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Bistro 821
Bistro 821

Bistro 821 Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Bistro821.com
  • Phone: (239) 261-5821
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • " 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"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Outstanding food, outstanding service, most friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal and time spent at the restaurant. Both had fish and both were cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food, Staff are excellent. We have been then as a couple and in small groups and always satified"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but I had such a great experience at Bistro 821 that I felt it was necessary! We decided to celebrate my friend's bachelorette party here and we do not regret it. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. They treated us like queens. I had the sea bass and it was seriously one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. I would highly recommend this place! The quality of food is worth the prices - which are reasonable for the Naples downtown area."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Always a great experience at bistro 821. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "People ask me all the time- What is your favorite Restaurant in Naples- I answer them BISTRO 821- why when I could say the Biggies such as Tru luc, Avenue 5, Capitol Grill, Campiello (over rated), etc. - BUT for the price point, quality of food and choices presented, BISTRO 821 has it all. The menu is varied with tastes for everyone, food comes out hot and most of all, Jesse the Chef is on top of everything. Mix this all together and your get BISTRO 821 - a fun place to dine, good servers who have been there for years, an atttentive hostess who remembers people."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Thank you for a wonderful meal and service. My party of ten arrived and we had a great time. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. The birthday cakes were out of this world. Needless to say, a few of us went off our diets. We will definitely be back and recommend Bistro 821 to all our friends and visitors"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding service Decent selection Good salads Friendly staff Fast service"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Tables a little close together, ok. Bar was filled and a bit noisy. Service was good. Choices of entres were fine. Food it self was excellent. We were a group of four."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My Sole was delicious. Also shared a small salad w blue cheese, greens, and apples w a delicious warm bacon dressing. Yummy. Our out of town guests were pleased with the pork Piccatta as well. Our waiter did not rush us as requested n it made our evening very relaxing to enjoy our visit w old friends."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Been going here for years. Always reliable with solid good food at a good price."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "outstanding restaurant. wonderful food, good service and the place to be seen"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came here for birthday celebration w small group of friends. Excellent food! The sea bass was to die for and the chicken dishes were also excellent. Everyone left full and with doggie bags! Service was a little off; our server was attentive but didn't seem very knowledgeable about some of the specials. Loved it! Will be back again and again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant and the food was excellent. We had the sea bass and touranados. However, we were very disappointed in Open Table. We made a reservation for 7 PM but the day before our visit, we changed it to 6:30 so we could take advantage of the early bird. I had emailed Open Table to find out why I didn't get a confirmation. I never heard from them. When we arrived at Bistro 821, they did not have the change to 6:30. The early bird ended at 7 and they did not have any tables so we had to wait quite a while. They were very nice and accommodating though."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a great time here! The food was excellent, the service was great and the location was awesome! Definitely will go back !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was great and the 32.00 Special with wine is wonderful. A great place to take guest"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Mismo Sea Bass is the best I've ever tasted!!! I could eat it every day! My favorite place to dine in Naples, FL"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This place never disappoints! Food is consistantly yummy, service is attentive and we left feeling delighted."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "There are many great places to eat in Naples, but, handsdown, this was the best food ever. From the bread and excellent dipping sauce until the fabulous dessert, everything was delicious. The caesar salad was crisp with just the right amount of dressing. It actually even had anchovies on it! The miso sake sea bass was buttery and succulent. The mashed potatoes were creamy and the asparagus done to perfection. Each bite melted in your mouth. Our waiter's, Bobby, suggestions were right on. It truly was the best dinner we can remember having in Naples."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Service staff was very responsive throughout!! The Ceaser salad outstanding. Try the $10 upgrade offered during "Happy Hour Dining Menu"...we thought it was worth it to have seabass. Food and service Consistent every time we visit. Portions are geneous. Only minor negative....we thought the Chef was a bit too generous on the white miso. My motto, "Why Eat at Home"."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "In naples for a girls get away weekend. We happened upon the bistro. The food was great, service was great. Would definitely go back when in town!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Prior to dinner we had a drink at the bar during happy hour. The bartender was so friendly and efficient, we enjoyed our time there before dinner. We had another couple with us and everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I had the free range chicken stuffed with goat cheese and spinach. It came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was delicious. I highly recommend this bistro!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant since I love Sea bass and wanted to try their #1 favorite. To my surprise, it was very fishy. My husband ordered pork shop with risotto, another disappointment, the risotto was over cooked. We will give this restaurant a second chance, but will order something else."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had the best meal we've had yet in Naples. They accommodated my step daughter with a vegan meal and my husband and I enjoyed the Chilean sea bass entree which was absolutely wonderful! The service and food were top notch. We also enjoyed outdoor dining. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are locals and it is our favorite place in town. The waiters or waitresses are very friendly. The sea bass is delicious and the tenderloin is great. I also recommend the salads. I am European and my fiancé is American. He knows I am hard to please when it comes to find the right restaurant. Every time he says " let's go to bistro 821" he puts a smile on my face."
    Dined on 6/20/2014