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“Food good but atmosphere needs work”
Review of Broadway Bistro - CLOSED

Broadway Bistro
Price range: $8 - $27
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1st & Main
Transit: Downtown transit stops directly in front of the Hotel
Description: Broadway Bistro featuring Seafood Chops & Spirits is downtown Fort Myers only Bistro. Reasonable pricing, great specials and offering Downtown's most popular Live Jazz Brunches every Sunday from 9:30am to 1:30. Reservations highly suggested. Live Music every Art and Music Walks. Having an event call us we do it all!
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went to their grand opening and had very good meal and good service. Their weak point is lack of real atmosphere in their newly remodeled space. They chose plastic table liners for their table tops--not acceptable for a place with ala cart menu prices of $20 plus. Tables really need tablecloths and some candles or better lighting on the tables. Ceiling lights are not good. And the artwork--or lack of art--is substandard in a bistro setting. They hung cheap Broadway show posters having nothing to do with their look or color scheme. Once again the owners of the Indigo Hotel have taken a cheap approach to almost everything they do, and it shows in their newest remodeling.

Perhaps the food is good and the chef is trying hard, but lack of atmosphere with upscale menu pricing will not bring people back for more. Note to restaurant manager--look around other upscale restaurants and perhaps talk to a design professional and make some changes, quickly.

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Catherine O, General Manager at Broadway Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Thank you for your review. Our Grand Opening was so well received. Hope you enjoyed our sax player who made the evening so enjoyable for all. I am glad you enjoyed your meal and service.. Our Bistro atmosphere was designed by a local Interior Designer. We had a NY theatre company retrieve a vintage mural of Broadway and had it custom framed for our private dining area. We wanted to bring a Broadway Theatre theme to downtown. We have the wonderful Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers and we are located on Broadway in Historic Downtown Fort Myers.
Our Broadway Posters are from the New York Theatre Company and were hung to bring in our theme. We are very happy with all the wonderful calls and comments from our community. Our support from our downtown community has been wonderful. Hope you come back again, our Executive Chef from the Ritz Carlton and McCormick and Schmidt's is always making new and exciting specials!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

If you're looking for a new restaurant in downtown, this is it! The food is all from local vendors and they thrive on everything fresh and made in house. Many selections of fish, including the best grouper I have had in a long time. You will also find pasta, chicken and steaks. Our waitress, Karen, was fabulous and made our visit a great night out! They have just recently opened and have just a few touches to do inside...that is the only reason I did not give "atmosphere" an excellent rating. You will not be disapointed to dine here!

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stopped at Broadway Bistro, formally Vino De Notte, last night for dinner in downtown Fort Myers just to relax and to walk around town a little to get into the Christmas feeling. I understand the place just reopened Thanksgiving week under the new name. The remodeling looks great and the atmosphere is greatly improved. We had a fantastic waitress, Kristen, who explained the new menu and recommended a few favorites. We ended up ordering the Crab Cake appetizer that was very good and for entrees we had the Pork Chop and the Paella. The pork chop was perfectly done and very juicy and tasty. The paella came with a small split lobster that was a little messy to eat but otherwise was very good. The staff was very attentive and always insuring that we were being taken care of. It was a very pleasant and relaxing evening.

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Catherine O, General Manager at Broadway Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

So glad you enjoyed your dinner at Fort Myers newest restaurant in charming downtown Fort Myers. Broadway Bistro is very exciting and we are so pleased to have so many good reviews. I hope you come again and thank you so much for taking the time to review downtown's newest hot spot.

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