About Southside Bistro
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.
Anchorage, AK 99515
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Fridays and Saturdays: 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer plenty of parking on the front lot, with additional spaces available across the street
Public People mover bus service stops right in front.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The Bistro is our neighborhood restaurant. Whether for a dessert after an evening event or a meal out with new or old friends, we know that we'll receive first-class service and a creative, well-prepared meal. The wine list is impressive, so say the least, and the servers are all knowledgeable as well. This review was requested because of meal we enjoyed with brand-new friends, and for the four of us, the bill was low to moderate. Three of us selected one of the de jour choices and it was excellent: the in-house-produced sausage with chard and vegetable. The presentation and flavor was what we have come to expect.
We met with friends that we needed to do some catching up with so we wanted a restaurant that had good food where we could talk and hear one another, be comfortable and not feel rushed to leave. Southside Bistro fits the bill. The other restaurants in the area are too noisy.
Delicious amazing dining experience the whole family can enjoy. Very impressed with the consistency in great service provided. The food is very delicious and the menue is filled with multiple options to keep your taste buds satisfied. I will continue to visit frequently, while bringing my friends and family.
Filet mignon was the best I've had in Anchorage! It was cooked perfect. I usually have to sent it back but not this time. Ribeye was cooked to perfection as well. Bread was good but some butter or even flavored olive oil would have been good with it. Prices are reasonable.
We havent been to Southside in over a year but have always liked it. However, this time the menu was fresh and creative with many excellent new appetizers, salads & main dishes. Excellent seafood optionsand perfectly done.
One of our all around favorites tonight was one of the specuals, cajun grits with poached for example and fresh Alaskan spot shrimp. Amazing!
...and for dessert? Look at this great presentation:
I'd never been here and was anxious to try it. I was underwhelmed. The waitress was good and attentive. The steak ordered medium was rare. Offer to put it back on the grill halfway through the meal was weak. The meat was over sauced. The duck was ok but also overseasoned.
Southside cuisine features fresh, well-matched ingredients. A sublime favorite is the grilled scallops and risotto in truffle cream (appetizer or light entree).. Many entrees come with a generous serving of fresh vegetables. The desserts were a highlight: a perfect espresso mousse, a thoroughly banana-chocolate-infused bread pudding, and a fruit cobbler. The cobbler was served with eye-catching artistry: a colorful "painting" of sabayon, kiwi, raspberry, mango, and chocolate sauces. Regarding ambience, it was lively with interesting French accents, except for the feeling of descending dusk created by the black, nearly opaque, window blinds. The only culinary downside was that the salad vinaigrettes were acidic and over-applied: order your salad with a side of dressing if this is a concern. In general, this is an upscale, cheery restaurant with high-quality, thoughtful cuisine that sometimes transcends to artful.
This is the restaurant that the locals love; the south side haven for good food and wine. The menu focuses on fresh preparations interesting sauces and lovely presentations my steady favorite are the hangar steak and the scallops. But their local fish specials are great. But the duck should not be missed either
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