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Bloomsbury Bistro

509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 834-9011
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Ranked #22 of 1,214 restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

dined with friends at BB and had an assortment of goodies from their new menu. they change the menu frequently and sometimes it is on the wild side for me but last night was just right. chicken cordon bleu prepared to melt in your mouth perfection. but topping that was the potatoes au-gratin that accompanied it. buttery, savory and not... More

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Cary
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Had b'd dinner with husband and friend. Bloomsbury is a favorite and it was as good as ever tonite. Food us imaginative, fresh, and well-presented. Had the "no bread" BLT - a summer salad. Had an appetizer as entree - lump craving phyllo on a corn chowder. Husband had sea bass - said it was one of the best he... More

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North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been forgetting to write this review, but was with friends last night who had been to the Birthday dinner and they were still raving about the food and the service. They are not the only ones who have made a point to let us know they were impressed by how well the evening was handled. First of all, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

OMG - My wife and I are "foodies" (in the best sense possible) and we were blown away by Bloomsbury's ambience, service and food. We both said the same thing almost simultaneously, and to the maitre d' as well - "no pressing need now to drive an hour and a half each way to Chef and the Farmer when we... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Chef John Toler is a wonderful cook. Classically trained with a great imagination. Perfect place for a special dinner with that certain someone. Not cheap, but reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There were four of us in our party, and each of us ordered a different dish. Mine was the veal shank. It was very good but not the absolute best that I've ever had...as someone else noted, "nothing special." Everyone in our party enjoyed their entree but overall, we didn't feel Bloomsbury is worth the $. Our server was wonderful,... More

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Durham, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife & I went to Bloomsbury Bistro with high expectations - perhaps too high. The room is gorgeous, quiet, and the atmosphere "feels" expensive. The service was excellent - crisp, friendly, and helpful. The wine list isn't super long, but it's reasonable and fairly priced. The food was the let-down - pretty undistinguished. I began with a shrimp dumpling,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is our fav restaurant in the Raleigh/Durham area! No matter what you order it is a party for your mouth!! The service is always outstanding. It is on the expensive side but it is so unique, we think it is worth it. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Food was good; not great. Appetizer Japanese crab cake was delicious. So we were disappointed that the Salmon was overcooked and Swordfish lacked flavor. Dessert (chocolate) was tasty. Expected more for the price. Service was good. David was our server and ensured we never waited for anything.

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Raleigh, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We went during Triangle Restaurant Week (although Bloomsbury was not participating). All in all, it was good, not top notch, but good. While I am not planning to go back any time soon, it is a place that I would say is worth a try if you have not been there.

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