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Located on the North end of Hemlock Street in beautiful Cannon Beach, the Bistro is a cozy, romantic local hangout restaurant. ​The brick walkway & patio are utterly charming, especially during the spring and summer when the garden is in bloom. ​The Bistro offers an amazing, eclectic menu. Local Dungeness Crab cakes, USDA certified Prime beef, Fresh local seafood and a few Asian inspirations. The Bistro offers live music 5 nights per week of local well-known musicians and hosts happy hour in the lounge every night. ​The Bistro also offers a dog menu, on the patio, for the canine lovers during the summer months. Freshly made and served alongside your entrees. Reservations are recommended.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews linguine crab cakes salad pasta dishes cheesecake prawns chicken bread chef jack guitar player vietnamese style perfect ending to the meal great evening pinot gris a great dining experience slow service fine dining
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

Food, drinks, service, live music. All around wonderful. Maybe the best Caesar salad I’ve ever eaten. The cheesecake was absolutely fabulous.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 12, 2021 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly by JJ and welcomed. Our waiter Erkan really made the evening special for us. He was warm, friendly, and of course knowledgeable in all the items offered. The food was delicious and home made/grown. It was...a lovely overall experience and I would highly recommend Bistro to anyone looking for a great dining experience. My only suggestion is that the Linguini is so lovely, it does not need near that much garlic to make it special. Thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021

Excellent customer service: we arrived before the rest of party, servers introduced themselves, provided drinks and made us comfortable until the rest of our group arrived. Servers were polite and attentive during the meal. Excellent meal: the crab cakes were delicious. The Vietnamese style chicken...tasted as good as it looked. My husband's halibut was good. Portions were reasonable. The cheesecake was light and a perfect ending to the meal. Wine selection was spot on for the meal. The atmosphere was also excellent: .the décor was interesting but not overwhelming and the guitar player hit the right note. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful day.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent, I took the pork and my wife ate the haribo fish. Great service and the staff was friendly. If you’re in Canon beach this is the place to eat

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

My husband and I enjoyed an incredible meal at this restaurant. Enjoyed the risotto and an incredible salad with poached figs.Additionally, the Ciopinno was delectable. Dis I forget to mention the wines? So good... Will eat there again without a doubt!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant with very slow service. We waited 10 minutes to be seated though we were on time for our reservations, more for a waiter, still more for bread. We never did get water. The food was nice — I had...the linguini with prawns, which was great, and my husband liked his cioppino. My glass of Pinot gris was good too. You can eat outside too. (There was some really awful live music being performed there when we arrived.)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021

Fine dining!! Excellent flavors. Inventive and well rounded choices. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The chef is the owner (of about 4 years). So happy he took over this long time Cannon Beach restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 19, 2021

This is a restaurant with the best taste in foods. We started with a smooth pinot noir and my wife ordered the pork porter house and I ordered the linguini and prawns. You can't get food like this where we live. Service by Dominic was...very nice.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 26, 2021

Cannon Beach is so lucky that Jack Stevenson chose Cannon Beach as the place to open a restaurant. Chef Jack hails from San Francisco. We had the best clam chowder ever - full of clams, the Caesar Salad was outstanding with the most delicious parmesan...cheese croutons and the crab cakes out of this world. Chef Jack knows the ins and outs of the kitchen and with the help of JJ running the front of the restaurant, they make it a night to remember!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021

Service was great but, that does not make up for poor food. First, the bread was dry and not worth the calories to eat. We both had the homemade pasta dish. On mine I added prawns and they were small shrimp, not prawns. The flavor...was just ok. So, I ate less than 1/2 of the dish. My friend ordered hers with chicken and kept saying it was very salty. I tried hers and it was. She also ate less than 1/2. When our waitress came to take our plates, she clearly saw most the food left on the plates and did not even ask if all was ok. We complained about the chicken pasta being too salty and she said she would tell the kitchen. Then did nothing to refund any of the price. Now I see someone else who reviewed had the same experience. Clearly, they do not care what they deliver to their customers. This place is not cheap....find somewhere else to dine.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021

We were staying at the Stephanie Inn and were unable to get a reservation for their dinner so were looking for an upscale restaurant for our weekend. We saw the Bistro had positive reviews and were able to get right in. When entering, we were...pleased and hopeful as it was quite charming walking up and a duo were playing live music. A very pleasant woman greeted us and seated us and was also our server. We placed our order for the fresh pasta and the short rib. About 10 minutes later, our entrees came. It didn't occur to us at the time, but 10 minutes is pretty fast for a freshly prepared meal. The short rib was quite large but full of fat that was inedible. The potato souffle looked, quite frankly, like someone had gotten sick. It was disgusting both in taste, texture and temperature (room temperature). The sauce on the rib was very vinegary. The pasta dish was also huge but on the first bite was loaded with salt to the point that it was inedible. We were unsure which to send back and sent back the pasta due to the saltiness. It is awkward in this situation because we know restaurants are struggling and you had to send both things back that are awful. Again, our server was gracious and came back and said no salt at all was in the dish. How odd! I mean, I would think there should be SOME salt...but no seasoning whatsoever? I ordered a caesar salad instead and while it looked beautiful, the taste was off. I cannot quite place it but I think the oil in the dressing was rancid. We didn't say anything because we felt badly enough about sending back the pasta. At the end of the meal, our server took away the plate of uneaten short rib, potato and vegetable and said not a word. Clearly, it had not been enjoyed. I know there are lots of complaints here and I am not sure of the correct way to handle such a bad, bad meal. We did end up paying for the $45 uneaten plate of food and the $12 salad but for certain will not be back. Hopefully it was an off night but it really felt as if everything was pre-made, reheated, and not fresh.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 19, 2021

I lived in Cannon Beach for 5 years and a corner seat at the bar was mine nearly every night, sharing cheer and interesting conversation with out of town guests.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

We spent a few nights in Cannon Beach and had mixed dining and take out experiences until we tried the Bistro...they were by far the best. We wanted something lighter, and ordered two pear salads and some crab cakes. Both items were prepared perfectly. Plenty...of crab in the cakes! The order was prepped on time and they even added two hunks of amazing olive rosemary bread. What an unexpected yet totally welcomed addition. Well Done, Bistro!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

The food was so delicious. We sat outside because of the way life is. Our food was ready at 4:30/we ordered on line. My tuna was so delicious, and the Cioppino was so good. The desert , ganouche, was so heavenly. Thank you JJ for...a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We had a lovely meal at the Canon Beach Bistro. Our server was so friendly and the food was very tasty. We had the home made linguine and the King Salmon special. Both were excellent. The only negative was that I forgot to ask the...price of the Salmon. It was very speedy and I would have picked something else if I had know the price. The desert was different and a perfect ending to the meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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