About Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar is an upscale dining restaurant on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are open nightly for dinner and drinks through all seasons. We pride ourselves in using fresh local and regional ingredients, in season, to create interesting and flavorful meals. We have a comprehensive wine list and have been awarded "Best of the Beach - 2014" for our Martini Bar. We also have an oceanside patio, across the street from the beach, for drinks and waiting.
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Weekdays
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
After Dinner (10:00pm) on Friday Nights we offer live music with local and regional bands until 1:30am. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, we often have a solo acoustic performer on our Oceanside patio.
We are capable of providing food and cocktails for a large variety of events, on- or off-premise. We often host birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinners, etc. in the restaurant. For larger events such as wedding receptions and large scale anniversary parties, we can cater in your rental property or selected banquet area with a full scale, personally designed menu.
Our private lot is on the side of the restaurant by the front door. When the lot becomes full, we have access to alternate lots in cooperation with the Beachwoods Property Group. These parking lots are located just beyond our adjacent lot, to the west.
Private Party Facilities:
Within the restaurant, we are capable of seating as many as 22 people upstairs for a semi-private event. In our wine room, we can accommodate up to 12. If needed, we can book the downstairs dining area to handle up to 60.
Private Party Contact:
Donny King: 252-261-2546x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar Ratings and Reviews
Not so good. Appetizers were pretty goo ...
Not so good. Appetizers were pretty good; entrees were terrible. Fish tasted fishy; crab cake tasted like swamp water. Perhaps the worst crab cake I have ever had. Service was meh; sat for a long time to get entrees; then ignored for 15 minutes before flagging down someone for coffee/dessert menu, in the hopes that we could end better than the rest of the meal. Expensive for extremely average meal (at best). Even the martinis, not up to par.
We had a great experience we had an awes ...
We had a great experience we had an awesome server. Our only question was the choice of the side vegetables on the special. Sautéed celery, okra , onions and red peppers, a little bland and pale gray-green in appearance ... not appealing. It "seemed " as though we had plenty of scallops, however it looked like some scallops were sliced horizontal in appearance of making it look like it was more ....they were much thinner than your normal scallop.
As always, one of the best restaurants i ...
As always, one of the best restaurants in the world. The quality of food and service cannot be beat. Anyone interested in fine dining needs to eat at this fabulous restaurant. We have dined throughout the world and cannot find any place that exceeds Ocean Boulevard.
My wife and I have been coming to the Ou ...
My wife and I have been coming to the Outer Banks for 10 years and the first restaurant we ate at was Ocean Boulevard. Since that first meal it is our favorite place to eat in the area. There are some other great restaurants but we always end up back at Ocean Boulevard.
We love the mix of unique fresh ingredients and are continually amazed at how wonderfully the ingredients mix to make a terrific dining experience.
The service is always outstanding which makes the experience that much more pleasurable.
While our overall dining experience was ...
While our overall dining experience was good, we were both very disappointed with our salads.
There was virtually NO taste!!! Both the Caesar and Bistro salad dressings had barely any delectable flavor. The management did refund us, which made things much more "palatable "!
Beware of the $14 charge for cocktails :((
We highly recommend the Crab cakes and yellowfin tuna!!
We will certainly return upon our next visit.
This is our favorite OBX go to spot and ...
This is our favorite OBX go to spot and it did not disappoint on this visit. A great bottle of chardonnay. Tasty fried green tomatoes appetizer. Two delicious entrees -- a skate wing special and a tuna with lentils and morrocan sauce that was so flavorful. Topped off by a delicious chocolate chess pie ice cream sandwich special dessert. The entire team, from the hostess, to the wait staff, to the bartenders, hard working chefs in the kitchen and the owners are attentive and friendly. This is great spot for a lovely dinner out on your vacation to the Outer Banks!
Excellent! From the service to the food ...
Excellent! From the service to the food! I sat at the kitchen bar and was truly amazed at the professionalism of the chefs. They created works of art with the food. I had the fried tomatoes to start, which were so incredibly flavorful. For the entree, the duck was probably the best I've ever had!
My husband and I go to Ocean Blvd. every ...
My husband and I go to Ocean Blvd. every time we are on the OBX! We love seafood! OB doesn't disappoint. The scallops were perfectly cooked. The grilled tuna was overcooked slightly this time! But the flavors on our plates were tasty and diverse. Risotto, homemade pickles, pot stickers to name a few.
We love to get the specials that are offered. We love their martini's and wine list!
The best table is #6! It's in the corner and quieter. Anywhere on the southeast wall of windows are good seats. Seats toward the kitchen are too crowded up against other tables. We feel as though those aren't as private.
Our server has been there for several years. Great business that he recognizes us each time we come in. He even remembered what we had the time before for dinner. That is wonderful customer service.
If I had to make a change to the restaurant, I wish they would bring crab cakes back to the menu with the butter bean, corn and cantaloupe relish. Also, serve soft shell crabs when in season! You are missing a golden opportunity in June. Wish you would change your menu just a little more often.
Fabulous Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary this past weekend with an excellent dinner at Ocean Boulevard. It was our first experience there an we would highly recommend it. They have a separate vegetarian menu which was great to provide me some amazing vegetarian alternatives to the usual veggie and portabello burgers you find most places. We enjoyed 3 courses with excellent cocktails as well. Our server was exceptional and other wait staff made sure our water glasses were never even half full. What a great experience we had, we will definitely return!
Always a winner. Our favorite restaurant ...
Always a winner. Our favorite restaurant and we've eaten at great restaurants worldwide. The scallops were to die for. Cooked to perfection. The steak is always outstanding. The pork cheek appetizer was outstanding.
A hit again
We visit the Outer Banks at least annually. Each time, Ocean Boulevard is on our Must List for dinner out. The food and service is always excellent with specials that normally include at least on fresh catch of the day. We have never been disappointed, even on holiday weekends. Reservations strongly recommended, even mid-week.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a menu ...
Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a menu that evolves during the year. Specials are always enticing. One of the few places at the beach that I'll order something other than seafood (which is equally good). Lamb and duck entrees caught my attention during our last two visits and were outstanding.
We like to sit at or near the open kitchen and love to watch the dance that goes on there.
Al fresco with music will probably get us back during the summer.
Nice restaurant with a lovely view of th ...
Nice restaurant with a lovely view of the ocean. The food is always presented in a pleasing way but is always significantly under-seasoned. We have been on a number of occasions and each time we have received food that was poorly seasoned.
And if you ask for salt to be brought to the table you do get the occasional "eye-roll" from the wait staff.
Overall a decent restaurant but don't forget to bring along a little salt in your pocket!
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!
It is hands down our favorite restaurant in the OBX. When we are down for a week we have to have dinner here at least 2-3 times. They are open all year and have a menu that changes with the seasons so it never gets old. The owners Donnie and Heather are always very warm and welcoming, The wait staff such as Greg and Annette are very friendly and attentive. The chefs Michael, Timmy, Rachel and Jen are spectacular. The food here is so inspired and their specials are truly sensational. Ocean Boulevard is not just your old steak and potato no sir. We give them a 5 star-rating and would give them a 10 if it were available. Try them out and we are sure that they will soon become a favorite for you as well.
Every course of the meal was fantastic. ...
Every course of the meal was fantastic. Started with the tuna poke salad and loved it. For my entree I had a salmon special and in so happy I went with it! The martinis were delicious and the wine choices were great! Will be back for sure!
Ocean boulevard is never less than a ten ...
Ocean boulevard is never less than a ten. The food is always excellent and the service is quite impeccable. The ambiance is outstanding without being snobby. It is a place for fine dining or a fun evening with friends.
Great place on the Ocean
Took my wife here for Mother's Day and was very pleased. Not only is the food, service, and atmosphere great, but you can see the ocean, and my wife got to see a large sailboat go across the horizon while eating dinner. The service was professional and the waiter was very informative. Great spot, highly recommended.
Superb dining on the Ocean Road in Kitty Hawk, NC
To celebrate our 34th anniversary my wife and I visited the Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar while in Kitty Hawk. To our surprise we found an outstanding restaurant and bar on the Ocean Road. Every aspect of our meals was perfect. The Flounder was very fresh and the flavors well balanced. Compared to other restaurants in the Kitty Hawk, KDH, and Nags Head, this rises above the rest. It is highly recommended.
Excellent meal starting with the bread a ...
Excellent meal starting with the bread and then my scallop with risotto was excellent. My husband had the flounder had a wonderful delicate taste that you could enjoy and remember all day. My husband had an ice cream sandwich of raspberry sauce and cookies. Would high recommend this restaurant and I suggest the chef’s wife stay in the kitchen and not be a server.
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