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
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.
I thought it would be slow being a Tuesday night. It was very busy, loud, with slow service. I ordered a second drink and never got it. By the time the waitress noticed, we were about ready to leave. The appetizers came out quick but we waited a long time for our entrees and dessert. I think it is better to come in before 6 pm or after 8. Great food otherwise
Without a doubt, I was served the best Filet Mignon I have ever eaten - very tender and perfectly grilled. My wife had the rack of Lamb which was also delightful and oh so tender. The sides are always prepared in a healthy way and decent for the size of the meal.
What a delight!
The waiter was attentive and knew his food and wine. His recommendations were spot on and we had a delicious meal. I had the veal with Brie and lingonberry and it was outstanding. The meat was cooked to perfection and the scalloped potatoes were divine. For desert, the tiramisu was uniquely prepared and oh so good. I will be back.
We've had better experiences at Southside Bistro. Namely, when it was just my wife, myself, and our four day old infant. This time around we came to the restaurant as a party of four adults and four children. We were automatically charged the 18% gratuity fee because our party was "8 or more people." Never mind that two of the children were three and two and sat on their mother's laps most of the dinner. It was apparent that one waitress was being trained during our dinner; however, it was lackluster service regardless -- not very good outlook as far as training for future solo dinners for the newer waitress. We had to ask for refills and a second service of beer and wine after continually not being asked. One of the hamburgers was ordered medium and one medium rare, but both burgers were rare (which wasn't necessarily bad, but not how we ordered them). As three of our party members were still eating only the water boy came back to refill water glasses; neither waitress came around to ask if we wanted refills or more beverages.
we truly enjoyed the experience. it had been several years since the other member had dined at the bistro. this was my first experience. i thought the menu was well presented; and the entree was very good! the server was attentive without being overly so. overall..........i look forward to the next time!
The pasta was inedible- gummy, flavorless, overcooked egg, lacked ingredients. We each didn't take more than a few bites (after adding 4 rounds of salt and dousing it in cheese, still terrible). Still paid for it, even after telling the waiter we did not like it at all.
The bread pudding was dried out and tasted moldy, there was a lack of flavoring there too.
We received the check before we were done eating with a 'no rush.' This is annoying. If it's no rush, then don't give us the check yet. Train your waiters.
The blue cheese appetizer was amazing, so we may be back just to eat that and drink wine.
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