We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Beach Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

903 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 879: English reviews
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Beach Bistro is an experience. Everything from the attentive service to the fantastic food makes a visit to the Bistro a bucket list requirement.

Thank JerseySuds
Level Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely not on your cheap eats, or take the family of six out to dinner list. This is that quaint spot to take your better half, maybe meet up with another couple, enjoy an awesome bottle wine, bouillabaisse and my favorite-rack of lamb. The wife and I have been there a handful of times now and sampled everything from red... More 

Thank BillGJr
Blauvelt, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for quite a few years. We have never had a bad meal. Everything is perfect, food, service, wine. The owners are always present and quite personable. Yes the prices are high but you should know that before you go. I am a New Yorker and would put the Beach Bistro on par with... More 

Thank Pita5
Orange City, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice walk from our beach accommodation. We were seated promptly but a bit disappointed because of no view of the gulf as we ate. Service was very good although our server's attitude seemed somewhat beguiling. The food was excellent and interestingly presented. Undoubtedly the best food we found on the island, just a bit too expensive for us to... More 

Thank Don C
Montpelier, Vermont
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious. We had fresh red snapper with a medley of grilled vegetables & house mashed potatoes which were all perfectly cooked. The little extras, an aperitif, and a taste of other specials were appreciated. We were fortunate to be at a corner table because it is very tight quarters. The service was excellent & food was hot.... More 

Thank Halfmoon710
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a perfect time at this establishment. Our server was most helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent both in presentation and quality. It maybe slightly expensive but well worth it. For sure we will return sooner rather than later.

Thank Don S
Bellevue, Kentucky
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most often have eaten at the bar with its separate menu. Not much more than an average restaurant if you order carefully, eg. tomato soup and a salad, which are very generous. The regular restaurant a very special experience, but pricey.

1 Thank _dschwarty
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and excellent food. This was a romantic spot right across from our condo. People gather beachside at 5 for champagne service, and great sunsets. Dinner inside is lovely.

Thank Aspenite289012345
Level Contributor
103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Using valet parking was the only option but very efficient. We had a lovely table by the window and caught the sunset. Staff are very pleasant and professional. There were 2 menu's- a la carte and taster menus. The tomato salad and bouillabaisse from the a la carte were both excellent, although the salt seasoning in the bouillabaisse was too... More 

1 Thank SanibelGirl6033
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had wonderful meals in Sarasota and Bradenton but this was tops. It was a gourmet experience from the beginning and worth the cost but it's not for picky kids nor adults who judge their meals by the quantity served. We went early at 5:30 and had reservations. It filled quickly so I wouldn't just show up. Excellent service... More 

Thank Columbusmak

Travellers who viewed Beach Bistro also viewed

Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island

Been to Beach Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-6444
Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Beach Bistro and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question
Bradenton, Florida
1 month ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
26 days ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 month ago

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Beach Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?