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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607-3992
828-265-0500
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Ranked #3 of 126 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
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 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
98 helpful votes 98 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited one of our favorite restaurants for a quiet, relaxing dinner. We have experienced many of these dinners here in the past. Not tonight! The restaurant was understaffed and the kitchen extremely slow. We waited over 30 minutes for our wine, an hour for our salad, and 1 1/2 hours for our entree. When after an hour, we asked... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I are frequent visitors to the Boone area but are usually with our two small children. We were able to get away for our anniversary and chose Joy Bistro to celebrate the occasion. After reading so many great reviews I had a feeling it would be great and the meal did not disappoint. We started with the... More

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North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I'm no food critic but it's very difficult not to launch into all the details that made my visit to the Joy Bistro such a memorable experience. So, instead I'll just say that my experience there was more than just the enjoyment of delicious food and wine but also included meeting other people and the co-owner/executive chef, Melissa (Joy). This... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A dear friend wanted to take us out for a nice lunch. We spend the summer in the Boone area, but I hadn't been over to eat in awhile. I checked out TripAdvisor, liked what I read, so we went for lunch. Delicious meal...Tomato soup with roasted peppers, pasta with shrimp, shrimp po'boy, and Portabello sandwich.everyone liked what they ordered.... More

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