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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beach Bistro is one great restaurant! Perfect food, wonderful service. Some may call it pricey but when the quality is as good as we experienced I would say it is worth the cost. We dined here with relatives the night of Saturday, October 15, 2016. Two of us had the grouper which was perfect. My wife had the bouillabaisse which... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey and with an exclusive club-like atmosphere, the staff, service and food were at par for a restaurant that charges $79 for a 10 oz cut of beef. Well, mostly (is any beef ever worth that price?) Nonetheless, the location, view, and millieu were all commensurate with the food - all excellent. We ordered off the "Light Experience" menu and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night while visiting Longboat Key! It was an amazing dinner with excellent service. We were surprised to find this place on AMI. Reservations are a good idea. The restaurant is small and tables are close together but we talked with our "neighbors". We were surprised with all the extras: a shot with homemade blueberry vodka... More 

Thank Natalie T
Siesta Key, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good food for AMI. Considering price, it is medicore. Service lacks giving a real feel of hospitality, food portions are really small.

Thank Achwoob
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We put in our reservation, went and watched the sun set on the beach and came back for our table. What an amazing location!

Thank Jane B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here a few weeks ago with another couple. Our friends have eaten here several times for special occasions and they highly recommended it as they know we love fine dining. While the view from the table was nice, it wasn't any different than any of the other waterfront restaurants. The table was SO small, there was just... More 

Thank B C
Hobe Sound, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your right on the beach sunset was beautiful.Service was great staff very friendly. I had the Florribbean Grouper with coconut and cashew crust. The grouper melted in your mouth. My boyfriend had the Bistro Boullabaisse with lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, fish and clamari that was very good. They had a variety of wine and mix drinks.

Thank nancy m
Adell, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Everyone who took care of our table was charming and professional. People are seated fairly close to one another but that doesn't bother us. The waitress presented my icecream desert with a candle in it , in honor of our anniversary. It was truly a wonderful experience. My husband and I... More 

Thank vslesarik
New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Food was amazing and the service was even better! Great location right on the beach. Had the grouper and the shrimp dish. Both were fresh and delicious. Pre dinner breads were also amazing. This is a MUST visit!!!

Thank kingwizard16
Bradenton, Florida
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145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the worst on AMI. Only expensive without any quality. Go to Derek's on Manatee Ave in Bradenton and you will get the quality Beach Bistro can't deliver. Rule of thumb: Never eat on the island upscale. Upscale doesn't exist here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $70
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 9417786444
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?