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Steven W's Downtown Bistro

4.6
4.6
382 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
Thank you for choosing Steven W's Downtown Bistro. We are a full service restaurant featuring the finest foods and beverages from around the world. We serve seafood from off the Carolina coast, Alaska, Northeastern waters, as well as other parts of the world. We also feature steaks, veal, pork, chicken, pasta, soups, appetizers, salads. My motto is to leave no food group untouched. We take great pride in our food preparations so as to be the best we can and that means always fresh ingredients prepared in our kitchen. We also make our desserts in our kitchen featuring an Oreo Crusted Key Lime pie with a Raspberry sauce or an Almond Basket on a cloud of Raspberry Pastry Cream with ice cream, strawberries, chocolate & caramel sauce just to name a couple.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 276-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Foulis

  • Catering

    We are a full service restaurant with all the items needed to make your occasion special at the restaurant or your site of choice. Please call 803-276-7700 to set up that special party.

  • Private party facilities

    Upstairs dining room with large area for many types of functions including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, birthday parties, business functions, or any gathering you may need. The room has a bar & bathrooms on same floor & can be used for sit down dinners, buffet dinners or cocktail parties. A fabulous room for Christmas parties, but get your reservations early.

  • Private party contact

    Steve Foulis: (803) 276-7700

  • Neighborhood

    Newberry

  • Cross street

    McKibben Street

  • Parking details

    We have many public parking lots within short walking distance as well as street parking & all is free.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • South Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

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  1. RH

    RobertH

    E. Tennessee

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Potato encrusted Salmon was outstanding. Huge portion, very tender.
  2. RA

    RichardA

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special dinner for an occasion. Thai curry chowder was spicy and rich with fish and very delicately balanced. Special was halibut with mushrooms and capers in beurre blanc sauce and was perfectly cooked. Cajun shrimp and scallops fettuccini was nice mild cajun spiced with shrimp and scallops better than any others in the past 2 years. When the wine I ordered was not available, the suggested alternative was so good, I wanted to order a case to take home. Shared a chocolate mousse that was a great meal topper.
  3. KE

    KEVINR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time to dine at Steven W's. We were not disappointed! Excellent food and a vey quiet relaxed atmosphere. Our waitress was beyond professional and very attentive. Highly Recommend this place!
  4. S

    Shane

    Charlotte

    109 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Steven W's is a unique spot with a very pleasant staff. The food was average however the deserts were above average. I enjoyed the stuffed scallops while my wife was so-so on the pecan encrusted chicken. It is a good spot to have a meal before or after attending an event at the Newberry Opera House which is just across the street.
  5. M

    Milt

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food! We'll prepared! Excellent service.
  6. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was fabulous…as were our meals. We love Steven W’s.
  7. JJ

    JamesJ

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had Crispy Flounder and wife had Pecan Crusted Chicken. Both were excellent. Be sure to try the Halibut when they offer it.
  8. R

    Robbie75

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and servers were great
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant hours are posted on the entry door 5:30 - 9pm Wednesday - Saturday.The restaurant was closed and dark when our party arrived for a 6:30pm reservation. Another party arrived shortly after us that also had a reservation. We made multiple calls to restaurant no one answered. Disappointing to say the least and totally and completely unacceptable. Surely, if you had an emergency someone could have communicated with your guests by at least posting a note on the entry door. Fortunately, Cabana Cafe just across the way on Boyce Street graciously accommodated our party. The staff at Cabana Cafe made every effort to make our evening delightful. Wine, appetizers, entrees, and service were superb. We are most grateful for all of their efforts to assure a great group of friends were able to enjoy a long over due opportunity to spend some quality time together. We did indeed enjoy great wine, incredible food, and wonderful conversation.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My sisters and I took my mom to dinner at Steven W’s before a show at Newberry Opera House. My mom enjoyed her filet. But overall the dinner was not great for the rest of us. I had been there before and recalled a great dessert but they didn’t have it this time. Not sure we’ll be returning to be honest.
  11. B

    Blackeye

    Charlotte

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Newberry for a show at the Opera House. Dinner was excellent. We all enjoyed our food and wine. Service was excellent. We were welcomed immediately and felt that we were the only customers. It was a great dining experience and we recommend Steven W’s if you visit Newberry, SC.
  12. MS

    MindelleS

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at StevenW’s, We were welcomed graciously. The kitchen went out of their way to make sure our dietary allergies were heard. Since there was no dairy-free dessert on the menu, Steven created a special dessert we could enjoy. This was the first time a chef ever did that for us. We will make sure to return when we pass through Newberry again. Thank you to Steven W. and our servers for making the evening so memorable.
  13. AH

    AileenH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here, and as parents of young kids we don't get date night often! The food was absolutely fantastic, one of the best meals either of us remember in a LONG time. We did have one minor issue with a piece of plastic on the plate, but the owner made it right immediately so no complaints! would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for good food, a classy environment, and a good night out! We will absolutely return!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.
  15. GF

    GingerF

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delightful. However, we were seated next to a loud group of diners. Conversation was not possible for us because of the noise. We asked to be moved, and the waitress was very understanding. Then we could thoroughly enjoy our dinner.
  16. WM

    WMUx2

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    The food was absolutely horrible. I ordered a filet, it was over cooked and had been sliced into in 3 different times. The sauce was tasteless and more like a pile of gelatinous glue. There waitress was super sweet and I felt horrible that she had to serve that garbage.
  17. a

    a2odanes

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish was excellent and the filet was very good. My martini was good.
  18. B

    Bear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with a great view of American life. A wedding reception being held at the Old Courthouse across the street and people gathering in Town Square
  19. DE

    DEBRAC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THoroughly enjoyed the dinner and evening. Very accomodating.
  20. KW

    KW96

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a retro setting. Really enjoyed it. Be sure to make a reservation…don’t expect to walk up and get a table.
  21. JG

    JoannaG

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently exceptional and the location across the street from the Newberry Opera House make it our must go to every time we are in Newberry.
  22. PP

    PeggyP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful server
  23. n

    newtonewberry

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive and the food was wonderful.
  24. SL

    StephanieL

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The best meal I have had in Newberry. The food was excellent ! We will be back.
  25. RL

    RickL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Excellent service. Thanks Candi.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The apricot flounder was fabulous. We enjoyed our favorite wine and had wonderful service. It was a perfect evening including the concert. Christine was very attentive and knowledgeable and added to the pleasure of our evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As usual, the food was outstanding and worth every penny. The service was not very good and for what you pay, it should be excellent. This was an exception and not the norm. Our server was inattentive and other waitresses had to step up and do her work a few times. We've eaten here a lot and the service is usually very good. Wonderful place to spend a special evening.
  28. DL

    DianeL

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Probably the most disappointing dining experience we have ever had.
  29. DC

    DavidC

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food..friendly staff..still short of help which affected service somewhat.
  30. S

    Skeliche

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Candy, did a fantastic job of interacting with us, answering the many questions I had about the food options, checking on us, and being our bartender. She was amazing. The food was great as always. Had the lamb chops and Mahi Mahi. A great start to a Saturday evening out for dinner and Keb Mo concert.
  31. SR

    SusanR

    Coastal Georgia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating here before a show at the Newberry Opera House - never disappointed. This time we both had the Halibut special which was amazing. Their homemade rolls are to die for and so are their desserts. Service is always outstanding. Worth the 45 minute drive for us.
  32. JJ

    JamesJ

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife had the Halibut special and I had the Crispy Flounder. Both were outstanding!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to dine!! The food and service is always outstanding!!! The halibut is our absolute favorite!!!
  34. JG

    JoannaG

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful treat to have dinner at Steven W’s before a show. Fish was awesome as well as all of the appetizers.
  35. D

    Daisy

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We were attending the Opera house show, so got to our reservation in plenty of time for a leisurely dinner. Unfortunately the timing of our service was very poor. Seated at 6.30pm in a difficult location regarding noise and visibility, we waited for 20 minutes to be attended, did not receive appetisers until 7.20pm and then received our main courses at 7.30pm, (for an 8pm show) . Bolted down the food, paid bill and bolted for the door. The food was very good (except the seafood chowder soup, which was tasteless). We have experienced a better atmosphere upstairs, and better noise levels. Possibly some screens/ plants strategically placed could mitigate the echo chamber downstairs. Im sure the Covid impact of lack of staff (in either kitchen or servers) contributed to the delays.
  36. D

    Donnap

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dined before seeing our friend Jimmy Fortune in concert. Food was great!
  37. t

    tedw

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything very nice. There house speciality (Apricot Flounder) is not as good as I expected. I will definitely go back..
  38. M

    Marianne

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food was way overpriced and poor quality. Incorrectly prepared and tasted terrible. I sent back my "blacked scallops". No blacked spices. Was breaded and burnt! That was their idea of blacked. I saw everyone who was dining there at the show at the Opera house. There is really only two restaurant choices to dine out before a show. Both are way overpriced. I can't speak about the food at the other place. However, I think both are taking advantage of consumers.
  39. TS

    TraeS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines and was awesome! Love this place
  40. G

    Greg

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here several times over the last few years and have enjoyed it each time. Great food, great service.

FAQs

Steven W's Downtown Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

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 1 time today
Google Map for Steven W's Downtown Bistro

1100 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McKibben Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newberry

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have many public parking lots within short walking distance as well as street parking & all is free.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Foulis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 276-7700

  • Catering

    We are a full service restaurant with all the items needed to make your occasion special at the restaurant or your site of choice. Please call 803-276-7700 to set up that special party.

  • Private party facilities

    Upstairs dining room with large area for many types of functions including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, birthday parties, business functions, or any gathering you may need. The room has a bar & bathrooms on same floor & can be used for sit down dinners, buffet dinners or cocktail parties. A fabulous room for Christmas parties, but get your reservations early.

  • Private party contact

    Steve Foulis: (803) 276-7700

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