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Bayfront Bistro

4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I'd read the reviews on Bayfront Bistro, the red flags would have steered me elswhere, but you become lackadaisical in Fort Myers which has many restaurants that are a great value. We were seated outside with a nice breeze and bay view and...More

2  Thank gmb5270
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We truly apologize for your experience and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We understand how the perception of time changes when one is waiting and we appreciate that you did not have the experience you wished.We would like to get some more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They called us the night before to tell us No ordering off the menu only $65 a person buffet ?? We have two 82 year olds that could never eat $65 worth of food ? I'm not a breakfast eater normally anyway so always enjoyed...More

2  Thank dab7007
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We called all of our reservations that weekend to confirm them, not to be rude in any manner. The buffet was offered as this is what the majority of our guests enjoy and and we have received many requests for them. We wish you would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large party group of friends meet for drinks and then we decided to have dinner on the open air patio. Loved the entire experience, surf and turf for my wife and I. Our server was super helpful navigating us through the wine...More

Thank WaterBoundSoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must try the signature drink the "Rolls Royce" incredible prosecco, St Germain, and a magnificent simple sugar infused Hibiscus flower sunk to the bottom! Stunning and elegant. The appetizer food holds up to the fabulous drinks. My favorite is the Ahi tuna tower with avocado...More

Thank Corides
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! We can't express how happy this makes us! Thank you for the kind words on our signature Rolls Royce drink, Ahi Tuna and Seafood Acapulco! We are so happy you enjoyed and we truly appreciate your wonderful feedback! Thank you for sharing your experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give less than one star, I definitely would. I called 2 weeks in advance of my daughter's college graduation to make brunch reservations. I specifically asked for outdoor seating on the water. I was assured that they would have the table ready...More

2  Thank Shantelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st time visitors. Lunch menu was ideal from lobster bisque to Philly cheese steak. Excellent atmosphere with bay and marina views. Excellent service (David was our waiter if we remember correctly). Highly recommend!More

Thank bradt143
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, we love to hear this! We can't express how happy we are that we could make your first dining experience with us enjoyable and memorable! That means the world! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write us a great review! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come to love Bayfront's happy hour and decided to go back to experience the dining room and that beautiful view of the Bay. We took some very close friends, one being a very prominent Chef in Naples. The service was excellent but the...More

Thank sammymann
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so excited to hear this! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We love to hear your feedback and it means more to us than you know! Thank you again and we hope you will visit us again soon! Have a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice during our holiday. First time the service was a bit of a shambles but the food was good so decided to go back for a 2nd time in case it was a "one off". Unfortunately service was again mediocre - bread coming...More

Thank Cycleperry C
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We truly thank you for your helpful feedback and we are so sorry that you did not have a great experience. We aim to please and we appreciate our guests more than you know! We will definitely take your review into consideration to help us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is inconsistent. Wait staff are very efficient but not very friendly. The view is beautiful and I would recommend a booth.More

1  Thank Mary N
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us another try in the future. Please email us at Ken@bayfrontbistro.com so we can get some more details regarding your experience. Thank you so much for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delicious meal, good waiter - nice atmosphere. Had the black grouper sandwich - very good and plenty of food.

Thank mikeiveson
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and feedback! We love that you enjoyed our signature black grouper sandwich and we hope you will visit us again soon! Take care!

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24 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn L | Property representative |
$14 Bottomless Mimosas and a $15 Ultimate Bloody Mary (Tito's Vodka, 2 Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives, 3 Large Blackened Shrimp, Celery, Pickle and a Lime). We also have live music.
16 March 2017|
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Response from meanbud | Reviewed this property |
I regret that I was only in the area for a week and do not know the answer to your question. Just give the a call.
Joyce H
4 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3663
  • E-mail
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!
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