Bistro 821
Bistro 821

Bistro 821

  • 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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistro 821 reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (126)neighborhood gem (110)great for outdoor dining (102)special occasion (83)hot spot (67)good for groups (59)vibrant bar scene (47)romantic (44)notable wine list (38)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    great place to eat good food and people watch and the service was exceptional
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably just a bad night.
    AVDH
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Normally have received good service here. Unfortunately our service on this visit was not very good. I would return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went for an evening meal with some friends for the first time and had a excellent meal. One week later we recommeded Bistro 821 to some other friends and decided we had to go with them. The staff are really friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back when next in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Found the food good but the tables are very close together and the noise level was very high even out of season. Found the TV above the bar not in line with the price range of this restaurant. I expect that in a Sports Bar with relevant prices but not at these prices...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service & great food!
    Foodie5
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first visit and we can't wait to go back! Our server Doug was the best server we had after dining out for 12 nights in a row in Naples. He was so helpful with his recommendations and we appreciated his service so much! The goat cheese app and empanadas were both creative and delicious! The best part, if you can't decide on an entree, get 2 half portions. What a great idea! The best snapper ever and wonderful sea bass. They make a great pair. This restaurant is one of our new favorites and I highly recommend it!! Thanks again to Doug for making our night extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good, better than previous visits.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was truly a remarkable dinner for three reasons, good menus, excellent food and a superb bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively scene with great food and good service.
    NorthVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Ate there twice on a short visit to Naples. The snapper with a coconut crust was marvelous! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There is no deal in early dinning!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Bistro 821 has an offer for two entree's and a bottle of wine for early diners. Now we all know what wine comes with a dinner like this, we opted to order a drinkable bottle of wine. We started with over cooked calamari that had a fishy taste to it. Service was very nice and just ok. Entree's we had were meatloaf that got a just ok, then a 3.5oz piece of Sea Bass that looked like a postage stamp on a pile of mashed potato, tasty but 3.5 oz is a appetizer not an entree. The same small size Snapper was given a thumbs up. The final dish was a chicken and sausage dish with penne, that was over cooked. After dinner we sat for a long time then our server showed up and said thank you, dropped the check and left. We were never asked if we wanted desert or after dinner drinks, and we did. Oh well they wanted us to leave more then they wanted us to spend more money with them. Crowded tables, service that was more friendly then efficient and just ok food makes this a place to go people watching for a drink. (The place is packed so we may have had a bad night, or the free wine wins them over?} Early birds do pay the price it's just in portion sizes and service quality.
    • Food
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  • Everything was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Try the Osso Buco, Spaghetti Bolognese or Veal Piccata - all excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greats evenng
    tallman
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were meeting our son and 3 friends for dinner and we suggested Bistro821. Everyone enjoyed their meal and complimented us on the choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Rose
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at Bistro 821. Excellent food, drink and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Joan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was excellent and so was the service, but it was extremely noisey and crowded. The bar is very small and happy hour is at the bar only. There was no room to sit and no where to stand with a drink because you are in the sale that the Waite staff uses. We had to go to another restaurant for a happy hour drink and then back to Bistro to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Good food, great waiter, family loved the evening! What more could one ask? Bistro 821 continues to command our interest for return visits!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food was wonderful, it was just a great place to eat and the prices were very reasonable plus it included the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back!
    MsFoodie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My husband and I visited Bistro 821 for our honeymoon and had the greatest night here! They put heart confetti on the table and the waiter was very nice and very attentive. From our wine to our dinner everything was spectacular! We even had a complimentary dessert-flourless chocolate cake. It was out of this world delicious. We are from Wisconsin and we will be back every time we visit Naples! This is a must try place for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • westVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very good service for our party of seven. Always a favorite place for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love bistro 821
    Gr8evening
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We always love going to Bistro 821. The sea bass is awesome. Salads great. Service is friendly and very spot on with their timing. Love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic Food Choices
    BobbyPVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Where else can you dine on world class meatloaf as well as seafood risotto, both outstanding and world class. Both food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bistro821
    Bistro821
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've been going to Bistro821 for a while now and every time I've had a great experience. The food is always amazing! The sea bass is the best!! The service from the waiters and the staff are always going above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place good food
    Gmbindy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Always popular, nice place for a dinner with friends. Quite loud however
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in downtown naples. We love the food, ambience and special pricing option. The service has been outstanding and we have especially been treated well by bill. We strongly recommend this restaurant to many neighbors and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Evening
    naplesdiner
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Nice night at Bistro 821. Food was excellent, so was the service. Made the reservation on Opentable and requested outdoors. Received phone confirmation with explanation that not guaranteed outdoors. Arrived to a wonderful table of 7 outdoors as requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location
    Cheryl
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    It is great to be able to sit outside on 5th Avenue and enjoy the sites and be served a reasonably priced meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • value
    florusso
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great value, excellent food and wonderful service, go early to avoid rush as it's a very popular restaurant with a great following
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Again
    LovingLifeinNaples
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The front desk always tries to accommodate our requests and are the staff is always welcoming and knowledgeable. This is one of our favorite and go to spots to bring guests and clients to dinner. We've never had a bad experience. Thank you to Bistro to always making our experiences memorable and enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant -had a wonderful !
    FamilyFun6
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a Birthday celebration there ! It was a beautiful night and we sat outside. The sun was setting on 5th Avenue and umbrellas are provided when necessary. Hostess was very accommodating with seating, waiter was enthusiastic and fun. The food is always good. I had the Parmesan encrusted sole. It was excellent ! Definitely one of my favorite spots when in Old Naples
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tight quarters, no place to stand when you enter front door and find yourself being in the way of bustling servers, food very good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dmck
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bistro 821 is our "go to" in Naples; our very favorite. The sea bass is so wonderful! Service is consistently good. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    821Aplus
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bistro 821 always offers wonderfully prepared, tasty and appealing selections. Wait staff, hostesses and bar tenders are friendly and attentive. Our favorite dining spot in downtown Naples
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Shakes
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Atmosphere was lively Server was excellent and informative Food was tasy although as with a lot of American food establishments the quantity was excessive. Difficult to finish...took home a portion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite restaurant in naples
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We always have a good meal and a good time at bistro 821. Have been there many times and have a reservation to go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Excellent
    Pandoralou
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had dinner with a friend at Bistro 821 on Friday night.....what a great meal! I had the delicious pot roast and my friend had pork picatta. We both just loved our meals. The service was great, timing was perfect, the martini was cold and prepared perfectly. Will go back again.........and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our favorite place to dine in Naples, especially if you are fortunate enough to attain an outdoor table later in the evening...highly recommend Bistro 821
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food is very good and they have an excellent deal for two people which includes salad and main course and a bottle of wine. It's very reasonably priced. I had the shrimp stir fry with vegetables and it was really delicious and basmati rice. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & Service excellent
    Loni101VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food and service was excellent. The menu had its to choose from and out waiter was very helpful making recommendations. Would definitly come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    Mom2Noah
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special for us!! Amazing food and great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal!
    swfloridaladyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal here. I thought it was a good value. My ribeye was the best I've ever had. Our service was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine & Dine was Exceptional
    Bistro821Firstvisit
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We dined with another couple and both parties decided on the Wine & Dine upgrade. The Chilean Sea Bass was "to die for" as well as the Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. The wine options were good but by no means superior. Also, when the restaurant starts to fill up with customers around 7pm EST or later, the inside environment does become a bit noisy and the wait service starts to decline because of the amount of customers that require service. The good news is, it is a local hot spot, which can be attested to by the number of clients that choose it as a place to eat. We would definitely recommend Bistro821 and plan to return on our next visit to Naples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as always!
    tdine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Great service, atmosphere and the sea bass is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem on 5th.
    Harold
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. We visit Naples at least 3 times a year and each and every time we visit at least one dinner is spent at the Bistro. The food is excellent, and the wait staff is friendly and very attentive. I would recommend that everyone visit at lest once during their stay. One word of advise, make a reservation as this is quite a popular palce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.