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Bolt Bistro and Bar

#97 of 1,115 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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219 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1309 (Hargett St)
+1 919-821-0011
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I had lunch today at Bolt Bistro & Steakhouse and it was excellent! I had the Mediterranean Salmon Sandwich and Fries and it was nicely cooked to perfection. The fries were excellent and I enjoyed my lunch. The freshly squeezed Lime-aid was tasty and the Server was outstanding. I highly recommend Bolt Bistro.

Thank TravelGuy2805
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Just a short stop for drinks and snacks before graduation night downtown. can't say I was impressed with the menu cocktails - watermelon mojito had just a hint of melon flavor and the pineapple jalapeno margarita lacked the zip you'd expect from the jalapeno infusion. Bland drinks, indeed. But the apps were quite good = skip the crabcake which was... More 

Thank jimichongaJC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My husband and I went here shortly before Christmas 2015 to celebrate my new job. The blue cheese stuffed olive dirty martinis are to die for, a perfect way to celebrate anything. The seafood bisque was spectacular, fresh and flavorful, not to heavy or fishy. The crab cake appetizers were some of the best crab cakes I have ever had... More 

Thank elizmacam
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

While taking a break from NC Museum, we walked around looking for a nice lunch place. Found Bolt Bistro & Bar. Lunch was good. Prices are a little high, but it's a classy atmosphere. Service was good. As we walked out I saw 3 Trip Advisor labels on their window. It was a good choice found by accident.

Thank WrtravlCor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Had post graduation lunch with my family! This is a great place for a group lunch with something for everyone. The service was excellent! Will definitely go back to enjoy a Raleigh Mull on the patio!

Thank Decade4LivingLife
Nashville, Tennessee
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132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

From the first impression when you walk in the Bolt Bistro and Bar it appears to be a very upscale eatery. We had a private dining area upstairs which provide a good seating arrangement for our large team. The staff was very attentive, but that is where the good stuff ends. We ordered several starters include fried calamari which tasted... More 

Thank Stevepredfan
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

For my daughters 20th birthday my wife and I took her to dinner at Bolt Bistro and Bar. Good choice. The inside has an upscale industrial feel to it. We started our evening off as Brian (our Server) making recommendations for beverages and appetizers. His wine recommendations were spot on for what we were looking for based upon our taste... More 

Thank Rob H
Louisville, Kentucky
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141 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

My wife and I were in Raleigh for the night staying at the Marriott City Center. The Bolt is down the street and the Bellman said it was pretty good. We went into the restaurant around 6:30PM. I was surprised that there was only two tables with with people eating. There are booths and tables on the floor. The tables... More 

Thank FLJ021251
Moscow, Russia
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

The starters were quite good and the file mignon I ordered was at the right point. The waiter tilted a glass of water without apologizing, no big problem.

Thank anders_brazil
Hayden Lake, Idaho
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200 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I took my son here for his 30th birthday with some friends. For a nice restaurant it is very loud and difficult to converse, which is what we wanted to do. The food items are very limited, we probably would of been happier with the lunch menu, which we looked at. No matter, we ordered food and appetizers, and drank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1309
    (Hargett St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-0011
The concept of Bolt is to bring a sleek, clean, approachable, and affordable dining experience to Downtown Raleigh. Our chefs are working on a local infused menu from North Carolina which is rich with culinary culture and Bolt is committed to bringing an exciting selection for all to enjoy. Bolt’s menu has been developed to be true to its bistro concept to deliver a wide array of options to satisfy any palette from our flatbreads to our sliders, salads, variety of fish, steaks and pastas. We offer a great selection of wine by the glass, pricing from $5-$12! We also offer great local craft beers; bottles and draft. Bolt also offers a great space for your private party where we are able to host corporate, pharmaceutical, or wedding rehearsals. We have wireless capabilities for your broadcasts or meeting requirements. We also offer catering for any size parties. Bolt offers a private elevator entrance for our VIP functions. We offer the only heated outdoor dining on Fayetteville Street

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?