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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 55
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  • 29
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  • 24
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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
Anniversary

Good food good service. Arrive early enjoy the little bar and the great bartender. Window seats are really nice but view is not bad any where. Food is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Steve S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Good food good service. Arrive early enjoy the little bar and the great bartender. Window seats are really nice but view is not bad any where. Food is great.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a high class restaurant with really good food right on the beach. If you like good food and eating right on the beach, this is the place for you. If you like to be able to intimately talk to your spouse, try somewhere else. We didn't go crazy and with tip spent over $220. The tables are so... More 

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Hendersonville, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I didn't know what to expect given the name but from the moment we walked in I knew this would be special. The atmosphere is OK but the service is exceptional. Then the food. OMG. A tomato soup to die for. Grouper Cooper for my bride and Beef Tenderloin for me. Both perfection. Dessert was the "Praline" but what an... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Forget the jaw dropping view from the main dining room. Forget the incredibly good food. I come back to the Beach Bistro because of Annette, and David, and Ben. The first two manage the front of the house, and are as good as anyone I have ever met in the biz. Knowledgeable, personable, professional. The third is a server who... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The expectations are high when looking at the website and menu. However they were not met. The filet migon was average at best. Maybe Outback standard. For US standards the food was ok, however considering their claim to be the best of the best and price I was deeply disappointed. The server also did not give me a feeling of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Beach Bistro is absolute dining perfection. I have eaten at the Bistro many times and each time has only gotten better and better. When I moved to Los Angeles, I missed the Bistro tremendously. I dined at several restaurants in LA but was never able to find any restaurant to compare, despite the top chefs and foodies there. All of... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Top notch in every way. Intimate atmosphere with a stunning sea view. Impeccable polite yet friendly service. Phenomenal chef. Carefully sought ingredients - always the best quality. Delightful dishes. Fabulous attention to detail. Yes, pricey for Anna Maria Island but a perfect experience. Great for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had dinner at sunset, but couldn't actually see it from our table. Could have also sat outside, but was a very windy night and couldn't get full menu on beach. They started us off with a piece of bread(each) that had olive tepinade, pesto and roasted tomatoes on it, accompanied with a little dish of tomato soup. We dipped our... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Beach Bistro, everything from the view, the atmosphere and the check were all stunning. The service was phenomenal - we were treated like regulars, not tourists. We had an 8:15 reservation but they were busy and we had to wait for a while. When we were seated we were treated to a complimentary appetizer... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is truly a gem of a restaurant. A very unique setting. The restaurant isn't very large. We dined inside because it was a bit cool but we still had a beautiful view of the sunseet. The meal was outstanding. I had the grouper special which baked and stuff with crab. It was very good. Cocktails and wine were excellent.... 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: American, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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