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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:
    Kitty Hawk
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "This as a great find at the Outer Banks. This is an established restaurant with delicious food and great service. We ordered seafood dishes and found them to be quite tasty. Although somewhat pricey, it was worth the cost. Flavorful dishes and luscious desserts made for a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I have to say, I had the best meal in OBX in last five years, my fish was so originally and creatively prepared that I can still taste that middle eastern cuscus and pickled peppers!!! No kids menu? No problem, they made the kids Mack & cheese to die for, and cooked a chicken for them to split. The wine list is extensive but Cali heavy, not my kind of list but has all the great napa wineries! It has some interesting wines like Musar, but their 3rd wine!!! Overall, I think it's the best place with great character, worth the 30 min drive from Duck!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food is outstanding...fun to watch the cooks cook in kitchen...waiter was unfriendly and rushed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ocean Boulavard has been a favorite of ours for years!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is our second trip to OBBMB. I recommend the restaurant for its creative menu choices, both land and sea based and special drink selections. The food is creatively prepared and delicious. The wine list while not huge (don't forget to check the reserve list also) presents a variety of selections at multiple price points and levels of taste. The true foodie and wine aficionado will be very satisfied with both the food and wine selections. Service was attentive helpful and polite. By the way there's an outdoor patio/serving area where live music is performed. It's a great place to finish off what's left of your wine or have an after dinner drink. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Every time my wife and I visit Ocean Boulevard we exceptionally pleased with our experience. It seems as if Donny, the owner, never stops reinventing the menu and offers a wonderful selection of exceptional food. Any time we take guests from out of town they cannot stop talking about the dining experience of Ocean Boulevard. We would rate it as our number one choice for fine dining especially fit for special occasions. The wait staff and ambience are also outstanding. As always, thank you for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food and service were both outstanding! I am a vegetarian and they have a special vegetarian menu, which I really appreciate. My fiance loved his steak too, so it was great for both of us. Ocean Boulevard is catering our wedding in the fall and we are very excited for our guests to share in their amazing food!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best seat in the house. Watch first hand as the chefs prepare your meal. You are only a few feet away from the action and questions are gladly received."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was spectacular and the food was great. Only a slight ocean view but there was also a musician out on the deck which was great to see."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Ocean Blvd has been a special place we go now and then. It can get a bit pricey, but the food has always been fantastic. It's always fresh and you can tell it's mostly all local seafood used here. If it's not fresh, it's not here. I had the swordfish and since it is not always fresh or in season seeing it as a special was a treat. It was fantastic and very fresh and not at all "fishy" which means it was fresh. My wife had the crab cake which is also only available when local blue crabs are in season. I don't much care about the martinis, but they seem popular with many that go here."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have eaten here four times now, and love the chic dining room, the amazing service, the small, inventive menu, and the ocean view. Our last dinner there was very good, but one of our mains (the tenderloin of beef) was medium, and we ordered it medium-rare. Ditto for the pork tenderloin. The other items were delicious. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "There were 9 of us for dinner. My meal personally was delicious. One person was not satisfied with her strip steak and thought it lacked flavor. I have been to Ocean Blvd. many times and not once have I been disappointed! It is our go to place for a great meal. We will continue to go there for a great meal and the best service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I always go back during my stay. started with a rye Manhattan and salad. tuna was the special fish for the day and its always good. great service. wonderful place"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Came early, sat on patio across from beach, Had a delicious fried green tomato appetizer with cocktails. At our reservation time we were lucky to be able to sit at the table with window overlooking beach on second floor. Just a special evening for two old folks eating great food at one of their favorite places we've been to.."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I love food... And Ocean Boulevard knows how to craft wonderful food! I chose the Chipotle Shrimp Chowder followed up with Pan Seared duck... Heavenly! My spouse choose the Daily soup special, a creamy Asparagus creation followed by the Pan Seared Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin. This made me wish that I had two stomachs so that I could have ordered another meal! The wait staff is professional, helpful and friendly, which made it more of a culinary experience than just a dinner out. The prices are very reasonable given that the rating system should have a "divine" check box. Make a reservation... Do it now! You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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 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