News Section: Food and Dining
Beach Bistro Again Named Zagatís Best Tampa Bay Area Restaurant
HOLMES BEACH – Once again, the Beach Bistro was named the No. 1 restaurant in Tampa Bay and the Florida Gulf Coast Region in Zagat’s 2013 America’s Top Restaurants Survey. The upscale waterfront eatery received an impressive 28 out of 30 points for cuisine, and 27 out of 30 for service.
Zagat, often referred to as the “burgundy Bible” when it comes to restaurant, hotel and entertainment reviews, is one of the most comprehensive guides in the industry and the gold standard for many conneisuers. This year, more than 225,000 diners weighed in, covering 46 cities and regions throughout the nation, rating thousands of restaurants based on cuisine, décor and service.
“For more than 27 years, the Beach Bistro has been providing the very best locally sourced farm product, prime domestic meats and line-caught seafood.” Bistro owner, Sean Murphy said. “We also have one of the best chef teams in the country, an exceptional staff and loyal patrons who continue to visit us year after year.”
The Bistro’s surfside location on the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island and the Gulf of Mexico has also earned Bon Appétit’s acclaim for being one of Florida’s “most romantic restaurants” while also having been touted by Wine Spector as offering “one of the best wine lists in the world.”