Southside Bistro

4.8
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1234 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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V
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious- my husband had the fillet and I had the shrimp and scallops! The service was great and spot on! It was a little loud but pleasant.

D
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at southside bistro, great service and food.

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Southside Bistro is a go-to favorite for a special meal with friends or a special occasion. It is reasonably quiet so you can enjoy a nice conversation. The food never disappoints!

EO
Anchorage
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this place. The blue-cheese custard appetizer is our absolute favorite in Anchorage. Great food. Their fresh housemade pasta is wonderful. Service just a bit slow tonight, but gave us more time to celebrate my wifes birthday with friends.

RM
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went for my husbands birthday and we ordered chocolate cake. I guess I “assumed” we wouldn’t be charged for it since most restaurants give you a free birthday dessert. Wrong.
Not to mention the interior is dated. When was the last time the place was freshened up? Old booths that are in rough shape. The pasta was watery, soggy. We usually have good luck with this place but I’m over it. Sorry.

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The salad wasn’t fresh as I would’ve liked it to be everything else was wonderful

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Thomas was a great server, coming back to our table at just the right times! Food was excellent. We love to have this quality of restaraunt so close to home!

GG
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply based on restaurant location vs where we live in Anchorage we don’t get here enough! That will change in 2020! The blue cheese custard appetizer with port wine reduction is reason enough to warrant a change. Add to that the extensive yet reasonably priced wine list and the mouth watering entrees, we will be back sooner than later!

BC
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waitress kept on forgetting things.Twice we were told items we wanted after the waitress recommended them were no longer available.The Mahi was too chewy.Other stuff was fine

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

TJ
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like regular customers no matter how infrequent we dine.

DD
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant dining experience. Conveniently located for those of us living in the South end who want a nice diner out without driving into town.

KH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great flavors as usual, although the pork schnitzel was unremarkable. Music on bistro side is too 1980s pop-ish.

OT
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go eat here. You won’t regret it.

SB
Anchorage
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southside Bistro remains our very favorite restaurant in Anchorage. It has excellent food well prepared with friendly wait staff and a great wine list. I recommend it.

L
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, reasonably priced and great selection. Noise level considerably quieter tha pin other similar restaurants. Highly recommend!

C
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience for our anniversary.
They seated us in a cosy booth, the waiter was very attentive but gave us time without hovering.
The wine list is amazing so it took at little time.
Food was perfect and they added a special flair to our dessert.
We will definitely continue to patronize this wonderful establishment.

JS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread is very good. Service is top rate. Pasta also good. Wish we had saved room for dessert.

S
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Getting together with long time friends we had not seen for awhile.

JA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's a great place. I should have ordered something other than the hamburger, which was nothing special. Service outstanding.

MS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with several old friends, the food was outstanding the service was the best and we all had a wonderful time. Definitely will be back.

D
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at southside bistro, service and food excellent. Our favorite go to place.

T
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Thanksgiving Family Meal at the Bistro this year when the family was in town and not working. Great service, delicious food, multiple favorites that remain constant over the years, especially appreciated for the Holidays when kids come home to visit and reminisce about their favorites from childhood that are still prepared exquisitely today.

T
Anchorage
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Southside Bistro. It is our go to place at any time.

DS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

When I made my dinner reservation I told the receptionist it was for my wife's 76th birthday. When we arrived at Southside Bistro we were seated in the bistro section, not the dining room. We were seated at a table with a folding dressing screen adjacent to half the table. That meant we were essentially at the entrance adjacent to the bar. The folding dressing screen provided no relief from loud talking and people bumping into us. It was not a pleasant situation. I asked for a different table and was told none were available. The food was very good as was the service. The ambiance was terrible. Never to return!

AK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and food. I’ve been coming here for at least 10 years and have never been disappointed. I brought my boyfriend here for the first time for our anniversary, and the evening was wonderful.

V
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time and exceptional service. I had the halibut special which was a little bland and my husband had the fillet mignon and he loved it. Our salads and appetizers were ok! We were put in a corner table right were people come In and it was very noisy and odd. Still one of my favorite restaurants!

HG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, this was my second visit and plan to be back.

BV
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good

JE
Anchorage
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on a Friday night with a party of 4 and found that we had made our reservation for the NEXT night. Despite a busy evening, the hostess was able to seat us at our favorite booth table within minutes. What could have been a disaster proved to be a delightful evening. The service was MOST appreciated.

AN
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you want a quick weeknight meal or a fine dining experience this is our go-to place! Best staff in Anchorage.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday. The food was excellent, we had scallops and shrimp and the lamb. It was very relaxing and we were not rushed. Thank you.

YR
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful as alway!!

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my first time there and reserving ahead, I was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and just the right portion size. Dessert was superb! Reminds me of a downtown restaurant but escaping the headache of the downtown parking. I’ll definitely be back for more occasions to celebrate!

k
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Superb service. Our friend had the duck which she said was tasty and tender. I had scallops and prawns My husband had salmon. All was excellent.

JH
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

JT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each time I've eaten at Southside, it's always great. I'm one of those people who can take forever to make a selection from the menu. Southside has their menu online. However, it's not up to date. So, of course, the dish I wanted Fresh Spaghettoni with Duck, was not served the night my friends and I ate at the Southside. But the fresh halibut my friends had and the pasta I had, was great. The waiter was helpful and friendly. The atmospher quiet.

a
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in town. Been coming ever since they opened, and have yet to be disappointed. We especially like their servers - we see the same faces whenever we visit, and think that says a lot about their management.