The Finest of Fine Dining
The Bradenton Area is a vacation paradise known for its spectacular beaches, unique shops, and collection of locally-owned restaurants. There are endless ways to enjoy your trip, especially when considering where to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and dessert. With flavors that fit all travelers, you’re sure to find the perfect meal to satisfy your cravings. For the discerning palate, or simply those looking for an exceptional experience, there are many fine-dining establishments that featuring extraordinary service and outstanding flavors.
Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for an exceptional beachside dining experience, the Beach Bistro should be high on your list. Consistently awarded with one of the highest ZAGAT scores in Florida, you’ll find impeccable service paired with fresh ingredients. From Gulf seafood, Prime American Beef, and garden-fresh vegetarian dishes, you’ll find all of the meals are meticulously crafted. As equally as impressive as the food, the massive beachfront windows provide a panorama of the tranquil Gulf of Mexico, which explodes with vibrant colors during sunset. Open seven days a week, you’re sure to enjoy an amazing dining experience any day of your trip. Be sure to call ahead since reservations are encouraged.
Chateau Anna Maria
As a foodie, you’ve probably seen the chefs of this restaurant in the TV series Summer Rush on the Food Network. The original restaurant, located in the Adirondacks of New York, has been awarded as one of the Top 100 restaurants in America. The second and newest restaurant, Chateau Anna Maria, is located in the Waterline Resort on Anna Maria Island, extends the Chateau brand—but with a southern twist. Indulge on delicious, ‘French-inspired food with Italian portions’ in the contemporary atmosphere of the dining room. Whether seeking an afternoon getaway, a meal with friends, or escaping for a date night, you’ll find an exquisite experience awaiting you.
This French-American Steakhouse is all about food, company, and the enjoyment of both. Using only the finest ingredients, including house-aged Iowa, USDA Prime cuts of beef and incredibly fresh local seafood, you’ll experience exceptional service in a warm, relaxed, yet refined atmosphere. Michael Johns features signature dishes like French Mussels, Prime Delmonico Ribeye and Maryland Lump crab cakes, you’re destined to overload your taste buds (in a good way)! Fear not, vegetarian and vegan diners, you’ll also find freshly prepared, chef-made options cooked specifically for you.
Harry’s Continental Kitchens
The lush garden setting is the perfect backdrop to Harry’s Continental Kitchens globally-inspired, coastal cuisine. Enjoy the local and seasonal flavors for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the dining room or al fresco in the expanded tropical patio. Besides the outstanding, taste-bud-tingling dine-in experience, you’ll also find this restaurant also features a gourmet deli and a corner store. Whether you’re dining in, grabbing some gourmet takeout, or making a quick stop at the corner store, you’ll find each outlet holds true to Harry’s standard of true epicurean excellence.
Since 1980, Chef Ray Arpke has served up award-winning global and American cuisine in the lush dining room of Euphemia Haye. The warm, friendly ambiance and imaginative menu showcase Chef Ray’s joyful approach to cooking. You’ll find an eclectic a la carte menu in the downstairs fine-dining room, and an upstairs ‘Hayeloft’ that features an upscale lounge with award-winning desserts and handmade drinks. The cuisine is a fusion of international and contemporary dishes, all of which reflect Chef Ray’s creative cooking skills. Whether you’re just looking for a good meal or are a self-described foodie, you’re sure to walk away a delightfully full belly.