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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice lunch setting, especially outside in the park.

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FB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique location, very tasty food, fresh made, excellent quality. Was there multiple times already. Enjoy some sparks of a French savoir-vivre in the shade of the Falls Park trees...

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your business. Thank you for your private note as well and we will definitely address that issue. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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JJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice place but food and wine were poor. We won’t try again.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi John. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We want all of our guest to have a positive experience while dining with us. We would love you to give us another chance to wow you. Please come back and see us again soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would tell them while the food was delicious it was difficult to order past a salad. Entres were not varied enough price wise. We have had your lunch menu and that is why we came for dinner. Everyone bought a salad because the dinner menu only had a hamburger entre.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Margie, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the lack of varying prices. We try to use menu items that will be delicious and affordable for every guest. We would love for you to return and give us another chance to impress you with one of our new menu items. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already have referred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+!+!!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed and we look forward to you returning. Thank you for your feedback!

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m
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enchanting afternoon lunch....delicious food and great views of river from the terrace outside.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi Michael! Thank you for your feedback. We loved that you enjoyed your experience with us and we cannot wait for you to return.

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HL
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was mediocre at best. Steak was tough. Trout was okay but no sauce. What kind of French restaurant has not sauce.??

Passerelle Bistro
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Harry. Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your meal was less than wonderful. Our trout does come with a cherry gastrique as the sauce and we are terribly sorry if this was missed on your plate. We would love for you to give us another chance. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Needed to send rack of lamb back to cook to medium rare. Manager came out and apologized and waived the entree bill. Ambience excellent, good selection of moderate priced wine.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi David. We do apologize for your lamb not being cooked correctly the first time. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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JA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is in a lovely location, and I enjoy sitting outside. I ordered something new on the menu, which was the Crab Maison salad. I enjoyed the salad, but I will confess that I felt the portion was a bit skimpy.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will take note of the portion size of the crab Maison salad. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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r
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a very enjoyable evening and the ambiance and noise level was perfect for a first date. The food was also very good, but it was the wonderful lady seated across from who made the evening perfect.

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KG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in the city for brunch food was wonderful - a Passerelle omelet and the Duck Confit Hash with perfectly poached eggs. Always torn between something else and the Mussels Passerelle. Fabulous White Sangria. Excellent service, and the nicest place to sit outside around. Thanks very much!!

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MA
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two girlfriends and I had lunch on the patio at Passerelle and it was excellent as usual. We each ordered something different: one had the Salad Nicoise, another the excellent Squash Soup and I had the Tuna Croissant. All were delicious and filling. The patio is always THE best location - beautiful view, great place to people watch and always a cool, refreshing breeze. If you haven't tried Passerelle, you should.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for another great review. We are so pleased that you enjoy dining with us and we cannot wait for you to return.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We really wanted to give Passarelle another try! Unfortunately we had the same experience as our last visit. The waitress was overworked, therefore service was slow. I ordered the trout, not inexpensive, and it was truly tasteless. My husband said his burger was “just okay”. The restaurant is in a beautiful location and the staff has always been friendly. We won’t return!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded 4 days ago

Hi! Thank you for your feedback and for trying our restaurant again. We do apologize for any shortcomings of your meal. We strive to impress every guests and it saddens us that we were not able to provide you with a positive experience. We would love for you to return and thank you for your review.

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

Delicious and perfect al fresco dining

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review.

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1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Extremely disappointed in our meals. Other than the setting, there was nothing very good about our visit. Service was very slow and inattentive. We both ordered "brunch" items which were edible - after we sent the almost raw bacon back to be cooked (and got it back almost burnt) - but certainly not tasty or interesting.
I ordered the French Toast whick must have been cooked hours before. It was limp and just sitting in a pool of syrup. My friend had the Passerelle breakfast with undercooked eggs. The bacon should never have made it as far as our table. It was clearly barely warned and not cooked but had not only made it out of the kitchen, but the server saw fit to serve it.
Since our waitress was mostly absent, we finally managed to get the bacon taken back but it was then returned almost burnt we were almost done with the rest of our disappointing meal.
We will not go back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here for brunch several times, and have always been pleased. The menu is quite good (excellent croque monsieur) and the views of the Reedy River Falls from the patio are unparalleled. I'm writing a review now because of a particularly good visit. I reserved a table on OpenTable several weeks in advance of Father's Day with a special request for a Falls view. When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find that, despite a large and growing crowd of customers, they had kept open for us a table with a perfect view as requested. Combined with the typically-good food and service, my dad and I had a special Fathers' Day brunch. I wanted to single out this occasion because of the excellent customer service -- I feel like it is increasingly rare for restaurants to pay special attention to little requests like this one.

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d
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place in downtown Greenville. Celebrating our 35th anniversary. Food and service are always great. Best outdoor dining experience when you are overlooking the falls. The menu has been tweaked, I’ll miss the lemon ginger bourbon fizz.

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K
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you spending your special day with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very dog friendly. Wonderful view. The food was very delicious. Too bad escargot was on shortage!

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Hi James! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food at Passerelle. We hope to see you again soon!

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KF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your review Katherine!

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p
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Passerelle is the perfect place to meet a friend for lunch or enjoy a low-key dinner. For me, the best experience is dining on the patio perched by the Reedy River; ask for a table as close to the river as you can for prettiest views and the sound of flowing water. The menu focuses mostly on French comfort foods, a tad heavy for summer, but some lighter options are available including a delightful tuna nicoise. I recently ordered the Mussels Passerelle appetizer. The mussels were perfectly prepared and plentiful enough for an entree. Service can be unpolished, but is friendly and unhurried.

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Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the mussels, they were cooked perfectly but I thought the sauce was a little bland. The croque
Madam was delicious! Eat outside there are plenty of umbrellas for shade, so beautiful! Inside is very plain looking.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your review LakeWylie77. We do apologize for the bland mussels; they are a crowd favorite at Passerelle and I assure you that they are typically very flavorful. We would love for you to return and try them again very soon. Thank you for your business and your feedback. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Super cute place!

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The location of Passerelle overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River during good weather is an excellent place to dine. The food was uniformly good (crab cakes, and trout), with some very good pastries for dessert. Service was enthusiastic, if inexperienced (he was new to the staff), but I have no complaints. Cocktails were a mixed bag, with the French 75 very good, and the bourbon Old Fashion not so great (use simple syrup, not plain sugar in the bottom of the glass). Overall a very pleasant experience, with reasonable prices.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a friend's birthday. Food was very good. Music was too loud

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and i love the food and the location only complaint i have is they allow people with their dogs to eat on patio i was at a table and the next table was 4 dogs i didnt like that part

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AW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. From service yo apps, to wine, and entrees, everything was perfect. Thank you for such a great experience.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi Alana! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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JL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, we all tried something different and no one was disappointed. Despite rainy weather, we were able to sit outside.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi JanLyn. Thank you for your review. We strive to make sure that every guest has a great experience with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. Please come back and dine again soon.

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C
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, mussels, trout and wine selection. Very nice place to entertain out of Towners.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi Chef. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again very soon.

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JK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and located close to the peace center if you’re dining before a show.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hi Jim! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TJ
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took an of town guest to dinner at Passerelle Bistro Saturday evening - and he(we) were SOOOOO impressed. Lily, our waitress, was extremely friendly and efficient. We shared the olives and crab cakes as appetizers - FABULOUS! There were three of us, and we each had a different item for our entrée - Lamb Shank, Trout, and Shrimp en Cocotte. EVERTHING was delicious. For dessert, the other two in my party shared the white chocolate coconut cake and the dark chocolate mousse - they loved them BOTH. I choose a glass of the sauternes dessert wine, also VERY good. All in all, a VERY good showing for this restaurant and for Falls Park - you can't beat the view from this restaurant.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hi mrsTJS! Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that Lily took great care of you and that you enjoyed your meal. We want to make sure that every guest that dines with us has an exceptional experience. We appreciate you very much and can not wait to see you again. Please come back and visit very soon.

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R
Charleston
69 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very professional managed & efficiently run restaurant! We were very pleased with the Great food, superb spirits and outstanding service at this French eatery! We will be returning soon to this establishment! Highly recommended!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hi Richard. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We appreciate your time and your business. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and drinks with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating overlooking the waterfall

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback.

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Attentive and friendly waitress.

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for your review.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lavender creme brulee is outstanding! And the view is like a dream for outside seating. Service was quick and kind. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here and will be back!

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hi KaitlynH! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are thankful for you business and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to serving you again.

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V
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice little French Bistro on the River. Limited menu but the food is well prepared. A bit pricey but the location is wonderful.

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for your review bobbyV. We loved that you dined with us and enjoyed it. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback.

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K
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All I can write is Outstanding! I am still loss for words. What an experience. The lamp shank was perfect and the trout was suplime. The waiter was attentive and charming. No doubt when we come back to visit Greenville SC, our first stop will be Passerelle Bistro.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for your review. We cannot express how happy we are that you enjoyed your meal with us. We strive to make sure our guests have a great experience and it is lovely to hear your feedback. We look forward to your return.

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SO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passerelle never fails in food quality and service. The red wine sangria was excellent and the mussels in white wine sauce never disappointment.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for your review SouthernOne72. We appreciate your time and business. We hope to see you again soon for some sangria and mussels.

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V
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. They accommodated us on the patio with our two dogs. Brought water bowl for them. Excellent food. Overall a great experience and would definitely eat there again. Convenient to the park and great for people watching as well. The patio was a popular spot cause the inside was minimally busy. The patio was definitely the hot spot.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2019

Hi Vandygirl! Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to you joining us again very soon. On your next visit be sure to ask what dog treat we have available. Thanks again!

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Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Ordered the traditional egg breakfast w eggs to be poached. Unfortunately they were served cold, almost chilled in fact. Returning them took quite a good bit of time, and the replacements? Cold again. Aside from that the food was great, croissants, bacon and delicious sausage helped make up for me getting cold eggs.

Passerelle Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2019

Hi Localyocal. We are so happy that you dined with us and took the time to write a review. I do apologize for the temperature on your eggs. We have spoken with the kitchen staff on the importance of sending out hot food to every patron. We hope that you return soon to give us another chance. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again. Chef Jen.

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