Casual fine dining at its best.My family dined here to celebrate my husband's graduation from grad school. Our food was amazing, and the service was excellent. The atmosphere felt very intimate in the dining room, even though the bar scene was very vibrant.
My husband and I came back a few days later for drinks and dessert at the bar. There are some menu items that are exclusive to the bar area (flatbread pizzas and a special, limited-quantity-per-night burger), so we plan to go back yet again to try these items. The service at the bar was just as excellent as in the dining room. We were surprised with the attention we (and all guests) were given at such a busy bar, and also with the speed with which our food and drinks arrived. My water glass was always full.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was awesomeEverything about this restaurant screams elegance. The staff was friendly, accommodating and knowledgable. They were also very attentive. The food which was excellent on its own actually paled in comparison to everything they have to offer. We went back on Wednesday for Happy Hour because you can only get their famous Hamburger Wed-Sat. They only make 12 per night so get there early. Hands down one of the top three burgers I have ever had.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely great restaurant.Absolutely great restaurant. Food was awesome as well as service!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time here. Still awesome.I can't say enough of this place. This is one of the finest dinners I have ever had.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinner!Wonderful dinner with outstanding service.! Food was incredible as well as the staff. This is a hidden gem. Little pricey but perfect for couples or special occasions. Everything on the menu was unbelievable! You have to try it!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFAVORITE restaurant in Destin!Cuvee Bistro is always on our list to go to during frequent visits to Destin. Love the food, ambiance, and the people from the hostesses to the servers couldn't be more delightful!! You won't be sorry if you come here either to hang out at the bar or to dine.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun birthday dinnerIt was our son's 26th birthday. My husband took the waitress aside, slipped her $20 and said "do your best to embarrass him". There is a trendy bar, so the bar was filled with people and fairly noisy. We had reservations for our party of 6 and were seated immediately in a quiet area with dinner tables. We had 2 Marilyn Monroe versions of Happy Birthday by bar guests, an Elvis impression of Happy Birthday (dinner guest), a large group of vacationing ladies (from the bar), and a staff person with a lighted sparkler. Our food was delicious. 3 of us got grouper, 2 got tuna, one got halibut, and one got the bone in prime filet. I didn't expect it to be such a fun place, though we did pay extra. We will never forget this birthday!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy for special eventsWe have eaten at this restaurant several times for special occasions. The food it excellent and consistent, service very good.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVacation VisitWe had a wonderful dinner at Cuvee Bistro. Outstanding food, wine and service. It was very busy as there were several large groups and the bar was packed, yet our food came out on time and wonderfully done. They have a vast wine list that has many wonderful choices for just about anything you could want. We were visited by several management staff, including one of the partners in the restaurant to make sure everything was to our liking--always a good sign of a very well run restaurant to me. Good place to go to get away from some of the more "touristy" restaurants in the area and have a nice dinner without any kids nearby.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove CuveeBeen here a few times and the food is always outstanding. The atmoshere can be hushed in the dining area or lively in the bar area. Service is great. Will be going back many more times. Highly recommended.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService was over the top -Service was over the top - very nice to get "waited" on by the wonderful waitress. Everything we had was fabulous - from the fried green tomatoes, to the wedge - chicken dish and halibut - off the charts - thanks.
Martini in steel goblets - great way to keep them cool.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. We satFood was excellent. We sat outside on patio. Even though it is not a great view, it is nice to sit outside while dining. They have both fans and heaters depending on weather. I had the Sea bass with crab on top. My husband had the Grouper Vince. Highly recommend both dishes.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food - upscale -Unique restaurant geared towards upscale dining -- fun times for everyone!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA local hot spotFamily run restaurant that consistently provides a great dining experience. The bar is so popular it is unusual to find two seats open in the evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerIt was a wonderful dining experience! Our server - Ryan - was the best! The sea bass was unbelievable! Thank you for a wonderful evening -5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what we were looking for!It was a special anniversary and friends of our recommended Cuvee Bistro. We loved it. We had appetizers and drinks at the bar. It was fun and up beat. Then we were seated at our table. They put us in the back at a quiet, lovely spot. We enjoyed everything we had. The Scallops were superb and the filet was wonderful, especially the blue cheese sauce. I would highly recommend splurging on this wonderful dining experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite in DestinI was tickled to find this lovely resturant in May 2012. I go back every time I visit the area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGrouper Vince...always a favorite,Grouper Vince...always a favorite, again! Special bone-in prime filet...perfect. Really nice pour on a Macallan 12. Jaime was a perfect fine dining server.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCuvée is Crazy Good!This atmospheric, amazing restaurant was amazing in every regard. This was our second visit to Cuvée and our server Jamie was just wonderful. She gave great recommendations and we waited for nothing! The pizzas are outstanding and the Grouper Vince is just heavenly. The wine list is outstanding and the bar is a serious hotspot with a really great happy hour every night. We can't wait to return next year!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem! Very unique offerings.A gem! Very unique offerings. Excellent Chef. Excellent server, very fun evening. There is no other restaurant in the Destin area that comes close to what this restaurant has to offer.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat start to our vacationWe choose this spot based on a review of restaurants on Open Table. We were not disappointed. The food was wonderful, especially the carpaccio appetizer and the scallop appetizer we made into a entree. I love to end a meal with an inspiring dessert and we were in love with the chocolate cake. Had one of the best espressos ever. We had a wonderful evening and it appeared that all around did as well. Enjoyed a bottle of Qupe Syrah --hadn't found Qupe except on travels in CA.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious PerfectionMichael was an amazing server. The food was amazing. We suggest the Pork Belly Appetizer and the Grouper Vince! Saturdays is always fun with Live Music and Dancing at the bar. Great Spot!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCuvee Bistro is undoubtedlyCuvee Bistro is undoubtedly the best restaurant by far in the Destin area, as Chef Tim is a wizard with every sauce, every portion, every dessert. The service is impeccable, as his servers are the best trained I've seen anywhere. It is definitely a must for anyone who loves food.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to dine.We really enjoyed the food and wine. We especially enjoyed the service and advice provided by our waitress, Andrea. She was very knowledgeable and helped us enjoy a great meal.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVicki's ReviewAlthough my food was fabulous my waiter Brady was impeccable. I would return on just his service alone....4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe rood and overall experienceThe rood and overall experience was wonderful. Service was over attentive to the point of being clf being cloying. I appreciated having the table cloth crumbed but after each course whether it needed it or not was a bit excessive. The take away at the end of the meal should be the memories of the food. Note to our server, relax.
Thanks for the memorable meal. We will be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not $100 good.Very nice, the food was good but I'm not sure if it was $100 good. I also told them ahead of time it was my husband's birthday, and once we got there I was just waiting for whatever they were going to do, and it never came. We were also asked questions by 3 different manager type people how it all was, and served by 2 different waiters. Just a lot of people bugging about the same thing. The place was pretty and upscale, but I wont be going again, not unless I have some cash to burn and a hunger for overpriced food. More of a older person place anyways.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been wanting to tryI had been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time & I finally got the chance. I made reservations for my husband, I & my mother through "Open-Table" online. I noticed from other reviewers that the bar can be busy & noisy, so I requested a table away from the bar. Great choice! Cuvee Bistro is a wonderful, upscale & hip cafe. We ordered the eggplant & crab appetizer as well as the braised porkbelly. Wonderful & excellent selections! For our main entree we ordered the Grouper Vince & the evening seafood special. Oh, this food is to die for!!! Uniquely prepared fresh, fresh seafood & awesome sides using fresh herbs from their herb garden. For dessert we all split the White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie & it was one of the BEST desserts I'4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMa must experienceSo good an experience we came twice in our 4 day stay. The best Sea Bass we have ever had!! Will be back .4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service! EnjoyedGreat food and service! Enjoyed the entire experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have an amazing diningI always have an amazing dining experience at Cuvee Bistro. The food is spectacular and the service and atmopshere are second to none. Highly recommended! Five Stars!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but a wee bit ovepricedEverything was great - loved the artichoke croutons and the eggplant crab meat apoetizer- a few minor exceptions; the wine pours were short and sea bass was a little over cooked.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. ExcellentWonderful experience. Excellent service and delicious food.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy hour is outstanding!Happy hour is outstanding! Food and service are unparalleled. I will be back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy hour is GREAT but theHappy hour is GREAT but the full menu is EXCELLENT!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Service, Great FoodWhile the food and atmosphere are always topnotch, on this occasion it was the service that really stood out. Our server, Michael, was cordial, personable, knowledgeable and professional and helped make this one of the best dining experiences in recent months. Thanks!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a special dinnerMy husband and our three kids (15, 12, 10) went for a special dinner on a weeknight. We loved everything we ordered and would have licked the plates if we could have. My fillet on the bone was probably the best cut of meat I'd ever eaten, with delicious garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. For such an expensive restaurant, I would have liked a few more veggies/sides. Though delicious, we didn't feel like the menu was especially ambitious or "foodie." Guess we watch too much Iron Chef and it spoils us, makes us expect more wow for an expensive place. Our waiter was very nice. Didn't flinch when our girls ordered appetizers and just a dish of creamed corn for their "mains." They are still raving about the corn. Nice ambience too.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but probably worth itMy wife and I enjoyed our time at this crowded bistro. The bar was absolutely rocking the whole time we were there. It was much more relaxed in the dining area. The service was very good, but not particularly friendly. The owner did come by to chat, which is always a sign of a restaurant that cares.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingI am a local and this bistro is by far one of the best places to eat, drink, and have a great time.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!The food &service were both more than we could've asked for!!!!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a delightful dinnerWe enjoyed a delightful dinner at Cuvee Bistro. Everything was excellent. Best dinner of our vacation.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM2 wedding anniversaries....My wife and I have come to Cuvee Bistro that last 2 years for our anniversary (2011 & 2012) There is a reason why we have come from Louisiana 2 years in a row to eat here....it's AMAZING!!! Starting from the reservations to the actual experience, they go out of their way to make your event a special one. Both times, I requested that they write a specific message to my wife on her desert plate, both times they knocked it out the park. From the moment we walk in, the customer service is beyond great. Every employee speaks to us with smiles and eager to please. I read a review on here about the food not having any taste, that person probably does not have any taste buds! I HIGHLY recommend this Cuvee for anyone wanting a special night!8/7/2012 12:00:00 AM