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“dining at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Beach Bistro

Beach Bistro
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $70
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.
Camden, Tennessee
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“dining at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Relaxing, romantic, and a top notch restaruant! The presentation and food were awsome. The service was equally great. Oh I almost forgot the view with theawsome sunset. Doon't miss this one!

  • Visited July 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Expensive But Worth It!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Loved the Bistro! Sean knows what it's all about! Bouillabaisse, duck confit and Chilean sea bass were fabulous. Berry crepe was yummy. Wine selection very nice. Unique cocktails delicious. Service above and beyond. Great for special occasion. And the view - none better!

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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hit our top 5 restaurants for great food. The food was outstanding and the service as even better, attention to detail at this stop. It's a hidden gem on the beach.

Visited May 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An Intimate Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

This highly rated establishment definitely earns its name and reputation. Of course there is the beach just a few steps away, and the food. The Bistro is very small and intimate. We were a party of five seated at a table more suited to a couple in terms of available elbow room, and we found ourselves constantly juggling items to make the table space work while banging knees under the table. I confess, I felt a bit cramped. The food was quite good though. I had the Grouper Cooper which is served with a small lobster tail on top, and my lady had the Grouper Floribbean. Another in our party raved about the risotto con fungi. Be prepared to spend some serious cash. The bill for the two of us was over $200 with cocktails and tip included.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Larry W
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Flat Rock, Michigan
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Try the chef's tasting menu for a fun, adventurous dining experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful surrounding--right on the beach with gorgeous views, this small, European style establishment that caters to good taste is tucked behind condos and could be easily missed. The service is the best we had during a recent 2-week trip in Florida. We got adventurous and both ordered the chef's tasting menu, which offers several choices for 4 courses--salad/soup, fish, meat and dessert. A little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. The bouillabaisse is amazing!! If you decide to order any one item on the menu, this dish shouldn't be missed. So flavorful and heaped with seafood. The key lime pie is to die for--served with merengue on the side--torched for a sugary effect. Oh, soooo good!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank BradandGina
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