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Bistro by the Sea

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4031 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
+1 252-247-2777
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Water Views

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent!

A few friends were in town visiting and we decided to try the Bistro. The food was amazing, the music was good, and we had a great time. The next time my husband and I have a date night, this is where we are going. I had steak and it was fantastic. We had a crab appetizer that my 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Keeleyandoakleymom
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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  • Local cuisine
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Place was packed. We thought that the tables of two were way too close for comfort. More than once we had a waiter's back side in our face as they waited on the table next to us. Not a great atmosphere. Food was OK. Crab cakes were over-cooked. Not sure it would be worth a second time.

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Libby E, Owner at Bistro by the Sea, responded to this review

Yes, Alex. S., we were packed on Sat., Feb. 14, 2015. In fact this VD had record breaking numbers. I guess with it landing on a weekend and the weekend being a 3 day holiday, it was overwhelming for even seasoned hospitality professionals such as us. And, you are correct stating that the 2 top tables were very close together.... More 

Beaufort, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A few friends were in town visiting and we decided to try the Bistro. The food was amazing, the music was good, and we had a great time. The next time my husband and I have a date night, this is where we are going. I had steak and it was fantastic. We had a crab appetizer that my 2... More 

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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went to Bistro by the Sea for dinner on Christmas Day. We were able to get a last minute reservation. When we arrived, we discovered that we were lucky to get into the restaurant. It was packed with locals and visitors as there were few options for dinner on Christmas Day. My wife had roasted prime rib and I... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had a great dinner there Friday night with Friends. My wife had grouper with scallops and it was excellent. I had the small (?) prime rib, and it was delicious and cooked perfectly (medium e ate). It was so large I did a take out for 1/2 of it and will enjoy the rest tonight. Tasty and tender. We... More 

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Wonderful! Expensive, but the best food I've ever put in my mouth!!!! Delightful!!!! Try the Almond Encrusted Chicken with the mashed potatoes!!!! It is seriously, "out-of-this-world" good! Melts in your mouth! Live piano playing while you dine!!!!! Wonderful! Fine dining!

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After reading the article in one of the airline magazines and reading the reviews on TA, we thought we were in for a great dining experience. It turned out to be disappointing. The atmosphere is not particularly special but its ok. The server was not very helpful and didn't seem especially interested in our experience. We ordered a wedge salad... More 

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Center Valley, PA
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36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here on a Saturday night at 6:45. We made reservations a few days before and were seated immediately upon arriving. We were staying at the Hampton Inn, so this was a 1-minute walk across the parking lot. Incredibly convenient. They have music on Saturday night and it was a country/folk singer. While she had... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a spontaneous weekend trip to Eastern NC and happily stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. Typically we would have stayed in Beaufort and eaten there, but we didn't decide until Saturday am to stay overnight. Not realizing that this weekend was the NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City, we ended up having to stay... More 

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claudia0501
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I were there on a Friday night on Oct 10, 2014. We had a lovely waitress, Destiny, who was so sweet, but also extremely knowledgeable about every item on the menu and wine list. We started with the crab bisque. If that was all I had gotten to eat, I would have been happy; it was that... More 

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North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This restaurant, located near the Hampton Inn has excellent service and a very good menu featuring locally sourced seafood. We had a wonderful dinner with she-crab soup, salad and delicious tuna. While not cheap, the restaurant provided very good value and a lovely evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4031 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Water Views

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