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“Small town Gem”
Review of Bistro 1888

Bistro 1888
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in South Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $24
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Small town Gem”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200 but DO go out of your way to visit Bistro 1888 in the small town of South Boston, VA (US 360 south and US 58 west). Outstanding food, served by a charming wait staff in a very interesting old building (188?). Also reviewed in "Southern Living" magazine and winner of 3 Diamnond Award and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellent.

Very much worth the drive!

  • Visited March 2012
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5 Thank Don M
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“gGreat Food”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is so good and the people that run The Bistro are very nice.

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Luckygirl4x4
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Clayton, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best place I have been to in a long time”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We kind of stumbled on this wonderful little place a couple of years ago, and drive all the way from Clayton, NC at least twice a year to eat here. The service, food, drinks are above wonderful. I have NEVER gotten a bad dish here. From our starters to dessert.....beautiful and tasty. Best tea and martinis as well. Will be heading there for Valentine's again this year. I LOVE the salmon....

  • Visited February 2011
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2 Thank prccs
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virginia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Gem of a restaurant”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

This is a great restaurant in the small town of South Boston and if you're into good food it's probably the best place in town (others are small cafes or chain restaurants).
The oysters were excellent, coq au vin was a big hit with three of the diners and the fresh fish was very good.
Service is great but as previously stated the noise level is pretty intense when the restaurant is full.
There is a beautiful private dining room in the back called Opus that if you have a large party is well worth reserving.

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank protravel8
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Norfolk
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a find! Extraordinary food!”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

This was an absolutely exquisite dining experience. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared; the service was excellent; the wine was perfect. I was flabbergasted to find a place this good in little rural South Boston. You can't go wrong here.

  • Visited August 2011
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4 Thank dogwalkerNorfolk
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