Southside Bistro offers the "Restaurant" side with the complete dinner menu available, and the more casual "Bistro" side with an additional Pizza-burger menu available. Please go to our web site and see our complete menu selections.
Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Regular dress-up side & informal Bistro side. Great servers, excellent daily specials, extensive wine list, could use a few more local beers on tap m
My only complaint is the wine by the glass is way too spendy.
The tomato bisque was amazing. It was super creamy and hearty. The filet mignon was extremely tender and practically melted in my mouth. Absolutely delicious! There were 8 people in our party and we all tried a different dessert and I can honestly say ALL of them were phenomenal. Our top two favorites were the chocolate tort and the walnut cake (which was a special) even though everyone argued about how theirs was better. The banana caramel puffed pastry was also to die for. I posted a picture of the walnut cake which had cream cheese frosting on it. This is the best dessert I’ve had in a very long time. It came with bananas, candied walnuts, and two different caramel sauces. Our waiter was attentive, fun, and informative. The rest of the staff were great as well. Overall we had an amazing dinner and will definitely be back time and time again.
When making a reservation it is best to request a table away from the kitchen and bathroom entrance.
Usually it's very good and ranks a 5, however this time we asked to sit on the bistro side in case we felt like a burger. The dining side has a specific menu and the bistro side has their menu . On the dining side you can only order off that menu, and the bistro side you can order off both. This time we asked if we could sit on the bistro side. We won't do that again. It didn't feel like the same restaurant. The waiter was less than attentive, our usually delicious calamari appetizer was full of dishusting tentacle parts instead if the usual rings, and my favorite and usually beautifully presented butter leaf salad was full of hard irregular middle leaves and appeared to be just tossed on the plate. My husband's '12 oz" steak was hardly 8 oz, 1/2 thick tiny looking thing and the special fries were apparently heavily dusted with paprika and not all that special. We have no idea why there would be such a contrast in two sections of the same restaurant, should both have the same high standards.
The scallops appetizer was to die for- absolutely delicious! The service was excellent as well- will definitely return the next time we are visiting Anchorage!
Food was good, but to small an amount for the price.
Our service was impeccable!!!! We enjoyed the dinner so much!
dependable choice for a great meal in a lovely setting
We always have a great experience here. We are very sorry to hear that our favorite server Michael is moving away because he is absolutely delightful. Nonetheless, SSB will still remain one of our favorite places to enjoy a great meal.
We had a family dinner with my sisters in law and mother in law. Our server was fantastic! She helped with the wine selection and overall went above and beyond for our table! Thank you Southside Bistro!
My wife and I have dined in every top end restaurant in Anchorage and Fairbanks for over 30 years and this is are favorite.
Southside Bistro is always a favorite of mine. I know going there that the food will be excellent and the service is above and beyond. Our waiter was Ryan and he was nothing but kind, professional, attentive and well versed with the wine and food menus. Thank you again for the great evening for our anniversary and a special thank you to Ryan for making it a memorable one!
Everything was very nice! The food was great! Will go again!
We arrived 15 minutes late for our reservation and they still had out table waiting, even though others without reservations waited. The waiter was very friendly and offered excellent choices for our meal that night. Food was great, hot and prompt. We will definitely be back.
SSB is always a pleasure. Little Jens and his staff are top notch. Great way to spend an evening with friends.
Our favorite place for any celebration. Never disappointed!
Went out for an evening of dinner and wine, the food is always great and the service is exceptional
My spouse had the Rock fish special; it was outstanding. I had the Prawns and Scallops which was very good.
Great food as usual with professional service that is very low key.
Celebrating a birthday. We arrived and were seated promptly however it seemed they were understaffed and it took some time to actually place an order and receive our drinks. The food was absolutely delicious, our server was friendly though a bit overwhelmed it seemed. Enjoyed the eggplant appetizer and veal main course. Will be going back again.
As usual, the food was good and the service was great. Southside Bistro is near our house - that plus the great food and service make it one of our favorite restaurants. Wish it was still open for lunch!!
Purely exuberant in the thier quaility appraoch to fine dinning. As a young successful miniority, this resuturant not only is a friendly atmosphere, but is very family orintated allowing all guest from all walks of life to feel as if they are family. The food supersedes many of the higher end resutruants in anchorage. Always having consistent magnificent tatste profiles to thier dishes. For the last 4 years I have been blessed with finding this neighborhood gem and since I havent been disapointed. Thank you for always showing a brotha love!
Overall, excellent! The food was very good and it wasn't too loud. Only two complaints: the main meals took a very long time to arrive and the container of olive oil and the dish it sat on at the table were both covered in oil and obviously hadn't been cleaned in awhile. However, these definitely won't stop me from planning to go back!
Rockfish special was amazing & service was exceptional as always
Catch up dinner and the food was beyond delicious!!
We went on Saturday to celebrate Fathers Day since I waited to long and the restaurant was booked on Sunday night. When I reserved on OpenTable I had mentioned I hoped their was a vegan option since a guest of ours that night was vegan. She doesn't like a lot of hoopla around being vegan but when the waitress greeted us she explained that the chef had a special vegan entree thought up for her. She loved it. They were able to easily alter a salad and even a dessert for her. From the start they were prepared and it showed the level of committment this restaurant has. This restaurant is a MUST for us.
Scallop app with the saffron sauce was amazing, salmon and halibut dish was excellent.
Food and service is excellent.
Wonderful local spot, excellent service, easy to order something tasty and we'll prepared
Excellent food and service was very good too (Thomas).
Can't go wrong with their specials - always top notch
Super job on the local shrimp - properly cooked and tender. Super job on the halibut as well - it came to the table hot and delicious.
Best Seafood in town. Great staff and outstanding wine selection. Never had nightly special that I did not like.
Great as usual! Really enjoyed the wine selection!
The perfect place to celebrate a birthday with friends.
My wife and I eat here all the time and this trip was as good as it always is. The fish specials are always amazing and the wine selection is unbeatable. Best service in town, hands down.
Great food with great wine and our server made a great suggestion when ordering wine.
Excellent service, typically and dependably good food.