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About Bistro St Michaels

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.

We hope you enjoy our inspiration.

Rob & Caroline Pascal, Owner
Doug Stewart, Executive Chef
Deborah Miller, General Manger


403 S Talbot St
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
HOLIDAY HOURS LISTED BELOW

Saturday & Sunday 10AM

DINNER, Monday ,Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5PM

CLOSED FOR DINNER Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday NIGHTS (Winter Hours)

OPEN ON SOME HOLIDAY SUNDAYS (Night)

GLUTEN FRIENDLY MENU

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve Sunday 12/24/2017
Open for Brunch 10AM
Closed Dinner

Closed CHRISTMAS DAY Monday 12/25/2017

Open New Year’s Eve Sunday12/31/2017
Brunch 11AM
Dinner 5PM
Prix Fixe $85.00 per person (Choice of ONE from each course, there will be (menu TBD later)
2 apps, 2 salads, 3 entrees, 3 desserts

Open New Year’s Day Monday 1/1/2018
Brunch 10 AM
Closed Dinner





Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 745-9111

Website:
http://www.bistrostmichaels.com/

Parking Details:
On street
Some hotels have free shuttle service

Executive Chef:
Doug Stewart

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Bistro St Michaels Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cozy (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Been several times. Will not take a table upstairs any longer as large group occupied an entire wall and the noise levels made conversation at our table difficult

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My daughter had the scallops & I had the tuna. Both were delicious and we had good service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food, great service. A favorite on the Eastern Shore.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location in St. Michael's. Very friendly wait staff and great service...gave you time to enjoy each course. The restaurant was cozy and quiet...very relaxing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time at Bistro and it was wonderful. We had come into town to do some Christmas shopping. Kristen our server was lovely as was the young lady who greeted us when we came in. The young man who served our bread was just as kind. Food was delicious and drinks were excellent. This was a lovely evening and we appreciate the kindness, delicious food and wonderful time! We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we've had in a while. Food was very good. Trumped only by the service. Our hostess and waiter were as welcoming, kind, and engaged as anyone could ever expect. We will definitely come back on our next visit to St. Michaels.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing! My wife and I were celebrating our 22nd year anniversary and a birthday and the hostess, Deborah made sure everything was perfect! Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine which made our dining one to remember!

The Young Family
Baltimore, Md

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place. The culinary experience was great. Great breakfast choices, both food and drinks. Service outstanding. Clean bathrooms and definitely a place that will leave in every customer an smile upon check out. Thank you for having us ❤️🍾🥂

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Favorite restaurant in St Michaels! Food and wine is great. Always love coming here when I’m in town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary and had a fabulous meal and evening. My wife is ovolactovegetarian and the Chef prepared a very beautiful and scrumptious special meal. The waiter, Thomas was friendly, attentive and personable, adding a nice addition to the evening. My wife and I liked the open kitchen, and it made us feel like we were part of the restaurant process. The atmosphere is pleasant, slightly cozy, and just comfortable.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic service and fantastic food!!! Fresh seafood, delicious pasta, wonderful wine list, and more!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were greeted nicely when we arrived even though we had to wait, politely cared for at the bar. We were seated in a booth which we requested but discovered the booth was so wide our friends felt miles away. The menu is diverse, there were many attractive choices although our server heavily advertised two which he later said were sold out.

Some of our dishes were really extraordinary well one was really disappointing. The foie gras was grilled to perfection, served with tart stewed cherries and frisée. Amazing. Our friend said his duck confit was out of this world, falling off bone with a divine pasta stuffed with braised duck meat. The scallops with risotto and the schnitzel were reported to be excellent. However my bouillabaisse was truly disappointing with okay shellfish, way too much rockfish, homely zucchini all surrounded by a very pedestrian and way too salty tomato sauce. No fun to make the booking and have the least good dish.

I️ know we will come back as the restaurant is reliable and very pleasant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We picked a bad night, Waterfowl Weekend, for a quiet anniversary dinner, but food was good as usual. Tables for two are small so we were advised to specify a large table next time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was unexpectedly great! The pate was amazing, the crab soup yummy and the duck scrumptious. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding brunch! I had the hash which was delicious, great combination of flavors! My wife had the French toast and was very happy with her dish! Can’t wait to return for another great meal!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always dependable and delicious! We regularly have dinner here and it is one of St Michael’s best!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very Nice evening out with my wife. Just happen upon the oyster festival taking place in St Michaels at the time. Everyone was dress working were dress as the Adams family. Great night and good food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had passed this restaurant by in recent visits due to the walk-by look of the place - it just seemed like it might be a rather ordinary and small place, nothing special. But boy were we surprised. Don't judge a book by its cover! We were greeted so warmly when we arrived a half hour early for a drink at the bar, had a wonderfully delicious dinner, outstanding service and will be going back many times in the future - no doubt about it. It had the ambiance we liked and was cozy and perfect for the two of us. Our waiter, Gary, was a gem. Well done, Bistro!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

really great.
love the bar. G was wonderful.
dinner was awesome.
oysters. shrimp and grits. scallops. octopus. bouillabaisse.
WOW!!
can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great service. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant recently. Our server was outstanding, very attentive without being intrusive. The food was well prepared and well presented. They offer a couple of chefs specials on many evenings and we were not disappointed when we tried one of them. Everything was prepared fresh and we had a nice booth next to the window. It was easy to have a conversation, so we did not find the restaurant too noisy. They have some very nice Wines By The Glass, but they are not cheap. But it does give you an opportunity to try a good wine without buying the entire bottle. Overall, an excellent evening and a very nice restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently great cuisine with polite, attentive, and we'll trained staff. Ingredients are fresh, local, and in season. Talented chef.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great experience with a feeling of being part of the family

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

What an amazing little gem in the heart of St Michaels. We celebrated my son's 25th birthday and will be back next year. The service and menu definately 5 star!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lovely french-inspired restaurant in St. Michaels. The food is delicious and definitely features local flare. The service is attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Again, service, food and atmosphere was outstanding. Terrific bartender, server and Deborah (manager) is extremely personable. We ALWAYS recommend the Bistro to anyone traveling to St Michaels!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food, ok prices. Service was better than average. Nice ambience downstairs but just ok upstairs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a special evening when we dine at Bistro St. Michael's.
Attentive service and delicious food.
Deborah is always so accommodating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

What an incredible dinner we had at the Bistro! It was our anniversary and all the staff made sure to make us feel special! You all went above & beyond. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Being on the Eastern shore, I expected that the fish and seafood would be their specialty - it was just alright for me.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food is amazing! Wonderful pairings or flavors and textures. A great spot in St Michael's

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service were both excellent. Very friendly without being over familiar. We sat outside on the front porch and had a lot of noise from the street. Still able to talk at a normal level and enjoy the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was good, but the presentation and pairings all seemed a bit outdated. We were seated downstairs in the front of the restaurant, and the small space got quite noisy with all the tables filled and grouped closely together. My husband ordered one of the specials the waiter offered, only to find out when the bill arrived that it was $15 more than all the standard entrees on the menu. Had it been extraordinary, we wouldn't have minded the cost difference, but it was just a veal chop and grits with some watercress as garnish - that's all. We knew the veal would be on the higher end of the menu, but for $45 just for the entree, I would expect a bit more "oomph" on the plate. Otherwise, the waiter and other service was attentive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Each of our party of four had a different entree, but each of us agreed that our food was exceptional. Our helpful waitress performed well in every aspect of the service. By the glass wine list offered unusual premium selection not often found by the glass.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Bistro is so lovely and charming! We always try to go when we are visiting St. Michaels. The ambience and décor are my favorite in town. It is a charming environment, but has been modernized over the years. There is even a bar area for more casual dining now. We love the porch or the more formal second floor. The food is consistently delicious and the wine list is superb. Surprisingly, the list specializes in California wines, rather than French. They have many wonderful CA cult wines. The service is warm and professional. You won't be disappointed at bistro.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed very much our meal with very nice service-we will return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We loved the food at this Bistro and our waiter was attentive, but the rest of the staff seemed eager to get us out the door. So what was suppose to be a relaxing birthday dinner was cut short with glares from other staff members and lights being turned off. We had 7:30 dinner reservation and left at 8:45. I guess you may want to dine early for best experience. Probably won't return to this restaurant based on our experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Beautifully prepared and delicious food. Excellent service and a staff that made you feel like family. We have been often and will often come again. Well worth the two hour drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

One of our local favorites. The table location, service and food were excellent. The manager greets you like a friend and the servers are on top of their game.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of countless well-frequented little (and not-so-little) restaurants in this charming Chesapeake Bay town. With so many good choices, here are a few considerations before you make your selection:

1. Tables near the bar and kitchens are subject to deafening clatter, where it is impossible to think, much less talk.
2. The dinner rolls are not hot but they are dry, granular, and tasteless.
3. We requested the foie gras "very very rare," "blue," and "barely touch-seared." They arrived overcooked.
4. One of our requests to the server was forgotten until we reminded her.
5. End-of-bottle wine pour was not notably generous.

Now make your own decision.

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