Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - Westbrook

4.1
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar of Westbrook, CT has a simple philosophy to provide an exceptional meal with superior service. We hope that every guest at the Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar will enjoy the warm and relaxed Mediterranean-style atmosphere. As in the Spanish and Mediterranean countryside, we provide you a fine dining experience and attentive, leisurely service so you may take the time to enjoy your meal in pleasant surroundings. By using Spanish and Mediterranean influences, we delight in creating innovative dishes, using only the freshest ingredients in the Mediterranean style. Our dishes are not only a treat for your palette but also considered one of the best diets for your health.
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JeanC
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My reservation was accepted on Open Table, but when we arrived the restaurant was closed! I appreciate the points they gave us despite the fact we did not dine there. We will try again, but call before we go.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so it was extremely quiet. But they still took care of us few diners with great service and top notch food. We can't wait to come here again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was CLOSED!!!
What’s up with that????

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vipLynne
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is outstanding. Never disappointed. The staff always extends gracious hospitality.

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vipDaph
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Everyone was friendly!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Friendly staff. Beautiful ambiance. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious and fresh seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remarkably good food - every plate was extraordinarily good!

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vipMaryland
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic! I highly recommend as the seafood bisque special, paella, and bruschetta were delicious. Food and drink prices are very reasonable.

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Zygopterans
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way, as always . . .food . . .service . . .value!

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vipKristinD
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went on a Sunday night and they were unexpectedly busy but they took our reservation anyways. We tried to be patient since it was so busy but the service was poor. Had to remind them to bring our drinks (took 30 minutes) and our food (90 minutes)z When our paella finally came it was terrible. Just thrown together. Will not be returning.

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vipDonald
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Worst service I received all summer. My friend asked for an iced tea when we arrived and they didn’t bring it. We reminded them no less than 5 times. Others at the tables received a second drink, still no iced tea. We got appetizers, still no iced tea, and then we had our entrees. My friend was done with his meal when it finally arrived, without an apology. They were busy yes, but cmon.

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KenM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Good time.

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viptaxjam
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made the lunch reservation many weeks ago. We were meeting friends from R. I. that we have not seen in over thirty years. Open Table confirmed the reservation the day before our lunch. Imagine our surprise to arrive at the restaurant and find it closed for lunch. The restaurant and Open Table had a responsibility to notify us of this fact. Luckily, we found an open restaurant a mile away and had a lovely reunion luncheon.

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vipLynne
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely presentation, attentive service. Our favorite tapas restaurant.

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HeatherW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, fresh amd made with love. Our waiter was an absolute gem. The owner came around to check on us which is always a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. We miss Romero. RIP

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender was awesome. Opened up a couple of his favorite bottles and let me try a glass. Some of the best shrimp I’ve ever had. Amazing. Well be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience all around

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a nice experience and cream brûlée is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner

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GeorgeZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at Bistro Mediterranean. Excellent food and service-we love the empanadas.

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Lynne
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Bistro was a great choice for a long overdue lunch for my sister and me. The food-both regular dishes and specials-were delicious as was the cava. Fabulous service with a waiter who was very helpful and accommodating to our 2 hour stay. Served us complimentary moscato too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Excellent service. Will definitely go back again

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EileenB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outside. Yeah! Fresh air, less fear of Covid. Lovely waitstaff - available but not pesky, accurate, pleasant. Tables and chairs under three sided canvass tent made for lots of air circulation. I will trade fussy inside for more carefree outside eating now and maybe forever after. Brussel sprouts are the cat's meow. Succulent - tasty while neither too salty nor too greasy. Just delicious. Calamari not so much - small, rubbery although sauce and beans quite tasty.

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vipCaitlinF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! We can dine outdoors under tent or outdoors near heater. Service was great. Healthy options and you can get either tapas or full meals. Everything I tasted was so good. The owner was wonderful and even topped off dinner with an after dinner drink surprise for us. We want to make sure to support local places who are serving outdoors and safely and this was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, constant flow of tapas and drinks. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vippostna
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has the BEST food and at very reasonable prices. Huge menu selections all excellently prepared. Outside dining is available, hopefully with heaters as the nights get colder. I have never been disappointed with the food or service.

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DiningTwins
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ate outside and it was comfortable. One suggestion is to make some upgrades to the wine list.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem on the shoreline. The food is out of this world. service is outstanding. It’s our favorite place to eat.

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vipOpenTablecritic
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly staff. Simple setting. A couple items were a little bland, but still good food overall and modest prices.

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vipJorgeY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience we have ever had in our 22 years of marriage. We came here to celebrate our 22nd year and the service was poor. It took 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table to only ask us for our dinner order, not if we wanted drinks. The only reason the waiter came was because we asked A bus person if we had been indeed assigned a waiter. The food came out sporadically and appeared to have been microwaved. Our water glasses were never refilled. The waiter never came to check on our meals or to see if we needed another drink. Additionally there was a bread assigned staff who came by to see if we wanted bread after our first tapas was served. She expressed I want to give this to you because I don’t know when the next loaf will come out.’ The host walked around nonchalantly like a chicken with its head cut off and asked how people enjoyed their meals but really didn’t care and was not clearly a manager or an owner of the business. Because if this wasn’t his business he would have been running around making sure the wait staff and the kids and staff were adequately prepared And delivering service appropriately. My husband and I decided we would have a do over for an anniversary dinner at another place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Just absolutely right.

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vipWineWithThat
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Bistro Mediterranean will actually be the first of many. The food was excellent! We ordered an assortment of small plates including different salads, sautéed artichokes, and so on. Every one was delicious, creative, and generously portioned.
Our meal was long and leisurely and we felt relaxed and well fed when it was over. A definite treat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Under the circumstances, coronavirus and power outage, Bistro did a wonderful job. The food was excellent

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mariar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We got the paella and a mussel was bad. Made the whole dish smell. Got sick from it too. The owner did the right thing and took it out of the bill. Was disappointed because it had such great ratings. There was also no electric and they never called us to tell us. We had to eat in the dark. Not sure if the mussels were bad because they were running on a generator but the chef should’ve smelled it. I smelled it right away when they gave me the dish.

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vipDanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the five course chef selected tapas with wine pairing. The food was outstanding!!!!

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LuciaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of food and attentive service.

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ELDesigns
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time inside a restaurant since the pandemic. We ate in the covered, fresh air patio. The quality of food was excellent. Our wait staff were efficient and friendly. Will be back again soon!

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SkiandScubaFan
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We must have caught the staff during an off-night. The waitress delivered both our drink and food orders to the wrong table, not once, not twice, but three times! Food was delicious, though. And value is outstanding.

FAQs

Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - Westbrook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 577-5054.

Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - Westbrook is rated 4.1 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.