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“Relaxed and Wonderful Time for a Valentine's Day Dinner”

Bridge Street Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Three Great Experiences, One Awesome Location. Island Time Bar & Grill is located on the ground floor beneath the Bistro, Island Time Bar & Grill offers an open lush tropical setting, tranquil gulf breezes and a resort casual menu. Come join us for live entertainment, drink specials and beautiful views. Bridge Street Bistro, our main dining room, is located on the 3rd floor and boasts panoramic views of the gulf with indoor and terrace seating. Join us in watching the sunset from the best location on the island while enjoying expertly prepared cuisine. Our Sunset Banquet Room is located on the 2nd floor and has beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. This spacious private dining area offers incomparable views as well. The private Sunset Banquet room accommodates up to 60 guests and is the perfect setting for your private party, rehearsal dinner, small wedding reception or business meeting. We offer multiple packages or custom designed events to fit your specific needs.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Don't be fooled by the outside appearance of this restaurant: ground floor is reserved for "loud music" and bar scene; second floor for "special events" and third floor is where the restaurant is. Strange way to get to the third floor: outside & backdoor flights of steps (remind us of restaurants in Asia or former Eastern European countries) passing by several kitchens (?), then suddenly you're there and welcomed by the most pleasant person in charge of reservation; it was Valentine Day so the nice and cozy bar next door is a quiet refuge until you're invited to the most elegant dining room with table cloth and a long-stemmed red rose was presented to each lady in the group (classy act, indeed).

The menu was a bit in a small category: the food was excellent, service was most attentive and pleasant- we did not feel any rush or stressed-out staff on Valentine's evening and the restaurant was packed with a long waiting line. When the Gumbo Soup came out as a black bean kind of a soup, it was instantly replaced with another appetizer- no question asked.

That was the best meal for us in a restaurant: nice food AND excellent service, thanks to Kelly and her mentor, Jimmy. Kudos to the owner and or manager who instill the idea of pleasant and attentive service in spite of the rush of the occasion. Other restaurants should learn from Bidge Street Bistro: we shall return and our friends, too!!

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Thank Ntee6603
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place has it all!! I enjoyed the best chilled seafood platter ever (oysters, shrimp, muscles & lobster) and my wife loved her potato encrusted grouper even more! We were treated to a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from our table and were attended to by a top professional, Hristos, who fulfilled our every request to perfection as well as recommending an excellent wine for me and single malt scotch for the Mrs.

Check it out for an excellent dining experience - we will be back again and again!

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Thank C J C
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Dined there this past weekend and found food mediocre. Started with tuna and shrimp apps followed by the filet. Service was good but I wouldn't return.

Thank travelnut2009
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have been to this restaurant on other visits to this area. We have never been disappointed. Our dinner last night was outstanding. As you can imagine, they were extremely booked for Valentine's Day. We arrived about 20 minutes ahead of our reservation and expected to we would need to sit at the bar for a while. We could have waited if we wanted, but they had a table we could go to in a matter of minutes if we liked. We did that. The entire evening start to finish was a pleasure. Great cocktails and wine. We had Bienville oysters and coconut shrimp (hand breaded in house) to start and they both were wonderful. Main courses we selected were the Scallops du Jour which were done in a lime butter sauce and the Seafood Risotto. The risotto dish was filled with moist shrimp, scallops, lobster, and surrounded with a ring of mussels in the shell all cooked in seafood broth. Both dishes were moderately priced ($25.00 range). The dessert we selected was a house made mixed berry cobbler. .....good but not as good as the courses before it. Our server, Becca, was wonderful. She did not hover but made sure we had the attention we needed and a very charming young lady. If you are in the Bradenton Beach area you must try this restaurant. If you go at sunset, the view from the third floor bar is amazing!

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great sunsets from the balcony of this popular restaurant. The coconut shrimp was excellent and will be my new standard to compare all future coconut shrimp appetizers. Our grouper was also good although not as fabulous as the Blue Marlin.

Thank PatMedart
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