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The Bistro at Topsail

4.6
1005 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Waterfront
Award Winning Farm to Plate restaurant on Topsail Island.
Winner James Beard Foundation BBP 2017
Open Table Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America
Finalist North Carolina Best Chef 2017
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 2016
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 2016
One of the Best Bourbon Bars in America 2016


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Sorry but due to the limited size of our dining room we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 10 people
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(910) 328-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner Bud Taylor
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Surf City Swing Bridge
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Parking details
Parking lots in front of restaurant
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Special events & promotions
We will gladly book your special event on location.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1005 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEliz (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was, as always, fresh, delicious and creative. Our young waitress was enthusiastic and provided very good service. My two suggestions would be to have a friendlier hostess , who genuinely wanted to make you feel welcomed and please get rid of your unbelievably uncomfortable metal dining chairs.

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LoisS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Bistro is the best kept secret on Topsail Island. Can't wait for our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always delicious food and a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and food. Such a great place to dine and just visit. Wonderful atmosphere. Lovely view through the windows looking onto the water. I can easily see why it is recognized for awards. We will continue to patronize.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This is one of many times I have eaten here and the Bistro never disappoints. The staff is always polite and accommodating and the food is amazing. The views during the summer time are to die for. The experience is always consistent as I have eat there for over 5 Years!

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JJ53 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Steak was over priced and under cooked otherwise the dinner was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The Bistro is a 5 star restaurant in pretension. If you have a problem with your meal the manager "might" come to your table 15 minutes after the server asked if "everything" is okay. Probably, not. Don't by any means ask for ANY changes to the offerings on the menu. The staff will inform you that the chef will not comply with a request because the change will destroy the "composition" of the meal. And that information will come 10 minutes after you placed the order, so if you are dining with others, you could all eat at a different time. Bottom line- save your time and money. Go 100 yards or less toward the mainland and go to Sears Landing. It is more fun, the food is better and the staff and management actually wants the diner to enjoy themselves.

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Sparrow (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great drink and menu selection. The service and staff was very professional and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Early Christmas dinner with family.

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