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Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar
Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar
  • Address:
    4700 N Virginia Dare Trail
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
    Neighborhood:
    Outer Banks
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://obbistro.com
  • Phone: (252) 261-2546
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Weekdays
    5:00pm-10:00pm Weekends
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Donny King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, 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: We are capable of providing food and cocktails for a large variety of events, on- or off-premise. We often host birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinners, etc. in the restaurant. For larger events such as wedding receptions and large scale anniversary parties, we can cater in your rental property or selected banquet area with a full scale, personally designed menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Within the restaurant, we are capable of seating as many as 22 people upstairs for a semi-private event. In our wine room, we can accommodate up to 12. If needed, we can book the downstairs dining area to handle up to 60.
  • Private Party Contact: Donny King (252) 261-2546
  • Entertainment: After Dinner (10:00pm) on Friday Nights we offer live music with local and regional bands until 1:30am. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, we often have a solo acoustic performer on our Oceanside patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eckner St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our private lot is on the side of the restaurant by the front door. When the lot becomes full, we have access to alternate lots in cooperation with the Barrier Island Property Group.
A word from Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar is an upscale dining restaurant on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We pride ourselves in using fresh local and regional ingredients, in season, to create interesting and flavorful meals. We have a comprehensive wine list and have been awarded "Best of the Beach - 2014" for our Martini Bar. We also have an oceanside patio, across the street from the beach, for drinks and waiting.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I think the Best of the Banks. Great Manhattan to start! Salads and beef tips to start things off. main dishes of chicken, crab cakes and tuna provided for another wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A trip to the Outer Banks is not complete without dinner at Ocean Boulevard. I don't consider myself to be a "foodie" but I do travel extensively and spend more than 300 nights "on the road". The idea of just "one more dinner out" as opposed to just a quiet meal at the cottage is always overcome by the fact that Ocean Boulevard provides for an outstanding "dining" experience in a setting where one is made to feel like a welcome guest. I always tend toward the swordfish - it's always prepared differently (my favorite was "poached in parchment") - but I have often deferred my - "at the beach/eat seafood" mentality and had the duck. The best part of Ocean Boulevard is the service; it's not the "kids of summer" trying to make a quick buck."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "OB never fails to deliver terrific food flavors and presentation. Chef Mike is the best. The veal shortrib appetizer was yummy. Sitting at the chefs counter always adds to the experience. We love this place."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We live in Nags Head, where are many fun and funky "tropical" OVERCROWDED bars and nice restaurants. Ocean Blvd is definitely and ADULT, classy scene. There were NO screaming children sitting at the bar -- like you can find in most of the funky OBX bars (ANNOYING). If you have a special occasion in which you would like a peaceful, romantic, fabulous tasting fresh food, Ocean Blvd is your place. They have a Martini Menu to die for... I love the Hot and Dirty... Delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First visit and the food and the martini were outstanding! Great decor and a wonderful view if you are lucky enough to get a window seat! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The atmosphere was quiet and intimate. Perfect for a dinner date with your significant other. Laid back and warm environment"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have eaten at Ocean Blvd. several times. The food has always ben excellent and uniquely prepared! I also like that the owners are in the house and circulate among the customers."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is always fresh, inventive and delightful. The menu is varied and cutting edge. Service is great and staff is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For years this has been a favorite spot. However, we were very disappointed in our visit this time. Instead of experiencing of the energy and conviviality if the atmosphere downstairs, our party of 3 were placed upstairs where the ambience was totally dead except for the constant running up and fun the stairs of the waitstaff or guests needing to use the bathrooms. We feltike children banished to the attic Ocean Boukevatd's signature bac and cheese was a hit, as always, and the beef tenderloin was thoroughly enjoyed. However, the cream of asparagus soup was not that good. We have had better elsewhere. The salad, eh. And the cappuccino machine broken. Needless to say this leaves us wanting to go dine elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our third or fourth time at Ocean Blvd. As before, our meal was excellent. My wife and I each had a different fish special. Each was prepared and presented excellently. Our wines by the glass were great compliments to the entrees. About the only downer was that service was very slow. Since this had never happened to us before, I can only attribute it this time to the very crowded Memorial Day weekend. Plenty of tables were just being seated at 9:00. We make it to the Outer Banks once a year, and dining at Ocean Blvd is always on our lists of "must do's"."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Ocean Blvd is our Favorite place to eat. Living just down the street we always try to go once a month... The food is always special and we have never had a bad meal.. Make sure you try the specials ...great fish dishes Great Bar, Wonderful associates, good food A must when you come to the Beach Great specials,"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As we have for over a decade, my family continued our tradition of dining at OB twice during our family week on the Banks. Whenever my husband and I are on the Banks, we eat here multiple times as well. Everyone is always courteous and takes a moment to check in on our dining experience, even if they are swamped with no tables free. It is worth making a reservation in advance to enjoy dinner here."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with dinner at Ocean Boulevard. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect for an anniversary celebration. This restaurant is perfect for special occasions at the beach."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It is a great restaurant with out standing food and service is great. Would recommend it for everyone."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My wife and I had been to Ocean Blvd once before and were glad we returned. Often the banquette style seating turns me off, but in this case we were seated next to a charming couple from VA Beach. They had been served just moments before we sat down and as we considered our order offered that the Mahi special was really very special. My wife took that and she later confirmed that it was wonderful. I had some other fish entre that I am embarrassed not to be able to name, but I know it was also very good. We chatted with VA Beach through much of dinner then had desert and Irish coffee after they left. We will visit Ocean Blvd again next year."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and professional. The bartenders (Tom & Dennis) were very knowledgeable and interesting conversationalists. The food and deserts were outstanding. We highly recommend this venue for both the bar and dining room. Great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Outer Banks for a weekend getaway to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a special place to have dinner and remembered eating at Ocean Blvd several years ago. When I made the reservation online, I had included a note asking for a special table becuase it was our anniversary. THey put us in a private room next to a huge window overlooking the water! It was beautiful! We love Caesar salads but this one was more lemony than usual but equally delicious. The NY strip was slightly overcooked but still delicious and the sides were amazing! We topped off dinner with a yummy creme' brulee that was on the house because it was our anniverary! What a pleasant surprise! Great experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I came to Ocean Blvd Bistro because I was looking for a special place to take my prom date and I can honestly say I was not disappointed at all. The service was perfect, the food was spectacular, some of the tables are a bit close, but it is not bad at all I would absolutely recommend Ocean Blvd Bistro to a friend. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I annually return to Oceans Blvd. each year, typically for my birthday. Each year we have been happy, but this year they were off. Though they new it was my birthday (we told them when we made the reservation), they never once said anything. The Server, who we have had in the past, was disconnected and seemed "off." While we all have off days...the food was still just okay. We passed on dessert (which we never do) because there was nothing on their that impressed us. Bottom line: we were disappointed. We both agreed to skip this place for awhile. We need some time to "miss it" before we go back again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Ocean Boulevard is a treasure. A knowledgeable staff makes sure you don't miss anything that might appeal to you. The chefs create exquisite combinations but won't hesitate to adjust your meal to your special needs or desires. If you are a martini drinker their menu is extensive and their wine list offers choices for the finest palate. Along with all of this is the casual, laid back beach feeling that allows for shorts and sandals although most diners "dress up" a little for this treat. (Here "dress up" is a collared shirt and slacks for the gents!) "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "OB has been a favorite of mine for many years. The food quality remains consistently high and the service is usually very good. The dining room has a comfortable appearance but the noise level and seating selection diminish what would otherwise be a very relaxing experience. My only other criticisms relate to portion size and menu variety. I'd like to see more seafood on your menu and would appreciate more frequent changes to reflect the seasonality of available local seafood . OB commands one of the highest price points per entrée on the Outer Banks and therefore portion size should never be an issue. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, friendly, knowledgable staff, very well-prepared food!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Donny works on the floor harder than any owner/chef I've ever seen. Excellent food, service, dining environment, and even a vegetarian menu which I use. Although I wouldn't recommend bringing children (sometimes adults just want an hour not ruined by kids), my 5 year old always finds something she likes. I forgot the candle for my sister's favorite desert which she chose after her birthday dinner. Not a problem. Several members of the staff remembered my not in my reservation. They placed a candle in the chocolate gateau and wrote Happy 21st Birthday in chocolate sauce around the plate. It looked gorgeous. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "One of the best dining establishments on the Outer Banks. We have dined there every year since opening & never had a bad experience. Excellent food & staff."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Charming, unpretentious restaurant. The staff was very welcoming and seated us immediately. Waitress could not have been nicer and helpful. We had a wonderful dinner. It is obvious that the chef is a master of his trade and know exactly on how to pair food to create delectable dishes. We had an appetizer with soft shell crabs (a special) that was out of this world. This is the perfect destination for a nice dinner, maybe for a date or to enjoy great food with your friends. We omcwill be definitely back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were looking for a great fine dining experience for our anniversary, but found that it came up quite short. While at the bistro our food was ordered and we had only received our first course within an hour and 15 minutes of being seated. After receiving our first course we only saw our waiter once, if that, in between the time we received our first and second courses. When we got our food, I felt that my fish was under cooked after my temp. request was made and planned to tell the waiter but he never came back around until I was almost finished with my meal. The staff wasn't rude, but we felt that we were not served well at all and felt unimportant. When we spent $75 on a meal we felt our experience was quite lackluster. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day brunch. The food selections were unique and delicious and the pomegranate mimosas were the topper!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As always amazing food and the best service!! Our waiter, Greg Bailey, took great care of us!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Four of us went there on a Saturday night. The place was pretty crowded and the noise level was uncomfortable until the place thinned out a bit. The food was quite good, particularly for a beach restaurant, and the waitress was as nice as can be, but it too a very long time to get our entrees and even longer to get dessert. I would go back, but there may be better choices."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our three course meals. Will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "this was our 3rd visit. Hard to believe that the experience can keep getting better! Starts with an incredible wine list. We focused on the food specials this trip. One of the best restaurants on the outer banks."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Two Monkfish specials were average at best, Quail appetizer was not good, two fish of the day off an alternative menu were not served correctly (rice instead of mashed potatoes and veggies, veggies was corrected. Waiter seemed confused. Bill was not correct when presented. We have heard many good things about them, so it was an off night at best. Also, since they are a pricier alternative at OBX they should not have this sort of problem. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Ocean Blvd is a must for great, fresh food on the outer banks. If you are gluten free and or vegetarian, this is your place."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This place is one of the few games in town with the chance of high quality food mixed with great atmosphere and great service. Although we enjoyed our dinning experience, our food was under seasoned and the service was average. I'd still recommend giving this place a try if you are in town. Expect to pay 5 to 10 dollars more per plate than worth."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Best meal my wife and I have had in a long time ... and we eat out often."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was good but not great. The last couple of times I have been there the food has not been up to their usual superb standards. All four of our fish entres were overcooked. The sauces were nice. Deserts were okay. I am disappointed that OB is not giving us their best efforts."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This is my favorite spot on OBX and they outdid themselves last Friday night! The food is gourmet AND plentiful portions - hard to find sometimes! Music on Friday nights so they stay open late. Fun scene and great food!!! The folks there are fantastic- owner and wait staff were very friendly. Great place - GO!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent service as always. Food (I had the tuna, My wife had the shellfish topped with a sword fish medallion) was superb with a nice little spicey kick with the accompanying potatoe/ veggie hash.Wonderful reasonably priced wine and great view. What else do you need ?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Confident staff and excellent food always makes for a satisfying dining experience. Looking forward to our next meal at Ocean Boulevard."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was our third year at Ocean for their St. Patricks Day dinner. The food was excellent as always. Their service is warm, attentive, but never intrusive. Just love it."
    Dined on 3/17/2014