We Say: This is the best American restaurant on the mainland in Vero, downtown. Chef Christopher has done a consistently good job of putting out excellent, FRESH items daily.
They Say: Welcome to Osceola Bistro. Newly opened in October 2011, this American-style bistro is locally-owned and operated by Vero Beach native, Chef Christopher Bireley. Located in historic downtown Vero Beach, Osceola Bistro has two namesakes. It is first named after Chief Osceola, a Seminole Indian who became an influential leader in Florida’s Second Seminole War during the 1800s. Second, the bistro’s address is on 13th Avenue just off of State Road 60 (one-way 20th Avenue) which was historically known as Osceola Boulevard in Vero Beach.
Osceola Bistro’s menu represents an array of flavors and influences from around the world showcasing Chef Bireley’s culinary travels. In an effort to support the local economy, promote sustainable sourcing and to further express his love of Vero Beach, Chef Bireley strives to purchase as many fresh ingredients from local farmers and fisherman as possible. In addition, Chef Bireley chooses to conduct other business matters with small local businesses and vendors wherever possible.
The bistro’s quality of food, consistency of superior service and its unique atmosphere are by far its most appealing attributes. The inside dining room has an open airy feel, with high ceilings, earth-tone color walls, custom trim work and a simplistic, yet elegant décor. Join the hip crowd and have a drink, dinner or both in the bistro’s bar—made of an eco-friendly white limestone and local beach shell material. The bar’s open-air construction connects you to the garden patio dining area that is populated with dozens of lush plants, growing herbs, seasonal décor and a trickling fountain.