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Bayfront Bistro

810 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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Bayfront Bistro is an American seafood restaurant located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida that features ocean views. The restaurant offers refined, yet casual dining with white tablecloths and a simple décor.

Bayfront Bistro serves brunch, lunch and dinner and features a daily happy hour. Brunch at the restaurant features French toast, huevos rancheros, omelets, eggs Benedict, chilaquiles and more. Lunch and dinner fare at Bayfront Bistro features a variety of soups, salads, appetizers, entrées, sides and desserts. Featured entrées on the menu include diver scallops, green tea pasta, teriyaki salmon, chicken marsala, stout braised short ribs and lobster scampi tortellini.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(239) 463-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Colvin
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Parking details
Plenty of parking on site. Covered available as well.
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Public transit
Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
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From every seat in the house you will be entertained by the passing scene of dolphins playing and other wildlife including Ibis, Eagles, and Manatee.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gator (Naples)
1.0  Dined on September 29, 2014

You allowed us to make a reservation on a night they were closed. Embarrassing moment when your with a client.

harv (Naples)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2014

We find ourselves in Ft Myers for a week each year, and one of the highlights of that visit is dinner at Bayfront Bistro. The quality and consistency of the service, food, and atmosphere does not disappoint. Highly recommended.

vipHappy2goback (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

Staff was very friendly and Victor our server was just awesome. He was very attentive. Bayfront Bistro was well worth the prices!

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

The ambiance was nice and the service was ok but both our meals were terrible! Try another restaurant.

Tcard (London)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

My expensive filet was chewy and had fatty pieces that I couldn't eat. I was very disappointed in the food. But the view is great and our server was great.

Mydiamonds88 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

A hidden gem that sits neatly on the water with terrific views all around. The Butterfish was superb. Bountiful parking nearby.

Sunsetlover (Naples)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

My wife and I needed a romantic night out. We decided to try Bayfront Bistro. The views, food and service were absolutely amazing. We usually go to a different place for our occasional night out, but we found our new favorite restaurant. Thank you for a great dinner and impeccable service.

Magnolia (Naples)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

This outstanding restaurant is not to be missed. The food, the service, the ambiance, the view are all spectacular! Each member of our table of 7 was thoroughly impressed. Even with orders from rare to well-done for the salmon dish, the chef prepared the salmon perfectly to each person's taste. The same can be said for the steak. Dolphins leaping in the air just outside our window view added to the joy of being there. The servers anticipated our every need. The waiter was professional, charming and unobtrusively efficient. We cannot say enough about how fabulous this restaurant is. Definitely go!

jbking (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

Server had a very limited knowledge of the menu! Grouper Udon was very bitter, Hot Sword Fish served with ice cold crab salad on top. When we asked the server about the cold crab, she said "oh no it should be hot", she took it back to the kitchen, then brought it back and said no it is supposed to be cold. Coffee drink was also served lukewarm at best.

Buzz (Naples)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

Dinner was excellent. The views are outstanding and the overall experience was wonderful. We have been to this restaurant many times and will continue to frequent it.

our32nd (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on August 14, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary at the Bayfront,we were welcomed by hostess who wished us a happy anniversary,seated at a great table overlooking marina. Waiter very pleasant, wine menu terrific although we didn't order wine that evening. Clam chowder excellent, salad very fresh and well prepared. My wife ordered Seminole Beef and I had wrapped Filet both dishes were prepared as we ordered risotto and potato's as well as the vegetables were fresh and well prepared.Deserts were very tasty.overall experience was a 9 out of 10

Doctorsteak (Naples)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time. Great food and wine. Attentive service. We will be back!

laur (Naples)
2.0  Dined on August 12, 2014

We have eaten here numerous times before and always enjoyed the food, but this time we were told that the wine was 1/2 price but when bill came we were charged full price $15 for a glass of chianta is very high. When I asked waiter about bill he said that was only for a bottle of wine and told him thats not what he told us, he pretty much brushed us off. We normally do not complain but I think this time we had a right not to be happy.

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

We were visiting the Pink Shell Resort and the spa personnel recommended Bayfront Bistro. It is available via the Lee trolley if you have them stop at the Publix stop between stop 3 & 4 on the route heading southbound. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the ambience is excellent. You can go casual but you will feel that you are in an upscale dining establishment. Prices are moderate. We split a Caesar salad and it was ample portion size for both. I had the cioppino and would recommend. My husband was disappointed in the quality (size) of the mussels. We would go back. Our server was very attentive and nice.

Val66 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2014

The view was Amazing and we had great food! The fish was succulent , it was a great dinner!

Food123 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2014

Has a great view but was very disappointed with the food. The bread and olive oil was the best part of the meal so we thought we were in for a real treat. The pork chops were on special and were clearly the wrong thing to order. They were fatty and really thin. Not what you would expect for $30. The shrimp pasta dish we ordered was good and flavorful. Had a good kick but not too spicey. If you go I would stick to seafood dishes and get plenty of bread!

anniversarydinner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2014

Food was delicious and the chocolate bourban bread pudding was to die for!!

Susan (Naples)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2014

We had a great dinner with excellent service. We all had fish which was tasty. They were very accommodating about switching out side dishes.

vipLove (Naples)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

Such a wonderful place -- great view, great staff, spotless restrooms, very good food. Only complaint is the blender at the bar. When a table ordered 2 drinks requiring such the blender noise took over the whole dining room at one recent lunch. It was horrific....

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2014

Went for Sunday brunch. Selection was was good. Service could have been better. Waitress did not tell us about the drink special and charged us full price for bloody mary's. Came home saw an ad for unlimited during brunch for less. Called, and the credited our credit card...shouldn't have happened. Also waitress was covering more than one area. She'd disappear...