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Cuvee Bistro
Cuvee Bistro

Cuvee Bistro Details

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

    Bar Hours: 5pm - 12am (seasonal)
  • 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, 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 Morgan Holdnak (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
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice looking place. Relatively quiet and the ambience could be described as romantic. That's it though. The waiter, who said he had worked there for 2 yrs, performed like a well-intentioned rookie - way too attentive but to the tasks at hand, not to us. Scraping crumbs, rearranging utensils, leaving the bottle of water at the table but constantly returning to interrupt conversations to ask how we're doing and to top off our glasses when we could easily have done it ourselves if we felt it was necessary. I mean it was sitting on our table. He even coached me by telling me "this is the salad fork" as he placed it on the table. I know about the salad fork - thanks. On top of all of that, the food was surprisingly ... meh. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "our favorite in Destin and it would be in any other city. Chef Creehan is a genius with food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and also had our young son with us. While his is a fine dining establishment, the server was so awesome and catered to our son. The food was awesome! A very great experience! Very quiet adult dining! Wonderful tuna dish and mussels!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "When I'm in Destin I'm always eating at Cuvee. I love this place and so does my girlfriend. There are so many good restaurants in the area but I always eat at Cuvee once or twice a week when in town. So glad Tim and the gang are opening up another Cuvee on 98/30A. Can't wait. Be back in two weeks keep my seat warm. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was the best we had in the Destin area. It does a good job of being more than just a place serving mediocre fish dishes that you find with many places in the area. Highlights were the tomato soup, and lobster, but we were most impressed with the server who not only gave good advice but also seemed to actually like what he was doing and made for a great experience"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What a great find. We had no expectations and left looking forward to returning. The food was fantastic and the wine list although on the younger side had many great options. Ask for the bar menu too. The flatbreads make a great starter. Our waitress was attentive but not hovering. It was great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great service and excellent food. We had the New Zealand venison and the grouper and it was easily our best meal on the trip."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner. Wonderful service, extraordinary food (fried green tomatoes very different from The Whistle Stop Cafe; Grouper Vince is the best grouper we've ever had, dessert sampler is a real treat!). A gem anywhere, happy to find in Destin."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service is always impeccable. Food is the best in the area in my opinion. Don't miss the bone-on beef filet."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Outstanding food and the best service ever. Will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A really enjoyable place to dine. Good food with a wide variety of choices. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Been there many times, but this time had guests with us who had never eaten there.. they were thrilled! One had the duck and the other the halibut; said over and over hos great it was! Out waitress was ever so friendly and nice. Great evening we had!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time! Service was outstanding , Colin was our server. We would recommend this place to anyone who wants a romantic evening with delicious food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "One of the better Destin restaurants if not the best and very consistent."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Don't miss this place when in Destin. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was good, but not for the price. $9 for a wedge salad and $33 for a small steak is too much."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I was in Destin for a work trip and everyone that I dined with took me to seafood restaurants. I found Cuvee Bistro online and was happy to dine alone there. The service was stellar, the vegetarian options were mostly from the "sides" but they made a whole plate for me of the sides that I chose. It was the best meal I have had in a long time. The wine list is very good and the atmosphere was just right."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We always hit Cuvée during our visits to Destin. The staff is always courteous and efficient, and the food is second to none. Seafood is always fresh! Can't wait for our next visit."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "No doubt, some of the best food on the Emerald Coast. Server knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Kind and courteous, Reccomend reservations. and be sure to say hi to the cute dog at the hostess desk."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I have been to Cuvee before and really enjoyed it. However, this time I did not have as good an experience. The lighting was harsh and strange. Our waiter was nice but new and not very good. The food was mediocre. I just wanted a glass of wine rather than a bottle but there was not much offered that way. It seemed very overpriced for what we got out of it. With all the other great places to dine in Destin, I doubt I will be back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fabulous food! Outstanding service! Our third time to visit in 3 weeks and will return next week for a fantastic dinner. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "John and I had so much fun experiencing this place! It was so fun great food great atmosphere and great service! We will be back on our next vacation! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Noise level was very high at first, but a noisy table left to help quiet things down some. We had a very friendly and professional waiter who did an outstanding job. Food was very good and had an outstanding Pinot Noir. Very busy even on a Thursday night so make sure you have reservations during busy season. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We used to come to this restaurant when we came to Destin often while living in Biloxi. Since Katrina blew us away and we moved west, we have not been back to the area until now, over 10 years later. Visiting with friends from Toronto and Houston, we wanted to bring them to our favorite restaurant after their name change from Cuvee Beach. How pleasant to find this restaurant as wonderful and enjoyable as it was before! There have been some structural changes inside, but the terrific service began with the reservation-confirming phone call. An outstanding hostess seated us the second we walked in and handed us the perfect wine list. Yvonne did a great job with the creative menu and took care of us beyond our expectations. Thank you!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Every thing was sheer delight, including ambience, service, food, wine, and did we mention the service?"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We have been wanting to try Cuvee Bistro for quite a while. Just didn't get the chance. We were not disappointed. The service was awesome, the wait staff attentive but not overly burdensome. Food was very good, well presented and perfect size portions. Wine list is great with several choices for half bottles. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great Destin dinner choice. Wine menu is excellent and diverse dinner options. Duck was delicious! Happy hour (11am-9pm) is nice, but be careful since only food and a few drinks are discounted. Overall highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very vibrant atmosphere, super friendly wait staff... food was amazing and the chef was also very welcoming... we really enjoyed ourself and they deserve the awards they have won... One of a kind"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Delicious food and great server make for a fun evening with good friends!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "nice bar, good decor, good food. a little tourist-y (pushy bartenders, constantly-smiling hostess), but better than most panhandle choices. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We visited Cuvee on Spring Break. Nice place..the bar was crowded and lively, however, we had our 10 year old son with us. I would not recommend this place for children under 12 years old. Our waiter was good, however, he was way too attentive in which I mean he was at our table interacting and interrupted more than I typically care for when I dine out. The food was just average. My son's burger was so charbroiled that we threw it away. My steak was expensive and not the greatest and my husbands fish was a bit tough. Overall, it was just ok...nothing worth writing home about."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The service was great, but the food was underwhelming."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was very good. Wine choices were extensive and nice. But the service made our evening. Our waitress was accommodating of my hearing impairment, and she was attentive but not overbearing. She knew the menu and the wine list, and made some excellent recommendations. She took this place from above average to memorable. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We felt welcome from the moment we stepped inside. The European ambiance was easy - sophisticated bistro chic without being overdone or pompous. Our waiter, Colin, was delightful and knowledgeable. I had the wedge salad to start - the dressing and accoutrments were delicious, but would have preferred good old fashioned iceberg lettuce. Love, love, loved the eggplant medallions! And the foie gras, while being very, very rich, was devinely prepared. Disappointed only in the desserts. Key lime pie had a little too much lime and not enough creaminess for my taste and the creme brulee was a bit bland. All in all, however, we had a wonderful 3 hour dining experience with excellent service and food, worthy of any fine restaurant."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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