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Bloomsbury Bistro

#12 of 1,262 Restaurants in Raleigh
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509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 834-9011
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Artful Food

For a special treat while visiting my hometown, we came here on a Thursday evening (which would have been a quiet dinner out if not for the ophthalmologists meeting in the adjacent room). The chef prepared the food meticulously, combined with a beautiful presentation. The portions are not large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Eluhy
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Bel Air, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bel Air, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For a special treat while visiting my hometown, we came here on a Thursday evening (which would have been a quiet dinner out if not for the ophthalmologists meeting in the adjacent room). The chef prepared the food meticulously, combined with a beautiful presentation. The portions are not large (typical for "artful" food) but very flavorful. I tried the goat... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A friend who has eaten in some of the best restaurants all over the world and who is, herself, an excellent cook recommended the Bloomsbury Bistro a couple of years ago. It has taken us this long to get there, but we will be back. Everything was perfect--the cocktails, the wine, the food, the service, the ambiance. I always hesitate... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Most drivers could easily miss this gem because they are focused on who's coming from what lane at Raleigh's Five Points intersection. In fact, we had done so at least a half-dozen times ourselves. Don't miss it! The exterior is unassuming but the interior is somehow modern and traditional at once - perhaps it's the murals. As for the food... More 

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Pikeville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Yes! Don't let the restaurant exterior fool you! The atmosphere and ambiance is comfortable yet upscale. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. The menu changes seasonally and will most certainly have something for every palate. The bar puts out some incredible drinks. Please don't leave without dessert. I had the best sorbet that I have ever eaten...toasted coconut, and my... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great food and service best baked alaska I would go back just for that. I little price but worth it. Veggies have lots of flavor

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Great fish dinner. We split a salad. The Caesar is just OK. Skip that. Good service good deserts. Will do again but not like crazy wowed

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While the menu is limited, those who enjoy these type environments will appreciate Bloomsbury. If you want pages of menu selections go to the chains, they will be better suited for you. The bar is nice and small, the cocktails and wine good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I would have a difficult time returning due to the menu selection--there was one beef choice, one chicken, one fish, one lamb. I was in the mood for seafood, but the monkfish wasn't something I wanted to try for the first time at this restaurant. So I ordered the chicken dish and was pleasantly surprised how moist and delicious it... More 

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A perfectly nice dinner and one that compares favorably with any I have had anywhere in the world. Full of regulars, obviously because of its excellent price/value relationship, high quality, and no-nonsense approach, Very suitable for romantic or business occasions as it is quiet and relatively formal. They do not require formal clothing but the room (moldings, white linen) would... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

By the location you could be easily fooled on the quality of your meal but that is certainly misleading. Great staff who are extremely welcoming and do their best to take care of you. Food is superb and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My only concern is that the food does take a little long to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 834-9011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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