Bistro St Michaels
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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
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Mon, Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Great food and great service, a little quiet as we went on a Monday evening.
Thank you for your review!
Portions were on the smaller size for the price although taste was very good. Service was excellent.
Overall it was a good dining experience.
Really enjoyed our dinner. The mussel appetizer was one of the best I have ever had! Had to order extra bread multiple times to enjoy the juice! Ordered the scallops for dinner they were so large and delicious. The sweet potato purée was a great addition too! My husband has the short ribs and they melted in your mouth! The wine list was top notch too! Highly recommend this restaurant while visiting St. Michaels!
Always an enjoyable evening. Excellent menu, food and service. One of our favorites.
Thank you for kind words!
Our first time, and we would return. Upon arrival, my wife and I were offered choice of seating downstairs or up (we chose upstairs), and had a quiet table for two. Our server was knowledgeable and provided helpful guidance. When waffling between the lamb sirloin on the menu and the special veal chop, she said the veal chop was "stellar" but then honestly pointed out the price difference. (I chose the veal chop, and it was worth every penny.) My wife enjoyed the other special, a crispy-skinned rockfish entree, and we shared the profiteroles with salted caramel ice cream (housemate, I believe). We matched wines with our meals, and had excellent choices by the glass. A great meal.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again!
Phenomenal food, service - Bistro St. Michaels continues to dazzle us!
Thank you so much! We work very hard to provide an exceptional experience all the way around!
We waited over 20 min just to order. The waitress said she would be back in a few min to take our order and then disappeared. It was not that she was working multiple tables. There was no comparison to the other waitress working the room. We finial said something to hosted but the service never really improved.
I'm so sorry about you experience. I did have an issue with a server that evening, and she had to be sent home. I'm sorry I don't remember you approaching me about it. I did have another server come in to help with the situation, and I sincerely apologize that you were somehow lost in the confusion that evening. We hope you will give us another try when you are in town again, as that is far from our norm and well below our standards of care.
We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Bistro St. Michaels. We had heard great things about this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The cream of crab soup was amazing, the rockfish was outstanding and the beef short rib was tender and delicious. Our waiter was great as well as the rest of the staff. The only minor criticism I have is that the cheese and charcuterie platter was a little disappointing. It was short on cheese and meat and heavy on fruit and for the money it wasn’t a good value.
We took your comments to heart as it did seem that our cheese and charcuterie board was slowly morphing into a fruit platter! It is now where it should be and should have been on the night you were here, and we apologize for that. We do hope to see you again, and please reach out to me directly when you are planning your next visit!
Food and service were excellent but the noise level was extraordinary. We were in a booth in the bar area and people seemed to congregate to talk and wait for tables to clear. Detracted from the experience.
We are so glad you enjoyed the food and that our service was up to par, but we sincerely apologize for the noise level. The bar is a hard surface area, so noise tends to be magnified there on a busy night. I am looking into discreet sound-proofing panels, specifically for the bar area, to help combat this problem. Thank you for your review!
We went to Bistrot St Michaels for our 60th wedding anniversary. Food was excellent and service was very attentive. This was our third time to eat at Bistrot St Michaels and would highly reccomend this restaurant.
Thank you so much for your support and your kind review!
Great food, excellent server: Jane.
Thank you AlisaB!
We prefer to be seated back by the bar. It’s quiet and spacious. Experience was excellent as expected. Bistro hasn’t failed us yet.
We are so pleased to hear that! Thank you for the review!
Very nice small restaurant with very good service. Their Foie Gras which at $18 was a real bargain. Unlike a lot of chefs who serve it too raw, this was cooked perfectly so that it was crisp on the outside and creamier on the inside. Unfortunately they didn't have the oyster stew which we were looking forward to. The Seafood Gumbo was as good or better than any I have had in New Orleans or other parts of the South. Serving sizes were generous so we had no room for dessert. I understand that the CIA trained pastry chef is very good. Wine selections were very good and reasonably priced.
Make reservations because the small number of tables make make it impossible to get a table otherwise.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Chef's award-winning oyster stew will be back during oyster season, which starts in the fall. I always recommend people return in October when kids are back in school, the weather is perfect almost daily, the crabs are fat, and oysters are back in season!
Wondering meal with a delightful staff and attentive manager. We sat at the bar and watched the chefs work their magic! We will go back soon!!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for the 5 stars!
Great mussels and beef short rib as the main course!
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it!
we went 2 nights in a row in fact. it was so good the first night we booked again! the waitress Theresa was superb, knowledgeable and provided excellent service. our new fav restaurant in St Michael's for fine dining in a relaxed upscale environment!
We loved having you both nights! Thank you for your great review!
Had a great experience, food and service was excellent.
Thank you so very, very much!
We liked the food a lot. The problem was that it took approximately an hour for the waitress to take our meal order even though we were ready for most of that wait, and we were told they would not offer bread until we ordered. We were at the restaurant for over 3 hours after being seated, and that was with appetizers and main dish but no dessert. The waitress did take our drinks order promptly, and was very friendly. I don’t know if she was told to delay in taking the meal order or just overwhelmed, or if the kitchen was backed up for some reason. The restaurant was not packed. We had a 6:45 reservation. Had planned to eat and then watch fireworks. That didn’t happen - it was 10 by time we left. I wish I could say we would return but we definitely are not the type of people who enjoy 3 plus hour meals, especially for only two courses.
We apologize for your displeasure. If you have an allotted amount of time for a meal you should always let the host or your server know, wherever you may be dining. Our standard dining time for 4 people is 2-2.5 hours, as most come in for a leisurely paced dinner, so I hope that won't dissuade you from returning. Our apologies again.
Bistro has become our go to place for special occasions, and just for the heck of it too! Service and food are excellent. Every time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Best brunch in St.Michaels. The food was outstanding and our server was great.
I live right outside of St. Michaels and that was one of the best service experiences I
have had here.
And a very special thanks to the owners who accommodated friend's of mine by preparing
gumbo for them even thought it wasn't on the brunch menu.
Don't miss this place if your in town.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad you appreciated every thing! We will see you nect time!
Very nice. Food delicious
Thank you for the 5 stars!
The food was so good we went back the next evening and had the same dinner again! We have been going for years and the food has gone from really good to fantastic! Highly recommend The Bistro and we will be visiting again soon
Thank you so much! We loved having you and thank you for your recommendation!
The soft shell crabs and wine were fabulous, and our server, Peter, was exceptional. Our guests said he was exactly the quality of individual they seek to hire for their own restaurants.
Peter is a great catch! Thank you for your review!
Enjoyed everything about our meal. Best cream of crab soup ever!
Thanks for coming in and thank you for the 5 stars!
The hostess was welcoming and knowledgeable about the wine list. Our waitress was friendly. We never had to ask or wait for water to be refilled which is always a pleasure. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection.
Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again!
As usual great dining experience... friendly & attentive service.😊
One of St. Michaels finest. Great food and service. Always an enjoyable evening.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
The chef, the staff, the manager were all so incredible. I almost felt bad when I got the check and the bill was as low as it was. Big city food, small town price! Southern hospitality with east coast sophistication! Will return EVERY time I come back to St Michaels
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am looking forward to sharing it with the staff. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in town!
I love Bistro ! 💯
We love Bistro! I had the crab cake and my husband always gets his favorite, jambalaya! Both entrees were fabulous. The staff is so friendly and welcoming.
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Great place and great food. Right on the Main Street in St Michaels so easy to get to via any mode of transportation. Our waiter, Peter was very helpful with suggestions and very attentive. Definitely a place to return to any time when in St. Michaels.
We so appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and thank you for the 5 stars!
One of the BEST soft shell carb I have had this season...Keep up the good work...
Thank you for the positive words! Bistro St. Michaels
The food was exquisite and the service was spectacular.
Thank you for the review! Please let us know what we can do better to receive 5 stars next time! Management
We’ve dined at Bistro many times and always enjoy the experience. The food was delicious 2 nights ago but the service wasn’t quite as good as usual. The wait staff seemed distracted- we had to ask for bread multiple times and an iced tea that I ordered never arrived. Since it was a holiday weekend and the start of their summer season, I feel they deserve a pass. But I hope that the next time we come the service is back to its usual level.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal and so sorry that your service was not up to our normal standards. We have been busy hiring and training new staff to help us through the busy season. Thank you for alerting me to areas on which I need to focus with all of our great staff, old and new! We graciously accept your pass, and look forward to knocking your socks off with an all around stellar experience the next time you choose to dine with us! Sincerely, Management
I go to St Michaels several times each year. Bistro is always on my list of places to eat. Always pleased with the experience. Good food, great service, nice atmosphere
Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star review! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Management
Always an enjoyable evening and look forward to our next visit!
Thank you for the 5 stars!
Great sunday buffet. I will be going back next weekend
Excellent food and impeccable service. Great seating on the first floor with bar seating at open kitchen. Wonderful!
Fabulous service and food. We had a wonderful birthday celebration.
Mother’s Day Brunch, wonderful Menu, also the staff was flexible in the a la carte items. The wait staff makes you feel you are the only one in the restaurant! Lovely ambience, the food was excellently prepared and presented! Highly recommended!