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Permanently Closed - Bolt Bistro & Bar

546 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (533)
  • Fit for Foodies (530)
  • Good for Groups (432)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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...
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Phone number
(919) 821-0011
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Monroy
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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.
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Private party contact
Lesley Moore: (919) 616-0042
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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 or 919-616-0042
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Cross street
Hargett St
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Parking details
Street parking is the closest, but there are also parking decks near by. For directions please call the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
First Friday Participant
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
What 546 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

I will never go back here.

Randiniz (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

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.

vipHarold (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Food was good quality. The wait staff was very attentive.

Charlie (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

Upon arrival we were seated immediately. The servers were friendly and helpful. The food was well prepared and delicious. I had the pork chop that was cooked to perfection. It was very tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

My wife and I went to Bolt as part of a date night before the Goo Goo Dolls concert. Bolt is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh and this is the third time we've been there. The food is always amazing, the service is great and we always leave satisfied.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Appetizers were very good as were the entrées. It was a fun experience and the service was great.

BenC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

Regular (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

The staff was overwhelmed during Restaurant Week. I had reservations for 6, was seated at 6:25, ordered at 6:35, and was finally served at 7:05. Other than the excessive waiting times, the food was very good and the service was okay.

vipTime4Lunch (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

We were there during the Restaurant Week. The prix fix menu options were good. The service was quick and friendly. The only down side is that for $30 prix fix menu, we were all still hungry after three courses.

JanetC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was delicious. Loved the oysters. Enjoyable experience.

EMS518jr (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Great atmosphere, great service, great value and best of all Great Food!

vipPeacock (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

The food was great and so was the service ...The mango cheese cake was outstanding

JimD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

The noise level at Bolt Bistro was quite loud when we arrived so my companion and I ate at an outside table. The special items on the Raleigh Restaurant Week menu were very well-chosen and prepared to our taste - steak and lamb chops.

pete (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

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.

Martini (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Went during restaurant week. Food was excellent and service was great. Will definitely return

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

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!!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

The food was great. I thought they really tried to accommodate everyone. I will definitely return

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Perfect date spot for a special occasion. The food was fantastic. Steak was cooked to a perfect temperature. I will be eating here again.