I had an awesome Malbec and
I had an awesome Malbec and chewy duck breast that could have been more flavorful. I did like the sauce the duck was in but it didn't contribute much flavor. I liked the cabbage that was paired with the duck but it didnt contribute much. Husband had a wonderfully flavorful stout beer and New York steak seasoned to make your taste buds pop. Good meal but not the best I've had there.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time dining
This was my first time dining at Southside Bistro and I was extremely impressed. My husband and I plan to visit as regulars. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accomodating. The food was unique and full of flavor. Well done, Jens!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always wonderful and innovative
Always wonderful and innovative food, attentive but not intrusive service.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, service and location.
Had to go and have my first Halibut of the year. Superb and the special appetizer was divine. This is truly a gem. There is always something innovative on the menu and everything is outstanding. We are frequent flyers at Southside Bistro.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought my niece in for
I brought my niece in for her first time and everything was excellent. We were seated at a nice booth on the Bistro side which is my favorite area. The food was great and so was the service. Southside Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Anchorage!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The filet is always the best!
The filet is always the best! And wine choices are vast. Enjoy!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southside Bistro never disappoints!
Southside Bistro never disappoints! Perfect for 'lunch with the ladies".
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have and will continue to
I have and will continue to enjoy Southside Bistro. The staff is great and the food is always about perfect.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I felt welcomed the moment
I felt welcomed the moment I walked into the resturant. We were greated with a smile and taken to our table right away. The service was great, the menu offered something for everyone, the food was excellent. They had a great wine list too. I regret not saving room for dessert!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great neighborhood
Good food, great neighborhood location, great service, reasonable pricing. What more can you ask ?
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food every time.
Excellent food every time. Creative food presentations. Pleasant wait staff. One of my most favorite places to eat. Convenient for those of us who live in south Anchorage.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
On a grey spring day in Anchorage, this is the perfect place to meet with friends. Southside's cheerful, yet classy environment is welcoming. Aromas from the kitchen will wake up your senses when you walk in the door. My dish was delicious and plentiful, and the service -perfect. A quality experience every time. Thank you!!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southside Never Disappoints
As per usual, the food is fantastic, the servers friendly and efficient. Hard to get a seat at the bar unless you get there early; when you do, the bartenders are awesome and the owner is often behind the bar chatting it up with customers. This is a great 'local' (for south Anchorage) restaurant.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pasta and dessert...calam
Excellent pasta and dessert...calamari a little tough...fresh salad!! Great pizza!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great eggplant appetizer, delicious pork schnitzel, wonderful peach raspberry cobbler, exquisite presentation. Only complaints-chairs uncomfortable
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dessert lacks sparkle
The entrees are wonderful, the service superb. Unfortunately though, dessert never lives up to it's predecessor: the appetizer or entree. It's not so much that a better variety is needed, it's that the items on the list actually need to be improved. None of them are memorable. And it's a shame. Southside Bistro's food is fantastic, why should the desserts be any less important, or less wonderful?
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, been one
Great restaurant, been one of my favorites for several years now. Our choices of wine were excellant. Loved the romaine salad, as well as the scallops. Great service.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food done right. The best staff of any restaurant in Anchorage. This is definitely our "go to" place for all occasions!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and ambience
After all these years the quality of food remains excellent, as does the service. Great variety from lighter fare to full dinners and always fresh Alaskan offerings when available.
A favorite place for meeting with friends or a special occasion. Always at the of my recommendation list.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very great experience
It was a very great experience for my boyfriend and I. The food was delicious and the waiter was just so attentive. I recommend this place to anyone who wants delicious food and great service. Will definitely be going again.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Occasions
Visited South Side Bistro for a special occasion with friends. I deeply enjoyed the eggplant appetizer. Presentation was excellent, food and sauces with the appetizer were great, and the garnish of goat cheese was a very nice touch. I had the halibut special which was cooked just right with an accompanying sauce which added to the taste and the vegetables (beans, broccoli) were firm and tasty. My wife had the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection. For dessert, you can never go wrong with the cobbler. Enjoy!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great...!!! I had the special, a fish plate which was salmon and probably the best I have ever had. Booking a table was easy and worked out really well. Special request for a booth was honored.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love it
We go as often as we can fit it in. Always great specials using local and just picked ingredients.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place to dine. Great food, service, and atmosphere.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regulars and they always have something new and interesting to offer as well as old favorites. The rockfish was excellent!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We just visited there this week to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful, delicious wine and dessert to share. The service was great as always. They even did a special dessert for us for our special night.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As one of our favorite spots this was a great choice for our 40th anniversary.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience
Once again the Southside Bistro exceeded expectations. Great waiter with wonderful recommendations and a hint of nonchalance that was engaging. The food, of course, from the oysters, to the filet mignon, to the desert wine was unreal. This is probably the best dining experience in Anchorage and we have tried many. It is a bit out of the way, but worth the drive even if you are staying or living downtown.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous local foods, paired
Fabulous local foods, paired with great wine. We always have a fine time whenever dine at the Bistro.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service, food and feeling!
Southside Bistro truly makes you feel welcome when you are dining with them. The food is wonderful, service is the best and we just love the atmosphere.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food - Excellent Service
Made a reservation while on vacation based on internet reviews. We were seated exactly at reservation time, Allowed to carry over our bar bill (wine) to the dinner table - appreciated! Greeted by our knowledgeable server almost immediately - brought more wine and allowed us time to select from the menu. Was very helpful to insure that my partner, who is allergic to most nuts, would be able to avoid this in any food ordered. The Ribeye Steak was incredibley tasty and cooked to perfection. The Filet Minon special - while not as 'tasty' as the ribeye was more tender and cooked beautifully as it was ordered medium well - and it was! Portions are quite generous and we were sad not to be able to order desert. Next time!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Southside Bistro for our anniversary. My husband enjoyed the steak and tomato soup, and I really liked the obviously homemade Caesar salad dressing.
The pasta was a little TOO al dente for my liking; I wish I would have just added a protein to my salad for an entree, instead of the pasta.
But the dessert, amazing! We ordered three, as we couldn't decide...the fruit crêpes were my favorite! And they devoted out plates with HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in scripted chocolate. It was a very nice touch.
We will definitely return.
I do wish our server would have smiled..:she wasn't rude, but she wasn't friendly either. A smile would have helped. Our order was receiver accurately and everything was served in a timely fashion.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner and wine!
The food was delicious, as always! The you for the great service and the wine recommendations. Just wonderful, as always!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all enjoyed our entrees, from the pasta special to the lamb chops, yum!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Southside Bistro is the only place in town where the food and service are consistently excellent. This is why we keep coming back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Excellent and Enjoyable
We have never had an unpleasant time at Southside Bistro. The food is always delicious, the servers professional, clean and very friendly. Absolutely one of our very favorite places to dine in Anchorage.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Go To Neighborhood Restaurant
We love South Side Bistro, everything about it. The use of local seafood, meats and produce is of special interest. The fact that vegetables aren't just garnish but an integral part of the meal is very pleasing. The creative, seasonal and every changing menu and amazing tasting food will keep us regulars.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best value for fine dining in ANC
As always, we loved it. I always appreciate the interesting and creative use of local veggies-not as a garnish but an integral part of the meal.
We took two friends who were in AK for some fishing and they loved it too.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was perhaps my fourth or fifth visit to Southside Bistro and I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed. Considering that I live about 4,000 miles away, this is one indication of how much we like this place.The food, the service and the ambiance were all excellent.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live 10 minutes away from the Southside Bistro, and we dine here frequently, both lunch and dinner. The hostesses are consistently friendly and informative. The wait staff is truly superb in their knowledge, attentiveness and pleasant demeanor. And then there's the food. Every dish is prepared and plated with the aim of pleasing the eye and palate of the diner. Lately, we've liked the chipotle skirt steak. The hamburger is wonderful, and we often split a salad and the burger.
Southside Bistro is a real neighborhood gem, but we would drive across town to partake. Highly recommended.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food,not so great service
the food at the Bistro was excellent, very well prepared and presented. the server I had seemed to be ocupied with other things I had to ask for more water and wine, the server I had did not pay attention to her guests, Overall the dininig experience was great!!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I met a friend for dinner at South Side Bistro. My friend is leaving Alaska for good, so it was truly a special occasion for me. We had a wonderful meal, the halibut was delicious, then we stayed and visited for quite some time. The wait staff did not rush us out and we were able to enjoy each other's company for one last time. This created a really nice time for us to remember, thank you Southside Bistro.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this experience. From the time we walked in, to walking out, it was all wonderful. They honored my table request, and had the perfect table waiting for us. The server was friendly and so very helpful, and the rest of the staff looked like they were enjoying their jobs. The food was immaculate; I had the scallops/shrimp and my dad had the ribeye. Everything was beyond our expectations and we left feeling like that was one of the best dining experiences we have had. Highly recommended and we will be back soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff. Good food. Reasonably priced for anchorage . A good dining experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had a most enjoyable lunch. Our server was so nice! We were able to enjoy our lunch and have a "catch-up" conversation without feeling rushed. Really appreciated the friendliness and attentiveness of our server.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday for Mom
We took my 84 yr old mother out to dinner for her birthday. The staff all wished her a happy birthday and were very kind to her. Food was great as always!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Treasure
The crew at Southside is well groomed, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I have never had a bad meal there.
The oysters are crisp, the soup is hot, the bread is always perfect, the seafood is second to none, the pasta is al dente and oh - the duck! The steaks aren't half bad either.
Jens is a master at his art and his crew are clearly cherished. I see the same people month after month, year after year. Sometimes predictability is a good thing!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost Outstanding Overall
The filet minion that two of us had was not as tender as the last time we ordered it and had a little grizzle in it. Service was superior.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good and so was the service. I was sat at one of the side tables, which was not very comfortable. The place had a weird smell when we went, but I got over it once the food arrived.
They brought bread to the table which was great, but there was no butter or salt.
I oredered the mussels (ok), the calamari (very good) and a thin crust pizza (good-very home-made-like).
Overall I had a good experience.
The food seemed fresh, and unpretentious, which I liked.
I would go back and recommend people this restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful meal and the birthday dessert was presented so elegantly! Always great food and the staff is incredible!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM