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“Almost got off on the wrong foot... but rescued by a new waiter”

Passerelle French Bistro
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Ranked #37 of 958 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 19, 2014

At first the gals at the front desk seemed a bit snooty and unaccommodating as we walked in without prior reservations... however, since at least 1/2 of the tables were empty as I glanced around after they said "we have a waiting list"... we were rescued by what appeared to be a seasoned waiter. In fact it was Garrett's 3rd day there. We were seated instantly and spent the entire stay delighted in the antics and conversation of our very friendly and accommodating waiter. Garrett got a nice tip.

As foodies we had taken dinner elsewhere that evening and were in for refreshments and some dessert. We opted for the Creme caramel and Chocolate tort and a single Kings Cider (a hot toddy). We shall return for dinner one night soon.

This place is at a perfect location to grab a quick lunch or dinner after a stroll in Falls Park and perch yourself for some ultimate people watching.

SaleebScore: Food: 8/10, Service: 10/10 ;) , Value 7/10, Overall: 8/10

NOTE: 1/2 off on select bottles of vine on Wednesdays 5PM until.

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Thank JPSaleebyMD
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Right at the bridge spanning the river to Falls Park. Outdoor or indoor dining. One of my favorites are the mussels in wine. You can have just a glass of wine, salad or a full course meal. Don't miss stopping in.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, wonderful recommendations from server, good value. These guys over delivered on the experience. We''ll be back to Greenville in that we are very enamored with the city and let there be no doubt...we'll go back to Passarelle Bistro.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

People watching venue at its best, with an impeccable view of the River. We saw a free table on the patio and snagged it for a glass of French wine. It was a lovely setting, but you should ask for "tastes" of the wines before committing to an order, many are dry.

Our waiter was attentive at first, but when we noted we were just there for a glass of wine we didnt see him for a long while. We asked for an appetizer menu and it never arrived. What a disappointment, as we could easily have been talked into dinner. When we had finished our wine, no service was to be found. Stephanie even went in to the main restaurant and inquired, and then 10 minutes later went back in again asking for our check. When the waiter finally arrived he asked if we wanted anything, and Chip said, "why yes, the check!" And the waiter had to go get it... unreal. Poor form.

The view might be enticing but the service is sub par. The wine list seems impressive, but taste may prove otherwise. A seasoned waiter would know their wines and how to serve customers. We likely won't be back, considering Greenville has SO much to offer.

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Thank StephNOwen
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place has a great location, but below average food. I was here for lunch with a friend & very disappointed. My chicken salad was overloaded with mayo & served on white bread! White bread, seriously? It said it came with a petite salad, in truth it was two pieces of lettuce on the plate and I did not taste any dressing. We had also got the salmon croquettes that were burned on the outside & pure mush on the inside. Our waiter had no clue what he was doing and was also very slow. Do not come here if you are on a lunch break from work! He also disappeared with my friends credit card for almost 15 min. We finally flagged him down to get it back because we just wanted to leave! I will not come here again.

Thank beautyqueen416
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