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Blue Jay Bistro, Littleton, NC

Blue Jay Bistro

4.9
4.9
563 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 586-2399

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ashleigh Fleming, CEC

  • Private party facilities

    Private event space will be available in the upcoming months. Please call for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Parking details

    Parking for Blue Jay Bistro is available behind the restaurant, as well as along E South Main Street, on a first come first serve basis. Public parking is also provided within the parking lot across Main Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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  1. AC

    ACTACT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance excellent. Will add to our list of restaurants to visit often.
  2. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience! From the beautiful atmosphere, experienced staff, friendly managers, to the incredible food. Thank you for being in the community.
  3. c

    cwcanady

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to eat at Blue Jay. Hams and Jams is probably the best appetizer ever!
  4. WD

    WarrenD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on! Our party had a variety and everyone enjoyed everything about the experience but…our strip steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. Thank you! Bella was our waitress again and she is awesome! Ziv (like sleeve with no “l”or Steve with no “t” LOL) made our evening complete. Thanks so much for the enjoyable evening!
  5. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third visit and planning for a 4th. Just a wonderful dining experience.
  6. SC

    SueC

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our friend from Cincinnati, who is visiting with us, to share our favorite place to eat. We were not disappointed! Everything was excellent, as always.
  7. YC

    YCooks

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like eating in the bar area because of the activity. The main room is much quieter. Food never disappoints, in looks, flavor or inventiveness.
  8. SB

    StephenB

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We have wanted to stop in for a while and with our friends from out of state visiting - we went for it. Hats off to the chef and what she has done with a unique mix of ingredients and combinations. We enjoyed our meal overall with only one glitch. Our friend is a restaurant owner and his steak was not warm - cooked to early and then kept “warm” for too long. I was disappointed in that of all of us - our “expert” had the worst meal. My meal was not hot by any means - so my recommendation to the chef and others is to work on your timing. Service was excellent - very attentive but not over bearing. Sure hope this place succeeds. Littleton needs you.
  9. JM

    JMKV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit here and we celebrated a special 89th birthday in our group! Patio dining was relaxing, music was pleasant, and food & service was great! Chicken fried oysters were delicious! Perfect evening for our celebration! Salmon, steak, & scallops were all cooked to our liking.
  10. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely adore this restaurant. We hope this establishment will be around for many years to come.
  11. BS

    BSmith

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly cooked food, ambiance was beautiful, and the bartenders were phenomenal! For our anniversary they had a card waiting on the table wishing us a happy anniversary, which was a great touch. Only reason for less than a perfect score was my 8 ounce Hanger steak was the smallest 8 ounces I’ve ever seen. I should’ve went with our server, Bella’s, recommendation of the Short Rib! The hanger steak was delicious but I was very hungry! Side note: next time I’ll listen to Bella!
  12. S

    Steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Blue Jay Bistro. We sat at the bar and received great service from Ryan. Great drinks and creative dishes with layers of flavor!
  13. CS

    ChelsieS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!!
  14. BF

    BettyF

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal last night. We had the It's Not Fall Yet Salad and the Roasted Eggplant salad, both of which were fantastic. We also had the salmon and steak dishes - cooked perfectly!
  15. NM

    NatalieM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, welcoming and delicious! Most amazing team…indicative of amazing leadership!
  16. y

    yldstrk

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Food was excellent.
  17. TD

    TraceyD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife and I tenth anniversary. The food was divine and so was the staff. They had a surprise for us with a special dessert, just for us, and it was so delicious. This is my wife and I favorite restaurant.
  18. P

    Pete

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Blue Jay Bistro because of their varied and unique menu. One of us always tries one of their inspired cocktails and enjoy talking to Ziv about the ideas behind them. We try to eat here at least once a month
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening again at Blue Jay with our friends from Raleigh. They were highly impressed with the food, service, drinks and atmosphere. We will be back!
  20. p

    ppartin

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite place! And our friends we took loved it too !
  21. PL

    PaulaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we enjoyed our visit, food was great, the night was exceptional, only problem was noise level in dining area near bar. I do understand we were in the bar dining area but we were bringing friends for the first time and we could hardly hear each other. I was told people were pre-celebrating before Art Grand opening event.
  22. DP

    DougP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the oyster appetizer and each of our party got a fish entree: salmon, flounder and tilefish. Everyone’s food was delicious and beautiful!
  23. HT

    HoytT

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Circled back to having the pork chop. Food is fantastic, creative and beautifully presented. Service is friendly and informative.
  24. NM

    NatalieM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends had a fabulous time…thank you for all kindness and hospitality…as always…!
  25. NM

    NatalieM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing service staff…all individuals…all warm…all welcoming…all professional…all fun and enthusiastic!
  26. BF

    BettyF

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great as always. The hams and jams appetizer is so worth it! All our meals were hot an excellently prepared. Can't wait to go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!!! Staff and food is always TOP NOTCH!!
  28. NB

    NBN1

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome people and great food. Love this place.
  29. SL

    SharonL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the ambience was unbelievable but I think the most important thing was the employees were so nice
  30. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Realizing wait staff is from local area and probably never been to a high end restaurant before, they are still a work in progress. Wait person who seated us needs to memorize specials and drinks instead of reading from a card. At times, wait staff hovered too much arriving one after another in a matter of minutes sometimes which was disruptive to the dining and conversation experience. Then at the end, the wait staff took way too long to bring bill and run credit card. Overall wait staff did OK but for this high end restaurant, there is room for improvements. Blood orange sangrias were just ok, not very flavorful. Ham and jams would be better if the syrup was eliminated (not sure how it fit in) and possibly one of the meats and several cheeses added possibly with a sliced apple. Overall charcuterie tray was a bit too salty. End of summer salad was really very flavorful; however overall size could have been 20-25% bigger and just with more lettuce. Short ribs plate was exceptionally delicious. The pork chop plate however was a bit tough, perhaps a bit over cooked? And the pop-pop dessert was very tasty. Did not care for greenery and two scoops of ice cream would make it really special. Restaurant decor was in line with any 5 star restaurant in any big city I have dined in from DC to Chicago to NY to LA. All in all dining experience was exceptional for a small rural area like Littleton and with a bit more maturing plus a few minor tweaks, the Blue Jay Bistro can become a must visit place from I85 to I95 and beyond.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint, great food with small town Southern flair
  32. JE

    JoeyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service was impeccable Will absolutely be back
  33. LB

    LibbyB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tyler was amazing. We loved everything about the evening. 💙
  34. DP

    DeeP

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night with friends!
  35. M

    Moongodess1

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the bistro! usually delicious - but nights food was not as great.
  36. ED

    EmilyD

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and attention to details - we always enjoy dining at the Blue Jay!
  37. M

    Mojopeebs81

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere!! Food , drinks , service all perfect!! Littleton is lucky!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect!
  39. JL

    JayL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef Ashley always delivers with a great menu, fantastic flavors and fresh ingredients. The staff is always welcoming and attentive. Atmosphere is great for date night or out with friends, elegant and extremely welcoming. If you haven't been you are missing a real treat.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Always perfect and service is impeccable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Jay Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

Blue Jay Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Blue Jay Bistro

141 E. South Main Street, Littleton, NC 27850

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking for Blue Jay Bistro is available behind the restaurant, as well as along E South Main Street, on a first come first serve basis. Public parking is also provided within the parking lot across Main Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ashleigh Fleming, CEC

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (252) 586-2399

  • Private party facilities

    Private event space will be available in the upcoming months. Please call for more information.

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