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“Can get better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro on the Boulevard

Bistro on the Boulevard
1085 Lake Murray Blvd., Ste D, Irmo, SC 29063
803-369-1332
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Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Irmo
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Asheville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Can get better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Everyone in the Irmo area wants this place to succeed. They are having growing pains where maybe a consultant would be advised. OK, $2 happy hour domestics (bottles) is great, but serve up the draft beer. Then to run out of Yengling, leaving only light (yuk) beers left. Really? Ordered the bistro burger medium. These burgers were grilled way over done. The service was OK, not great--help needed. Same comments from friends at a different table. Come on guys, get on top of this. The setting is great and we want to see you succeed. Hire a knowledgeable manager. Will be going back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great new place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

I dined alone at the bar and had a very good meal...but. I had the crab dip with baked pita chips. The dip was a generous portion with lots of lump crab meat. The chips were warm and slightly seasoned...a very good dish.

For my entree I ordered the shrimp and grits with andouine sausage. An excellent dish. Lots of medium shrimp, spicy sausage and nice creamy grits that were still a little andante - nice.

The real disappointment was my two drinks. I ordered Jameson whiskey on the rocks - twice. Both times the female bartender poured a very short drink.

I'll be back when back in the area....nice place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“At last!!!! Really fresh well prepared with out having to go down town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We had are first dinner at the new restaurant and WOW! GREAT! Lobster Crab cake app.was fresh and full of crab and lobster bits. Perfectly seasoned. Shrimp and creamy grits with med. Spiced sausage. Great. And then the fresh red fish with delicous grit cakes.All presented beautifully in perfectly matched plates. The waiter promised us good service but it was beyond expectation. The only suggestion I could make was to dim the lighting in the back dinning room. It was rather glarey. Music was also perfect. Good Job and thanks for a much needed Good restauarnt.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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