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The Blue Bistro is one of the Lakes Region's hottest restaurants. Located within our NASWA Resort, it caters to both overnight guests, as well as area residents and visitors alike. The Bistro serves Breakfast and Dinner. Dine lakeside while gazing at the views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The Breakfast Menu offers classic morning dishes such as French Toast, Pancakes and Omelets - perfect for getting the day started right, and even children will be delighted by the choices. The dinner menu offers chef specialties such as certified angus steaks, authentic northern and southern Italian dishes, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and vegetarian items. The Blue Bistro offers a diverse wine list for all palates.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International, Healthy
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in were warmly greeted. Our Server, Siannadee was cheerful and very helpful. The Hostess, Joyce, visited us at our table a few times to make sure everything was going well. They both made us feel like Family during our visit....Excellent!! The food was second to none and the service was top notch. If possible, save room for the dessert as they offer a great selection of pastries!! We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Lakes region!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I let me start by saying the staff is amazing. We sat at the bar and spoke to the bartender and waitstaff about recommendations. They were friendly and informed and had great suggestions. I ordered the lobster bisque which was very good except for the...fact that the only lobster meat was a claw tip. My wife had the clam chowder which is more broth than creamy which we prefer. The flavor was excellent and the ingredients were fresh. The chicken piccata was edible but mediocre at best. Not a highlight or lowlight and hard to make that a signature dish. The problem was my meal. I ordered steak tops with a stuffed lobster tail on the side. Mind u the total for this meal was $65. The ‘steak tips’ were slices of beef drenched in a marinade. How that can be called steak tips is beyond comprehension. I did ask for them to be cooked medium but sliced 1/4” thin and doused in marinade is hardly the definition of steak tips. The ‘stuffed lobster tail was in fact a stuffed lobster tail shell that was stuffed with chopped lobster meat, including gross claw tips and shells, that was not nearly a lobster tail. After seeing all the reviews I am bewildered by the meal I spent over $200 for.again the wait staff and bartenders were really great. They had plenty of staff and were very attentive which we all as diners need to be appreciative of. Maybe other meals are good but I won’t be back to find out. I hope that you all have better experiences than we did and am rooting for Cynthia and her team. Look forward to reading more reviews. I hope u found this balanced an honest.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

The food, atmosphere and service is great! The waitstaff are very informative friendly and classy. Soups, appetizers, dinners and dessers where great!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2021

We had a wonderful dinner here last night, what a gem. The meals were excellent, I had chicken parm, my husband had the lobster ravioli, which he said he hadn’t had lobster ravioli with actual pieces of lobster in it in years, and both were...delicious. The eggplant rollatini and cheesecake were also great. The staff were all very attentive without being intrusive. There was a wonderful singer who had a great voice and nice set of songs. We’re told they’ll be closing for the winter soon but we’ll look forward to returning in the Spring!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

The four of us dined here after an exciting day at the Timberman 70.3 Triathlon. The dining room is very pleasant, and the staff is vey welcoming and attentive. A couple of us shared a large and tasty caprese salad with a generous amount of...very fresh basil. I had the seafood risotto, which was packed with seafood. Another had the lobster ravioli. It too was well stuffed with lobster. Good reports on the salmon and the haddock. All around it was a very pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

Fine dining at this waterfront restaurant. Friday evenings have live easy country music with a dance floor! The singer this evening had a lovely voice. There were a variety of seafood and beef entrees. Scallop dish and filet mignon were delicious. Service was wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Great service and food. Dined here twice the week we were here. The views were fabulous and you can have this downstairs on the waterfront too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Their live entertainment sang happy birthday to our friend which was great. They also provided a great variety of desserts to choose from and personalized with a happy birthday message which was a nice touch. Seafood was very good, though some of the lobster dishes...should of included more lobster for the value. Overall would come back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021

Arrived with our group of friends and were promptly seated.; a fun, friendly place situated right on the lake in Paugus Bay. Dinner for 8, each ordering something different, was excellent. Dessert is out of this world….personally made by the owner, Cynthia’s 97 year old...mother, who insists on baking. Personality of the waitstaff is only outdone by the warm and fun atmosphere at the restaurant. For more casual dining , try their beachside restaurant, Naswa, steps from the Blue Bistro. Be sure to make this one of your “go to” places.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Girlfriends were in visiting and after the Tiki Hut Boats we decided on the Blue Bistro for dinner. Now, I have lived in the Lakes Region for almost 20 years and had not ever tried this restaurant inside the Naswa. We were not disappointed, many...of us had the Lobster Ravioli and it was delightful. Another friend had the salmon. The waiter was good but our only negative comment is that when the bill came it had added entrees that were not ours. Good thing we looked at the description, not sure how that happened but he resolved it quickly.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

A gracious welcome by the hostess, giving us a wonderful table with a view with no reservation! We were even offered to move to a better table just before our meal arrived and we did, and the staff moved us with little effort. We were...impressed! The menu was standard fare with nothing local offered: lobster, fish, scallops, chicken & beef as you would find anywhere else. Why are there no restaurants on this beautiful lake, surrounded by these incredible mountains that offer locally grown or raised food? The meals were average at best. Frankly I was disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Naswa, Owner at The Blue Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful view and the table we are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the offerings on our menu. All of our menu items are carefully crafted with freshest ingredients when possible and...More

Reviewed August 9, 2019

The Blue Bistro offers very good food and a wonderful view of the lake. In addition to the food we enjoyed the singer/piano-man. We ordered their haddock, chicken parmesan and burgers. Be sure to leave room for dessert as they were delicious! Thanks to Hyva...for the excellent service she gave us.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Naswa, Owner at The Blue Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed not only the food but the entertainer. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Hyva. We hope to see you again soon to enjoy a wonderful...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Ate at the Blue bistro, instead of the outside nazbar. Amazing food, a bit pricey but well worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Naswa, Owner at The Blue Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you so much for trying out the Blue Bistro this time! We are so very happy to hear that you enjoyed the offerings and we look forward to your continued patronage to both of our restaurants! In the Spirit of Hospitality, Cynthia Makris Owner...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019

After years of boating past the Naswa, we finally pulled in on a hot Friday evening and climbed the stairs to the restaurant itself, instead of its menu on the beach. What a wonderful venue. Views of the lake, darkened and cool, it was a...wonderful spot. And the food ... oh my. Not only a great menu, lots of seafood and steak dishes, wonderful sides, absolutely top-notch service, and the presentation was absolutely gorgeous. We were a party of 3 and each had something different and there was not a crumb left when done. Wonderful olive bread accompanied the meal, and the dessert tray was the nicest I have ever seen in 40 years of world travel, all made in-house by the family matriarch. Do not miss this restaurant, it is Laconia's absolute best. The soft live music beginning at 6 was wonderful.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Naswa, Owner at The Blue Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you so much for giving the Blue Bistro a try! We are very pleased to hear that all of you thoroughly enjoyed your meal as well as the atmosphere. Our chef carefully crafts each menu item and our matriarch prepares the beautiful desserts you...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We were tired after a long day of driving and pleased to find a restaurant at our lodging site. Our server was off the charts warm, welcoming, professional, unobtrusive but there when we needed her. I think her name was Stacey (and am so sorry...I could be wrong). Lobster bisque was creamy, rich in flavor and filled with quality lobster. My husband had the prime rib and although it was not medium well as he requested it was reportedly very good. My “Greek salad” was a total disappointment. Although the lettuce was crisp and fresh, a few black olives does not a Greek salad make. The dressing did not approximate a Greek dressing. It was overly sweet (the chef told our server that it was made with honey), and lacking in traditional herbs and flavor such as lemon, oregano, quality oil etc. it should NOT be offered as a Greek salad but simply accurately described on the menu.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Naswa, Owner at The Blue Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for dingin with us and your feedback! We will be sure to find the correct server and share your comments with her. We do apologize in your disappointment in your Greek salad and will work with our staff during the winter...More

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patriciav603
January 6, 2019|
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Response from Naswa | Property representative |
Hello! You can make reservations for dinner at the Blue Bistro. We are currently closed for the winter and will reopen Memorial Day Weekend. Once we reopen the hours vary depending on the season and day of week. But... More
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September 17, 2016|
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Response from Naswa | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! As of today the dinner is $39. We look forward to having you dine with us soon! In the Spirit of Hospitality, Cynthia Makris Owner Blue Bistro and NASWA Resort
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5