Passerelle Bistro

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1050 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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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found you during restaurant week... we loved everything

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week visit. Everything was DELICIOUS

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh Skaggs, our favorite waiter was not there

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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Charleston
34 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
2 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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GG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here, we love it. Great food with great service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The veiw was spectacular of the falls and was not crowded the waitress was lovely the food was just ok we went for the location

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect spot for a pre-theater Sunday brunch.

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our brunch before the Peace Center.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food! We were very impressed and tried dishes we would have never made at home or thought to put together!

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TG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our sandwiches were good. No complaints. The desert was the star though! We tried the Chocolate mousse, white coconut cake and the lemon creme brûlée. I’ll be back for the creme brûlée and the lavender shortbread cookie. Amazing pairing.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant place to eat! The food was fabulous.

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Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, as always!

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SH
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good - our table of four enjoyed everything. However, a special note added that we were celebrating two birthdays was totally ignored. Additionally, we felt uncomfortably rushed throughout the meal by our waitress. Overall, kind of disappointed in the experience.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service and atmosphere. The muscles might be the best I've ever had! It had a nice date night feel, not too formal nor too casual. The timing of our meal was perfect too. Great Greenville spot!

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E
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious, quiet dinner outside by the falls in mid-autumn. My husband had the trout and I had the shrimp in cream sauce (a starter). Both very excellent. The rich cream sauce with the shrimp was also good on the trout and accompanying French bread.

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c
Austin
66 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Friends recommended but we went when the local wine club had their progressive wine dinner here as their first stop, so it got a bit loud until they left for their next stop. Husband enjoyed his lamb shank entrée while my trout entrée was a bit fishy in taste. Fresh fish should not have the fishy taste and should only be tasting the dressing/prep. The mussels appetizer was very good tho.

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

Fantastic as always!!

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LK
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our server, Josh; however, was not. He did not seen to want us there...kept trying to hurry us through our meal. Did not ask us if we wanted anything else and did not offer water for our dogs. Possibly he was having a bad day; however, I hope not to be served by him in the future.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at the bistro. We were in town for the Spinx marathon and this was our favorite meal of the entire trip! Every person at our table ate every morsel of food on our plates. Perfect location, service and meal. Highly recommend!!

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DL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This restaurant offers a great location in the park just off Main Street. The service is warm and friendly service, but the food leaves much to be desired; I just wasn't a fan of the "French-inspired" sauces. They plate the food nicely, and the breads taste delicious. The space is clean and welcoming, but the decor could use an update. I found it interesting that the place was nearly empty at dinnertime on a Saturday evening.

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EB
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a lovely setting - we had a great evening. I highly recommend the trout!

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G
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent as always our waiter was well below what I have experienced there in the past.

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KH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I have been to La Passerelle at least 5 times for lunch after it was purchased from The Overlook Restaurant, at the same location. It is in an ideal location to sit outside and enjoy Falls Park , the waterfall and suspension bridge. Other than the ambiance, the lunch menu has not changed at all over the years, with very limited choices. I ordered a puréed pumpkin soup as an appetizer, and it had the look, taste and texture, of lukewarm baby food out of a squeeze pouch. This is probably too harsh of a criticism, but that is what came to mind. The dinner menu does look a lot more appealing.:)

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m
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to visit every time we come to Greenville. The food is always fantastic, as is the service. If you can get an outdoor table, the views over Falls Park are beautiful.

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Charleston
122 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the opportunity to show out of town guests Greenville/Falls Park. What better way than a French Bistro brunch with outdoor patio dining with a great view of the Falls. DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant with a great view if enjoy eating outside.

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