Passerelle Bistro

4.4
1011 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
French for "footbridge", Passerelle is an aptly-named casual bistro located at the base of The Liberty Bridge which overlooks beautiful Falls Park in Downtown Greenville. Enjoy chef-inspired fare that"s a little French, a little European and a lot Local. Lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Join us inside the warm and inviting bistro and take a seat at the Chef's Bar or dine al fresco on the patio with a view. Signature dishes include sweet and savory crepes, Mussels Passerelle, Summer Cassoulet, Ratatouille (sandwich or omelette) and Dayboat Scallops. The wine list includes a range of French varietals, from classics to interesting new finds. French cocktails and beers round out the beverage list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary European, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30am -8:00pm
Saturday : 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am -3:00pm

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Phone number
(864) 509-0142
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Ballaro
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Catering
Table 301 Catering is available for any event. Please call 864-232-7007 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main and Camperdown at Falls Park Entrance
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Parking details
Most convenient parking garage is...


Riverplace Garage
300 Camperdown (Adjacent to Hampton Inn and Suites at Riverplace)
Valet parking is available immediately in front of The Lazy Goat at the entrance to the Hampton Inn & Suites
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Entertainment
Table 301 proudly features Greenville"s premier open kitchen with a Chefs Bar. Observe Chef Matt Ballaro, Sous Chef Leslie Urbana, and the culinary team doing
what they love to do right in front of your eyes. Or, if you'd rather take in the Falls in the park you're in luck. Passerelle's patio overlooks the 30 ft waterfall and the beauty of Falls Park. Come enjoy the best new restaurant in Greenville. Come enjoy Passerelle.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant with a great view if enjoy eating outside.

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d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made the drive from Atlanta to Greenville for a wonderful weekend getaway. Passerelle Bistro is a favorite place to stop for a drink and or meal. Located right off the river. Food and service top notch!

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MA
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passerelle Bistro is one of our favorite "girls lunch" spots! The food is top-notch, service is excellent and the view, if sitting on the patio, is spectacular. We all decided on the Salad Nicoise, one of absolute favorites. Tuna perfectly seared, with a light, tasty dressing. And, the view of the Falls from the patio was spectacular, as was the weather. Highly recommend that you dine at Passerelle Bistro!

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FQ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice and the view was gorgeous! I will definitely be going back. The food was delicious (I tasted everything on the table), but my lamb could have been seasoned a little better. Other than that, I am very pleased with my selection of this restaurant.

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BT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, great service, beautiful view!

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t
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was in Greenville for a wedding. Had lunch here on a Friday. Sat outside with a great view of the river and the falls. I had the salade Nicoise and my wife had the chicken salad croissant. Creme brulee for dessert. Good food, good service, great view. Nice spot. We recommended this spot to another couple in Greenville for the wedding and they thanked us later.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful outdoor dining!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always as excellent choice. Great atmosphere with a beautiful view. Love this place.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the service and the view. It was a very nice day and enjoyed eating outside.

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CS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Wanted to connect with our French roots and were not disappointed. The Niçoise salad was delicious and my teenage son enjoyed the Ratatouille entree. Everyone enjoyed the charcuterie plate. My husband and I enjoyed the selection of wine and beer. It was a little taste of Paris. The outdoor seating provides a lovely view of Reedy Falls if you are looking for a choice spot.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Passerelle Bistro. The food was delicious, and our server was efficient and attentive. We both had the Steak Frites, and we cleaned our plates! The desserts were a special nice touch - Lemon Crème Brulee and Chocolate Mousse. It was fairly quiet on the Wednesday evening that we were there - we opted to eat inside, and most of the other patrons were seated outside.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our third visit to Cafe Passerelle and we're from out of town. Made a special visit to come back with friends with whom we've travelled to Paris. Love the ambiance overlooking the Falls and the weather cooperated. Waiter was new and flubbed up a couple of things, but we still had a nice experience.

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CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

In town for 1 meal in Greenville & came here from reviews and having lived in France was interested in the menu selections. So disappointed in everything-we ate inside since it was so hot out. Dark, loud music & very rustic. Chicken salad was dry & unusual with little flavor served in a very hard baguette. Omlette was average. Service was slow despite only one’s there. There are so many great restaurants that we missed out on. It’s quite a walk from Main Street & also very hard to find. Won’t be back!

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JB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect weather, gorgeous setting! Our waiter was delightful, and I can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch menu with variety and great service

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ML
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took family visiting from out of town. We had a good time. Yummy food and out server lily was great!

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MS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant Week deal was a great value for the money--you received large portions of all 3 courses for the $30. Between two of us, we ordered the escargot and the croquettes for our appetizers, steaks for mains, and the crepes and crème brulee for dessert. Dessert was our favorite course! The steak was a bit tough--but we think this was due to the cut they offered for restaurant week. The meat itself was seasoned well though and the ratatouille it came with was very tasty. This was a fun spot for a date night with great wine and good food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, Passerelle does it right. The portions and prices are perfect for fantastically flavored and presented food. The staff is attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The mussels are delicious and the trout never disappoints.

The quaint interior and the beautiful Falls view outside seating, coupled with the extremely attentive crew, make it the perfect location for an intimate gathering or a date night.

Bravo!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and the menu was awesome and very reasonable. Could not have asked for better

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service staff and environment was very good. We had scallops and they were delicious. The crepes were a nice finish to the meal. The staff was very attentive and we enjoyed our dinner.

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MC
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Great scallops, beef entre

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KH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

I do not recommend Passarelle Bistro unless you like eating outside and sitting on metal chairs. We had reserved a table weeks in advance and specifically requested booth seating. When we arrived for our reservation we were told that a group of 14 had shown up and taken all the booth seating. We’ll it turns out they don’t actually have booth seating. They have a booth bench on one wall with a row of tables set up in front of it. The rest of the inside of the restaurant contains tables with uncomfortable wooden chairs. It is also incredibly noisy. So we ended up being seated outside on equally uncomfortable metal chairs, but it was much quieter. You do have a nice view of the park, so if you don’t mind shewing away flies and you like outside seating you may like this restaurant.

The manager did provide us with one round of complementary drinks to compensate for screwing up our reservation. I had asked them to call if booth seating was not available when I made the reservation. The waiter was fantastic and attentive. He was most impressive and a jewel any restaurant would want on staff. The food was nothing exceptional. The quality of the food was good, but this level is achieved by many restaurants in the area. Nothing exceptional here. I can guarantee that I will never return to Passarelle Bistro again.

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R
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My wife and I eat out often and have visited most of the restaurants in town. We were both a bit underwhelmed with Passerelle as the food was just ok and a bit overpriced. Great outdoor seating.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was mediocre and service was extremely slow.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous.
Great food and wine.
Wonderful staff.
Perfect outdoor dining.
Three cheers!!

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C
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Location is amazing! There was some live music (not organized by the restaurant) which was really loud which we didn’t really like but other people in the restaurant seemed to enjoy it.
Food was ok - not super special.
Service really slow! Not enough waiters for the place and the ones that were there seemed stress (not surprisingly with all they had to cover!).

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CS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good with a good wine list. The outdoor seating overlooks the bridge and a great place for people watching.

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SA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter was wonderful he is always so professional yet courteous and friendly I don’t remember his name but he’s tall and he has an usual first name he is one amazing person

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

With an entrance to the park, live electric music right outside, it was very loud. Also, inside is “rustic” at best and very warm.
The menu for restaurant week was tasty and a good value, but the atmosphere with families with small children, all the noise and the uncomfortable seating inside, the food sort of got lost.

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KF
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, decent prices. Would love some larger portions, but they were certainly not unusually small. One simply cannot have too many scallops.

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c
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered dishes from Restaurant Week's menu options and we enjoyed them. The service was great and fast

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Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had an excellent table with a good view of the Reedy River waterfall. The food was very good. We return to this restaurant for good French food. There was too long of a wait to get our dessert.

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BF
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful evening overlooking the Liberty Bridge in Greenville's Falls Park. My wife and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary at Paserelles Bistro which happened to fall during Greenville's Restaurant Week. We chose from the present offerings and enjoyed a three course meal. My wife started with Escargot and an entree of Scallops followed by Rolled Fruit Crepes dessert. I started with Croquettes, and a Steak Frites entree followed by Rolled Fruit Crepes dessert. We couldn't have been more pleased with our selections. Each offering was delicious, service was timely, friendly and not rushed. Although we chose to dine inside, which was a little noisy, Paserelles offers seating outdoors so the view of the falls, bridge and beautiful park surroundings can be enjoyed. Reservations are recommended as this location is very popular.

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Unremarkable, casual dining experience by the park. I had the escargot, scallops and rolled crepes for dessert. The escargot was cooked properly but the sauce was a bit heavy and the bread did not taste fresh. The scallops were well prepared, but the accompanying side looked and tasted like hash brown potatoes with creamed corn on top. Not that good. The crepes were the highlight of my meal. They were light and the sauce was flavorful. My wife had the French onion soup, steak frites, and sorbet. The soup was good, but light on the cheese. The steak was not well seasoned and the frites (French fries) were not hot. The dessert course was also the highlight of her meal. It was fresh and the accompanying sauce accentuated the flavor of the sorbet.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad meal, but not a memorable one either.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

What a disappointment! We went for a family celebration and decided to splurge. It is a wonderful location with a beautiful view. The food was mediocre at best. The onion soup was too salty and the cheese was not hot and melted. The steak was so tough that it was impossible to cut or chew. The fries were not fresh, hot or crispy. My husband said the escargot was quite good but the scallops were "fishy" tasting. We were very surprised that the restaurant charged five dollars for a small piece of french bread and butter to accompany our meal.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

French onion soup and crepes desert we're very nice. Main course was Ratatouille and it was very disappointing. Would not go back.

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RC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined on the patio and had the restaurant week limited menu. I loved every thing, the scallops were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented, my husbands lavender creme brulee was delish.
Our server Natalie was friendly, efficient and very sweet.
All around lovely evening.

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What is not to like about Passarelle Bistro?
The location could not be better being right downtown, on the Reedy River, at the entrance to the bridge and right by the waterfall. Ample parking all around here.
The service is always the best..friendly, knowledgable waiters. Cozy seating. Ambiance is perfect for a pleasant lunch or dinner. We always choose to sit outside but under the awning...just in case..like the other night when we had a torrential rain but we stayed nice and dry with the clear side drops down.
Then, there is the food...most delicious and very tasty french onion soup..very French and very flavourable.
Next came the Steak Frites..cooked perfectly to our request, and with nice hot and crisp "frites" (fries!)
The finishing touch was the creme brulee with just a taste of lavendar so as not to be overwhelming.
(the crepes were just a little sweet for our taste) but the creme brulee...oooh, la, la!!
We have been here before and always been extremely pleased, but this was our first time for Restaurant Week. No skimping or second class menu choices here...a perfect meal as usual! Very French!
Merci, beaucoup!

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DW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience for 16th birthday dinner. Went on a Monday evening and sat outside. It was quiet but there was still a good vibe overlooking Falls Park. Food was excellent and worth the splurge.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Awesome food with great outdoor dining!

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