Southside Bistro

4.9
1391 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are a great neighborhood secret on the south end of town. We offer a variety of fresh fun food from our open display kitchen. We have a hardwood oven for great appetizers and flatbreads. Fresh Alaskan seafood and produce arrives daily and Chef Travis creates great innovative daily specials. Save room for our fantastic home-made desserts. We are proud recipients of the "Wine Spectators" Award of excellence 24 years in a row.
Southside Bistro offers the "Restaurant" side and "Bistro" side, both with the complete dinner menu available, and an additional Pizza-burger menu. Please go to our web site and see our complete menu selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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 1391 people are saying
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CindyLee
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurants atmosphere, staff and food are just phenomenal. We absolutely love this place.

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GailC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! I will be back!

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AlexT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is a hidden gem in South Anchorage. It has an impressive wine and beer list, with both local and import choices. The menu has a bit of everything for every taste: fish, steak, chicken, pasta, etc. The dessert choices are good and there is a good selection of dessert wines. The only 'ding' is the service was a bit slower than I would've liked.

Overall, the food tasted awesome and the atmosphere was nice for a relaxed dining experience. I will be back.

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EthelT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice atmosphere, service was great, food was delicious. I’d go back.

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Jamers
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prepared perfectly. Love this South Anchorage restaurant. Been coming here for years, never a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Southside! The ambiance is wonderful, staff friendly and knowledgeable and the food is always

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience and the food was excellent!

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Betty
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not one employee was wearing face masks!

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Joniv
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! One of our fave restaurants. Staff and food always excellent.

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Hoogerhyde
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great venue and outstanding crew!! Southside Bistro always lives up to our expectations.

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NikkiL
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thomas our waiter was exceptional. Food was wonderful . Value good .Only negative is the need for options for lactose and gluten free items on menu We look forward to returning .

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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JomarieT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, good menu, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant. Nice and quiet so we can have a conversation and not yell over loud music!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful treat as usual. I very thing was excellent… the crepe dessert was a pleasant surprise!

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vipAliciaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They were out of most of the dishes, but overall very nice

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Sandemom
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We highly recommend the Pork Schnitzel for dinner and the Chocolate Decadence for dessert. The wait staff is attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Thomas knew the cuisine and wine menu like a pro. The atmosphere was upbeat, yet quiet. Both Travis and Jens know how to run a highly successful restaurant and are very attentive to every detail. We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

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DanaD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding, we live here and this is our favorite restaurant in Anchorage.

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Bubba
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers, Food, and Deserts were DELICIOUS! Food is always cooked to your individual taste. Our Server was Fantastic - she never kept us waiting and was efficient, courteous and offered suggestions when asked that proved right on when we went with her suggestion regarding wine selection and food choices. We have been with this restaurant for over 10 years and will continue to choose this restaurant for a nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service & food we have found in Anchorage

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ScottM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! The blue cheese custard is to die for. The scallops were fantastic. Service was excellent
Best meal we’ve had out in over a year.

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GregoryH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southside Bistro never disappoints. They have a consistently delicious menu and some of the best service in town.

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SAMM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic as always.
Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was fantastic and the service was great. Will definitely be back

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SkipHurst
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Food is consistent. Wine selection is great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant, great ambiance, remarkable food and overall experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home town favorite! Always wonderful.

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CarynR
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to see Jens and crew again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Southside Bistro. The food is always outstanding and they have an exceptional wine list. The service is phenomenal

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Diningout
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect evening at our favorite restaurant, service was excellent, great wine choices, food is always good

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JanetW
Corpus Christi
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very flexible too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waitress was forgetful but pleasant

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KellyR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selection. A neighborhood gem!

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RayW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service Go to spot for a romantic dinner in anchorage.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow, empty glasses and plates too often.

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RobinG
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Need a new menu!! I’m a local….when I first started going here the food was great, they really need to change their menu….there’s not one item on the menu that I ever crave. I really like the ambiance in the bar area, not so with the other dining room. The pasta dish on the ‘special last night, was horrible! The pasta was too al dente’ and their was only a few small pieces of sausage, pathetically sliced thin and cut in half!


Am sad to say I won’t recommend people to this restaurant until they can improve the menu.

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RichL
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Like all restaurants at this time they are short staffed, but went out of there way to provide the best service possible. The food was excellent.

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BellaB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary dinner. We were thanked for coming in when we were seated which I thought was really nice! Food was AMAZING. Service was great. Definitely going back more often.

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MikeB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really appreciated the personal attention our group received. We showed up with extra guests which the staff and owner helped to get us seated despite not having available table at the time. Really appreciate the chef making my guests feel comfortable and bring us a couple of beverages during our short wait. Once seated, our server was outstanding and his reccomendations were amazing. Was really impressed by the veal tenderloins paired with our wine. Also the dessert and wine pairing was equally outstanding. Great evening and want to thank all at South Side Bistro.

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KathleenO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 5 friends and family for a birthday dinner. David our greeter and Tom our waiter were amazing! Great service and excellent King Salmon and Halibut dinner!
Dessert was beautifully displayed and yummy! We will attend again! I wish they were open for Lunch also!

FAQs

Southside Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (907) 348-0088.

Southside Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1391 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.