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Beach Bistro

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Fri, 4/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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“One Helluva Soup” Bistro Blue Tomato
Seasoned parrish plum tomatoes with sweet cream and maytag blue cheese.
Roberto's Farm Salad
Vibrant, full-flavored herbs and greens in company with artisanal cheeses, grilled fruit, fruit sorbet and heirloom tomatoes.
Caesar Salad
A variation on the classic preparation, like at arnaud’s in n’awlins. With romaine and baby red romaine.
Or Caesar After Cleopatra Blue
With maytag blue cheese.
Warm Maple Leaf Duckling Salad with Arugula and Watercress
Warmed with a cognac, citrus-bacon vinaigrette. With apples, red onions, mangos and candied walnuts. Has won prizes.
Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Esformes plum tomatoes, warmed with an herbed vinaigrette. Garnished with baby greens, herb toast and parmesan crisp.
Heirloom Tomato Pie
A savoury tart with caramelized onion and gruyere, chevre, mozzarella and reggiano.
Foraged Mushrooms
Kissed with butter and picked thyme.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
With caramelized shallots, kissed with duck stock and garnished with bacon why mama’s weren’t this good.
Heaven and Earth
Lush​ risotto, gifted with the heavenly richness of truffles, foie gras and american exotic mushrooms.
Duck Fried Rice
Pan-roasted with wild ‘shrooms and duckling.
Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted crisp with garlic, fresh thyme and rosemary.
Grilled Asparagus Spears with Béarnaise
“All the other veggies want to be asparagus.”
The single, profound rosette $7.00
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon
“The best in the free world.” really. From willie krauch’s smokehouse in tangier, nova scotia. On parade with capers, domestic caviars and key lime crème fraiche.
Foie Gras, “Life, Liberty ”
Seared hudson valley foie gras on savory brioche bread pudding. Garnished with a vanilla bean and sauternes reduction, nutmeg anglaise and aged balsamic. “Sean will stop serving foie gras when they peel his cold dead fingers from his fork.”
Butter-Poached Lobster
Cold water tail poached in a butter broth, served with citrus grits, kissed with star anise.
Bistro “White Castle” Slider
Foie gras and prime tenderloin on a butter-grilled sweet bun with demi-glace and béarnaise. Everything that is bad for you all in one place.
Lush​ chunks of florida spiny lobster (instead of the chewy little slugs). Slow cooked in a crock with herbed spinach and seasoned garlic butter. A bistro original, often imitated.
“Love Me Tender, Love Me Blue …”
Slices of prime american tenderloin, with demi-glace, maytag blue cheese and a little sweet tomato. On comfort mashed. (Limited availability)
Roasted Maple Leaf Duckling “Perfect Two Ways.”
Slow roasted breast and leg confit, with a three peppercorn-cognac demi-glace or a three-berry sauce.
Bountiful $57.00
Generous $49.00
Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous
First, you hire a bunch of pros to build a killer broth, poach to order “nova scotia” lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, premium market fish, shellfish and calamari. Served with clever asides of herbed, garlic toast and aiöli.
Surfing with butter-poached lobster $+15.00
Flying crowned with foie gras $+20.00
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6 oz
8 oz
10 oz
U.S.A Prime Beef Tenderloin
Offered in a six, eight, or ten ounce cuts. Prepared in a classic charlemagne style or with a cognac, merlot, pepper demi-glace. Prime american beef – “where we believe that the beer belongs in the cowboys.”
Light rack
Rack of Domestic Lamb
Simply the world’s best, fresh, domestic lamb from colorado. Herb-rubbed, pan-seared and oven-roasted. Finished with a port, rosemary demi-glace. “You can tell from the flavor that it has not travelled across a major ocean in the bottom of a ship.”
Smaller plate $26.00
Entrée $47.00
Floribbean Grouper, a Bistro Cookery Classic
Real gulf coast grouper with a toasted coconut and cashew crust. Caressed with a red pepper-papaya jam.
Heaven $65.00
All of it $85.00
Food Heaven
Worth dying for. The richest food marriage colorado lamb, butter-poached nova scotia lobster and hudson valley foie gras- all on a brioche bread pudding. Served with a port, demi-glace sidecar and a sip of essensia. Sublime. “A dionysian vision from the end of a pier in maine.”
Celebratory Martini
Pineapple infused premium trump vodka.
Little Brother Martini
Half size
Smaller plate $20.00
Entrée $41.00
Bourbon and Maple Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
With maple syrup and bourbon barbeque on pomegranate citrus grits, garnished with chimichurri.
Smaller plate $24.00
Entrée $45.00
Gulf Coast Grouper Sauté
Island style with key lime, dill butter, capers and a trickle of pomegranate reduction.
Smaller plate $25.00
Entree $47.00
Snapper “French Guy Style”
Classic: egg-washed, dusted, sautéed and kissed with lemon-butter parsley.
Smaller plate $21.00
Entrée $43.00
Gulf Coast Shrimp
Seasoned and pan-seared. Finished with a maple ponzu and kissed with wasabi and ginger. Served with coconut risotto.
Thai’D Snapper Sauté
With fennel lemongrass consommé, bok choy, fingerlings and forest shrooms.
Fresh grouper cheeks and throats “the captain’s cut.” bistro carved from whole grouper. Delicately sautéed and kissed with lime butter. Served with a dollop of tropical risotto. (Limited availability)
Pas de deux
Prime American Beef
Tenderloin charlemagne paired with port-braised short rib with horseradish cream.
Praline Alexandra
Bistro made praline with french vanilla ice cream and frangelico.
Chocolate Truffle Terrine
Intense and award winning! A rich terrine of callebaut bittersweet chocolate.
Berry Celebration Cinnamon Crêpes
Warmed bananas and seasonal berries, french vanilla ice cream, shaved chocolate.
Florida Key Lime Pie
Has won prizes. With fresh lime juice.
The Hat Trick
Three delectable flavors of crème brûlée.
Makin’ Bacon Ice Cream
For​ the pig in you. Famous.
Say “Cheesecake”
New york style with a gingersnap crust and a caramalized pineapple compote.
In a brown sugar and cinnamon rimmed glass crowned with real whipped cream.
Café Siobhan
Brandy,​ kahlua and cointreau.
Irish Cream
Bushmills and baileys irish cream.
Bistro “White Castle” Slider
Foie and prime tender on a sweet garlic bun with demi and béarnaise. Sinful.
Bourbon and Maple Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
With maple syrup and bourbon barbeque on pomegranate citrus grits, garnished with chimichurri.
“One Helluva Soup” Bistro Blue Tomato
Seasoned parrish plum tomatoes with sweet cream and maytag blue cheese. Often imitated, but then
Caesar Salad
A variation on the classic preparation, like at arnaud’s in n’awlins. With romaine and baby red romaine.
Or Caesar After Cleopatra Blue
With maytag blue cheese.
A Warmed Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Perfect vine ripe plum tomatoes, warmed in a skillet and tossed with an herbed balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with baby greens, herb toast and parmesan crisp.
Warm Maple Leaf Duckling Salad with Arugula and Watercress
Warmed​ with a cognac, citrus-bacon vinaigrette. With apples, red onions and candied walnuts.
The Real Grouper Sandwich
With key lime butter and aioli with a side of chef mashed.
Shrimp “Po Boy”
Jumbo shrimp with garlic butter, béarnaise on an aioli’d roll with chef mashed and demi-glace.
Love Me Tender, Love Me Blue
World’s best “american” tenderloin, with demi-glace and maytag blue cheese on comfort mashed.
Tasting Menu
Tasting Menu Without the Exotics
Tasting Courses Are Available with a Flight of Three Wines for an Additional
One Helluva Soup”
Bistro blue tomato
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon
From willie krauch’s in tangiers, nova scotia
Mosca's Pan Roasted Shrimp
With fresh rosemary and garlic
Caesar Salad
Like​ at arnaud’s in n’awlins
Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Warmed with an herbed vinaigrette
Lush chunks of florida spiny lobster (instead of the chewy little slugs)
Foie Gras, “Life, Liberty”
On a savory brioche bread pudding
Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.
$25 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are a lots of places to go and have a wonderful date. But beach Bistro have the 1rst place on the list. I was there for my girlfriend birthday. It was the best experience Eating I ever had. I was scared with the prices....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cubautor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had the best meal!!!! I cannot even begin to say enough good things! The staff is friendly and attentive, the food is superb, and the view speaks for itself. This fine dining restaurant is not to be missed! Shawn the owner...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank allimuld
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason this place is so popular, solid food, good service and planted right on the beach, it is a hard combination to beat. A little on the pricey side, I'll argue you get what you pay for here. I will be back....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Samiam433
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a destination not to be missed when visiting Anna Maria Island. The food was incredibly delicious and the service and attention to detail was amazing. We were treated like royalty.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank maryroserobinson77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a little bit late in writing this review, but didn’t want to miss giving this restaurant a huge 10/10! The Beach Bistro provides so much more than just a meal, it’s a beautiful experience too. The staff here were so welcoming and made us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emz_Mc_D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place to bring our best friends on the island. Great food, wonderful drinks and our server, Kristin, rocks! All around special Evening.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jscoast2coast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our recent and third visit to AMI, I convinced my husband that we must go to what was touted as the best restaurant on the island. We were both so glad we did. It is indeed the best restaurant, not only on the island,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Judy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why does everywhere close so early in tis area??? Good food but because we ate 'late' (8.30) we felt awkward as we were the only people there!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CameramanGraham
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Yumm but expensive. If you do not have s sunset view at rental then come here. Steaks are great...fish Not So Much!

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank ruthmonteith
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We only go to this restaurant for a special occasion, as it is pricey, but oh so wonderful! Delicious food, great service and the best view on the island. Make your reservation for sunset time. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Judy W
January 11, 2019|
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Response from gryboski | Reviewed this property |
No but most men wear something like khakis and a button down.
Rosemarie C
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Pita5 | Reviewed this property |
I received an email from them in regards to Mothers Day and it said nothing about a special menu.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from GlobalExplorer | Reviewed this property |
My wife is borderline celiac and was easily able to enjoy a full and wonderful meal at Beach Bistro last October. The staff was very accommodating and helpful in advising her regarding the menu.
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