O'Brien's Bistro

4.7
69 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Date night dinner. This is our go to place! Relaxing and the food is always superb! I had the sirloin special and it was absolutely delicious with mushroom risotto and asparagus! Yum!!

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SethF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Delicious food! Would go back in a heartbeat!

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MarkS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here many times and never disappointed. Food is great whether fish or beef. Always filling and never felt we were paying more that what we expected. Can dress casual or more dressy. Very comfortable atmosphere with nice service

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vipWhatarestaurant
Charlotte
52 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great place for good food and atmosphere. If you don't start out with the crab cake appetizer you have missed a wonderful opportunity. After that, the salad is very good and the entrees are excellent (it just takes a little time to figure out which one you can't live without). The servers are well trained, provide a good pace of service and are very attentive. Definitely on my "we'll be back" list.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit and enjoyed our lunch! Wonderful service and wonderful options on menu! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Dennisn
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always awesome. Great for date night or getting together with friends.

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vipTheBest
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to eat. enjoyed the atmosphere. food was great and fast

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Friday night favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint!! We’ve been going there for about 3-4 months since we just moved here. You can have anything from simple dishes to gourmet dishes. Dan is an amazing server and our go to server. However, all the servers are top notch. Give them a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed 😊

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angier
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful! Always enjoy your food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very accommodating

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KurtY
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening while managing social distance. Great food. Great service.

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vipGordonN
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. I would totally recommend this restaurant.

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it! Always delicious, relaxing and fun.

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vipCalliesDaddy
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy O’Briens. We had a house and Caesar salads, both appropriately sized with very good dressing. The main courses are consistent but he “mixed vegetables” need to go away. Look steamed and are dried out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They did a wonderful job spacing everyone out, too’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese is amazing! A true bucket list item. Service is outstanding and ambiance is cozy and comfortable. Entree was very good if a little pricey. Overall, an awesome dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t judge a book by its cover! This bistro serves some of the most amazing dishes I’ve ever had. The Gnocchi Mac & Cheese was outstanding and far superior than some of the $20 appetizers I’ve had at a 5-star restaurant. The food and service were both consistently amazing. If I were a local, I would make this my new go-to weekly spot. If you’re passing through, you need to make this bistro a priority for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

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angier
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal! The service was great! It is a wonderful place for date night!

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Donna
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place hit all the marks for me. Took my dad there for Father’s Day brunch, and we ordered a variety of things to try, and all were good. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating here a few times, This restaurant has become our new weekly “go-to” restaurant. We are new in the area and found this hidden gem by a recommendation from a friend. So far every visit has been above our expectations. The food, the prices and the service are all perfect. Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since trying this restaurant upon moving to the area from South Fl, we have become regulars and try to eat here as often as possible. This is by far one of the best restaurants in this area!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and seevice

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!! Highly recommended

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CherylandJason
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We had high hopes from most of the reviews. The interior was interesting. Greeted as we walked in. Waitress came over quickly. Bread was good. Menu showed great prices for steak etc. What we received was not very good at all. The filets were tough and mostly gristle. The waitress saw all of the leftover food on the plate and didn't say a word, so neither did we...

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vipPamM
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We found his by chance but this quiet little hidden gem is definitely a go to place! Went there twice for dinner during our 4 day stay in Pensacola. Their scallops and risotto is a must try! As is their Ahi tuna appetizer! Would definitely be a regular if we lived here!

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vipPamM
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so much that we went there two nights in a row after scuba diving on our first trip to Pensacola. Service from Dan was fabulous and so was the food. Great wine list, ambiance and everything combined. Definitely recommend if you are looking for something laid back and wonderful! Hidden gem!

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at O’Brien’s is always fabulous. Service is excellent and I love how cozy it is. One of the best places to eat in Pensacola.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time here and it Was above our expectations Excellent food, Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

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JimNPensacola
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our first visit back since the reopening after the lockdown. Had brunch on Mother's Day. My wife raved about the creme brulee French toast. I had a seafood omlet that was excellent. The kitchen was a little slow but that can be forgiven since this was a reopening so they have to get back into the swing of things. O'Briens has been consistently good over the years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good for and service was exceptional.

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CerysH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, comfortable environment, friendly team. You really cannot go wrong with anything you order off their menu. Just make sure you try their Gnocchi Mac & Cheese!

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This bistro has been consistently good for more than 20 years. They have a very good menu as well as special appetizer and entree offerings based on season and availability. The wait staff is professional and tenured. Always polite and knowledgeable when it comes to ingredients and preparation of foods.

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vipSLeoB
Omaha
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice lunch menu with daily specials. Good service.

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vipALA50
Birmingham
112 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My grilled mixed seafood was "okay"...small portions. The dinner temperature was lukewarm. The service was fine, but I find their entrees are just so-so.

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amyp
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this quaint little restaurant with fabulous staff and absolutely amazing food that is creatively thought out and prepared! Exceptional daily specials. Highly recommended!

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vipAffinity
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Definitely put this on the top of your restaurant list in Pensacola!

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for stopping in and I am glad you enjoyed eveything.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere was great and food was perfect. Would recommend to all my friends.

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DenieceD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for Valentines Day. They had an excellent steak and lobster special. As always, the service was spot on and the food was great. We felt as if they really appreciated us being there. We splurged and had the bread pudding! Wow! Delicious!

O'Brien's Bistro
Responded on February 17, 2020

Deniece, Thanks for coming by. Great seeing you again, we really appreciate it when you dine with us. David

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O'Brien's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 69 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.