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“A too well kept secret”
Review of Bistro 536 - CLOSED

Bistro 536
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 November 2012

This place is one revelation in the area. Well "hidden" next to a Subway restaurant (btw this last got an amazing int'l staff that worth a stop), the outside look doesn't give a clue about what great restaurant is hidden inside. The personnel is very polite and the menu choices so attractives it invites to come more than once. We were five - including a three years old - and all got food you would expect in some grands restaurants. No exageration. The only backside, and that's one that can be corrected easily from the restaurant owners: the wine was not served at good temperature. A simple rule: a light red (e.g. Beaujolais) is best at 59F (15C), and a very strong/solid red (e.g. Saint-Emilion) at 64.4F (18C). Hence, it was very sad to get a "good" Californian red wine at over 75F. Forget the wine and this restaurant shall get a mention in a travel guide. A must.

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Thank Luc P
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Great food, interesting selections, reasonable prices, pleasant ambiance and to top things off - Wednesday and Saturday nights have all their bottles of wines at 50% off.

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Thank JohnnyG64
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

we stayed at Hampton Inn at Daniel Island and looked for a good and pricy restaurant wich is not too far via Tripadvisor. So we found the address of Bistro 536, took those address and went to our car, but our GPS (Garmin Nüvi) couldnt find that address. So we had to use our smartphones Google to find the restaurant. When we arrived there, we couldnt believe, that the mentioned restaurant is there really to find, dark windows and behind some burning candles. We came in and got a warm welcome, the food and drinks we got were excellent and service as well. Restaurants boss was really friendly and attentive. We ordered a 3 course set menu and everything was very well, paid appr. 25 USD per person including drinks.
We are on a 14 days trip through the states, and what we got at Bistro 536 was the most excellent food and service, which we got in this time.

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Thank Jovanni B
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

I found them through the purchase of a Groupon. We live out of town, but travel often to the Charleston area. They are located in a shopping center and our first thought when pulling up was hesitation, but once inside, we were thrilled! Nicely decorated, with booths, tables and lighting. Jazz style music playing softly in the background. We started with Calamari appetizer. It was some of the best I've ever had. Very tender and just lightly dusted with flour before frying. Tossed with pepperoncini and served over fresh shredded greens (spinach I think). My husband had the Seafood Fettucini. He loved it, scallops and shrimp cooked perfectly and tossed in lovely sauce with sundried tomatoes and olives. Generous portion, he couldn't finish all the pasta. I had the Proscuitto wrapped Salmon. Also excellent! The Salmon was very tender and moist and the Proscuitto on the outside cooked nice and crisp. Great value overall!

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Thank elena s
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My wife and I ate an amazing dinner at Bisto 536. The service was top notch. Half price wine night, bread and dipping sauce, and some serious fine dinning food. We are not really "foodies" but this downhome cooking was delicous. We ate the fried chicken and hanger steak. The food was rich, but there was a good amount. Not like some of the other reasturants where the portions are the size of appetizers. The tea was extra sweet, I had them cut it with unsweet. We will definately be going back, next time to try their brunch. It is in a shopping center, and the atmosphere isn't the best around, but there are cloth napkins, dim lighting, and nice paintings on the wall. The prices are listed on their menu, the dinner is a little on the expensive side, but the food is really good value.

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Thank wm49555
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