The Corner Bistro

4.4
345 Reviews
$30 and under
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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GMAJO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Prices have increased considerably. Pasta entrees are very overpriced, as are desserts.

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Kurt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It's been a couple of months since I was at the restaurant and I noticed the staff is green, prices are noticeably higher, and the menu is a little different. I always enjoyed the vegetable risotto with shrimp, but now it's with scallops. I'd rather have the shrimp. This used to be my favorite restaurant, but it seems like others are running it now. Oh well, all good things must come to an end.
Too bad, I miss Sal on accordion too

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Renee
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Attended at 3pm with a party of 2. Was the only party in the restaurant. The server was very young and on her phone with 4 other employees in the dining room. The food is very expensive for what you get. The food was microwave was clearly microwaved. You could taste it and literally hear the microwave going off in the kitchen. The steak was extremely overdone despite being order medium-rare. Save your money and go somewhere else. The inside decor is very nice but the food and staff don’t match up.

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vipNDRA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner including the pasta carbonara, the pork loin, filet mignon and the pasta special. Service was outstanding and all employees are very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fantastic and have always been happy with our meals every time we’ve been there. Nice outdoor dining area. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive.

JP
vipJerryP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff. Quality food for a reasonable price

JM
JMKY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipNathalie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious. The service is fabulous and the outdoor seating was perfect! Excellent Butternut squash soup for app, I had stuffed shrimp with crabmeat and my husband had tilapia with crabmeat. We truly enjoyed our dinner and the entire dining experience!

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POPPYLOU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We recently moved to Randolph and this was our first time there. We went there purely by luck.
As a Frenchman who is into good food, the Corner Bistro in my opinion was outstanding.
My wife who is Cuban who also enjoys fine cuisine already has asked me as to when we would be going back.
Thank you Oscar and the staff for a lovely evening.

Chris and Janet Caussimon

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Mamajo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always food was great, sitting outdoors was a plus. We just felt being rushed. We barely finished the appetizers and the entrees were served. We visibly could see the servers eyeing the table waiting for us to leave.

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NICOLENAB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! I had been there before but the three guests that I brought along with me had never been. They were very impressed with the appearance of the dining area, the outside dining area and our waiters were very friendly and Extremely attentive. It was one of our guest birthdays, the waiter came out with a candle and sang happy birthday to her it was fabulous. I will certainly be coming back again.

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vipJuanF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great. I love the Tuna here.

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WandaI
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for our date nite dinners!!the vegetable Rosario with shrimp, the best.

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BethJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Corner bistro did not disappoint! Excellent service and delicious food!

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vipBRSfoodie
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner out with my husband and chose this place for outdoor dining. It didn’t have as many gluten free choices as I expected, but it was fine and we enjoyed a quiet night without our kids

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mrviz
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food and service as terrific, noise level as high due to completely crowded. The waiter Rayenaldo was terrific and service oriented. Will come back soon.

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Denvl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Lovely atmosphere. Delicious, large entreés. They now sell wine or BYOB. Lots of tables both indoors or outside.

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JohnnyB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very Friendly and Courteous Staff, the Food was Very Good and the Prices were Affordable….Highly Recommend , also note, it’s BYOB…

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vipldy1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was most delicious & service very gracious. Look forward to returning again, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite spot. Never had a bad meal. Highly recommend it.

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JennM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great! We will be back for sure.

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BarbaraA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed the meal. The staff was very attentive and the tables nicely separated. It was very cold out so we ate inside. The waiting staff all wore masks. We were vaccinated but it gave us a feeling of security that they wore masks since they served food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently provides great food and service. Our favorite restaurant in town.

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Raw9273
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed first dinner out with friends in a year. Wonderful food and service will go back.

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vipDianeP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very unusual tasting French Onion Soup. Tasted like a touch of tomato was in it, certainly not traditional at all. Stay away from the Duck Breast. Fatty, a lot of gristle and poor flavor. Sorry to say we didn’t enjoy our meal.

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Angel
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time here and it was a very nice experience. We dined outside in their patio area which was nicely setup. The food was good and the staff was friendly. Definitely will come back.

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HankB
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not much to say: The weather was perfect for outdoor dining, it was not crowded at 1:00, the service was excellent (no rush but he was there when we needed him), food was typical but quite good. We will definitely return.

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AnnetteL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend here to celebrate her birthday. She said I could not have made a better choice. Our luncheon selection was a cup of New England Clam Chowder which was served hot and full of clams. Next, we both chose the Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla. It came with a homemade shell filled with veggies and covered in Mozzarella which was fantastic. We finished it off with Cappuccino which was the perfect ending. We plan to return here for another wonderful afternoon.

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Fcbsmom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt very safe eating outdoors. There were propane heaters which made it comfortable and the waitstaff keep a comfortable distance when taking your order. The reason for the 4 star review on the food is because the menu stated my salad was to come with a lemon vinegarette and instead it was a balsamic. Also my meal was to come with garlic mash potatoes but you couldn’t taste the garlic. Overall, it was an enjoyable dining experience.

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vipNJDiner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent and meals were mixed. The NY strip special was disappointing. Very thin and fatty steaks. Chicken paillard was very good. Duck was decent. Appetizers were very good.

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JohnD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good rack of lamb special. friendly service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Nice desert presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great restaurant. first time there & booked a private party by the end of our meal.

thanks OSCAR!!!

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Delsea
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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vipldy1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit in a while, due to the pandemic. As always, the food was delicious, and the service very attentive. Needless to say, we used to visit on Monday evenings to hear Rio Clemente play keyboard, live music is really currently out of the question. We look forward to having another delicious meal there in the near future-What an extensive menu for lunch. 5 Star thanks

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Brad
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corner bistro continues to be a local gem. Food, service and price are all excellent. This small family owned BYOB is consistently a great spot to go for dinner. Have been coming here for over five years and yet to be disappointed.

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GailM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I have been there several times with my Mother and the staff has been very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem. Food, service and atmosphere amazing and delicious.

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LGranit
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here ! Absolutely wonderful delicious food. The service was so fast. Usually at restaurants we wait forever for our food, but not here. There were so many specials on their menu to choose from. Beautiful atmosphere inside. Perfect for a date night, special occasion or event. We can’t wait to go back to try something else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. Our server was so friendly and courteous. First time there but will be back again soon.

FAQs

The Corner Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 251-7274.

The Corner Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 345 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.