Amazing food and viewDelish food with gorgeous view from above the marina. We loved the bistro $41 price fix special. The mussels are a must for an appitizer! Probably agreed they were the best we had ever had.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME !!!! GREAT PLACE.....Took my wife to celebrate her Bday..... Great Meal, awesome view.... Will definitely be back................... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront GemFabulous waterfront restaurant with excellent service..4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience.Great dining experience. Honored our table request.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce a YearOverall everything was great, just though the prices were high for what you got. Have had better food for less. Guess your paying for the view4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe butterfish was amazing....weThe butterfish was amazing....we loved everything we had, the service was impeccable and it was a wonderful evening!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood view--Good food--We'll return.The opening note of the experience: an indifferent and singularly unenthusiastic greeting. After identifying our name, there was a check of the computer screen, no verbal or non-verbal acknowledgment; a grabbing of menus and a wordless procession to an area where we were proffered a choice of tables. There was NO smile. There was NO verbal welcome. Our waitress was prompt and efficient but failed to "up-sell" us on "better wine" beyond the "41 Special". Their sister restaurant (Bistro 41) "up-sold" us when we were there last and we were delighted with the outcome and were expecting a similar overture here. Nonetheless, our prior experience @ this same addressed restaurant under prior management was disastrous.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful weddingWe had a wonderful wedding anniversary celebration here. The weather was perfect and because I had noted on our reservation it was our anniversary they gave us a wonderful table outdoors along the railing. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was friendly and impeccable and we were made to feel very special by both our server and other staff in the restaurant. I highly recommend you make Bayfront Bistro a must if you're visiting Fort Myers Beach. We may well be back by the end of the week.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBayfront Bistro is a must!This is a great restaurant on the water in Fort Myers Beach. It's off the beaten path and away from the spring break scene, which is good. I had the scallops which were delicious!!! This is one of my favorites.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the tuna tartar forI had the tuna tartar for an appetizer...outstanding!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for my birthday. TookWent for my birthday. Took us very early for our reservation which was very nice. Had the short ribs and the dish was incredible. Didn't need a fork.Excellent sauce with mashed potatoes. Enough for breakfast the next day. Pretty view to go with wonderful food.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, excellentGreat atmosphere, excellent food, wine list and service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful atmosphere--bayWonderful atmosphere--bay view and outstanding service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy review is based on a diningMy review is based on a dining experience on Easter Sunday so don't judge the restaurant solely on this review. I've had some really great meals here and will come back because the ambience is superb!
I wish I could say that this was a fantastic experience, but I cannot. Service was wonderful, attentive, friendly, not pushy. The table was extraordinary, on the deck overlooking the bay. Temperature was in the high 70s. Superb.
The menu was very limited. Understandable as it was Easter Sunday. I had a Caesar Salad and the Braised Lamb. Both good, not fabulous. My guests had prime rib and salmon. No complaints. No kudos. The chocolate mousse had no taste.
I will come back, just not on a holiday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLamb shanks & Butterfish wereLamb shanks & Butterfish were both great. Nice way to spend Easter away from our family.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFew hiccups but overal great place!Always excellent food, never had a bad meal there. Our waiter was very nice and took good care of us. Service was a little bit slow to start but once you taste the food it doesn't even matter! Front house staff though need to get it together a bit, I waiting there for at least 5 minutes watching them discusse in front of of costumes where they should seat people and switching a lot of tables around. In my reservation I stated we were dining with a handicapped person in a wheelchair, thy had not made the proper accommodations. They eventually figured it out though and everyone had a lovely evening, we will always use this place as our go to special occationaly place!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here many times. I requestedBeen here many times. I requested a window table, as it was my wife's BD. They saved us a great table, bay side, on a window. Thank YOU!
Wines as always are great. Their wine list is superb!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice evening. OnlyA very nice evening. Only real issue is terrible traffic getting to and from restaurant.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view! The menue hadGreat view! The menue had local fish specials, which was very good. Great key lime pie.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond VisitA repeat performance of delicious seafood. Notable this time was the precise execution
of custom drink and food requests from my partner which were graciously recieved by our
attentive server, Larry, who each time returned to insure they were as specified. Per the outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor, go here when your in the mood for a reasonably
priced upscale "Bisto".3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal atWe had a wonderful meal at Bayfront Bistro! The Butterfish was perfectly complemented with the wasabi mashed potatoes...and everyone was so pleased with their meals, we were looking for lovely waterfront dining and found just that at your restaurant!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSix of us were there two weeksSix of us were there two weeks ago for the early $41 dinner. We thought it was a great deal, and dining early was ideal for my elderly aunt and uncle. When friends from Canada passed through town for the first time last weekend, the obvious choice was the Bayfront Bistro. We had the early deal again and everyone was very pleased. Great view and a beautiful evening. Excellent service. And I like being able to book reservations online.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice waterfront find.Everything was delicious...appetizers, entrees, desserts. Extensive wine list. View was beautiful although was pretty loud with live music inside and even with the heat lamps it got quite chilly as sun went down.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL EVENING!!!! We visitWONDERFUL EVENING!!!! We visit at least once a year and year after year it is OUTSTANDING!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClass with a viewLovely bay setting with excellent food. The restaurant is well staffed and the Manhattans ordered came perfect . A little pricey but always quality.highly recommended to impress out of town guests.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great table dockside,We had a great table dockside, very relaxing evening with great service. I had the triple tail which was terrific. We go to Bayfront at least once a week and love the local fish specials.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and atmosphere was great.Food and atmosphere was great. Fresh fish specials are always outstanding. The chef really knows how to complement flavors. Tried spring rolls,
Duck confit appetizer (special of the day), red fish special and butterfish. All were flavorful and extremely good. We ate foodies and almost always try the specials - here you can't go wrong!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious. Great food, view,Delicious. Great food, view, waitstaff. Great time.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYour sence of entry couldYour sence of entry could be improved without a great deal of expense and would add to the expeeience of going and coming to an event that would make for a more lasting memory.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe early dining special wasThe early dining special was absolutely delicious and a great value. Food was fresh, well presented, and delicious. Service was terrific and the setting on the water was beautiful. Thank you for an enjoyable evening, Linda3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan get enoughI just can't get enough of this place when I'm on Fort Myers Beach. Great happy hour and specials. We will be back again.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night at Bayfront Bistro.Great night at Bayfront Bistro. our waiter, Ryan was perfect.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent server, very goodExcellent server, very good food. Made a reservation and waited a short time for a table out of the beautiful main dining room for one next to a server station in the smaller dining area.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great night at Bayfront,We had a great night at Bayfront, the service was just right. We will be back soon when family comes down. Ryan makes a great martini.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place, best onI love this place, best on the beach. Love the new happy hour.2/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMeet friends for a late lunch,Meet friends for a late lunch, we had such a great time we stayed and watched a game at the bar and than there was a great singer. Perfect vacation day, great food and a ton of fun.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore I went here I did readBefore I went here I did read some of the reviews, must were good and some were bad. I have never let someone else’s opinion influence me. Well I went there for the first time this season on Saturday and it was just great. The staff was pleasant, the food was great and I enjoyed the happy hour. (Maybe too much) We booked on open table and our table was ready. I read someone who said they had a 6 o’clock dinner reservation and then they were going to a show at B Mann and there was a big problem. We had 5.45 and it was perfect. PS if you are going to a show at 8pm it might be tough to get there with a 6pm dinner there can be tons of traffic on the beach. Maybe some folks are to picky or me and my wife just like to have a good time and that i1/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been there a few timesI have been there a few times since Bistro 41 group took over, each time I see more improvemnts and enjoy myself enough to go back at least once a week. No other place ike it at all on the beach.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there this season,First time there this season, we talked with the new owners and all I can say it's great. The food was great and service too. We even had a drink with the new owners at the bar, very down to earth. We will be back and we will buy the owners a drink.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there twice this weekWe were there twice this week including NYE. It was great both times. They were very busy NYE and we sat outside and witnessed the most beautiful moon rise. The food was great and service was too. Thanks to Mike and Rob. What is hard to believe was the rude and demanding customers next to us. I felt very bad for the server. They wanted a different seat and when one was not available they made the servers life very hard that night, not sure what some people are looking for especially on NYE on FMB? Thanks again Bayfront for two great evenings .1/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest on the beach, it wasBest on the beach, it was very busy but the service was still very good. We come from Estero and go to Bayfront Bistro at least once a week.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMVery HappyHave been there about 4 times since new owners took over, it keeps getting better each time. Big thumbs up. Hope to go NYE.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM