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Bloomsbury Bistro

#37 of 1,107 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608-2400
(919) 834-9011
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived relatively late, and I always find it impressive that the food is still very good and the service very good even if it is later in the evening, as so many restaurants fall off after 8:30 or 9:00. Despite our late arrival the staff was pleasant and efficient. The menu is diverse and locally sourced, with dishes prepared... More 

Thank Practicality
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have always hit it just right At Bloomsbury Bistro. I love this place! Elegantly served. Some local sourcing. Great little upscale local bar scene.

Thank joyceleighbowden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have enjoyed Bloomsbury Bistro on many occasions. I even held my wedding reception there! The menu is always fresh and amazing. Something for everyone at this lovely restaurant. The staff, the food, and the atmosphere keep me coming back! I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for a unique and delicious dining experience.

Thank Michele K
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice, European style Restaraunt at Five Points. It is near the Rite Aid. The food and service are delicious. This is a high end place with very good service. This is a great place to take a date or a romance.

Thank Alan27605
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Unique menu, changes every 6 weeks or so, and always includes locally sourced ingredients. Some options are pricey but well worth the money. The cheese burger and other bar menu options are reasonably priced and never disappointing. Tony is a fantastic bartender, who can match the perfect drink for your taste or mood. He is also a very personable bartender... More 

Thank Charles K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

i went on the day of their new menu, we had caspacio with a dollop of cucumber sherbet. It was refreshing, well seasoned, innovative,in other words perfect. I had the special which was halibut with veggies and capers, again very nice, fresh, the fish was perfectly cooked and the capers added this extra special taste. the desserts, Cashew crusted fried... More 

Thank Nathalie S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit Bloomsbury Bistro for our 14th wedding anniversary last Thursday. Our server, Bill, was extremely nice and passionate about his job! Their bread and butter is delicious. I ordered the Zucchini Feta Griddle cakes that came with grilled vegetables and a risotto base. It was so delicious I saved 1/2 of it for lunch the next... More 

Thank PhroggyDee
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Bloomsbury is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant at "five points". The entrees are thoughtfully prepared with delicious sides, and the service is top notch. The atmosphere is "ok", the wallpaper is a bit dated. The food is delicious, just wish there were more appetizers, entrees, and the addition of nightly specials.

Thank Laura P
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122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We met another couple at Bloomsbury for dinner Saturday evening, with our reservations having been made a week in advance. Although our friends had dined at Bloomsbury several times before, this was our first visit, and we definitely had very high expectations. We are happy to report that our expectations were not only met, they were well exceeded. We were... More 

Thank charliespr
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bloomsbury has been and remains my favorite restaurant in all of North Carolina. For twenty years, the food has been outstanding and the service fantastic. This was the 4th wine pairings dinner we have attended and all have been exceptional. My preferred wines are French. They just seem to have so many layers of subtlety and richness, regardless of region... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, French, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608-2400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 834-9011

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