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Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
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Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

People come from all over the world to dine here. It is small normally 12-15 tables not for kids but if you can make it happen.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We are staying down at longboat key and someone recommended us to drive up to Beach Bistro for dinner. The food was real high end, with service and knowledge in a class of its own - a Michelin restaurant worthy. The place itself is cosy, but more beach like. ( I guess that is the point). Highly recommended place for... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant for nearly 20 years and I have NEVER been disappointed. The food is delicious and keeps me coming back. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. My personal favorite is Annette. She remembers me every time and is so kind. She has come to be part of my dining experience. The Beach Bistro holds... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Sat on the balcony on Fourth of July, and had a wonderful waiter from Chicago, didn't catch his name, but he was great :) Ordered the scallop special, my date ordered the grouper. Both were beautiful and delicious! Began with lobster fritters, which were also wonderful, along with the pineapple martini. My date loved his dessert, some sort of chocolate... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

dinner was very slow in coming, but drinks, atmosphere, and sitting right on the beach was worth it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went around 6:30. Just actually went for a few cocktails but ending up getting a wonderful, actually the best scallops I ever had! Yummy martinis with stuffed blue cheese olives. Very happy. Highly suggest. Treat yourself... You will not be disappointed. I am going back soon for another special treat for myself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

A very special place for my very special bride! The food is excellent and the portions are enormous. Get the large and split it.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a gem in an unexpected location. Sophisticated food on a casual beach. We save this place for an anniversary dinner without the kids. Great wines. Everything they serve is prepared with the freshest ingredients and done with care and creativity. The servers are top notch. Knowledgeable and friendly (when they could be very snooty but they are the opposite!)... More

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Gainesville FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have visited this quaint and cozy restaurant on the beach several times... usually associated with an event (birthday, wedding anniversary, etc.). Fairly easy to secure a table in the off season (summer) and definitely requires preparation in the on season (Dec - April). During the on season, several tables are opened up on the outside (beach side) for a... More

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Key Biscayne
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Beach Bistro for several years and it consistently give us the same extraordinary experience. It is the best restaurant in Florida bar none. The food, the service and the ambiance are superb. Highly reccomended.

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