Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:04

Beach Bistro Restaurant, Holmes Beach / Sarasota, Florida Reviews

A perfect evening spent at the Beach Bistro to celebrate our son and daughter's 17th Birthday! Everything (and I mean everything!) was perfectly orchestrated; the special and thoughtful touches for their celebration, the exquisite food, the service... a magical night! Excellence in everything they do, The Beach Bistro is an extraordinary culinary experience that sets it apart from anywhere else. The Beach Bistro treated our twins like a Prince and Princess! Thank you so much for what you do. Year after year, the Beach Bistro remains a favorite destination for our family!

Nancy B.


"Last night we dined at The Bistro. My husband and I stumbled upon it during our walk on the beach earlier that morning. We immediately made reservations that evening. We were a party of 4 - the Thomas's and the Callaghans. From the moment we walked in we were graciously greeted by a gentleman, who we now know to be Sean. Our meals collectively were spectacular! The ambience, the food, the extensive wine list created memories that will last a very long time. Kudos to Sean and his culinary staff...we will be back!"

Pamela T.


"We spent 3 weeks in Florida in February and one of those weeks on Anna Maria Island.
Traveling with an adult son who is a trained chef, eating out tends to be a 'comparing' session. The Beach Bistro was such a wonderful experience, that now, 5 months later it is still a topic when we come together. My son still claims that the meal at Beach Bistro is the best he has had anywhere in the US, and the food did not stand back from any Michelin star awarded restaurant in Europe. The Lobstercargots, the foie gras and the lamb was particularly supreme. Therefore, a heartfelt thank you for being there, we will back more than once on our next visit."

Glenn S. from Norway


"During our first visit to AMI, I was searching for a nice place to celebrate our 24th anniversary. Little did I know that the top rated Florida restaurant was only three blocks away! What a great atmosphere, view and culinary delight. I could eat the sea bass every night! The service was impecable and it was fun meeting couples at our adjoining tables as well. Will definitely make a return visit during our next vacation to AMI."

Annette & Mark G.


"How am I going to be able to tell my 85-year-old mother that the Beach Bistro's lamb shanks are better than hers? I guess I could take her with us next time. One of my best dinners. Great atmosphere too!"

Tom D.


"Simply the best food we have ever eaten!! We dine here every trip to Anna Maria!! The Food Heaven is exactly that, HEAVEN!!! We will be back in a month, and we are thinking about what we are going to order already!!! Da bistro is da BEST!!!"

Jeff and Dayna J.


"We were on vacation from Philadelphia, driving around the area, when we stumbled on Beach Bistro. What a treat! David was so kind to get us a table and our server, Zach was wonderful and very knowledgeable of the menu. Our meal was fabulous, duck for the husband, grouper for me. Atmosphere was romantic and unhurried. Dessert time and I spy Key Lime pie. As a native Floridian I was suspect. With Zach's confidence in the Bistro's creations, I ordered a slice. It's a bold proclamation ... Hands down best Key Lime pie I've ever had! Beach Bistro will be a regular treat when we are in the area. Thank you for a memorable experience."

Scott and Holly H.


“We originally went to the Beach Bistro as an anniversary gift from a close friend who lived on the Island. We were younger then; but were spoiled by the staff, and the food was beyond or expectations. We have been married 23 years now, and this is my favorite restaurant in all our travels. We still remember that night and our meal at The Beach Bistro excellence.”

Frank and Connie F.


"My parents have been coming to the island for many years and have raved about the Bistro. On 2/12/13 I had the opportunity to visit them and be treated to a fantastic meal at the restaurant. The ambiance, food, and our server James were excellent!"

Jon B.


"Two years ago, our son proposed to his girlfriend in your restaurant. Both he and his now fiancé said that Sean made their evening very special and spent a lot of time with them chatting. The result of that beautiful evening is that they are getting married this February in the UK. They fell in love with your restaurant and the Island, so much so that every table at their wedding breakfast will have the name of a place of interest on Anna Maria. Their table has been obviously called the Beach Bistro."

Angela and Frank from the UK


"For the past 15 years, every special date of ours has been celebrated at the Beach Bistro. The food is par excellence and the attention and professionalism of the staff is exemplary. Add in the location, the ambiance and the fine wines and you have perfection. Thank you Annette, David, Fred, Mark, Dennis, Bob and - of course - Sean for taking such good care of us."

Sheila and Charles du Toit


"The Beach Bistro is no.1 on my list. I enjoyed an amazing birthday dinner this past February at the only table outside in the sand. We ate an amazing dinner while the sun went down. The food, ambiance and service are always over the top!"

Debbie K.


“Simply the BEST!!! Every visit to Florida MUST include dinner at the Beach Bistro!”

William S.


“Food excellence meets service excellence. The food is top notch and is matched by the warmth of the welcome and the stunning location. Lamp pops are a must…and oh, the wine!”

Mary Lou L.


“Unique preparation of excellent food in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere. An extensive and carefully chosen wine list. Highly recommended.”

Lauchlin M


“I have been going to the Bistro for 24 years. Every meal (in the hundreds) has always been truly outstanding - one of the finest restaurants in the U.S.”

Kirk M.


"We've eaten at the bar, as well as at a table in the bar section, and also in the main dining room. Food is excellent everywhere, and staff excels in making you feel welcome and important. We've also attended a wine tasting benefit there, with equally excellent light food to accompany a fantastic array of wines. Don't miss this restaurant if you're anywhere near Anna Maria Island.”

Marion P.


“My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience. The staff was excellent. They made our night a romantic experience for our 10 year anniversary that we will never forget. Thank you, Beach Bistro!”

Tabitha H.


“This is our special Anniversary Dinner place. Best bouillabaisse on this side of the Atlantic.”

Samual R.


“We have always enjoyed the Beach Bistro for all our celebrations and with our VIP visitors to the Island. But now, with their wonderful bar menu, my husband and I can dine there more often and we love it. Our almost-forgotten 39th wedding anniversary turned into something special when we popped into the bar for the fanciest steak sandwich we've ever had and a bottle of pinot noir with the same name as our daughter's dog. Fred the bartender made sure we took the empty bottle to send to our daughter - how thoughtful!”

Marlene W.


"For the past 15 years, every special date of ours has been celebrated at the Beach Bistro. The food is par excellence and the attention and professionalism of the staff is exemplary. Add in the location, the ambiance and the fine wines and you have perfection. Thank you Annette, David, Fred, Mark, Dennis, Bob and - of course - Sean for taking such good care of us."

Sheila and Charles du Toit


"The Beach Bistro is no.1 on my list. I enjoyed an amazing birthday dinner this past February at the only table outside in the sand. We ate an amazing dinner while the sun went down. The food, ambiance and service are always over the top!"

Debbie K.


“Simply the BEST!!! Every visit to Florida MUST include dinner at the Beach Bistro!”

William S.


“Food excellence meets service excellence. The food is top notch and is matched by the warmth of the welcome and the stunning location. Lamp pops are a must…and oh, the wine!”

Mary Lou L.


“Unique preparation of excellent food in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere. An extensive and carefully chosen wine list. Highly recommended.”

Lauchlin M


“I have been going to the Bistro for 24 years. Every meal (in the hundreds) has always been truly outstanding - one of the finest restaurants in the U.S.”

Kirk M.


"We've eaten at the bar, as well as at a table in the bar section, and also in the main dining room. Food is excellent everywhere, and staff excels in making you feel welcome and important. We've also attended a wine tasting benefit there, with equally excellent light food to accompany a fantastic array of wines. Don't miss this restaurant if you're anywhere near Anna Maria Island.”

Marion P.


“My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience. The staff was excellent. They made our night a romantic experience for our 10 year anniversary that we will never forget. Thank you, Beach Bistro!”

Tabitha H.


“This is our special Anniversary Dinner place. Best bouillabaisse on this side of the Atlantic.”

Samual R.


“We have always enjoyed the Beach Bistro for all our celebrations and with our VIP visitors to the Island. But now, with their wonderful bar menu, my husband and I can dine there more often and we love it. Our almost-forgotten 39th wedding anniversary turned into something special when we popped into the bar for the fanciest steak sandwich we've ever had and a bottle of pinot noir with the same name as our daughter's dog. Fred the bartender made sure we took the empty bottle to send to our daughter - how thoughtful!”

Marlene W.

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