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Curry Seared Tuna Napoleon  - Bistro 217, Pawleys Island, SC

Bistro 217

4.9
4.9
826 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Bistro 217 offers an eclectic menu that features seafood, steak, pasta and other delicious dishes. Owners Anne Hardee and Adam Kirby who was elected Chef Ambassador of South Carolina have created a culinary haven. Guests can gather indoors or in the newly renovated courtyard where you may enjoy libations and savory cuisine. You can begin your dining experience at Bistro 217 with an appetizer of Asian ribs or petite crab cakes with a lemon aioli. A main course of Herb-encrusted Grouper with a caper brown butter or Grilled Filet Mignon with seared shrimp will please the palate. The lunch menu offers sandwiches and burgers, as well as tasty fish tacos. Don't forget the incredible array of in-house made desserts and icecreams, you won't want to skip! Bistro 217 has reviews in publications like Southern Living and Grand Strand Magazine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 235-8217
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Adam Kirby/Chef Owner
  • Catering
    Currently we are not offering outside catering
  • Private party facilities
    No private event space available
  • Neighborhood
    Pawleys Island
  • Cross street
    Located on Hwy 17 (Ocean Hwy) South <br />Cross Street is Professional lane
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 826 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    American

826 Reviews
  1. Laura

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and a nice atmosphere. Will definitely come back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Definitely will be back

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  3. JanetM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Should be on your to do list.

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  4. UncleD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable and quiet environment. Menu offers a large selection of meat, chicken, fish, seafood, pasta and vegetables. I have had numerous meals here and was not disappointed in any of them. Bar drinks and wine are significant pours. Servers are attentive allowing sufficient time between courses.

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  5. JosephS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding and food was delicious.

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  6. ChrissyR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro 217 remains my favorite restaurant. The menu has something for everyone and the daily specials are always a great complement.

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  7. RandallS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all very good. However, the fried whole red snapper was a little over cooked. Too long in the fryer by a minute or two.

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  8. JoyE

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous as always. Eat here every time I am in MB area.

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  9. LeaC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helen was our server. Did an excellent job. 4 people at the table. Food came out quickly, and we all commented about how easy it was to have a conversation across the table, without having to yell- despite how packed the restaurant was. Great food, not loud, good value. One of our favorite spots at the beach.

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  10. Bruce

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fresh local surf and turf! Definitely one of our favorites.

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  11. Tracym

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to visit Bistro 217. It exceeded our expectations. Our waitress was excellent. only gave 4 stars for service because we had to ask for napkins, silverware and bread plates...but really was not a big deal. I thought the food was exceptional and an exceptional value considering today's pricing. WE WILL BE BACK!!

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  12. WendyE

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro 217 is our go to place. We love the burgers, ice cream, calamari, and most everything else. The staff is friendly and attentive. Bravo!!!!

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  13. LauraJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating to food allergies and sensitivities. Delicious!

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  14. ElaineS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Pawleys, especially for lunch on the all-season covered courtyard. Hard to resist ordering a glass of wine at noon because the courtyard mood, while casual (you can wear your workout gear), always feels a bit celebratory. We have so many favorites but top menu contenders are the Crunchy Thai Shrimp Salad (my fave), the Triggerfish Salad (my daughter's fave), the Gyro (everyone's fave), the Fish Tacos (ditto). And you must order the fried okra and save room for homemade ice cream. Make an afternoon of it and hit the shops of Downtown Pawleys, all strolling distance from Bistro.

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  15. GraceK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Pawleys Island! Food and service were great. Delicious fresh fish, scallops and schnitzel! Homemade ice cream for dessert! Highly recommend!

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  16. MarC

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Lisa, our server, was very attentive.

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  17. JaneS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great, as usual. Outside patio was pleasant

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  18. Sharonr

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro 217 is at the top of my list of Best Restaurants in Pawleys Island. Made reservations for a Thursday afternoon for lunch on the porch with a friend. Gracious hostess and waiters made us feel welcomed. We each had BLT sandwich which came with soup and a side salad. Very happy with quality and price. Restaurant was very busy, reservations highly recommended.

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  19. PIPK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must for those looking for exceptional, fresh and consistently prepared quinine, outstanding service and ownership that is engaging and visible. Never disappointing.

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  20. forkfriendly

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavor combinations are fresh, creative and delicious! My husband loves the pork schnitzel. Service is friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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  21. SusanO

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and atmosphere. Always enjoy eating there.

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  22. JohnC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Bistro for years and have always had great experiences. Last night I ordered the special, Wahoo with Risotto. It was the best meal I have ever eaten out at any restaurant. I would go back anytime that was on the menu.

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  23. KenL

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals were fantastic. This was our 2nd visit and both times we really enjoyed ourselves. Great food & service. Get reservations…they are busy even in the off-season!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening! Busy night. A little hectic checking in. Went to the bar only to get our table just as we ordered. Would have rather skipped the bar. Hostess young blonde, not the most friendly.

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  25. LaurieR

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ashley provided excellent service and the food was outstanding.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best meals I’ve had. The filet mignon and accompanying sauce & mix of flavors was excellent! Bravo!

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  27. EileenMc

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit the Myrtle Beach area at least 2 to 3 times a year. I always make a reservation at Bistro 217 when we are there. It is by far one of my all time favorites. The food is exceptional as well as the service and atmosphere.

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  28. GourmetNurse

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bistro 217! Always great food and atmosphere! The service is great too!! My favorite entree is the local flounder! Not to mention the great ending to the meal! You must have dessert! Their homemade ice cream is to die for!! So many flavors to choice from also. Bistro 217 is great for lunch or dinner with outdoor and indoor dining!

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  29. Remy

    Greensboro

    121 reviews

    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good with an emphasis on seafood. My grouper as well as our service was outstanding. We look forward to returning in the future.

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  30. DavidO

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere were fantastic. Highly recommend!

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  31. Bubba

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bistro 217 in Pawley's Island is our "go-to" place for special meals. Always a great time with excellent food and service.

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  32. Maggie

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant for sure! Loved the food and service. If you are in Pawley’s Island or in the Myrtle Beach area you must try it!

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  33. DanM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a Restaurant experience Bistro 217 is the Best! Went for an early 5:15 dinner. Restaurant was quiet We took our time enjoyed drinks appetizers entrees and brought home the most delicious dessert. Bistro 217 is consistently our favorite ❤️

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  34. MarC

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prefer their lunch menu over their dinner menu. Great service and food!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hubby treated me & sis to a Valentines Lunch :Gyro, Tuna Melt & Oyster Salad.. everything was fresh, tasty & prepared perfectly. Delicious Homemade Ice Cream was so good & plentiful for all three of us to share. We live in MB but Bistro 217 is our all time fav😊😊sure would love if Bistro 217 was in our area..a ten star for sure.

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  36. RichardS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and service is the best. I will be back there again next week. It’s a go to place for us

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  37. Yarncacher

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, super friendly waitress. great service and perfect salad on a busy Valentines lunch day.

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  38. SandyG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was great! We had an early lunch so it was restful and quiet. The tables were all full by the time we left.

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  39. Madisonw

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, crowded at bar while waiting for our table and took awhile to get a cocktail. My wife sent her grouper entree back as it was not a good piece of fish and seemed overcooked. Manager was very apologetic, sincere, and price was removed from our check. We were even offered a complimentary dessert. It was still a very nice dinner.

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  40. BethG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro never disappoints! The food is delicious and the ambiance was fine.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Bistro 217 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 235-8217.

Bistro 217 is rated 4.9 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro 217

10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on Hwy 17 (Ocean Hwy) South <br />Cross Street is Professional lane
  • Neighborhood
    Pawleys Island
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Adam Kirby/Chef Owner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 235-8217
  • Catering
    Currently we are not offering outside catering
  • Private party facilities
    No private event space available
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