Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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vipbianca
Orlando
53 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Before arriving in obx did a little homework on best
Restaurants ..we didn't want a beach shack for dinner, and this place was just perfect..its not crazy fancy but deffinatly a step up..
We called to say we'd b a
Bit late not a problem.. We still got the table I requested and the view from up stairs is very pretty. Our server Tom was very friendly And capable. We ordered the Bisque which was very flavorful. Just wish they had taken the tailes off the shrimp that they put on top, made it a bit messy to eat.
Husband had the lamb chops which he said were very nice, zippy sweet glaze on top.. he ordered them medium rare even his vegetables got a positive comment. I had the mushroom, steak salad with feta. big enough to fill you up lite enough not to make you feel stuffed.
Top it off with cappuccino and an expresso..excellent
Ending.
Tips- for the best view, up stairs. There is a small balcony set up for smokers on the 2nd level as well.. very thoughtful of them. Where your masks! except when sitting at your table.
Dinner for 2 with wines, martinis , coffees & tip
About $60 pp. Worth it!

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DavidL31
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant on the OBX! To know the owners and staff is an absolute privilege. We consider our visits a special occaision to enjoy food and wine.

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Diane
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 30th anniversary. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the service was excellent. The martinis were one of kind! Our food was delicious; wonderful quality of ingredients. We will visit again.

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KimB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, really enjoyed the fried green tomato appetizer was awesome! And great service as well!

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laurak
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fresh with good flavors.
Would go again for sure.

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vipSandyL
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat on the Outer Banks. Drinks and food always top notch.

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Snue
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent and the food delicious. Great place to go for great martinis and a gourmet meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great and the atmosphere was too. Even during the pandemic. They do a nice job keeping things clean and safe. I appreciate that. Lastly, the martinis are very good. Plus, the stuffed olives take a vodka martini to the next level. This place has been around since the 90’s for a reason.

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DottieM
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant did absolutely everything to maintain social distance, the mask policy and they even had plexiglass hanging next to some tables including ours. The wait staff was amazing. My family and I had a wonderful dinner and would highly recommend this restaurant. We drove down from Corolla based on reviews that I read and we did not regret it. My South Beach Martini was awesome! The crab bisque soup was fantastic! And three out of four of us had a seafood dish. The presentation and side accompaniments I say kudos to the chef. We were extremely pleased with our dinners and the dessert was wonderful. Great way to celebrate my husband's birthday. We would highly recommend this restaurant and we will return on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best meal we’ve had on the Outer Banks. We will be back as soon as we can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, wonderful service... the location and view was not great. I now know what “ocean view” means...

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AnneW
Wilmington
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and had a wonderful specialty drink!! Highly recommended!!!

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vipRosemarieH
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Blvd is one our go to restaurants for all occasions!

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LindaG
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite OBX restaurants. We go every year. Everything is always perfect. Great service. Amazing specials - perfect portions. They also are handling the covid issue with separation and glass partitions where appropriate.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal and martinis and the desserts were fabulous too!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they wrote happy anniversary on our dessert it was super cute and thoughtful!

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vipCammyH
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experiences at OB are always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional Food. Outstanding Service. Vacationing foodies will not be disappointed. From the bread & martinis to the salad, main courses & dessert, attention to every detail was not sparred. I highly recommend!

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BrynH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner on our beach weekend in Kitty Hawk.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Handling COVID requirements like no other. You will feel very safe as you enjoy this excellent OBX restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere. Restaurant compliant with all CDC guidelines. Felt comfortable and grateful for a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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DocJohn
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food was delicious. Environment was well prepared for safe dining in the pandemic.

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KimB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, food and service was awesome!

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AaronG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat offenders here, booking at least one meal every time we visit the Outer Banks. Food is always perfect and the menu very creative. Maybe the best skillet mac and cheese on the planet. Sit at the chef's table if you get the chance. It'll blow your mind how quickly and effortlessly the most complex dishes come together here.

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LizD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff! I left my jacket on the back of my chair and my husband left his face covering and they called me immediately to let us know.

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NoAn
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant on the OBX & will probably still eat here every month. Food was amazing! Only complaint I would say is that our server Tom was not very personable at all. Which is odd since every time we have been there the staff has been over the top phenomenal. Felt like we were more of an inconvenience to him.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date night restaurant with the Missus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

JC
JeffC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go in the area for a great meal!

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FrancisM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to our yearly visit here & we certainly was not disappointed. Everyone was great and all safety measures were adhered to. The food was phenomenal as usual. We felt very comfortable there..... Thanks again..... until next year!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual summer vacation.

I’ve “quit” blue point in duck in favor of “ocean boulevard”— moving it to number #1.

In the past 20 years I had split my dining time between both restaurants; but last year, I finally decided that I should just go to Ocean Boulevard 2X times a week—double up.

It was an easy decision, and my wife and son concurred.

This year I booked (2X) Ocean Boulevard for Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM—Eezy Peezy.

Bon appétit

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vipchiefmadman
Denver
209 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Puppy Drum was dry, waiter had to be reminded of orders, marginal meal. It worth the price paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as always! Great service.

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ThomasF
Wilmington
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good. Appropriate social distancing observed. Always reliable

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slightly off the normal tourist route great find. Nice place for romantic meal together or table for one. Ambiance lovely relaxing 😎 Jazz greats in background. Staff very friendly and overall meal very delicious. 🙂

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Brad
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian provided excellent service and good recommendations. The food was outstanding.

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ROCK
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation to OBX. Recommend by a friend. Didn’t disappoint as the food, service and ambiance was terrific. Unusual appetizers and main course.

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NoAn
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After leaving on the Outer Banks for over a decade & eating at many restaurants, Ocean Boulevard is by far my favorite!

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Local
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch food and innovative menu. Been a customer for over a decade and never fail to be impressed. Best vegetarian gourmet menu I have ever encountered. Donny and Heather run the best restaurant at the beach.

TG
TerryG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprisingly upscale place in a beach town. Great food and service was top notch.

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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 1589 OpenTable diners.

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