Downtown Bistro

4.7
206 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Indoor and outdoor seating available.
What 206 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food so good will recommend to
Others and definitely go back

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V
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there on Saturday with 2 other couples. We sat outside in the back which was wonderful. We all enjoyed our food and the service was great!

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G
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistency is their hallmark. Food is consistently very good, and the service is second to none. THAT is the sign of an establishment that cares about its customers.

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J
New England
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wish they had draught beer. Closes a bit too early, but the food is really good especially for the Cape.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place. Highly recommend!

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BS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a quiet, fine restaurant, with exceptional food, service and ambience. Well kept little secret - visit this establishment.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy upscale restaurant with very reasonable prices. Best meal my family and I have had in a long time. Service and food were outstanding. We would highly recommend the Downtown Coffee Pork Tenderloin and Scallop Fresca - both were absolutely delicious and the portions were huge. We would also recommend the Creme Brûlée. It was the perfect sweet treat after our dinner. My 14 year old daughter wants to know if we can go back before our vacation is over.

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PN
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. No wait. All four of us loved our meals. The owner stopped by to make sure everything was good! Will be back soon!

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MO
New England
45 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really good menu choices. Super helpful staff. Nick, our waiter, was the best, refilling our water glasses without being asked and friendly without being obsequious.

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A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outside back patio was nice and quiet! Solid choice all-around.

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t
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find, selected at random. Wish we were in town longer so we could make a return visit.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the better restaurants in Hyannis. Service was excellent and many choices on the menu.

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BS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, food was delicious!

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my all tine favorite restaurant in Hyannis. Great food, great service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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CC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food and drinks subpar

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KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent spot. Every dish (and we tried MANY) was perfectly cooked and really delicious. Definitely recommend this gem!

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P
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the place. Really interesting and diverse menu. Lots of great choices. Went with another couple. All four of us enjoyed the spring roll appetizer, and our main courses--steak au poivre, coffee pork loin, and a scallop special. Great service and the owner was genuinely interested and involved in our dining experience.

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Y
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic attention to detail, first class operation! Will be going back soon

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious and enjoyable meal.

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SN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The two of house each had great meals. I had the Chicken Stir Fry and he had the Fish Tacos. Both were great as expected.
We also had the Crab Rangoons which were delicious.
The service there is always friendly and the owner makes sure to speak with all the patrons.
We would definitely plan to go there again.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Downtown Bistro had a great atmosphere and was in a great location! I had the fish tacos and really enjoyed them! The bar seating was especially great with a great cocktail menu and wine list! We had wonderful service and I would definitely go back here!

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us all enjoyed our experience, starting with the friendly hostess and server right thru our delicious meals - 3 of us had the coffee crusted pork tenderloin and it was delicious - appetizer serving with a salad was perfect amount for us. Hope to return next time we are in Hyannis.

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J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always curious why it’s almost never crowded.

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FP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love "the Bistro"! Service is fabulous (especially Nick), and the food is well prepared and presented beautifully. Owner is very attentive to his customers and interested in your feedback. When we eat on Main Street, we eat here.

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KF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Downtown bistro is one of my favorite spots in downtown Hyannis. The staff and owner Timmy are absolutely incredible and care so much about their customers having a good time and enjoying themselves. Highly recommend

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m
New England
64 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were Those People. Honestly, my husband and I walked into DB, and it was quite warm inside compared to the crisp outdoors. I immediately, and breathlessly told the owner it was way too hot. He kindly offered to open the door to let a breeze in, and we were seated at our booth for four, as requested. Our friends arrived about fifteen minutes later, and we were offered drinks in the meantime. Our server, Nick, was knowledgeable and unfailingly polite. He answered all of our friend’s special dietary questions.

We had some new menu items that were delicious: the mango salad and the pistachio halibut. My friend had the special 4oz filet with crab-stuffed shrimp and potatoes au gratin. My husband had scallops and risotto, and our other friend had the tuna. We were very satisfied and enjoyed our dinners and the banter with Nick.

It’s nice to have the option of a quieter booth, which we had. There was plenty of socializing and fun conversation happening at the bar and the dinner tables closer to the front. It’s fun to see the chefs at work in the kitchen. There is also outside dining with heaters but it was a little to chilly last night.

Cheers to the owner for graciously listening and responding to my bombardment. Was I hangry? Yes probably. We will be back, with a better attitude!

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just really delicious: hard to order because so many items seemed tempting, but I tried the curried mussels which were perfectly cooked and a sauce worth soaking up with all the bread we could find, followed by scallops over parmesan risotto, every taste creative and really really good! My partner had the tuna tataki appetizer, which he loved, and the short ribs, which he totally loved. They got everything right!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food not to much salt. Good size portions. Very helpful staff.

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent dining experience at Downtown Bistro. The place was quiet, the service attentive, the food arrived quickly and was excellent. We will certainly go again if we are ever in Hyannis.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was AMAZING and they had great drinks as well!

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l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of 4 and got a seat at the window overlooking the sidewalk. Lots of going and coming to watch without being disturbed by other tables. The owner came over to our table a couple of times to make sure everything was to our liking. The food was all delicious. Started with the Thai muscles that were to die for. One in our party got this as their main dish. Another got the coffee pork tenderloin that was out of this world.The scallop fresca was said to also be very good. Only one in our party was a little disappointed in the shrimp scampi as he felt there was not enough shrimp and it was rather bland. Overall, though, our experience was excellent and I would definitely recommend this place!

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PP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I am a self proclaimed calamari snob. I did forget to ask if your calamari had the tentacles. So I cannot honestly complain about it. But, for those who love them, it’s not calamari without those crunchy tasty things. The coffee-d pork chops were delicious with the mashed and fresh asparagus. Service was great.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was excellent. The server could not have been nicer or more informative concerning the whole menu. The Potato Leek Soup and Herb Crusted Chicken with coconut caramel sauce were unbelievable. Great night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was AMAZING. Every single dish blew us away. We got the Thai muscles (flavor was incredible), and the salmon special and scallop main. The scallops were some of the best I’ve had and portions were big.

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WG
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, especially the pork tenderloin, my fav. I think, tho, they could have more gluten free selections.

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LS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant. I got the scallops with risotto. It was the best scallop dish I've ever had. My aunt got the stuffed shrimp and it was also amazing. My only complaint was our waitress. She started out being very attentive but after we got our meals she never came over to check on us.

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RO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recommended Downtown Bistro to friends! We went there for my wife's birthday and had a wonderfully romantic and memorable dinner. Bianca, our waitress, could not have been sweeter and was attentive without hovering. The owner greeted us at the door and was super friendly and cordial! We're definitely going back!

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j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim does a great job and everyone who works there is awesome and food is awesome too.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was nicely presented and very good, the waitress was very accommodating. The manager checked with each table to make sure things were going well. It's a pretty restaurant. Since they were not crowded, I wish they had placed us at a table that was not right at the entrance. Other than that it was a lovely dinner.

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