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Bistro St. Michaels

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403 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-9111
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Bistro St. Michaels. We create food that is rooted in...
Welcome to Bistro St. Michaels. We create food that is rooted in traditional culinary styles, yet modern. We source the highest quality ingredients, purchase sustainable seafood and work with people who raise their animals naturally, as well as partner with farmers for the freshest vegetables available. All of this comes together under the hand of Executive Chef Matt Robbins a native of the Eastern Shore, whose "creative American" cuisine is prepared with a classic techniques..Many of our items are already gluten free or can be served gluten free. Thank you for taking the time to dine with us. We hope you enjoy our inspiration. Rob & Caroline Pascal, Owners
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  • 22
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  • 2
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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
Fantastic food and service!

We had a wonderful meal here. We arrived quite late, but the staff could not have been more friendly and inviting. Even better, though, was the terrific food. We had mussels that were terrific, a pear salad and lovely ahi tuna. A real winner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
karen_gettman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful meal here. We arrived quite late, but the staff could not have been more friendly and inviting. Even better, though, was the terrific food. We had mussels that were terrific, a pear salad and lovely ahi tuna. A real winner!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

So I live in DC and dine all over the place. Having said that, it generally takes me a lot to experience sticker-shock at a restaurant. It happened here at Bistro. We traveled with another couple to St. Michaels as a getaway and stayed at the Harbour Inn. Judging from the TripAdvisor reviews and Yelp, we chose Bistro as our... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

St. Michaels in the "off season" is quiet, however, the Bistro St. Michaels is a lively spot featuring an excellent menu; all items were well done and enjoyable. Obviously, lots of oyster dishes (the oyster stew, an award winner locally, is about the best we've ever had...as were the baked oysters!). Did try the mussels as well which were perfectly... More 

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1 Thank Michael S
St. Michaels, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

seven of us. overpriced and underperformed. drinks were weak and food was so-so to bad. avas for lunch, 208 for dinner

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1 Thank Donald D
St. Michaels, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Meals and service are excellent. Nice atmosphere and you are well-cared for by a very professional staff. They always have interesting items on the menu, and a pretty good selection of wines.

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2 Thank Gene L
Clarksburg, Maryland
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

As with 208 Talbot, we always make sure we have dinner at Bistro St. Michaels when we stay in town. The staff is always great. The food is always great. Make reservations!

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2 Thank Alan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in during midnight madness for a bite and drink. Beautiful bar, food and staff. What a sweet surprise...Ashley, bartender I think, was amazing, attentive and helpful. We will be back soon! Fun and YUMMO!

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3 Thank Lonna H
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We dined off appetizers and it was the perfect dinner--not too much and a variety of delightful tastes. What a treat!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We booked at Bistro St. Michaels far in advance for a special occasion and were very disappointed with both the service and food quality e.g. meat was tough and we had to ask for a knife we could actually cut it with. If you want to fine dine with good service in St. Michaels- 208 Talbot- where we ate the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My husband and I try to visit St. Michael's annually and when we do, we make it a point to dine at the Bistro. The renovation making an open kitchen with a granite bar opens the space beautifully. Our dinner was amazing....We started with sharing the Baked Oysters and the Duck Potstickers. My husband had the Chicken Roulade on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  St. Michaels
  • Phone Number: +1 410-745-9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Welcome to Bistro St. Michaels. We create food that is rooted in traditional culinary styles, yet modern. We source the highest quality ingredients, purchase sustainable seafood and work with people who raise their animals naturally, as well as partner with farmers for the freshest vegetables available. All of this comes together under the hand of Executive Chef Matt Robbins a native of the Eastern Shore, whose "creative American" cuisine is prepared with a classic techniques..Many of our items are already gluten free or can be served gluten free. Thank you for taking the time to dine with us. We hope you enjoy our inspiration. Rob & Caroline Pascal, Owners
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?