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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect lunch spot

Beautiful spot for lunch. Cloth table cloths, above average service. Right on the river. Indoor or outdoor seating. Perfect for watching the boats come in and out. Worth checking out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Russell W
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New Egypt, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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East Amherst
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice. Good food and service and the4y take reservations. Not inexpensive, but won't break the bank. Nice view of the water and boats passing by.

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Ankeny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Service, food preparation and taste, view - all excellent. Will definitely be going back next time in the area.

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful spot for lunch. Cloth table cloths, above average service. Right on the river. Indoor or outdoor seating. Perfect for watching the boats come in and out. Worth checking out!

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Bayfront B, General Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Russell- we're glad you enjoyed your visit with us! The views are to die for!! We'll see you again soon! Dinah More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For our final night in Fort Myers we wanted to eat somewhere special! We were recommended this restaurant by James the fisherman and what a recommendation it was! The food, the surroundings and the staff (especially Dave) were fabulous! For me one of the best meals I've ever had (and I don't say that easily). The calamari and the spring... More 

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Bayfront B, General Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! The Asian Calamari is one of my most favorite things on the menu! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves! We'll see you again soon! Dinah More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful bay view, ilmmaculate upscale but not stuffy decor. Modern and clean. 2 levels, with elevator. Nice bar area and comfortable seating. Bathrooms are immaculate. You can get here by boat too. Right next to the Snook Bight! Great waitstaff and personable. Chef Prieto is as his food...spectacular! Wonderful wine selection and this place knows their wine and how to... More 

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Bayfront B, General Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Lisa- I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We try very hard constantly to please! We will look forward to your next visit- please introduce yourself to me- I will look forward to meeting you! Dinah Leach More 

ft myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dinner with the WWC on Tuesday evening was truly fabulous. Dinah presented the wines and menu items with passion and a depth of knowledge we rarely see. Thank you for on outstanding evening.

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Bayfront B, General Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Jane- thanks so much for the great review! I have a great time telling everyone about the wines and food and why we paired what we did. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Dinah More 

Aston, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great seafood and food presentation! This is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset with a great meal. Higher end but well worth the price. Sara was a great server!

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Bayfront B, Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and having a nice time. We hope you can visit us again soon! More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

we went for our son's 19th birthday and had an excellent time. The service and waiter were first class as was the food. Not cheap but well recommended and the views across the bay and the boats is amazing

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Thank you for choosing Bayfront Bistro for your son's special day. We love that you had a great evening! Please come see us again. Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous view to the bay, . our server was very knowledgeable and really friendly, it was a little expensive but if you want to have a great experience is all worth it.the presentation of the food is to fall in love with the dish, we ordered the special grouper and wow! that was out of this world.... More 

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Bayfront B, Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for the great review! It was so nice to hear you loved everything. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Came to this restaurant to celebrate my anniversary and it was a wonderful experience great service our waitress knew everything in the menu and she helped us out her name was Sarah . The views are amazing , the atmosphere is relaxing and inviting , the food was outstanding .I will be back to place . Hopefully soon

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Thank you for coming on your anniversary. It was our pleasure to make it special. The review was great, Sarah will be thrilled you enjoyed yourselves. See you again. 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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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