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Bistro by the Sea

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4031 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2926
+1 252-247-2777
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Farmville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

crab salad with avocado is the best, great wait staff, good wine list, nice music, you have to visit this place!

Thank Linda P
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to the Bistro By The Sea for our 9th Anniversary. It was excellent! Libby was a very exceptional hostess. We had a reservation (recommended) and was seated immediately. Destiny was our server and did an excellent job handling all our request. We had the Bisque as a starter which was outstanding. Next, was their homemade bread. Awesome! It... More 

Thank Cathy E
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had not eaten at the Bistro since it moved from the beach location years ago. It was my favorite place then and if I lived in area still it would be my favorite restaurant. A classy appeal as you walk through the door and run by a very classy lady Libby. The food was excellent and has a full... More 

Thank Alecia R
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

My wife and I went to the Bistro by the Sea tonight trying to avoid long waits at the waterfront bars. Great decision! Everything, from the waitstaff to the bartenders to the amazing and nicely toned down live piano player was outstanding... And then the food came out. Are you kidding me? This place is a gem and you should... More 

Thank ChrisThaFinn
Marietta Ga.
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123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This is my parents favorite restaurant. My parents live about 45 -60 minutes away but it is their favorite restaurant here . Our meal was prepared beautifully & served nice & hot . I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys a good meal. The seafood & prim rib are outstanding .

Thank Priscilla&Tony
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to bistro by the sea yesterday for Mother's Day with a group of friends food was great but the services are horrible it was a nightmare for us server was mean we aren't done eating yet but they got our food and start putting up into a to go boxes it was not even busy night we are... More 

3 Thank Lazlie
Libby E, Owner at Bistro by the Sea, responded to this review

I am the Asian Lady, but raised in the US since 5 months old, in which this review is referring to and I am the owner. Did they mentioned they were of ethnic decent as well? I received an email from the person who made the reservation for 8 on Mother's Day & called her directly to explain that we... More 

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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very friendly service, nice ambiance. I ordered the 10 ounce Prime Rib but I think it was a very generous cut as it was worthy of Fred Flintstone.

1 Thank Granitegirl57
Havelock, North Carolina
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235 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

The hot rock dish is worth a try. But be warn the steak comes raw and you cook it on the hot rock. Good fun. The portions are very large on all the dishes. The only reason not a 5 star was my chicken was a little tough. The staff was very helpful. Would return.

1 Thank RTWorld
Morehead City, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

For some reason I have never eaten at Bistro and chose it for my birthday dinner after recommendations from friends. What took me so long to eat at this wonderful restaurant? The food is amazing...each dish carefully plated and seasoned. The crab and avocado dip was delicious as was the grouper with scallops and the wahoo. Fresh asparagus from local... More 

2 Thank Liz N
Havelock, North Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent. The Atlantic Blue Crab bisque was delicious. Prime Rib was well seasoned. The others in my party liked the black grouper and the trigger fish. It is definitely a place for a date night. Make sure you stop by the ATM before you go though. Hahaha

2 Thank PMT138

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4031 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2777
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?