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About Bistro 821

Bistro 821 is the Popular local restaurant
where the locals come to dine. We feature an extensive menu of the best dishes from our 24 years of being on 5th Ave in Naples Florida. Large parties over 10 people must call us directly. Private Dining Room Avaialble
Our service is friendly, attentive and unpretentious. We have a full liquor bar
and a fantastic wine list.
Bistro 821 is a restaurant you will come too again and again, a place where you will be remembered.
Locally owned and operated, you will always find owners Billy Holcomb or Chef Jesse Housman ready to take care of all your needs.

821 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 261-5821

Website:
http://www.bistro821.com/

Catering:
Private Chef Services, Private Parties, Private dining room available

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking behind restaurant
as well as 2- 4 level parking garages behind our parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Jesse Housman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private Dining Room on second floor with sweeping view of busy 5th Ave in Naples, seats up to 35 people. Special Menus available. High Speed Internet 50 inch Plasma TV

Bistro 821 Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Birthdays (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Casual (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
People Watching (31)
Worth the Drive (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fun (23)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Romantic (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (10)
Scenic View (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a pleasure To dine at Bistro , the ambiance, food and service are great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed, visiting area and was on open table and went based off of a 4.6 rating right from the start I knew I was going to be disappointed the bread was not good first sign to a good restaurant
Wife had back ribs they definitely were previously frozen I had paella it was fair at best
We had salads for appetizers they were good
Sorry just my opinion- the staff was good the service was fine. We dined the night before at Ocean Prime right up street and that was fantastic

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was a big disappointment. 4 dinners and not a winner in the bunch. Husband left his chicken. The vegetables that accompanied my fish was undistinguishable. Meatloaf was dry.
Way too noisy. Impossible to carry on a conversation.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never disappointed in my meals. Staff is very friendly and helpful

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We visited this restaurant again as each occasion is wonderful. The service was exceptional, the food fantastic and the specials, with the wine included, a real value. We were lucky to get a table on the front patio which was great as this Avenue in Naples is beautiful and the weather perfect. The lights on the street were a real treat. We have been here a number of times and recommend it to our friends. A piece of advice - make reservations because it is a busy spot.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

John was our waiter. He was great. Attention to our needs and what a great personality!!!! Food was outstanding. Can t wait to go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was fine, but not outstanding, given the price. Spinach was very salty.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always have a great meal and a great time at Bistro 821. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We go out to eat three or four times a week and this is always our favorite restaurants in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Ordered the early bird special with two entrees and a bottle of wine. Great value . Very happy with choices and the food. Mark, our server, was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mark is a super waiter and the food is always served hot and delicious. A favorite with all our friends and out of town guests

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always received excellent service and meal at 821. One of my favorite restaurants in SW Florida

Tags: Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We celebrated our 18th anniversary Monday night at Bistro. It was Happy Hour, so we started at the bar for two for one and discounted appetizers. Russell's 10-year-old bourbon was part of Happy Hour, so I ordered it without asking cost, figuring it would be $14-18, but I would get two. My wife ordered Stoli and tonic. Drinks came and the pours were very generous. We ordered escargot and a crunchy ahi roll, both discounted. When it was time to be seated, the bar bill came and was only $33. My two for one Russells was $9.50. Apps were awesome too. Highly recommend the tuna roll. Dinner was also good and our server was phenomenal. We ordered the pick two option. My wife got sea bass and lobster and liked it but thought the sauce on both was a little rich. I got the crunchy snapper with lobster and wished I had just ordered the full snapper dish. It was tremendous. Our server brought us a nice piece of key lime pie as an anniversary gift on the house. It capped off a great evening at Bistro. For the money, quality, quantity and ambience, one of Naples' best places.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is the second time we have eaten at Bistro and both the first and second were great. We invited friends who we hadn’t seen for awhile and I was concerned that it be really nice. It turns out that all four of us raved about our meals the guys having had the lamb chops, my girlfriend the sea bass and I the paella. My girlfriend said it was the best sea bass she has had, my paella was chock full of sea food perfectly done and the guys said their lamb chops were delicious and done just as ordered. We had a great waiter who understood we were visiting but was also attentive at the same time. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overall, somewhat disappointing. Drinks were good, as was outdoor seating and appetizer, but then asked for 2 minutes to consider entrees and server disappeared for 15 minutes. Day boat scallops were fine, filet ordered medium rare was medium well, but potatoes and vegetables were barely warm, like the plate sat for awhile. After food came we never saw the server again, so when we finished eating we just asked for a check. Pretty underwhelming overall given all the choices in Old Naples.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great meal! Even arrived a bit early and was able to be seated. Our waiter was new... but you wouldn’t know it. Very customer focused and the right amount of attentive. Perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our favorite spots, we brought some out of town guests, and they all loved the food.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bistro 821 is always great service, food , and accomidating dining with a 2 year old can be a challenge.. we have been dining there the past 5+ years and its consistantly exceptional

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was not very good, service was horrible, we waited over 1/2 hour for our food.
One of the waiters stomped by us and cursed "F&*% You" (not to us, but apparently in response to another customer)...and it was expensive!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday for grand daughter. Had special glitters on table and dessert for the birthday girl. Wide menu and lots of choices for individual food preferences. Service was generally attentive. The one thing they messed up was not including my daughter's left over shrimp in the "to-go" package. She was very much looking forward to having it for lunch the following day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rib eye excellent, baby back ribs outstanding, service amazing, seated right away, 5 stars will definitely go again

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our first time at Bistro 821. We love 5th Avenue South restaurants. Of course, there are many to choose from. We were able to dine outdoors, on the street. Loved the holiday lights and passers-by activity while we enjoyed our Friday night martinis and entrees. The waiter made good suggestions for entree selections. Dinner was nicely paced. We had plenty of time to walk to Gulfshore Playhouse for the 8 p.m. performance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best ribeye we've had in years!! As always the Sea Bass did not disappoint---melts in your mouth just like butta😋 Sourdough bread & dip was excellent before dinner & my husband so enjoyed the complimentary molten lava cake with ice cream for his birthday very much!!! Everything is always good there, including the asparagus & mashed potatoes👍🏼. Reservations aren't absolutely necessary in slower times, but strongly recommend it during peak times/seasons especially if you want a nice table along the back wall where it's warmer or if it's a special occasion! My compliments to the chef(s) & owner for the consistent food & service quality! Also, much prefer the friendly atmosphere here versus other more expensive , "stuffy" places....thank you again, we will be back soon!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We never miss a meal at the Bistro when we are in Naples. It is one of our favorite spots on 5th. The food is consistent, as well as the service and the atmosphere. Great spot for great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Recommended by friends Jason and Jen and just love it. Looking for and to coming back ,

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service, wonderful food and very accommodating

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of our absolute favorite places to eat. Service was fantastic, we sat at the bar for dinner for a change. Nick took great care of us. Sea Bass was to die for, husband had the pot roast and said it was amazing.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. Our favorite place in Naples.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent, a new favorite of our family . The snapper and paella were fantastic

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We love the outdoor dining at Bistro 821. You're part of the 5th avenue "scene", but the walkway is wide enough to provide privacy,

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 21, 2017

great food, great service, great price. Hard to beat this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We always make it a point to have at least one meal at Bistro when traveling. The Miso bass is excellent. The service is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Celebrating my friends’s birthday was so much fun. The meal was great, our server was helpful and extremely nice. A beautiful dessert topped off the evening and provided a great value.
I highly recommend their dinner specials.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 20, 2017

WE HAD JUST RECEIVED OUR BOTTLE OF WINE AND OUR DINNER WAS SERVED. THIS WAS FAR TOO FAST AND WE FELT LIKE WE HAD TO CHOKE DOWN OUR MEAL AND GET OUT.
EVERYTHING ELSE WAS EXCELLENT.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The Parmesan Sole is so delicious.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful in every way. Excellent food and Douglas our waiter was outstanding !

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful waiter and staff....lovely to sit outside on a beautiful night!! Great specials if you order by a certain time.....

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bread was dry and tasteless. Ribs had almost no meat on them and had little flavor. The sole was mushy. Never again! Lousy experience for celebrating a birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Bistro 821 is a favorite. The food is consistently good, the wait staff is very always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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