O'Brien's Bistro

4.6
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19 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Voted "Best Locally Owned & Best Casual Dining Restaurant " in Pensacola by VIP Pensacola Magazine's readers poll.

A small locally owned restaurant where great food is paired with great wine.
O’Briens Bistro is one of the few restaurants in Pensacola truly owned and operated by the chef!

Our menu items are just some of the flavor combinations we have created. Our kitchen staff will try to accommodate menu changes or requests you may have. Our goal is if the ingredients are on the pages of our menu, we can cook it your way, well, of course, within reason!
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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch to celebrate my brother in law’s birthday. His first time dining at O’Briens. All our food was delicious. Best crab cakes I’ve had in Pensacola. We all enjoyed the desserts. The entire experience was amazing. Great food and company. Thanks to all of O’Briens staff for a wonderful experience.

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on December 4, 2019

Linda, Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed everything at O'Brien's Bistro

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P
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O’Brien’s is a favorite for lunch and dinner. The food is simply always fantastic! The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the service is great. Thank you for striving for excellence, it shows!

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a date night - wonderful food and fantastic service!

P
Tallahassee
132 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed a relaxing lunch

AL
Birmingham
98 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I ordered an 8 oz filet which was covered with a brown sauce/gravy. It had little flavor. The mashed potatoes were dry and lumpy. I tried putting some of the brown gravy on them, but still not very flavorful. Neither my husband or I ate most of our potatoes. The last few times I’ve had a meal here, I thought the food was so-so.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, good portions, price moderate. Cozy, low lights and soft music. No country music! We will return.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Wonderful and all of the workers were So Wonderful! Everyone was Very Friendly, Wonderful service! I Love this place and I Definitely will be Coming Back!

BH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special. Brie plate good. I would probably not return as there was nothing that stood out about our visit

ET
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was nice to have a dining experience of this caliber, without having to go downtown. One of us had a Grouper dish and another had the risotto. Both were exceptional. Our server, Dan, was friendly, quick and knowledgeable about the dishes. The desserts were great too! We'll definitely be back, maybe for the yummy Sunday Brunch!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with family visiting from out of town. The new menu is great, although I miss the “black and blue” steak salad. We enjoyed it very much.

AL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the plaza storefront fool you, inside is a nicely appointed white linen restaurant with a full wine list and a simple but varied menu. We were there for lunch so didn’t sample the wines, but the salads were fresh and savory and the pork chop special was delicious. They start you with mini herb muffins that melt in your mouth and the very attentive server kept the glasses and the muffin basket filled. Would definitely recommend this surprising little spot to others.

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you very much for the nice review. We'll see you next time.

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CT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely great. There were four of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it all, from the salad to the dessert. Staff very friendly

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks Charlie for the great review. See you next time.

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RH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great experience. The food is amazing!

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank You, I am happy you enjoyed your visit.

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S
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Greeted and seated promptly. Indicating that this was our first visit, the restaurant staff took the time to explain how the food is sourced and prepared. Our French Onion soup was rich and savory. Both entrees were perfectly prepared and delicious. Service was impeccable. Wine by the glass was a bit pricy.

BO
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, freshly prepared food! Very friendly, knowledgeable waiter (Daniel). We'll be back soon!!!

s
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem - so glad we found it! We will be back for sure. Food, service, atmosphere, location and prices were all great!

A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the food and ambiance here! The ahi poke appetizer is delicious! Our dinners were excellent as well! The service was superb!

v
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience4

I ORDERED THE MIXED GRILL AND ASKED IF I COULD SUBITUTE THRE SCALLOPS FOR EXTRA SHRIMP
I ALSO THOUGHT I GOT ASPARGARAS INSTEAD I GOT MIXED VEG,WHEN MY MEAL CAME I HAD FOUR SHRIMP AND TWO SMALL PIECES OF FISH.I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED FOR THE PRICE.
THANK YOU
VAL

P
Tallahassee
132 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was quiet on Sat. and we enjoyed lunch very much. We were able to sit and visit for quiet a while and really enjoyed the time together. We always enjoy O'Briens and glad they are on Open Table now.