O'Brien's Bistro

4.6
140 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’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!

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 140 people are saying
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippaigeapple
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

JL
JeffreyL
Tallahassee
5 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.

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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
JeffreyL
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
12 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
JeffreyL
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
JeffreyL
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.

JL
JeffreyL
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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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Daniel! Food was wonderful and reasonably priced. We had outdoor seating. Would definitely recommend!

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
141 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place we love it soup was great

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KristiT
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great discovery! Had a hard time deciding, it was all good.

JL
JeffreyL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent as always. Service was okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Never disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food is as you liked it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always all the way around!

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StephenG
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

In town for business overnight.
Chose O'Briens as wanted a locally owned and run restaurant.
Please with the value, and range of choice.
Drinks & food menu a good range.
Service very good - even though we arrived somewhat later in the evening.
Food tasted good, and would return.
The ambiance was a little dated, and took away from the food and service experience.
But, I am pleased to support a local business, and encourage others to do the same!

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch at O’Brien’s for our party of 5 was perfect. Thank you!!

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vipTimothyH
Memphis/West TN
37 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We heard a lot about this place so decided to try it for Easter lunch. Menu had a lot of selections. The food was average and some of it was not hot. Waiter was very attentive so that was nice. I wouldn't go out of my way to return - just average.

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NaJR
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were rushed out of the restaurant per our server Don N. via the “owner.” We made reservations and everything and wanted to take our time eating our mediocre appetizer (oyster Rockefeller) and drink. The server was in a rush from the time we sat down and we told him it was our first time there. The entire experience was horrible and I wouldn’t eat at this restaurant if it was the last one in Pensacola. Since we were the only black people in the restaurant, we believe we were discriminated against. There were ample booths and tables available, so why would the owner send the server to tell us there was a 1 p.m. reservation at the SPECIFIC booth we were occupying? We don’t appreciate the disrespect received. We do not recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially people of color.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to eat close to the hospital and found the restaurant in Google maps. All of our food was surprisingly outstanding. I live in Nashville where they have a lot of great chefs. The food we had was on par with anywhere I've eaten and the price was reasonable. We will eat here again.

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gene
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place!! Wife and I like going there for lunch or dinner. Service is Good and food quality excellent with wonderful daily specials.

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
141 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to eat at OBriends. It is a favorite meeting place for lunch with my friends. Service is always good, Daniel is especially outstanding as a server. We are always happy when he has our table. Plus their outdoor seating is perfect, not crowded and nice outdoor space.

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vipAnnaE
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is not French. Very average food with an ambiance of an American diner.

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 140 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.