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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 Mike P
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
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Nice restaurant, good food, decent service. The portions served were large enough to share. Desserts were pricey but they definitely were large enough to share. My wife and I both had small desserts but one couple we were with shared a large dessert that was...More

Thank Carlo0647
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We walk here often and generally eat in the Tavern which has a nice ambiance, and an extensive menu that is not too pricey. The restaurant offers additional higher-end food options at a higher price. We enjoy the pub food, not great, but tasty. The...More

Thank globalsurferSC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This restaurant is excellent for it's food and service however expensive. My wife and I really enjoy dining at the specious bar where the complete dining room menu is available as well as a happy hour menu and nightly food specials. Flat screen TV's at...More

Thank jeffreyf503
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very nice American food. Dog friendly if you are willing to sit in the outdoors area. Friendly staff. Large variety of food. Pizza, burgers, fine foods.

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 new lounge.
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