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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607-3992
828-265-0500
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Ranked #4 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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44 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 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went here because of tripadvisors rating. i waited one and one-half hours and my entree still was not ready. My husband and I cancelled our entrees, paid for our martinis and appetizer and left very angry and disappointed. We went to Jersey Mike's next door because we were really hungry! Even the staff apology was luke warm. I have... More

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claudomy, Owner at Joy Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, I just wanted to apologize for your experience at our restaurant. We always try to do our best, owever that night....well, everything that could go wrong, did. So, please try us again if you are able, and again, we are sorry! Thanks, GC More

Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have eaten here twice and both times the food was wonderfully prepared. We enjoyed the cheese platter with cheeses from around the world with a good bottle of wine. We've had the filet, pan seared scallops and the roasted beet salad and all were very good. We highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great food.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to the Joy Bistro while vacationing in the Blowing Rock and Boone areas. My parents were with me and they have special dietary needs. The waitress patiently answered all the questions we had and when we forgot to tell her to leave off the pecans on my Mom's salad she took it right back and had the kitchen... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have eaten here many times and did so again tonight. We shared everything and were very satisfied. The flavor combinations are wonderful and the atmosphere is casual but classy. I have always loved this restaurant in its many forms and will continue to recommend it. I am local and would recommend to anyone who is visiting our area.

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