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Steven W's Downtown Bistro

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American, European, Contemporary, Continental
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1100 Main St, Newberry, SC 29108-3426 (McKibben Street)
803-276-7700
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome bistro

Great little restaurant. We were seated right away. The waitress was great, very informative about the menu. The food was very fresh, the fish were swimming that morning. Best filet mignon I ever had. Service, location and food is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Cristina M
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Cary, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant. We were seated right away. The waitress was great, very informative about the menu. The food was very fresh, the fish were swimming that morning. Best filet mignon I ever had. Service, location and food is great.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The Apricot Flounder is a specialty and is worth a try for something unique and it reminded me of one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes. The selection is nice, salads are fresh and well done. Great place for before or after dinner when visiting the Newberry Opera House. Just a block away. Great service and good food.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

the food was outstanding, seating was by reservation. The front door opened directly onto the diners making it very cold every time someone came in or went out.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Steven W's was once very posh for special dining. But over the last few years it has slipped dramatically. It is never busy for a reason. The menu is now bland for chef's ability. The service is sloppy. The tables and house are in need of cleaning. They are living in their past. We will not pay their top prices,... More 

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Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Across from Newberry Opera House - Make reservations! Great menu variations and flexible chef - staff excellent

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Greenville,sc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had just attended a play, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, at Newberry Opera House. We chose the matinee, because we live about an hour & 15 minutes away. We did make a reservation at Steven W's Downtown Bistro , not knowing how busy they might be. We were seated immediately and greeted very warmly. Our server spoke of their... More 

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Fairport, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to me by the woman who coordinates volunteers at the Artist Coop in Laurens. I was so happy we made the drive. The menu selection was outstanding and the evenings specials made it more difficult to decide what to have. The blackened scallops with deviled crab and the crab cakes did not disappoint...they were fresh and... More 

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Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Traveling thru we stayed the night in Newberry, SC and enjoyed a really good dinner at Steven W's Bistro, within easy walking distance from the Hampton Inn. We split a Caesars salad and both of us ordered the 7oz. Filet medium rare. Cooked / seasoned perfectly accompanied with piped mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. The bread was very good too.... More 

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columbia, sc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We live in Columbia, SC and have heard great things about Steven W's for years. We finally had the opportunity to try it during a recent trip to Newberry. I am sorry to say it just didn't live up to the hype. The restaurant itself is very charming, and our service was friendly. However, the menu and food presentation is... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We always stop in Newberry, SC on our way to Hilton Head Island. We always have dinner at Steven W's. This meal was amazing and we loved it. We had the Caesar salad topped with anchovies and blackened scallops small plate expanded to a dinner portion. It was excellent. Karen and the waitstaff are very friendly and prompt. Steve, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Main St, Newberry, SC 29108-3426
    (McKibben Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Newberry
  • Phone Number: 803-276-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, European, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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