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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
Concord, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Dinner at Joy Bistro is always a pleasure but they outdid themselves last night. We enjoyed two amazing appetizers of crab dip and pork roll. We then had the veal meatloaf, knocki with rabbit, and a fillet. All the main courses were delicious and they each had the perfect sides to compliment them. For desert it was the bananas foster... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

have been coming to Blowing Rock for more thatn 20 years and never seem t have time to make ti to dinner in Boone -- but I'm sure glad we did on Friday of this week at Joy Bistro. The food was terrific - elegant choices like poached sea bass and favorites like duck. Everyone was very hospitable and cheerful.... More

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Nashville, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We found this restaurant through Trip Advisor. It was fantastic. Both my wife and I had amazingly good dinners. Along with a live trio (drums, bass and a guitar) we had a great dinner listening to live music in an elegant place. .

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Lexington, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The chef brings her culinary experience from California and sets a mark for the small town of Boone. I continue to be amazed how some of the best food finds are in strip malls and Joy Bistro didn't fail us. The bistro is small and seating is a "get close to your neighbor" situation. Our only complaint was the server... More

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday night and selected our Motel based on the proximity to this restaurant. We are traveling by motorcycle and wanted a place we could walk to and enjoy a great meal without getting back on the bike again to return to the motel. The waitress was very helpful in suggesting a wine and offering a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I stumbled on to Joy Bistro because it was across the street from our hotel, in a strip mall. We had one of the best meals we have had anywhere in America from the West coast to the East. I had never ordered seconds on an appetizer in my life until Joy. The meal from, start to... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great wine, great service. This is a little higher end than most restaurants in the area. They are known for their food and wines. Great place to entertain business guests or just a special night out. I visit this place about 5 times per year. Highly recommended.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've been here four times now, and ordered different things every time, and everything has been excellent!! Husband and I order four courses each time and share. I highly recommend it! (We have gone at noon).

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Formally from New York and also well travelled I never expected to find a restaurant serving gourmet food in Boone NC. Everything we ate was superb. The wonton appetizer was the best my wife ever had. The roasted beet salad I had was great as well as our main courses. To top it off the flaming creme brûlée was perfect.... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Many reviews have mentioned the location and the table placements but let me share with you as a traveled individual that when I closed my eyes and then opened them again and looked about the establishment I could picture a similar bistro just off the Saint-Germain-des Pres. The best difference is that the food was much better here than in... More

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