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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-265-0500
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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  • 26
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  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale dining in Boone

Made another trip to Joy Bistro with family. Just as good as the last time, food quality is superb. Service was a bit off, seemed our knowledgeable/friendly waitress had to many diners to look after. She did her very best. We will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
rejsegal
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Made another trip to Joy Bistro with family. Just as good as the last time, food quality is superb. Service was a bit off, seemed our knowledgeable/friendly waitress had to many diners to look after. She did her very best. We will be back.

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Charlotte, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This small restaurant, located at the end of a strip mall, was a pleasant surprise. I chose a hot brussel sprout salad over foie gras for an appetizer, and sea scallops over the lamb shanks for my entree. The wine -- and food -- were both excellent and fairly priced. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who considers... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We hadan excellent experience! Our waitress was excellent and we enjoyed talking with Blake who was working the bar! A very nice place to go for a romantic dinner

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Hickory, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Classy, fine dining in Boone. Some aspects of our dinner here were very good, others not so much - so overall, I found it to not be quite worth the money. However I am definitely willing to give Joy's Bistro another try! It's a very nice restaurant, and there are plenty of things on the menu to give another shot.... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Comfortable atmosphere, very well prepared, fresh to order, food and professional / friendly service. I enjoyed a "special" dish with perfectly sautéed shrimp on an avocado mousse with two fried eggs, toast, fingerling fried potatoes and mixed fruit. It was a great brunch combo, especially accompanied by a glass of French Rose wine. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The server was happy , so the night starts, drinks, food all good, pleasant surroundings always looking forward to returning.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very popular, so make sure you have reservations if on the weekend. I was traveling solo, so I sat at the bar for dinner and it was fine. You won't see any college students here (unless w/ their parents) as it is pricer than their budgets. Special was sea bass w/ seasonal veggies and it was delish. Small , so... More 

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Marvelous food and menu. Great decor & atmosphere. Service was very good. Expect to pay for quality - $$$-$$$$. We will certainly return.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You will nor find better in Boone. Was a Joy. Clearly has an european influence... Come on I have eaten in hundreds of places but I was far of fiding this gem in the middle of the NC mountains. Cofy, small, well taken care. Polite and attentive service. The food yam! Fabulastic! For 2 years that I did not ate... More 

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charlotte, nc
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

While on a Banner Elk vacation, earlier this month, my husband and I decided to try a different restaurant. After a thorough internet search, we decided on Joy Bistro. What a wonderful surprise! The small restaurant, perfect for couples and adults, had an excellent setting: Comfy and intimate. We both had the filet mignon, that was cooked to perfection and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?