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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607-3992
828-265-0500
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Ranked #4 of 127 restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals ever. The cocktail menu was very cool and I had a feeling the food would be excellent and it was . My Martini was perfect . The salad with arugula , prosciutto , pine nuts and fruit was a combination of brilliant ingredients .The main course of scallops with vegetables & fingerling potatoes was another... More

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Boone, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Celebrated an accomplishment Friday night with dinner. Negronis before dinner were great! Terrific balance and just like we enjoy them. Starters were Ahi Tar Tar and Pork Belly - both were substantial and delicious. Cathy had the filet and I had the hamburger, which was easily in the top 5 I've ever had. Server was quite attentive and all in... More

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Boone
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came here for graduation and while it wasn't terrible, it wasn't that impressive either. I've dined here before and it was better than my most recent visit. However, this is one of the best places in Boone, so perhaps it was an off day. The decor is lovely and the best in Boone.

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Knoxville, TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Began with the Crab and English Cucumber Cocktail. Excellent! Enjoyed the scallops and duck entrees and were thrilled with both. Server was especially helpful in suggesting wine.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a wonderful & relaxing lunch at Joy Bistro. Oh, what a hidden treasure in Boone. Its location is somewhat esoteric but absolutely worth the effort to find it. I had Cajun shrimp and my wife had Ravioli which were both out of this world. They had dog friendly outdoor dining and the service was marvelous. Yes, I recommend... More

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Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We've eaten dinner at Joy Bistro several times in the past year and always really enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is nothing special -- long, narrow restaurant with some outdoor seating overlooking the parking lot. It can get noisy inside. But the food is amazing -- unique presentations/preparations -- always delicious. It is a pricey place, but we've always felt... More

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north carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First class food and service.The location in a strip mall is unusual but did not hurt this excellent dining experience. The bread and pasta were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing food, very romantic setting and friendly staff.. This place is definitely a hidden jem. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and I couldn't be happier. I ordered the duck breast and it literally melted in my mouth so delicious!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The GM/Owner, Gary Claude, cares for his customers. The meal and wine we enjoyed on July 6, 2014 was excellent. The service was outstanding and entertaining. What more could you ask? Well, I asked for a lot more and received two phones calls from the GM providing me with some information concerning their glassware. I admired an Old Fashion tumbler... More

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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to Joy Bistro last night (Tuesday) and had the best experience in food and service maybe ever! Our waiter, Sarah was attentive, full of ideas and suggestions. My wife went for the new shrimp dish, she remarked how well prepared and the presentation was excellent. I had the pork chop, I don't know how you could prepare a... More

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