Bistro St Michaels

4.7
690 reviews
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Contemporary French
Welcome to Bistro St. Michaels. We create food that is rooted in
traditional culinary styles, yet modern. We source the highest quality
local ingredients, purchase sustainable seafood and free range eggs, work
with people who raise their animals naturally, as well as partner with local
farmers for the best organic vegetables. All of this comes together under
the hand of Executive Chef Doug Stewart, a native of the Eastern Shore
whose “creative American” cuisine is prepared with a European flair
.Many of our items are already gluten free or can be served gluten free.
Thank you for taking the time to dine with us.


Doug Stewart, Executive Chef


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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time♥️

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JJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Christian our server.Food very good. Very nice dining experience.

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F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters, mushroom toast, salad and seafood sausage was outstanding. Wonderful experience

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C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice little place for lunch; we haven't had dinner here yet. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, consistently good food. Lots of locals.

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OT
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner at Bistro St. Michael s! We did a quick winter getaway last weekend and definitely the warmest place in town was the Bistro St. Michael's. We had a great and comfortable seating in the front of the room, but there is also a fabulous bar and booths (upscale) in the side room for more casual dining.. everyone in the room seemed to be having a great dinner.. Our hostess was warm and engaging and our Waiter did not rush us and had great suggestions. All in all it was a gorgeous and relaxing and delicious dinner.

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PE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration and couldn't have been nicer. Superb food and great ambience!

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h
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have been here many times. This used to be my favorite restaurant. This time the Halibut fish special was sub par. The couples in the tables on each side of were to close. The booths are much level. The noise level was extreme. We left after the entree even though we always order desert

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby and I celebrated our 30th Valentine’s together here! Everything was excellent! Food , service and ambiance! It wasn’t our first dinner at the Bistro and will definitely not be our last! Thank you for such a lovely evening!

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful dinner from the atmosphere to the service we were very happy. The food was superb.

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DC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic night, our meal was perfect, great portion and seasoning was spot on. Nice wine list. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. Chef was friendly and approachable.
Looking forward to returning

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DK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the absolute BEST MEAL there this past Saturday!! The oysters were to die for as was the French onion soup, and almonds! We are still talking about how good everything was! The steak was also excellent and the service was super friendly. Highly recommend! We will be back! 5 ladies on a girls weekend :)

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CF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu selections, great cocktails and a fabulous wine list! We particularly love, Marie, our favorite server.

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G
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and accommodating staff. We had a group of 7 and the restaurant did a great job bringing all our food out at once. Love the food and the ambiance.

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MG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service, wine selection was great, cheesecake was delicious

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L
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - amazing Foie Gras, beautiful ambiance overall a wonderful restaurant.

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DK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Saturday brunch, food, service, value. A gem in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was mind blowing experience and had an excellent waiter, Thomas who had provided excellent service. I just wish I gave him a bigger tip. I will return again in the future and looking forward to have Thomas serve us again!

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FO
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great staff....excellent mixologist (creative!), and very, very good food! Try the best quiche ever for Brunch on weekends.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, great service, great menu . Definitely the best onion soup I ever had. A must go if you are in St. Michaels

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro St Michaels is a gem, always and consistently excellent, creative chef, delightful staff. Moved to St Michaels from another place in Maryland, a town with 200 restaurants - but Bistro would top their list!

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W
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delightful!

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an amazing experience with a kind and attentive staff. The value was great -- and so was the food!

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DB
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro St. Michaels is a great little restaurant with excellent food, ambience, and service. The staff is, not only, very knowledgeable and helpful, but also very engaging and pleasant.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently had both dinner and brunch at the Bistro and both meals were out of this world! The oysters and mussels were the best we've eaten anyway! Main courses were cooked perfectly and full of creativity, the chef did an outstanding job. I would recommend the Bistro to anyone looking for quality, atmosphere and a great way to share a meal with friends. We will be sure visit The Bistro again!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent - great staff and food. We always look forward to a dinner here

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, wonderful entrees

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RZ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On December 8, 2018 I took my girlfriend of 7 years here for a romantic dinner and proposed to her. The setting was private, quiet, and relaxing. The staff was very supportive in helping me set this special occasion up to be perfect. The service was amazing and the food was excellent. A big thank you to the staff for being a part of a very special moment.

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CN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We live near St Michaels so we get to town a few times a year. We always get there for the St. Michaels Christmas Festival which is the first weekend in December. For us it is all about the Christmas House Tour and then a great meal before the 1.5 hour drive home. So, our restaurant selection is important. There are 2 restaurants right on the main street in whcih we like to dine. My wife and I don't share the same culinary tastes so we alternate. This was my year. The menu here is more adventuresome and always well prepared. The service is great with an attentive and experienced staff. Be aware that there are kind of 2 Bistro's in one here. There are the cloth covered tables and quiet atmosphere at the front and upstairs and a newer more contemporary part in the back with a bar and booths that face the open kitchen. (There is also the TV on the back wall on a sport's channel that seems out of place even in this contemporary setting.) The back part is busy but the energy is contagious. The final conclusion? Go for the food and pick your seating according to your mood. Can't go wrong.

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Great brunch! The chef owner is making it his own.

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OC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious well served meals and nice wine selection. A gem!

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p
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table for four (two couples) and enjoyed our dinner very much. We got salads (Arugula and the Ceasar) which were probably the lowlight of the meal. A couple of us got the French onion soup which was very good, with lots of cheese and bread on top. For our entrees, we had steak (excellent but wished it was a bit larger), seafood gumbo (very good, but spicy!) and coq au vin (also very good). Besides the already mentioned steak, the portion sizes were reasonable, but certainly not big. But enough that we were full and did not opt for dessert.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was top notch. One of the best meals I have had in a long time.

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal with a good sparkling wine. The divers’ scallops were exceptional and the rockfish a real treat. We would go back in a heartbeat if we lived closer.

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AB
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been years since we ate at the Bistro. The best parts of the “new” Bistro are the creative menu of meats, seafood gumbo and Oyster concoctions, attentive service and friendly Shore vibe: less stuffy than our 11 year old last experience. We’ll be back.

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JS
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time to the Bistro St. Michael, definitely not the last. The staff was terrific and food rustic and comfortable. This was a 50th birthday and my request for a wonderful table was 100% fulfilled. Our server was warm, knowledgeable and accessible. He also knew when to give us space for conversation. So appreciative of the team, thank you!! Food was well prepared , properly seasoned and presented beautifully.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Personal service and delicious fresh food! Second visit to the restaurant and will be going back!

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WR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in St Michael’s

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the food was excellent. Christian was a tremendous server - he was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance was lovely and allowed for quiet conversation.

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LF
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the award winning oyster stew and said it was fabulous! I had fresh rockfish expertly prepared and it was delicious. Service was outstanding.

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J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful small venue. Very nice menu with outstanding preparation! The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Peter, was personable, very knowledgeable of the menu, and was attentive, without hovering.
It is my understanding that many of the ingredients are locally sourced.
I would definitely recommend Bistro St. Michaels!

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