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“Good Food....Bad Tablr”
Review of Joy Bistro

Joy Bistro
Ranked #17 of 156 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have reviewed several restaurants and have never said anything bad about an establishment. The lesson to be learned here is the food is exceptional but never settle for the table for two that sits below and next to the bar. I immediately knew that this was not a good place to locate a table. We asked for another but were refused. During dinner the servers were constantly reaching behind us and over us to retrieve tableware settings! When I complained that this was no place to locate a table, the waitress replied: "hopefully the food will make up for it." We enjoyed the food but not the response.

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claudomy, Owner at Joy Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

I am so happy that you enjoyed the food, and I am also very sorry that we didn't have another table available. I do hope that will join us again, and if there is a certain table that you might specifically want, please let us know and we will reserve it for you.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and two others tried this resturant when they were having their Highlands Small Plate crawl. We were able to try many different dishes. Scallops, filet mignon, pork, pasta, halibut, and shrimp and grits! They were all great dishes. The service was a little slow, but it was very crowded too. Would reccommend!

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Thank LizzieNC
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Rarely do we make a trip and anticipate the restaurant,,,,but we did this time with Joy Bistro in mind. We were not disappointed. Love this little place with no more that 10-12 tables, GREAT waite staff with personalities and just the right balance of attentiveness, suggestions and help and ambiance in the establishment. All in the college town of BOONE???? YES!
Now, the place is small and there was a table of 3 60+ year old loud, obnoxious liquored-up couples who would not go away...the women were worse that the men....but that is not the Bistro's fault...some people DO NOT KOW HOW TO BEHAVE---LOL. We decided to laugh at them and enjoy our meal....
Had the Au Poivre Scallops and Haddock dish and everything was wonderful right down to the side dishes which we enjoy almost as much as the main attractions.
Had creme brulee for dessert---comes flaming!

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Thank Outlanders
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

what a surprise. sweet Boone, the college town. I loved this restaurant and had the Drum (fish) with a ceasar salad and smashed pots. delish! wine menu was great by the glass and service was fabulous. wish I lived there and could go more often. thank you!

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Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner and service very much at Joy Bistro. We like trying different food combinations and they gave us a beautiful variety to choose from on their menu and specials. We will definitely go back again when in Boone! Also, you can tell there were a lot of locals there so you know it's good when you see that! Enjoy!

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1  Thank LoriMikeCharlestonSC
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