I've been meaning to get to Bay Front Bistro and now that the snowbirds have flown, we had lunch today. Fort Myers Beach has desparately needed a good quality restaurant for years and one by one restaurants have opened, only to disappoint, on one level or another. Bay Front clicks on all.
Location: Snook Bight Marina is a beautiful marina with great back bay views
Building: newly built and well designed. Lots of outdoor seating on two levels and a smaller indoor area upstairs with bar and dining.
Menu: Straight forward with enough choices to please most everyone.
Server: quiet, attentive service from well-seasoned and trained waitresses. No training needed here, the women were very professional.
I had fish tacos with mango and the tortilla was nicely grilled with a smokey taste, the fish (I ordered crispy so it was fried) was not overcooked and still had the flavor of fish, it came with coleslaw with fresh pineapple, which needs a little work. (could be brightened with a little lime juice and perhaps cilantro and mild jalapeno)
My husband ordered the oyster PoBoy. He pronounced it perfect. The oysters were still very tender and hot and the sauce gave just enough bite. Very crispy french fries. No wine with this lunch, just ice-cold Foster's beer, what you need on a day when the temps are in the 90's.
We sat on the upper deck facing the bay, the view was lovely and the shade made the temperature just fine for a relaxing lunch. I can't think of anywhere else in SW Florida with this lovely a view, that casual an atmosphere with really good food.
We are excited to have a great waterfront restaurant on Fort Myers Beach.