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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015

We hadan excellent experience! Our waitress was excellent and we enjoyed talking with Blake who was working the bar! A very nice place to go for a romantic dinner

Thank Diana M
Hickory, North Carolina
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174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Classy, fine dining in Boone. Some aspects of our dinner here were very good, others not so much - so overall, I found it to not be quite worth the money. However I am definitely willing to give Joy's Bistro another try! It's a very nice restaurant, and there are plenty of things on the menu to give another shot.... More 

Thank GEHky913
Boone, North Carolina
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Comfortable atmosphere, very well prepared, fresh to order, food and professional / friendly service. I enjoyed a "special" dish with perfectly sautéed shrimp on an avocado mousse with two fried eggs, toast, fingerling fried potatoes and mixed fruit. It was a great brunch combo, especially accompanied by a glass of French Rose wine. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

The server was happy , so the night starts, drinks, food all good, pleasant surroundings always looking forward to returning.

Thank John M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very popular, so make sure you have reservations if on the weekend. I was traveling solo, so I sat at the bar for dinner and it was fine. You won't see any college students here (unless w/ their parents) as it is pricer than their budgets. Special was sea bass w/ seasonal veggies and it was delish. Small , so... More 

Thank Soosun3916
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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346 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Marvelous food and menu. Great decor & atmosphere. Service was very good. Expect to pay for quality - $$$-$$$$. We will certainly return.

Thank wabjr705
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2015

You will nor find better in Boone. Was a Joy. Clearly has an european influence... Come on I have eaten in hundreds of places but I was far of fiding this gem in the middle of the NC mountains. Cofy, small, well taken care. Polite and attentive service. The food yam! Fabulastic! For 2 years that I did not ate... More 

Thank Monteirohouse
charlotte, nc
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

While on a Banner Elk vacation, earlier this month, my husband and I decided to try a different restaurant. After a thorough internet search, we decided on Joy Bistro. What a wonderful surprise! The small restaurant, perfect for couples and adults, had an excellent setting: Comfy and intimate. We both had the filet mignon, that was cooked to perfection and... More 

Thank barbaradcampbell
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015

Relying on TA reviews entirely, we were not disappointed. Delicious food, exceptional service. Joy Bistro is an ideal venue for a special occasion.

Thank jamadd
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed with the quality and presentation at Joy Bistro. We had the the soup du jour which was a creamy mushroom with chive oil. Simply perfect. Maybe the best soup I've ever eaten. Gnocchi special with ham, creme fraiche and figs was also very good. I thought it could have used a bit more salt but my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500

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