Blue Jay Bistro

4.9
211 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Blue Jay Bistro, opening this Fall on Main Street in downtown Littleton, North Carolina, is a realization of our vision: To return to Ed’s beloved hometown (where he played football and basketball for the Littleton Blue Jays, his high school alma mater) and create a unique culinary experience unlike any other; for Blue Jay Bistro to serve as a symbol for an exceptional dining experience for local and surrounding communities. We want residents and visitors alike to experience Contemporary American dining at its best. A combination of traditional and creative dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. Providing uncompromising quality and professional attentive service. — Ed & Deb Fitts, Owners

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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NCFoodie
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First (and only) high-end dining in the Littleton area, and it does not disappoint! Rave reviews for the "meat and potatoes" and shrimp bisque appetizers and short rib entree. Catfish could have benefited from some seasoning and added crispness but the fish itself was perfectly cooked and the accompimemts were delicious. We will definitely be back...... and soon!! The manager is very attentive and the wine list is excellent.

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ycooks4u
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious. We are never disappointed. This is our 4th time an we are so very lucky to have such a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome place, awesome service and the owners were great. The staff and owners were very attentive, and the food was good.

NB
vipNBN1
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about this place - everyone and everything was excellent. So unexpected in this very unsophisticated area - and I say that having grown up not far from here. We had a great time and I would recommend it to anyone. This area has long needed a fine dining restaurant and I’m happy to say the spot has been filled. Thank you to everyone who was in on the planning and the execution. Well done.

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RoyB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far the best place in the Roanoke Valley to dine and I have lived in the area for nearly 30 years. Hailey the mixologist/server was knowledgeable and very helpful with cocktail and entre menus. I highly recommend Blue Jay Bistro to anyone and cant wait for oir next visit.

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vipCammyH
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious dinner and dining experience!

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Janet
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with the food, service, and attention to detail! We felt welcomed and were seated promptly, even though we were a bit early. I can’t wait to go back there again!

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jennifers
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again...NOT disappointed! Had the Butternut Squash Enchiladas this time around...outstanding!

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Alfie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond reproach. I would eat there weekly.

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EddieP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary experience. From the time we walked in until we left, the staff was amazing and the service was outstanding. The food was delicious and the presentation was astounding. Hard to believe we were still in Littleton! Looking forward to our next visit!

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Mary
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed the broccoli appetizer. The smoked shrimp bisque was delicious. My husband said that the chicken was perfectly cooked, and I would recommend the vegetarian entree.

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JohnH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all the way around. Friendly professional staff and great food. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant has great potential! The overall feel for the layout and decor is very nice. The wait staff is attentive and professional. I am excited to see this type of redevelopment in this area and hope it continues. The menu selection is small, but that can be a positive if the focus is on quality and not quantity of offerings. With that however, the portion sizes were quite large for many of the courses, and I unfortunately didn’t care for the entree I chose. One of the things I appreciate about fine dining experiences is the ability for chefs to find flavor combinations that enhance or brighten a dish while also respecting the simplicity of the ingredients. This is often overlooked but very important. Sauces should be used to enhance and not hide the main feature of the course. Everything on my plate was super heavy and rich, flavors competed with each other, and the richness of the combination was too much for my tastes and my delicate stomach. I unfortunately couldn’t finish more than a couple of bites and opted out of dessert (which I rarely do). Although I didn’t enjoy it as I had hoped, I do hope this restaurant continues to grow as I think it has the potential to be great and is a wonderful addition to the community.

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Rhonda
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice that our area has this upper scale restaurant as an option. It is what Charlotte and Raleigh expect and now we can enjoy. The staff was excellent and the atmosphere is awesome. We enjoyed the outside firepit after we ate. The outside area is the icing on the cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Littleton. Food and service was outstanding! We will be back.

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vipSherriB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful new restaurant in Littleton - great ambiance and the food is delicious!

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JenniferF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I cannot say enough about the food at Blue Jay Bistro. It is incredibly well thought out. It's very clear that the chef scrutinized every aspect of each dish and made sure the kitchen staff executed the details. There is definitely work to be done in the service department. Our server was sweet, but was not very attentive. We had to ask for every refill on cocktails, and were left waiting for the check after dessert. The food runners however, were a little too attentive. Overall, a good experience.

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MarvinG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with our first visit. The Decor is classy, the Ambiance is relaxing, service is outstanding, and the food quality and unique dish choice is unheard of in this rural area. Finally fine dining came to Lake Gaston!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to dine here for my birthday and this place definitely didn’t disappoint us. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely be returning!

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vipCammyH
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Blue Jay Bistro and everything about our experience there was excellent! The decor, ambiance, servers, service, drinks, food and wine were EXCELLENT. There were no disappointments and we will become a "regular" there!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always🙂

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Amazing service. Great experience!

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SherryW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with 2 friends. We had the "Shareable" appetizer which was big enough for 4. It had several types of meats, little biscuits, crackers, honey, mustard and applebutter to top them. We each had a salad. 2 of us had the "Beet Salad". It was fabulous! Fresh roasted beets from a local farm, pecans and other goodies mixed with a special dressing. 1 of us had "The Salad and said it was great! It had fresh kale and cheese and pumpkin seeds and a special dressing. We wanted an entree, but if we ate that we would have had to skip dessert and that was not happening! We decided to share the Campfire Samoa and Oh My!! It was delightful, the smoked vanilla home made ice cream was fantastic! Tyler was our waiter and he did a great job! The fire pit out back looked like a nice place to sit with your guest and have a glass of wine before your meal. I will go back and try the roasted chicken entree next. My only negative is that they are not open for lunch. I hope they will highly consider that. That beet salad would be calling me for lunch often. The pricing is equal to any other upscale restaurant that I have been to. We did not have alcoholic drinks, we split the bill 3 ways equalling about $25 each before tip. Overall, this is a wonderful addition to our little town and we hope they continue to be successful and grow in the community.👍⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
pecans, greens and

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to all for making our dinner so enjoyable as always. The food is outstanding but we truly come for the service as everyone who works there is a pleasure to be around. From the moment we walk in the door to the second we leave, we feel welcomed and service like that Is so hard to come by these days. Everyone from the hostess to our waiter and the coordinators provide a one of a kind experience. Highly recommended to all.

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Maria
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dining experience at Blue Jay Bistro. Food, craft cocktails and service were outstanding. Love having this higher end dining experience in the area. Overall a great birthday dinner. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! Yayy! Thanks Blue Jays

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SueC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

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osj2
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceeded expectations. Food was excellent and presentation was as well. Overall great place.

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CathyF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food preparation and presentation. Really enjoyed trying some new dishes. Will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Perfect seating, delicious food and lots of fun. Brook and others served us well. We not only enjoyed them but they met our every need. Can’t wait to replicate the experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicholas provides such a welcoming experience and the food and service are outstanding!! The outdoor fire pit is so wonderful, as well. Attention to EVERY aspect of the dining experience has been executed perfectly!!

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StephanieR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Blue Jay Bistro each time we come! Outstanding food, atmosphere and service! We had an early reservation and plenty of seats still when we left but would love to have a little space between tables when possible both for conversations as well as wellness these days.

Thank you for a wonderful dinner as we brought friends too and they also very much enjoyed!

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KWBCO
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful epicurean adventure!
The Carolina Catfish was perfectly cooked and delicious! The Campfire S’mores dessert was exotic and heavenly! The service was attentive without being intrusive! The restaurant atmosphere alone is well worth a visit! It’s the perfect mixture of charm and polish! The Cava by the fire pit was next level! Kudos to the Chefs, Servers, and the Design team for giving us a most memorable birthday celebration! We can’t wait to go back! #bluejaysbistroworld

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MyronG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place to eat. The food was amazing. The staff was amazing also. We ate there for anniversary. Everyone in the staff came by the table and wished us happy anniversary. They also put a handwritten card on our table when we sat down to eat It was an anniversary card. They did an awesome job Design and decorating the bistro. The food was amazing. We will definitely be going back.

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vipJames
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat by the fire pit until our table was ready, a nice spot to enjoy a glass of wine. Our starter was the battered broccoli with a cheese sauce, very tasty. Meal choices were the Catfish with a peanut brittle sauce and the chicken with rice . Both dishes were cooked perfectly and the sauces had were a great compliment to each dish. Carrot cake with smoked ice cream beat out the “something apple” dessert hands down! Beautiful bar area, main dining space well appointed and comfortable. Very friendly wait staff. First time here and overall fantastic evening.

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Mary
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, with an elegant atmosphere for both indoor and outdoor dining. The appetizers, small plates, and entrees were very good. The oysters, kale salad, and smoked shrimp bisque were excellent. Our servers were attentive and helpful. The restaurant offers a nicely curated wine selection at reasonable prices. The desserts were average. A good bread would be a nice addition.

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HunterW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a beautiful dining experience in every regard. Every dish is amazingly delicious. We are so fortunately lucky to have such a restaurant in our town!

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NeilR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many flavors ,, and outstanding prep and presentation, totally enjoy God food fine wine ... a great birthday celebration.. great evening

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with college friends from Florida, South Carolina, and Greensboro. Everyone LOVED their food and enjoyed the experience.

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Bett
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent wait staff and atmosphere. After living abroad we find most restaurants here to be too noisy but The Blue Jay was perfect for quiet conversations between diners. Food was presented well with lots of flavor in every mouthful. The chef came out to make sure everything met our expectations. We could tell he cared about our opinions and has a passion for his work.We will be back with out of town guests in the future.

FAQs

Blue Jay Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

Blue Jay Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/blue-jay-bistro/giftcards.

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.