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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
High Prices, Poor Service

Was looking forward to eating in this inviting room but once seated the experience went downhill fast. Ordered an entree to be told 25 minutes later that the 'chef ran out'. Quickly decided on the pork chop which turned out to be so tough I had difficulty cutting it. Asked surely waiter who... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
kwieder2014
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to eating in this inviting room but once seated the experience went downhill fast. Ordered an entree to be told 25 minutes later that the 'chef ran out'. Quickly decided on the pork chop which turned out to be so tough I had difficulty cutting it. Asked surely waiter who offered no apology, to take it away.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What a great spot! Amazing meal, amazing view and amazing company (you'll have to bring your own company though). Definitely recommend for a NICE night out and all around classy dining experience. Make a reservation for dinner!

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The family took my husband for his birthday. We were early and had a drink at the bar. The bartender was very congenial and the drink was excellent. We had a nice chat with a couple sitting near us. Dinner was sensational. We all had different entrees and all enjoyed everything. Our eight year old even enjoyed tasting my spicy... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Bayfront Bistro offers its customers with a well decored indoor and outdoor dining area that allows you to overlook the back bay of estero island. The environment is warm and lively, yet the tables are spaced enough to offer privacy for each customer to relax and enjoy their meal. The both the meal and drink menus are well balanced,... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Walked in to a beautiful restaurant with a magnificent view. Ordered 2 entrees from the lunch menu which was very limited. Both were disappointing. The Black Angus Hamburger was tasteless with a complete lack of seasonings. The skiinny french fries served with it were soggy and cold. The salmon and Broccoli on pasta had the salmon buried in the pasta... More 

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What they have going for them: Location, view and servers. We had a wonderful table next to the window and the view was lovely (thunderstorm and all). The servers were very attentive, friendly, and helpful. What they lack: for the price, we thought the food was marginal at best. It was lackluster and all four of us tried to find... More 

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Punta Gorda,Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This restaurant has it all. We had a table overlooking the marina, service and food were excellent. Great place for a special occasion as it is a little pricey.

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Southport, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a fabulous evening, even though it was cold outside!! Four of us had a 10+ dinner at Bayfront Bistro. The decor was contemporary, relaxing and comfortable. The lobster tails, tuna and special fish of the evening were are perfectly prepared. Our waiter Matt, was probably one of the best we have every experienced, he was the key to a... More 

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TENNESSEE
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner on a Monday evening. Did not have a reservation but there was no wait. The menu is fairly gourmet with a lot of sauces etc, not really our cup of tea. Food was good but our waiter was not that great as you could barely understand him as he spoke /mumbled his words, no personality at all.... More 

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rockville centre NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The first time we visited Fort Myers Beach we at lunch here and enjoyed it very much. On our recent vacation my wife and I were looking forward to having dinner there. First off we were seated outdoors , I questioned whether it would be warm enough, I was told it would be fine since we would be next to... More 

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

Sorry you were disappointed during your recent visit to Bayfront Bistro. The weather sometimes puts a wrinkle in all our plans. One night we had torrential rains and wind blowing into the patio area. We try to do the best we can with fickle Mother Nature. Management is reviewing all your comments. Thank you for visit. 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 - 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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