O'Brien's Bistro

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

A small locally owned restaurant where great food is paired with great wine.
O’Brien's 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 171 people are saying
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TamiM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have always enjoyed anything I have chosen here. Save room for dessert :)

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
145 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My best friend and I love to meet here for lunch to catch up.

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dining places. Consistently good food and service. Recent expansion and updates have only made it better.

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Bella
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet with a varied menu. Wine and cocktails. Good service.

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BillJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch 29 August; we will be back. Everything was great.

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vipALA50
Birmingham
120 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their lunch selections. Service was a little slow, but I think that’s a problem every restaurant is experiencing currently.

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vipSammy
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!!! Perfect service and perfect food!!! Definitely recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard about O’Briens from family who eat there when they are in Pensacola. We tried it and loved it. Food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made several recommendations. The owner stopped by the table and chatted. This will be a regular spot now.

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ArealleE
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a nice experience. The food *french kiss* delicious. Every single thing that came out was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to OBrien’s Bistro for 29 years. We love the atmosphere, the staff, and the food! It’s one of our favorite date places!

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leighc
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrating senior year for my son. Food was hot, delicious and served with a smile. We had a great time! Go hungry!!!

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Karim
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I think it’s a nice little place just the appetizer portions were small. And the meal was bland.

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Bobby
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great. A great place to have lunch or dinner and I enjoy their new bar!

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CatherineA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and my sister is picky but ate every bite of your food. A spicy pasta with shrimp and sauce. My food was a really great Denver Omelet. Our waitress was on the job and she was low key but quietly there and we were appreciative of her care and offerings.

I loved the fruit salad for my dessert. Thanks you and good luck. I have always loved your food ever since you opened up . Thank you for not over crowding so we felt safe without our masks and the noise level was in a good range. You run a Classy Bistro!

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
145 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love going to O it is always spot on

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and we will definitely be back!

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vipangier
Tallahassee
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Good is great

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joes
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve been years ago. Still a favorite when in Pensacola.

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kdescape
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional as well as our waiter, Daniel. Looking forward to a return visit for their brunch.

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LindaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like doing O’Briens for special days. When we ask people where we should celebrate they say O’Briens. They are very accommodating and the food is delicious. Especially the bread pudding.

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
145 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific love the remodel

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went to dinner on a Saturday night food was very disappointing from other visits.
Went Sunday morning to brunch birthday, food was equally dissatisfying. Will try again in a few months because many years have been very satisfying

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SusanH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We had the oysters Rockefeller, baked stuffed grouper and Mixed Seafood Grill. The salads were fresh and the rolls warm and delicious. Dan was a wonderful server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing!

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Katie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our 1st time dining here. Food and service were great. They were very accommodating when changing a dinner reservation.

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Kris
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great price. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was excellent!

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vipKevinR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was presented with a flair and flavor spectacular!!

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KaseyK
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our waiter was great!! The pesto escargot is always incredible

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Carol
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The escargot in pesto is amazing.
Fresh hot bread, salads are always good, love their fresh made dressings. Best creme brule EVER!

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vippaigeapple
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect neighborhood restaurant. very attentive and friendly service... Caesar salad on target... lamb lollipops delicious! Great value!

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vipTerry
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food and service. One of my favorite places in town

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dmofrompcola
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice brunch selection with pleasant, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE O’Brien’s Bistro!! Great variety in their menu, food is always delicious, the waiter/waitress staff are all amazing and friendly, and the owners strive to know you and make you feel like family. It is my favorite lunchtime go-to and a Pensacola culinary treasure!

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MichaelN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a enjoyable family dinner. 5:15 on a Sunday, prior to the big dinner rush. Meal was great and the service was prompt and attentive. Fair value and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were delicious had the French onion soup and Parmesan crusted scallops. Split the Sirloin was a tad dissatisfied the meat quality was amazing but flavor was subpar very little seasoning but over all decent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening. Good food, and good service

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VieH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak & absolutely outstanding seafood! Family had the smoked salmon, tuna poke, & flat iron with blue cheese and it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had when visiting Pensacola. Hats off to the chef and servers for the wonderful experience!

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DanielleB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

FAQs

O'Brien's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 477-9120.

O'Brien's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 171 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.