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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 setting, nice view, good service and very good food.

There were 10 of us and we had a reservation on a Saturday night. We were seated almost immediately and the service began. Lots of fresh bread with olive oil for dipping, good cocktails and a wine list to please any wine lover. Our meals were varied, I had the black grouper with lobster salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
bensson
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

There were 10 of us and we had a reservation on a Saturday night. We were seated almost immediately and the service began. Lots of fresh bread with olive oil for dipping, good cocktails and a wine list to please any wine lover. Our meals were varied, I had the black grouper with lobster salad and it was wonderful. Several... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The view was beautiful! Dinner seemed rushed, it was good, but my lobster was a bit overcooked, my husband had the special. It was a small portion but good!

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Amherst, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lisa as a server was a pleasure. Picturesque view of the bay, including dolphins. Food was good and price reasonable with bottomless bloody Marys available

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BONITA SPRINGS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a beautiful setting right on the water. Unfortunately the evening we went it was pouring with rain so we will have to return on a clear evening. The food was very good and well presented. I had the salmon and it was served with baby bok choy. I enjoyed. Our waiter was attentive and had a good... More 

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great service, beautiful view, way above average food, esprcially the mussels. They take reservations, which is a real plus in the "high season". Two for one happy hour. We have been there many times and will be back!

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Had dinner twice and enjoyed both experiences. Very varied menu and good ambience overlooking the bay.

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Satin John, IN
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was the second time we tried Bayfront Bistro. The first time, the food fell a bit short. However, this time, I believe we made some really nice selections from the menu. The appetizers are all delicious. I had the shrimp Acapulco and a Caesar salad for dinner. My husband had the pot roast. Both equally delicious. The views and... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fine dining awaits you at Bayfront Bistro. Excellent food, beautiful scenery and attentive waitstaff. Try the scallops -- you won't be disappointed. Don't want seafood? No worries. The chicken and meat entrees are also not to be missed.

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new york, ny
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200 reviews 200 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walked in for dinner and sat at the bar. Steak was terrible but the apps and drinks were fine. Thought it was pricey for what you got and would not go back.

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Chicago Area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

$29 special includes a glass of house wine, choice of salad of good size, variety of entree, and dessert. The portions were very adequate and not downsized as we sometimes see in a special. Quality of food and service was exceptional. I'd do this again in a heartbeat!

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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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