Beach Bistro Editor’s Pick
In 1985, Sean Murphy and pastry-chef wife Susan converted a shacky old beach store into a fine-dining restaurant right smack on the sand on romantic Anna Maria island. The place has been collecting awards ever since. A born host and raconteur, Murphy brings a big personality and exuberant obsession to the intimate, refined restaurant. The cuisine experience is a realization of his vision of what spectacular land and sea food (foie gras, domestic lamb, a wildly luxurious bouillabaisse and Floribbean grouper) ought to be at a coastal Florida restaurant.
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Reservations
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
Anna Maria Island • (941) 778-6444
Monday-Sunday: 5-10 p.m.