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, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Southside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
We've visited South Side Bistro several ...
We've visited South Side Bistro several times and each time the table has been waiting for us, the food very good to excellent, the service great, so we keep coming back. Looking forward to the menu + wine offering for this Sunday's fall dinner. They have a large wine selection too. And even when busy, one senses that your needs are at the top of their staff's list to accommodate. We will be coming back often.
My husband and I went here to celebrate ...
My husband and I went here to celebrate both of our birthdays. The food was amazing. The hostess was beautiful and very sweet. She said happy birthday to both of us. However, our server was having a very sad night. No smiles, no "happy birthday", No birthday dessert. She served our drinks and dinners and thats all she did. No small talk or how is your evening. She definitely had an attitude of i dont care. I politely talked with the manager and He just couldnt believe she would act like that! Sooo, needless to say we will NOT be going back.
Southside Bistro continues to offer exce ...
Southside Bistro continues to offer excellent Alaska seafood in a pleasant setting in South Anchorage. The wait staff is excellent and the wine list superb. We always come to celebrate anniversaries with a couple down the street because it is that memorable!
If you want good food, you will have to ...
If you want good food, you will have to pay a bit more, but it is so good you will find it a great value for the money. The staff are helpful and friendly. If you don't know what to get, listen to their suggestions. If they say it's good, I found their recommendations spot-on.
South side is one of my favorite lunch s ...
South side is one of my favorite lunch spots. When I recently dined with a friend on crutches, staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs without being obvious about it. Also important, the noise level is low enuf that we could comfortably converse. Food was also great.
This being a signature event I was not h ...
This being a signature event I was not happy my reservations garnered a non while tablecloth table but a cafe like plastic booth. I discussed it with a marvelous person who reseated me where I enjoyed a marvelous menu and wine. Special thanks to the professional staff and kitchen of this gem!!
4 person tables are not enough room for ...
4 person tables are not enough room for a party of 4 ordering drinks, appetizers, water glasses & bread plates. We all felt crammed the entire meal.
Service was excellent. Timing on each course was great. Good food!
The atmosphere was nice as well as the s ...
The atmosphere was nice as well as the service. However the expensive $36 filet minion I ordered got over cooked to the point where it was burnt, the server did take it off the bill and asked if I wanted another one cooked, to which I declined. This is a restaurant for special occasions or foodies.
I came here for my birthday lunch with f ...
I came here for my birthday lunch with friends. I already knew I loved the food at Southside Bistro, and I was not disappointed. The mussels are out of this world good. The service was excellent and prompt. I did see families coming in with kids for lunch and the restaurant is kid-friendly. I have also been to more formal business meeting dinners here. I highly recommend Southside Bistro!
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.
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