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Bistro 1888

221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
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Ranked #1 of 40 restaurants in South Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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94% Recommend
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English first
South Boston, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Norlina, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Loved everything about Bistro 1888. I'm on a strict gluten free diet and they have lots to choose from. It's just a perfect place. Food atmosphere, everything.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Three visits - it's the only decent restaurant north of Roxboro for who knows how many miles…but that's not the only reason I like it so much. Food is great, drinks too, and the deserts are fantastic. I've made reservations, but have also scored a couple of seats at the bar - it gets crowded, right from the time they... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We always celebrate my birthday here! From the martinis to the shrimp or crab cakes you will be pleased! Other favorites include the pork loin and steak. Save room for dessert! You must try the chocolate decadence! I cannot bring myself to share this with anyone! The atmosphere is relaxed yet provides a personal fine dining experience!

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