Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

4.8
1735 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar is an upscale dining restaurant on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are open nightly for dinner and drinks through all seasons. We pride ourselves in using fresh local and regional ingredients, in season, to create interesting and flavorful meals. We have a comprehensive wine list and have been awarded "Best of the Beach - 2014-2017" for our Martini Bar. We also have an oceanside patio, across the street from the beach, for drinks and waiting. If your reservation can not be completed online, please call us at 252-261-2546 to inquire about special seating arrangements.
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Mallory
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We began with a few cocktails (we had the Rosy Cheek Martinis and they were super refreshing, unique, and delicious). Afterwards, we both enjoyed the seared scallops and followed up with a chocolate gateau cake for dessert, along with the recommended port pairing.

Ambience was perfect for our anniversary dinner. It was quiet and the lighting was low. Covid precautions were taken into consideration, which we really appreciated.

Wait staff was attentive. We highly recommend this place and will definitely be back in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We dined on the 2nd floor to avoid the 1st floor crowd. The food was good, our waiter was great. The atmosphere was underwhelming. Table finish was chipped, no window treatment, squeaky loose chairs. No flowers on table- just a lonely candle. A white tablecloth would kick it up a notch. My son enjoyed oyster chowder and I had the greens salad w carmelized grapes and pecans, goat cheese. My entree was the bar chicken. Good comfort food on a cold January night.

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XimenaF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great experience; cocktails were delicious and food delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Oksana, was kind, knowledgeable, and personable. Our food was wonderful. It was the perfect date night!

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TNat
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good new find. Dishes are on the spicy side though not indicated on the menu.

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EranH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very special, service was excellent.

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vipSandyL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service, food and drinks. We keep coming back.

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BrunchGirls
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Definitely order the specials. I got the rockfish. Service was excellent. Covid methods were easy and sensible. The fried oyster appetizer was tasty.. Dessert was also worth the calories.

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FredG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Class Menu.
Great Mix of Menu Item Selections.
First Class Meal and accompaniments to the meal.
First Class Meal Presentation.
Great Dessert Selection!
Cheese Cake Vanilla Bean - Delicious
Creme Brûlée- Awesome!
As a Retired Exec. Chef - First Class!
One of Our Favorite Dining Pleasures!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as usual! Followed all covid safety practices. Staff was extremely attentive.

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ArthurNew
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter disappeared on to many occasions. Meal was fine just not the wow I usually get there.

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GregoryS
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will be eating here evertime I visit OBX. It's my new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

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VickyG
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my sixth year going to Ocean Boulevard for New Year’s Eve dinner. The folks at OB were very attentive and the service was top notch. The 5 course meal was outstanding with a wonderful selection for you to choose from. I enjoyed the beef tenderloin as my meal. The pear salad was delicious and the spice cake for dessert was divine! In addition to a wonderful meal, we received a to go bag including black eyed peas and champagne for New Year’s Day. What an awesome touch! Thank you Donnie and Heather and the crew at OB!

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DeanT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service was spectacular. A favorite meal, every visit to the OBX.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as always

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JillW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The wait was a bit long but our waiter Jeff kept us abreast about the situation. The food was definitely worth the wait. We will be back in the summer during our regular yearly OBX vacation.

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VerySatisfied
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience expensive,, but worth it i think it is the best obx restaurant

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vipRobertZ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. the menu always surprises. wine list is outstanding. love the use of the open ceiling steel girders as wine storage. caught my eye. sad that they closed Xmas week, but, understandable. will return.

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Goodeater1
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Very Covid compliant. Can’t top a place that stuffs their own blue cheese olives! Highly recommend!

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MicheleC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding! Our server was attentive and the courses were brought out with a good space in between! Will definitely go back!

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DonnieB
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. The chefs special is always a treat. Consistently great service. We highly recommend Ocean Boulevard for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun to be able to sit at the bar! We cant do that in VA. Very nice place, and good was great.

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MillieF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy and never a disappointment. Donny has consistently provided OBX with the best dining experience on the beach.
Millie Millar Ford

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LewW
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite feel good place. Always great atmosphere, staff, specials and food presentation! We dine their as often as our budget allows and we celebrate their always!

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Eddiet
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating there - just as good if not better

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vipObxdiners
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always consistent yummy flayvors

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KatieH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place this is. Great food and excellent service. Truly enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was Amazing!

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SuzanneS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really don't think you can get anything that is not exceptional!! I got two of the small plates (Beef and Mushroom Salad and Rice Flour Fried Oysters) and My dining partner got the Grouper with all kinds of wonderful accompaniments and set ups...the Dijon cream sauce I could spread on a piece of cardboard and eat it--its that good. Its cozy and the drinks are always fresh and the warm yeast bread out of the oven makes you swoon

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LeaC
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have eaten here once before and decided to come in this week while we were on vacation.The drinks and food were excellent. The servers wore masks and we were all socially distanced.We were very pleased.

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TracyG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Ocean Boulevard which we have come to expect from them! Absolutely perfect!

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vipRobertJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best meals on the Outer Banks. Loved the catfish and the beef tenderloin. Donny the owner was great and Tom the waiter was one of the Best. We will definitely back over the holidays.

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MicheleL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! I don’t usually order chicken out but the chicken with mashed and greens on the bar menu was recommended and it was fabulous!!

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MaryEllen
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the first time we havd eaten here. Everytime to visit Kitty Hawk this is a must for us many times during our vacation.

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Arlingtonian
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at Ocean Boulevard many times over the years and have never been disappointed.
On this visit we were a party of six. The dinner was delicious. The staff was attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend.

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SteveR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food, first and foremost, menu always changing with something new and excellent to try. Great staff. Social distancing and masks enforced, as well as barriers (hardly noticeable) between tables. And the cocktails and martinis are excellent.

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ThomasF
Wilmington
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except the arugula and pumpkin seed pesto on the tuna

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tgreenster
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has a little something for everyone. cocktails are fantastic and the wine selection is extensive. You can choose comfort food-OB Mac n cheese- or something more elegant like seared duck breast or lamb chops. I definitely recommend.

FAQs

Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 261-2546.

Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.