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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bistro 821 reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (99)fit for foodies (98)great for outdoor dining (76)special occasion (71)hot spot (53)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (39)romantic (39)notable wine list (28)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (9)late-night find (8)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Bistro 821
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Bistro 821. The food and our waiter were both outstanding, I even received a birthday dessert with candle and all, truly a surprise. We will be returning and recommending this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Treasure
    rini0514
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was our second visit. We decided to take advantage of the "wine and dine" special. There was plenty to choose from. The wine was very good and the portions were generous! What a great evening!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sea bass on the Planet!!
    Obdoc
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Another fabulous meal at my favorite place in Naples!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another enjoyable evening
    Appelder
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Time!
    Phoebe
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The $32.95 wine and dine can't be beat. There were 4 of us and we all loved our meal and the wine was very good. Our staff is very friendly and our waiter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience
    Namaste13
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was there about a week ago for the first time, I saw this place had good reviews so I decided to give it a chance. I was not disappointed at all; food was great, same with service, even though our server was on training, he was very attentive. Definitely going back again!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top servise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Doug, our waiter, was superb as always. Great meal had by all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lbipatti
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Dinner was delicious. I had the sole and my dining partners had the sea bass, both were excellent. We did the early dining special and it is a wonderful deal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    MonteVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our server was wonderful. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    bkmartellVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had not been to Bistro 821 in awhile and were pleasantly surprised to find small plates and half sized salads on the menu. Our food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The Hostess even decorated our table with confetti when she learned it was a birthday celebration. Our server, James, was terrific. All in all a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely return sooner, rather than later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant, low key dinner
    irisharpe
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Warm colors all around, good deals for a meal ($32.95), salad and bottle of wine with upgrades available. A available Sunday-Wednesday and before 7 on other days. Attentive service. Seabass was amazing and snapper was quite good. Loved the prawns as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Karkitkat
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great dinner and service! Will be back! Nice place for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Accommodating & Delicious
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Bistro 821 has the formula. Their staff is so friendly and accommodating as is chef. Special requests are cheerfully accomplished. Our meals were delicious. Can't say enough positives; great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!
    wonderful
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was very impressed with the service (Doug T.) and the food was fantastic!!!. The portions were bigger than expected and cooked to perfection. Will recommend it to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Consistently excellent food quality and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem in Naples
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a Naples original coupon so we gave it a try. Little did we know what we fell upon. The food was fantastic, our server John B was great with suggestions and checking to see if we had everything. We even decided to try dessert, the best lava cake we have ever had. We will most definitely go back and rate it with 5 stars. We even started telling friends how wonderful the serve and meal were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Randomly picked this restaurant in January and liked it so much, we came back last Monday night. Two of us ordered the dine for two deal which was a great deal! Great server and great food. Less expensive than our other go to steak restaurant. Try it, you'll like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BoaterVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great offering as usual. One of our favorite stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place
    FortMyersBistro821Fan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love this place and every time my husband and I dine there I say I'm going to try the prawns and the seafood risotto, which I am told are amazing. The problem is I love the sea bass and snapper with the Asian veggies that I can't help myself! We just celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Bistro 821 and they made it very special for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Avenue
    gsbn
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is one of the two restaurants we ever recommend to our friends. It is CONSISTENTLY excellent, food and service. Even their early dining specials are outstanding. Try it, you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doug
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Doug was terrific. He had the right combination of making us feel like we were being taken care of while not feeling rushed. Also great with our son.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Home Run!
    FlyForeFun
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Outstanding meal-miso sea bass, snapper, shrimp stir fry and paella!! Perfection! server was Kevin who couldn't do enough for us!! Made the whole evening flawless!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doesn't break the bank!
    Liv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Bistro 821 never disappoints. We brought friends there for their first time and they LOVED it! Great food, great value, and great service (thanks Doug!). We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Birthday Dinner
    HubbiesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    WOW, what a wonderful way to spend a special day. Since the restaurant knew that it was my husband's birthday, the table was decorated with glitter and confetti. The food was spectacular and the menu had a great selection from which to choose. You can be sure we will be dining here again whenever we are in Naples. Great Job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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