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“Don't let the location fool you!”
Review of Bistro 217

Bistro 217
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't let the location fool you!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Despite its location in an unassuming roadside strip mall, Bistro 217 is a fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere, both indoors and out. Great attention was paid to every detail - whether it was food, drink, or service. Six self-proclaimed "foodies" gave this spot an enthusiastic "2 thumbs up" for menu innovation, presentation & quality of the food. The arctic char special was particularly wonderful, though the seafood pasta was a close second. The berry cobbler with homemade ice cream was divine as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank jenniferandsteve_12
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bar Menu”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The bar menu at Bistro 217 is great especially the burger and fish tacos. Burger was rated as one of the best in Southern Living magazine.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Scbump
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Good, a Little Pricey Though”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Grouper dish was excellent, crab cake sandwich nothing special compared to other local restaurants. A bit mushy, with less than an average amount of crabmeat, more than an average amount of filler.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Danny B
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellant Experience!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Went to dinner here last night with my family. What a wonderful experience we enjoyed. The place is beautiful, the service was friendly and fantastic. And the food was one of the best prepared and presented meals we have had in all of Pawleys, or for that matter anywhere else. If you are looking for a great experience, dont miss this place.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Tom0831
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Fernandina Beach, United States
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Casual Elegance”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

The food, wait staff and location is outstanding This is just a small "fantastic" restaurant in a very small strip center on Pawleys Island. A perfect place for an excellent meal if you do not want to go where tourist go.Maybe a bit pricey for some, but to get perfection you pay for it.
Will always go back here when in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Fred C. "Tucker... A
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