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“Good food, not much ambience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of One 20 A Modern Bistro

One 20 A Modern Bistro
Ranked #17 of 85 Restaurants in Niceville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In the fall of 2009 Chef Pettis opened “ONE 20 A MODERN BISTRO” his very own restaurant. ONE 20 is a 75 seat modern bistro, featuring simple fare with a modern culinary twist. You can feel comfortable enjoying brunch on a Sunday after church, or a quick executive business lunch meeting with a client. Maybe a romantic evening with your special someone or just a excuse to take to family out for dinner. ONE 20 features culinary treasure’s from Chef Pettis’ southern upbringing as well as his worldly travels and of course you will find his ever present Southeast Asian and Japanese influences.
Central Florida, Florida
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“Good food, not much ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I have been to One 20 several times and have always enjoyed the food. The steaks are cooked perfectly. The fish/seafood selection is always fresh. The french fries instead of bread is nice but I wish they gave customers the choice of which they would rather have. I know french fries are easier than fresh bread though. The mango salad is superb! My negatives would be that the red wines are always warm. They are warmer than room temperature. I'm also not fond of the ambience. There is no intimacy at all, a lot of tables in a little room. The room echoes so every conversation is magnified. The live music gets loud because of the echo too. If these areas could be addressed, it could rival Destin's restaurants!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Winning Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Went here with a group of eight. Since I used to live in Niceville I was expecting an average food experience. Boy was I surprised. The food was exceptional. Service was great. If you have a chance to go out for dinner in Niceville go here. You won't be sorry!

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sushichefman, Owner at One 20 A Modern Bistro, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you to all of our Friends and Fans. One 20 strives to be the best at what we do, and provide a comfortable and relaxing dining experance. Thank you again for all the kind words and Remember "Know your Roots and Eat Local."
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful food here in niceville! Great lunch variety with rich and fresh flavor. The gaspacho was delicious, as was the gulf coast salad. Who would have thought vanilla vinegrette could taste so yummy!

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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We where there the other night it was about eight thirty our server was a young girl named De that amazingly knows a lot about the food as most kids don't now a days. she descried the tri tip for us and we opted to have the corn on the side instead of on top but it was very good our drinks where never empty and we enjoyed a great wine presentation one of the best I have had in the panhandle in the last ten years. she new a lot about the wine also. great food and service. i'll be back every time we come down.

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Niceville, Florida
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“Best kept secret in Niceville.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you want a wonderful lunch or dinner, you have come to the right place. Food is outstanding,
service is great and I haven't taken anyone here who has been disappointed. The steak dinner
was superb and the coffee encrusted pork chop was also wonderful. If you want a delicious
meal, try One 20 Bistro.

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