Bistro on the Boulevard

4.5
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352 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 Live Jazz, and always Chef Specials!
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4.7
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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and a nice variety to choose from on the menu and daily specials. Attentive professional service.... and we were all very positively impressed that the owner stopped by to check on us and chat. We recommend this restaurant highly.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the jazz and the atmosphere. Maybe the music was a little too loud.
Food was good. A little pricy.

SS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice venue, extremely cordial wait staff and personal attention from the manager. A trifecta! We will be back...7

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Bistro on the Boulevard = awful! After waiting for 2 hours on our food that never came. We left. A manager never came out to speak with us and the hostess was rude and disrespectful. Poor customer service. The only positive was a phenomenal waiter.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable evening. Great food and drinks as well as amazing jazz.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always absolutely delicious!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good service and good food.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, service abd entertainment. Will definitely be returning.

p
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly . Our meals were very good , the fried oysters are excellent . Brussels a little salty ...

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The server Zaaid was awesome! He made the dining experience over the top!

MN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Excellent fried oysters ambience depends on where you sit in the restaurant. Usually full with limited seating. The seating assistant and owner were able to change our seating and we had a as expected experience. We eat here whenever we are in Irmo, at least once a year.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most positively. The owner is always attentive to all of his guests and makes you feel like you're right at home as if he were your personal friend. Always goes above and beyond in making sure you are satisfied with your meal and time spend there. Also, we had a waiter's who's name was Zane and I cannot began to tell you how fantastic of a waiter he was and even made the owner aware of how attentive and courteous he was to all of us. Advised the owner you don't find waiter/waitresses like him much anymore and you better hold onto him. This place is great!!! Cannot get enough of it!!

AF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, appropriate and non-abrasive live music, the owner came and chatted with us, the hostess had a bubbly personality next to none. Folks were genuinely happy to be there and therefore so we're we. It was a great night out. Thanks y'all

R
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit. Always pleased. Love music and a good crowd; Clemson vs Carolina weekend. Good is the best you can get for the value. I'll return. Staff and management make you feel welcome everytime.

M
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Adam was awesome!

CC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Great food and service. Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.i only been there twice, but both times was a wonderful experience.i will definitely be back.

NY
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent meal, great service, and wonderful tasty food.

NY
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Trivia night, but we sat upstairs and had a quiet wonderful evening.

DC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our whole party really enjoyed! We requested a table near the bar to watch football, it was graciously accommodated. Ribeyes were wonderful! Drinks were good, dessert was amazing! Service was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the atmosphere and look forward to dining here again!

DK
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, service and food. It was an added bonus that they have live music on Friday evenings. I will definitely go back.

s
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my “cheers” restaurant. Always friendly. Great food and entertainment. Highly recommend it.

LN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, great live music. Very friendly service.

WR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s rare to walk into a restaurant where literally EVERYONE is nice - but EVERYONE was so nice and so sincere. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious!

C
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

AR
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Bistro has good food, but a confusing atmosphere. It has an upscale look with an above average wine list, but every wall has TVs showing sports and it has live music. Is it a restaurant, a sports bar, or a music venue? Pick one and do it well. The music gets way too loud to have a dinner conversation.

D
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great music! We had a fabulous time.

AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, waiter was great, band was awesome. Can someone tell me why the hostess was dressed as a pirate last night when no one else was??

GR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and the food, atmosphere, ambiance and the service did not disappoint.

RB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time at the Bistro. We really liked the food, and that the noise level was not too much....the meal did take a long time to arrive, and we noticed the same for two other customers. They did have too large tables so I assume that the kitchen was a bit stretched thin.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent

RC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. When traveling it is a rare thing to eat at the same restaurant two nights in a row but we did.

TJ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with live Jazz! We sat behind the window to keep the volume slightly quieter. Service and food excellent. Pricey, but expected and tasty. Will go again.

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps were delicious, specials were top notch and desserts (key lime pie) fantastic just missing whipped cream topping

GS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, this was our second time, celebrating my Husband's birthday and brought (2) friends, new to The Bistro and hard to please but not here, they raved on the food, glad we chose to bring them here!
Of course we will be back..never know what yummy temptation you will find on the BLVD.

AR
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was very good. Great wine. Service was OK. Steve the owner was very gracious. Just too damn loud. Live music tonight, but we shouldn't have to scream across the table. We'll keep looking.

MN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro is becoming one of my favorite spots to dine in Columbia. The food is delicious and the service was outstanding. We had the shrimp scampi, bayou chicken pasta, and pork ribeye. It was amazing!

NY
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Jazz tonight!
The food was excellent, AGAIN!

H
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level was higher because we went to listen to awesome jazz - every Thursday night!!

d
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I would & have recommended Bistro to many people. Thank you for the consistent goodness & great atmosphere.