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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

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (35)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (19)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

The wines pretty overpriced for what it is. But the food was amazing. Would go back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food and great service always. I love the butter leaf salad. Dessert was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Southside Bistro provides great service for a fair value. Their staff is very proactive when attending to diners, and they make you feel special. The chefs do an awesome job too by preparing great-tasting food. These are the reasons we keep coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great food and great service

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great! Loved it. Perfect place for a romantic evening for Valentines Day.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I celebrated Valentines' Day here. Because we waited so long to decide, the only reservation we could get was for 4:00 p.m. It actually was quite nice to go so early. The restaraunt was not crowded, it was quiet, and our waitperson was able to pay more attention to us.
The food was great, and the wine we chose was outstanding.
Definitely will be coming back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at South Side many times and found the service usually very good. This time it was a bit slow when not a crowded night. My duck leg was very tough and not fully cooked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and food as usual. No béarnaise for my filet though. Next time I will call ahead and see if they will accept a request.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went in for Valentines Dinner. Excellent food and service, quiet and relaxed atmosphere with a great wine list!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This evening was our Anniversary and we had our wedding dinner there also 2 years ago. All of the staff there are very friendly and professional. The menu is always fresh with new items as well as the standard steaks and pasta. The wine list is one of the best in Anchorage. It is always a pleasure to experience a dinning event at the Southside Bistro!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love Southside Bistro and are regulars. Saturday night the service was much slower than usual as if the kitchen was struggling to catch up. I think Jens was away and that may have impacted the usual efficiency.

Craig

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were Celebrating our anniversary. The food, service and ambiance was very good. Our waiter, Kery, was excellent. He was attentive and cheerful. The food was delicious. I just would like more fish selection.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, Food and service were great! Southside Bistro is a lovely dining option in Anchorage!

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and service are excellent

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Awesome as usual!!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Anchorage, consistently!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We ordered the Flank Steak, always very well prepared and the Ribeye. The ribeye was grilled perfectly and was extremely tender and loaded with flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent as usual. Thank-you!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, food was delecious.....our Server Allison was an absolute treat., what a persomable young woman. we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Spicy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love the Southside Bistro; however, on this occasion a very loud (obviously too much alcohol) customer (who swore a lot) made our dining experience less than pleasurable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I took my kids to have a nice “grown-up” dining experience.
We had a wonderful time! Kids can’t wait to go back there and try doing deferent dishes, especially desserts.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious, served in a very timely manner. The server even let us know that he would be away for a short time for a staff meeting. He was back when he said he would be and the service could not have been better.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We like the ambience of South Side Bistro. The service and food are always good and you are always greeted at the door with a cheery hello. The menu and specials cover the food groups so there is something for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and it continues to perform at a high level. The waiter and busboy provided very good service.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always a pleasant experience, never disappointed. The owner strives for quality and perfection and he never disappoints.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

First visit and i’ll Be back. Interesting menu, prompt service and a great wine list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This restaurant is outstanding. I always have terrific service and food. The only negative point is charging a fee for substituting more vegetables rather than rice. I felt a little put out with this extra charge when we ordered wine, salads, entrees and desserts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I asked for a seat next to the fire, and got it, which on a cold night made our dinner even warmer. Noise level was ok, food was excellent, and dessert came with a candle for my friend, who was celebrating a birthday. A lovely evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Even though we requested to be by the fire we were not seated by it. Wine prices are way over priced but food was good.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We always count on consistent quality of the food. Our servers know us after more than 10 years having dinner or lunch. Michael is always a delight to have as our waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Through many years the Bistro has delivered awesome food! Love it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was amazing! Our food was delicious! We had a great date night and were glad we chose South Side Bistro!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome Experience!
Food was Awesome!
Michael, Our Waiter was Outstanding!
Can’t Wait to Go Again!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I love the ambiance and great place to talk and catch up. Food was good but not quite what expected. Had not been here for some time. Thought I remembered "amazing"!! Maybe what I ordered. Whatever, we had a great nite. Good wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Quality food and service, always. A little music on NYE would've been a nice addition.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always have incredible meals when we go here and again we were not disappointed- THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food and goof wait staff, even on a busy night. We’re repeat customers and will continue to be.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2017

You can always depend on Southside Bistro to deliver an excellent meal with responsive service. Very good wine list

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food, awesome customer service

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The restaurant is great but Open Table website “sucks”. It isn’t intuitive and lacks information that helps the individual to make a simple reservation.

I recommend that you call the restaurant directly. It’s much more simple and very easy.

I recommended that Open Table procure a NEW website manager over a year ago but it’s obvious they’ve ignored my constructive criticism. That has landed on deaf ears at Open Table management.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy
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