One 20 A Modern Bistro

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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
ONE 20 is a 75 seat modern bistro, featuring simple fare with a modern culinary twist. You can feel comfortable enjoying brunch on a Sunday after church, or a quick executive business lunch meeting with a client. Maybe a romantic evening with your special someone or just an excuse to take the family out for dinner. ONE 20 features culinary treasure's from Chef Pettis' southern upbringing as well as his worldly travels and of course you will find his ever present Southeast Asian and Japanese influences.
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4.6
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RhondaF
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been in a while, and we realized that we missed this place. Everything was amazing, just as we remembered

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CarolN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server asked for our food order soon after we sat down. Our party of 4 wanted to have a cocktail before dinner and chat. We ordered drinks but server was back soon after again for our food order. I had the jerk chicken. The food was barely warm and had not much flavor. Servers were cleaning up and setting up for the next day around us by 8:30. Thought we should leave then. Probably won't be back.

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NickF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Excellent food, very good service and comfortable European-like ambiance.

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JoanneC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We have been enjoying this restaurant for years, and unfortunately, it has been hit or miss lately. The last three times it has been a miss, so I am sad to say that we will no longer frequent this establishment. We wish them well and hope they can get back to the consistency they once had. Not one of the four in our dining party was happy with their meals. The chicken piccata was a bit salty and the sauce was too thick. The coffee flat iron steak was lacking in flavor. The rib eye special was tough, my husband sent his back and the other gentlemen didn't come close to finishing his. I felt bad as I had suggested we go there.. We were seated immediately with our reservation and the restaurant was very busy. The servers were very sweet and efficient.

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ShirleyL
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal, as always.

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ShirleyL
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipbobbybrat
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Always good food and service

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RossM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant that ensures quality of food is outstanding, Chef Dan, wait staff are great! Highly recommend for night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner. Special chef selected menu and wine pairings. Great experience. Tried all the different selections that we may not have ordered on our own. Everything was delicious! Highly recommended!

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PaulSr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything just ok for Sunday brunch. Menu very limited.

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DavidU
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant for our area. Never had a bad meal. Great for a group setting. Lack of privacy for a date.

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Cayl
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice staff. Cool military fighter plane stuff throughout the restaurant. I would def recommend this place and the food. Thanks.

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Bobby
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice quiet weeknight; dinner was solid, starting with the Parmesan Truffle Fries and Aioli. Cream of Onion Soup with Chicken and Carrots was excellent, as was the Roasted Beet Salad. Mahi over Mashed Potatoes with Saffron Tomato Sauce was good; needed a little more seasoning in the tomatoes for my taste. My wife had a salmon entree...very good. Dessert of Warm Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream was excellent. We will be back!

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit. 4 stars vs 5 due to ran out of mashed potatoes. Hmmmm. Otherwise all good and we will be back. Food is fresh and well prepared. Service friendly and very good.

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CharlesL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to Bistro 120 whenever I get the chance. The food is great, but the service really sets them apart. Really the best kept twin cities secret.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, small menu. My wife’s risotto dish was supposed to have butternut squash with it but they were out so we agreed to sub mushrooms instead. When our food arrived her dish was way too creamy.

Decent experience and worth trying if you live in Niceville. However we didn’t see the real value and were shocked that our dinner for two was 100 bucks. We probably won’t be coming back on our own initiative.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding! The establishment went out of their way to accommodate my husband who had some special food needs.

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AnnS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven't been here in several years and decided to take my sweet husband there for his birthday..he had never been. They didn't disappoint!! He said it was the best salmon he had since our last trip to Seattle. I had the red snapper...the fish was out of this world. I wasn't as enamored with the collard greens and lentils that came with it but the fish made up for it. The wine was great, nice selection of craft beer and our service was lovely.

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MelissaP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, lovely little spot, the severs attendance drop at the end of the meal

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. Only recommendation would be to add some noise absorbing fabric. When the room is full, it can be a bit loud.

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vipbobbybrat
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant offering good food at a reasonable cost

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Alleysdining
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a local family owned restaurant. Great place to go anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Long wait to be seated. Took a very long time to have order taken, and drinks never came. Seemed understaffed on Fathers’ Day. Food quality was very good though.

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the Father’s Day Brunch rush, the food was fantastic, and the service was grand!

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

120 a modern bistro is the best thing that ever happened to Niceville. And, considering how nice Niceville is, that’s saying a lot. Consistently, there is fresh food on the menu, great specials, and genius recipes. But, my favorite thing is that they accommodate finicky eaters. Out of necessity I have a lot of diet restrictions. They always happily accommodate my needs. I just hope after they get busier, I can still get a table.

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vipnickname
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a real gem. The food and service are consistently excellent.

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TerryB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

120 is always good, the food is prepared as though I personally wanted it that way. I love Dan’s restaurant. There are days a special buffet is prepared.

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CherieJ
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My family and our guest enjoyed the casual, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere of the restaurant.
The lemon panko chicken entrée was excellent and a really good value. It's our favorite restaurant in Niceville, FL.

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BonnieB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service is always great.
Convenient location

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ShawnH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! The steak just melted in your mouth.

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vipSandraF
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service!

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BluewaterFoodies
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent as everything is prepared to order. Love the fries that are a starter. It was chilly in the seating area and the a/c came on several times--had to go to the car to get a sweater for the wife. Limited menu but something for everybody.

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MarilynH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Only if at 5:30 they are not out of edamame and shrimp! Food was fair for the price. Pretty low ac, so bring a sweater

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Coconutz
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best hidden jewel in North West Florida... short drive from Ft. Walton Beach. Food was excellent, service was outstanding, and they were very accommodating for the kids.

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vipBPartridge
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this restaurant on Open Table & reserved for dinner before our flight out of Destin. It was a wonderful find! The Chef-owner designed a wonderful menu and the preparation was just about perfect. While we were early to arrive for dinner on a Friday night, we found the restaurant welcoming and the staff attentive. If we lived near this restaurant we would come here often. The locals in Niceville are fortunate to have such an impressive restaurant in their town!

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DickS
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there often. The service is prompt and friendly, ambience is good and the food never disappoints.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is a truly great chef! His fish dinners are always amazing.

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JanM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS awesome!!! Love how the menu changes..never a dull moment

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yummy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I usually like the food, but the redfish we had on Sunday was “fishy” tasting, the couscous citrus was just okay, and I dunno what veggies were under the fish. They were so over cooked, we guessed squash or eggplant or who knows. It was just a gooey mess—tasteless. Once again, thank goodness for the fries and sauce you always serve!

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MandJW1
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One 20 is one of our all time favorites. Chef Dan and Jose make dining a wonderful experience whether it's a quick dinner or a special event. Love One 20!!

FAQs

One 20 A Modern Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 729-2120.

One 20 A Modern Bistro is rated 4.3 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.