Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

4.7
1422 reviews
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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.

Specials

Half off Sparkling Wines!

Every Sunday, we offer Sparkling wines (Champagne, Prosecco, Moscato, etc.) at 50% off as our way of celebrating with you! Enjoy yourself however you would like - by the glass or bottle, with a casual visit at the bar or on the patio or with a full meal in the dining room!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 3, 2019

Ends: August 4, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM
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DJ
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual!👍

CL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best upscale dining on the beach. Terrific food and solid wait staff. Heather and Donny are great hosts.

JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and service
Extremely satisfied with all dishes, especially Tuna, Scallops, Calamari, and Tenderloin.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific. You can tell the food is well executed and the flavors are layered and pretty exceptional. The wine and martini selection is vast and the service was excellent. No complaints whatsoever. I’ll definitely be back on my next trip to OBX.

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks, wine and food were fantastic. The portions are actually pretty big so we probably over ordered – the appetizers are almost more main dish size, but all were very flavorful and great.

IT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent! Specials all sounded great. We ended up getting the Shrimp bruschetta. The bread was soaked in a sauce which kinda ruined the dish. main dishes were good but nothing to rave about. Great for a quick bite but wouldn’t recommend if you wanted to get blown away.

ME
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner for my daughter’s birthday. The food is best on the beach and the service is top notch, but also personable. Try their seven lettuce salad, you’ll be hooked.

Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We were glad to be part of her celebration! That Seven Lettuce Salad does it every time! ;)

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. All 8 of us had a wonderful dinner. Would definitely return.

L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, bottle of bubbly was half price and surroundings were nice! Definitely going to return!!

R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Sat at kitchen table, magic at work!

KH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and we will definitely be back next time we are at the beach.

M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and a really nice meal. Building and decor a little dated.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice spot and the food had a bit of flair to it (and that’s good!). One complaint: the steak was ordered medium and it came out medium well.
Really good bread!!

f
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love OB and have been coming for years. This is our annual date night on the family vacation so we have some quiet time together..
The Fried Chicken Livers were YUMO as were the Fried Green Tomatoes.

My swordfish was very good but just shy Of overcomes and the BLOB of sauce on it was pushed aside. Should be a buttery sauce. The risotto underneath was AMAZING! My wife’s pork chop perfect!

Special shout out to the bartender who was soo nice and made an excellent Manhattan. Also our server who was very nice.

OT
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I arrived on a busy Thursday evening, and were promptly seated in an upstairs room with an ocean view. I ordered a classic gin martini (since "martini" is in their name), which was perfection. I also ordered one of the "specials": grilled swordfish with saffron risotto, fave beans, okra, and andouille sausage, which was sublime! My husband had the tuna steak with shrimp, wrapped in a banana leaf; also superb. They had a tuna poke bowl on the appetizer menu, which we didn't order, but the adjacent table raved about. We did sample the desserts; the key lime cheesecake and the blueberry sorbet were both pleasing. Service was a tad slow, I think they were trying not to rush us... decent wine list; low noise level upstairs, a little louder in the large downstairs room. We are looking forward to going back!

SL
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was far from what we expected. Every year we make sure that we make a reservation at this restaurant because the food is so good; however, our latest experience failed to rise to our expectations. The service we received was inadequate because it appeared that our waitress was inexperienced. We waited a long time for our drinks and bread and eventually had to ask for the bread to be delivered to our table. Menus were not removed from the table until we asked our server to remove them. One of our meals, a pork chop, was undercooked, and I mean it was RAW in the middle. Our waitress did not check on us and did not appear until the end of our meal. It seemed that attention went to all of the other tables around us, but we seemed to be in a vacuum. As we left the restaurant, I did complain with the owner/chef of the restaurant. He promised to make it up to us on our next visit, but it is doubtful he will remember us if we return a year later! More attention to what is coming out of the kitchen in terms of quality control is needed. There is no excuse for undercooked food! I took the meal home intending to recook it but decided to throw it out instead.

RM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We found Ocean Blvd Bistro to be an enjoyable dinning experience on the beach. Reservations are highly recommended. We went a little early to sit at the bar and have a martini before dinner. The Bartenders were very friendly and were making excellent drinks.
Our dinner's were the tile fish special and crab cakes. Both were very good, an excellent portion size and beautifully presented. Service was good with an attentive waiter who was knowledgeable about the menu.
This is an upscale restaurant on the beach road with a friendly and happy staff. Ambiance in the restaurant was pleasant with appropriate decoration. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there

RO
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the chefs counter and had a wonderful experience tonight. Great service, the dood was fantastic and great value. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

PM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really did enjoy our meal, the service and will definitely come back when I am in Nags Head again !!!

JT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on the outer banks

BT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Blvd. is always the Dining Out highlight on our OBX summer vacation and this past Thursday was really great. The asparagus soup and New York strip steak were delicious. The atmosphere was warm and friendly as usual.

LN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treated us like royalty for our anniversary with a special dessert and even put my flowers in the cooler to stay fresh. Delightful staff and wonderful food!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very well taken care of. Food and service were great

Z
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my 1 year anniversary and had an amazing dining experience. Would highly recommend to any couple interested a special dining experience

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food tasted amazing!! So so good!

OT
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Excellent food.

F
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Interesting combination of flavors. One of the best places in obx

KM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome night out. We were seated at the chef's table, which we understood since it was just the two of us, and a bust beach weekend. We are excited to experience the ambiance of the main dining area. Our dinner/drinks were delicious.

O
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice anniversary dinner

OT
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this dinner was impressive. The bread, the drinks, the soup, salads and desert were all 5 stare. The staff was attentive and the dining area is also very unique. A little on the pricey side, but we'll worth it.

TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Have been returning for many years and I have never been disappointed. Good to know the OBX skillet is still available, even if it is now on the secret menu.

BB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar Service a bit slow on the uptake but well done with the final product signature Martini! Dinner Service with Brian was excellent! Knowledgeable of the recipes, reciting specials and insights to standard dishes. Jamaican Jerk Pork Chop was LUCIOUS! Seared scallops were tender and on point! See ya' soon!

A
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding cocktails, outstanding food with generous portions, outstanding service. The tables were jammed together so that you couldn’t help hear conversations on either side of you and the overall noise level was distracting and also made conversation difficult. Our opinion is that for the prices being charged we should enjoy greater separation of tables and reduction of noise.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience. Food quality and atmosphere is fantastic. We will return and strongly recommend to others.

D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to enjoy a great dinner. Excellent service. Reservation was spot on time. Seated immediately. Drink order came quickly and explained perfectly. Loved the Martini menu. Very expansive wine list. Our waiter Brian was outstanding. Food was excellent. Specials were explained perfectly. The desert menu finished off the night. Outstanding dinning experience.

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

While the food was outstanding as always, the service was distracted and uneven. And it looks just a bit tired. However, definitely recommend it for the wonderful flavor profiles of the food and freshness of the ingredients.

F
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Boulevard never disappoints - love, love, love!

JB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our party of three had 7:15 pm reservations and was promptly seated upstairs in a semi-private room. Our waiter seemed a bit nervous but was very helpful and sweet. The food did take a while to arrive, but I’m happy to sit for some extra time drinking wine in order to wait for complete freshness. We ordered two swordfish specials and a barrelfish special and they were absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant.

SL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with each course tastier than the prior. Friendly, attentive service from Brad who offered great recommendations. My favorites were the salad with almonds & strawberries, tasty salmon with black rice, asparagus, and buttered beans, and the oh-so-yummy macadamia tart with cinnamon ice cream and caramel. All enjoyed with sips of my mango vodka/pineapple juice martini! Perfect meal! I could eat this every day!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, love that you can see right into the kitchen!

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