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$10 - $38
French, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 25, 2020

Wonderful experience! We dropped in for lunch and it was fantastic. Bright, airy and upscale. Varied menu with plenty of choices. Service and food were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 16, 2020 via mobile

Excellent lobster ravioli with a Caesar salad. Also ordered 4 cheese ravioli. Excellent take out. The chef will take special request items with 24 hour notice. Please support local restaurants during this time.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

We have made it an annual tradition to visit Lavender Bistro on Valentine's day. Dinner was a five course fixed menu starting with a Field Green Salad, followed by a Sweet Potato Bisque with main course of Trout Almondine and Petite Filet with grilled shrimp...and ending with Creme Brulee. All excellently prepared and served. This restaurant is easily a "cut above" anything else in the area and well worth the visit..More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019

It is a rare find in the Upstate to have well prepared French cuisine. Lavender is a storefront restaurant on the main street but with pleasant ambiance. It may lack the frills of a big city French restaurant, worth a try.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

Lavendar Bistro service was great for an event I recently had at the restaurant. The food is 4 dots, service the same. Food is more or less "continental." Presentation was good. The ambience was a little "worn", but typical of what you would find in...the NC mountain environment.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019

This restaurant is better than average, but not very good. It’s just good. The interior space is very ordinary, white sheet paper over tablecloths. Chairs ok comfortable. I had a Niçoise salad with seared tuna. The tuna was cooked well, but the grade of tuna...was average. The potato was over cooked. I couldn’t cut the potato with a fork...too hard. The greens, olives, tomatoes and salad dressing were very good. For a small town though, it’s a good choice.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Our server, Amber, was excellent. She anticipated our needs, was attentive and delightful. The Fried Green Tomato Stack was served with pimento cream cheese which I liked, my wife less so. Our side salads were very good. I would have liked my Escargot to have...had more flavor...a personal preference. We both had shrimp 🍤 francese, and would definitely order it again. I can also recommend their robust coffee. The atmosphere is welcoming and tasteful. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Our UMW group had a delish lunch here after we had hiked up to Pearson Falls. The food came out quickly, nice and hot- you gotta try the blue cheese and apple soup and the chicken salad sandwich! Great onion rings too!! 🤗

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

As much as it pains me I am compelled to assign a Average rating. The hostess was personable and accommodating and our server was fine. Both were excellent. But the food was lacking. My Greek salad lacked imagination with a few olives to the left,...a few tomatoes to the right, a very light sprinkling of feta over all and shredded lettuce. By far the most blah of all Greek salads I have ever eaten. The veggie risotto was under seasoned and required several applications of salt during consumption, while the apportionment of veggies was scant at $21.00. My wife’s Shrimp Francaise contained too much butter, but the shrimp were plump and fresh. Overall not bad, but not worthy of more than the rating assigned.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Food is excellent.Wonderful personal service. Shrimp Francese is exquisite. Fried oysters are the best in the area. Great music on Fridays Brunch menus is extensive. Recommend shrimp and grits !

Date of visit: September 2019
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It is your choice. I'm sitting in the restaurant now on a Thursday evening and there is one man with shorts and a short sleeve shirt and another with blue jeans. So dress in what makes you feel comfortable.
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