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“Lovely setting. Really good food.”
Review of The Plaza Bistro - CLOSED

The Plaza Bistro
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Birch Rd
Description: Welcome to The Plaza Bistro, conveniently located on the corner of Breakers Avenue and Belmar Street. Set in the heart of North Beach Village, the Plaza Bistro offers a wide selection of American cuisine; including an international fusion from salads to pasta dishes, brick oven flatbreads and desserts. The Bistro has successfully paired imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value.With outstanding dining under the stars, seasonal ingredients, an emerging beach side location and a mission to support the local community, The Plaza Bistro has changed the restaurant landscape in the North Beach Area. Dinner service hours: Sun-Thur from 5pm - 10pm, Fri & Sat from 5pm - 11pm.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The all-outdoor setting has been made truly elegant -- comfortable tables and chairs, couches, lanterns and so forth. But what truly makes this a destination is the quality and tastiness of the food. It's really (surprisingly) good. As is the friendly service.

Thank ChuckNYC
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

ChuckNYC,

What a great review! THANK YOU! We try our hardest to make sure that we accommodate all guest types and we love to hear about everyone's experience. Our selections of menu items are handpicked by a team of Culinary Students under the direction of Chef Justin Mathys. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the food and our hidden gem.

We hope you return soon to our area and welcome you any time!

THANK YOU!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

The only thing good about this restaurant was the location and the waiter Orlando. We were there 3 hours and waited forever for the complete order to come to our table.

It is a food truck on a great corner location, dressed up like a quaint bistro. The hostess was rude and mean. I told her we could go someplace else and she changed her tune.

We had a party of 7, 2 of which were 7 year olds. Of course it was one of the kids meals that never came. It showed up just before we had had enough and had decided to leave. Orlando, our waiter, was as frustrated as us. The kitchen just never seemed to get the order right. When we finally told them that we were done, they gave us a 20% discount. It was not asked for but appreciated, but still not worth all that happened in a long 3 hour dinner.

Would I recommend this place.....NEVER!

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Thank bigchill4
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

bigchill4,

Location and service, we agree, are important factors in choosing what establishment you would like to dine at. We, also, agree that time is of essence and we are truly sorry for the long wait time between courses.

Orlando cares about all his guests and is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that he was able to "calm the waters" and made you experience memorable.

It is unfortunate that your experience was not top notch and we certainly wish and hope that you would reconsider visiting us. Your review will definitely help us in improving each aspect of a guest dining experience and rest assured that we will correct all problems and/or mistakes.

Apologetic,

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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

What a great idea! This place is essentially in a parking lot, but is transformed into an excellent outdoor dining experience in the evening. Had a nice meal, but what really stood out was the awesome service and great atmosphere. Loved it!

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Thank revykiwis
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

revykiwis,

We had an idea and we executed it! It is with great pleasure to hear that you had an excellent dining experience at our establishment. Thank you for your kind review. Our staff is well trained and we expect nothing but the best service from them. It is great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and we hope that you can retreat soon enough to have dinner with once again! Future plans for different venues and events are soon to come!

THANK YOU!

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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Good and atmosphere were amazing. Service was also great- one of our friens ordered the chicken pizza, but the server confessed he dropped it as he was bringing it out and they didn't have anymore pizza dough left- so they made a french bread pizza instead (and took it off the bill.) When the server heard us saying that of course that would happen on our friend's birthday, he also brought out a slice of cake and a card signed by the waitstaff. Very classy.

The only issue ended up being the wine. Instead of the two Rieslings and a Moscato we wanted, the waiter said they had a different wine that was sort of the middle of the road between the other two, telling us they were replacing the Riesling and Moscato with this one. What he neglected to mention was that this new wine was twice the price of the ones we had actually wanted. Not an upsale, really (I am a bartender myself so I get that concept) but more of a bait-and-switch. Not so classy.

Try the Caribbean Shrimp!

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Thank CinnamonSwirl
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

CinnamonSwirl,

Your review is exactly what we want to hear. Your dining experience and that of others is very important to us. We are constantly evolving and continue to strive to be the best. Thank you for kind and honest review! We are pleased to hear that your situation was taken care of and that we were able to resolve the issue.

We are also very sorry about the confusion with the wine situation. We do not intend to replace the Riesling nor the Moscato. It is unfortunate that this was miscommunicated by your server. We definitely will learn from this mistake and promise that proper training will be implemented. By no means do we enforce upselling nor do we take the bait-and-switch method.

We hope that you can forgive our mistake and return to our restaurant. We await your second chance with much anticipation.

Regards!

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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Very good and relaxing atmosphere just 100m from our Aqua hotel. We got 10% discount by account of staying at Aqua (something the hotel forgot to mention). The food was good although not fantastic, the price was extremely fair. Great place.

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Thank Elston57
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Elston57,

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Thank you! We love to hear about everyone's dining experience and thank you for also choosing North Beach Village as your vacation destination. Anyone staying at one of our properties receives a 10% discount for having dinner at The Plaza Bistro. We apologize for the misinformation. Please keep in touch as we have many other plans and venues opening soon in our area!

Well wishes!

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