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.

Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (48 reviews)
“foie gras” (30 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (56 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
Write a Review
Reviews (948)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 948 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is definitely not a family place as the ambience and food is very adult. When you walk in, you're at the small but elegant bar that hearkens back to old Hollywood days. The seating are is tight, but you still have the feeling of...More

Thank PocketKitten
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped there on our first night. The food and the waitstaff was superb. We shared a scallop and shrimp appetizer, my husband had the grouper sandwich and I had the shrimp and lobster. Both were very good. The restaurant was a bit pricey but...More

Thank 12love2travel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sean has figured out haute cuisine, beach style with a bit of Nova Scotian influence. The staff are great, the blue tomato soup is yummy, the Caesar salad reflects Sean's formal training at Arnaud's. The fish is always fresh and impeccably prepared. A must do...More

Thank AMIKayaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything! The service was incredible. The atmosphere was unmatched. The food was the star though. It was unique and meticulously prepared. Please, please go eat at the Beach Bistro if you find yourself on Anna Maria Island. It was the perfect reunion dinner...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful place for special dates. My birthday was awesome, the food is perfect! Attention with the costumers. The best place for eat.

Thank fabioaarruda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely meal here with my parents for my last night on vacation. Lovely location, vlovely food and excellent service. It is a bit pricey, but worth it for a special treat.

Thank Moira S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband declared the coconut crusted grouper was the best grouper he EVER had. My scallops in the famous bouillabaisse was to die for. Expensive, but worth every penny. And it was a fun place to eat, right on the beach, with sassy little stories/sayings on...More

Thank Marie A J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away on the beach at the back of a small resort on Anna Maria island, is this surprising find. It's a small place with a cozy little bar. Dropped curtains on the ceiling help keep it quiet even though tight. The menu and preparations...More

Thank MDDdolphin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place and ensure you go to the doctors office too and get the shuttle between the two. The sunset was great and the good and service exceptional

Thank dvmchris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at most of the best restaurants around Anna Maria and sarasota and this was the very best. Not what you expect when you go in as it is quaint but the food is fantastic and service excellent. Worth all its awards. Not...More

Thank lucydogKent
Nearby Restaurants
The Feast Restaurant
712 reviews
.93 km away
eat here
889 reviews
1.09 km away
Hurricane Hanks
682 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Island Gallery West
16 reviews
.99 km away
Tampa Bay Fishing with Captain Matt - Tours
68 reviews
.98 km away
MV Minnow Boat Tours
46 reviews
1.00 km away
Claire Marie Spa
26 reviews
.90 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Rosemarie C
Is there a menu for Mother's Day?
12 May 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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.
Do you have any child friendly gluten free options (pasta, rolls, chicken tenders)
27 March 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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.
Doug W
my wife doesn't eat seafood or lamb what other options are available
8 February 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Curt909 | Reviewed this property |
There is beef tenderloin on the menu. Check their online menu including the bar menu.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, 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.
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