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“Overrated” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Water Bistro

Blue Water Bistro
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Ranked #14 of 110 Restaurants in Estero
Price range: US$15 - US$29
Cuisines: Sushi, Grill, American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Blue Water Bistro casts a wide net to satisfy everyone's appetite, serving a wide variety of char-grilled fish paired with incredible sauces and sides. We offer perfectly grilled steaks, along with tons of fresh shellfish and unique, ever-changing creative bistro fare.
Denville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Pricey and limited selection... service was good nice atmosphere
But not impressed with the menu and prices

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank Msriether
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Dear Msriether,

We are sorry you feel as though the menu is overpriced. Perhaps you missed our great Early Dining special and other deals we have going on. We ask that you give us another try and we hank you for your feedback. I can assure you that it is reviewed by all upper management and taken into consideration.
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English first
North Fort Myers, Florida
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221 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very good food along with a great deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

As has been stated in other reviews, you get a free bottle of wine with two entrees for two for $29.95. The menu is limited, but the seafood and pasta selections are excellent. My haddock dish was excellent. The others in our party of six all enjoyed their meals. The service was also excellent. If you only order appetizers, you don't get the deal. How can you complain with this bargain price. This is a first class restaurant to which we will return.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sctmster
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Dear sctmster,

And you are a first class customer! Thank you so much for letting us all know how you enjoyed your dinner because we strive to bring you the freshest fish and excellent service at all times. Thank you!
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Estero
1 review
“A nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

My wife and I live across the street from coconut point , last night we show up and receive a great deal for 2 . We had two entree and bottle of wine for 30.00 dollors . Are food was amazing specially the blackened salmon. Simone was very pleasant and took her time taking care of us . We will be back .

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Juile345
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Dear Juile345,

We are pleased to know you enjoyed the Early Dining special. Thank you for the great feedback!
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Very Good Food; Excellent Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

My wife and I brought our relatives, who were visiting from Windsor, England, to the Blue Water Bistro, along with our son who was visiting from Atlanta. We ordered from the early dining menu, which we found to have a variety of selections.

All agreed that the food was very good. Our server, Chris, was most knowledgeable of the menu items and his assistance and prompt, efficient service added significantly to an exceptional dining experience.

My wife and I have dined at the Bistro three times since our initial visit and found the food to be very good and service to be excellent. We have been fortunate to have Chris as our server on two of the visits.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bill P
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Dear Bill P,

Thank you for dining with us and we are pleased to know that you had a great experience. We hope to see you back again very soon.
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Lowell, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Policy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Question-ordered a bottle of wine-was told I had to get an entree not just appetizers-is this policy?

An answer would be great, but am skeptical. Never heard of such a thing! Anyone?

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank Maria T
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Maria T,

Due to the little bit of information provided in your feedback, the corporate office immediately contacted the management at Blue Water to further investigate. After speaking with the manager, bar manager and the servers we were told this…

Being that you were a party of one (only ordering appetizers), you expressed that you did not want to drink the entire bottle of wine by yourself and you asked about taking the wine home. The server then informed you of the Florida Statute that says legally you could not do that without ordering a full course meal.

(Chapter 564 Section 09). "A restaurant licensed to sell wine on the premises may permit a patron to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for consumption off the premises if the patron has purchased a full course meal consisting of a salad or vegetable, entree, a beverage, and bread and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the restaurant premises.”

Please understand that if we were allowed to do this for you we would have, but we have to follow the laws in order to keep our liquor license.
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