First time in your restaurant tonight as we are from out of town. Sarah was our great waitress, our meal was superb and the band was outstanding. We want to come again and will visit on our return to visit with our grandson in April. Kudos to your staff. Will recommend you to all our friends. Thanks! Pat & Maggie
Where have you been - Bistro. We are often out in this area to see movies and want a different place to eat. I had no idea this little place was around. we stumbled upon it and wow! The service is devine, the atmosphere very nice, and the menu offers something for everyone. I had the VooDoo Skillet and it was one of the best things I think have ever had (Blackened Certified Angus tips, gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, onions & red peppers served with horseradish sauce.) It is an appetizer but it was my dinner. I am allergic to shrimp but they had no problem substituting more sausage for the shrimp. I'll be back - often.
We were looking for a place to take our son after he completed AIT training and he wanted a steak. This popped up and looked close enough and had good reviews so we tried it and were amazed! He and my husband had the ribeyes and thought they were the best! I had the ahi tuna and boy was it delicious! If we ever come to SC again we are coming here! Worth the drive from wherever you are in SC
One of the employees at the hotel we were staying at recommended Bistro on the Boulevard; what a diamond in the rough! A great atmosphere with live music but the food turned out to be surprisingly outstanding. We ordered the stuffed pork chop, salmon and Cajun pasta; all three dishes were phenomenal! Our waiter was very familiar the menu and gave us outstanding recommendations. I can't wait to return to this restaurant what I am in town again.
While on business in Columbia we stayed at the Residence Inn in Irmo, SC and they recommended The Bistro as a great restaurant to eat. It's several blocks from the hotel, but it is clearly worth a trip! The food was GREAT. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. It was a real surprise for a new restaurant. The manager, Tripp was engaged and the staff were responsive. They must have hired the best chef in the city, because this is the best food I've eaten in Columbia, South Carolina...and there are a lot of competing restaurants. This is clearly a neighborhood gem, but it won't be patronized for long by people who live nearby. Folks will be driving some distances to enjoy the great food and service!
My in-laws live in Little Mountain and we planned to have dinner at Motor Supply in Columbia. We got a late start and cancelled our reservations. I found the bistro on trip advisor and we decides to give it a try. The food was awesome and so was the service. We started with the ahi tuna and had the sea bass for dinner. It was excellent! So glad to see a locally owned restaurant in irmo. An exceptional artist, Alex Christi, was singing and we had a wonderful meal! The owner was very sweet and made a point to say hello while we were there. We will be back!
Nice to find such good food, fresh ingredients, and not deep fried. Ahi tuna was perfect and the veal piccata to die for. In a moment of weakness I also had to order the peach cobbler with ice cream. Wine list could be better but found a decent Coppola Pinot Noir that was quite good and reasonably priced. Service was prompt and interior decor very comfortable. We'll be back often.
Great evening with family and friends. Who cares how the food taste, this place is great. However, the food is actually delicious. Great choice of menu items and there is something for everyone. They have a large selection of appetizers. The drinks are awesome--also a large selection of wines and beer. Everyone in our group ordered differently and it was so good that several us shared. The shrimp and grits were excellent. We went on a Friday night and what a treat as there was a live band. The service is exceptional. This little restaurant has everything you could possibly ask for in a night out. Great food and atmosphere. My only regret is that I didn't get there earlier and stay later. I plan on being a regular.
We had lunch at Bistro on the Boulevard last week. Was a very pleasant experience. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and decor. There's a large patio area for dining alfresco which is wonderful in SC in Spring and Fall. The menu is varied and has something for everyone. I had the filet tips and they were so tender and tasty. My husband had the grilled hamburger steak smothered in onions. Both of us enjoyed it very much and made reservations to return with a group of friends. Nice to find a place that makes reservations!
We were really surprised at the meal we had in Irmo, SC at the Bistro. I would not label it fine dining, but the food served was excellent. The menu is not large, but there are enough different choices offered. Our server Trip was awesome. I would wait on a table to have him as a server again! The restaurant and bar area are in one space, and it's a bit loud, but not disturbing. It is the best meal we have had in Irmo, and three adults had a lovely dinner for under 60 dollars! We would recommend this to anyone in the Lake Murray area.
We had to get the crab legs special again. I have been craving them since the week before. They are so FAT and SWEET - quite the treat. We got another pound to go! This is a fun and exciting restaurant to dine. We recommend to everyone to try.
first time eating there and was very satisfied. good sized portions, knowledgeable waiter, a nice change from regular chain restaurants. already planning a return trip.
my wifes food was great. she loved it, my food was very good, my daughter's burger was very pink and bloody we sent it back the new one came out quickly. overall the food and service was great, restaurant was very clean. we will return.
Truly enjoyed the dining experience. The food was amazing and the staff was great.
Great food, good service, will go again.
Conveniently located in Irmo close to the shopping areas but off Harbison Blvd, this restaurant offers interesting Southern fusion menu. We selected their various hamburgers for our meals, and were not disappointed. The house burger is a generous, thick portion, all-beef and juicy. The jalapeño burger is an equally tasty burger with additional spice of the hot peppers. Even the kids burger is a generous, hand-made portion, and a far cry from generic, pre-made ones which are so common at other family-style mid-priced restaurant. On the evening we were there, a live musician provided entertainment for the guests. While a little loud for the little ones inside, it could be pleasantly enjoyed from the patio.
The food is always good at Bistro. The atmosphere is also very nice.
fantastic food, outstanding service and very friendly personnel!
Enjoyed a glass of wine on the patio with some live music. What's not to love about that? :-)
The atmosphere was great for a nice date.
Server was knowledgable on menu and the manager visited the table and spent time discussing the restaurant. Seafood specials were presented and prepared perfect.