About Southside Bistro
We are a great neighborhood secret on the south end of town. We offer a variety of fresh fun food from our open display kitchen. We have a hardwood oven for great appetizers and flatbreads. Fresh Alaskan seafood and produce arrives daily and Chef Travis creates great innovative daily specials. Save room for our fantastic home-made desserts. We are proud recipients of the "Wine Spectators" Award of excellence 20 years in a row.
Southside Bistro offers the "Restaurant" side with the complete dinner menu available, and the more casual "Bistro" side with an additional Pizza-burger menu available. Please go to our web site and see our complete menu selections.
Anchorage, AK 99515
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Fridays and Saturdays: 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer plenty of parking on the front lot, with additional spaces available across the street
Public People mover bus service stops right in front.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Filet mignon was the best I've had in Anchorage! It was cooked perfect. I usually have to sent it back but not this time. Ribeye was cooked to perfection as well. Bread was good but some butter or even flavored olive oil would have been good with it. Prices are reasonable.
We havent been to Southside in over a year but have always liked it. However, this time the menu was fresh and creative with many excellent new appetizers, salads & main dishes. Excellent seafood optionsand perfectly done.
One of our all around favorites tonight was one of the specuals, cajun grits with poached for example and fresh Alaskan spot shrimp. Amazing!
...and for dessert? Look at this great presentation:
I'd never been here and was anxious to try it. I was underwhelmed. The waitress was good and attentive. The steak ordered medium was rare. Offer to put it back on the grill halfway through the meal was weak. The meat was over sauced. The duck was ok but also overseasoned.
Southside cuisine features fresh, well-matched ingredients. A sublime favorite is the grilled scallops and risotto in truffle cream (appetizer or light entree).. Many entrees come with a generous serving of fresh vegetables. The desserts were a highlight: a perfect espresso mousse, a thoroughly banana-chocolate-infused bread pudding, and a fruit cobbler. The cobbler was served with eye-catching artistry: a colorful "painting" of sabayon, kiwi, raspberry, mango, and chocolate sauces. Regarding ambience, it was lively with interesting French accents, except for the feeling of descending dusk created by the black, nearly opaque, window blinds. The only culinary downside was that the salad vinaigrettes were acidic and over-applied: order your salad with a side of dressing if this is a concern. In general, this is an upscale, cheery restaurant with high-quality, thoughtful cuisine that sometimes transcends to artful.
This is the restaurant that the locals love; the south side haven for good food and wine. The menu focuses on fresh preparations interesting sauces and lovely presentations my steady favorite are the hangar steak and the scallops. But their local fish specials are great. But the duck should not be missed either
Terrific little spot for an upscale dinner. I had the duck breast and it was delicious. I have now been twice and will definitely be back.
The reason for four stars on dinner - mine was slightly over cooked (medium well). I was hungry and didn't want to send it back. Love the overall menu here.
Oh, they have a quality wine list and reasonable prices.
This is one of my favorites in Anchorage.
We love this place. Order the blue cheese custard appetizer, it's the best thing on the planet ; Seriously, the food is always fantastic, menu has a lot of diversity. Kerry, our server, really knew his wine and made some great suggestions. It's just a wee bit loud, but not terrible.
My wife and I normally like to sit on the casual dining side and split a burger and salad but tonight we thought we'd go to the adult side since it was our anniversary. We both had pasta dishes and they were incredible. We've had homemade pasta in Italy and this certainly rivaled that experience. Fantastic wine selection and our server was delightful. She used to be the receptionist and received a promotion and did a wonderful job. This place has never been pretentious and has always been a staple when we are thinking of dining out. Now that I've tried their pasta, Southside Bistro will be my choice if I'm in a pasta mood.
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