O'Brien's Bistro

4.5
155 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 155 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPetal
Tallahassee
143 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
144 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was excellent!

KR
vipKevinR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was presented with a flair and flavor spectacular!!

KK
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
127 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.

OT
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.

OT
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

JL
vipJeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service and food!

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! The food is always delicious and the service is very attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place ! Always a great date night ! Highly recommend. Great service, great food, amazing desserts.

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vipCece
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Most of the food, soups and 1 entree very flavorful. The other diner found her grouper over sauced and the sauce bland. Generous portions. Great service and ambiance. Noise level accommodated quiet conversation

JL
vipJeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, awesome food, service and atmosphere. A hidden GEM!

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John
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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MikeK
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us celebrated Mother's Day Brunch. Omelet's and Benedict's were tasty-coffee was excellent. Service was very attentive. Excellent choice for a very popular Day.

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vipRobY
Mobile
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve added a bar! This makes a huge impact on our future dinning options. Really had a great evening.

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AngelaP
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Sunday afternoon brunch was great! We had an array of different food (crab cakes, cheeseburger, omelet) and all were outstanding.

JL
vipJeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. As always, the food was excellent as was the service.

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Cherry
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Daniel made the experience with great wine pairing and flavor suggestions.

JL
vipJeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, as always, great food, great service!

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Freebooter2
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent, well prepared, diverse and creative. Ambiance is good and it is quiet enough for good conversation. Service is also very good and wait staff appears to be well trained.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the Jerk Mahi Mahi with Coconut Risotto...scrumptious! My date had the Stuffed Grouper and enjoyed every bite!
I will say this if u are a long time fan of O"Briens you may be disappointed in the bread pudding as I was..New owner, New recipe.

JL
vipJeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Can't wait to go back again and try something else, want to try each of the dishes, so far, all are excellent!

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ConstanceW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our "go to" restaurant for years... and still is. Special way to celebrate our wedding anniversary, especially in the days of Covid restrictions.

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 4.5 stars by 155 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.