Southside Bistro

4.8
954 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 20 years in a row.
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(907) 348-0088
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Travis Haugen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Huffman Carrs
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Parking details
We offer plenty of parking on the front lot, with additional spaces available across the street
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Public transit
Public People mover bus service stops right in front.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My only complaint is the wine by the glass is way too spendy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

When making a reservation it is best to request a table away from the kitchen and bathroom entrance.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was good, but to small an amount for the price.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our service was impeccable!!!! We enjoyed the dinner so much!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

dependable choice for a great meal in a lovely setting

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

My wife and I have dined in every top end restaurant in Anchorage and Fairbanks for over 30 years and this is are favorite.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Everything was very nice! The food was great! Will go again!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

SSB is always a pleasure. Little Jens and his staff are top notch. Great way to spend an evening with friends.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Our favorite place for any celebration. Never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Went out for an evening of dinner and wine, the food is always great and the service is exceptional

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My spouse had the Rock fish special; it was outstanding. I had the Prawns and Scallops which was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food as usual with professional service that is very low key.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Rockfish special was amazing & service was exceptional as always

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Catch up dinner and the food was beyond delicious!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Scallop app with the saffron sauce was amazing, salmon and halibut dish was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food and service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful local spot, excellent service, easy to order something tasty and we'll prepared

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent food and service was very good too (Thomas).

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Can't go wrong with their specials - always top notch

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Best Seafood in town. Great staff and outstanding wine selection. Never had nightly special that I did not like.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great as usual! Really enjoyed the wine selection!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The perfect place to celebrate a birthday with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food with great wine and our server made a great suggestion when ordering wine.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service, typically and dependably good food.

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