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Bistro 821

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Old Naples
French, American, Seafood, International
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821 5th Ave South, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34102-6617 (8th Street)
+1 239-261-5821
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 2014 Is Bistro 821's 20th year in business. All these years we have prided...
2014 Is Bistro 821's 20th year in business. All these years we have prided ourselves as being the Small Locally Owned Bistro on 5th Ave South. Friendly service, excellent food and a great atmosphere are our specialties. Don't Miss the Miso Saki Sea Bass or Thai Spiced Snapper if you Like Fish, or The Ribeye Steak or Pot Roast for the Meat and Potato lovers.
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  • 443
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  • 196
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful!

We have been here before and always find the service and food outstanding. We both had Sea Bass this time and the Miso sauce brings out the best of all flavors. Our server, Matt was friendly as well as professional and efficient. Certainly a restaurant you don't want to miss when visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Barbara S
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Naples, FL
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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I would rank Bistro 821 as just average as it has not changed its menu that I consider wholesome, but not very inventive. Yuppies and tourists make this place a very popular eatery as many find its fare more than acceptable. I would agree although I give it an average grade due to its servers who can be subpar considering... More 

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt you had to write such a review as you did What exactly was the problem? How was my menu not Inventive enough for you? What exactly was sub par about our service? 1. It is very difficult to please everyone. It is impossible to please someone who is not satisfied and doesn't tell us. My... More 

Naples, Florida
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have been here before and always find the service and food outstanding. We both had Sea Bass this time and the Miso sauce brings out the best of all flavors. Our server, Matt was friendly as well as professional and efficient. Certainly a restaurant you don't want to miss when visiting Naples. We love having this restaurant in our... More 

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stockholm
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a very bad experience overall, especially the food - sloppy, greasy and foul tasting.My husband had the Chicken Risotto - it was a huge plate of an undesirable mess (looked like vomit more than anything else) and it tasted nothing but pre-chewed porridge. I had the Parmesan crusted sole in lemon sauce and it was also just a... More 

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this review

I apologize that you had such a bad experience here at Bistro 821. Very few things get by myself and my staff, but it does happen. If we had known their was such a problem we would have been very happy to make you a fresh dish, or whatever we could have done to make things right. I realize you... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well we were pleasantly surprised when we walked in, they were actually the busiest restaurant on the street, we just wanted a couple of apps, I had escargot that was served in broiled garlic,herb & sun dried tomato butter and topped with mini croutons, my husband had their wonderful spinach and gorgonzola cheese salad with roasted apple wedges, bermuda onion... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My Husband and I ate there a few days ago.Jessie was are server,He was Great!We made a reservation as soon as we walked in they seated us they have a Great deal Sunday to Thursday $34 dollars got us 2 dinners and a free bottle of white wine,the food was served so fast surprised us,the place was classy with a... More 

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ELLINGTON, CT
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was our first visit to Bistro 821 and we will definitely be back! We started with the Market Tomato Salad and the Nuts & Berry Salad both of which were delicious! For our entrees, we had a Pan Seared Scallop special and the Miso-Saki Roasted Sea Bass. Both of them were outstanding!!! It's also worth mentioned that the drinks... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In fairness, we chose to sit outside on a warm and muggy day. The restaurant is on a busy street and it was loud. The food was wonderful as was the service. But for the price, the outdoor dining ruined what should have been a wonderful dinner.

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this review

We are glad you liked the Food and the Service. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy sitting outside. We are a small local restaurant and we have a vibrant business going. Yes at times it does get loud and we can get crowded quick, but for the most part those are some of the reasons we keep busy. Many people are... More 

Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate there again on Friday. That's a feather in their cap, as there are so many places to choose from here in Naples, yet we returned. The Parmesan crusted sole with lemon sauce is to die for, plus there was enough for lunch the next day. You can't go wring. Great food, great service, beautiful downtown location!

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time. Check us again soon as I will be adding some new items More 

Naples, Florida
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275 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We tried the Wine and Dine special offered at Bistro 821 for an early dinner. Could you possibly get bread with dipping oil, two salads, two entrees and a bottle of wine for less than $60 in Naples? Yes. We tried the House and Nut and Berry salads. Both were prepared to our liking. I am usually not a fan... More 

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We come every year as it is one of our favourites and this year was even better. All three of our visits were great. Mark on our first night looked after us extremely well and the food matched the service, Jesse again looked after us extremely well on our third visit and the food was again extremely good. Becky looked... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro 821

Address: 821 5th Ave South, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34102-6617
Phone Number: +1 239-261-5821
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 5th Ave South, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34102-6617
    (8th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
  • Neighborhood: Old Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-261-5821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

2014 Is Bistro 821's 20th year in business. All these years we have prided ourselves as being the Small Locally Owned Bistro on 5th Ave South. Friendly service, excellent food and a great atmosphere are our specialties. Don't Miss the Miso Saki Sea Bass or Thai Spiced Snapper if you Like Fish, or The Ribeye Steak or Pot Roast for the Meat and Potato lovers.
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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