Downtown Bistro

4.6
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*Please keep in mind we do not offer children's menus, high chairs, or booster seats.

Downtown Bistro is a chic, tasteful establishment located in the heart of Hyannis. This bistro specializes in American cuisine with a modern twist. Our diverse menu offers a selection of dishes for everyone. Whether you're in the mood for some local seafood, a hearty pasta dish, a flavorful filet, or even an Asian inspired dish, our menu is filled with mouthwatering options that are sure to leave you impressed. In addition to our dinner menu, our chefs offer a variety of delicious weekly specials. Our full bar provides a selection of beers, wines, and specialty cocktails for you to sip on as you wait for your reservation or enjoy a meal at the bar.

Downtown Bistro is the ideal contemporary dining destination, with delectable food and picturesque presentations. This hot spot provides guests with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion.
What 456 people are saying
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KimC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim, Jess and the rest of the staff are always accommodating and friendly and the food is always amazing - love this place!

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jimm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tasty cocktails and lovely servicers! What more could an old guy want?

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LisaJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food & atmosphere.
A much needed addition to Hyannis dining. Highly recommend!!

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vipbOSTONd
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

This place was so noisy that we had to shout to each other. The ribs were good as well as the tuna. The meatloaf was too spicy and sent back. We had a very disappointing experience. Waitress was fine.

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KeithF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service is wonderful. Tuna Tataki appetizer was delicious. One person in our party had the haddock stuffed with salmon and shrimp mouse over pilaf rice. This dish was bland and under seasoned. It was edible, just lackluster, obviously not tasted by the kitchen.

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal!

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scottb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service is just as great!

JM
JeffreyM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and friendly service. We enjoyed the experience

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JordanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local this is one of my favorite restaurants on Cape. The food is always perfect, the service outstanding. I called ahead and asked if they could put some glasses of champagne out on the table for when we get there because we were celebrating. They had no problem doing it. It was perfect. Highly recommend

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vipJodiE
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The quality of seafood was great, but the style of cooking wasn’t our favorite. Amazing service & nice atmosphere

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vipNaplesFLfoodies
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. My husband went with the waiter’s suggestion and was so happy he did — pork tenderloin was delicious. I loved my salmon and the creme brûlée did not disappoint. Would definitely go back on our next visit. Server was great!!

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Suz7
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Appetizers were fantastic... means a little so, so... wish they had been more creative with their vegetable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience…

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had reservations for outside at 6pm.
There was only 2 seated tables at the time:2 men at a 4 top & 2 women at a 2 top, and a 2 top between the 2 parties. (Spacing was tight!) the rest of the outdoor area was empty. The hostess would not seat us away from the 2 seated parties saying that we could not have a 4 top. We reluctantly sat at our appointed table. Shortly after we were seated- 2 women arrived & were seated at a 4 top & shortly after a man & a woman were seated at a 4 top also…and no one joined them!
Needless to say, we were not pleased.
On to the food…we ordered strip steak dinners- decent quality, small portions, steep price. Dessert (molten lava cake was delicious & large enough to split.
Waiter was attentive.

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vipSteve
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived prior to a show at the Melody Tent. We allotted the time to eat, arrive at the Tent in time to park and get settled for the show. Everything went smoothly. The service was superb and the food delicious. The timing went according to plan.

We are looking forward to visiting the restaurant. The menu had great offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals as always! Very friendly waitstaff as well. Definite recommend

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vipCmiel
New England
48 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times and it hasn’t disappointed - in fact, just keeps getting better and better!

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vipkrispy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food delicious.

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ArtS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Main Street, some outdoor seating. Good food selection - seafood to steaks and pastas.

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Annie
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was very nice and food was great. Pricey.

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vipWilbyGal
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal, but service was a bit slow and spotty. This said it was a Friday night in August and we know everyone is having a difficult time hiring these days. Would definitely come again!

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bobd
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals and excellent service.. Five stars from each of the four of us..

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!

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heyho
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Menu more creative than usual summer fare

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Penni
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here before a show at the Melody tent! Maya was our super server! Great smile- great energy and prompt!
The manager on duty stopped to say hello as well! Such a nice experience!
We will be back!

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BillC
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go good job everybody hoping to return soon

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been here a few times now and the food and service are always good!
Love that consistency especially these days !!
Thank you for a nice night our

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family meal here! Everything was tasty ams well portioned. The ravioli and steak were both delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came two years ago, came back and remains great food

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Aurora
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and drinks and the staff are all extremely friendly. The wide range of food offered means everyone I went with found something they loved.

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vipMarkB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

All good. Server was a bit slow

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vipCynT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambiance

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RebeccaE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world, great!!!!
Service is everything you could hope for, thank you!

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Grateful
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency is the hallmark of DTB. Had the ribs, which were plentiful and delicious. Drinks great, not rushed by staff. Just great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This excellent restaurant in Hyannis, MA has always been a wonderful eating adventure. Completely enjoyable with wonderful food, service and owner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Outstanding restaurant!

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DianeD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was awesome. If you are looking for a wonderful restaurant experience, I highly recommend Downtown Bistro.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was marginal. Given that the appetizer and then the entrees arrived within three minutes of ordering (no joke), microwaves are definitely majorly in play here. Pub quality food at fine dining prices. My haddock portion was small and rubbery, a little tasteless rice and token carrots on side. Luke warm. Ribs were meh, drowning in sauce, membranes intact. No bueno.

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DonnellS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is THE place to go in Hyannis.Rarely do you see a plate that is not empty..if it isn't, for sure the diner is taking it home to enjoy later. Superb food and service to match..Tryi g to work my way through the menu .Thanks Tim for a wonderful dining experience

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LisaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers! Food was delish!!!!

FAQs

Downtown Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 827-7760.

Downtown Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 456 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.