Bistro on the Boulevard

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287 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Exciting New American Restaurant & Full Bar featuring casual neighborhood atmosphere, FOOD PREPARED FROM SCRATCH, live entertainment on weekends, large patio for outdoor seating, Trivia Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesday Wines, Thursday Drink Specials, Chef Specials!
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MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Ryan was excellent. Our meal was very good and fairly priced.

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MA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The voodoo beef tips were excellent but a little skimpy on the protein. The flounder was very good and a healthy portion, brussel sprouts were over cooked. Service was very good, food came out in a timely manner. Great price for a tanqueray martini on happy hour, otherwise, a little pricey. Liked the jazz group.

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j
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there about once a week. Always a great experience. We enjoy the trivia night and the music on the weekends.

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JH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bistro is a great local place to get a quality meal and see friends getting together.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Wedding Anniversary!

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NY
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, prepared to perfection. My husband has a dairy allergy and the chef prepared his food as he needed. First time trying the Bistro...we will return! Jazz night here we come!

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro is our "go-to" restaurant, particularly if we are deciding on short notice. The specials are always good. GREAT way to avoid the long wait times at peak hours in the Harbison area.

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RL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another very good meal at the Bistro again. Our waiter, Adam, was very attentive to our needs and did an excellent job - good personality. We will definitely frequent this establishment.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fox was good. Enjoyed the live music but it was a tad bit too loud. The ambiance was good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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M
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night out. Seven of us went out as a family get together. The entire staff made us feel like old friends. Steve the manager treated us like VIPs the entire night. Food was great with a bunch of unique flavors. Service fit right in on how we want red the night to go. Attentive but not rushed. Highly recommend it.

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DE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice place I wouldn’t have known about if not for the internet. I’m not local and you wouldn’t notice this place from the road. We had shrimp and grits, a fish special and several appetizers. I was surprised at the quality of the food and am very picky about eating out as I am a very good cook and am usually disappointed dining out. Very nice atmosphere, a local live act, and the waiter was excellent, despite being crushed with tables. He was never in the weeds and kept the good times rolling for us. I’m not sure if this is a one off, or a chain, but it sure beat wasting hard earned money at the many big chains in the area. Give it a try. Food was excellent and you won’t leave hungry.

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SA
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot! The wine list is good, and Steve has more than what is on the menu if you ask! The food was great! Live music and friendly staff. Seriously my new favorite spot and I’m so sad it took me so long to try it!

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NP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food temperature and some of the service were iffy, likely due to it being Mother's Day. I will return on a non-holiday and believe the service will be better.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and excellent food! live music added to the experience - Enjoyed it!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service!

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R
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love the restaurant but the music is so loud you can’t talk with your dinner companions. We had a waiter we’ve never had before and he was very pleasant but forgot our drink order twice. We had to ask for cream and sugar for coffee and then had to ask for a spoon. We went and got drinks from the bar one time ourselves. He brought our dessert to us frozen and told us we might not want to eat it for a while.

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Z
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good experience for a group of 10

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CI
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visit a couple times a year traveling from/to Ohio to Florida. We just like the place and “Trip” the bartender is a good guy

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MW
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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JH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Local restaurant where friends gather for a drink or two and socialize. Then there are the customers like us where it's nice to patronize a local quality restaurant. Foods good and we by choice can get in and out within an hour.

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j
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to the bistro turns out to be a great experience. We like to go on Tuesday for trivia as well as an as any other time. The band was a little loud for me but tolerable. The food is always good and the wait staff is always nice. One of my favorite places.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, we had salmon and beef. We shared a piece of delicious chocolate cake. $60 for 2 including the tip, no drinks. Will most likely come back.

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L
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Manager/owner came to our table several times and offered wine suggestions. Fun was excellent as always!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time eating there. Was expecting more upscale place. But...the food was not disappointing. The meal was very enjoyable. Don't necessarily go there for the atmosphere...go there for the above average food.

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Y
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. 5 pm is a great time. No wait. Friendly staff. Good food

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Excellent wine. Our waiter was terrific. He knew there was a big group getting ready to put their food order in. He came to table few minutes after we had our drinks and told us he was not rushing us to order but if we were ready he wanted our food order to go in before the big group. He did not want our food to take additional time. Very thoughtful.

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BM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were outstanding. The ambiance and music wonderful.

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E
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, good music and friendly faces. One of our go to places.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came in a Tuesday evening so were there for trivia night. No issues just a little loud
Food was good and price was fair. I would certainly return

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service, nice menu -- they try to blend a sports bar with an upscale place. Open arrangement, which makes for a noisy experience, especially when the band begins to play. We had chicken marsala and shrimp scampi, both very good. Dessert menu a bit limited, good bar selection.

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CW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our evening so much and especially hearing the Robert Gardiner quartet! Will be back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great music. I would recommend it all over!

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PG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great food and great atmosphere!!! The only working manager in town!! He works just as hard as his employees! Always making sure everyone is happy!!

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s
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous jazz and food! Best kept secret! Love this place.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, we came out for trivia with a large group. Food was great, service was great, trivia was great. Will continue coming back!

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j
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have eaten there several times and have always had a good experience

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The GM greeted us as we walked in the restaurant. There was live music, but quiet enough to still have pleasant dinner conversation. We were promptly seated. Bruce G. was our server and he took drink orders and the entire dinner he never let them run dry. The food was amazing. Great overall experience!

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RL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Made reservation and had to change several times and host was most helpful - he even gave us special seating after all of the many changes to the number in our party. Food was exceptional and the wine recommendation that Steve made was perfect - Barone Fini merlot. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will definitely be returning.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience for a first date! Live music, great service and the steak was a perfect medium rare. We will definitely be going back!

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t
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. The only problem was there was a guitar palyer and we could not have a conversation with the noise.

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