Always a pleasure dining here with friends and family.
The Bistro never disappoints! Food, atmosphere and service are always on point!
Service was very slow at the beginning. It improved during our meal. One meal of five came out quite a bit later than the rest; unfortunately it was for the person we were honoring. The pimento cheese appetizer was amazing, served on a hot skillet with housemade potato chips. I had a strawberry salad with a side of red drum which was also delicious! The catfish and shrimp dishes also received high marks. The pork chops were tough. The wine selection was awesome and our Pinot Gris from the Williamette Valley was cold, crisp, spot on, and a compliment to our meal. Would return for drinks and apps!
I found this restaurant when I bought a vacation home at North Topsail 4 years ago. Any time someone visits, I make sure we have reservations at Bistro!
Clearly, the kitchen staff knows what they're doing. The ever-changing menu is well executed. The front of house staff falls short of the incredible food served. Given more focus on thoughtful customer attention, this restaurant would be five stars all around.
Food was creative, fresh and excellent! Service was very professional, timely, not intrusive.
Absolutely delicious meal from start to finish!Each plate was gorgeously presented as well. I highly recommend eating here. Best meal I’ve had in a very long time!
Excellent meal with view over the marsh behind Topsail island. Great beer list with something for all tastes.
Food and wine service was excellent however cocktail service was slow due to the bar being short one bartender. Drinks were very good...just slow to arrive but our server let us know the situation which we appreciated.
We had heard a lot of buzz about The Bistro at Topsail, and I must say our first experience did not disappoint! The ambiance is lovely, and of course there is that view .... I would certainly recommend having dinner early in order to enjoy the view for as long as possible. Service was impeccable, the staff obviously well-trained - a very important aspect of the food service industry that is too often overlooked and can ruin an otherwise wonderful meal. The wine list is extensive without being overly pricey or condescending. We had salads to start, the beet salad and the strawberry with micro-greens. Both were nice and fresh. My husband ordered the catch of the day - Swordfish, and I had the roast duck, which was very nice. Our one critique would be that it is not necessary to put country ham into everything that comes out of the kitchen in a Southern restaurant. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, and we will be back!
Lovely atmosphere, especially if you’re seated outside. Food is very good. Not great as expected, but very good.
Phenomenal restaurant. My favorite restaurant anywhere (East Coast, West Coast, Big City, Small Town). I enjoy the season menus, the delicious meals, the scenic view of the sound, the ambiance... I haven’t had a poor or even average experience here and I’ve been going there for years. As long as they keep it up, I’ll continue going for years to come.
We’ve been here a bunch now. I’m vegan but on dinners out or special occasions I’ll splurge on a vegetarian item or something with a little cheese.
The menu here changes based on what’s available, local and fresh. We had the Pimento Cheese Dip and chips and it was delicious. In fact, we ran out of chips it was so good and the portion a healthy sizd for the three of us.
My husband enjoyed the flank steak sandwich, my son the fried chicken. I got the Cauliflower steak which I usually love here, but this time it was more sweet than savory and I missed the chefs pesto creation.
The drinks here are fantastic!!!! The menu of wines and liquor - amazing !!! We will always come back to this eatery. The staff is wonderful. Great ambiance and we enjoy both the outside dining and inside. Unfortunately, it’s a tough place to frequent with only one vegetarian option - I don’t order salads out because I live on them at home. Definitely worth any special occasions celebration.
Simply the best restaurant on the island, Period! It is our go to choice when we want the best food available. I had the duck, it was the best duck I have ever eaten anywhere, and yes, that includes the big easy! (New Orleans)... Spectacular....
Everything was excellent with one exception. Only one bartender for the entire bar and restaurant making for a very long wait for beverage service while waiting to be seated. The bar was standing room only. There should at least be two bartenders
We have been here several times while visiting Surf City and Bud never disappoints us! Can't wait to come back.
We sat on the deck outside. Two years ago we sat inside for our anniversary & it was too loud. Having a soft voice I couldn’t carry a conversation with my spouse. So, I prefer deck seating plus the water view is just phenomenal.
We have eaten at the Bistro many times but usually select it for special more intimate occasions. The service is outstanding and we never feel rushed.
I hate to say it cause reservations are hard enough - but we are regulars and this time did not disappoint.
Wonderful farm to table menu especially for gluten free folks!
Excellent! Catfish was superb! It is like flounder/sea bass / mahi combo! Just outstanding sauce and flavors! I never eat catfish! Salads are great!
We were disappointed! Second time we have been to try their award winning burger and they were out. Odd because it was the first day of the week that they were opened and had only been open for two hours, yet already out of items. The crab dip was delicious, but we won’t be going back as the other food was “ok” and not really worth the price.
72 hour steak was not cooked right and it was tough. Waitress missing in action.
Excellent food, very tasty and large pork chop! Wife loved the beets and appetizers
Everything was on point except for the bar service— super slow. We had tilefish, ribeye, and duck as well as the crab dip starter and they were all amazing
From the moment you walk into this beautiful restaurant it’s all good. Excellent service, fabulous food,and a water view that can’t be beat! I highly recommend The Bistro!
Have not had a bad meal here. The blue crab dip is great. The view is fabulous.
We love having dinner at the Bistro. I love the way you can taste all the individual ingredients in each dish and how all the flavors blend so well together. Kudos! We will be back.
Everything was amazing! We absolutely loved the grilled broccoli. Who knew? A wonderful spot to celebrate our anniversary. The shrimp and grits were fabulous but the fried chicken was even better. We have already planned a night out with the sister and brother in law to check out next season's specialties.
Great food; great service;Great food; great service;Great food; great service
Best restaurant on Topsail! The food is always outstanding! The service is always great! This is our "go to" place for a really fantastic, unique dining experience!
Food and service was excellent
The food was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every bite. Our server was very aware of whatever we needed. The view was gorgeous!
Love this place. Try the duck & grit cakes!
The food was, as always, fresh, delicious and creative. Our young waitress was enthusiastic and provided very good service. My two suggestions would be to have a friendlier hostess , who genuinely wanted to make you feel welcomed and please get rid of your unbelievably uncomfortable metal dining chairs.
The Bistro is the best kept secret on Topsail Island. Can't wait for our next visit.
Always delicious food and a great dining experience!
Excellent service and food. Such a great place to dine and just visit. Wonderful atmosphere. Lovely view through the windows looking onto the water. I can easily see why it is recognized for awards. We will continue to patronize.
This is one of many times I have eaten here and the Bistro never disappoints. The staff is always polite and accommodating and the food is amazing. The views during the summer time are to die for. The experience is always consistent as I have eat there for over 5 Years!
Steak was over priced and under cooked otherwise the dinner was good.