Bistronomy by Nico Downtown

4.8
184 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 184 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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Seahorse
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good cassoulet. Enjoyed the night. Good service

RS
RobynS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot awesome food and top notch servers.

DG
DonnaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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!

CG
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.

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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

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vipshoepershopper
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the curry crab soup and farm salad appetizers to the gruyere burger with fois gras and the scallops with coconut rice. I wish we had saved room for dessert, but we'll have to save room the next time we go back. Also, the Aviation cocktail was fantastic. First time I had one, but it won't be my last.

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vipDRLL
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Excellent!!

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TylerKnode
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!! But I think Nico's is still my personal favorite :)

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JasonL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an amazing dining experience! Eclectic menu with something for everyone. Delicious appetizers and drink specialties. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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vipKristinaC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! The food is great but the Som,Andres makes it a special dining experience !!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation for Valentine’s weekend and the wife and I were not let down. Every plate was delicious and well balanced. Our waiter (I believe his name was Brandon) was friendly, attentive, and added to the experience. If we lived closer to Charleston this restaurant would be one of our regulars.

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KirkF
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipDebdeb
Charleston
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and lobster was amazing! As were the banana gelato profiteroles!! Can’t wait to g

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Dave75
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Jeff was excellent. Great experience!

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Janet
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good quality food and safe environment

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Tiff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistronomy is a beautiful restaurant with the best food by Nico! We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!

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vipbuzz
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from a chilly Charleston evening & were immediately greeted by the most delicious aromas from the kitchen, the spirit of happy diners filled the atmosphere & Nico welcomed us like we were family. Dinner was beyond delicious,creatively prepared with freshest ingredients & an endless variety of tasty mushrooms. Best Cassoulet I ever had. Pleasing wine selection, hope it expands in future. Wait staff friendly & attentive. This was our first “official” meal, as we moved to Charleston that day. And we decided due to our very positive experience that Bistronomy will become one of our favorite neighborhood dining establishments!! Viva Nico.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot with high degree of personal service and awesome atmosphere. We had a drink at the bar and also enjoyed the intimate and cozy patio that was nice and warm on a chilly night. Can’t wait to go again

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JArmstrong
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistronomy is a wonderful spot! Excellent staff, and the food is spectacular! We sat at the bar on 2 occasions and Hanna took care of us. She’s awesome and a super hard worker with a fantastic attitude!! We already have our next reservations scheduled!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience! Great date night place

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sharonv
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my adult daughters for an outdoor socially distanced dinner. The food was great, as was our server. Will 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 184 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.