Bistronomy by Nico Downtown

4.8
202 Reviews
$30 and under
French
New door, new venture, new dishes, same Chef Nico.
Look for dishes like duck confit steamed buns, tuna tartare, escargot dumplings, and steak du boucher on Bistronomy’s menu, which Romo developed as an homage to the food he’s cooked since arriving in Charleston in 2007.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 202 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and they gave us lots of attention and helped us celebrate a special anniversary. Owners friendly. Food, service and environment very good. Will return and recommend.

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KatherineS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, and I, stopped in for lunch today and had an exceptional experience from start to finish. Jackson took great care of us and his attention to detail was fantastic. We shared 4 different items on the menu and couldn't choose a favorite because we loved everything. We'll definitely be back again soon!

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PamelaT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Because of the pandemic we ate outside. It was comfortable and had a makeshift ambiance. Food and device and value were excellent. Next time I’m eating inside...which is stunning!!

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vipBill
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Charleston thus far. Liked the space as well .Tries several rated better and was disappointed

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vipLocaleater
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baguette is perfection. We could have continued eating multiple loaves for a meal! Yeah, yeah carbs, we know. But this one is worth it! We were not as pleased with the calamari appetizer. It was very small and not to our liking, but it may be for someone else. I had the scallops for dinner and my husband had the bouillabaisse. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the accompanying roasted vegetables were caramelized and delicious. My husband said that the bouillabaisse (white-sauced, not red) was also good. The dessert was beyond good. We had the chocolate mousse with a chocolate shell on top and it was a chocolate lovers dream! One of the best dinners that we have had for a while. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful birthday dinner for my husband. The food and wine were delicious and the service was outstanding. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great small plates, very flavorful menu. A little on the pricey side for the portion size.

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vipGreat
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the restaurant was beautiful and everyone who worked in the place was so energetic. I am looking forward to a return visit when we are back in Charleston.

GW
vipGriffinW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

EL
vipEricL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sausage stuffed quail over braised Artichokes. Sublime. one of the best dishes in Charleston. Nice Bottle of burgundy.

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OrMaman
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, would highly recommend. great location, very good service and better food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bistronomy is a great addition to Charleston’s food scene. Apps, main course, dessert and drinks are all thoughtfully crafted and delicious. I was very impressed with the starters, the escargot dumplings, calamari escabeche goat cheese spring rolls! so unique! Wine list is well curated also has a great happy hour!

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AustinR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday dinner! The scallops were mind-blowing. Thank you everyone!

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vipPamela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, ambiance and every single item

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read my Yelp review. This restaurant can compete with the top French restaurants in chicago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed creative, extraordinary dinning experience. The atmosphere was live and inviting. The service was outstanding. 5 stars .. we can’t wait to go back.

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Seahorse
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We have been to Nico's in Mt. Pleasant a number of times and the food, service and ambiance is.excellent. although the food and service was superb the.location with finding a parking space and noise level is not acceptable. We expected better.

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JArmstrong
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another amazing meal and fantastic time! Justin was an excellent server that took exceptional care of us. The meal was off the chart good! Customer service excellence to say the least! We’ll be back soon!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good cassoulet. Enjoyed the night. Good service

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RobynS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot awesome food and top notch servers.

DG
DonnaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my daughter's bday. Food was awesome, great service and ambience.
We will definitely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the 2nd time we have dined here and the 2nd time we have loved our experience...Justin was our waiter and couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and helpful while we celebrated a family birthday.

My only recommendation would be candles on the table and some banquette for the table(it’s French, after all). However the banquette on the menu...highly reco as well. Thank you Bistronomy!

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SaraA
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...great service.

CJ
ChadwickJohnson
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Love the wine selection!!

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NicoleD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside patio setting, warm and cozy, even on a chilly February night. Food was delicious, and service was top notch. We even received a quick wine lesson, and learned something new about how to select French wines! Perfect night off for a couple of moms looking to relax. Thank you!

CY
ChristianY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go to another downtown restaurant just for their crème brûlée...but Bistronomy is the top winner in my book! Because we were celebrating a birthday, had to order the chocolate mousse as well. I actually put the two on my spoon together and ooh la la! The braised lamb shank is absolutely terrific, very tender! Highly recommend Bistronomy! Service was perfect...we were well taken care of and even met Chef Nico on the way out. Will definitely return to try the octopus and already made a reservation at Nico’s in Mt. P for another bday celebration!! :)

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ChuckM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing will be back so many more things on the menu to try had a lamb shank special over lo mein and the muscles for an appetizer.

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vipCoop
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!!!!!!!!

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Rishy33
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and food
we tried 4 or 5 small plates all were outstanding
especially the pate'

a little pricey but worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Lovely atmosphere

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Heaton
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but with all the options you have in Charleston this wouldnt even make my top 15 list.

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vipLaddS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sublime, service on point...the manager even brought an appetizer because he said "the kitchen is dragging a bit." We had a lovely French Pinot Noir suggested by the server...all in all a FANTASTIC experience!

We definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. INCREDIBLE! the food is phenomenal and the drinks were even better! Special shout-out to Justin, our waiter, he was attentive, engaging & knowledgeable! Will definitely be returning!

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CaitlinG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and amazing service. I would highly recommend Bistronomy to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The managers and owners are hands on and it shows! Everything is done well.

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AmieN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible top notch service. You can find a more perfect combination.

KL
KeithL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had dinner on Valentines Day. This was my first time at this restaurant.
Overall experience was very good. I would definitely recommend Bistronomy to friends and family.

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TimReb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. There was a small problem this time. The mussels were teeny, tiny...and some weren't opened. I have ordered mussels everywhere, here and overseas. I have never had these little tiny slivers.

The cassoulet was wonderful, the mousse was to die for. I liked the cocktail of the day which was sweet and sour.

Jeff was amazing.

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Diana
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! We can’t wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food , service , cleanliness
Great Covid protocol
Will definitely be back

FAQs

Bistronomy by Nico Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 410-6221.

Bistronomy by Nico Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.