Bolt Bistro & Bar
Great food and great locationI was in Raleigh on business and chose Bolt Bistro for our group of 4. It was a beautiful night, so we sat outside and watched the passersby. Everyone enjoyed their food, a couple of us had the shrimp and grits which were great. The setting was really nice, waitress was attentive-food and drinks came promptly but not rushed. I would absolutely go back next time I'm in town. Good find!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood findThe waitress was outstanding. The food was all tasty. My group of foreign visitors had a great time.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat customer service!My food was AWESOME but one member of our party had issues with her oysters. The manager tried his absolute best to fix the problem.
The only bad thing I have to say is they need to print additional menus. We had to wait 10 minutes even though we had a reservation and there was seating available because they didn't have enough menus.
Overall, it was GREAT!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice people and serviceGood price, good atmosphere, good service. You feel welcome.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of four was at BOLTOur party of four was at BOLT right after Brewgaloo on April 27th. Excellent food and service. Downstairs the restaurant is a little noisy, but food and service make up for it. We enjoyed soft shell crabs, shrimp & grits, fish tacos...the gnocchi needed a little help !!! The bartender made a peach mojito for one of our party...excellent !!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice restaurant withA very nice restaurant with excellent service. Order the pork chop and you will not regret.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we had a reservationEven though we had a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes. The food was outstanding!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing in Every Way!This was not my first time at Bolt Bistro, and it certainly will not be my last. My boyfriend and I sent our mothers there for a special night out in January, and they have been raving about it since so we took them there for brunch. Their comment was that they were treated as if they were the queens of England. Ironically, we sent them to the symphony that night as well, but all they talked about was how wonderful Bolt was. The staff is amazing. They have a great sense of humor and offer impeccable service. Everyone seems to remember you there from past visits and they all come to the table to say hello. If you make a special request they are happy to accommodate you. Try the hummus!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI marked the noise level asI marked the noise level as "quiet" because my husband and I were the only people there for Saturday lunch. I feel that's because it was the first Saturday Bolt had been opened for lunch this Spring. We really enjoyed our meals. My husband had the lobster Mac N cheese and commented that the lobster was very fresh, not frozen or old tasting. I had a grilled chicken sandwich that was absolutely wonderful, made with all fresh ingredients. Looking forward to returning to try something from the dinner menu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great value!Excellent food, nice sized portions for the money...a great value! Hope this place can be successful and keep the customers coming in the door!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience!My family of four went to Bolt for the first time for Easter brunch. The food was prepared well and there was a varied selection. Our server was very friendly and personable. Although I realize that the menu and service was altered due to the holiday and therefore not a true measure of what it would be like to dine there during a non-holiday, I would be eager to return. I hope to go back with just my husband. Overall, it was a great experience for all four of us. My only caveat would be that the pricing of the brunch was not stated, nor what was included with the brunch price. Because it was a holiday, we didn't really care because I was happy not to cook, but I would have liked to have known that the coffees and juices were not included.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will surly be back soonWe will surly be back soon Brunch was GREAT wait staff was super and fast. We will be back for drinks next time cant wait.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was fantastic!Easter Brunch was fantastic! This was our first visit and definitely will return and recommend. Service was great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great experience.It was a great experience. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. I was drawn to this restaurant because it is fairly new. I Will recommend it to others. The food and drinks were excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went with anotherMy wife and I went with another couple for our first experience at the Bolt. We absolutely loved the inside decor. It was modern and clean. The restaurant is lively. The noise is happening which is what we like when going out with a group. We ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Hummus with olives as appetizers and both were fantastic. I am usually not a big olive fan but I was of these. We then ordered the Ahi Tuna, Double Breasted Chicken and the Beef Short Ribs. The group was very happy with their entrees. The happy hour menu and drink specials will definitely bring us back with some friends for a second time experience. It is from 5-7 pm. Pick the Bolt. You will like it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit,This was our first visit, both the food and service were outstanding. The owner is very hands on, checking on each table to be sure every is enjoying there evening. Really liked all of the special touches through the restaurant. The wrench wall divider and other custom pieces of art were pretty cool We are looking forward to our next visit3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceExcellent dining experience - we'll definitely be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing staff!At the last minute we added 2 extra people to our reservation. The staff was very accommodating and eager to meet our reservation needs. The manager and servers were super friendly while we waited, making it a point to stop by the bar multiple times checking in and keeping us posted on the status of our table. Great experience! Great atmosphere!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our experienceWe really enjoyed our experience at Bolt. Great service from everyone encountered and the food was simple but flavorful.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, good food andGreat service, good food and at good price. Patio space looks awesome. Can't wait to try it again when the weather warms up!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was exceptional. LotsFood was exceptional. Lots of choices. Management was very attentive but the service was nevertheless a bit slow and they forgot one order. They did however, did eventually straighten things out and they even comped us a side and dessert. We'll almost certainly return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had 6 ladies meet for aWe had 6 ladies meet for a "Girls Night" out. The decor, service and food was wonderful. We also appreciated the free valet parking out front..... will be back! By the way, the sweet potato casserole was off the charts...3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM