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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointing Thanksgiving experien ...
Very disappointing Thanksgiving experience. The service was slow even for a leisurely meal. The food was ok but overly elaborate for the occasion. Also they promised at least one traditional Thanksgiving option but it was still somewhat weird.
We were at Ocean Boulevard for Thanksgiv ...
We were at Ocean Boulevard for Thanksgiving. Four courses were served with four choices to choose from each course. The meal was absolutely fantastic. We sat in a back room on the second floor with a big window with a view of the beach. For most of the meal, we were the only 2 in the room. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Our cocktails (Beefeater Martini and Bo ...
Our cocktails (Beefeater Martini and Bourbon Manhattan) were marvelous. The scallop and steak entrees were perfectly prepared and delicious.
We always enjoy our "date nights" at OB. We try to stop for at least one meal when on the OBX.
It was my husband's birthday and we had ...
It was my husband's birthday and we had a great time there celebrating with a romantic dinner with just the two of us. We had plenty of leftovers so we were able to enjoy our entrees again the next night and they were just as good the second time. My husband said he had the best martini he has ever had with the blue cheese stuffed olives. He thought it was a great touch. We look forward to dining there again real soon!
Always a fantastic experience, Ocean Bou ...
Always a fantastic experience, Ocean Boulevard never disappoints. Thank you for a great dining experience for our 1 year wedding anniversary ! Server was exceptionally polite, attentive without being too attentive, and had a nice disposition. Great job!
OB is one of our "MUST visits when in Ou ...
OB is one of our "MUST visits when in Outer Banks. Chef Mike Thomas's food is superb. Claire and Rachel add to the food's quality and taste. The Caesar salad dressing on the salad was yummy and the veal short ribs were great.
We had the calamari and tuna for appetiz ...
We had the calamari and tuna for appetizers. Highly recommend the calamari. The tuna was cooked rare, how I wanted it, and had a nice sauce but was a bit lacking compared to other tunas I have had. The chicken entree was phenomenal. Would go to this place again just for that. The scallops entree was very good as well. Nicely seared scallops in a delicious sauce. The rye manhattan (Wild Turkey) is also better than most I have had.
Outstanding dining on our last night of ...
Outstanding dining on our last night of vacation in the Outer Banks. Such a wonderful ending with a fantastic meal, fine wine and martini's, a prime table and a superbly attentive server in Kim. Wish we had found Ocean Boulevard before our last night in town. Definitely would have dined there more than once during our stay! Don't miss this place when in the Outer Banks.
Food and setting outstanding as usual. S ...
Food and setting outstanding as usual. Staff have been great during our many previous visits, but we had a confrontational and generally unpleasant waitress. OB management will surely weed her out pretty quickly as this has always been an excellent restaurant in every way.
We both started with she crab soup. The ...
We both started with she crab soup. The soup had good taste, but was barely warm. The duck dish was fair at best. The meat was tough and the side of kale was bitter. The special was a red snapper done in an Asian style. Served over rice noodles with a few pieces of calamari. The fish was done perfectly. The overall dish was good. We thought the price was to high for the quality of the meal.
Our favorite go-to restaurant when we ar ...
Our favorite go-to restaurant when we are in the Outer Banks for vacation. Service, food, ambiance- all exceptional. Heather will take time to chat and is delightfully personable. We had dinner at OB twice during our beach week. Can't wait to go back!
The food was great! I loved the pork sho ...
The food was great! I loved the pork shoulder and my boyfriend loved the steak with horseradish sauce! The martinis were very good as well, I had the bellinitini! Can't wait to go back next time we visit kitty hawk.
We visited OBX with family, the last tim ...
We visited OBX with family, the last time in 2009. My wife and I wanted to have a night to ourselves so we went here again. It's a wonderful place to eat in wonderful locale. Nice interior, good food and service. We really enjoyed our evening.
This was our third visit to Ocean Boulev ...
This was our third visit to Ocean Boulevard Bistro over the years, and we will continue to come back for the combination of fresh seafood and great local atmosphere. This obviously popular local bistro is consistently excellent in food and service. My scallops were served over a bed of grits and cooked to perfection. The cobia special was superb according to my wife, who is quite particular about her fish. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced. This is a hidden gem on the Outer Banks.
We hadn't been in several months because ...
We hadn't been in several months because honestly the restaurant scene in OBX has really improved over the last year so we've tried other places. How nice though to come back to an old friend and have creatively prepared dishes, a fantastic server, and cozy room. The red snapper was prepared excellently with the fish fresh and moist. I tried a piece of my wife's filet, and I'm not a filet guy but it was melt in your mouth delicious.
I only wish they offered draft beer!
Always enjoy coming here the first night ...
Always enjoy coming here the first night of our vacation in OBX - it has become a tradition! Fantastic food and cocktails, excellent service - in an upscale, but beach relaxed atmosphere. Definitely a must try if you've never been!
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