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 10 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.
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
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, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
You'd never know what a gem it is from t ...
You'd never know what a gem it is from the outside - A high-end restaurant hidden in a strip mall with a rooster on their sign.
The service was excellent as was the food. They gladly accommodated our request to be seated farther from the bar. A subtle hint that it was my wife's birthday brought us a beautifully prepared dessert plate - but no awkward singing. Our glasses were never left empty and plates not removed until all were finished eating - just like my mother taught me at home.
The prices make it a special occasion eatery for us, but the quality and preparation accurately reflecte the price. The many fresh seafood offerings are a standout.
We were celebrating out 47th anniversary ...
We were celebrating out 47th anniversary and were not disappointed. My steak was flavorful and sufficiently large that I had leftovers for lunch the next day. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his scallops and prawns. We shared a salad and were glad that we hadn't ordered one for each of us - our shared salad was just the right amount and we weren't too full from that and our entrée to have desert. The desert menu hasn't changed for a long time and isn't very exciting - even the fact that there are daily specials among the deserts wasn't helpful. We ended up sharing a dish of ice cream and were happy with it.
We had not been here in years however it ...
We had not been here in years however it won't be as long until our next meal there. The seafood chowder was the best we have had and the Caesar salad was yummy. We had seafood for our main courses and both were great. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. We enjoyed the whole experience.
Have been to this restaurant many times. ...
Have been to this restaurant many times. Had the scallops and prawns with rice. The rice was a mix of white and wild, and looked and tasted like a mix from a box. A little disappointed. (If the pilaf was made from scratch, I would recommend changing the recipe). My partner ordered the pork schnitzel which was a lot better than my entree.
My husband and I celebrated our 11th ann ...
My husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary with dinner here and it was absolutely wonderful! We ordered the blue cheese custard for our appetizer, my husband got tomato cream soup as well. So tasty! The lamb and scallops were equally as tasty and my peach raspberry cobbler was the perfect ending to a perfect meal!
Quite delicious and great service
We got right in when we got to the restaurant - had reservations ahead of time, but was afraid that since it was a Friday night it'd a bit of a wait. But we got right in and our drinks and food were all delivered very fast and the servers were excellent.
Kerry was a great server! Very attentive ...
Kerry was a great server! Very attentive but not over bearing. He and and cook staff made sure everything was out in perfect timing. I really have no complaints, I will definitely be back! The scallops are spot on
Birthday Dinner Special
The food was delicious (rack of Lamb for my husband which he loved) (scallops for me- i would have liked them cooked just a bit more). I mentioned that it was my husband's birthday when reserving our table and the Staff remembered and did an excellent job catering to him and making him feel special. The desert presentation was the best with a large 'Happy Birthday' written in chocolate sauce on the plate of his Peach Bread Pudding!
Our dinner was perfect in every way, the wife likes the Bleu Cheese Cream Custard appetizer. The Rockfish was very fresh. I don't think you can ever have a bad meal there. Nice to Jen's there too. Our waiter Kelly is the best, 40 yrs experience. You have to go if you have never been there. The portions are unbelievably large for that scale of restaurant.
I am a vegetarian and I do love and eat lots of fish. There were a couple items on the menu (shrimp and scallops) and also King salmon as a special but all came with very unusual sides or sauces. I would have liked to see a bit more leaning toward a vegetarian selection. I ordered an appetizer and a salad and they were both excellent. All our food (3 of us) was very good, I was just disappointed that there wasn't a simpler vegetarian selection.
Not the Best
My wife and I went here for our first time for her Birthday. Very difficult to find a parking spot but we did find one. Ive got a nice little ding in my door to prove it. We ere seated quickly and the person seating us told my wife happy birthday as I had mentioned that upon making reservations. Our waiter was not the most friendly. Didn't say a word about my wifes birthday and kept asking us if we wanted wine or cappuccino. The food was decent and our water was always filled promptly but not from our waiter. I'd rather spend the money to go to crowns nest, 7 glaciers or Simon and Seaforts. We've never gone wrong there. I wont recommend this place nor will I go back
Best menu in South Anchorage
Very well thought out menu with a selection of modern and traditional entrees. Great appetizers, Large quality wine selection. The staff is professional, polite and knowledgeable from the hostess, waiter, chef and servers. Kudos to the management & owners. Also, on a side note Southside Bistro has the BEST lamb in town.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.