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Fri, 2/23
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Old Naples
1.0 miles from Naples Pier
About
2023 is Bistro 821's 29th year in business. All these years we have prided ourselves as being the small locally owned Bistro on 5th Ave South. Friendly service, excellent food and a great atmosphere are our specialties. We are famous for our sea bass, prawns and snapper dishes.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing! We had the sole, pork chop and lobster ravioli! It was all amazing. The cocktails were good as well! Our waiter Scott was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable about the menu!! Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I try to get to Bistro 821 whenever we are in Florida. This time we went with another couple. When we arrived we were quickly seated. The atmosphere is delightful. As with any restaurant it can be a bit loud but not...to the point of not enjoying a conversation at your table. I always want to try something different but always gravitate to the wild boar bolognese. It is absolutely a wonderful dish. Always cooked perfectly. My wife chose the pick two with Sea Bass and Steak. The steak was just ok. Just a little overcooked however, the sea bass was perfect. The meal along with a couple cocktails and our friends made this a great night out. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone planning a nice night outMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service need to improve. Asked my server about one ingredient of a dish we were not familiar with. He only responded that the dish is no good. He then said that another dish I was interested in was just ok, just like any...dish you’d find on the strip. The only two dishes he’d recommend were actually the two most expansive dishes on the menu. Anyway, I went ahead I ordered a seafood pasta. The dish had no taste and no sauce, and the pasta and shrimps were overcooked. I mentioned it to him and asked for spicy oil. He didn’t show any sign of sympathy and brought chilli peppers. My 3 friends didn’t care for their dishes either.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Anniversary dinner Service was impeccable Food was excellent Chef went to every table to make sure customers were satisfied

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 13, 2024 via mobile

Great menu, fun outdoor seating, and fantastic service. The sea bass was incredible and the ribs are also delicious. Get there at 4:30pm and take advantage of the special menu!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 5, 2024

We had the worst service we have ever had tonight at the bar. We have always loved dining here because of the great service and customer attention.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 4, 2024

Sat at the bar for happy hour, in the interim they gave our requested table away, knowing we were at the bar waiting. Food is always good, have been going here for over 20 years. They've now added "Paula" an automated answerer who says she'll...send you a text so that you can make your reservation. Then you try to text your request and it tells you to call the restaurant. Then you call "Paula" and it starts all over. I told the hostess about this the last time in and she was aware of the problem, but nothings been done.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed January 4, 2024 via mobile

Let me start out by saying we have enjoyed the Bistro on many occasions and they have never disappointed us. Our last visit was equally fine, the food and the dining room service were both excellent. My only concern, and the only reason I gave...a 4 and not a 5 review is the mandatory 22% tip they now automatically place on your bar bill. Please understand I normally leave at least that amount if not more but my concern is that size tip being applied , without notice. I could easily see that to me this my be an attempt at receiving a double tip. Being in the service industry myself for many years I wonder why the management would allow such an obvious turn off.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 13, 2023

Service and food was excellent. We went during the holiday street fair and didn't have a reservation. they sat us within 5 minutes. The server was attentive and was well versed in the specials. This is my favorite restaurant in Naples.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 26, 2023

Bistro 821 is the absolute best restaurant on 5th Avenue. Yet, once again, they exceeded expectations. We dined with some friends who had not been there. Food service, presentation, and quality was above any restaurant on 5th. A little crowded, a little noisy, but our...waiter Scott, made the experience even more memorable. Everything on the menu is outstanding. Desserts superb. Thank you Bistro 821 and Scott.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, everything tastes great here. Salads, Fish. Desert. Drinks. Packed on Sat night yet everyone friendly and smiling. Sit outside if you can on a busy night as it gets a bit noisy inside.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 12, 2023 via mobile

There are a lot of amazing restaurants in Naples but bistro821 is the best. Every time we visit Naples we have to go. The crab dip appetizer is amazing! Also the sea bass is one of the best dishes I have ever ate! We have...had different servers every time and they have all been amazing plus the manager is always around checking in! They truly make the experience the best!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 8, 2023

SO good. Will definitely be back the next time we visit Naples. Our favorite restaurant we had while we were on vacation.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 24, 2023

I went with a large group (40 +/- people) for happy hour and early dinner. The cocktails and the food were on happy hour menu ($32/person for a salad and entree). I had a Bistro 821 Cosmo, the nut/berries salad, and flat iron steak that...came with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was excellent. I took a piece of brûlée key lime pie home for dessert, too!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sarah Lutey, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2023

Hi Alice - thanks so much for the review! We had so much fun hosting your group! Can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed June 17, 2023

We arrived on 6/16/2023 for Happy Hour and an early dinner. All we can say is this eatery is OUTSTANDING! We give the service a #10, the ambiance a #10, ALL the personnel a #10, (extremely attentive) the bartender a #10 and the quality and...quantity of food also a #10. We had never been there before and plan on telling all of our friends about this excellent restaurant. We are so happy that we chose this eatery to dine at (as we had so many other choices)...and it certainly won't be our last! Stop by...you'll be SO glad you did!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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