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.
Anchorage, AK 99515
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, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Arrived for special occasion dinner with ...
Arrived for special occasion dinner with reservation. Requested quiet table. Got worst table in restaurant next to kitchen and walk way to bathrooms. Asked for iced bucket for wines at call in reservation and received a non-iced crock. Wine I ordered was expensive and opened properly and I tasted properly and waiter poured first glass. Had to pour wine myself from then on and was never asked if I wanted another wine with entree. Ordered appetizers, wedged romaine salad, veal medallions. Appetizer was melted brie cheese on flat bread. Received one step above cold. Romaine salad was spot on with very good blue cheese dressing. Veal medallions were uneatable, cooked extra well done and butterflied, sauce was horrendous, side of scallop potatoes under cooked with terrible crust and white cream sauce and again entree was one step above ice cold. Also do not believe the veal was veal and was going to send back but decided not to. Had chocolate cake for dessert which was fine, paid my bill with generous tip and left.
I've eaten at this restaurant six times and have had good meals. It is expensive to eat here and I expected much more then I received on this past visit. Things have changed here since they opened the non-reservation area up for dinners by the bar. If I'm going to spend hundreds of dollars for supposedly fine dining I don't want to eat next to patrons who don't dress properly or bring children who don't behave properly. The menu is also aged and definitely needs updating. Service staff needs a lot more training in conversation techniques and attention to added service with wines. I am generally not a complainer and I also hold three restaurant culinary degrees and spent a full decade in four star kitchens in the San Francisco Bay area back in the 70 and 80's so I hope my suggestions will be taken as a plus and SSB can improve it's service and food delivery.
There were four guests in our party. Ev ...
There were four guests in our party. Everyone was served in minimum time and the food was perfectly done and nice and hot. Service was excellent even though the restaurant was quite busy. The menu offered some really nice choices; meat or fish. Worth going back again.
When we arrived we were treated like VIP ...
When we arrived we were treated like VIPs and felt so welcome. The service is always great, but this being New Year's Eve, everyone was in a festive mood. I had the duck breast and it was wonderful. They had a shaved Brussels sprouts salad that two of us had and enjoyed.
One of. Y favorite restaurants. The foo ...
One of. Y favorite restaurants. The food is delicious, the place has a romantic ambiance but also great for friends to get together. Wait staff is professional and knowledgeable. Worth giving this restaurant a try!!
I love this place! The food is consiste ...
I love this place! The food is consistently great and the staff is wonderful. I find it unique that the restaurant has two sides offering a little more casual vibe on one side which is inviting to families with younger children while the other side for people who are looking for a little more intimate setting.
Been here many times. This time, not en ...
Been here many times. This time, not enough servers. Even though we had a highly experienced and professional waiter, there was no way for him to succeed. Waiter forgot one of our starters. Didn't remind him because the whole thing was so slow. Service is usually very good, but not this time. A lot of waiting. This restaurant is not cheap, and we expected better.
Absolutely delicious. The service was f ...
Absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic and the Blue Cheese Custard appetizer was awesome. My friend has the filet mignon and I had the scallops and tiger prawns. Everything was cooked to perfection. It was a great evening.
When our waiter brought the dessert we h ...
When our waiter brought the dessert we had ordered (one to share), she had put a candle in the whipped cream and had written a beautiful "Happy Birthday" in chocolate ganache on the plate. What a lovely touch! I'm not too hold old yet to appreciate a little coddling on my birthday.~~Kathleen Zamora
The food was very good, our waiter was e ...
The food was very good, our waiter was excellent and very attentive. He recommended a very nice and moderately priced wine to go with our meal. I didn't expect to be seated in the bar since I had a reservation. I expressed my dismay to the hostess and she offered to reseat us in the dining room, which was empty.
Tables too close to one another. The fr ...
Tables too close to one another. The fresh oysters would have been better without the seasoning, the cheve salad with added chicken was blah (chicken should have been hot, just off the grill). All in all, I like SSB but it's too pricey and frankly, I was disappointed. By the way, I had lunch a week ago and ordered the Burger and asked for veggies instead of French fries, the burger tasted as though it had been warmed up, the bun was so-so and the veggies were blanched in very salty water. Come-on SSB you can do better.
Everything was great except after we wer ...
Everything was great except after we were done with dinner I felt a little bit forgotten by the waitress and I did want to be offered some dessert. Once we called her, she took care of us right away but it felt weird that she passed by a few times by our table seeing that no one is eating anymore and did not ask us anything. Other than that, great atmosphere, very cozy, great food (all of us loved what we got). The Napoleon desert though did not taste as good as it was described but crème brulee tasted great.
We arrived with a reservation and we wer ...
We arrived with a reservation and we were seated within minutes. The service allowed us time to talk and enjoy each others company. The food was very well presented, and tasted amazing. I have been wanting to bring my wife here a couple of years, and being from the Kenai we were not disappointed.
This wasn't mine, and my husbands, first ...
This wasn't mine, and my husbands, first time at Southside Bistro. We have been frequenting this establishment for quite sometime. The wait staff is always very friendly upon our entrance. We always seem to get the same waiter! Very polite, knowledgeable, and fantastic at getting our order in and our food to our table in a more than timely manner. Desserts are out of this world, we stick with the Crème Brule, however, we have tried several of the other options. All of which have been most outstanding.
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