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Bistro on the Boulevard

4.5
4.5
516 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Exciting New American Restaurant & Full Bar featuring casual neighborhood atmosphere.
FRESH FOOD PREPARED FROM SCRATCH. And nightly Chef Specials too!
Large covered patio for outdoor seating.

Various Live Entertainment on Weekends, Thursday Night Live Jazz,
Trivia Tuesdays!

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Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 369-1332

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kevin Schwab

  • Catering

    Most menu items are available for catering. Please call or email BistroOnTheBlvd@gmail.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room is available in upstairs area of restaurant. Parties, Receptions, Meetings, and Get-Togethers are welcome!

  • Private party contact

    BistroOnTheBlvd@gmail.com: (803) 369-1332

  • Area

    Irmo

  • Cross Street

    Less than 1 mile from I-26 on left in Tuscany Village Centre

  • Parking Details

    Parking in front and rear. Entrance to restaurant from both parking areas.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment Weekend Nights!

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Fried Green TomatoesUS$18.00

    Three Lightly Battered Green Tomatoes topped with Herb Goat Cheese, Smoked Salmon, House Pickled Onions and drizzled with a Triple Berry Jam

    • Bang Bang ShrimpUS$14.00

      Six Crispy Shrimp tossed in Bang Bang Sauce on a bed of Arcadian Harvest Lettuce

      • Brisket Deviled EggsUS$14.00

        Deviled Eggs topped with Slow Roasted Brisket on Shoestring Potatoes drizzled with a Fire Roasted Tomato & Jalapeno Aioli

        • Chef's Board

          A smorgasbord of Chef's rotating selections. Ask your server for details!

          • Market Price

        Salads

        Add Chicken, Shrimp or Salmon to any Salad. Ask Server for Pricing

        • The Bistro SaladUS$13.00

          Spring Mix Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Croutons, Your choice salad dressing

          • House Caesar SaladUS$13.00

            Crispy Romaine, Parmesan Cheese, Asiago Ciabatta Croutons, Tossed in Housemade Caesar Dressing

            • Strawberry Pecan SaladUS$13.00

              Spring Mix Lettuce, Strawberries, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Spiced Pecans, Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

              • Nicoise SaladUS$14.00

                Spring Mix Lettuce, Smoked Olives, Boiled Egg, Marble Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

                Steaks

                • Grilled RibeyeUS$40.00

                  14oz Beef Ribeye, Merlot Compound Butter, Choice of two sides

                  • Grilled FiletUS$42.00

                    8oz Beef Tenderloin, Bordelaise Sauce, Choice of two sides

                    • Dry-Aged Steak of the Week

                      • Market Price

                    Entrées

                    • Seafood PastaUS$32.00

                      Mussels, Clams, Scallops, Shrimp, Capers and Linguini Pasta tossed in a Lemon Buerre Blanc Sauce

                      • Creole SalmonUS$32.00

                        Dirty Gator Rice, Fried Okra, Cajun Shrimp Mornay

                        • Herb Crusted Pork TenderloinUS$30.00

                          Prosciutto, Spinach & Brie Risotto, Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce, Baby Rainbow Carrots

                          • Bucatini & BallsUS$26.00

                            Bucatini Pasta, Marinara Sauce, House made Chicken Meatballs, Shaved Parmesan

                            • Seared ScallopsUS$38.00

                              Green Pea Pure', Crispy Prosciutto, Limoncello Sauce

                              • Tuna TartareUS$28.00

                                Marinated Ahi Tuna, Mango, Edamame, Crab Mayo, Dragon Sauce, Crispy Wontons, Sticky Rice Balls

                                Handhelds

                                • Bistro BurgerUS$16.00

                                  Our signature blend of Chuck, Brisket and Short Rib Burger, Applewood Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Red Onion on a Brioche Bun, Choice of one Side

                                  • Grouper TacosUS$18.00

                                    Cucumber Mango Relish, Queso Fresco, Cilantro Lime Aioli. Choice of one side

                                    Sides

                                    • French Fries

                                      • Whipped Potatoes

                                        • Truffle Fingerlings

                                          • Brussel Sprouts

                                            • Broccolini

                                              • Butter Braised Baby Carrots

                                                Last updated: 24 March 2022

                                                What 516 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.5
                                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.4Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                • 4Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                  rustyv

                                                  Dallas

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  First time visiting the area… Bartenders were spot on and the food was really good. Great tacos and margarita for a bistro! Lol will definitely go back and try some more dishes

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Food was fabulous as was the service. The band was a little too loud for the space. We had to yell to have a conversation (4 at our table). Would definitely go back.

                                                3. JM

                                                  JerryM

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  The food was good but not enough to choose from. Service , our waitress was Great. To many employee's mulling around especially at the pod-em was very distracting. When I made a reservation it wanted too know of any special occasion and I replied 55th Anniversary but never was brought up. Disappointed ! I would recommend it to my friends , but tell them not to expect a special place .

                                                4. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Mother’s Day brunch

                                                5. MM

                                                  MikeM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a great Mother’s Day Brunch at Bistro! A very special day made better by great food and even better service!

                                                6. MK

                                                  MelissaK

                                                  Charleston

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                  Love this place, but decided we will not visit on these special occasion events. Small menu which was fine, ordered 2 different things, and sides were iced cold and had to be sent back--did not even look good on the plate. Small pricepoint was the only offset that made us have a Happy mothers Day in sopite..Slovenian wine was a plus, sweet wait staff busting butt..we will be back on a "regular" nite. best

                                                7. M

                                                  Michael

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                  Nice restaurant, friendly and professional staff. We went on a busy weekend and at a late time so they were out of many of the choices of dishes, but we were made aware of that by the hostess and waitress with apologies. I think if we went on a different day it probably would have been more enjoyable. We will try again sometime and see if our experience would be better.

                                                8. EM

                                                  ErikaM

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and atmosphere! We tried something new and were very pleased.

                                                9. JC

                                                  JamallC

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall1food1service4ambience2

                                                  The food was not tasty. The portions were great but the taste was not impressive. The booth was uncomfortably small. The table was literally so close it pushed up against my stomach. My guest was not happy with the food either or cocktails.

                                                10. ES

                                                  EmmaS

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Food was really good, a bit pricey but worth it! And the waitress was super nice, recommended us amazing drinks

                                                11. t

                                                  tennisgirl

                                                  Charleston

                                                  64 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  64 reviews

                                                  Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                  overall5food3service4ambience4

                                                  Mixed review – some of the items were very good, and some were not so good. The Cajun salmon was way too saucy. It had an abundance of some gravy-ish sauce on the bottom. It has been better in the past. The oysters were excellent as well as the burgers. Service was excellent. Loved that the live music was background music and not like a concert volume!

                                                12. LN

                                                  LovelleN

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                  Prices have gone up over the last year. But still great food! Miss the shrimp and grits on the menu

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charleston

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                  I requested outdoor seating, and we were sat inside. We have been to the Bistro several times in the past, but this was our first time back since their manager for several years had left. For a Friday night, it was not busy which was concerning. The food was good, and service was excellent. The menu prices and several menu items have changed. We used to love the shrimp on the fried green tomatoes and they no longer serve that. We will probably be back.

                                                14. CM

                                                  ChadM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  My girlfriend and I love this place. Thursday night band is fantastic. Food is very good, the service is even better! Of the multiple times we’ve eaten here, every server has been terrific. That’s unusual

                                                15. LW

                                                  LWP1

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Salmon dish was fantastic. Ribeye was very thin. Food was delicious but steak was really small.

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved our server Annie! She made our 10th wedding anniversary wonderful! We will be back for date nights & bring our kids to eat outside.

                                                17. B

                                                  bobB

                                                  London

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Very nice food well presented with good service.

                                                18. ET

                                                  EdwardT

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food was very good, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone Thank you

                                                19. AC

                                                  AngelaC

                                                  Mississippi

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We always enjoy Bistro on the Boulevard. We tried the chefs board appetizer and split an entree because it was a lot of amazing food! The soft shell crab special was fantastic and Zaid who was our waiter was incredibly attentive and ensured that we had what we needed without being intrusive. Wonderful experience!

                                                20. SA

                                                  SueA

                                                  New England

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                  Likely not try again.. Drinks were okay - first tasted more medicinal the second better... Food okay - not great. Salad swimming in dressing and not in good way. The bone marrow appetizer was enjoyable. Main courses, too much sauce on the salmon. The steak was better. Atmosphere was noicy.

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charlotte

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                  overall2food3service5ambience3

                                                  Our server was great, but just didn't quite understand the vibe of this place. The prices are as much as Hall's for steaks, but the ambiance and dress code of O'Charleys. I don't mind paying for great food, but this just missed the mark at this price point and decor.

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food Great service Live music best on Thursday

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service and delicious food.

                                                24. RZ

                                                  RickZ

                                                  Denver

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We missed the live music that had been there before.

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 18 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The food was amazing! We are always on the lookout for next level dining and this place did not disappoint!

                                                26. AD

                                                  AnnieD

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 February 2022

                                                  overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                  Ambience was good (live music), however food was undercooked. Ordered a $40 filet as medium well, brussel sprouts, and truffle potatoes. The filet came out medium rare, brussel sprouts were bitter and hard, and potatoes looked like steak fries. The presentation of the dish was also poor - food was sliding all over the plate and looked sloppy. For one of their most expensive items on the menu, I expected better attention to detail and proper cooking. Will not be back and would not recommend.

                                                27. BH

                                                  BHal

                                                  Chicago

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 February 2022

                                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                  We ate outdoors. Before the pandemic we enjoyed this restaurant many times. This was our first restaurant visit in 2 years. I ordered filet mignon m-rare, but it was rare. I spent $300 with tip for 3 people. I told them it was for a birthday when I made the online reservation, but it didn’t get acknowledged by the restaurant during the meal, so I wonder why they even ask.

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a pleasure to dine at the Bistro. Steve and his staff are great.

                                                29. JA

                                                  JimA

                                                  Cincinnati

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Never eaten her before but had a great meal with great service.

                                                30. K

                                                  Kelly

                                                  Charleston

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Perfect Valentines dinner! We had oysters, scallops, and halibut and all were delicious. The manager suggested a delicious Lodi zinfandel, which we enjoyed. Amazing food, service and ambiance. One of the best restaurants in Columbia. Support local!

                                                31. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Steve and the crew are always great, love this place!

                                                32. t

                                                  tonyt

                                                  Western NC

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                  our server ZAID was awesome---great customer service, an asset to your establishment

                                                33. JH

                                                  JosephH

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                  Good place kick back and enjoy a night out. Even better when the there is live music.

                                                34. JG

                                                  JennyG

                                                  Charleston

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 3 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Our food was delicious and the staff is always so friendly!

                                                35. R

                                                  Robl

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                  overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                  Service was slow and had to ask for drink refills multiple times and they were not short staffed. Food was ok. Pork and ribeye were over cooked.

                                                36. PL

                                                  PatrickL

                                                  Charleston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 28 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is one of our favorite places to dine on Friday or Saturday evening. It has a very comfortable feel and the food is phenomenal! With live music for a mature audience and being recognized as regular patrons we feel right at home. Make this a place for your regular date night and you will not be disappointed.

                                                37. s

                                                  shatcher

                                                  Charleston

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Alyssa waited on us and she is the best! She made great drink and food recommendations for dinner. Our table shared an appetizer special, which was a jalapeno pepper stuff w brisket - delicious! I had the pork tenderloin and it was served w a brown gravy/sauce - so tender and flavorful! If Amy is working the bar, order a lemon drop martini!

                                                38. S

                                                  Swingbill

                                                  Charleston

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 January 2022

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  Average food with limited menu. Service was good and had live music.

                                                39. SP

                                                  SelinaP

                                                  Charleston

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                  overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                  The service and ambience was awesome. The menu was slim and the cook refuse to serve well done meat. When I sent my dish back he just dug the pink meat out and sent it back to me. Needless to say I sent that meal back. The appetizer was fried mozzarella balls but they were cold inside and I was told that kept the cheese from seeping out. It's was horrible and I didn't eat or send it back. Just wasted my money. I ended up eating a salad and I was very disappointed with this restaurant. We will not be back.

                                                40. AR

                                                  AngieR

                                                  Charleston

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 18 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Service and food were excellent as always! We took our kids for the first time and the kids’ menu didn’t disappoint either.

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                FAQs

                                                Bistro on the Boulevard does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bistro on the Boulevard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 369-1332.

                                                Bistro on the Boulevard is rated 4.5 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                Booked 14 times today
                                                Google Map for Bistro on the Boulevard

                                                1085 Lake Murray Boulevard Irmo, SC 29063

                                                Dining areas

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross Street

                                                  Less than 1 mile from I-26 on left in Tuscany Village Centre

                                                • Area

                                                  Irmo

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  Parking in front and rear. Entrance to restaurant from both parking areas.

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive Chef

                                                  Kevin Schwab

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  Live Entertainment Weekend Nights!

                                                • Additional

                                                  Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (803) 369-1332

                                                • Catering

                                                  Most menu items are available for catering. Please call or email BistroOnTheBlvd@gmail.com for more information.

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  Private room is available in upstairs area of restaurant. Parties, Receptions, Meetings, and Get-Togethers are welcome!

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  BistroOnTheBlvd@gmail.com: (803) 369-1332

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