Oliver's Bistro | South Beach | Continental, American | Restaurant

Oliver's Bistro

Neighborhood: South Beach
This is an extremely pleasant restaurant in one of the few areas of South Beach where residents can dine without feeling as though they're part of some gigantic tour group. The room is light, airy, and relaxing. The waitstaff is friendly and solid. The owner is on hand to make sure things run smoothly. Now for the bad news: The food is no better than what you'd find at the tourist traps of Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, meaning a bland array of cuisine that neither impresses nor offends. Still there are some high points on the hit-and-miss menu: bacon-wrapped meat loaf; churrasco steak; a heckuva good hamburger; and one of the better tiramisus in town. Don't think bistro, think diner — but a very nice diner geared to locals.Read our full review.