat or get a drink before taking a chartered tour. Some might consider it a little pricey but not so for the quality of the food and the service. Not to... More 

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1 Thank SmokiesJunkie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent,the environment delightful, service was amazing. Ask for Kelly for the most pleasant, professional and excellent service. **** Sent from my iPhone while not driving.

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1 Thank Susan V
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a gorgeous view of the back bay, Bayfront Bistro's menu has everything you can want. I highly recommend the Lobster Bisque, which has he perfect hint of Sherry. The atmosphere is casual elegance and their Key Lime pie is so huge that I couldn't finish it and it wasn't drenched in whipped cream. It didn't need to be as... More 

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2 Thank mari s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful ambiance, amazing view and incredibly energetic, accommodating and friendly staff. Rebecca is an especially attentive bartender, making us feel very special, remembering us from over a year ago. There's something to be said for that kind of service!

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1 Thank Jackie Z
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here first time over a year ago and was immediately drawn to the great location the veiws and the awsome bartenders. Rebecca remembered us as soon as my lady and I walked in the door ( pretty remarkable considering we hadn't been to FMB since august 2015 !) Absolutely made us feel like we walked into our hometown neighborhood... More 

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1 Thank John S
Broadlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rebecca the bartender is great Very courteous. Helpful and polite The bistro is the most elegant restaurant on the beach Great food my favorite place

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2 Thank Charles W
Barrington
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is magical. The service is friendly, informative and attentive. The food is terrific and the wine list is interesting. If one is worried about price (and the entrees are no more expensive than most good restaurants), try a soup and one of the great salads, or an appetizer and side of spinach. The Asian calamari presentation is wonderful.... More 

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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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 Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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