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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last night with friends and my wife selected the twin Maine lobsters which turned out to be rock lobsters. Upon questioning the waiter he just stated that the chef was aware and walked away-surely the customer should be informed as we were the ones paying. My Snapper again was very poor and certainly not fresh as advised by the... More 

1 Thank Keith C
Fort Myers, Florida
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bistro is one of the times you know you're going to pay heartily for a great evening, but it was worth it. Happy hour with our guests along with a great meat with a beautiful view of the lagoon was a special experience. The bartender was spot on and his drinks are as good as his humor. Meals were... More 

Thank letsast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with friends . The ambiance was amazing the views are incredible the service was outstanding but the Food Bar None the best I've ever had extensive wine list our srtver Lisa was spot on with her recommendations and you are seriously doing yourself a disservice if you don't sample the lobster bisque it was to die for... More 

Thank Williammark131
Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed excellent service, great mixed drinks, good grouper sandwiches, and wonderful atmosphere. Lunch prices were quite reasonable.

1 Thank RoeTravelers
Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu, delicious well prepared foods, award winning wine list, all overlooking the water and boats. Saw a manatee too! I highly recommend this place. Can be quite romantic.

Thank DocAndyHouston
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Bayfront Bistro and it was a perfect choice. Our waiter was Brian, ask for him, he is excellent in his profession. The food was unbelievable and the views were beautiful. This is our second time here and they are very consistent. This place is not jus a chance but an experience to enjoy.

Thank Michael K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a five course meal that was prepared with excellence. They paired each course with fine wine. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Thank Jan S
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday brunch. Service was SO MUCH better this time than any other time we have been there. The food was better but they stil need to up their game. They have the best view on the bay. The restaurant is beautiful, they just need to live up the our expectiations. The outdoor bar could be so much more.... More 

Thank FMBBayGirl
Fort Myers, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice seafood restaurant with a great marina location, overlooking Estero bay. We tried several dishes and all were fresh and tasty. They restaurant boasts about its outstanding wine list, and it's supposedly one of the 10 top seafood restaurants in the country. I don't know about that, but the food was delicious and the service was very good. Located... More 

1 Thank ChefYknot
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For $36. I had snapper over risotto with 3 small carrots. I couldn't taste the snapper at all under all the sauce.It was a thin piece of fish over lots of risotto and sauce.An extra side of asparagus shown below was not presented very attractively for the caliber of restaurant it presents itself as. My dinner partner had an overpriced... More 

1 Thank grandmacurly
Bayfront B, Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Ma'am, We are very disappointed to hear that your meal wasn't up to your expectations. We do our very best to make sure each guest has an unforgettable experience, we sincerely apologize that we fell short. Each dish is portioned to the ounce, a lot of hard work and passion goes into each dish. Keep in mind, there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: 2394633663
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!

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