Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.99mi
  2. Distance: 1.27mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
  4. Distance: 1.39mi
  1. Distance: 0.99mi
  2. Distance: 1.27mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
  4. Distance: 1.39mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.99mi
  2. Distance: 1.27mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
  4. Distance: 1.39mi
  1. Distance: 0.99mi
  2. Distance: 1.27mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
  4. Distance: 1.39mi

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.

1320 Huffman Park Drive
Anchorage, AK 99515
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Huffman Carrs

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 348-0088

Website:
http://southsidebistro.com/

Parking Details:
We offer plenty of parking on the front lot, with additional spaces available across the street

Public Transit:
Public People mover bus service stops right in front.

Executive Chef:
Travis Haugen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Notable Wine List (32)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (20)
Casual (20)
Cozy (19)
Romantic (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
834 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! Never disappoints. Service is spot on, casual and comfortable. Great wine recommendations. Food is beautiful and flavorful. You cannot go wrong!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This was not our first time at Southside Bistro and we always expect and have a wonderful meal. The food and presentation are outstanding.
We were quite disappointed though in the service. Once seated it was very slow and it took quite a while for anyone to approach us initially. For a table of 8 we ordered 3 appetizers which were very slow in coming. We also ordered a bottle of wine for 5 of our party. Very slow in coming and once the first glass was poured by our waiter he didn't come back to refill. I did that for him.

After emptying the first bottle we wanted to order a second. I finally had to flag him down to order it. The same thing happened with the second bottle, after the first fill, he did not return and I refilled for him. For two kind of expensive bottles of wine and for what was going to be a predictably large check, we expected a little more attentive service. We're not new to restaurants and we don't require or expect special attention, but we do know how things should go.

The same slow service applied really to the whole meal although the staff did not seem to be overwhelmingly busy and our waiter was not apparent on the floor serving others which we would have understood. He just was not there.

This occasion was a once in a lifetime event and we wanted it to be special. Our son achieved his MBA and we were very proud of him. The dinner was great and we will certainly return but this one didn't work out so well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Lived in Anchorage for half a year and I'm sad to say it took me that long to visit this place. The appetizers were great, good drink menu, dinner was fantastic (pork schnitzel was delicious, and the dessert (banana napoleon?) was a nice and light finisher.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for really any occasion. It's not a suit and tie kind of establishment but you wouldn't look out of place wearing something nice here.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

I have dined at Southside Bistro for over 14 years. There are many instances where I have overlooked issues. For instance, I do not sit on the bar side, thus service over there seems to be a bit lax at times. I specifically requested the dining side - one for less noise and comfort. Yet I was told if I wanted to be seated I could go to the bar side. I reminded the hostess I have a reservation in hand.

Last evening was disappointing to say the least arrived fashionable on time. This was a treat to a friend whom I wanted to bless and wish them a belated birthday. After waiting 30 minutes, I inquire and am told that my seat was still being occupied. I say there are several tables vacant. "Response - oh those are for others, they will be here any minute and they will be here in 4 minute. 10 minutes more go by. Customer after customer, checked in and were seated.

It took the owner who was came out and stood for 10 minutes or more at the end of the grill area to intervene.

Basically the message these two young ladies representing your business feel that customers obviously are not necessary to sustain a business.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

As I expected food and service was great. Always a pleasure eating here

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined 5 days ago

most everything was great as usual...the skirt steak I ordered was the only thing that disappointed...very chewy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

Mostly went here to have the shaved brussel sprout salad again. Mediterrian eggplant was great too. Very good food here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

Best in the Southside! Excellent wine list. Creative menu that is always changing and evolving.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 3, 2017

For me, going out for a nice dinner is a treat. We enjoy going to Southside Bistro because the service is always good, the food is delicious and consistent. Though the place can be pretty busy, the noise level doesn't seem obnoxious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

32 anniversary and the loudest in the room was a beautiful baby we get to love... 6 1/2 of us enjoyed the evening. Thanks so much

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great wine selection and food. Boringly outdated decor.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good as always ! Convenient location and nice menu selection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrating our daughter -in-law’s Birthday. Everyone enjoyed the service, the food and the special touch with desert. It was a leisurely evening. I appreciated that when I needed a different time than what was available on Open Table, a phone call request made this possible

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good stuff. Gonna eat here again. Have to make it to 50 characters.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great Beer, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My only wish is that more vegetation options were available, some kind of vegetarian specials

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food and service is always exceptional, we thoroughly enjoy dining here. Their wine cellar is very good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Yum! One of our favorites. Johnny the bartender is the best!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was was very happy with the service provided by Linda she went above and beyound to make this a special event for me.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have never had a bad experience here, food and service is always great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Jens does a great job. This is our "Go To" neighborhood bistro.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our group of 3 all had great meals. Two ordered the Rack of Lamb and loved it. I had the Veal Medallions with Lingonberry sauce and it was heavenly!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jens and crew made our dinner a fantastic experience. Everything was perfect. Linda took great care of us. Will come back often

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friendly , efficient and personable hosts and servers
Food is consistently well prepared and presented.
Ambience is truly a relaxing enjoyable experience .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A little noisy on bistro side

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful As Always!
Best Food Ever!!!
Service Outstanding!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent experience, creative cooking, fantastic service by Allison.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We visited the place of our original date for our seven year wedding anniversary. The place hasn't changed and their service was excellent as usual. Perfect place for a date night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A hidden gem in south Anchorage is worth visiting for a bistro style or fine dining experience. Worth walking to if necessary!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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:

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Eric Wassell was the best waiter. We enjoyed our evening so much!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always good food well prepared and presented. Friendly environment. Has a more formal side and a more casual side depending on the occasion. Very good with kids on the casual dining side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent. Wine selection was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The service was very poor by the waiter, never asked for refills on drinks, also brought out our bread at the end of our meals.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always great food, great service!! Excellent choice for small or bigger get togethers.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 1, 2017

Carey was our server, as he has often been there. His service is consistently friendly and fabulous!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.