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Beach Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SOUP ‘N SALAD​
$12.00
“One Helluva Soup” Bistro Blue Tomato
Seasoned parrish plum tomatoes with sweet cream and maytag blue cheese.
$15.00
Roberto's Farm Salad
Vibrant, full-flavored herbs and greens in company with artisanal cheeses, grilled fruit, fruit sorbet and heirloom tomatoes.
$15.00
Caesar Salad
A variation on the classic preparation, like at arnaud’s in n’awlins. With romaine and baby red romaine.
$18.00
Or Caesar After Cleopatra Blue
With maytag blue cheese.
$18.00
Warm Maple Leaf Duckling Salad with Arugula and Watercress
Warmed with a cognac, citrus-bacon vinaigrette. With apples, red onions, mangos and candied walnuts. Has won prizes.
$16.00
Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Esformes plum tomatoes, warmed with an herbed vinaigrette. Garnished with baby greens, herb toast and parmesan crisp.
CLEVER ASIDES​
$18.00
Heirloom Tomato Pie
A savoury tart with caramelized onion and gruyere, chevre, mozzarella and reggiano.
$16.00
Foraged Mushrooms
Kissed with butter and picked thyme.
$12.00
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
With caramelized shallots, kissed with duck stock and garnished with bacon why mama’s weren’t this good.
$21.00
Heaven and Earth
Lush​ risotto, gifted with the heavenly richness of truffles, foie gras and american exotic mushrooms.
$14.00
Duck Fried Rice
Pan-roasted with wild ‘shrooms and duckling.
$12.00
Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted crisp with garlic, fresh thyme and rosemary.
$12.00
Grilled Asparagus Spears with Béarnaise
“All the other veggies want to be asparagus.”
SMALLER PLATES​
$19.00
The single, profound rosette $7.00
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon
“The best in the free world.” really. From willie krauch’s smokehouse in tangier, nova scotia. On parade with capers, domestic caviars and key lime crème fraiche.
$35.00
Foie Gras, “Life, Liberty ”
Seared hudson valley foie gras on savory brioche bread pudding. Garnished with a vanilla bean and sauternes reduction, nutmeg anglaise and aged balsamic. “Sean will stop serving foie gras when they peel his cold dead fingers from his fork.”
$26.00
Butter-Poached Lobster
Cold water tail poached in a butter broth, served with citrus grits, kissed with star anise.
$25.00
Bistro “White Castle” Slider
Foie gras and prime tenderloin on a butter-grilled sweet bun with demi-glace and béarnaise. Everything that is bad for you all in one place.
$21.00
Lobstercargots
Lush​ chunks of florida spiny lobster (instead of the chewy little slugs). Slow cooked in a crock with herbed spinach and seasoned garlic butter. A bistro original, often imitated.
$21.00
“Love Me Tender, Love Me Blue …”
Slices of prime american tenderloin, with demi-glace, maytag blue cheese and a little sweet tomato. On comfort mashed. (Limited availability)
CLASSIC ENTREES​
$47.00
Roasted Maple Leaf Duckling “Perfect Two Ways.”
Slow roasted breast and leg confit, with a three peppercorn-cognac demi-glace or a three-berry sauce.
Bountiful $57.00
Generous $49.00
Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous
First, you hire a bunch of pros to build a killer broth, poach to order “nova scotia” lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, premium market fish, shellfish and calamari. Served with clever asides of herbed, garlic toast and aiöli.
$Market
Surfing with butter-poached lobster $+15.00
Flying crowned with foie gras $+20.00
4 oz
6 oz
8 oz
10 oz
U.S.A Prime Beef Tenderloin
Offered in a six, eight, or ten ounce cuts. Prepared in a classic charlemagne style or with a cognac, merlot, pepper demi-glace. Prime american beef – “where we believe that the beer belongs in the cowboys.”
$Market
Light rack
Full
Rack of Domestic Lamb
Simply the world’s best, fresh, domestic lamb from colorado. Herb-rubbed, pan-seared and oven-roasted. Finished with a port, rosemary demi-glace. “You can tell from the flavor that it has not travelled across a major ocean in the bottom of a ship.”
Smaller plate $26.00
Entrée $47.00
Floribbean Grouper, a Bistro Cookery Classic
Real gulf coast grouper with a toasted coconut and cashew crust. Caressed with a red pepper-papaya jam.
Heaven $65.00
All of it $85.00
Food Heaven
Worth dying for. The richest food marriage colorado lamb, butter-poached nova scotia lobster and hudson valley foie gras- all on a brioche bread pudding. Served with a port, demi-glace sidecar and a sip of essensia. Sublime. “A dionysian vision from the end of a pier in maine.”
CARPE DIEM​
$13.00
Celebratory Martini
Pineapple infused premium trump vodka.
$8.00
Little Brother Martini
Half size
Smaller plate $20.00
Entrée $41.00
Bourbon and Maple Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
With maple syrup and bourbon barbeque on pomegranate citrus grits, garnished with chimichurri.
Smaller plate $24.00
Entrée $45.00
Gulf Coast Grouper Sauté
Island style with key lime, dill butter, capers and a trickle of pomegranate reduction.
Smaller plate $25.00
Entree $47.00
Snapper “French Guy Style”
Classic: egg-washed, dusted, sautéed and kissed with lemon-butter parsley.
Smaller plate $21.00
Entrée $43.00
Gulf Coast Shrimp
Seasoned and pan-seared. Finished with a maple ponzu and kissed with wasabi and ginger. Served with coconut risotto.
$48.00
Thai’D Snapper Sauté
With fennel lemongrass consommé, bok choy, fingerlings and forest shrooms.
$23.00
Cheeky
Fresh grouper cheeks and throats “the captain’s cut.” bistro carved from whole grouper. Delicately sautéed and kissed with lime butter. Served with a dollop of tropical risotto. (Limited availability)
Pas de deux
$49.00
Prime American Beef
Tenderloin charlemagne paired with port-braised short rib with horseradish cream.
HAPPY ENDINGS​
$12.00
Praline Alexandra
Bistro made praline with french vanilla ice cream and frangelico.
$14.00
Chocolate Truffle Terrine
Intense and award winning! A rich terrine of callebaut bittersweet chocolate.
$14.00
Berry Celebration Cinnamon Crêpes
Warmed bananas and seasonal berries, french vanilla ice cream, shaved chocolate.
$12.00
Florida Key Lime Pie
Has won prizes. With fresh lime juice.
$12.00
The Hat Trick
Three delectable flavors of crème brûlée.
$8.00
Makin’ Bacon Ice Cream
For​ the pig in you. Famous.
$12.00
Say “Cheesecake”
New york style with a gingersnap crust and a caramalized pineapple compote.
In a brown sugar and cinnamon rimmed glass crowned with real whipped cream.
$12.00
Café Siobhan
Brandy,​ kahlua and cointreau.
$12.00
Irish Cream
Bushmills and baileys irish cream.
MURPHY'S BAR​
$25.00
Bistro “White Castle” Slider
Foie and prime tender on a sweet garlic bun with demi and béarnaise. Sinful.
$20.00
Bourbon and Maple Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
With maple syrup and bourbon barbeque on pomegranate citrus grits, garnished with chimichurri.
$12.00
“One Helluva Soup” Bistro Blue Tomato
Seasoned parrish plum tomatoes with sweet cream and maytag blue cheese. Often imitated, but then
$15.00
Caesar Salad
A variation on the classic preparation, like at arnaud’s in n’awlins. With romaine and baby red romaine.
$18.00
Or Caesar After Cleopatra Blue
With maytag blue cheese.
$16.00
A Warmed Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Perfect vine ripe plum tomatoes, warmed in a skillet and tossed with an herbed balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with baby greens, herb toast and parmesan crisp.
$18.00
Warm Maple Leaf Duckling Salad with Arugula and Watercress
Warmed​ with a cognac, citrus-bacon vinaigrette. With apples, red onions and candied walnuts.
$16.00
The Real Grouper Sandwich
With key lime butter and aioli with a side of chef mashed.
$14.00
Shrimp “Po Boy”
Jumbo shrimp with garlic butter, béarnaise on an aioli’d roll with chef mashed and demi-glace.
$21.00
Love Me Tender, Love Me Blue
World’s best “american” tenderloin, with demi-glace and maytag blue cheese on comfort mashed.
A STROLL ON THE BEACH​
$100.00
Tasting Menu
$80.00
Tasting Menu Without the Exotics
$25.00
Tasting Courses Are Available with a Flight of Three Wines for an Additional
One Helluva Soup”
Bistro blue tomato
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon
From willie krauch’s in tangiers, nova scotia
Mosca's Pan Roasted Shrimp
With fresh rosemary and garlic
Caesar Salad
Like​ at arnaud’s in n’awlins
Bella Roma Tomato Salad
Warmed with an herbed vinaigrette
Lobstercargots
Lush chunks of florida spiny lobster (instead of the chewy little slugs)
Foie Gras, “Life, Liberty”
On a savory brioche bread pudding
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy on Valentine’s weekend but the service was still spectacular. The bartender was amaaaaaazing. Persephone’s drink was the best fancy drink I’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hospitalitarian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dining at this beachfront restaurant is a very unique experience. It has a small bar with a few tables for dining. The main dining room overlooks the gulf with a beautiful view of the sunset in the winter. Service is impeccable and the high quality...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travelboy45
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food, service and setting are all exceptional. This is truly a special dining experience. It is expensive but very special.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank L9560EEchris
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dining experience at Beach Bistro. Sean Murphy was a warm and friendly host. The wait staff was equally friendly and made terrific suggestions. Our entrees were the Coconut encrusted Grouper and the Lamb Chops. Both equally delicious. We hope to go...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Martym1165
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best dinners I've experienced! My steak was out of this world! And normally I do not get dessert but I could not resist! If you are ever in the area its a definite must try!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katdino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group of 7 here on a Sunday night. As usual, the service was outstanding. On this occasion, the food was only average. When you are paying $66 for a grouper entree you expect more. It was overlooked and bland. One guest had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank A15WEmikeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating my husband‘s 63rd birthday on January 26. We invited two other couples that we’ve known for over 30 years. From the time we entered the restaurant to the time we left three hours later we were treated like royalty. Our dining experience...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bosredsoxfans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, the ambience lovely, and the staff very helpful and friendly. A gem of a place

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spatriplover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always delicious. Always intimate. Always lovely service. Must have the tomato soup, must have the celebration martini, must have grouper. The desserts are all great and the little box of chocolate and bag of bacon popcorn seal the deal. Highest recommendation possible.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Coastal766710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We kind of stumbled upon this place and so glad we did! We were headed to a low-key bar so we were dressed for that, and walking into Beach bistro we felt a little under dressed but every single person there made us feel comfortable!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Judy W
January 11, 2019|
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Response from Keith C | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I'm aware of but most people were "smart casual" ie, men had collard shirts and ladies in dresses
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Rosemarie C
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Pita5 | Reviewed this property |
I received an email from them in regards to Mothers Day and it said nothing about a special menu.
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Vacationers422
March 26, 2017|
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Response from GlobalExplorer | Reviewed this property |
My wife is borderline celiac and was easily able to enjoy a full and wonderful meal at Beach Bistro last October. The staff was very accommodating and helpful in advising her regarding the menu.
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