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Bistro 41

4.0
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (314)
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For an elegant food and wine bar, visit Bistro 41 in Fort Myers, Florida. The menu is diverse with a variety of comfort fare and Italian cuisine for patrons of all ages to enjoy. For starters, try the tomato bisque soup or Asian calamari salad to savor. Main dishes at Bistro 41 include the Cuban sandwich, caprese chicken sandwich, lobster melt, chili ahi tuna, grouper Napoleon, grilled skirt steak and filet mignon.

Add a homemade side to your dish for an in-depth taste of Bistro 41. The sautéed shrimp, poached lobster, grilled chicken breast and pan-seared scallops are hearty additions to any meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lite Lunch Menu Daily: 2:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(239) 466-4141
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Heath Higginbotham
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Catering
Bistro 41 Caters! Chef Heath Higginbotham will personalize your catering menu based on price, size, and budget. Call (239) 466-4141 for a quote.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Daniels Parkway
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Parking details
Guests of Bistro 41 may park in any of the Bell Tower parking lots.
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Entertainment
Bistro 41 features live entertainment every Thursday,Friday and Saturday nights. Additionally, every second Friday of the month, Bell Tower hosts "Yappy Hour" from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm- bring Fido or Fifi for cocktails and shopping and then visit Bistro 41 for a bite to eat! Bistro 41 always welcomes dogs and their owners on our outside patios!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.1
service
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsuitelife (Naples)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

Everything was excellent and we celebrated a birthday.

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viponerustyone (Naples)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2014

We wet to the restaurant at the scheduled time only to find out that they were closed due to power outage.

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dsundy24 (Naples)
2.0  Dined on August 14, 2014

My entree was disappointing! I ordered the pork loin special. The pork was chewy and NOT tender as a pork loin should be. Considering the price of your entree's and everything else being ala carte, we probably wouldn't come back for another dinner.

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vipjeffbethd (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2014

I feel like I need to qualify the "yes" to would I recommend to a friend.
IF good food is the main objective, then yes, I'd recommend. BUT, if a nice dining experience is important to you, then I'd have to give it a maybe.
Our first impression was not very good. We were seated rather quickly but the waitress, after bringing our water, never offered or asked for our drink order. Additionally, she had a very condescending attitude that left us wondering what kind of dinner we would end up with. We ordered our dinner and waited some more to see if she'd comeback for our drink order...she didn't. We had to ask for our drinks when dinner was brought.
On the plus side, dinner was excellent. For the money...Blue Point down the walk is better.

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diningsofine35 (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2014

Had excellent and nice presrentation and waiter attentive and polite

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Floridagourmet1 (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 7, 2014

We tried the summer $42 special for 2 and enjoyed the food very much but as expected the portions were small. The pork dish was extremely tasty. Dessert Ok but nothing special. Loved the half off bottle of wine as Meomi Pinot Noir is one of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2014

Been here many times and always enjoyed it. This time for lunch food was not good. Soggy fries with the hamburger, and the French Onion soup wasn't very good. Soup lukewarm and the chesse wasn't even melted.

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vipDecoDCS72 (Naples)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten at Bistro 41. The food has been quite good both times and they do have nice unique entrees and we love their truffle fries. Their entrees definitely tend to be on the pricier side and it would be good for them to be re evaluated as a $$ venue. I had a great wine and my husband the beer snob liked several of the selections on their beer menu. Our service was excellent and not over intrusive. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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Gatewaydiner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

Had a great dinner to celebrate another birthday. Will be back soon.

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vipFoodaholic (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2014

This was the perfect setting for friends to get re-acquainted. Food and wine were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2014

I enjoyed our dinner. We let our server know that we were our way to the BB Mann for a show. She was hustled and was attentive. Dinner took a little more than an hour. We ordered 4 different entrees and everyone enjoyed their meal. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and then headed to the show. It was great.

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ChefDan (Naples)
1.0  Dined on June 5, 2014

We looked at their menu online, only to get to the restaurant and find that the online menu was not the menu being served. The online menu prices were substantially cheaper than the actual menu prices, certain "bait and switch" tactic. Server was terrible, knew nothing about the menu for food or wine. The menu was prepared horrible, food pairings that had no business being paired together. We didn't even stay, got up and left. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone! Wound up eating at a local bistro called Mad Fresh, right around the corner.

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vipcaptivatoni (Naples)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2014

Presentation and quality of the food was outstanding. The scallops were perfectly prepared and served over a mushroom risotto at the suggestion of the waitress vs. the cranberry risotto that was on the menu....a great recommendation! They came in individual scallop shells with an orchid accent. The people I was dining with had the port pork pot roast and special's swordfish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambience and service. We will definitely return.

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GuessImPicky (Naples)
3.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

Reservation was for 7 pm, but the restaurant was not at all busy so seating inside and outside was abundant. Began with a wine glass that had something 'crunchy' stuck to the inside and out. Filet was dry, over-cooked, and had an unexpected brown sauce over the top of it - - covering the burnt spots on the outside. Guest had flank steak which was excellent and pilaf which was also great. Outside music was very nice. The restaurant is over-rated, however, and prices too high for what is delivered. I would not recommend, except for perhaps a drink & appetizer.

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viplittleone (Naples)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

We come here often and can count on good food and service.

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vipsuitelife (Naples)
1.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

dining at Bistro 41 is always a special occasion. service and food presentation is always great.

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RobO (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 12, 2014

The service was excellent in the outdoor area we dined. However, the food and ambience were below par. For starters the salads were too big and a waste of food. The waiter should have told us of their size so they could have been split. The special red snapper was dry and with little taste. Lastly, the music playing in the open mall area adjacent was so loud normal conversations at the table were challenged. We were there as an engagement dinner for our son and for the high prices ( red snapper $ 33) we would unlikely return to Bistro 41.

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vipspoonball (Naples)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2014

We tend to forget about the good restaurants "hidden" in malls. I myself hadn't been to Bistro41 in several years. We ate outdoors, were entertained by a lovely musical combo and had a wonderfully tasty meal. I had the scallops on cranberry risotto -- wow. Give it a try; you'll be glad you did.

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Muff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

I had a Angel Hair Veggie pasta dish that was very, very good. The Angel Hair was just "al dente" enough and the veggie's were fresh and crisp without being undercooked. The tomatoes were especially tasty and plump. I was sitting at the bar and the bartender was warm and friendly w/o getting in the way of the great conversation I was having with a new friend sitting next to me.. Bistro 41 has a good, reasonably priced wine list as well so if your in Fort Meyers and want a comfortable yet upscale dining experience, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on March 30, 2014

This was our first visit to Bistro 41 and it was prompted by their internet offer of a free entree on your birthday. We will go again, regardless of such an offer. The service was first rate, the artisan bread with olive oil was pleasing to both eye and palate and the asian calamari appetizer was outstanding. The entrees were good rather than great. Prices are a bit rich.

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