O'Brien's Bistro

4.8
96 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Voted -Best Locally Owned & Best Casual Dining Restaurant in Pensacola by VIP Pensacola Magazine readers poll.

A small locally owned restaurant where great food is paired with great wine.
O’Briens Bistro is one of the few restaurants in Pensacola truly owned and operated by the chef!

Our menu items are just some of the flavor combinations we have created. Our kitchen staff will try to accommodate menu changes or requests you may have. Our goal is if the ingredients are on the pages of our menu, we can cook it your way, well, of course, within reason!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.7
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shawn
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We had Mixed Grill and Shrimp & Scallop Risotto. Wonderful experience and we will definitely go back.

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CaseyP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there but it won’t be the last! Great food (crab cakes were divine!), lovely selection of wine, and the ambiance was perfect!

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Brent
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine's dinner, very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable waiter, background music was exactly that - in the background and not so we would have to shout over it to hear each other (very refreshing!) Food was very good as always.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice dining experience. There are so many items to choose from from appetizers, main course, and deserts. Our server Ryan was prompt and treated us very well.

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LaneyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

O'brian's Bistro is one of our go-to quality restaurants and I've never had a bad meal there. The food is always great as is the service. Ambience is their problem. It's a fairly small place that just plain needs a remodel! Also a bit disappointed in their drink menu (there is a wine menu but no drink menu).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was great ! Our food was amazing ! We will be back . Recommend shrimp and scallops .

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

took an hour to get food. Mgr came to apologize but did not offer to comp drinks or desserts.

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. The most consistent restaurant in the area.

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DenieceD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service, thank you Ryan. Food was great. Always feel welcome when we dine here.

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JacksonTNrjb
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu selection, good wine by the glass choices, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! They never disappoint

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SharonH
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great server, great food and great ambience until a party of 12 came in and was seated next to us. They were so loud we could not even talk across the table. In fact, there were two parties of 12 in the little room we were in. In the future they should not seat smaller tables in the room with big parties ever! And we even had a reservation, so you would think we would have gotten a better table.

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vipgulfbreezeskiers
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food not as good as our last visit a month ago. Scallop appetizers seemed precooked, dried out, not fresh. My chicken picatta was very dry. Service was great, drinks and salads and soups all good. Very busy night, which is great.

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
135 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup and sandwiches were great had the mushrooms tarragon soup wow

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Holl
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 different brunches and all 3 delicious. We highly recommend.

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BrewerMel18
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at O’Brien’s Bistro is always good. I only had one complaint and that is with the potato’s served with the 4oz filet. They were lumpy and and didn’t seem fresh. The filet and steamed vegetables were very good.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 1st time was great. Daniel was our server and very knowledgeable. Not only telling us about the nightly special but other specials that they had available throughout the week; such as their Sunday brunch. Definitely will come back again. I had the blue cheese flank steak and my husband had the surf and turf; highly recommend those.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at O,Briens whether it be for lunch or for dinner. There is always a great atmosphere at O'Briens and the and the environment is outstanding. The food is always impeccable and the wait staff is always very professional and outstanding. I wolud say this one of our favorite places for lunch or dinner.

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FredD
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant noise level is high. Rolls and butter for the table was tasteless. Missed the mark on a good char on my pork chop and wife's steak. Shrimp and scallops looked and tasted bland and just run under water to thaw. All in all a disappointment. Service was slow as well.

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vipItalian
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was very good. Service was good except the way it was not wearing a mask which made us uncomfortable. But otherwise he did a great job. It’s a casual restaurant but it has serve an elegant feel to it. Definitely place we go back to

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vipPetal
Tallahassee
136 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate on Patio the sun was shining and it was lovely. The food was very good and we enjoyed the lunch so much

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JohnS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at O'Brien's Bistro . It was an awesome time. We came to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent. Our Waiter was top of the line. He even went so far as to have the Chef whip up a delicious dessert for us. In a year that has been as crazy as this one it was really nice the way the evening played out. As I stated before the food was excellent. While the portions at first didn't seem a lot, by the time we finished we were full. I would honestly recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful lunch with a girlfriend! Becoming one of my favorite spots to dine, while near the mall area!!!

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angier
Tallahassee
22 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good! We enjoyed our dinner and will return soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Date night dinner. This is our go to place! Relaxing and the food is always superb! I had the sirloin special and it was absolutely delicious with mushroom risotto and asparagus! Yum!!

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SethF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Delicious food! Would go back in a heartbeat!

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angier
Tallahassee
22 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good location!

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MarkS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here many times and never disappointed. Food is great whether fish or beef. Always filling and never felt we were paying more that what we expected. Can dress casual or more dressy. Very comfortable atmosphere with nice service

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vipImmverryfull
Charlotte
55 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great place for good food and atmosphere. If you don't start out with the crab cake appetizer you have missed a wonderful opportunity. After that, the salad is very good and the entrees are excellent (it just takes a little time to figure out which one you can't live without). The servers are well trained, provide a good pace of service and are very attentive. Definitely on my "we'll be back" list.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit and enjoyed our lunch! Wonderful service and wonderful options on menu! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always awesome. Great for date night or getting together with friends.

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vipMyFavorite
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to eat. enjoyed the atmosphere. food was great and fast

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vipPcolagirl
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Friday night favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint!! We’ve been going there for about 3-4 months since we just moved here. You can have anything from simple dishes to gourmet dishes. Dan is an amazing server and our go to server. However, all the servers are top notch. Give them a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed 😊

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angier
Tallahassee
22 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful! Always enjoy your food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very accommodating

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KurtY
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening while managing social distance. Great food. Great service.

FAQs

O'Brien's Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 477-9120.

O'Brien's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.