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“Great Value and Outdoor Seating to boot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro 821

Bistro 821
821 5th Ave South, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34102-6617 (Old Naples)
+1 239-261-5821
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Ranked #19 of 800 Restaurants in Naples
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Cross street: 8th Street
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.
Burlington, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Value and Outdoor Seating to boot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Bistro 821 offers one of those wonderful Naples dinner meals...wine and 2 entrees for under $40, so hard to beat. It's a bustling place, but you can choose to sit at the bar and chat with the waiters who are all very friendly or sit outside and watch the shoppers amble along 5th.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrence, KS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Prix fixe meal is a good deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We both had the "tasting menu," which consisted of a starter, salad, and main course. You don't have a choice of the two starter courses, but there is some choice of a main course. I don't know if the first two are always the same, but the night we ate there they were a "spring roll" stuffed with goat cheese and a green salad with dried fruit and nuts. Both were very good, but the spring roll was the richest I've ever eaten. My main course was the miso and saki sea bass and my wife's was a snapper dish. The sea bass, as other reviewers have said, was delicious; the snapper was also good, but not in the same class. For $35 each, these tasting menus are a good deal, especially for a restaurant on 5th Avenue.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, MA
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Felt Like We were in New Orleans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A co-worker of my husband's recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food, the ambiance, just being able to sit outside and eat in January (we came from snowy Massachusetts) made the evening wonderful. Our waiter was very patient and answered all questions posed. The food was a little on the pricy side but they do offer two specials which include full meals. I am a small eater so the one which offered one 6-oz. filet was perfect - but you have to ask. We would definitely go back should we return to Naples and are sure that our friends, with whom we visited, will be bringing their other guests there, too.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wheaton, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Dining in Naples during the "season" call be challenging! It's crowded and the crowd tends to dine early. So, why then, why do the 5th Avenue eateries (Naples busiest and brightest) offer early dining specials?? Beats me!! But they do and I'm a BIG fan!! A perfect example would be Bistro 821. This is a definite "upscale" eatery, in a prime location on 5th Avenue that has no buisiness offering incentives for early dining. Frankly, I just don't get it!! Example: 2 entres and a bottle of wine for $32! Okay, it's "low end" (read: cheap) wine, but the end result is the same. You get very decent food AND a bottle of wine and you go away happy and content! As to the food: My wife had lemon sole and I had a pork tenderloin dish both of which were well portioned, well prepared, well seasoned and well presented. Over-all service was what you would expect from an establishment like Bistro 821...excellent! Dine an hour later and expect your tab to double or triple! Hurry in before they change their minds!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food, not so great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We visited the week between Christmas and New Years. I had an incredible prawn dinner on sushi rice cake. I would highly recommend it. We ate inside and did not have great service. Our server acted like we were a bother. It was noisy, and we were seated against the wall, very close to other diners. Our meals were delicious, but cost about $30.00 each.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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