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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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Oundle
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We called in last night just before sunset for a cocktail. We loved the friendly atmosphere of Murphy's Bar, the lovely gentleman behind the bar made me one of the best Cosmos I've ever tasted! We sat outside to enjoy the sunset me with my fabulous cocktail and my husband with his delicious wine. We both really enjoyed our visit... More

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Clermont, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Charming beachside dining with gourmet food and welcoming staff. Be prepared to spend over $100 for a small dinner for two.

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Lithia, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had been wanting to dine here for 2 months. We had the Caesar Salad, Food Heaven and Red Snapper. The tasting of tomato soup was amazing. The Food Heaven_Foie Gras, Lamb and Lobster was average at best. The Foie was great but very small. I am used to that but if there was 2 oz that is saying a... More

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Tendring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Wonderful food and service - highly recommended as a treat for grown ups only! a bit pricey but worth it.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Over the years we've eaten at Beach Bistro and after reading Janet's review, I realized that I had not written how good Sean Murphy beachside restaurant has always been. You will not be disappointed in the food or the presentation; or for that matter its location which is right on the beach. It is not a cheap or reasonably priced... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food is tasty and professes to be gourmet. Portions are very small even for a child. Located in two remodeled condos on the beach, it does not take advantage of the beach. Tables are cramped and the décor seems old and dank. Tries for snob appeal but leaves you hungry with a big tab....

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This smaller establishment presents, hands down, some of the best food on the west coast of Florida. Not much to look at from the outside, it does have full windows on the gulf and to sit with your wine and appetizer at sunset is just dreamy. We had the coconut cashew grouper and it was wonderful. Although it doesn't say... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is Gagut rated for a reason - delicious food in a beautiful setting. A foodie treasure.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to Beach Bistro over the Labor Day weekend, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and after reading the amazing reviews I was not disappointed. I'm from London UK and this restaurant reminded me of something more European, like you would find in France or Vienna. It's a cosy environment in every sense, from the décor, to the tables being... More

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DURHAM UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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