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Steven W's Downtown Bistro

American, International, European, Contemporary
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1100 Main St, Newberry, SC 29108-3426 (McKibben Street)
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Fine dining

Excellent atmosphere and menu selections. In sight of the Newberry Opera House. A must do on your visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Warren S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere and menu selections. In sight of the Newberry Opera House. A must do on your visit.

Thank Warren S
Lancaster, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went before a show at the Opera House. Good thing we went early. They seemed short handed. The only bartender was also running tables. We were seated promptly. Our server had little to no personality. Larger groups started coming in and it seemed like smaller tables were starting to be ignored. Some at the group tables who came in... More 

Thank MBNick
Saint Matthews, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had a 6:00 reservation last night and were seated immediately. Soon a group who had no reservation was seated upstairs by the owner/head guy. These folks were obviously old friends of the owner. Several other couples were served and left but we continued to wait for our food! The poor waiter apologized continuously but stilling no food. At 7:40 our... More 

1 Thank Bwelliott
Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We visited Newberry this past Thursday from Florida. Drove up that night still wearing our warm weather clothes. We found this restaurant and were happily surprised. The place was decked out for Christmas and there was even a band about to play. The service was great. I ordered the Fettuccine with shrimp and it was excellent. I also ordered the... More 

Thank Glynn S
Cross Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Good food, but pricey, service is good and good atmosphere. On mail street across from the Opera House and with in walking distance of Hampton Inn.

1 Thank Jerry M
Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We purchased tickets to see Steve Tyrell at the Newberry Opera house, right across the street and they had a dinner package with this restaurant. The food and service was wonderful. They were packed that night with concert attendees. All had dinner and made the event on time. I will return.

Thank Marcus G
Chapin, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We both had specials. The flounder with apricot sauce was flavorful and cooked perfectly. The pecan crusted halibut was crisp on the outside and most and tender inside. My only complaint on the food would be that the sides did not have a lot of flavor. The service was great!

Thank madisonmim
Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

wonderful chance to enjoy fine food in beautiful newberry. food and service great . great location and nice people

Thank hparr
jacksonville, fl
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The restaurant interior is a kind of shabby elegance, in an old store front building, and the effect comes off very well. The big glass windows at the front overlook a little park with the Opera House on the other side. The service was very good. Attentive without being intrusive. The food was average at best. My steak was dry... More 

Thank reallaw46
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

What a great place for dinner if you are going to a show at the Newberry Opera House, which is just across the street. Food and service were both excellent and a good value for the cost. This was not my first visit here but it had been a long time as I am from outside the area.

Thank MX5-2002

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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, International, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?