Ten O'Brien's Dishes That will Get you Excited For Spring

Ten O’Brien’s Dishes That will Get you Excited For Spring

Spring is one of the best seasons in Pensacola. The flowers are blooming, there are tons of fun events and huge milestones like proms and graduations, and the weather is sunny and mild almost every day. It’s not hard to get into the spring spirit in Pensacola, but if you aren’t yet feeling excited for spring O’Brien’s Bistro has the perfect cure. We’ve curated a selection of 10 dishes that will get you excited for Spring.

Sesame Seared Yellow Fin Tuna

This fresh appetizer is the perfect way to start off a season full of fresh, light food. We lightly sear yellowfin tuna with a crunchy sesame seed crust and serve it up with wasabi, pickled ginger, and a plum glaze. Available on our dinner menu, this tuna is the perfect combination of fresh seafood and bold flavors.

Blackened Salmon Salad

Nothing says spring quite like a fresh salad loaded with delicious ingredients. Some people say salad is not a meal, but this blackened salmon salad is certainly filling, with tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, pineapple, and goat cheese over a bed of mixed greens and topped with any of our delicious house-made dressings.

Croissant Club

If you’re in the mood for a springtime sandwich that will leave you feeling like you’re in Paris instead of Pensacola, you have to try O’Brien’s Croissant Club. Our flakey buttery croissant is piled high with bacon, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, ham, lettuce, and tomato. All topped with our tangy and creamy dijonnaise, this sandwich is sure to satisfy your springtime craving.

Pecan Chicken Salad

Pecans are one of those nuts that are great all year round, but especially in the spring. We use them as a crust for a tender chicken breast that is served over mixed greens with red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, mandarin oranges, and dried cranberries, and topped with your choice of dressing.

Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich

What could be better than springtime on the coast of Greece? If you’re craving some of that Mediterranean flavor right here in Pensacola you have to try this chicken sandwich. Served in a pita pocket, it’s stuffed full of marinated grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta, and tzatziki. A sandwich fit for the Greek gods.

Grouper Lyonnaise

If you’re looking for a delicious springtime dinner, look no further than our Grouper Lyonnaise. One of the many ways we serve fresh Gulf grouper, we crust it with crispy shredded potatoes and pair it with a tangy lemon-caper sauce and a fresh vegetable medley. Light, flavorful, and perfect for spring.

Chicken Caprese

This chicken dish is great for any time of the year, but something about this flavor combination just screams spring to us. A perfectly grilled chicken breast is paired with classic Caprese flavors like basil, tomato, and mozzarella and topped with a balsamic reduction. Paired with penne pasta and sauteed spinach, this bold and flavorful dish will have you coming back for more all spring long.

Rack of Lamb

Nothing says spring more than Easter, and a good rack of lamb is a staple of many family’s easter dinners. At O’Brien’s, you can have this easter favorite any time of the year. We char grill the lamb to perfection and serve with a mint demi-glace sauce, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. A delicious take on a springtime classic.

Bistro B.L.T. Omelet

Spring is a season with many great holidays that require brunch. Whether it be Mother’s Day, Easter, or just a sunny Sunday morning, join us for brunch and enjoy one of our many delicious omelets. This B.L.T version features fluffy eggs filled with bacon, tomatoes, and sauteed spinach and topped with our creamy Hollandaise sauce. Pair it with your choice of grits, potatoes, or fruit salad for a perfect Sunday treat.

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Another excellent option for a springtime brunch in sunny Pensacola is the smoked salmon benedict. We take a crispy toasted bagel and top it with two poached eggs, smoked salmon, creamy hollandaise sauce, and sharp red onions and capers. To round this delicious dish out, we pair it with a fruit salad and your choice of grits or O’Brien potatoes. If smoked salmon isn’t your speed, we also have a classic Eggs Benedict as well as a Benedict with crispy crab cakes.


Spring is the perfect season to dine out in Pensacola. Whether you are looking for a decadent brunch, a light and filling lunch, or a perfect springtime dinner O’Brien’s Bistro has what you’re looking for. Call or make a reservation to join us online, or swing by our new happy hour, weekdays from 4-6 pm. O’Brien’s Bistro has the perfect cure for your hunger with a selection of 10 dishes that will get you excited for Spring.