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Bittersweet Bistro

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
+1 831-662-9799
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Been here 3 times. Nice grounds, several outdoor patios, with one being doggie friendly, the other with a large outdoor fireplace. Never eaten inside, but looks real nice. California casual cuisine, and a pizza oven too. Breakfasts are great!

Thank Calaverasgal
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We really enjoyed the breakfast that we had at Bittersweet. There were a number of dogs outside, and they even brought a water bowl for one of them. The staff was really nice and the breakfast was great. The french toast (Tahitian vanilla) had a...More

Thank DolphinMermaid
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Went to breakfast twice. Excellent food, excellent service, nicely designed. Very popular for a reason.

Thank bonniemreeves
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Bittersweet is notoriously expensive. I haven't eaten in the Bistro is years because of the cost. I've had lunch in their cafe a couple of times and it was okay. Most recently, I had a salad with the fish du jour. When the plate came...More

Thank KCKlein
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Went for an early dinner. The food was pretty good. They have a nice varied menu. There was something for the kids and something for the adults. They also had a nice selection of beers, and they were nice and cold when served. I don't...More

Thank E P
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

While the food is good it is expensive. The service was good. They only do one check to a table and will not give seperate checks.

Thank 624MikeP624
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I live in Aptos. We visit this place every few months or so. Sometimes it’s better than others. Tonight was "meh". Service was so-so. Food was was okay. My halibut very good, but very pricy($40). Overall C+. Their best deals were the inflation busters, but...More

Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Always something at Bittersweet Bistro to satisfy your hunger. The food is super good. From pizza to sandwiches to lovely main courses with great service and wonderful drinks. There is TVs in the bar and a large TV in the back room. Dog friendly in...More

Thank ttakingtime
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you go for breakfast it is amazing!!! Great omelets, pancakes, and potatoes. We love their happy hour. Dinner here is so good. LOve all of the dishes.

Thank suzyG95136
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I just hosted a 25 person dinner party for a friend's Birthday and everything turned out amazing! The food was prepared perfectly, the service was on point, the place was beautiful as always. Not one complaint. I'm picky and found nothing wrong. All guests had...More

Thank Dean M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-9799
Description
Recognized by locals as one of the top restaurants in Aptos and Santa Cruz County, Bittersweet Bistro offers an American Bistro Cuisine style dinner menu with Mediterranean influences. Outstanding dessert menu and an award-winning wine list are served in a casual, relaxed atmosphere in the dining room, heated outdoor patio and lounge.
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