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“Great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beach Bistro

Beach Bistro
Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $70
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great food pleasant and friendly staff good menu good size portions and good value,easy to par attended by a lot of locals!

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant I've been to ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Beach Bistro never disappoints. Within feet of the ocean. Incredible view and ambience - sublime. Service is impeccable. No pretentious airs, just perfect attention to the guests. Only the absolutely finest ingredients - steak, lamb, fish, etc is the highest quality and freshest you will find. Other places may be more glitzy, but none you will want to go back to as the Bistro.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank davidbK3846DP
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Romantic, welcoming restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent, polite, service without being stuffy. The wine list is wonderful, as is the food. The ambiance is romantic and if you visit at sunset, magical viewing over the Gulf of Mexico. Highly recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ArtsandEats
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is excellent but pricey. I know this restaurant for about 20 years and always get the bouillabaisse (now up to $59...)
The only drawback is the small dining room. The tables are very close together. We had a table for 4 by the window area and basically had dinner with the couple sittting next to us.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank HolmesBeachgirl P
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The most wonderful food BUT”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Four professional women dined out on a Saturday night , we had booked two months in advance and so looked forward to a special treat . We could not work out why we were not welcome , we were well dressed , quiet and polite , but our server was in a big hurry to get us through dinner . I have never received such poor service in such a fabulous restaurant , nor been so rushed through . The food was , as always wonderful , but the server was condescending to the point of being rude .The check was brought whilst we were still eating , yet we had not lingered . Could not have been more disappointed .

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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