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“5 star food, very good service and oceanfront dining.”
Review of Beach Bistro

Beach Bistro
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Simple to review Beach Bistro: The meal is superb, service is very very good and the location (oceanfront dining) is hard to beat.
The nit is that it's a small property with far too many tables crammed into the space. There are secluded corners where you may feel a bit removed from strangers but there are also plenty of tables so jammed into small spaces you feel like it's family style dining with your neighbors. The small tables at the bar areas.... there is absolutely no way I'd pay these prices for dining in a space like that. There are a few larger tables by the bar that look cozy and inviting but you don't have an ocean view.

The place is nice and warm (lots of dark wood) but there are just too many folks in there at once. Staff handles it well and the type of crowd won't be noisy but, still, there is a sardines-in-a-can element that can't be ignored.

You're likely to spend well over $100/pp with a glass of wine and dessert. For the best food food this is the place to go. Worth the price? Probably, if you don't mind feeling like your comfort has been compromised for a few extra tables. Also the best place around to make a good impression on a business or social companion

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Best of the best! Food is terrific, service is even better: never snooty, always welcoming. The setting right on the beach is delightful as well. We have been coming here for over 10 years and it NEVER disappoints us. Although the prices are high, it's worth every penny! Great job, Annette, in making us feel like family.

2  Thank Randy K
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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!

1  Thank rmswhg
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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.

1  Thank davidbK3846DP
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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!

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