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About Permanently Closed - Bolt Bistro & Bar
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Bolt Bistro is a chic steakhouse-style eatery that offers guests in Raleigh, North Carolina an urban atmosphere to enjoy a meal of certified Angus beef, seasonal local vegetables and a variety of homemade pasta dishes. The menu is available for dinner only but guests can also opt to enjoy small plates at the bar during happy hour. Bolt Bistro offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Guests enjoy the candle-lit booths and quiet atmosphere of Bolt Bistro, making it perfect for an intimate meal or a relaxed get together. The menu includes crab cake appetizers, rib eye steaks, salmon served over spinach, mushrooms and more. Try the Trinity cream, chocolate bread pudding or the brownie topped with ice cream to finish your meal at Bolt Bistro.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lounge opens daily at 4 pm until...
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do off-site catering, and in house private events. Our State Room is the perfect place for any occasion. For more details on catering or private dining contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-616-0042
Street parking is the closest, but there are also parking decks near by. For directions please call the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Private has never been so personal! Offering a prime steakhouse experience, we will custom tailor an event worthy of any gathering. Our chefs strive for dynamic seasonal menus featuring Prime steaks and fresh local seafood. Fit for special occasions, our State room is chic yet full of warmth.
Private Party Contact:
Lesley Moore: (919) 616-0042
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Bolt Bistro & Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
The menu was great and so was the atmosphere. Unfortunately our server was not up to par. We ordered a bottle of wine and she served the wrong bottle. Later we ordered a second bottle. At that time she admitted that she had served us the wrong bottle the first time. No concessions or apologies were offered.
The food was great and the two bottles a wine were also good. The service was just not at the same level.
Food was very good and at an excellent value. Service was just god awful and they automatically added 20% gratuity to check because we were a party of 7. 18% is the norm and our waiter didnt even earn that. Overall, food is very good but unfortunately, Bolt closes for good in 2 weeks
The decor was lovely and I liked the spacious feel. It was rather warm all night but they did say they were adjusting it. The service was slow, but they were able to accommodate our party of 10. Most of the guests enjoyed their food with the exception of those of us who had the Rigatoni Bolognese, it was an average sauce with not alot of meat and the pasta was overcooked. Try the pork-chop instead.
We came on Raleigh restaurant week so it was really bustling. The wait staff was amazing though. One of those experiences where they would top off our water after just a couple sips. Never made us feel rushed, but they kept it moving. The food was outstanding and the price was great. We'll definitely be back.
It was restaurant week and there was a special menu but not sure if they were prepared for the crowds. Thursday night and drinks were slow to be served because bar was busy with large group order. Appetizers were good and deserts were good. However, They had a hard time getting a teak cooked medium rare. !st one came back as well done. Second one came back as medium but no pink visible and third one came back as medium rare. Manager was helpful and made sure to bring the correctly cooked steak back himself and apologized, but was disappointing they could not get it right the first 2 times.
It was Raleigh Restaurant Week so we expected and got a short delay in getting our table. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was a it noisy but I wouldn't consider it too noisy. The place was nicely decorated with an industrial motif. The food was amazing. The butter sauce on the steak made it one of my top steak choices. We will be back!!
Bolt is one of our favorite restaurants as the food and service is always a perfect 10. We were with a party of 6 and everyone raved about their meals. Our waiter was Joey and he provided excellent service. He really seemed to enjoy his job! We will be back !
We had never been to Bolt before but will definitely go back. The food was exceptional, service was great, the location was good and within walking distance to the Raleigh Memorial. The drinks were delicious. I can't say enough good things about this gem of a downtown restaurant.
I've been to Bolt a few times and each have been very good. Tonight we had the pork chops and short ribs. Both very good with good flavor, plentiful helping and well prepared. The calamari was pretty too. What made it special though was the outdoor seating. Perfect location in downtown Raleigh on a main street. Weather was great for outdoor seating and people watching. The place is within walking distance of everything in the central district (not Glenwood South, Cameron or MidTown). I'll be back.
This was out first visit to Bolt, which we visited with friends as part of Raleigh Restaurant Week. We had no idea what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is very contemporary in a nice way. The service was great. The best though was the food. I enjoyed a mushroom polenta as an appetizer. Superb! My wife had a salad which she said was good. I had a filet and my wife had salmon. We both ordered the Lyonaisse potatoes as a side. I had a cabernet and my wife a chardonnay. We finished it off with their Oreo brownie, a brownie crusted in Oreo crumbs and topped with ice cream. WHAT A MEAL!!! I must have said 10 times that evening how good a meal it was. And as an added bonus, it was really nice to see how vibrant Raleigh was at night.
Nice place, good ambiance. Outdoor seating looked nice for a warm evening.
We were looking forward to certain steaks as shown on the online menu, but once there, discovered that a limited "Restaurant Week" menu was the only option so we had fewer choices with a higher price ($30 each). The filet mignon was excellent. I'd probably return for the regular menu at the more affordable price.
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