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“Another Very Good Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro by the Sea

Bistro by the Sea
4031 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
+1 252-247-2777
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Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Water Views
ForsythCounty, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Another Very Good Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our party of ten enjoyed a very good meal at Bistro by the Sea last Wednesday, June 19. During our annual trips to the beach, we have eaten at this restaurant approximately every other summer during the past 14 years. Six of the seven times Buddy was our server, and he never fails to be pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu, and efficient in presenting the meals. Our choices included fresh salads, crab bisque, crab cakes, swordfish, lobster, herb crusted lionfish, filet mignon, and glazed beef tips. The food met or exceeded our expectations, which are based on never having had less than a good dining experience at this establishment run by Libby Eaton and Chef Tim Coyne.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have not been to this restaurant in many years and I didn't remember it being so great. Went this past week and it was GREAT! Even my husband raved about his baked grouper and shrimp in a creamy dill sauce. I had their chicken with almonds and it was also great. The accompanied special mashed potatoes were awesome and the portions were large. The other two couples loved their dinners and we shared two bottles of wine from NC. The wine was inexpensive and surprisingly quite good. Don't remember the name; it was a merlot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

There was nothing I disliked, except the fact that this place isn't near me in Florida! Great staff, beautiful bay view, and a great menu! Most of the offerings are locally caught which is great for the economy! The preperation & presentation was superb. I had a small cxup of the crab bisque & a herb encrusted grilled triggerfish with a light dusting of a honey dijon sauce along with redskin potatos. When served, the meal also came with hot bread & the dinner was plated without a streak or smear of sauce on the edges (obviously I'm a foodie huh? ) and the taste was excellent! I did not have enough room for desert but all items sounded divine as well. From vanilla creme brulee, to key lime, to chocolate cake with a rich buttercreme icing & more! I will definately eat here again! I found it to be well priced for market fresh items! MOst entrees ranged from $15-$29, again depending on local market pricing for fresh locally caught food!

Visited June 2013
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
“Very Nice......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The food was very good, I had Prime Rib and the Service was excellent.....I enjoyed the ambiance also.

Visited September 2012
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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food....great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Love Bistro By the Sea....have read some complaints about noise and close seating.....this is NOT our complaint. YES it is a lively restaurant which we like....shows people are having fun and enjoying themselves....if you don't like having fun, go somewhere else. Food is great and have never had a bad experience at the Bistro....saw a review by a woman with issues with the bathroom decor.....NUT CASE!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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