Passerelle Bistro

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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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MF
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food selection including French dishes.
Excellent wine selection

Crème brûlée was a dream

The « Bouillabaisse «  and « Cassoulet » were excellent...

Really enjoyed our dinner.

p
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in the patio overlooking the falls and enjoyed an unhurried dinner at sunset. (Be sure to reserve a patio space in advance). Delightful. We shared mussels Passerelle for a starter and enjoyed plump tender mussels in a rich sauce and a plentiful serving. My dinner was a summer heirloom salad with homemade ricotta; decadent and wonderful. The pastries for dessert were fine, but I would not choose them again.
Passerelle is a good choice for quiet dinners with a spouse or date or to bring out of town guests. We always eat on the patio, because it’s one of the most special settings in Greenville and elevates the experience.

MH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The setting in the park is lovely however the food was a major disappointment. We shared three of the brunch offerings but were not impressed with any of them. The dishes were under-seasoned and bland. While our server did a good job, we attempted to catch the attention of another server to ask for something as our server was otherwise occupied but we were ignored. Overall it was a very forgettable meal.

NP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Going to Passerelle whenever I'm in Greenville has become a tradition. Fantastic food, a wonderful atmosphere, a wait staff prepared to help with any and all requests. There is no shortage of compliments for Passerelle Bistro. Will be there again sometime soon.

JB
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The wait staff and host were very kind. It was disappointing that several items, non seafood were not available. We were told the delivery was being made later that day. It’s a Big Ball game weekend in Greenville, I would’ve thought preparations would have been done before the weekend.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great service! Lovely setting and atmosphere!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our anniversary. Service was excellent food was outstanding overall a great great experience

LB
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful improvement since last time! We loved our server Miranda

CW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend but not for the food so much as the location and ambience. there was nothing wrong with the food but there was nothing great about it. they were small to medium portions and the prices wer okay but nothing really stood out. I had the boy you bass and it was fine my partner had the Walnut crusted trout which was tasty and a little better than mine. I would go back for the ambiance even though it's a bit noisy inside. the outside would be a better location in the fall when the temperatures are moderate.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, service was mediocre.But I was disappointed with portion size and amount of food for the price. In other words there was not a good value.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner was great, food was really good and the service was very good. No complaints. Always nice to sit outside on a pleasant evening at this great spot.

B
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

The only redeeming attribute of this restaurant is the view from the outside patio. The NY Strip describe in the Steak Frites was in fact a vein steak from the striploin. Tough and chewy. Frites not of the caliber served in a true French bistro. Crabcake was OK. Service confused. When offered desert we went across the street to Halls instead. We will not return.

PG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Bun was burnt and hard. No wine cooler bucket for the bottle I purchased

KG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. The food was wonderful - caught the end of restaurant week, had onion soup, boulliabase and steak/frites, crème brûlée and chocolate mousse, along with white sangria every bit of it delicious.

Service was exceptional as well - Lena was quick, bright and cheerful. Everything came out at the perfect time. Never felt rushed or hurried to get out

Can’t imagine how it could have gone better

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Kurt! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed Passerelle and we look forward to seeing you again.

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CP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our table was facing the falls, the view was amazing. The dishes were perfect and robust in flavor. I highly recommend choosing this restaurant for dates and special occasions.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Chad! Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your entire experience with us. Please come back and dine again soon.

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GG
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yum... what's not to like? Steak and frites was perfectly cooked and delicious. The chocolate mousse delightful. Another great meal at PB!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the sights are great!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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S
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Over time we have spent many a evening enjoying the excellent food and service. On our last visit service was excellent. Drinks upto snuff, the cheese appetizer was as good as always. The entre of steak frites was disappointing. It was removed from our bill
Which was a nice gesture. Wait staff was pleasant at all times

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoy and frequent Passerelle. We do apologize for the steak dish. We strive to make every entree delicious. We would love to see you again and make up for that. Thank you for your business and for taking the time to let us know about your experience.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Wait staff was running around and had no time for you. The restaurant was very loud. The food you could get anywhere. Had to send both meals back. Burger over cooked both times and fish was over cooked and did not even taste like fish. Not a good experience.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi Kathy! Thank you for your review. I am so sorry about your experience with us. We strive to cook every meal with perfection and are unhappy that your meal was not successful. We would love the opportunity to make up for you experience. We would love to see you again soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food, atmosphere, and service! My husband and I had a date night here and were delighted by the creative entrees and service. Will definitely be back!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

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GJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal, with a very attentive waitress (but not overbearing / intruding). This was a first time visiting this restaurant, but will not be our last. We are looking forward to returning soon to try something new.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review Gabe! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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C
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We made reservations at Passerelle Bistro because it was restaurant week, and their posted menu appealed to us. It was a little too warm for us to sit outside, but we were seated at a high top for two at the window, so we felt like we were outside.

Our server Miranda was very attentive and suggested that we try a bottle of wine since it was $10 off that night. The rose was perfect for our meal. Our favorite part of the steak bevette (which was cooked to perfection) was the frittes and topping that came with it. I've never had such crispy frittes. And the creme brulee was the creamiest I've had.

We will definitely return. I just wished that they still served escargot. That was always my favorite.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Chuck, thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Miranda is wonderful and we are pleased that she did a great job. We hope to see you again very soon.

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RW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week menu was limited. The onion soup was just a cup, and very average. I think if you are going to call this a "course" it should be a bowl. The bouillabaisse was very good, but again, a small portion. Desert was good. The wine was good. Very nice night to eat out on their terrace overlooking the Falls. But felt like we did not get good value due to the size of the servings.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you were not fully satisfied with your restaurant week options. We want everyone to fully enjoy their experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and would love to opportunity to serve you again.

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MC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice to begin restaurant week dining. Both our choices were delicious and we would definitely order again.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Passerelle! See you again soon.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server suggested the hamburger, so I ordered it. It was messy, but very tasty. My friend ordered the crab salad and thought it was just ok. Beautiful outdoor setting. I would go back.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We cannot wait to serve you again!

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on the patio, looking at the falls, beautiful! Food was very good, but small portions for the price. Overall great evening!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Mike! Thank you for leaving a review for us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again very soon.

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B
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not the place to go during the summer if you don’t like dining in the heat. Inside dining is not air conditioned and most tables are outdoors. Food was good and reasonably priced. Kitchen pumps out appetizers, first and main courses all at once. Service is average.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and leaving a review. We do apologize that the dining room was warm when you dined with us. We do have air conditioning and will make sure that it is working correctly. We also apologize for your service being average. We want every guest to fully enjoy their experience with us. We would love for you to give us another choice and we will hopefully see you soon.

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s
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I love this place for the food. Always soo delicious. But I’ve never had good service which is frustrating. I would go there much more frequently if the staff valued us. I made a reservation yet they seated us with a mostly empty dining room in the worst table in the house. We were directly in front on the expo with a view of the server area and everyone passed us with dirty dishes. A simple curtain would be great. We had to ask for a spoon for our soup and a knife for my steak that never came. My drink was perpetually empty. I’m not a picky customer that asks for a lot of extras, but the bare minimum of making sure we have what we need to eat with shouldn’t be a question.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

We apologize for the lack of service that you have received while dining with us. We are thrilled that you enjoy the food but would love for you to enjoy every aspect of your meal. We would love another chance to wow you. When making a reservation you can request to be away for the service area or the expo and we are happy to make sure that happens. We will discuss the importance basic service in our lineups this week to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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EA
Atlanta
126 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little treasure hidden in Greenville South Carolina. A truly wonderful lunch. Can’t wait to return and try dinner.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Edgar! Thank you so much for your review!

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Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Terrible dining experience last evening. Food was below par and was sent back. Service was inconsistent . Definitely not going back. There are too many other good places to try.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us and would love another chance to wow you. We will discuss these issues in our line ups for the week to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Thank you for your feedback.

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L
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had another wonderful meal at Passerelle Bistro. Such a fun place to go with friends. I especially love the patio. It makes the evening so much more special.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Lauri, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and can't wait to see you again.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and we were the only ones there so we danced on the patio while waiting for the grilled chicken. It was a lovely evening out

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Matthew! Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and danced on our patio. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting for a Sunday Brunch. Our server Jake was very personable, efficient and professional. The eggs Benedict is delicious.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Sheri! Thank you for joining us for brunch! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and we will make sure Jake knows that you enjoyed his service. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon.

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MM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I would recommend because the atmosphere is very nice. I got the appetizer with bread, and bread came with my meal, and all of it was burnt. The other part of the meal was ok.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Martha. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you dining with us and leaving a review. We do apologize for the bread. We have gone over timing of courses with our staff. We hope that you return again soon and give us a chance to serve you a wonderful experience.

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RG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Greenville — love the al fresco dining by the falls — and I cannot say enough about the mussels.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for dining with us Rebecca. We appreciate your feedback!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated outside, but adjacent to the restaurant, not beside the park. The tables are very close together. The food was OK, not excellent. Service was attentive.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize that your meal was not excellent and would love for you to return and give us another chance.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute and chic place, with excellent food and beautiful scene

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review Nathalie. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and cannot wait for you to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This is a great date night spot. The outside seating was amazing and we had a great view. Our server was good, but other people that came in after us were served their food well before us. The lamb dish was amazing and cooked perfectly. The chicken however, was dry but the sides were delicious. I would give this place another chance just would get the chicken fish.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and leaving us your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the view and most of your meal. We will address the chicken dish with the staff. We would love for you to join us again soon and give us a chance to serve you an excellent experience.

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LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat outside on patio with a beautiful view! Cocktail was superb and had ricotta and heirloom tomato salad with grilled shrimp—a perfect, delicious summer dinner!!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for joining us for dinner. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Terrace has spectacular ambiance with view and sound of falls, however, food was so-so and the service felt a little rushed.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Catherine. Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving a review! We apologize that your experience with us was not wonderful. We will go over rushed service with our staff to ensure this doesn't happen. We hope to see you again very soon.

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