The Corner Bistro

4.6
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223 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Continental cuisine (with a little love for Latin) has come to College Plaza, Randolph. The Vargas family (brothers Harold and Oscar and cousin Willy) combine decades of restaurant expertise to present the freshest, healthiest, highest quality selections available. Fine diners in Randolph and beyond appreciate the Vargas family'sfocus on the food. Warm woods, intimate booths and interesting decor create a welcoming, serene ambiance. A ceramic-tiled waterfall adds soothing sounds and an outdoor patio offers an alternative atmosphere for guests. Diners are welcome to bring their own wine; kept chilled by the table or for reds, within reach of the wait staff. The menu includes an array of perfectly grilled steaks, fresh seafood, Italian-inspired pastas, interesting appetizers, soups, salads and warm homemade bread. Gluten free, whole wheat and whole grain pastas are available. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, The Corner Bistro is ready to serve and delight.
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CindyC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant service and food outstanding!

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BarbaraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service. It was outside dining. Tables were serrated and all covid protocol was followed. No problem with the weather as they have covered dining. If you are searching for a wonderful restaurant in these very difficult times, please consider Corner Bistro. You won't be disappointed.

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honeydoc624
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside, it was my birthday and first time out since the lockdown started. My grandchildren were concerned about being anywhere near a restaurant. The outside setting was perfect, and so was the weather (which of course, they did not control). The food was excellent, service exceptional and they put together a great experience. The granddaughters even ate and seemed to enjoy their food. Very well done, thank you Corner Bistro.

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Very good food. Exceptional service by Oscar and his team. Definitely will be back!

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vipTrishaC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very welcoming! We love going there.

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LindaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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HighExpectations
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for lunch! Quiet, and appropriately distanced. Great service! Everyone was thankful to be back!

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Jeff
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did excellent job especially since first days of being open for outdoor dining.

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Brad
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Corner Bistro is a small, well run BYOB restaurant with excellent food and service. The specials are always interesting with good variety. The wait staff is knowledgeable and personable. The food is very good and the the value is exceptional. This has become our "go to" local place. With as many excellent BYOB choices in the Randolph area this rises to the top.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speechless! All I have to say is “OUTSTANDING “ Delicious food, amazing accordionist, great server, Sabasian and beautiful atmosphere!

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vipJudiLee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Felt the fried calamari was dry and small portion for the price - would not order it again
Having a reservation for 5+ days was brought to a table right by the door on a cold evening - had to ask for a change to the location - which was honored.

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LoriZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal and experience! Go if given the chance, you will not be disappointed!

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ACRestaurantWeekJunkie
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizer order was screwed up, Ossobuco was overcooked and dry.

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DB15
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

High quality ingredients, and well prepared. Continental service. I almost forgot I was in a strip mall. Good value. I’d go again, and will.

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MaryamK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place. Personally, I feel like the prices for the food could have been less. I just feel that other resturatunts with similar pricing in the area are a much higher quality, and next time will be dining there. They just need more "signature" dishes that make them unique as a restaurant, and can give them the value that the dish deserves, if it is going to cost that much.

However, one thing that is untouchable - is there very attentive service! No matter how busy it was, we were always watched after and taken care of quickly!

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vipMary
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Made reservations two weeks ago for Valentine's Day. Got there, so many people waiting to check in, all with 7:30 reservations like mine. No one at the desk. No tables available. Waited for a very long time, then decided to leave. Will not be returning. That was completely unacceptable.

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vipCsef
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were both very good. It was Valentine’s Day so it was very busy. I’ve gone here several times and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipConvenient
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great lunch salads and an excellent salmon bisque. Our first visit will not be our last.

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food great service!

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JamesH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Yes I would recommend the Corner Bistro to a friend. In fact we are coming back with different friends on 2/8/20. The food was wonderful, not overly expensive and we were not rushed out of our seats. It was a pleasant dining experience.

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ElliotW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices. Basic menu may be a bit limited but there were numerous interesting specials. Good location with easy parking. Attractive facility, especially for a venue that also serves as a breakfast restaurant. This is a nice addition to the area.

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vipAJLAT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice friendly and attentive staff. We have found every dish we have tried in our several visits to be well presented and tasty.

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vipLucille
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Service was excellent. Loved the accordion player. Will definitely return.

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Brad
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away in literally the corner of a strip mall off busy Route 10 this nicely appointed bistro is a great dining experience. It is a BYOB so the price of dinner is very reasonable and a good value for what you receive. The staff is attentive without overbearing and hovering. The menu is not large so they can focus on what they do well. The menu specials are all excellent and we are never disappointed. The portions are manageable and good size without having enormous platters or leaving you feeling hungry. this is within 5 minutes of our house so extremely accessible. Have been coming here for going on five years and have yet to have a poor experience. When the weather turns warmer there is an outside eating area that now has an overhead portico. while close to Route 10 due to the landscaping you can hardly detect the road noise. Well worth your effort to try this locally owned option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went for a Nye dinner. The food was delicious and the service was very good. It's a BYOB which is a bonus. You must try this restaurant. Very good selection of menu items to choose from.

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vipMarcB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently good. Portion are generous and the price is moderate. The waitstaff are friendly and attentive. The Corner Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipCsef
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Christmas Eve dinner with my family. Corner Bistro is a BYOB with a nice ambiance. Our server, who was the owner’s son, was very nice and all of us enjoyed our meals. I would come again.

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BonnieB
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the great food and very friendly and attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food service

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SueS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friends and myself booked a table at The Corner Bistro. Due to an accident on the highway, we were 30 minutes late but had called to explain our situation. The staff held our table for us. Shortly after seating us, our waiter came to tell us that a very large party (80+) would be in the main dining room, so perhaps we would like to move to a table as far from them as possible. The staff moved everything to a very cozy little table in the corner. We could still hear the party but we were able to comfortably carry on a conversation. The staff went out of their way to serve our food in a timely manner. The food was excellent. We will return to The Corner Bistro.

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AnnaJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The Almondine sole was delicious. Service was very good. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was too dark inside to see the menus or the food. Service seemed slow and we got our food first,then the drinks. The food itself...well,we’ve had better. Not our cup of tea.

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vipAJLAT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was delicious and service was great

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GiorgioL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Can’t say enough good things about The Corner Bistro. Great ambiance, great service, amazing food. The steamed clams and calamari were some of the best we’ve ever had, and our entrees were even better. I had the coconut crushed salmon and my wife had the rigatoni pasta with shrimp. We look forward to this being a family staple for years to come!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Most meals were very good. My veal milanse very overcooked. Butternut squash soup too milky and sweet

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff at this restaurant is amazing. Their aim to please is evident in their willingness to accommodate their customers. Any changes to the meal are made without hesitation. My friend loved the ahi tuna and my pecan crusted halibut was exceptional. The portions were large. We dined during the week and were surprised to find a combo to entertain. The music was not at all intrusive and the evening was simply delightful. Go. You will enjoy your experience at this neighborhood gem.

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vipTrishaC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff n very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Medium rate steak served raw in middle. Medium steak served very well done. Raw steak sent back was corrected and good. Disappointed the kitchen sent steak raw as it was sliced and kitchen/wait staff could clearly see not cooked or edible.

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LBKsnowbird2
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is reliably good as is the service. Dinners are fairly priced.

FAQs

The Corner Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Corner Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 251-7274.

The Corner Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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