Passerelle Bistro

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1072 reviews
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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 or dine al fresco on the patio with a view. Signature dishes include Mussels Passerelle, Ratatouille and Steak & Frites. The wine list includes a range of French varietals, from classics to interesting new finds. French cocktails and beers round out the beverage list.
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J
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together with friends over brunch.

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The lobster soup had no taste of lobster and was like a seasoned red cream soup How could we take your resturant seriously when the wood tables were heavily scratched and the leather on the seats was riped beyond repair. The value was not there for what we paid and further did not enjoy your premier dessert.

I would not recommend this resturant.

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A
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful cc0mating. Especially Gaul for the kind service and good food for our young children. Very good value on wines. Intimate space in a delightful setting.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food, however the waitress did not check on us once after the food arrived. She only stopped by quickly to drop off a dessert menu. Felt very rushed to get out. But again, good food. The trout was great.

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K
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were sat immediately. Small but very quaint spot. Great apps and main courses. Dessert was nothing special. Service was good and fast. Great drinks. Recommend the French Martini!!!

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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentines Day and was blown away. Delicious lobster bisque appetizer paired with their recommended champagne, followed by two of the best entrees I’ve had in years, a perfect New York Strip and a Blue Crap stuffed Flounder each with a perfect wine pairing. The two desserts we had were fantastic and accompanied by a delicious paired white desert wine. Service was quick and professional, ambiance was pleasant and romantic without being stuffy. Very pleased.

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on Valentine's Day and had a great time. It was the best meal we've had in a while and the ambiance was great! They had a live accordion player throughout the night. M'Randa was our server and was outstanding. She made recommendations and made sure we had a great time. She deserves a raise and all of the best shifts and tables.

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TW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

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ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time me and my wife visited Passerelle Bistro. We thought it was wonderful. The service was great. We were approached by several waiters to be sure that we had what we needed and that we were happy with our meals. The appetizer was the escargot and it was delicious. I had the pan seared trout and it also was just amazing! My wife hat the Duck and she loved it!! We will be back!

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great spot right next to Falls Park. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. We loved the beer choices as well. This is a definite must try for downtown Greenville.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Our food took a long time, the steak was well seasoned bout very chewy and the chairs are extremely uncomfortable to dine in

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MA
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my hubby's first visit to Passerelle Bistro and he definitely wants to return (Passerelle is one of my favorite lunch spots, especially out on the patio). We started with the Sparkling Chardonnay and then French Onion Soup, which was quite tasty. I ordered the Mussels (my favorite) and hubby ordered the Salad Nicoise (minus the anchovies). Both were perfect and quite tasty. We split the Coconut Cake - yummy! Next time I think we will each order one. Too good to share! Service was excellent, non-intrusive, but there when you needed it. We look forward to returning the Passerelle Bistro when the weather warms and we can enjoy dinner on the patio. We recommend you try Passerelle Bistro if you have not. You will enjoy it!

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AV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for our 3 year anniversary. Staff was friendly and timely. I ordered the breakfast platter, and my girlfriend had the duck confit; both were cooked and seasoned to perfection, absolutely worth the price. Our waitress was very kind and brought us two glasses of champagne to celebrate the occasion. Overall, it was an extremely positive experience, and we will be returning to Passerelle for many anniversaries to come!

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s
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove to Greenville and picked this restaurant because it was near the river falls. It was too cold to eat outdoors but we could see the potential of eating outdoors. Just go and eat there.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I think we would like it better during a busier time. Staff had time on their hands so they were distracting in the background. I do have a problem with servers in a” nice” restauraunt that have what I refer to as dragon nails. Just makes me think that it is harder to maintain a level of cleanliness.
Our Steak Frites were tasty and salad was super fresh.We missed bread with our meal.

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SW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite of mine. I love when menus are relatively small and everything on the menu is done to perfection!

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j
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch on a chilly January afternoon. Service was great, food was excellent- as it was the last we were here for dinner. You’ll love the location.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is why people, even people who are good cooks at home, go out to eat. The flavors of all the dishes were intense and had great depth. Great service, very attractive and clean dining area. Make sure you make reservations.

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T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. The food was amazing!!

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I would not recommend this restaurant as a breakfast or brunch location.

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DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found you during restaurant week... we loved everything

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week visit. Everything was DELICIOUS

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SC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before going to see Ms. Saigon. The food and service was outstanding — the only knock was the small indoor dining area created challenges for the waitstaff to serve food and beverages. They could not traverse all the way around our table due to crowded conditions. Which is to say the restaurant was very busy before the play — a good sign !! Overall our experience was outstanding !! Thank you !!

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GA
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small inside eating area, but excellent food with fair amount of variety. Good service. pleasant staff.

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L
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Attending for Restaurant week: first visit was wonderful. One week later, not as good. Poor service and the food was cold. Wish they had other wines to order. French wines are not all that good. Most are too dry.

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s
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passesrelle Bistro has amazing food. Everything we ordered was good. During warmer months, it is great to sit outside.

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b
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh Skaggs, our favorite waiter was not there

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My friend and I went for their Restaurant Week menu. It lived up to my expectations. Very tasty. The inside was small and I felt crowded. Would go back when the weather is nice and sit outside.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful French cooking and lovely atmosphere made for a special night.

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BF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding location. Great food and just outstanding overall experience.

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DH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for restaurant week and were very impressed with the food choices and quality! Escargot and duck were outstanding.

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H
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu included Chateaubriand with park loin. The pork was excellent, perfectly cooked moist with great flavor. The fondue was ok but not great. French onion soup was superb. Crème Brule with lavender was to die for. Just love this spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the Duck Cassoulet and Steak Frites. Beautiful location and not too busy on a Saturday evening. We’ll be back.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, though a tad expensive for the quality. Service felt like we were being rushed through our meal, which detracted from the ambience.

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GG
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our most recent visit to Passerelle was disappointing. There wasn't a special New Year's Eve menu as in the past, the food was fine but not the "wow, this is delicious" that it used to be, and the service was rather slow and inattentive. Disappointing. Perhaps the chef and management have been focused more on other restaurants? Passerelle is a Greenville treasure and needs attention to bring it back in line with where it used to be.

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C
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant to spend special holidays at. Food was great, atmosphere was lively and we look forward to coming back for a more casual dinner too! Great location on the river!

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KP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little gem in Falls Park!! The wine is amazing and the Steak Fites was amazing!

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K
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had New Year's Eve dinner with friends. Service was good, but slow because they were slammed. Food was excellent. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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KS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This adorable hole-in-the-wall isn't easy to find (what?!? The GPS says go into the park-at night?!?), but it's actually just down two flights of stairs at the edge of Falls Park on the Reedy. The space is dark wood and white subway tile (so French!) with a cute terrace for better weather. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The kitchen is partly open, so you can see the kitchen staff bustling about, even if you can't watch them at their magic. Tant pis.
We started with an aperitif (Pernod) that wasn't on the drinks menu, but Michael, the manager, made it available when we asked. Dinner began with a basket of crusty bread, butter and radishes ($5). We each had a petite salad that was expertly dressed and fresh.
Entrees were an interesting take on duck cassoulet with an entire duck leg on the side and gigante beans in the cassoulet (delish) and a lamb shank with Moroccan spices.
We were both too full to try dessert or coffee, but we're going back for brunch/lunch on the weekend!

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L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely Christmas Eve brunch! We would love to go back some day!

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