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“A fine dining find”

Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn
Ranked #33 of 119 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $35
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated. French cuisine and seafood specialities creatively prepared by award winning chef Denis Meurgue. Relax and enjoy your home away from home. Step back into history at the jewel of the island. Celebrate in our beautiful and charming atmosphere. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat, we will gladly oblige but the norm for us is not to rush our guests. In addition to our extensive wine list, we offer a full bar and have entertainment in our bar. Please call for details.
Copthorne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“A fine dining find”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Another 'foodie' find on Marco - how blessed this island is. Nice ambiance, knowledgeable and efficient staff, with service just at the right pace to allow you to savour the taste of one course and look forward to the next. Crab/shrimp crevettes and foie gras appetizers were excellent as were the entrees of scallops and shrimp (one of the specials that night) and filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. The house salad in between was good with the house dressing being one of the best we've tasted. And how pleasing to have main courses with vegetables, in this case carrots and broccoli, with roasted potatoes. Good wine list at reasonable prices. The French theme runs throughout and really came home to roost with the tarte tartin for dessert. The best of France is here in Marco and another gourmet treat awaits.

  • Visited February 2013
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travelerldb, Manager at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your kinds words regarding your dining experience at Bistro Soleil! All our dishes are made to order and we try to pace the dinner for our guests. Sometimes, there are hiccups, guests change their orders or prefer to have one more drink in the bar before being seated and we do our very best to accommodate everyone. But you are absolutely correct, we work very hard to offer a dining experience. Our house salad dressing is made in house and many of our guests are happy to find it at the farmer's market. We look forward to serving you again.
Merci beaucoup,
Lisa
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“As good as it gets”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I am chairman of a business group. Our wives accompany us, so we were a group of 22 people. We ate at several restaurants on Marco Island. This is the only review I am compelled to write. The other dining experiences were very good. Our experience at Bistro Soleil was exceptional. We had 3 tables with different servers. Our server was excellant and the other tables found thier server to be excellant as well. The food was as good as I've experienced anywhere. We enjoyed the atmosphere and found the the pricing to be very fair. Actaully our bill was less then I was expecting. I would highly recommend Bistro for group dinners and assume they would be just as excellant if it was just my wife and myself. I will be making reservations when we go back next year. Ken Bressler, Minnesota

  • Visited January 2013
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travelerldb, Manager at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your group. All of our appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts are made to order. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to serving your group again next year!
Merci beaucoup,
Lisa
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Durango, Colorado
1 review
“Best of Marco Island”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Spent a fat week on Marco, went to several of the top rated restaurants on this site. Bistro Soleil is hands down as fine as it gets in the $100-$150 range for two, including wine, apps, and dessert. Went back a second time; fabulous again! French onion soup, excellent; Tomato basil bisque, even better. Sea Bass in lemon butter caper sauce! Pork Tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms and goat cheese - out of this world! Even the broccoli was great, cooked to a perfect al dente! "Cassolette Fruits de Mer," a baked dish of shrimp, scallops, mussels, crab meat, veggies & mushrooms, in a saffron cream and parmesan sauce, my wife had to force herself - with great effort - not to get it a second time. Bistro Soleil - Don't miss it! We live in Colorado; we love real food prepared by folks with a passion for excellence. We'll gladly be back. Jack & Ronda

  • Visited February 2013
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travelerldb, Manager at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about your dining experiences at Bistro Soleil. Thank you for dining with us twice! We are pleased that you enjoyed each evening! I, too, am partial to the tomato bisque! You hit the nail on the head, my husband, our chef, has a passion for food and excellence! We look forward to serving you again!
Merci beaucoup,
Lisa
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
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“Wonderful food and service on Marco Island”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Bistro Soleil @ the Olde Marco Inn was truly an exceptional find. The atmosphere was key. We had my 87 year old Mom and she enjoyed the surroundings, service and excellent food. Amy made sure mom was comfortable and had all she needed to be comfortable, even a pillow for the chair she sat in. The sea bass and lamb were phenomenal, sauces tasty but not overwhelming. We will definitely return!

  • Visited January 2013
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travelerldb, Manager at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bistro Soleil! Eymy and all our servers work very hard to ensure a wonderful dining experience at Bistro Soleil. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the service she provided and that you enjoyed our food! We look forward to serving you again!
Merci beaucoup,
Lisa
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New Jersey
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“Fabulous food, fun, lovely atmosphere.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely olde Florida type inn. Absolutely wonderful food and excellent service. The Saturday night piano player/vocalist was so good people were up and dancing. Taking guests there next week we are so sure they will like it.

Visited January 2013
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travelerldb, Manager at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for sharing your evening with us on Tripadvisor! We work very hard to create a dining experience for our guests. We take great pride in the dishes we serve our guests. All our meals are made to order. We love both our entertainers who each offer different experiences for our guests. We look forward to serving you and your guests again!
Merci,
Lisa
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