Both my wife and I had fish, 2 different dishes. Both were cooked perfectly, moist and tender. We enjoyed the dishes but felt the flavors were OK, not Wow. Presentation was great. Prices were toward the high side, especially for the wine list. While the beer glasses are attractive, the long/tall shape tends to drive too much carbonation out of the beer too quickly so it tastes flat by the time it's half-way gone.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Sunday Brunch was fantastic.
Easter Sunday Brunch was fantastic. I loved the very 1st brunch @ the Bristo! All the food that should have been hot was & whatever the food that was to be served chilled was! It was a great meal to meet with future family...................!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, both
The food was fantastic, both of what I had and my wife had fell apart in our mouths it was so good!! We were very satisfied and will go again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. The staff works
Great service. The staff works very to make your your evening a pleasurable experience.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day Brunch
Went here for the 1st time for Mother's Day Brunch and it was amazing!!!!! Loved all the options and the staff was great!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always you are treated
As always you are treated very special when you walk in. For a Mother's Day brunch there was no long lines or cold food. Everything was wonderful. The wait staff is so attentive. I love this resaurant and even though it is a 45 minute ride for us to come from Julington Creek we will always go there.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great brunch!
I was looking forward to the prime rib all week long, and NBB did not disappoint. It was excellent!
NBB has a great approach to brunches for my taste: quality, not quantity. Every dish is tasty and each would easily stand on its own a la carte style.
Service was on the slow side (which is unusual).
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, seating was be
Great food, seating was be poor. A booth in a corner away from anything . Terrible.....
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Timer...Won't be my Last
I enjoyed this place. It has an open kitchen and some very good food. Our waiter was friendly and eager to please. I will look very forward to going back!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Private romantic booth, excellent attentive service, shared two great dinner specials (tuna and pork), excellent dessert, could hear the band from the bar but not overwhelming. The Owner engaged us as well.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative Cooking and Great Service
North Beach Bistro is an oasis of high quality food and thoughtful service in the midst of the fast food that is most of Atlantic Beach. Good drinks, good food, and a chef who seems to really care about what he's doing. This one is a winner that has never let us down.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
My boyfriend and I are new to the area and tried out North Beach Bistro based on an online recommendation. We were seated immediately in a quiet comfortable booth. Our server, Mark, was excellent. He was very knowledgable about all of the items on the menu and answered my questions as I have some dietary concerns. We enjoyed appetizers, salad, entrees and dessert so we got ot experience a good portion of the menu. You can tell the food is prepared with care and every bite was delicious. Mark checked on us regularly, brought out all the extra items we needed immediately and his recommendations were right on! We will definitely be back!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. The service was excellent, Mark
was our waiter. Nice restaurant. Bar section loud but separate
so you don't hear until leaving restaurant .
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
no less than great
We were amazingly pleased with the food quality and flavor and topped out with the excellent service of a great waiter.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit...
Our first visit and it was very good. Only down side was that by our 8:15 reservation they were already out of two of the specials and the server didn't tell us until we were ready to order. But the grouper we decided on was excellent. Will come back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time favorite
Our waitress was very good to make sure I understood the tuna would be raw. I did not understand that, as I never tried a tuna steak before that night. The tuna steak was not really my cup of tea, but it wasn't bad, and everything else on the plate was amazing. I was glad I tried it, because I really wanted something different.
We love this restaurant so much, we'll be back tomorrow night.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Beach is a Keeper
I enjoyed North Beach Bistro very much. Food was good and the service was fine. A little pricey but still worth it.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely, quiet restaurant
A lovely, quiet restaurant with great food and excellent service!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love all the wonderful choices on th dinner menu. It went from a delicious burger to a fine steak with everything in between. And the peach bread pudding was fabulous!!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Visit
Really enjoy going to North Beach Bistro - usually stop in the bar for a happy hour drink (or two) and some appetizers and find that can make a meal (and the bar staff is top notch, so, why leave to get a table), sometimes we go to the dining side for a booth. Mark has been the server of choice of late, very knowledgeable, attentive, efficient service and find that his suggestions based on our likes and dislikes have been spot on (i.e. NBB - you're lucky to have him I think). Enjoyed a fresh fish special last night and keep on doing what you do. Thanks
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 8 at dinner
We had a group of 8 at dinner for a friends birthday. This was my first time going there and the food was very good. I had the tuna on the menu and it was quite tasty. All of the other dishes looked good as well. I'd definitely go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an unknown/off the beaten
What an unknown/off the beaten path GREAT FOOD & SERVICE restaurant. A true hidden gem. I had the Vermillion Snapper - truly awesome flavor, perfectly cooked and altho the whole fish, so very easy to take apart since it was perfectly cooked. My husband had the fresh grouper that was also outstanding. When next there, we will DEFINITELY return especially when you also get 1000 points at certain times.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was wonderful and the chef's special, exactly that! Creme Brulee was amazing! perfect size to share with another after a scrumptious dinner!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Dave's food is amazing!!!
Chef Dave's food is amazing and we actually got to meet him this time which was awesome. We've been 4 times now and we haven't had anything less than amazing which I've never been able to say at any restaurant before in my life. That's how good this place is.....
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here multiple
We have dined here multiple times and love the food each time we go. I would recommend this for a couples outing, especially if someone is watching your kids and you just need a great dinner out alone. I would recommend their bread pudding as the chef knows what he is doing.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday afternoon in the bar
North Beach Bistro has the best bar for watching sports (the lighting really works for watching the screens AND seeing your food!)... the chairs are super comfortable and the bartender is very knowledgeable and efficient. They offer a great bar menu with more than the usual fare, plus you can order off the full menu. My husband got the Kobe beef burger and I got the whole fish (Vermillion snapper). Both were over the top good!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Gem by the Sea
North Beach Bistro is a "Gem Near Neptune Beach" restaurant with delectable food and excellent wine choices, wonderful ambience, and outstanding personable service. Each time we visit this restaurant we have had Mark as our server and his service is impeccable! His recommendations for entrees and wine have never been a disappointment. He provides just the right amount of service..."not the least bit overbearing" and never "nowhere to be seen"! We highly recommend this restaurant to those with discerning culinary and wine tastes!
Two Nit-Picky People
Craig and Janice T.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit out of park, again!
We started w/cheese plate, which was excellent. Portions of 2 cheese were small and hard to share and too little toast was provided. We received more toast quickly and decided this was our favorite app there. We then shared the fried green tomato app which was delicious, tho sparse on goat cheese. Entrees of pan seared grouper special and bouillabaisse were outstanding. The latter is a tad spicy and served w/o rice, but with plenty of seafood. The bread pudding dessert was a take on bananas foster, which was hard to identify, but delicious nonetheless. Our service was good. We will return yet again, and so will our dining companions. It was their first visit. They couldn't believe they had not heard about this wonderful restaurant before.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Romantic Dinner
Ate on a wednesday light sort of after the rush, 8PM. The restaurant part of the bistro was almost empty. Few tables scattered throughout the building, so the noise level was perfect. Plus the booths are pretty romantic as they are very private.
Enjoyed the Mahi Mahi special, and the calamari! The Basil Grapefruit martini was a bit heavy on the basil side, but still refreshing.
The Chocolate Aphrodisiac (Molten Cake) was huge! Definitely big enough for the table to split! For two it was too much!
Fantastic food! Always have had a great brunch there! Crabcake benedict is phenomenal!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, hidden gem
North Beach Bistro is consistently wonderful with great food and awesome service. Overall, a fabulous dining experience again and again.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit to N.Beach Bistro
We had the Mahi and the Flat bread for entrees.....presentation was great, but the fish just didn't have very much bold flavor.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for our Anniversary. The food was GREAT!!!!. This restaurant is the best of both worlds. One side is live and jumping, while the side I chose was nice calm and romantic. I think that is a unique feature. I had flowers sent to the restaurant earlier in the day and they kept them for me and had waiting on the table when we arrived.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner. Starting with the always tasty stuffed risotto balls, of which I could eat my body weight if allowed. I had a special red snapper prepared with a cream and tart cherry sauce that was very good. My wife greatly enjoyed her short ribs over artisan grits. She also had a nice glass of Gregg Norman Shiraz. There is plenty of variety among apps and entrees but only one or two desserts per night. We do wish that was a bit more expanded.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the elegant yet relaxed feel of this place. The menu has many great and interesting choices which are afforable. We went out to celebrate a birthday with long time friends and we all had amazing and tasty dishes that we all had a taste of. The live music in the bar area which is away from the dining area is a really nice way to enjoy a drink before dinner or while waiting on your table. They had a good wine list and the staff is friendly and they know there stuff. I would sugest making a reservation, they are busy on the weekends. We can not wait to go back again for another special night out.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, quiet atmosphere.
My friends and I specifically wanted to be able to talk and catch up. The service was excellent and the ambiance was very good. We all ordered different dishes, I had Bouillabaisse without the mussels. it was outstanding. The house Red was also delicious. The wait staff were very courteous and helpful - even when we were the last ones to get up and leave nobody bothered us,. Will definitely go back. A great experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night spot!
The atmosphere, noise level, and food was simply outstanding! This was the first time the wife and I went to North Beach Bistro for dinner. The restaurant was cozy and quiet enough for private conversations without yelling. The staff were great - the food was delicious. My wife loved the candle and fresh flowers on the table. If you want good food, good drinks, and a smiling partner, go here!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice casual restaurant. Good
Nice casual restaurant. Good food, friendly waiters. Outstanding menu.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Spot in the neighborhood
This was a relaxed,enjoyable meal. We were not rushed through dinner and enjoyed our wine & appetizer. Mark was wonderful answering questions and describing preparations especially the entrees. I couldn't pass up the risotto and the scallops were perfectly caramelized. My guest chose the bouillabaisse which was tasty & full of seafood. The crusty bread is perfect for dipping. NBB is fine dining in the perfect relaxed beach bistro atmosphere.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
North Beach gets the freshest fish. Tonight's preparation with pumpkin seeds and butternut squash was to die for! My husband had the spicier grouper off the main menu and he was very happy as well. Our server recommended a wine perfect for our tastes, and reasonably priced. Great evening!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Among the Best at the Beach!
This was our second trip to NBB and it was a toss-up as to what was better, the food or the service. My wife stuck with the same dish as the first time, the ridiculously decadent Chicken Mac n Cheese. I went with the Pumpkin Seed Crusted Grouper daily special, and we were both thrilled with our dinner. The fish was cooked absolutely perfect! Our waiter was attentive, yet not overbearing, and gave great advice and recommendations. NBB is sure to be a long term success because they really get it!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
this was a very nice experience - the staff is incredible!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM