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Bloomsbury Bistro

#45 of 1,096 Restaurants in Raleigh
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509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608
(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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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank billb49
Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We took friends out to dinner at Bloomsbury Bistro last evening and had a very pleasant experience. The decor is tasteful and a bit understated making the atmosphere very pleasant with an acceptable noise level allowing for easy conversation. All four of our party each chose a different entree and all were delicious per descriptions shared among us. This was... More 

Thank NCredleg
Raleigh, NC
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Went with two other couples on a Friday evening. 7 o'clock reservations and the restaurant was pretty full already. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was very attentive. While the menu is limited, and changes often, every dish we ordered was delicious, and the presentation perfect. Would go back again.

Thank Pippi_two
Cary, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My complaint is with their menu - it changes every few months. Pork tenderloin with littleneck clams is on the menu now, along with a number of other choices equally as mystifying. The food is quite good, the service excellent and atmosphere slightly noisy. Do yourself a favor and review the current menu on line before you go. Two of... More 

Thank Mayh791
Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I came here for Valentine's day. The menu was prix fixe for the evening, three courses. The food was very good. My dining companion and I both enjoyed our apps and main courses. The dessert was described as a small sampler plate. We received only one plate that we were expected to share. If I had been dining alone that... More 

Thank RaleighFrench
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Unique rotating menu, punctuated by the personal care of entire staff from chefs to servers. The presentation, delicate mix of seasonings, textures, and finest ingredients, all combine for a top-shelf, dining, experience.

Thank RabbiDinner
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Bloomsbury Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh. It's a white-linen-tablecloth place without being stuffy. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful, and the menu changes quite often. There's always some new take on standard fare such as chicken, pork, and beef, but there's always also some new thing that we haven't tried before such as antelope or rabbit.... More 

Thank SusieQue68
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Bright open restaurant with nicely spaced tables. All dishes were perfectly prepared, very fresh ingredients and well presented. The service was prompt and efficient without ever feeling rushed. Nice flavor balance in the foods with the right blend of herbs and seasoning. We will go back!

Thank aroundtown-2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Way overpriced and portions are small. I don't know it gets such positive reviews. There are much better upscale restaurants in the area, such as St. Jacques and Margeaux.

Thank JBP-Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A dear friend and I met every December to celebrate another year of friendship and we want something very special for the evening. This is the second time we have chosen Bloomsbury and it's 5 star in our book. The atmosphere, service, and food are just perfect -- we are hard to please! We even mentioned how delicious the coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, French
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 834-9011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?