Beach Bistro

4.9
21 reviews
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The Beach Bistro bids you a Warm Welcome! Award-winning surfside dining on the Gulf of Mexico. Discover World-class Dining on the beautiful white sands of Anna Maria Island. Come make a lifetime memory with us.
Our ambition is to serve you one of the best meals that you have ever had. We are guided by Sean’s constant reminder that…”If you strive for perfection then you will achieve a high degree of excellence a good part of the time.”
We know that if we pair the very best of America’s food bounty with the area’s strongest team of pros that the outcomes will be exceptional. The Beach Bistro uses only the best of American Ranchlands Domestic Lamb, Prime American Beef and Maple Leaf Farms Duckling. The Bistro’s Shrimp are truly Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, and our Fresh, Line-Caught Fish are sourced directly from people we know.
Our rising tide of vegetarian preparations are the product of our chef team’s talents for developing profound and unique flavor profiles.
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WC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint restaurant. Option to dine right on the beach.

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LS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent will be back loved it. Great sunset dining

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding and the the staff is World Class! Beach Bistro is the best restaurant on AMI!

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. On the expensive side but well worth it. Food was amazing from start to finish. Special touches, like black napkins for the women so no white fluff gets on their clothes, a taste of a special cocktail, an unexpected piece of focaccia with pesto and olive tapenade, a gift for the women of a boxed chocolate truffle as they leave - all these added up to a lovely experience. Look forward to my next visit.

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AD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dinner. I took half my entree home and it was just as wonderful the second time around. Yes, the snapper special was delicious!

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l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience. Started with a drink on the beach watching the sunset. Moved into the restaurant which was very relaxing and inviting. Staff were very attentive. Ser vjb ice was excellent. Food was beyond expectation. Lobstercargot, Pate` were delicious. We had grouper 2 different ways, snapper and duck and all were expertly presented and everyone raved about their dinner.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance. We will definitely go back!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Adam was superb! Marvin at the bar is equally exceptional! The food was magnificent and the ambience extraordinary! Unfortunately the fog rolled in so we were not able to dine on the beach however I highly recommend that experience!

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the state of Florida, even my favorite in the American south. The staff is lovely and attentive. The dining room is small so it's cozy and beachy at the same time. The food is fabulous. The sommelier (David) is just so great! Knowledgable and open and very willing to help you pair a wine to suit your palette and meal. LOVE this place.

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r
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful experience. Definitely an upscale restaurant that checks all of the boxes. The food was amazing, the service just as. The atmosphere truly put you in the mood for a fine dining experience. When dining for two the tables are a little close together so get comfortable hearing your neighbor's conversation. A little on the pricey side but on par with a fine-dining experience. Would definitely go back.

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Foie Gros was AMAZING. Rack of Lab well prepared with excellent flavor. Unfortunately my wife had a $66 dinner “Grouper Cooper” which had a DRY PIECE OF GROUPER which was over cooked &!NO FLAVOR, the 1/2 Split lobster tail was superb but for $66 would expect the WHOLE TAIL which was a small tail anyways.
Staff and service 5STAR.
They kindly DID NOT CHARGE FOR MY WIFE’s DINNER and asked

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good. This time slow service however gave us time to catch up with old friends. Prices on high side for lunch.

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OT
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great view. The service was excellent!

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WD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant anywhere. Some people complain about the cost, but it is well worth it! The setting is amazing, the view beautiful, but even more impressive is the quality of service as well as the food itself. The waitstaff is so attentive, friendly and efficient. If you even think you want something, they are there to help you. We went on a cold Florida night and our waiter took our valet ticket before we were ready to leave so we wouldn’t have to wait for our car in the cold. The food is beyond amazing - from the salad all the way to dessert. Beautiful as well as delicious. Again, I can not give this restaurant high enough praise.

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RN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Restaurant, great atmosphere, wonderful waterfront views and the food is absolutely delicious!

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TN
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the only true 5 star restaurant in the area.
We split everything so that we could both enjoy all the tastes of fois gras with brioche, rack of lamb, and chocolate torte each served with a touch of sauterne or bubbly. We also had a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. The service was great with Chris.
We also spoke with Sean Murphy about how excited we are that another Beach Bistro is coming to Sarasota! 2020!!

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N
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Beach Bistro our favorite restaurant on the Island

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were able to sit outside on the beach with our two kids. The waiter was able to bring them a little bag of toys and the bartender made a special kids drink. Since they were on the beach. The kids took off their shoes and played on in the sand

The food was very good and the waiter was able to make suggestions to make changes to the appetizer since I did not like the bolonious sauce for the scallops

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CD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner. The food was outstanding and presented beautifully. I wish I had the budget to go more often..Definitely a treat

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BF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place by accident and had one of the top three meals ever. We started inside with a well crafted cocktail then went outside to dine. We chose to sit at one of only three tables on the beach. The food was a carefully prepared and perfectly presented combination of flavors and textures. Between the intimate setting and the divine meal all senses were elevated. The server was exceptional, accessible but not intrusive, sharing the history of the place and the details of the dishes but allowing us the time and space to take it all in. Truly a fine dining experience from a group of people who take pride in what they do. Find your way here. You will be talking about it for years to come, especially if you add the bacon to the caeser.

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F
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening Birthday Celebration. Excellent service, unique menu, Sean has done it again. Gail & Phil

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