Perfect to celebrate
My husband and I were celebrating two specail events: our wedding and his birthday. The food was amazing! We had the stuffed olives and martini's to start, followed by the scallops and lamb ravioli starters. These were both great. The Scallops were cooked perfectly and the lamb ravioli was rich and yummy. For the main course I got the Duck and he got the Lamb. Both were cooked perfectly and paired with very interesting but perfect flavor combinations. We had a pretty early reservation that let us have a great table with a view in a room almost totally to ourselves. My only complaint was that the restaurant was freezing! Yes it was June but a very mild night and they had the AC blasting. Luckily I had a cardigan out in the car.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to Ocean Boulevard frequently
We go to Ocean Boulevard frequently. We often take guests because we know the food and service will be great. And they take reservations. Few restaurants in this tourist area accept reservations.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance was lovely...we started out w some signature Martini's and that alone was a great sign of good things to come. Can't tell you all...but the menu was to die for. We ordered half of the appetizer menu and had to hold back on the other goodies. The place had the feel of a metropolitan eatery. Overall, we were pleased. Definitely deserves a second visit...the staff was on point! Great way to start off our family vacation
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
drinks, food Awesome
Started with a great Rye Manhattan, salad and great Mai Mai. Will be back!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here before and would go back
Dined early which gave us a head start on the crowd that eventually filled the restaurant by 7 pm. They called to confirm the open table reservation. POSITIVES: freshness of food, she crab soup, portion size, daily specials, friendly smiling staff, NEGATIVES: fillet slightly over cooked, server became became absent absent as the place got full, (there was a large party upstairs), limited dessert menu. All in all still great quality.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Spot in OBX
We have been going to the Outer Banks for the past 6 years. We eat out once or twice when we are there and make a habit out of going to Ocean Blvd every year. Other places have been very good but Ocean Blvd is by far our favorite.
Intriguing menu with eclectic ingredients. This past week, I orderd the Puppy Drum (mild white fish) with bay scallops, fennel, polenta, and pickled beets. It was OUTSTANDING. I don't really enjoy beets but they enhanced the dish tremendously. I enjoy cooking but I have never used fennel with fish, so when I saw that I had to give it a shot. Loved it!! My wife had the grilled swordfish with asparagus, spinach and soft potato croquette that was also OUTSTANDING!!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great seafood. doby with polenta
great seafood. doby with polenta and a fried eggplant patty. one of my fav. great flavors in each of the dishes, truly worth it. twice in same week.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
beach Outer Banks restaurant
This was our favorite dinner - is now above the Blue Point on our list of beach restaurants
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little Gem
We have dined at this restaurant annually on summer vacation since they opened. Always consistently good food and a nice wine selection. They always seem to find unique ways to prepare their offerings from both the land and sea with a good variety of both.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean Blvd has become one of our regular "go to" restaurants at the beach both in season and off season. Always consistent and fresh. Servers always friendly and efficient. Willing to accommodate special dietary/allergy needs. For those who don't usually go in for martinis, make an exception and try a Bellintini.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome the second time around!
We have dined at Ocean Blvd twice now. The first time, the food was great, but the atmosphere was lacking in a way. My husband was impressed enough to give it another go, and we made reservations for this year. They have changed the layout of the restaurant since we last dined, and we much preferred the new layout. In fact, our table even had a view of the ocean! As usual, the food was amazing. If you can't decide what to get, I strongly recommend the crab cake; it was the best one I had the whole week I was at the beach. Thanks for a great dinner date with my husband!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite OBX restaurant
We've been coming here for years and OB never disappoints With their innovative menu, fresh food and excellent wine list, OB always delivers. We always start at the bar for cocktails after a day at the beach and then finish with the macadamia nut tart. Coming here is always a must while here.....my favorite.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great culinary experience
My husband and I went with our granddaughter and her friend, and each of our dishes was amazing. We had the duck breast, half chicken, tuna special, and pork saltimbocca. All were cooked perfectly. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this place.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean boulevard review
Excellent martini bar a great start to a wonderful evening beach dining experience. Experienced staff, well prepared and wonderful tasting food. Highly recommended for parents looking for an evening getaway.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going back before we go home!
After eating much "typical" vacation food and going to places where you had to wait long for a table this was refreshing. The food was the best we had had since on vacation. Upscale and fresh. Flavor pairings were unique and delicious! We are passing up on going to a tourist type place on out last night and bringing out family here. Nice to e able to make a reservation and not have to show up and sit forever for a table. Especially with kids.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to this restaurant every
We go to this restaurant every year we are in the outer banks and it does not disappoint. Great food, great atmosphere and very attentive staff.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we made the drive
We made the drive from Corolla and were not disappointed. Service was top notch and we even had the owner recommend the wine. Dinner was intimate and the food was great. Highly recommend you stop into this hidden gem. Will comeback next year.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place down in
Our favorite place down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We go there every time we are down at the beach together without the kids... Food and service are always good. Had a delicious cab with dinner. Would recommend to anyone vacationing there except it's not a kid place. Leave the kids with Grandma and take yourself out for the evening...
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One if our favorites every
One if our favorites every year while vacationing in OBX!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here on several
We have eaten here on several occasions. I found the noise level for some reason to be extremely loud and almost prevented dinner talk at a normal voice level. The several lettuce salad hadd too much dressing and I felt the servioce of our Server(John) greatly tapered off as the meal went on.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been enjoying this fine establishment for at least the past 9 years during our annual trip to the OBX. Ocean Blvd has become a must-dine and we typically have dinner here twice in one week( this is the only restaurant we agree to repeat within one week as there is always something else on the menu we want to try!). The service is always excellent, seafood is fresh and delicious, great wine list, creative entrees, and delicious homemade desserts.... I could go on, but I think I made my point!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 4th visit to OB. We cheated and went somewhere else last year but came back as this is THE best restaurant on the outer banks. Cant wait for next year!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit and better
Our second visit and better than the first. Food is outstanding, service was excellent - the server really knew her menu and was attentive w/o being overbearing...we'll be back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food when you need to
Solid food when you need to escape the fried seafood and burgers at the beach. A little pricey but fresh and creative food. Not a great place for the kids.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been too long.
We first visited the Ocean Blvd. Bistro about 10yrs ago and visited each time we came to the OBX, We have never been disappointed by either the food or the service. We have missed the OBX the past 3 years and were so happy to get back here and to the Bistro again. The Shrimp appetizer was very good and our entree's (Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Salmon) were delicious and very nicely presented. Our shared dessert, Bread pudding, was more than enough for two of us and was scrumptious. Another wonderful dining experience at our favorite OBX restaurant!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the exterior fool you!
Although the outside of the building looks like your average beachside bar and grill, the interior is lovely. Very nice renovation. Has a "warm and comfy" feel. Bar area separate from the main dining area. Open kitchen look, but not loud. Drink specialties are a nice find. Nice menu diversity and prepared perfectly. All-in-all, not your average beach eatery.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our OBX favorite
We don't need a special occasion to enjoy Ocean Boulevard, but we do celebrate my daughter's birthday here year after year. The food is superb and the service is outstanding.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Outer banks must !
When visiting the outer banks, a night out at Ocean Blvd is a must !
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked
From the moment we walked in, everything was First Class. We were greeted pleasantly and quickly shown to our table. The Waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the various choices. Our food was exceptional from the appetizers thru the desert.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great - as always
Another wonderful meal at Ocean Blvd! Three of us had the tilefish special with dumplings, book choy and an anise reduction - unbelievable!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful at OC Blvd. The presentation was super as well. The best Martini I have ever had. All in all this is a must when going to the Outer Banks. Could not have been better.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit year after year. Have never been disappointed. Keep it up !
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, waitress didn't seem too friendly or personable. Food was top shelf, although a bit pricey.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Beach Spot.........
Dined Saturday September 14th.
My wife and I were seated promptly at a nice two top by a window. Tables might be a little close together. Nice menu and wine list. I liked the fact that they offer some lower cost dishes on the supplemental menu and wine list.
I chose the Seared Duck Breast and my wife had a featured salad and the Bacon Mac & Cheese. All were perfectly prepared.
Kudos to Ocean Boulevard Bistro.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service.
Fantastic food and service. Extremely loud. Still love it, especially the duck. Excellent variety, including vegetarian.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the reservation confirmation phone call from Tom, to warm reception on arrival, through to seating at a lovely table and great service from Annette, we really enjoyed the professional and seamless care afforded by Ocean Boulevard staff. The menu items were innovative and all created with fresh local seafood, meat and produce. We enjoyed fabulous tuna and salmon dishes and the romaine salads were particularly good. We have not been in Outer Banks for ten years and were hoping the OB wold still be open. It's more than open, it's truly thriving!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best on the Outer Banks!
Ocean Boulevard has been our favorite for many, many years. We enjoy having friends for the weekend and taking them here for a fun evening. It never disappoints. The recipe: start outside, weather permitting, with an award winning Rosy Cheeks cocktail while listening to live music. Lemon, Rosemary, Vodka and music...trust me...just try it! Then move inside to begin the food portion of the evening. Start with either the skillet appetizer or the tuna sashimi with noodle salad. The skillet app changes with the seasons, but is always good. The seafood entrees are our favorites, but if you enjoy duck, that dish is also always outstanding. If possible, save room for dessert. Most, if not all are homemade in house. Delicious!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each visit is great
This was our second time at Ocean Boulevard. The regular menu has great choices, and the specials are top notch. My wife had the Cobia and I had Mahi Mahi. They were both well prepared and presented, and delicious. The restaurant itself is a couple of steps above the usual family oriented restaurants so prevalent in the area, so much so that my wife likes to dress up a bit, and is not out of place doing so. It also seems to be popular among locals, which is usually a good sign. There is some noise from the bar area, but that sort of fades into the background. I recommend making a reservation, especially during the summer season or on weekends year round. If you enjoy good food, you should enjoy your meal at Ocean Boulevard.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the place
We've been going here for many years to celebrate special occasions or just for a nice dinner out for the 2 of us. The servers are friendly and very knowledgeable and the owners are great!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best filet mignons
One of the best filet mignons I've ever had! The macadamia nut tart with caramel ice cream for dessert was amazing!! Was the perfect spot to celebrate my birthday while on vacation.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining across from the ocean
Tuna Sashimi appetizer was superb. Salmon was fine, swordfish better. Desserts are particularly good, especially brownie a la mode and nut tart with cinnamon ice cream.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't be disappointed
This was our second time eating at Ocean Blvd Bistro, it was as good as the first time.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem!
Great place for dinner. We went off season and it was still packed. Make a reservation. Food was creative and tasted amazing. We will be back.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Diner
We like Ocean Blvd and went to try the Rest Week menu. Greeting was warm, server Greg was excellent. I tried the mussels and they were ok.. Jane's 7 lettuce salad was very good. My steak was cooked as ordered but was not hot when served and the plate was not warm. Jane had the drum with NC sausage and veggies. It was good. Bread was excellent! Deserts were outstanding and the stars of the meal, maple creme brulee and pumpkin ice cream with molasses cookie!!! yum.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Special
Great meal for $35.00! We started with mussels in delicate wine/garlic sauce into which we could dip the fantastic French bread baked on-site. The strip steak with a sinfully delicious twice baked potato was next. Last but not least was maple cream brûlée, also delicious. We arrived before the restaurant opened but they opened the doors early so we seniors could come in and sit down.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Quickly
Great food and service. Quickly becoming an OBX vacation tradition.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice experience at the restaurant overall. My husband's she crab soup was delicious, but my Cesar salad had too much anchovy for my taste. The drum fish special was very good, according to my husband. But my New York strip steak was not seasoned at all and was very chewy. The apple cider sorbet for dessert was excellent,
Service was very good and quick.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in the Outer Banks
OB is the finest restaurant in the Outer Banks. The food, ambiance and service are always top notch. We absolutely enjoy sitting at the Chefs counter watching the team in the kitchen work their magic.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We very much enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner there. Our only complaint was the amount of pepper - both spicy and white/black ground - used especially since it wasn't listed on the menus. Otherwise, the food was very fresh and the flavors were well combined to make a unique dining experience. We would return to the restaurant.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new Thanksgiving Tradition for us
We decided to do something different this year and drove down to the Outer Banks from Virginia Beach on Thanksgiving afternoon, checked into a hotel, watched some football and then had dinner at Ocean Boulevard, which has been our favorite dining destination for years whenever we visit the area. What a great decision this was for us! It was difficult to choose from the selection of four courses offered on the Thanksgiving menu but everything we had was excellent. Although the restaurant was filled to capacity with happy sounding diners, our server, Heather, provided top notch service. If you are looking for a special dining experience with a sophisticated menu, professional staff and appreciative owners, go to Ocean Boulevard!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM