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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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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our second visit. Beautiful setting, great food and service. Our guests raved about the experience. It's behind a Publix but as you will discover, it's special. Thanks Kurt and Dan. Well done!

Thank vino0201
Davie, Florida
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful surprise that I got for my birthday. My daughter called and got a prompt reply from Lisa, she is the event planner. Lisa made all the arrangement for my surprise birthday lunch. Food was excellent, service outstanding by Lisa and the view fantastic.

Thank readmom99
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This location provides a great ambiance for a romantic meal and it is also pleasant for a family dinner. The staff is pleasant and attentive. The food was very good.

Thank Paul M
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were excellent. The calamari was amazing and our mains were delicious. Highly recommend. Should have a reservation.

Thank Waterwheel96
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We highly recommend Bayfront Bistro--the food and service are remarkable! After having a phenomenal birthday dinner there our first evening, we particularly enjoyed return visits for Happy Hour right as the mid-afternoon storms arrived! Half-price drinks and appetizers! Fabulous food and absolutely terrific staff!

Thank MariaPZ229
Cookeville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with water view. Food was excellent, especially the Shrimp Cocktail. A nice quiet atmosphere and a very nice menu. Located behind the Publix store on Fort Myers Beach.

Thank funonthemove
Bonita Springs, Florida
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464 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went for dinner. We arrived early to enjoy some time at the bar before our reservation. The CO2 was out and the bartender had to replace it. That meant we had to sit at the bar for 8 minutes waiting for him to take care of it. The ladies wanted Mojitos and wine so he could have... More 

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

Thank You for your review Scott. At times there are certain situations that may come about that will hold service a bit such as this. Being a Mojito needs soda water to complete the drink, one of the ladies would be drinking wine by herself, which most would say is not a good thing. We apologize about your wait and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, wine and service was perfect. Many of the live plants were not looking their best and take away from the beautiful back bay view. Cute accent lamps, but the cords are sticking out in front of the lamps and not tucked behind.

Thank Jillian C
Bayfront B, Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jillian, Thank you so much for your review and dining with us! If you would have came a few days later you would have seen our beautiful new plants! This was an issue that we were aware of and diligently working to fix. We have replaced some lighting fixtures with plants and have tucked the chords out of view... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't try every restaurant in Estero/Ft. Myers beach, but this definitely was our favorite due to the quality of the food and service. The seafood was wonderful ~ great quality~ which was becoming difficult for us to find in Estero/Ft. Myers beach ~ and the service was great. We had dinner outside, and a storm blew through while we... More 

1 Thank CassieChicago
Estero, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining overlooks the bay and boat dock. Unfortunately, it faces east so no sunset views, but very pleasant. Food was unremarkable. The grouper was mushy. Chicken was moist. Too much money for what you get. Seemed to take a very long time to get food even thought the place was almost empty.

Thank Savvydiner34136
Bayfront B, Manager at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this review

Hi sir, Thank you for taking your time to review us, we are disappointed to hear that you weren't satisfied with the food and time it took to get the food to the table. We strive to make sure that each one of our guests have a great experience. We would like to offer you a Gift Card to get... 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
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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