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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
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Tampa, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small place right on the beach; great sunset views! Fresh, dynamic menu that changes nightly. I had a lamb osso bucco special that fell off the bone into a pile of fresh mash- very good dish. The tomato and bleu cheese soup as a starter is also delightful. Hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives in your dirty martini. Staff is attentive and... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was to be our last dinner on AMI, but the east coast blizzard has us extended here for a few days. We enjoyed the whole evening. We arrived at 5 45 to drinks and a beautiful sunset. For starters my bride had the roasted button it squash with brocolini and butternut hummus. She loved it. I had the apple... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First let me tell you I grew up in NYC and have been to top restaurants in cities in many parts of the world. Beach Bistro is not one of them. Food is good, not great. Calling Beach Bistro overpriced is being nice. This was the first trip to Anna Maria that my wife and I made alone so we... More 

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Blauvelt, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went there last night with my husband. Haven't been for about 5 years. It still is as wonderful as I remembered it. The food was presented beautifully and tasted as good. Service was great, refilled what had to be refilled without asking. I would not let so much time lapse without going back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant has a big advantage in being perfectly situated for viewing sunset over the Gulf, and everything is perfectly arranged for enjoyment, down to the interesting and delicious cocktails. Then it piles on with inventive and delicious food, offering the kind of menu that bypasses critical analysis and goes straight for the taste buds. Our party of four found... More 

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tullahoma, tn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We recently ate at The Beach Bistro to celebrate a combined grandaughters' graduation from college, and birthday celebrations for my husband and myself. Was absolutely fabulous. We received such great service, all wait staff very friendly, food awesome. Have been to Anna Maria Island several times, this is absolutely the best restaurant we have ever eaten at. It is a... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We wanted a special night for New Years Eve and made reservations several months in advance at Beach Bistro. We were disappointed. We were put at a small table in the bar area instead of the dining room. We were told the menu would be their normal menu. It was not. The cocktail that my wife ordered (a French 75)... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Now this is a tricky one because Beach Bistro is obviously a firm favourite in the area, but here we go. My husband and I (in our late 50's) are from the UK and have enjoyed Florida's winter sun on at least 7 previous occasions. We always try to find privately owned and run restaurants preferring to avoid the predicability... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

All you can eat pancakes.... great hearty breakfasts. Loved the whole scene the day after Christmas. We would go back!

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Denville, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was an absolute pleasure from start to finish! I have been to the Beach Bistro with my husband on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff is impeccable and the ambiance is perfection. The restaurant is small and intimate with incredible views of the gulf. Ever course is skillfully prepared and presented, sit back and enjoy, it... More 

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Additional Information about Beach Bistro

Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
Phone Number: 9417786444
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 70
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro

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