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Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
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Ranked #1 of 34 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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83% Recommend
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English first
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food and view as you dine. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Valet parking is very nice.

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Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant, which is a short drive from Sarasota & Bradenton, has steadily become the dominant restaurant destination on Florida's central west coast. The chef is very creative with both old standards and new dishes, with a focus on local Florida fare. Reservations are a must; the only slight negative is that that restaurant's space accommodates only a few parties... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food is wonderful! It is my go to place for a special occasion. Make a reservation and ask for a table by the window, but well in advance.

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Windermere, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic Gastronomical experience, beautiful dining room and excellent food. Situated right on the beach, I enjoyed this feast with many locals who were welcoming and inviting. I would have easily given this review a 5-star review, however my server fell short - seemingly forgetting about me numerous times. I was dining alone and had very long waits to get bread,... More

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have eaten here numerous times and have always had excellent food and great service both inside and on the veranda. We have had to wait for a table at times; but the bar provided us with adequate (LOL) libations to keep us "happy". It is somewhat pricey (between $$$ and $$$$); but the food is delicious.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a great meal here. The lamb shank was awesome as was the fillet mignon. The service was very good. Atmosphere is a little cosy if you have 8-15 year olds with you. My only gripe is that it is expensive and they add a really high service charge to your bill. I am English and like to tip... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was love at first bite. The memory of my first visit still lingers on the palate 8 or 9 years later: Lobster with a maple glaze. Remarkable. We've been returning to Beach Bistro at least once on each trip since then to this area of Florida, like a lovers' reunion rekindling old flames. The cuisine is wonderful. The beachside... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A fabulous spot that we were lucky to have found 20 years ago. The Bistro Bouillabaise is divine. Ample portion of seafood. Two could share or a larger table could start with this as a share. The Filet is just as good. The quality of the food is outstanding. Small menu however what they do they do superbly. Most certainly... More

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Sun City, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wait staff was the best...professional, kind and very patient. Everyone concurred that the food was absolutely delicious! Outstanding :)

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

In celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we arrived in style with courteous valet parking. We decided instead of the casual Bistro bar, that we would enjoy the formal fine dining in the glamorous beachfront dining room. Our table overlooked the sunset Gulf of Mexico with a tall stemmed rose in the foreground. The ambience was killer great, as we reminiscing of... More

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