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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (76)
Good for a Date (72)
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Neighborhood Gem (71)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Casual (60)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Fit for Foodies (55)
People Watching (55)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Worth the Drive (40)
Fun (38)
Good for Groups (36)
Comfort Food (35)
Cozy (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Romantic (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (26)
Notable Wine List (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Authentic (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Seasonal (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Scenic View (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Definitely try the snapper! It was outstanding!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent seafood! Some of the best we've had. Service and food recommendations were spot on

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

A great meal!

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·Dined 4 days ago

too crowded; tables jammed together; very noisy; not conducive to conversation; overpriced for the the overall value

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant on 5th Avenue! Sole parmesan to die for!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The sea bass is the best I have ever had. Service is always spot on. I would strongly recommend you try this restaurant. Me and my wife eat out a lot and this is one of our favorites.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Epic food ; well executed service.

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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

The Sea Bass was spectacular. Like eating dessert first. Our server John was very professional and made excellent recommendations. I’ll be having the sea bass again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

We were so pleased to be able to sit outdoors on 5th Avenue at a table for 7 and at the time we requested! Our waiter was patient and helpful. The menu had something for everyone and we each loved what we had! Steaks, seafood, sides, veggies and cocktails were perfect! LOVED this experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

We were a party of 8. The service was professional and efficient. Everyone was delighted with their meal.
The lamb, scallops and sea bass stood out.
The place was a little noisy at times and I could do without the TV at the bar, which I think detracted from the overall ambience, but all in all this was an excellent dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

It was great...particularly the EBS...unexpected since we’re young!

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Always consistent : great food, great service , great atmosphere, great bartenders ! I highly recommend the sea bass for dinner and Brie appetizer.

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Simply the best miso glaze Chilean sea base in Naples. All the food is consistently tasty with amply portions. if you like Manhattans, try the barrel made in house. Very unique and exceptionally deicious

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Grea food and atmosphere a place we visit frequently great deals and a place we go when we go to a play or just walking 5th avenue

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good food and great service. Sitting outside on a warm evening is extra special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Bistro is hands down the #1 restaurant in Naples. Downtown, gorgeous, unique, awesome staff and best for lady amazing food. These guys really know how to do it right. Frequent them every opportunity I have!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Very bad my fish was horrible soaked in sweet chili Sauce. And it came rdcimented by our server. My wife did rnjoy her scallops. They should have offered to bring me something else when I complained

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day: as always, bistro 821 makes any location a special event. The staff is incredible as well as the eats. We have never had a bad meal. This restaurant is our go to place when we don’t want to disappoint. We bring all our friends and family here when they’re in town. If you haven’t tried bistro 821, you owe it to yourself.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiter did not pay much attention to us…when I asked him to light the candle on the table and bring a cooler for the bottle of white wine he never did it. He needs to be more attentive to his customers!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My family loves Bistro 821 and has dined there several times. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere. This time the only thing negative I experienced was that the air conditioning was turned up too high and I was very cold, other than that it was lovely.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was amazing. I had the stuffed chicken supreme which was the best I'd ever had. They were very accomodating and allowed me to switch mashed potatoes & asparagus for parmesan risotto and green beans. Both were excellent. Husband had tournadoes of wagyu beef which he highly recommends. Spinach salad was also tasty. The free bread was dense & not worth the carbs. The only slight negative was the service. I had to ask 3 different times to get butter delivered for the bread & the water glasses were not refilled in a timely fashion. These were both minor irritations in an otherwise excellent meal with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a wonder experience

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Table was in the middle of the restaurant and I was bumped a few times when the server for the table next to us was waiting on them. Somewhat annoying. Air conditioning was very cold and all 4 at our table were uncomfortable due to that. It detracted from our dining experience. Food was very good although somewhat overpriced for the portions. Our server was friendly and attentive. Worth going to but not sure I would go back as I did not feel the meal was worth the price.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Made reservation early. Was there early. Horrible table neR kitchen. Ruined the night

Tags: Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

we try to eat here at least once a month. So pleasant and lovely, great food and service

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant just keeps getting better and better. The food is prepared to perfection exceeded only by the service. As expected the restaurant was filled to the walls with enthusiastic, energized hungry people, yet you received attention as if you were the only patrons there. Keep it up Bistro. We’ll be back soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Friends in town. Always choose B821 to represent great food available in Naples and take in 5th Ave. brought our own wine as the corking fee is very reasonable. Love this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great authentic Italian and wide menu, excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have wintered in Naples for 4 years. We have heard from friends that Bice has great Italian food and great service. We were very disappointed. We intentionally arrived early to check out the bar. Bartender(sorry no name) was very nice and provided great service and gave recommendations for dinner. I wish we stayed there for dinner. Unfortunately we had a reservation and 3 people joining us. It was for 6:30 so not super busy. We were seated in the outside patio which had plastic windows and heaters. I liked our table. Now is when things went downhill. We waited 20 min to get acknowledged by our server. She stopped by to tell us she would be right back. Another 10min to get in drink order. Service very slow. Once we ordered meal after another long wait we ordered wine. Another big delay. We were there for a casual dinner so we're not expecting fast food service just medium attention from a recommended restaurant. We ordered 5 meals(4 different) and no one was happy with meal. Meat sauce was bland so pasta and lasagna just so so. Chicken piccata had very little flavor and their specialty veal was dry. We skipped dessert although it looked great. Their sister Restuarant Caffe Milano has better service and food. Plus in a town that has tons of Italian cuisine you can find much better. Maybe just a bad niI seldom write reviews but Open table t. keeps sending me emails to comment.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal once again!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

we were seated quickly and our cocktails were delivered promptly and perfevtly made. Our dinners were very tasty and we ordered from the menu not the early bird. We are returning tommorrow night

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Bistro is one of our favorites in Naples, when we have friends in town this is our restaurant of choice. This is the only restaurant in Naples we have a loyalty card with. My go to choice is the sea bass and my wife’s choice is the Waghu NY strip on the special menu. 90% of the time this is what we go with. On this evening we decided to treat good friends of ours (this was their first visit to Bistro) to a good meal on the town. Appetizers were great and 3 of the 4 meals were great. Unfortunately my wife’s usual Waghu steak was terrible and it was quite a damper on our evening. Not to get into to much detail but clearly her steak was an end cut (very easy to identify) and it was full of gristle. To matters worse my wife has been dieting for about 6 weeks so she was very much looking forward to her steak. As a result our evening was dominated by this topic, our friends are skeptical about returning to 821 and my wife left the restaurant on an empty stomach. Kudos however to our server who noticed the slightly touched plate and took the charge off our bill.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Granddaughter’s Birthday

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2018

As always, a must while on vacation!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We ordered off the early menu, it's a very good deal and the foods equally as good! Service is EXCELLENT!! (Jenna)

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This was our second time at the restaurant. The outdoor seating is wonderful. My sea bass was delicious...the sirloin strip my husband had was a bit gristly but the taste was excellent. We were compensated by a free dessert. He should have ordered the filet. Otherwise an awesome place to dine!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

All I can say is WOW!!! Celebrating a 25 year wedding anniversary. Food fantasticly prepared, excellent wine list, excellent service!! On the pricey side but worth it for the quality and the overall ambience... thanks Bistro 821 we had a great evening!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food, service and value was outstanding. Despite requesting outside seating when making the reservation, none was available when we arrived on time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was fabulous. The service was outstanding. Very friendly and competent servers - they enhanced the dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is a very friendly restaurant. the wait staff is friendly and attentive. he portions are big and the wine selection is very nice. we have eaten there several times because of the good food and great value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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