O'Brien's Bistro

4.7
183 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 183 people are saying
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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vipJoniH
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and plentiful. Waiter was excellent

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vipPete
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time for brunch. Won't be the last.
Very nice and helpful server. Good food.
Did have a fairly noisy table in the room - otherwise would have been more relaxing.

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RichardD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never get a bad meal at O'Briens Bistro. It is the perfect "neighborhood" restaurant that always delivers a high quality dining experience.

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Atsockj
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch and beat the crowd. What a great experience, I would rave on our waitress but I cannot remember her name. We shall return!

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MichaelS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always, service was second to none! This place consistently delivers on food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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Caincan
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little Bistro! The food is excellent…black and bleu ceaser is my favorite, but everything I’ve had is great! Service is always spot on, and menu is very diverse…. A true Bistro.
It’s our favorite for Sunday Brunch too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great service was just ok booth was a little small

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MichelleT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. So glad we found this place. Can’t wait to go back!!!!!

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DeannaC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Overall, extremely disappointed. I took my boyfriend here to have a nice and romantic dinner to celebrate a recent job promotion and the service was extremely slow, despite being one of the only two parties in the restaurant. The music was loud and not very fitting for the atmosphere as a lot of rock was playing. The food took forever and came out to be a let down. The scallops were smaller than the size of quarters and over cooked (and you only get like 5). The steak wasn’t a whole steak, but a few strips of flavorless meat. I’ve had better steaks from Texas Roadhouse and paid half the price. I spent over $100 on the evening and only left with the feeling of wasted time and money.

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NeelN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the service and good was delicious. We get to talk as noise was minimal. Server checked with us as much as needed and not multiple times and we liked that. 5star.m coming back.

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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
148 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
16 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
123 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
23 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
3 reviews
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
148 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
148 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific love the remodel

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing!

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Katie
Birmingham
3 reviews
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!

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 4.7 stars by 183 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.