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Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
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Ranked #1 of 35 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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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I am a food snob. Maybe because I live 35 minutes outside of Manhattan. I have never been passionate enough to write a review about the bistro. Never got the hoopla. Been to so many better restaurants. Had trouble writing about a place that I can't even cross my legs under the table and I'm short. And I've been there... More

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Estero, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A VERY VARIED AND DELICIOUS MENU ASSORTMENT, WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD THINK TO CHOOSE FROM. PRICES ARE NOT FOR THE WEAK HEARTED, AS A CAIPARINIA COCKTAIL WILL SET YOU BACK $13 FOR ONE DRINK A very varied and delicious menu with just about every category to tempt your taste buds. It has a beautiful setting right on the beach, and... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Bouillabaisse: too salty, lacking in nuance of flavor; raw calamari Snapper Cooper: grossly overcooked snapper - would expect such overdone fish at a mediocre chain restaurant, but not this place. Duck: overdone and spongy texture in a too-sweet sauce Rack of lamb: nicely done, but portion rather small for the price Service: very dull and average. I think our waiter... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved the ambiance, the service, the view, the BEAUTIFUL sink in the ladies room (I know, weird observation). Even the valet fellow was kind and friendly. They really have exceptional staff. They really could have more outdoor seating to watch the sunset for guests who are awaiting their reservations. I tolled them it was our 1st Anniversary when I called... More

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San Francisco, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We've eaten at BB very recently and a couple of times in the past. It's arguably the best restaurant in the greater Sarasota area and beyond too. The setting - truly on the beach - is lovely. I suppose you could wear a bathing suit and take a dip in between courses except I'm not sure you would would want... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

So I had a good time. My meal was good, not $30 good. My wife loved her meal. I had I think blue grass grouper, it was literally a plain unseasoned filet of grouper. My 4 pieces of asparagus and mashed potatoes were good though. I dressed accordingly but got the vibe I was starchy enough to eat there. Waiter... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came to the Beach Bistro for our anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is beautiful and very romantic. The food itself was average. I ordered the steak and lobster, both were really small. We can check it off of our list and say that we have been there, but we will not be going back.

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Parrish, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful setting and good service - although seating is a little tight and not conducive for intimate dining in the main dining room. The night we were there - the quality of the food in relation to the cost was disappointing. The Caesar salad was soggy like it had been parepared in advance and left to... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

we visited the beach bistro during our trip to anna maria island as a special treat for our wedding anniversary.It was a little more expensive than other restaurants there but the welcome ,staff and food were excellent Location and sunset were spectacular ,we will def return

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Longboat Key, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We liked everything. Annette sees to the finest detail down to if you're wearing black, she changes the napkins to black! The menu and food is unique. They even slip in a free little tasty item. Couldn't ask for more!!

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