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Cuvee Bistro
Cuvee Bistro

Cuvee Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.CuveeBistroDestin.com
  • Email: info@CuveeBistroDestin.com
  • Phone: (850) 650-8900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Bar Hours: 11am - 12am Mon-Fri

    Bar Hours: 5pm - 12am Sat
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tim Creehan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Tim Creehan & Company offers a vast array of resources and options for your next great event, be it an intimate private anniversary for two or a big fat wedding in multiple locations with all the trimmings. Cuvee Bistro offers several private dining areas including a private Wine Bar and a Garden Room, perfect for a luncheon. Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering ups the ante even further with a multifunctional venue boasting a 2000 square foot raised deck and a 100" HD multimedia screen. The possibilities are limitless.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Garden Room is a private room which will hold 45 guests and is equipped with a working fireplace and audio/visual presentation equipment. A smaller private dining room is ideal for parties up to 16 people or an intimate setting for 2.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Creehan or Jennifer Taylor (850) 650-8900
  • Entertainment: Space Junkie performs a variety of music in the Cuvee Bistro Bar Wednesday through Saturday from 9pm until.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering specializes in Weddings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday & Holiday Parties, Corporate Meetings, Catering, Anniversaries, Cooking Classes, Banquets, and more. Visit CuveeCatering.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cuvee Bistro
Now open for Lunch, Cuvee Bistro in Destin, Florida offers classic French, Asian and Italian influenced delicacies along with award-winning signature dishes by Proprietor and Executive Chef Tim Creehan, including Amy Grant's Seared Tuna Rare and Vince Gill's Pecan Crusted Grouper. A must for foodies and tourists alike, no visit to Destin is complete without sampling the culinary excellence of Cuvee.

A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner from 2011-2013, Cuvee's Wine List and the Bistro Bar enhance this epicurean experience with all manner of the finest libations. The "Best in Destin" voted Happy Hour starts at 5pm nightly, tempting you with a variety of specials including $5 Martinis so popular they have their own menu. Features live music by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie Wed-Sat.

"Cuvee" is a French term colloquially referring to a "blend of ingredients", and we cordially invite you to take in all the flavors at Cuvee Bistro tonight!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place! Great food! Reasonably priced! Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Elegant atmosphere and server was extremely knowledgable. Best sauce ever on the ribeye steak! Martinis were very good! Bread was served with delicious spices and olive oil. Great evening!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is our favorite Destin restaurant. We eat here every time we visit the Emerald Coast!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been here recently a couple times. We thoroughly enjoyed or experience at Cuvée. Lamb was amazing!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant in Destin. Food and service hard to beat. Tim Creaham always does it right. He is onsite and knows what coming out of the kitchen. A must for visitors and airways lots of locals who have followed Tim for years. Somewhat expensive but worth the price."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Q welcomed change in an area that is mostly seafood and beach dining. French cuisine with an eclectic flair"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service. The chef made me a special vegetarian dish which was delicious."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My boss recommended this place to me and man did he deliver. Food was amazing, with fast incredible service. I had the Bison and my wife had the king crab. Tim's creation and sauces are one of a kind. Both were beyond expectation. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • ". Lou Ann Rae, our waitress, was friendly, informative about the food; when I asked about the key lime pie , she personally checked with another staff member regarding the tartness. If you like key lime,I highly recommend it. There were three of us and we split the green fried tomatoes appetizer; all the flavorings worked well together. We all ordered the catch of the day - halibut -served over sautéed spinach. The fish was moist and flavorful and the spinach was sautéed enough to still give a crunch. We shared the roasted Brussels sprouts - wonderful touch to the fish. Another party ordered the banana cream pie. She said it was delicious. . This is an elevated menu and you won't be disappointed. Well worth the price."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We had become ardent fans of Tim's Beach Walk Cafe on our visits to Destin. We learned of his acquisition of Cuvee Bistro and planned our Valentines 2014 visit around an evening there. We were not disappointed. Everything was superlative and what we had come to expect from Mr. Creehan in the past. Valentines and other holidays generally spell disaster for restaurants in terms of food quality and service. We found the level of service this evening to be top drawer and our compliments to all we encountered. We had given up on Destin as a destination for high quality dining with the loss of Criollas, Creehan's Beachwalk and some others we'd come to enjoy. Should we return again Cuvee Bistro will be visited often!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food, especially the dessert sampler! Oyster appetizer was large enough for a meal!! Throughly enjoyed the whole experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is my second time going and both times I left with lighter pockets but my palate was extremely satisfied. The only thing I do not like is for this place to be so as pricey as it is, you would think people would attempt to dress appropriately, but then again this is the panhandle (lower Alabama). As always the chef(s) have out-done themselves and I will be going back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had been to Cuvee Bistro last summer so was excited to return for my birthday. The wine list is exceptional, we shared a great Italian Amarone. The Foie Gras, Escargot and Bison Carpaccio appetizers were all delicious as was the Venison Entree. Our waiter was very attentive and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone but especially to those individuals from large cities because the food here reminds me of the best Italian and Continental dining establishments in Atlanta, Boston and New York. Three of my favorite cities for fine dining."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I have been wanting to dine at Cuvee Bistro for several years. My husband and I were in destin for Valentines day so we tried it for lunch! It was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was very slow. Took about 45 minutes for good to come out and a side was not served at all. The food that did come out was delicious however."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent meal and outstanding service. Appetizer, salad, desert, fish, and steak dinners, and dessert were all some of the best I have ever had. For special occasions, recommend you reserve one of the tables in the side rooms off the main dining area, very nice and private."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent as was the service. We were there for valentines day and it was a good choice. Just one negative...the bar was right on the other side of the wall near our table. There was live music and the bar was loud. That impacted the evening and the nature of our dinner which we had hoped would be romantic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Cuvee Bistro was again Excellent, the food the service etc. Very consistent, Great menu and atmosphere a winner if you are visiting Destin."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Bar with happy hour has good atmosphere for cocktails and socializing,pricing was fair. Dinner setting was cramped we were set in a corner with only a hand full off people sitting. The eggplant/crap app.was ok but not for the price,grouper vince was not was expected,halibut was full of flavor,creme bu lay was fair for dessert,.For the price we have had a lot better ."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "A very nice surprise as it is right on the Eharald Coast Highway. Two venues here, the bar scene and fine dining..I am not much for the bar scene but it was very active and packed for a Thursday early .I bypassed hat for a quiet table near the fireplace. Mark was our waiter, very nice and attentive. The eggplant and crab starter was terrific .Followed by the Caesar salad. For dinner had the 8 rib rack of lamb for two and it was very good. For desert a brandy Alexander .One should try the Josh "Isosoles" In all a very nice experience in what I thought was a large "strip mall"...ha"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This gem of a restaurant as an extensive menu (seafood, beef, chicken and game), renowned chef and fine wine list. The service was fantastic with knowledgeable and attentive servers."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I have friends that love to go there and was looking forward to going all week! I saw the menu online and thought it looked delicious! Making reservations was easy from my cell. Loved the service. The sauce was what made the food perfect. Even though the eggplant and crab appetizer and grouper entree was cooked just right, the sauces made it melt in your mouth! I want to go back until I try everything! I really appreciated the server sharing her favorite martini with me, the espresso martini. It was not on the menu and I am an espresso fan! Even though it is pricey, it was worth it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was very good and our service was outstanding. Highly recommend Paige as a server!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "the gumbo was terrible. the venison had no flavor. The servers got all of our dishes out of order and the whole experience was generally unexceptable. the only dish which was half way good was the eggplant medallions with crab meat and garlic sauce. The bar was hopping but the restaruant was virtually empty and now we know why."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Waiter very knowledgable with regard to food and wine, enhancing our dining experience. Cuvée Bistro is now our favorite Destin fine dining spot."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary at Cuvee with our two kids. It was our first visit to the restaurant. The ambience was nice, the food was good and the service was excellent. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The wine list is a gem! And getting better! Food was prepared perfectly and just the right portion! Desserts and after dinner drinks a treat!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Cuvee Bistro is the one place in Destin that I have found to be of the utmost quality each and every time I have dined there. I make it a staple to dine there every time I am in town and recommend you do so as well. Every item on the menu (so far) has been superb and the waitstaff are top notch!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We live 50 miles away but it is always worth the drive there. The smoked tomato and shrimp soup alone is worth the drive."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Food was great-service was a little slow and drinks took forever."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The service was great! Distinctive in fact. This area so lacks in this level of service I really appreciated the difference. On the room for improvement side, my linguini with clams was swimming in the olive oil and butter. Hold up a bit on the oil and the salt and I would order the dish again. Live the sparkling water, a nice touch."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We went here for my husbands birthday. Beautiful restaurant with friendly, knowledgable staff. All of the food was fresh and delicious - prepared by a celebrity chef. I ordered the seared tuna over spinach with a spicy asian sauce. The tuna literally melted in my mouth. My husband had the Grouper Vince, named after Vince Gill's wedding dish. Also melt in your mouth amazing. The sweet sauce and potato cake really brought it all together. My friends had the caesar salad with eggplant croutons (wow) and the venison and said they were also incredibly tasty. I would highly recommend the dessert sampler as well! If you're looking for a place for a special occasion, this is definitely the place to be. This is NOT the usual tourist trap. Must try"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "From our first sips to our last bites we were very pleased with our decision to dine at Cuvee Bistro. The servers were informative, the atmosphere relaxing, and the food and drink was divine. I especially enjoyed the seafood bisque and steak with mashed sweet potatoes. This is our new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "King Crab appetizer is the Best! Surf and Turf with Filet and Sea Bass was perfect!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Fabulous meal and Mark was a great waiter. Kyle did a great job shadowing Mark. Mark suggested my husband try the lamb chops and he is so glad for the recommendation. We also had the crispy polenta appetizer and scallops for my entree - all were outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Not only is the food great, but it is always consistent. When you order a dish that you fall in love with, you can be assured that when you go back and order it again, it will taste exactly how you remember it. The staff is wonderful, and always takes care of me, my family, my employees, and my customers. By far this is my favorite entertaining spot within 50 miles."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "and experience. The petite filet was perfectly cooked and presented, tender and seasoned lightly. Wine list extensive. Our choice was excellent. Tuscan bread is wonderful. Ended with creme brulee and french press coffee. Love to eat here b/c the meal is always excellent and the waiters make sure the total experience is exceptional. Always a relaxing night out."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We have been to Cuvee Bistro many times and we have never been disappointed! The menu is always interesting and varied and the food is outstanding. My daughter and her family live in Manhattan and Cuvee Bistro could rival any of the restaurants we have dinned at in NYC."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "When you get your reservation at for Sam as a waiter. He was the best waiter I've ever had in my whole life. The food is amazing Just try to save room for dessert. I also suggest the stressless martini. It was so good were going back tonight'"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The menu is outstanding. It gives Destin choices not found elsewhere."
    Dined on 10/25/2013