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Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

4.7
4.7
2180 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-2546

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donny King

  • Catering

    We are capable of providing food and cocktails for a large variety of events, on- or off-premise. We often host birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinners, etc. in the restaurant. For larger events such as wedding receptions and large scale anniversary parties, we can cater in your rental property or selected banquet area with a full scale, personally designed menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Within the restaurant, we are capable of seating as many as 22 people upstairs for a semi-private event. In our wine room, we can accommodate up to 12. If needed, we can book the downstairs dining area to handle up to 60.

  • Private party contact

    Donny King: (252) 261-2546

  • Neighborhood

    Kitty Hawk

  • Cross street

    Eckner St.

  • Parking details

    Our private lot is on the side of the restaurant by the front door. When the lot becomes full, we have access to alternate lots in cooperation with the Beachwoods Property Group. These parking lots are located just beyond our adjacent lot, to the west.

  • Entertainment

    After Dinner (10:00pm) on Friday Nights we offer live music with local and regional bands until 1:30am. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, we often have a solo acoustic performer on our Oceanside patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,180 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

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  1. TB

    ToriBrand

    Baltimore

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The only thing that was off was that we ordered drinks and then immediately was asked to order. We felt we were being rushed. The server said the kitchen was a little behind and they would not rush us. We ordered and before our drinks were halfway the appetizers came out and we felt rushed. The food is the star of the show. The only thing we wished we could have done was bring some desserts home but they were not "box" friendly.
  2. P

    Phil

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. We especially enjoyed the Rosy Cheeks martinis!
  3. SB

    StephanieB

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here last night with 3 other couples. Hubs had the steak, big portion. Everyone had the cesear salad, delightful. Chief fish special was amazing, several had the scallops, which they loved. The coconut macaroon cheesecake was yummy. Our server, Oxona was very attentive. We will be back.
  4. RB

    RaymondB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been visiting the OBX for over 20 years. This year we discovered the Ocean Blvd Bistro. It is now going to be our go-to place every time we visit the area. Great food and a wonderful staff/\.
  5. j

    juliag

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was hit and miss. Pleasant waitress. Not much hospitality from the front door manager.
  6. JG

    JenniferG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experiences at OB are consistently excellent!
  7. B

    Bob51

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end, a wonderful experience that has been consistently excellent over the years!
  8. C

    Cmoore1495

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent
  9. BB

    BonnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Maria was awesome… so attentive and friendly and we ended up knowing her… you have a great staff person.. we are local and will return☑️
  10. CW

    CarolW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food here! Love the combinations they come up with and the presentation. We only discovered this restaurant last year. Now it is a must for every trip!
  11. s

    skbritman

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service at the cocktail bar by Matt and colleagues. The specials we great - loved the mackerel
  12. JE

    JES3

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Kitty Hawk!
  13. AJ

    AniJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at ocean blvd bistro is outstanding and some of the best on the beach. It was too windy to sit outside because of the offshore storm, so we ate inside at the top of the stairs. It was nice to be in our own space and we were able to talk at the table without being overheard. We’ll be back! Thanks to your amazing chef!
  14. TB

    ToriBrand

    Baltimore

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Ocean Blvd. We come down in May and September every year and go to Ocean Blvd at least three times while we are here. The food is always delicious, and the service is very attentive and it's nice to see familiar faces year after year. The chef's pumpkin soup was excellent! the duck breast is always a favorite and the special salmon dish was cooked perfectly. It's always nice to get "hot" bread and butter. Will be back for the rack of lamb!
  15. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant, period. I always visit it when I am in the area.
  16. C

    Ceascape

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are enjoyed our dinners, the seating, food, & service. Our server went out of his way to check with the chef for any remaining availability of a food item we preferred. Our special martini request was placed and delicious.
  17. LG

    LindaG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always one of the best Outer Banks, NC restaurants.
  18. RH

    RickH

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good though some menu items had sold out. Wine selection was also very good with a reasonable restaurant mark up. The noise level was higher than usual but as only a 9 pm reservation was available the noise dropped off significantly after we were seated. The tile fish entrees and filet were well prepared and enthusiastically endorsed by our guests.
  19. L

    Laura

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot on the outer banks. No matter what you order, you will be impressed.
  20. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and staff. The special of the day was Tilefish and the best meal I have ever had.
  21. L

    Love2eat

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, terrific waiter, enjoyed the meal immensely!
  22. k

    kellyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time all around! Food, service, drinks, atmosphere!
  23. HS

    HankS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent, superb food and cocktails. Service and attention to details are excellent.
  24. KL

    KeithL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not to be missed while in Kitty Hawk! We plan ahead and book our dinner almost a month ahead. Go get some amazing eats!
  25. L

    Larry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Ocean Blvd Bistro. We all had something different from steak to seafood to pork. We all commented on how good our food was. We had Todd as a server and he was great. Everything right on time or ahead of the game. We WILL be back!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, a bit pricy for the amount of food but the quality was very good. Limited selection of Tequila and beer types.
  27. p

    peggaret

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous service from Maria!! Everyone at restaurant was personable and friendly and the food was fabulous!! I wish I had known there was upstairs seating, if available, request that as the ocean can be seen from 2nd floor. We had fried green tomatoes, bistro salad, yellowfin tuna and the huge pork chop (menu addition for the evening). Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared.
  28. RH

    RickH

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve had many meals at fine dining establishments on the Northern beaches. I remember when Ocean Boulevard was new. The last experience was typical of the consistent excellence of this establishment. The fish special and duck breast entrees, the sashimi and beef tritip appetizers were all perfectly prepared. The Faust Cabernet was delicious and the wine mark ups reasonable. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The prices are competitive in this market and low by big city standards. We will be back soon.
  29. CA

    CAPTSuds

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably the best place my wife and I have eaten in OBX over the past 10 years. Menu is limited, but what they do, they do exceptionally from drinks to seafood to steaks.
  30. LG

    LindaG

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make sure every year we hit Ocean Blvd while on vacation. The food is always amazing. We had the duck, NY strip and seafood special. All were spectacular. Appetizers of crab bisque and veal meatballs were lick the plate good. Our waiter was on point- paid attention but not too much. Can’t wait to go back
  31. V

    Valp

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dining experience. Good was outstanding.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant for a special occasion or just a great dinner. Donnie and Heather are awesome owners of Ocean Blvd.
  33. D

    Deadwood

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and wine all delicious. The crabcakes are the best! Wonderful restaurant to bring guests to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Service is attentive and knowledgable.
  34. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice martini bar but can’t have a drink before dinner with bar already reserved. Hostess is unfriendly and curt. 3rd time experiencing her. Food and waiter service is good
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Found this gem at the last minute, and super glad we did. Great meal, great wine list, beautiful ocean views. Will definitely visit again.
  36. FM

    FoodiesMom1

    Charlotte

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is one of our go to places when we are in the OBX. Never disappoints.
  37. ML

    MarkL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could initially only get a table at 8:30 but Diana returned our call and got us in at 8:30. Todd provided us with excellent service and his great personality added to our good time. The tile fish over New Orleans style jambalaya was the perfect balance of flavor and kick. My son can never get a true medium steak but his cooked to pink perfection. The pork chops were also perfectly cooked with an unforgettable demi-glaze. Even the bread and butter were as good as you’ll find anywhere. We took our desserts to go. When we got home the great taste kept coming with the excellent chocolate genache cake and crème brûlée. My martini was as good as I’ve ever had. But the best surprise was the wine pricing. The markup was around only 20% so we were able to really spoil ourselves with their extensive and terrific wine list. The atmosphere is great too with an open kitchen and a view of the ocean dunes. This a 5 star establishment without a doubt.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We ordered the chicken livers and they were so good and fork tender. My daughter and I both had the salmon and my husband had the tenderloin. Everything was cooked to perfection:) Also, our server Cameron was very friendly and attentive.
  39. BL

    BeachLlamasMama

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last-minute reservation accommodated. Excellent food, tremendous service, great view of the dune and ocean. Will definitely go back.
  40. F

    Fred

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again amazing. Sat us upstairs by a window overlooking the ocean. Tile fish was cooked perfectly, great martini's and Olga our waitperson was spot on. We still think it's the best on the OBX.

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 4.7 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

4700 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eckner St.

  • Neighborhood

    Kitty Hawk

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our private lot is on the side of the restaurant by the front door. When the lot becomes full, we have access to alternate lots in cooperation with the Beachwoods Property Group. These parking lots are located just beyond our adjacent lot, to the west.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donny King

  • Entertainment

    After Dinner (10:00pm) on Friday Nights we offer live music with local and regional bands until 1:30am. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, we often have a solo acoustic performer on our Oceanside patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-2546

  • Catering

    We are capable of providing food and cocktails for a large variety of events, on- or off-premise. We often host birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinners, etc. in the restaurant. For larger events such as wedding receptions and large scale anniversary parties, we can cater in your rental property or selected banquet area with a full scale, personally designed menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Within the restaurant, we are capable of seating as many as 22 people upstairs for a semi-private event. In our wine room, we can accommodate up to 12. If needed, we can book the downstairs dining area to handle up to 60.

  • Private party contact

    Donny King: (252) 261-2546

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