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Beach Bistro

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French, 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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 90
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  • 58
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  • 34
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  • 25
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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
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The Atmosphere great, and service extremely good. Food was good to very good. Well wort the dollars spent. The kids enjoyed the atmosphere as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Dearborn, Michigan
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Atmosphere great, and service extremely good. Food was good to very good. Well wort the dollars spent. The kids enjoyed the atmosphere as well

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were looking for a gulf-front, upscale restaurant to celebrate my birthday and found this gem on TripAdvisor. The glowing reviews we read are warranted. Everything we ordered was well prepared and presented. Crisp white linen tablecloths and a fresh, long stemmed red rose at each table created a formal atmosphere, which was nicely balanced by the friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food,good service and wonderful view of beach. Good for friends,. Romantic for couples. We were a group of 5 and had a great time. Would recommend it when on Anna Marie island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is a reason this restaurant is legendary. The service and food are both unmatched in the Tampa Bay / Sarasota area. Our 18 month old is pretty good, but he's still a toddler. While he was very quiet for most of the meal, he was a little cranky just as our main course arrived. Out waiter picked our son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent place for after dinner drinks and deserts at the bar! Next time we will go back for dinner. You can tell its all magnificent. KEY LIME pie, YES!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We are here because of the reviews. We had planned to eat off the bar menu, but the bar was full. The owner was very nice and agreed to seat is in the restaurant and let us order of the bar menu if we wished. We didn't and we are glad we didn't. We got the soup, a Caesar salad,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Probably the best in anna maria island. Nice location , valet parking included, excellent service. Elegant restaurant with a light french taste. Good wine selection and food particular out of normal restaurant proposals. Not cheap but in line with quality and service. A beautiful red rose is the gift to the ladies ... So cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The presentation is out of this word! The food is so good and what a variety. It is so relaxing having dinner and sitting out and looking at the Gulf of Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I went for a dinner date. I had the filet. It was cooked perfectly and very tender. My husband had the bouillabaisse and loved it as well. He also had the foie gras appetizer and thought it was fantastic. We shared the oyster mushroom appetizer as well. It was amazing. Well done Beach Bistro. We will definitely... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner this past weekend. The meal, service and atmosphere is exceptional. The owner, Sean, mingles with the all the guests just as if we were at a hosted dinner party. I had the lamb and my husband had the beef tenderloin and both were utterly phenomenal! We had ordered a bottle of wine... More 

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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: French, 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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