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“Wonderful!”
Review of The Flats Bistro

The Flats Bistro
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Kenai
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Flats Bistro is owned and operated by local born-and-raised Alaskan couple Luke and Naomi Thibodeau. The menu was designed by two Le Cordon Bleu graduates and features fresh, local ingredients, made in house whenever possible. The Flats takes reservations and also saved half of the tables for walk-ins every night.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

July 17 Dinner- without a reservation. Very helpful in offering options as it was full. Wonderfully attentive service. Food came out in a timely manner and was delicious. I had the fish & chips, subbing for the Parmesan fries and my husband had the salmon & wild rice. Save room for the peanut butter brownie sundae with a drizzle of salted caramel. They've only been open about a month but there was a nice mix of locals & travelers. (We're from the east coast.) While the menu seemed best for adults, the 2 and 4 year olds behind us were happily chowing down. We hope to return to try something else.

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Thank Barbara L
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Minneapolis
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time and money”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Wanted to like this place. New, nice atmosphere. To start with, we showed up for our reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to get seated. We were a party of 6, four of us ordered burgers. It took one hour for our food to show up, and when it did the servers had no clue what was what. They were totally guessing about what burger was medium, med-well, etc. The food was bad. Completely charred and flavorless. When we complained we were told they had taken the 3 apps and 2 burgers off the bill. We only ordered 1 app, the other 2 they had brought out because we waited so long to be seated. Not much of a comp when they take off something you weren't paying for in the first place. Prices are high. Burgers are 13 dollars. Almost everything on the menu is 20-22 dollars. I will be surprised if this place makes it.

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4 Thank graydogMinneapolis
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Ruben!!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I'm a Ruben snob and this was awesome!! I'd heard the potion sizes were small but that wasn't the case!! Service was great and the view speaks for itself!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Ak24ak
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Two thumbs up!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

A great new restaurant with a fabulous view of the Kenai flats where caribou are often seen. The homemade bratwurst was just as good as the bratwurst we have back home from the PA Dutch....amazing. The restaurant decor was very tasteful and upscale. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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EAGLE RIVER
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, outstanding service. ”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We had a large party (15 people) and received excellent, prompt, as well as courteous service by our waiter Brandon, and the entire wait staff. Great portion sizes with an outstanding assortment of local beers on tap.

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2 Thank Kirk A
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