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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lucky enough to get seated straight away on both our visits but the setting was so lovely that we wouldn't have minded waiting. The fish was delicious, we had the crusted mahi-mahi and the amberjack. We both enjoyed the house salad and of course the sunset and dolphins.

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Key West, FL
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband took me to this fantastic place for my birthday. What a treat. We had seen it on an episode of Emeril and it is even better than it looked on TV. First, it is right on the beach so make sure you make your reservation a bit before sunset because it is a spectacular view. The owner, Sean... More

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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166 reviews 166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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