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Beach Bistro

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American, Seafood, Bistro
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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
9417786444
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination...
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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  • 31
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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
Great food and atmosphere

We celebrated our 28 wedding anniversary with a memorable dinner. The food and service were fantastic and the views of the beach and the sunset were amazing. Dinner here is definitely a splurge, and we had a great time. Keep in mind that the tables in the main dining (room) are close to each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Love2TravelVA
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Chester, VA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Chester, VA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 28 wedding anniversary with a memorable dinner. The food and service were fantastic and the views of the beach and the sunset were amazing. Dinner here is definitely a splurge, and we had a great time. Keep in mind that the tables in the main dining (room) are close to each other. Chances are that if it's... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was great and abundant. There was nothing we had that was not delicious. The tomato soup and the lamb were my personal favorites. Getting seated was a little awkward. there did not seem to be a good place to stand while waiting and the hostess stand was beside the restrooms. You aren't really able to see the sunset... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary. Everything was very good. There was another couple celebrating too. The ambiance was smooth. We had a beautiful evening.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wanted to give this restaurant 5 Stars, but couldn't quite do that. I would say this restaurant caters to a fine dining culinary experience, however for the astronomical prices I would have expected more. We had a party of 5 people and all of our meals were very good, but for the price and what the restaurant is trying... More 

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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely cosy bar, great for a cocktail and a small plate (they have a bar bites menu) - many were doing this the night we went for dinner. The restaurant is small, intimate, charming in its own way and is right on the beach - every table in the restaurant (not in the bar) has a fantastic view - you... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After relocating to nearby Pass-A-Grille, from Denver a week before, my wife were on the return leg of a trip across the state to Ft. Lauderdale, when we decided to take a random exit off I-75 to “see if we can find a beach side restaurant where we can watch the sunset at dinner.” After about a 10 mile drive... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having traveled the world and dined in true 5 star restaurants, this place tries so hard to be "upscale" with their astronomical prices and faux high-end ambiance, that's it's almost comical. Our waiter was fairly attentive but very pretentious and you have to wonder if he's ever ventured off the island to see how 5 star service is really done.... More 

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Doncaster
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went to this restaurant with two friends, on their recommendation, part for my wife and I's anniversary celebration, and part to celebrate the rekindled well being of one of our attendant friends, and we had a marvellous special evening. The reasons 1 - fantastic food 2 - the staff 3 - fabulous cocktails 4 - the staff 5 -... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Service guy carried nose higher than Empire State Building right when he opened his mouth. Basically we should be thankful to be able to dine here. Very unfortunate encounter. Food took forever and was average at best. Some places make you feel homey, this place doesn't.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food! Went for our anniversary and was truly a special meal. They took care of every detail. Even gave us a bag of popcorn and a rose when we left. Very pricy, but absolutely worth it on a special occasion.

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Additional Information about Beach Bistro

Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
Phone Number: 9417786444
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 70
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 9417786444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 70
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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