Bistro St Michaels

4.7
700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday lunch with girlfriends. Excellent service and good salads, quiche, and eggs beny. Recommend ordering dressing on the side.

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v
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our first dinner experience at Bistro St Michaels. We enjoyed brunch there about a year ago, and the dinner menu and experience was as excellent.
Our server, Christian, knew what he was talking about, and was fun to engage with. The owner was attentive and thoughtful when she seated a big party next to us. The food was delicious. The wine list was excellent. Overall, another wonderful place we will visit again (and again, and again).

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RK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the short ribs! Exceptional!

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LD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

I've always enjoyed this restaurant and have eaten here on just about every visit to St. Michaels. But, I won't be going back. We were expecting to have a nice dinner in a classy restaurant. We were seated upstairs, when mid-meal, a large party of 12 obnoxiously drunk people were seated in the same room. They were so arrogant they actually joked about how they were ruining everyone's meal. The server apologized to us, but no manager approached the group to ask them to settle down. If I wanted that kind of atmosphere I would have eaten at the Carpenter Saloon. I could barely hear what the server was saying, much less the friend I was trying to have a birthday dinner with. Those people should have been asked to leave, but instead the staff were happy to serve them more alcohol. Hope no one was driving!

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L
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bistro St. Michaels on Saturday night and had an absolutely wonderful time!!! Christian was our waiter, and could not have been more attentive to our needs! The table upstairs was perfect, our dinners were amazing and it was great to see Jen and Doug!!! We will be returning later this month for another fun filled evening!

Christian, I hope you will be our waiter again!!!!

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M
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Always enjoy a tremendous meal!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience and delicious entrees, service, ambiance. The desserts were lacking though, we were disapointed with both that we ordered.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fabulous Bday dinner at The Bistro Friday evening with my hubby! Everything was delicious from
Beginning to end! My hubby enjoyed the short rib and I had the special which was a delicious Bouillabaisse!

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JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff was great—a really lovely experience

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SR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food etc. Give ita try

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time♥️

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JJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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

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

Bistro St Michaels
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to see you again soon!

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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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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.

Bistro St Michaels
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you on your next visit to our lovely town!

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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
5 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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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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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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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
21 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
4 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
6 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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