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Bistro 1888

221 Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
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Ranked #1 of 40 restaurants in South Boston
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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53 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Absolutely the most superb food and service!! Great atmosphere too. We highly recommend this establishment.

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New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing! South Boston is lucky to have an incredible restaurant like this. I have ever had a bad meal. Always delicious.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I went with a co-worker after reading the reviews and had to see for myself if this was legit. I had a deep fried scallop for appetizer and then the spectacular special item chicken saltimbocca which is hard to find elsewhere but was prepared very nicely and was delicious. I also had a side caesar salad, which was small and... More

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South Boston, Virginia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent food. And it is consistently good. You will enjoy every item on the menu. The staff is professional, helpful and friendly.

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Richmond, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Always a fabulous experience at the Bistro. It's a gem of a place in small town South Boston. Although restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night, our group didn't have much trouble with getting food and drinks. Can't say enough great things about the food quality, selection, and southern hospitality! Well Done!

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South Boston, VA
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We come to Bistro 1888 at least once a week and we have rarely had a meal that was as good at another place. Wine list is wonderful. The menu is very diverse and can meet any bodies desires. The specials are always good. Everything is good. Never a disappointment.

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Richmondville, NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We were traveling thru on motorcycle and stayed in South Boston for the night. We had been eating on the road for two weeks during vacation and wanted to treat ourselves to a nice meal. We were worried about being bikers and wearing jeans and casual wear and inquired before we went in. The assured us we were fine and... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

There are some restaurants that amaze me. The Bistro 1888 is certainly one of them. I was not surprised at the depth of the menu, nor the excellent service. From the moment that I walked through the door, every thing said that this was a great place. I was, however blown away by the preparation, presentation and simply how good... More

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I still find it remarkable that a restaurant of this quality can exist in a town of less than 10,000. The food and service are extraordinary and could compete in a much large community. I had the ribeye and it was perfect. They also have a very nice wine list. The setting is comfortable and the staff are very friendly.... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It would be easy to say that this place is the best restaurant to find in Southern Virginia where quality restaurants are sparse serving a small population. It would not be insulting the owners to write this but in fact, I could imagine this establishment in one of the hipster side of Portland - OR, in in Carmel - CA... More

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