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“Best scallops in the history of scallops”
Review of Bistro 821

Bistro 821
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Ranked #16 of 999 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Old Naples
Cross street: 8th Street
Description: 2016 Is Bistro 821's 22nd year in business. All these years we have prided ourselves as being the Small Locally Owned Bistro on 5th Ave South. Friendly service, excellent food and a great atmosphere are our specialties. Don't Miss the Miso Saki Sea Bass or Thai Spiced Snapper if you Like Fish, or The Ribeye Steak or Pot Roast for the Meat and Potato lovers.
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Chose this place instead of staying in at our resort. Best choice possible; what a find. It's in a very cool part of town, with shops and other eateries abound. Nice decor and ambiance and is especially family-friendly.

Seafood risotto and alligator quesadillas were enjoyed by all, but the night's special of scallops under a caramelized sauce over cheesy risotto was over the top. Far and away the best prepared, sweet, tender scallops I've ever had.

A true delight. Mark provided excellent and expedient service.

5 star earned.

3  Thank Traveljnc
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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Making my day with this review. Ill be sure to let Chef Jess and his Team know they are producing some fantastic Entrees!! Those guys and the front house love to hear and see their hard work is paying off. We want ya Happy , We want to take care of you . Appreciate the review and your Biz... Hurry back we will be waiting for ya . Thanks again BistroBilly #Bestscallopsinhistrory:)

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Bistro 821 usually has specials that you can take advantage of. They have early dining specials and also two entries and a bottle of wine for under $35. (Total!) We typically order the chef's specials because they are always great. This last trip, we had the following entrees: lobster, scallops & an Asian shrimp stir-fry and they were all delicious. The prices are in line with other restaurants on 5th Ave but you can always find specials here. We like it very much. The only negative comment I can even come up with is if you are on a date, you may not be as comfortable sitting at their banquet seating as you are very close to the table beside you. Requesting a stand-alone table gives you more privacy.

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

The "Wine N Dine" is our way of offering a great deal during the Offseason months to say "Thank You " to our customers. Its a pretty tough deal to beat . Love to hear you enjoyed , we appreciate the opportunity to have taken care of you . Hurry back we are waiting.. BistroBilly

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Bistro has been on 5th Ave forever and there is obviously a reason for that. Let's start with the bar. Bartenders are a dime a dozen in Naples, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more engaging pro than Nick. He can tell you everything you want to know about Bistro and the entire Naples area. Plus, his specialty shots are not something you want to miss out on. GM Dan Burgess has the kitchen running like clockwork. When it gets busy in there, he rolls up his sleeves and gets right in on the action to make sure everything gets served promptly. The menu is fabulous. I can say I have tried just about everything on the menu and there are no disappointments to be had on any item. Their sea bass is one of my favorites. It literally melts in your mouth. The atmosphere meets the Bistro criteria: friendly and cozy and the servers are all pros and really care that you have a great dining experience. There are lots of places to eat and drink on 5th Ave., but Bistro 821 are seasoned professionals and they know how to treat you right. You can't go wrong!

3  Thank Michael V
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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Love to hear you enjoyed.. We are fortunate to have been on 5th ave for what does seem forever but in reality its only been 28 years . We are honored to be the oldest place on the street and take that pride everyday to provide as you put it consistently great food on your table . We may not have all the "Bells & Whistles" some of the new places have , but what we do have is some seriously good food . Your coming here to eat and we want you leaving happy . We appreciate the continued support , look forward to taking care of you again . Hurry back we will be waiting for ya, Thanks again BistroBilly

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here - Empanadas appetizer had good flavor with a nice light crust. Warm Bacon dressed Spinch Salad was really enjoyable. Fisnished with a spicy Thai crusted fish entree. All and all - the best overall meal we had in Naples - after 3 days of visiting.

2  Thank russcbrown
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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Right on , thanks for stopping in . Love to hear you enjoyed . Hope you liked Naples , for us its our little parasdise and we take a lot of pride in being on 5th ave " Heart of downtown".. We will keep working hard you keep coming back . See ya soon , Thanks again BistroBilly .

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The place is dark inside and very uninviting decor. The temp in the restaurant had to be around 60 and happy hour is only served at the bar. Again, the bar was not appealing to us and we left

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Jesse H, Owner at Bistro 821, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Wish you would give full true story to your short visit , so I will give the full version to our readers. You arrived with a demanding tone of I will "take" one of those tables for Happy Hour after being informed we only do happy Hour at the bar(normal in most places) , you complained on how cold it was in our place ( ac is always @73) close to 60 though, and loudly voiced how we just lost a customer due to how cold it was in here . No opportunity to actually try and take care of you . Too bad , I know we could've turned, what I hope was you, just having an apparently terrible day (hope your not normally like this) around . Our Bartenders are Pros at taking care of people, of course the Bar is a social atmosphere, which may not be suitable for you . If we can ever actually serve you , we would love to, if not you really wont be missed . BistroBilly

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