Bistro 821
Bistro 821

Bistro 821

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro821.com/
  • Phone: 2392615821
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Housman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Chef Services, Private Parties, Private dining room available
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday Nights in Season

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking behind restaurant as well as 2- 4 level parking garages behind our parking lot.
A word from Bistro 821
Bistro 821 is the Popular local restaurant where the locals come to dine. We feature an extensive menu of the best dishes from our 15 years of being on 5th Ave in Naples Florida. Large parties over 10 people must call us directly. Private Dining Room Avaialble Our service is friendly, attentive and unpretentious. We have a full liquor bar and a fantastic wine list.
Bistro 821 is a restaurant you will come too again and again, a place where you will be remembered. Locally owned and operated, you will always find owners Billy Holcomb or Chef Jesse Housman ready to take care of all your needs.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistro 821 reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)neighborhood gem (84)great for outdoor dining (75)special occasion (68)hot spot (48)good for groups (38)romantic (36)vibrant bar scene (35)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (7)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)Show More
  • Kathryn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant that offers outstanding food and exceptional service. Our name was used when we were seated and again when we were greeted by our server. Their "off season" special is the best in Southwest Florida - a great selection of entrees, and no need to arrive early or - leave early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Robyn
    RobbyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went with another couple and both of us did the "dine and wine". Everyone had a different dish from the selection and we were all very pleased with our meals. My husband and I will definitely go back. Excellent food and service, and a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything is excellent
    Sheri
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I think that Bistro 821 is one of those rare restaurants that everything you order is excellent. That extends all the way to the decaf coffee. My friend and I are down here in off season and we tried the promotional dinner for two that included a bottle of wine. I was afraid that this might turn out to not be as good as ordering from the regular menu. I was delighted to find that the wine was excellent and the dinner delicious. I was not disappointed with this choice. When down in Naples we always eat here during our stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistro
    800emeril
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great dinner for the price i would do without the wine an have salad in place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    As always our evening was terrific. Everyone had a delicious meal with great service. Also the owner surprised us with a couple of lovely appetizers! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Naples. Thanks Bill for making it another memorable evening! Linda Togias
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharynapple
    Sharynapple
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Recommended to us while visiting in Naples, Fl. Food & service were excellent. We had the weekday special menu which included wine...that too was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant and will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    sandy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a memorable time at our dinner. Service was excellent and the food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not great food
    DanGatorVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was very good, the food was good but nothing special. I would try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Babytess1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went at 6PM for an anniversary dinner. We were happy that we had a reservation as it was extremely busy. We were given their best table and was greeted with strawberries and champagne. The wait staff was extremely helpful and kind. We also received a complimentary dessert!! They made us feel very special and our meals were excellent. Definately a gem!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience for my daughter's 8th birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieQueen
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food, nice atmosphere and fantastic service. We will definitely dine in Bistro 821 again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    JohnInNaplesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    When she's had a long week I can always count on putting a smile on her face when I book a table at Bistro. We usually end up at the bar, great staff there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    1chart
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was not what expected. Stay away from lamb chops.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Naples
    Porcelain74
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My family was utterly impressed with this restaurant. From the service to the food, everything was impeccable. We had the steak, asian shrimp, sea bass and chicken. We also had the crab dip and two deserts. The food was all delicious and cooked to perfection. Of all the the restaurants we ate at in Naples, this one was by far the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sooo pleased!!
    Emily6827
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We has the greatest meal! The staff was incredible! Food was delicious! Drinks were great! All-in-all, an amazing night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Villie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great time we enjoyed a delicious dinner and it was my mom's birthday so they put decoration on the table and they gift to her a delicious dessert for the occasion, Thanks Bistro 821, I always have a good time when I go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    KYClan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything from the starters to salad to entree was delicious. I had the "Shake and Bake", had not had a better chop. Recommend highly. Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KarenVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We really enjoyed a great dinner and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • naplesfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Celebrated our 40th and it was wonderful. Mark, our waiter was very attentive and the food was great as always. Our favorite restaurant on 5th.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was excellent a was the service. Our waiter was not on top of up and even though we lingered there was no pressure to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service!!
    SIFriends
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything about the Bistro was Excellent!!! Staff was awesome as well as the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro 821
    FamilyFun6
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good good, great service. Friendly atmosphere. We had a great time. Wine selection good. Bar was busy a lot of people but noise level for dinner ok. Definitely would go again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem
    foodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This gem has outstanding food, a friendly host and a great wait staff. Our waiter John was on top of everything filling glasses and checking on us without intruding. The food was perfect, the chef had our meals spot on. In the future I'll try to sit further away from the bar since a group of six came in and sat at the bar right after we ordered and were loud, foul mouthed and just classless with bathroom humor as their topic of conversation. I'm sure we could have asked to be moved and they would have accommodated us but we didn't want to be one of those troublesome customers. Great little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We never miss it!
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Bistro 821 was one of the first restaurants we went to on our first visit to Naples and we return on every visit. The food is always well prepared and you can't beat the wine and dine menu. The portions are smaller which is perfect for me. I always get the snapper or the sea bass and both are excellent every time. Our waiter this visit was attentive but didn't hover. We will definitely keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marty & Harriet's 50th anniversary
    HRMRVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Bravo to the entire Dream Team at Bistro 821 Where do you find today 90% of the mgt. and staff working a minimum of 8 years here. Most of the people dining are repeats as we were last Sat, evening. Seeing is bleiving and eating is believing! Thanks Bistro Billy, Chef Joe, Gen. Mg.r Rebecca, Gant , head bar teneder and ambassador, and Mark our waiter. Marty & Harriet Ross/Wycliffe CC, Wellington, Florida
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great waiter, terrible food
    Kjs5255VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Sorry we wasted one of our 4 meals in Naples on this place! Waiter was great but atmosphere and food are on par with a chain pub in London. Not at all fit for foodies! Menu descriptions sound way better than what you get.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Popa
    Popa
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Outstanding food, outstanding service, most friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal and time spent at the restaurant. Both had fish and both were cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excallent
    Wino
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We always have a lovely time at the Bistro great menu nice wine list. The food was superb and our server Mark was such a professional. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Naples1VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had the caesars salad and my wife ordered the house salad, and the both were excellent. The Wine & Dine Menu (Fixed-Price) had 7 entree selections, which provided a good range of both diversified fish and meat. We have lived in Naples, Florida for 7 years and this is the first time at Bistro 821. This will defintely be a repeat performer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night summer dinner
    LoriP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was great but we had really poor service. It was our anniversary and we had let them know that when we made reservation and we ended in a very busy table right by the bar. The waitress was scattered at best and infrequently checked with us and never checked if we needed more drinks. They were out of an appetizer at 8:00 at night which I find interesting. It was obviously busy and it was so noisy that we could hardly talk. We were so excited to eat here, but unfortunately were not as wowed as we thought we would be. Left a better tip than we should have given the service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    Isabel02
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Bistro 821. The service was a touch slow, but we didn't mind since it gave us a chance to sip a cocktail while we visited with our friends. It was our first time dining there and we will be going back there again for sure in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular spot
    JoeBoSoxVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Bistro 821 is very popular and a reservation is recommended, especially on the weekends even in the summer. Food is good and service very polite and attentive. The early dinner specials are attractive but the portions a bit small which seems to be also the case at several other Naples restaurants. The seating is fairly tight which seem patrons enjoy while others prefer a little more distance and may found that a problem here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for a special occasion
    gdfood
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service is impeccable, dining choices abundant and offers a relaxed dining atmosphere. Love to sit outside when weather permits because the people watching on 5th Avenue adds great entertainment
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Four of us shared the fried calamari as an appetizer. They were extremely tough and rubbery, the crust didn't adhere to the fish and greasy. They were served with two completely different sauces...a sweet chili Thai and a tomato. We also shared two mains; the miso-sake sea bass and tthe seafood paella. The bass was amazing! A perfect balance of flavours served piping hot. The paella however was a disappointment ... Extremely fishy, and greasy and the fish over cooked. The large chunks of tomatoes was unapealing and flavourless. Wish we had ordered a second bass. Would only go back there for that!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    jjbs7101
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food, Staff are excellent. We have been then as a couple and in small groups and always satified
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bargain!
    Linstas
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We arrived before our reservation and were seated immediately although it was very crowded even off season. They have a special for around $34. You get a bottle of wine and a choice of 2 entrees for 2 people. There is a $10 up charge for the sea bass and comes with a salad. The salad I chose was Caesar and was very large and fresh along with the sea bass. It was delicious! It came with a lemon sauce, mashed potato and green beans. My husband ordered the meatloaf. If he had written this review he would have rated it lower as he thought his meal was just okay. Since we didn't want the wine we took it home. My only negative comment was our server brought the check then asked if we wanted dessert. We declined but felt rushed to leave.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with family.
    Joannrebecca0822
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was wonderful as was the service when we come back again we will ask to be seated far away from the kitchen. The noise was a great distraction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Honeymoon dinner w/Bobby
    TheCornetts
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were vacationing for our honeymoon & stopped in for an appetizer & drinks one night & ended up making reservations for dinner the next night. Our server, Bobby, did a great job making this special occasion even more special. When we arrived he had heart shaped confetti, fresh flowers, & champagne with a bowl of fresh strawberries complimentary for us. The service was excellent, the food was INCREDIBLE, & the price point is unbeatable! The special that was running allowed us to get 2 entrees & a bottle of wine for only $32!! & for just $10 more I upgraded my entree to sea bass & this upgrade also included a salad to start! The brie appetizer is delicious & the ahi roll was spectacular. This was a highlight of our trip! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at reasonable price
    Cargir
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had the special wine/ food offering and the variety was great, service terrific and fun atmosphere. Cannot beat that in Naples! I had the sole and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Delicious!
    FlyForeFun
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was a birthday celebration and the table was decorated with fun confetti for our arrival! The food, Miso Sea Bass, Coconut Ginger Snapper, Paella were superb! Presentation to taste - it was all spot on perfection! Would highly recommend it and will definitely return. Then as a surprise bonus they surprised the birthday celebrant with a deliciously decadent chocolate lava cake & ice cream! They made the entire evening such a fun time and the server John was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate