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Bloomsbury Bistro

#39 of 1,115 Restaurants in Raleigh
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509 W Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27608-2400
+1 919-834-9011
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Raleigh, NC
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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496 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank joyceleighbowden
Raleigh
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Michele K
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Alan27605
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Charles K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

i went on the day of their new menu, we had caspacio with a dollop of cucumber sherbet. It was refreshing, well seasoned, innovative,in other words perfect. I had the special which was halibut with veggies and capers, again very nice, fresh, the fish was perfectly cooked and the capers added this extra special taste. the desserts, Cashew crusted fried... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit Bloomsbury Bistro for our 14th wedding anniversary last Thursday. Our server, Bill, was extremely nice and passionate about his job! Their bread and butter is delicious. I ordered the Zucchini Feta Griddle cakes that came with grilled vegetables and a risotto base. It was so delicious I saved 1/2 of it for lunch the next... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Bloomsbury is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant at "five points". The entrees are thoughtfully prepared with delicious sides, and the service is top notch. The atmosphere is "ok", the wallpaper is a bit dated. The food is delicious, just wish there were more appetizers, entrees, and the addition of nightly specials.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?