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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
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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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
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Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

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
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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·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
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 (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
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food5
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 (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
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food4
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 (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
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·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
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 (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
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·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
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food5
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·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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A little noisy on bistro side

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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food5
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 (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
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent experience, creative cooking, fantastic service by Allison.

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food5
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·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
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food4
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 (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.

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food5
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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
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food5
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 (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
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food4
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 (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.

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food3
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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food5
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·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
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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 (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.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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·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
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

We truly enjoyed our meal. The service was great. Our server had a great sense of humor. Our out of state guests were very pleased with our selection of restaurants. We definitely would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice place and delicious dinner. We celebrated my best friend birthday with her kids and everyone had a great time. Staff was very pleased and highly recommended!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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food4
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place to take out of town friends for a delicious meal!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always love this place! The food is fantastic, the staff is always great. Love their wine. Very comfortable environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always top shelf, wait staff are the best in Anchorage. Specifically Linda, Michael & Kerry.

Our favorite place for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful service, never felt rushed, quiet enough to hold comfortable conversations, great food- as usual!. Thanx

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Been a patron of South Side Bistro for over a decade. They've consistently come through withhigh quality, diverse fare that delivers in both presentation and vivid flavors! Of course great service as well..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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food4
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was great but service needs to improve. .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Elegant dining without overstatement, excellent wine and beer selections, diverse menu and comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Best place to have a special meal especially black bean soup and eggplant mediterranean

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Vegan, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Never been disappointed here...always a wonderful experience. It's a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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