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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607-3992
828-265-0500
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Ranked #3 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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

After discovering Joy Bistro on a small plate crawl in the Smokies last summer, we returned this year with our son and his family. We prefer dining al fresco. Even though it is near the parking lot, it still seems private. Wait staff was attentive, helpful but not intrusive. Although they have no kids menu, they made our 6 yr... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is ridiculous, and they are wonderful about food allergies. Have eaten there many times, the service is impeccable and the food is to die for, love the scallops au poive, and the arugula salad OMG...upscale, romantic atmosphere, now open for lunch, so happy!

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Todd, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been coming to Joy Bistro for a while now and we are always amazed with the food. It is pricey but the experience is well worth it. If you give this place a try it will become your go to restaurant like it did to our family.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great entries. Wife had filet, daughter had 3 cheese note. I had the burger. All good but pricey all good

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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The location of Joy Bistro may confuse you. It is located in a low key strip mall in Boone. But once you park and approach the restaurant it is like your in Europe. Very relaxing , quiet with low key music so you can actually talk and have a conversation. Service was delightful, food was plated beautifully, and very good.... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Service was great, food was excellent , there were great menu choices for everyone in our party. No question why this restaurant is rated #1 !

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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

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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