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Bloomsbury Bistro

#51 of 1,144 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608-2400
+1 919-834-9011
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a sort of outdated front and might need a little renovation, but don't let that fool you: The chef is simply awesome and the food is good, tasty, well presented. We tried the fish of the day, lamb and duck breast. All were done with a style that is reminiscent of Michelin-starred restaurants. This is a sure-fire... More 

Thank Roberto_Stock
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have come here for years to celebrate events and just for a good quality meal. The service is very attentive. Pleasant quiet atmosphere especially in the large room - away from the bar.

Thank vandenbergh2016
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'll give Bloomsbury Bistro 5 stars as I've visited on numerous occasions and have never had a bad experience. The place has also become a bit more special and warrants a few Bonus points, as the wife and I have made it an anniversary tradition ... The staff, service, atmosphere, and food are all top notch and we love how... More 

Thank Marc C
Raleigh, NC
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

It's been years since we last visited, but we dined there this past weekend, and no wonder Bloomsbury is alive and well. A fine dining environment without being stuffy. Service was excellent. Even though there were large parties there (nicely isolated in their own private rooms, so no noise factor), our meal courses were well timed. The menu is a... More 

Thank Evin4Me
Raleigh, North Carolina
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542 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

If I get to pick, my number one choice for dining in the Triangle is the Bistro, a neighborhood favorite that offers consistently excellent fine dining. The menu changes regularly and takes advantage of seasonal and local foods. Chef John Toler is highly creative but never outrageous; the inventive flavor combinations are sometimes surprising but always strike the perfect note.... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Durham, North Carolina
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We arrived relatively late, and I always find it impressive that the food is still very good and the service very good even if it is later in the evening, as so many restaurants fall off after 8:30 or 9:00. Despite our late arrival the staff was pleasant and efficient. The menu is diverse and locally sourced, with dishes prepared... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have always hit it just right At Bloomsbury Bistro. I love this place! Elegantly served. Some local sourcing. Great little upscale local bar scene.

Thank joyceleighbowden
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have enjoyed Bloomsbury Bistro on many occasions. I even held my wedding reception there! The menu is always fresh and amazing. Something for everyone at this lovely restaurant. The staff, the food, and the atmosphere keep me coming back! I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for a unique and delicious dining experience.

Thank Michele K
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice, European style Restaraunt at Five Points. It is near the Rite Aid. The food and service are delicious. This is a high end place with very good service. This is a great place to take a date or a romance.

Thank Alan27605
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Unique menu, changes every 6 weeks or so, and always includes locally sourced ingredients. Some options are pricey but well worth the money. The cheese burger and other bar menu options are reasonably priced and never disappointing. Tony is a fantastic bartender, who can match the perfect drink for your taste or mood. He is also a very personable bartender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608-2400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-9011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?