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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The first time we ate here was an unplanned, spur of the moment thing. The second time, quite deliberate. The menu is very nice, the wine list, too. Specials always sound good. In that category, I had the grouper and, being from the gulf coast...More

1  Thank Deerprincess
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had another excellent lunch at joy Bistro. It is the best place to go in the high country for consistently fine food and dining. Two things prevent me from giving it five stars. 1. I believe the lunch menu has a few fewer items...More

1  Thank tomg2011
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The restaurant just started serving lunch this month and will through Summer and into the Fall. The food was great. I had the special of the day which was pistachio coated salmon and my wife had the burger. Burger was very good with brie cheese....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Another great place to eat in Boone. Be sure and make a reservation. The food is excellent. The service is super. Its location is deceiving. It is in a strip center but it won't disappoint.

Thank Coachmen59
Reviewed 21 May 2016

You have to look for this place in New Market Plaza in Boone, but it is worth the effort. Very good food. By far the best is the Black and Blue pasta dish - really, really rich and amazing!

1  Thank WBWT
Reviewed 16 May 2016

A Great Place to eat. We Did the Sunday brunch and were very pleased with variety of choices and 9 in party had a little of everything excellent food. Great servers and friendly staff. Chef did a wonderful job. Recommend this restaurant for a great...More

Thank jim f
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, perfectly attentive service, great venue. Exactly the upscale bistro experience we were seeking. We'll be back.

Thank David B
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This spot was highly recommended and we were looking forward to dinner. Had the lamb which sounded great by the description on the menu. Presentation was less than appealing...roasted vegetables were practically mush, the lamb had little flavor and was generally disappointing. Thought maybe deserts...More

2  Thank JLzin
claudomy, Owner at Joy Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Hello, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Most people love the lamb dish, but obviously you did not. Did you tell your server that you were unhappy? All you have to do is let us know something is...More

Reviewed 14 April 2016

You wouldn't expect to find this caliber restaurant in a shopping center, but it is AMAZING! The chef has brought together a well balanced menu of European and American inspired cuisine with many of the dishes featuring local ingredients.The filet served over Boursin Cheese mashed...More

Thank LeAnn G
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I ate so much to the point I almost had to get rolled out of there. Seriously good food and friendly staff. It was a packed as I expected it to be but maybe because it was calling for snow that night in April...Go Figure...More

Thank LaFletch
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Response from Byrd3B | Reviewed this property |
There are several outside tables in trellis garden setting that are fine with your pet(s).
7 February 2017|
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Response from pitahead | Reviewed this property |
Think resort casual. I was there in the winter time, so most people were bundled up with men in slacks/chinos with sweaters or sport jackets. Women ranged everything from fancy dresses to more casual dress pant with nice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500
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