About The Bistro at Just Baked
Award Winning Farm to Plate restaurant on Topsail Island.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 2015
MENUS CHANGE DAILY
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Sorry but due to the limited size of our dining room we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 10 people
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday @ 5:30 pm
MENUS CHANGE DAILY
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High Point Dr.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lots in front of restaurant
Chef/Owner Bud Taylor
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We will gladly book your special event on location.
The Bistro at Just Baked Ratings and Reviews
The Bistro is one of our favorite places ...
The Bistro is one of our favorite places on the island and we were thrilled when we heard they changed locations. We have since been twice. Even with the new, beautiful view, the outside seating leaves much to be desired. Our food and wine were covered in flies, making them almost not enjoyable. The view of the water is gorgeous, but that of the trailer park beside it is terrible. Fans are MUCH needed outside. Both to cool it off a bit and help keep flies away. I also feel like a shutter or something of the sort needs to be added to somewhat hide the trailers. Needless to say, despite the view, I highly suggest sitting inside the restaurant.
The inside seating is very nice and seems to be more spacious than the old location. The bar area isn't great (both very small and stuffy), but does the trick to grab a drink while you wait. Our food was wonderful, as is the case most times we dine here. The service was also quite nice. We enjoyed are visits this summer.
A pleasant experience. A slow start with ...
A pleasant experience. A slow start with initial drink order but everything fine after that. Had a very pleasant waitress. Food was good. Best spot in Surf City. You can dress sporty casual here, it has an appropriate touch of class.
I felt the restaurant was totally not fl ...
I felt the restaurant was totally not flexible in their menu choices. Did not like the combinations of vegetables and side dishes associated with the meals that were available.
Felt the restaurant prices were much higher than the value of the food that you received. Again totally dissatisfied with the under flexible choices offered by the restaurant. Not able to exchange choices I did not like with choices that I would have preferred with my meal.
It was a great experience - relaxed and ...
It was a great experience - relaxed and comfortable. It was our 45th Wedding Anniversary and we both thoroughly enjoyed the evening from great service, view of the waterway and wild grasses and of course the wonderful food. We enjoyed the properly seasoned, tender rib-eye cooked to perfection, as were the grilled sea scallops and the snapper. This is not to say the collard greens weren't great, they were; as well as the superb organic peach cobbler with bourbon ice cream. French pressed coffee - a nice touch to finish a wonderful evening.
The Bistro was fantastic when we went. A ...
The Bistro was fantastic when we went. A small menu focused on using local products to their full potential. I had one of the best burgers I have ever had and my girlfriend had a phenomenal salad that was gigantic. The view out of the window was fantastic as was the service. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic getaway
Their new location is marvelous, with vi ...
Their new location is marvelous, with views of marsh grasses and the Intracoastal Waterway. And the food is inventive, local, and delicious, especially the fish options. Don't miss the fried okra starter!
Great cocktails, too, and an exhaust and well priced wine list.
The food was delicious. Decorations bea ...
The food was delicious. Decorations beautiful but the tables were entirely too close to each other, to the point we could not push our chair in. The crowded space added to the noise level. They need to take 2-3 tables out of main dining room. We ordered mojitos and the soda water was flat:( so stuck to beer.
Food was quite good and probably best in ...
Food was quite good and probably best in Surf City. Ordeal about a threat of $25pp charge for changed reservations is offensive, pretentious and unnecessary. Have never heard of such. But food was good and that's hard to find in Surf/Topsail.
Started off with a great view, right by ...
Started off with a great view, right by the window. Our drinks were delivered shortly after we ordered, and they were mixed to perfection. I had an old fashion and my wife had a cucumber ginger martini.
Great food, the appetizer was a delicious low country egg roll, the salad and main courses we're perfect.
More than enough food. Didn't save room for desert, but will next time!
Our waitress couldn't have been better.
Will definitely return with some friends.
The great service staff saved our evenin ...
The great service staff saved our evening. We asked to be outside, the flies were unforgiving.
They were able to move us (4) inside so that we could eat in peace. Please screen in porch when in your budget. it is a nice setting.
My husband ordered the Mako. It was goo ...
My husband ordered the Mako. It was good, but a bit over overcooked However, that night about 2:00 am he became very ill with a terrible stomach issue. So either, the fish was not properly handled or he is allergic to Mako . We had been to the previous location, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was amazing. It seemed there was more attention paid to the preparation and presentation of the food. We are willing to try it again.
Service was very slow, took over 1 hour ...
Service was very slow, took over 1 hour to have the entrees served. Entree quality was good, side dishes, poor at best. Tried to substitute scallops for shrimp and were told no.
Would not recommend and do not plan to return.
This is a great place for a special occa ...
This is a great place for a special occasion. The atmosphere is classy and welcoming. The view of the water would be a big draw for most people. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent. We came here for dinner for our 5th anniversary and had the ribeye sandwich with chips, grits, collard greens, and bread which came with an amazing chutney. The sauce with the grits made that dish just a little too spicy for my wife's taste, but otherwise everything was great. The service was outstanding.
We went for our anniversary, have dined ...
We went for our anniversary, have dined there before and it was spectacular all the way around. This time was disastrous. Waitress training had never poured a beer in her life and dumped a Sam Adams upside down into a glass which proceeded to cover the table, running down underneath soaking my maxi skirt, leg, and new shoes. Ok, she's new and nervous, we shake it off. Then the food arrives and is clearly wrong as my food has mustard on it which I clearly stated to omit. This becomes a debate as they claim when it leaves the kitchen its seat 1 seat 2 etcetera, and I am seat 1 so it must be mine!. I am told that YES, this is my food multiple times. At this point just leave me alone because you have already brought attention to our table twice with the spilled beer, and the reminder that I am seat 1. Now they come back to clear plates, and ask about dessert. I missed it, but my husband tells me she mumbles "Smile, cheer up" before she walks away. Are you kidding me? The icing on the cake was when I walked back from the ladies room, and I see ice cubes on the floor below our table, and in the aisle. Yup, the water person went to refill, and whoosh, the ice water bucket shifting mid pour hits the table. My husband is now also wearing a drink. Not once did we ever make a stink, raise our voices, or our tone, but we were clearly treated as if WE were the problem. The food might be fantastic, but the service needs work. And as long as I'm on a rant, a suggestion would also be to TAKE DOWN yesterday's menu, (in the today's menu), section of their website at the END of the current day. Leaving it up till mid day of the next creates confusion. Yes, a farm to table menu changes daily, but don't leave the old one up the following day until you change it. Reservations made that day based on your posted menu may be disappointed.
Very good food, beautiful view of the so ...
Very good food, beautiful view of the sound. Limited menu (only 7 entrees). Not for kids.
Not cheap--most entrees were $24-29, and that didn't include a salad. Everything was delicious.
Good service. Lots of servers--most appeared to have only 2 tables. Note that the restaurant has relocated to Roland Ave.
Dined with friends on a Saturday and our ...
Dined with friends on a Saturday and our table was ready at the appointed time. One of the friends is gluten and dairy free and the staff accommodated her requests in addition to the menu offering of several GF dishes. Appetizers were great, service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We've dined here numerous times and the consistency is awesome.
My girlfriend and I ate there at our las ...
My girlfriend and I ate there at our last night in top sail NC and out of all the places we ate at each night, it was by far and away the best. Great food and lots of it. The waitresses were great and it was a perfect evening. Would have eaten there multiple nights, regardless of the prices, if we had know about it sooner.
Best restaurant on Topsail Island. Hands ...
Best restaurant on Topsail Island. Hands down. Would eat there every night. This ain't your run-of-the-mill local fried fish joint. Fresh, locally sourced, chef-inspired cuisine that changes daily. I love this place. I love the new location. I love the bar. And yes, it's refreshing to dress nicely, even though it's Topsail.
Best place to eat on Topsail - we had a ...
Best place to eat on Topsail - we had a very nice dinner there, the food was very good and the wine list was a very pleasant surprise for a vacation spot. The service was a little slow, but Hey! we were on vacation, so it was good. All of the food items are locally sourced and very well prepared - the shrimp and grits were very good, fresh shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce, with medallions of the grits and wonderful bits of country ham.
The food was great and the views where a ...
The food was great and the views where awesome. However the wait to get seated with a reservation was not acceptable. Had to wait about 30 minutes to get seated. Will try again, but if they can't get their act together on wait time, it will be my last time.
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