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Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar

4.7
1145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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" for our Martini Bar. We also have an oceanside patio, across the street from the beach, for drinks and waiting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Weekdays
5:00pm-1:30am Fridays
5:00pm-11:00pm Saturdays
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Phone number
(252) 261-2546
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Donny King
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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.
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Private party contact
Donny King: (252) 261-2546
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eckner St.
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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.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5.0Dined a day ago

Outstanding food and service. Had 4 dishes and dessert. All excellent. Service was exceptional. Cozy and pleasant atmosphere. Great dining experience.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Steak not cooked properly, martini was hardly drinkable.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Ocean Blvd is our “go to restaurant” on the Outer Banks! Don’t even need an excuse, just go.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Tried this during restaraunt week. Food was great. Nice al fresco dining if the weather cooperates. Good martini

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We eat here the First night of vacation most years... Food was delicious- fabulous!!! Creative, beautifully presented, flavors off the chart. Drinks, eh. I love their signature drink “rosy cheeks”, it was not up to par, tasted just like my hubby’s martini and since they were packed to the gills with only 2 waiters... I let it go, we all have off nights. Ordered a bottle of wine, not cheap wine. When the owner brought the bottle to the table, after waiting 20+ minutes for them to find it, it was the wrong vintage. When asked if it was correct, I pointed out the bottle was wrong and was asked if I was the one tasting it. Stunned... I was stunned. I ordered it, of course I am the one tasting it. Oh, and guess what, I made the reservation and spent my money too. I know, let it go... 2018 and sexism is alive and well in the OBX. Meal was delicious though.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were seated right away. Have us a chance to look over the menu and also explained how the specials were and the 3 course meal. We ordered and was very happy with the meal the service and the experience. Very nice choice. We will be back on our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This has become my favorite restaurant in the Outer Banks. That's not fair. This is my favorite restaurant, period. Consistently great food and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I took my wife for our 6th anniversary, and I was not disappointed. The service was amazing, the food was the best I have ever had, the drinks were phenomenal. The whole experience was well worth the trip to Outer Banks by itself.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Flounder was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We continue to come back to OB.
The food is consistently good. The service is friendly, but sometimes stretched a little thin.
The regular menu items get a new twist with each new season.

Price points haven’t driven us away, yet.
They’re in a different class from most of the OBX restaurants.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We were in OBX for a few day vacation and looked for a nice place to eat. Although there’s no real ocean view, the ambiance, attention and food were well worth the experience. We enjoyed every course. Brad was our server and he was very nice. Overall we would definitely recommend Ocean Blvd Bistro.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We continue to enjoy a wonderful dining experience at Ocean Blvd.
Heather and Donny always make sure our every need is met. The specials were delightful: fried cheese and gnocchi appetizer hit the spot and easily shared among 4 diners. The tuna and flounder specials were also yummy. The chef was willing and able to make some changes on the accompaniments at one guest request.
As always, the bistro salad was fresh tasting with the perfect amount of dressing. We also shared and enjoyed the offered sorbets and our plates were empty.
Thank you for a consistently excellent dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Even though we stay in Corolla we make the trip down for dinner. Wide ranging menu, we loved the stir fry app. and pork shank was perfect with great spice. My wife had the flounder special which she loved. All 3 desserts our table had were delicious

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ocean Blv Bistro is a place not to be missed! The food is wonderful, the service is just as wonderful. They care about the food they put out and the servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. When we are visiting the Outer Banks, we will always make a point of getting there for dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always great! A favorite OBX restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and service is wonderful We were a group of four, everyone loved there food. There wasn’t anything that wasn’t delicious.

Just wish it wasn’t so expensive

One of our favorite places to eat. Just wish the prices weren’t as high as they are.

Would recommend trying as a special treat!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Ocean Blvd Bistro is the best restaurant in Kitty Hawk.
Service is top notch and the food is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Lovely dinner, as usual, at Ocean Blvd!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We really enjoyed Dining here. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and fabulous owners and their staff.

I loved the martinis, a definite “must try”.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great dinner date with my husband! Asked for reserved seating and bottle in advance and they posed everything eloquently! Very attentive service. A must-stop with a great view of the water over the dunes!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Every visit to Ocean Blvd does not disappoint and that’s been a constant for 10 years! This time we were celebrating our 31st Anniversary and everyone went out of their way to make it special. Food is consistently amazing and drinks are the best. Of course the wine list is superb. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We came back after 10 years to celebrate our anniversary. It was wonderful!! Service and food were exactly as they were on our wedding night. They made every effort to accommodate our 5 year old as this was not his type of place! They made it special for him too! And, they included a wonderful dessert to mark the occasion. We highly recommend this wonderful place in the Outer Banks. We'll see you in 10 years!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A true favorite! Chef prepares fun, tasty and unusual selections along with the bold stand-bys. I recommend the Chef's bar dining or a quite table.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Incredible restaurant! Owners are personable and remember their guests. They are hands on and make sure their high standards are met

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great restaurant, with dedicated staff. Food is prepared well and excellent value. Service providers are top/notch . Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We stopped in to enjoy an early dinner. Food and service were great. I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

A must try on the OBX for consistently excellent cuisine! The wine list is incredible, the service top notch, and the menu choices are mouth watering! I try to visit on every trip.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Birthday dinner was very special. Favorite place on the OBX

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar, is one of our favorite restaurants in the outer banks. The food is always excellent. I don't think we have ever been disappointed in anything we have ordered. The wine list is excellent also.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ocean Boulevard is not only THE best fine dining on the Outer Banks, it truly is on of the best restaurants worldwide. A must for foodies. The lobster bisque was loaded with lobster and had a pleasant sweet flavor. The NY Strip is always perfect and the seafood stew of mussels, clams, shrimp, mahi mahi, cabbage and Brussels sprouts was superb. The red velvet cheese cake and Guiness chocolate cake with homemade scotch vanilla ice cream were a fabulous end to the dinner. The wine list is excellent and we had a bottle of Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir which completed our dinner perfectly. Don’t miss an opportunity to dine here if you love gourmet cooking at its best.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great Mardi Gras atmosphere and food! Loved the 4 dishes we ordered! All excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

This was our first visit to Ocean Blvd Bistro. Don't know how we managed to miss this gem during all our previous visits to the OBX. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the following evening for their Mardi Gras event. We will definitely return again whenever we're in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Best Old Fashion I have had in a long time. We also loved our salads, entrees and dessert. It was the second time we had a wonderful server. She is certainly an asset to your restaurant!!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Always good. Warm and comfortable, varied seasonal menu. Good wine list

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Ate here several times and always enjoy the creative food. The chef is very good with fusion of flavors. This is highly recommended for "foodies".

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Good food and good service

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

All was good except we barely !!!sat down the waiter rattled down the specials . It took us a few seconds what he was telling us. That did not sit well with us. In your type of Restaurant we would expect to be seated then after a few minutes being asked if we cared for a drink and when the drinks were delivered then the waiter should/could ask if we would like to hear the Specials. It felt like we were at a fast food restaurant however the food was great and the price justified

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This review concerns the Ocean Blvd Bistro paired wine dinner for New Years Eve. We had been looking for a New Years Eve replacement for the paired wine dinner at Elizabeth's Cafe in Duck, since it closed two years ago. We had a great time and the food and service were excellent. Our only suggestion concerns the size of the food portions. For a five course dinner with paired wines, the food portions were too large. We suggest reducing portion size and using any budget savings to upgrade the wine. This would hopefully improve the quality of this NYE event and maintain the price-break, so it is still affordable. Overall, the best thing I can say is, "we will be back".

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